mmkuchi Posts: 157 ✭✭
Had 2 bad cigars in a row ....one is the Dunhill from the last cigar of the month club and Don Pepin Garcia Original. Both of them are completely clogged....I gave the Dunhill couple pokes using the paper clip, didn't work....gave it up. And today it's the Pepin, so gave it some more patience; it didn't open up the draw until mid way, and started to keep extinguishing.. SAD...
Or not rested long enough in your humidor, maybe. Sometimes newly bought sticks can take a few weeks to get acclimated.
Draw problems are the single most annoying thing to me. I hate when cigar is a chore to smoke.
To the Pepin, it came I believe in last week, and was kept in a 68%-70% environment. I will try another stick tomorrow to see if it's just a problem with that particular stick or it's the rh.
Hopefully it goes better next time, these are normally very solid performers, at least they have been for me. Good luck
Shipping can really screw up humidity and temp which seem to really affect draw.
A moth of rest is my minimum (unless I can't wait to fire one up, but I don't attribute any burn issues to the cigar then)
This ^^^ plus the DPG is a tighter roll than the A.M. It's my opinion that the tighter a stick is rolled the more sensitive it is to rh. I agree that a months rest is minimum, I think that it takes at least that long to stabilize to a change in humidity. Of course it might have been just a bum stick that slipped through Q.C. it happens.