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Mold or ploom?

mkurtmkurt Posts: 1
Just got a box of 20 of these and some have this stuff in them...a few look like they have minor white/gray fuzz in the foot too. 

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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will it wipe off? If so, then it is mold. Looks fuzzy to my eye. I say mold
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That be mold. 
    Shine a light on it. If it looks sparkly (kind of like fine sugar), it's plume. If it looks fuzzy, it's mold.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That mold I wiped off my Tatuaje Tattoo the other night was sparkly, and the wrapper felt stiff, but it was a recent purchase so | Iigured mold or mineral deposits instead because it's almost never plume.
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,238 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    If you take a look with a magnifying glass and see hairy looking stuff, it is mold. 
    If you see tiny crystals, it's plume.

    I still do not understand how they can be mistaken for each other.

    Imagine a cigar sprinkled with a very fine powder of salt, evenly coated coarsely across the wrapper.
    That is plume/bloom.

    Now, imagine blothy patches of veey fine hairs, usually in patches of small circles or uneven powdery texture, such as shown by the image. That is mold.

    And plume does not occur on the foot, while mold loves the foot.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.
    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    That's mold wipe it and smoke it now or isolate it... Don't want it to infect other cigars. Also if you do wipe it do it away from all your cigars 
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,203 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd send that back to where you got it. 
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  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,443 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've always heard if it's on the foot then toss it. Otherwise just wipe it off and enjoy. That's what I've always done and so far it's not killed me. But definitely take some pics and show them to whoever you bought them from. 
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