Cedar wrapped cigars, any special instructions?

RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 793 ✭✭✭✭✭
I've recently purchased a box of cigars which are cedar wrapped. Is there any special instructions for keeping them in my humidor? I would assume the cedar helps hold their humidity a little easier.
Long days and pleasant nights,

Roland

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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You'll hear opinions on both sides, and both make sense.

    My take is that cedar is way more decorative than functional, and if there's even a slight chance that a sleeve around my cigar can promote mold or moisture problems because of the trapped air/enclosed space, then I'm pulling off the cedar sleeve before I store it.  I admit that's a little paranoid, but I see no reason to leave them on just so they can look purdy...  they have to come off before you smoke the cigars anyway, may as well come off right away.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0
    Same as Peter. ---^

    Some Fuentes have been known to develop mold under cedar. If you are going to age these for a long time, I'd yank em off, otherwise you should be fine if it's just for a few months. 

    Congrats on in the box purchase. 
    "There's three parts to making a great cigar. There's the science and the know-how, the experience. There's the art, which is the judgment call, that feel that you know exactly what to do. But there's something else: the inspiration. And I consider that very spiritual."

  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 7,302 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't leave them in sleeves or tubes just because of the chance of mold. 
  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 365 ✭✭✭
    I agree with Peter, they have to come off eventually, might as well be right away. No sense risking a couple hundred bucks worth of cigars!
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,211 ✭✭✭✭✭
    However and also,.....If you keep cedar sleeved sticks in a tubo, the two different mold enhancers cancel each other out. No mold, guaranteed.
  • johnnyBjohnnyB UtardedPosts: 1,538 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about the uncle Lee's , do you guys take the wrap off of these?
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  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't personally no. 

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    Cedar needs to go as said tubes are iffy at best but pretty much all the rest of the wrapper/cello stuff is fine. There is one tube that I really like though and that is daviddoffs! It has a cut out so it will let the tube breath and they are just a great idea!
    Money can't buy taste
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Haven't seen that Lee, only seen the wood tubes on some th the Thousand series which is way kewl!

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,840 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.
  • Ryan1990Ryan1990 NCPosts: 526 ✭✭✭✭
    That's... awesome?
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 6,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd have to give that a try to see whether or not the 1/4" of cedar being burned and drawing its smoke through the cigar does anything to the flavor.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,840 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ryan1990 said:
    That's... awesome?
    I'd be afraid of lighting the whole thing on fire and ruining everything.
    I'd be the guy stoping out the fire I created trying that.
    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.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,340 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure what to think, never seen it lit that way before. Seems like a lot of ash and burning cedar when he unwraps it to toss the cedar. 
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • dirtdudedirtdude LaughlinPosts: 4,967 ✭✭✭✭✭
    what if there was mold under there
    A little dirt never hurt
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,580 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It would be just like a cedar spill, would it not?
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I struggle to call that a "perfectly lit cigar" lol, but a neat party trick then yeah sure thing. I wouldn't have an issue if he had just taken off and as Wayne said use it as a cedar spill, just not my cup of tea with it still on the stick. 

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    @90+_Irishman on the thousand series if you have any you will notice I sliver of the tube is cut out...rotate the tube and it will expose the cedar. It's for storage and travel. 
    Money can't buy taste
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Neat thanks Lee!

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
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