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christian1971christian1971 Posts: 443 ✭✭
I smoked a cigar outside and it was pretty humid and hot.  Can this effect the lack of taste or flavor I'm getting from the cigar. Just tasted like warm air. 

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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What cigar?
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  • christian1971christian1971 Posts: 443 ✭✭
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  • christian1971christian1971 Posts: 443 ✭✭
    I did get some flavor, but it seemed washed out in the heat and humidity. Smokes do imo taste better in fall when it gets colder. 
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,726 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's possible. What you've ate and drank might apply as well. Cigars are very dependent on the world around them.
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  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wayne @Wylaff is absolutely right, the temp and humidity can have an effect but your palate, food, drink etc and many other factors have an even bigger impact and likely have a bigger impact than just that. Could also be a dud of a cigar or combination of it all ;)

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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In my experience, when a stick is too moist I get that "hot air" taste. The extra moisture heats up the cigar and washes out the flavor. Hot and humid weather would definitely contribute if the stick is already a little wet.
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  • christian1971christian1971 Posts: 443 ✭✭

    My cigar was stored properly. Just didn't know ambient humidity would have immediate effect on cigar smoking experience.


  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,078 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Here in dampish DullAware I get a different effect... 

    The cigar burns OK for a bit, but as I'm sucking damp into it the burn slows... until about mid-way the damn thing studges up, turns sour, and dies. If I give the dead end a squeeze, I find that it's turned hard as a rock. I don't wanna re-light the thing cause that tastes awful. I might cut back behind the hard section and start again. But dor me, the flavor doesn't wash out, it sours.

    A broadleaf wrapper helps a lot. A looser pack helps some. Touch-ups don't help much at all.

    I think they don't put enough volado in cigars as a rule. When I roll my own for damp weather, I lean toward thinner leaf filler -- viso, wrapper scraps, and the like. I will roll them with the filler a bit crunchy, and the body looser.

    Got 93% humidibbiditty here this morning. But the good news is, it's sposed to drop to 61% by the time it hits 90 degrees this afternoon.

    It's a jungle out there, I tell ya.
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  • AlbinfkAlbinfk Pittstown,NYPosts: 1,943 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Having the same problem in upstate NY. Gotta get the smoking lounge built in the basement this fall.
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,174 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yes
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  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I only enjoy a cigar in the evening after work while relaxing on the deck. When it's too damn hot and this freaking humid I may not have one for a while....I just don't enjoy it. Perhaps if I install an exhaust fan in my man cave that will change:)
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  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some times if in the afternoon I have made up my mind on my evening smoke, I will put it in an empty cigar box I keep in my garage where I smoke.  I do this only when humidity is super high.  9-10 hours later when I light it up I find it to perform better than if I just take it out of the humidor.  I used to dry box inside, but Peter told me to let it acclamat in its smoking climate. 
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That's the way to do it... works for me too.  The hard part is making up your mind what to smoke that far in advance and then sticking with it.
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  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree Peter, never know what mood il actually be in after work.
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