Cigars have no flavor after being in humidor

Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
Usually when I buy cigars, or receive my monthly subscription, I immediately put the cigars in my humidor and let them sit for about a month.  This was not an issue until I recently took up the hobby of smoking again. Now after I remove a cigar and smoke it, the flavor is missing. They all taste the same, which is just like something burning but no real flavor. I thought it was just me until yesterday when I bought a cigar and smoked it immediately. The flavor was so noticeable and exactly why I started smoking years ago. I use boveda packs also. Did I do something wrong to my humidor?

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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    If the humidor was out of use for awhile you need to reseason it. Sounds like your sticks are dry.
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 6,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Make sure to use salt and pepper when you season it. Adds a lot of flavor.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    Make sure to use salt and pepper when you season it. Adds a lot of flavor.

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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So that's why all my cigars have a peppery taste.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    So that's why all my cigars have a peppery taste.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,322 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Before anybody says anything, I am aware of my hypocritical behavior. (I'm making fun of corny jokes on this thread while making a corny joke another thread.)  
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Who says I am joking?
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,554 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soak it in cider.
    That usually solves everything.

    Say it a few times.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,110 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What cigars?

    How long? 

    What Rh?

    @Wylaff is probably right.
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
    A mixed variety. No infused. Usually 30 days before smoking. My boveda pack is 69%
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 6,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That’s a puzzler alright 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,110 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It is.  Still lots of unanswered questions.  How long a hiatus?  Is "a mixed variety" Swishers and Backwoods, or fuentes and Davidoffs?  Is your Boveda pack soft and pliable?  or feel like a graham cracker wrapped in paper?
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 1,946 ✭✭✭✭✭
    [email protected] and welcome to the forum. This might help you out

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  • Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
    @Amos_Umwhat these cigars are not ones that were in my possession before the hiatus.  All of those cigars are gone. The humidors I did have previously, but I seasoned them with the 80+ boveda packs before putting in the cigars. 

    When I say variety I mean a variety of hand rolled premium cigars. Too many brand to name. But everything from 5 Vegas up to Davidoff and diamond crown. 

    I change my boveda packs regularly. Didn't say I was a novice. 
  • Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
     @WaterNerd thanks for the welcome
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,110 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry, hope I didn't offend, but you never know until you know. 

    It really sounds like @Wylaff had it right, or it did until you explained. 

    A while back I bought some GH Cabinet Selection cigars, I'd never had them, although I'd liked other GH offerings, but they were the high end (by price, anyway) and I really looked forward to them.  Dry and bland, even after months of resting.  I wonder if they were always that way?  or did something happen along the way.  Overheated in shipping, or something like that.  Some things are beyond our control.
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 4,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2017
    Lordjust2 said:
    @Amos_Umwhat these cigars are not ones that were in my possession before the hiatus.  All of those cigars are gone. The humidors I did have previously, but I seasoned them with the 80+ boveda packs before putting in the cigars. 


    Well, there's your answer; the cigars had no flavor before you put them in the humidor, for whatever reason - old, dried out, stale.  If they were mistreated before you got them, there may no way to get them back.
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  • YaksterYakster I forgot the coffee filtersPosts: 5,895 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It may be a Longshot, @Lordjust2, but could it be related to where you're smoking your cigar?  Smoking outside versus inside can put a damper on flavor and enjoyment 
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  • jd50aejd50ae Posts: 6,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    My re-seasoned re-humidified humidor is now producing a much better cigar. 
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  • Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
    @Amos_Umwhat Understood. I think I may have to re-season my humidors the old fashioned way. This was the first time using the boveda packs instead of good old distilled water.

    Thanks for all of your insight. 
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bovedas are great, but it is a 2 week process.
    "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.

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