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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 Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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 Posts: 11,032 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Make sure to use salt and pepper when you season it. Adds a lot of flavor.
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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    Make sure to use salt and pepper when you season it. Adds a lot of flavor.

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    peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So that's why all my cigars have a peppery taste.
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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    So that's why all my cigars have a peppery taste.
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    Bob_LukenBob_Luken Posts: 10,148 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.)  
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    peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Who says I am joking?
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    0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Soak it in cider.
    That usually solves everything.

    Say it a few times.
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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What cigars?

    How long? 

    What Rh?

    @Wylaff is probably right.
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    Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
    A mixed variety. No infused. Usually 30 days before smoking. My boveda pack is 69%
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    RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That’s a puzzler alright 
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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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?
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    WaterNerdWaterNerd Posts: 3,323 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hi@Lordjust2 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. 
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    Lordjust2Lordjust2 Posts: 11
     @WaterNerd thanks for the welcome
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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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.
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    peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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 Posts: 26,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    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. 
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    WylaffWylaff Posts: 5,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bovedas are great, but it is a 2 week process.
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