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MudphlapMudphlap Posts: 7
edited June 2018 in Cigar 101
I recently received a six tray cabinet humidor chock full of name brand stogies. Should I leave the cellophane on or unwrap them?


  • MudphlapMudphlap Posts: 7
    Wrapped or naked, sans cellophane?
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 14,883 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Au natural is nice, but for cigars I keep the cello on.

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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 6,810 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2018
    If you dig through them looking for a certain stick them leave the cello on. As a bonus when the cello turns brown you know it’s ready to smoke
  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I sleep naked....... B)

    That's a trick question.....There is no wrong or right answer.
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  • CigarcrazyCigarcrazy Posts: 4
    I have a question, I read here that you keep the cello on, if this before or while you smoke it? Not wanting to sound like I'm crazy but that's besides the point haha, but how long before you know when it's time to smoke. One of you said when it turns brown, but aren't they all brown? I hope I'm making sense, but interested.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,815 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I’ll try to give you a straight answer, @Cigar-20095193 but may be a bit wonky. 

    The main reason for the cello is to protect the cigar. During handling, sorting, etc the wrapper could get damaged - a little or a lot. The cello is permeable so you needn’t worry about the RH not being able to reach the tobacco. Over time, the oils from the cigar can migrate a bit and collect on the inside of the cello causing it to get a little brown. This doesn’t happen overnight so if a stick is only a few months old you may not see any color change of the cello. 

    Cuban cigars come without cellophane making them more fragile. It also eliminates any surface on which the producer can stick informative labels describing the blend, vitola, and other things it’s handy to know. 

    Theres nothing that says you have to leave the cello on your Cigars but I, and most others I know, do so to protect the sticks. 

    Capisce??  Hope this helps a bit......  B)
  • ForMudForMud Aka; Quickdraw, Clayton, DelawarePosts: 1,799 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What does burning cello taste like?
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