why are some of my cigars splitting and cracking as I smoke them?
Hi guys, new to this forum. I need some advice. I've been a BOTL for over 6 months, have a large (over 500) collection of sticks. Am having problems while smoking some of these. When I take the stick out of the cello it appears fine, not spongy, few if any soft spots. After a short period of time the lit cigar begins splitting and cracking. Wrappers are failing. I live in Florida, house is kept at 73 degrees full time. I'm using Boveda packs and Sensorpush hygrometers in all my humidors. All boxes are kept between 70-74 degrees and 66-75% humidity on average. Humidors have all been seasoned using distilled water in a bowl set in the box for at least 48 hrs. Is the cracking problem due to smoking these sticks in a high humidity environment (Florida outdoors)? Should i take them out of the humi to rest outdoors (in garage)? Please advise.