The yellow cello experiment….
We’ve all done it. Pulled out a cigar, seen the yellow cello, and thought “nice, this has some game on it”. But does it really? Does the darkened cello really indicate age? We’ve all also smoked cigars with several years of age that had perfectly clear cello.
So I got curious and for the last 6 months I’ve been conducting a little experiment. I took two of the exact same cigars from the exact same box and tested a little theory.
I placed each cigar individually into identical tupperdores with no other cigars. One cigar I kept at a constant rh of ~65 and the other I changed at regular intervals. I allowed it to go as high as 72 and then as low as 55. I did everything I could think of to make sure that the only variable was rh.
I think the results are pretty damn cool and speak for themselves.