Echambers:Does anyone on the forum do this regularly? Thoughts?
allsmokedup:It has nothing to do with storage, and more to do with certain cigars that smoke better at lower RH levels.
SleevePlz:Dry boxing simply refers to taking a cigar out of the humidor for some time before smoking it (putting it in a dry box). Some cigars smoke much better after dry boxing.
0patience:I keep one humidor for "dry boxing".
But understand that I live in an area where it is real common for the humidity to be 80%+.
That being said, it's rarely used.
More often than not, the only time it sees use is when I get an order from some place and it's evident they've been shipped moist and I really want to try one.
Then I may dry box it for a bit to bring the humidity down on the cigar.
Most often, if you are storing your cigars in the 65-68% range, you may not ever see a need for it.It's one of those preference things. Some folks use them regularly and some folks never see a need for it.
That being said, because of the high humidity area I live in, I will often set out a cigar where I plan on smoking it for a bit (30 minutes or so) to acclimate it. Especially cameroons or thin wrapper cigars, to help prevent the wrapper from cracking when I smoke it.
Just my opinion, take it for what it's worth.
Cigary: Dry boxing is just a temporary fix that doesn't really 'fix' the issue as much as it makes one think that it does. I've 'dryboxes' too many cigars to know. JMHO
Cigary:Temporary......not a realistic 'fix' that turns the cigar into something smokeable...like using one of those 'donut' tires in your trunk. It gets you there but not in a way that is really what you expect out of a spare tire which should be the same size. Dryboxing tends to be the 'spare tire fix' .
Amos Umwhat:I've found dry-boxing to be useful at times, here in We(s)t Tennessee. Mostly for young cigars with oily wrappers. For instance, fairly fresh 5-Vegas Relic, 24 hours in dry-box helped immensely. A year or two later, not needed. When the Gran Habano Vintage Churchills came out, they needed a week or two, which may sound like blasphemey, but, whatever works. It worked. Right now, I think that if I were to buy some Bueso's, I'd give dry-boxing a try with them.
james40:You can also use the microwave to dry box your sticks but it requires careful preparation, timing, and practice.