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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cigar Storage in Freezing Weather


We are all aware of the dramatic change in the weather, 42 below zero that has hit portions of the U.S.- the question has been asked- “Will this affect my cigars in route to my home during shipping?”

If the shipment arrives to your home, and sits out exposed to the cold for several hours or days, in below zero temperatures, no harm. However, when they are brought in to a warm home we suggest you allow them to acclimate to the warmth before smoking.

If after you open the box, the cigars feel very hard- not the usual firm as is perfect construction, and before you place them in your humidor collection- simply wait 24-hours- they will return to normal. A second comment is that with home heat; recheck your humidor more frequently.

Remember the gauges should read 70-70, and with the heating of your home- there occurs a normal drying. So check your cigars and gauges daily.

By Al Remp, product specialist and trainer, Thompson Cigar.


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1 Comments:

  • At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Doug said…

    Well said.
    I have to check / refill the Oasis much more often this time of year.

     

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