One Leg Of Fury.
- Apr 29, 2011
I am sorry to revive an old thread but I just wanted any newbie that searches the forum to see this.
So I have practiced with dry boxing over 2-3 months. First of all my setup is a cigar box with a tight seal (tested with hygrometer) and a bovida 62% packet (all I had at the time).
I would pull out a few to place in the box and smoke them throughout the week, then I would pull one from my humidor that remains at a constant 69-70 degrees and 67-68% humidity to smoke that day. I would try the different cigars at different intervals through the week in the dry box while trying to keep the same sizes in the dry box and humidor to test the dry box effectiveness.
Holy shit was I surprised.
My straight from humidor cigars would have some good flavors but would have awful burns
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While my cigars throughout the week would have better and better burns. The one pictured above was a nice cigar that I had stored for a while in the humidor that I paid good money for. I ended up relighting and touching it up multiple times through the night.
As the cigars that sat in the dry box would rest, I would get more pronounced flavors and even burns that required no upkeep whatsoever. This happened so frequently that I ended up ordering a 60% humidity bead pack to hopefully be delivered soon.
TLDR: dry boxing is worth it, even if it sits only for 2-3 days it definitely helped the burns on my cigars and decrease the touch ups needed
That photo hurts my soul...