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  1. paulchua

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    Hello friends,

    I forgot I had a whole box of Cohibas from a past trip and recently found them again. I've read here and different methods of restoring them.

    What advice/method would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance, much appreciated.
     
  2. Ianjoub

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    pop them in the humidor for a month or 2
     
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    ezpz.

    Thanks
     
  4. Jdubbya

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    I had a friend give me "cuban" that had dried out. I put Cuban in quotes because it probably wan't authentic anyway. I read about putting them in a plastic bag with a higher level humidifier pack or even a piece of sponge soaked in solution or distilled water. it didn't work for me but I wasn't diligent about keeping track of the humidity. I didn't really care if it worked or not. Here's a more professional opinion than mine....
    https://www.cigarworld.com/education/how-to-rehydrate-cigars/
     
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  5. paulchua

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    Thanks John, I'll put em in a humidifier for a few months and see what happens.

    Cheers
     
  6. JL350

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    I have rehydrated tobacco with a small thin slice of potato in the fridge, took about 24 hours with no change in flavour that I could ascertain
     
  7. ssgharkness020147

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    It can certainly be done. On a side note of the box has a plastic clear top, they’re fake. Lots of people bring them back not knowing better. I would humidity them for approximately 1 year. I know it sounds like a long time but Cubans in particular are a very fickle cigar to keep happy. I would humidify for 8 months at 70% and then drop down to 67% for the last four months. Cubans burn a bit better at a slightly lower humidity, hence the drop to 67. You can also keep them at 70 and “dry box” them the day you want to smoke them.
     

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