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Old 03-12-2006, 07:47 PM   #1
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How to store tubed cigars

I went to my no-so-local cigar store today and bought about 11 new sticks. One of which was an AVO Piramides. It, and all of the AVO's, was in a tin torpedo tube. Now is there any advantage, other than protecting the cigar from physical bumping, to storing these in the tubes? Are they just decorative packaging, or do they actually mean something?

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Old 03-12-2006, 07:58 PM   #2
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If your cigar comes in tubes, take the cigars out before storing.
These tubes, either glass, or plastic, will completely close off a
cigar to humidification if left on.
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:18 PM   #4
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keep the tubes though! great for air travel or stuff like that
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Old 03-12-2006, 08:33 PM   #5
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Right. Always be resourceful. Don't throw useful things like that away. I never thought I'd find a use for my cigar boxes, until people started asking for empty cigar boxes on the internet. They make great humidor lining for the resourceful and handy carpenter, household handyfolk types. As for me, I'm not handy. I can change a light bulb, that's about it.
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You can also take the cap/cork off. That's what I do.
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Old 03-13-2006, 02:24 AM   #7
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If that is true Stickman then I don't need my humidor any more. I will just put my nicely tubed cigars in the frig so as to keep them at a cool temperature. I will never acain have to worry about Beads ar other such stuff. My cigars will be perfectly safe in thire little tubes. igsfly:
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Relax folks, that's not a piece of real advice from BigTom, that's straight out of AmBack/Cigar.com's Comedy Department. :flush:

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This question has been posted more times than the cigar/drink question. It is all personal preference, I leave mine in to protect the cigars. If you plan on doing some serious long term aging, then sure, you can leave them out of the tubes. So if you are gonna smoke it soon, just leave it in.
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I take my tubed sticks out and save the tubes elsewhere while the cigar makes new friends in the humidor.
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NO Bloofy, I am as serious as a: igsfly:
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Storing tubed cigars in their tubes is the proper way to store them. Taking them out of their tubes makes the cigar lose all of it's cedar taste profile. There is a reason there is a cedar sheet in the tube, it is to enhance the flavor of the cigar. If you talk to any serious collector they will all tell you this is the proper way to store your tubed cigars.
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Originally Posted by Bloofington
Right. Always be resourceful. Don't throw useful things like that away. I never thought I'd find a use for my cigar boxes, until people started asking for empty cigar boxes on the internet. They make great humidor lining for the resourceful and handy carpenter, household handyfolk types. As for me, I'm not handy. I can change a light bulb, that's about it.

But only if the light bulb wants to change!!
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Originally Posted by The Master
Storing tubed cigars in their tubes is the proper way to store them. Taking them out of their tubes makes the cigar lose all of it's cedar taste profile. There is a reason there is a cedar sheet in the tube, it is to enhance the flavor of the cigar. If you talk to any serious collector they will all tell you this is the proper way to store your tubed cigars.
That's why I always smoke my sticks with the cedar wrap still on! Love that burning cedar wood smell. Just don't like the smell of the tape burning though.
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Please remember when we post things that may seen humerous to us, that a new person to the forum or to the cigar world for that matter, reads these things. They might not be able to detect the sarcasm in our posts, and might actually try things like smoking cigars with the cedar still on them..... Lets all try not to put too much confusion out for the new people. Just my .02
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[quote=Doc-T]
Originally Posted by "The Master":3phscj24
Storing tubed cigars in their tubes is the proper way to store them. Taking them out of their tubes makes the cigar lose all of it's cedar taste profile. There is a reason there is a cedar sheet in the tube, it is to enhance the flavor of the cigar. If you talk to any serious collector they will all tell you this is the proper way to store your tubed cigars.
That's why I always smoke my sticks with the cedar wrap still on! Love that burning cedar wood smell. Just don't like the smell of the tape burning though. [/quote:3phscj24]
BTW, I am only joking. Sorry if anyone took this seriously. Please do remove the cedar wrap before smoking.

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thanks a lot doc, you tell me after i just had my 2nd with the cedar on... :barf:
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Hay Doc, I figured it out. I just drilled a hole in the other end of the tube. Now I ca smoke the cigar, in the tube, with the cedar wrap in place. HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oorahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh h
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[quote=Doc-T][quote="Doc-T":10hf1ugk]
Originally Posted by "The Master":10hf1ugk
Storing tubed cigars in their tubes is the proper way to store them. Taking them out of their tubes makes the cigar lose all of it's cedar taste profile. There is a reason there is a cedar sheet in the tube, it is to enhance the flavor of the cigar. If you talk to any serious collector they will all tell you this is the proper way to store your tubed cigars.
That's why I always smoke my sticks with the cedar wrap still on! Love that burning cedar wood smell. Just don't like the smell of the tape burning though. [/quote:10hf1ugk]
BTW, I am only joking. Sorry if anyone took this seriously. Please do remove the cedar wrap before smoking.

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Old 04-06-2006, 01:11 PM   #20
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Please tell, (New Cigar smoker here) if my new box of Ashtons in glass tubes can be left in the tubes, outside the humidor for a period of time (storage in humidor is full)? If the sealed tube prevents humidification of the cigar, would it also be true that the seal and cork would lock in the original moisture from the freshly made cigar?

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