All about RH: What Embargo Episode Quatro recap

   Another installment of writing up a previous show so that folks have a written account of the recommendations of the show.  The following is a writeup on what RH's to store at, why and how.  Funny thing is, while I wrote this, I had not touched my wineador in well over a year, and wrote about the stability of it.  I went in and did some organizing, and noticed it at 60-61 so I actually seasoned it a bit for the fist time.  Back up to 63, and all is well.

             The RH debate really comes down to personal preference, and every collector you run into will give you a reason why theirs may be the best.  Really, determining what RH to store at comes down to experimenting with the risks and benefits of specific percentages to see what is right for you.  The following serves merely as a guideline and opinion. The relation to Habanos will be discussed as well.  

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Comment by Stefan Lindblad on May 16, 2014 at 11:37am

Great article. I personally try to keep my humidors at 65, and never, ever over 68. 

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on May 16, 2014 at 11:46am

What about the plastic/cellophane? Do you prefer to remove these or keep them on? I have a good friend that immediately removes his cigars from the cello, and swears by it. Thoughts?

Comment by Catfishbluezz on May 16, 2014 at 3:12pm

I would challenge that friend to smoke two cigars, one aged with cello, one without, and tell me the difference.  there is none...  In the end, if that makes him happy, so be it.  I would never take cello off.  It protects the foot and the wrapper, shields against mold or the spread, and has no adverse affect really.  

Comment by Charlie on May 16, 2014 at 3:28pm

I keep my humidor for Habanos at 67%, through trying everything from 60-70% I found that everything from flavor to burn qualities are best between 66-67% for CC's. And for NC, DC, HC I always keep it anywhere from 62-65%. As for cello I always take it strait off, I did the test over 6 month (on and off) and found that the cigar that could breathe tasted a lot better and smoother. CC never have cello on there cigars and haven't since the mid-80's.

-Charlie

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