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It happens to all of us. You buy a box of excellent cigars and tuck them away up on some shelf to save them for a special day. Fast forward a few months and one day you suddenly realized you’ve totally forgotten about them!

Nobody likes letting things go to waste, but is there a way to restore a dry cigar? Lucky for us there is! As long as the wrapper hasn't cracked, and the oil from the tobacco hasn’t evaporated, you can in fact rejuvenate your cigars.

The downside is that this process takes some time, so you’ll have to be patient. But make the effort to put in the work and you’ll surely be pleased with the results. And fortunately, there’s actually a couple of different ways you can do this, so you can do whichever method works best for you.

 

Figure 1: Box of 20 Cigars

 

 

 

1) Ziplock Bag: Have your cigars in an open box and place it into a ziplock bag with a number of small holes poked through. Seal the bag. Take another, larger ziplock bag and insert a damp cloth and then place the first bag with the cigars inside as well. Seal the larger ziplock bag. Every few days, turn the cigars over to cover all sides which will guarantee all the cigars are evenly humidified.

 

2. Humidor: Put your cigars in a humidor that hasn’t been charged. They’ll need to absorb moisture slowly so you don’t want to shock them. Let them sit in there for a few days to about a week.

Then, fill your humidifier about halfway using distilled water, insert it into the humidor, and let the cigars sit in there for another week. Then you can recharge your humidor completely and again leave the

cigars inside. After another week (at least) goes by, you are free to enjoy them!

 

Figure 2: Cool Humidors