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Do you freeze cigars purchased from online vendors

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  1. 1. Do you freeze cigars purchased outside of cuba.

    • Yes
      38
    • No
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This poll is simply to assist newcomers make the decision. 

It is a given that you should freeze 100% of cigars that you purchase within Cuba. 

However what about online vendors? Do you freeze?

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I've purchased a box or two of cigars 😉

Never frozen a single stick.  Also never bought anything on the island or any customs. 

I've traded for a few customs but the previous owner did the freezing. 

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No, only for cigars I buy in Cuba. I do however put any new boxes from elsewhere in a zip lock bag for 30 days and then inspect them again before putting them into my humidor without the bag.


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I don’t freeze the ones I get from vendors, but I have been known to isolate some for a while from time to time. 

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I do not freeze cigars from vendors outside of Cuba.  No harm in doing so though.   

I live in a hot climate so I do have temp controlled humis, but why?   I should probably just freeze everything and same on the electric bill!  

I have seen beetles at work in my climate. Not pretty.  It’s either/or, or both.  Not neither.  

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Everything I got in Cuba, yes.  I only purchase CCs online from this site and have yet to freeze anything.  I keep them in a finished basement where the temp never gets above 67 degrees.  I never freeze NCs except the customs I get in Key West.  

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No

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Same here, No

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No. Do not forget that the guarantee against the appearance of the beetle is also compliance with the storage conditions specified at the Habanos memo inside every box. Temperature of 16-18 degrees Celsius will not allow the eggs of the beetle comfort environment for growth.

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Never when bought from an online vendor. However when I've bought CR as part of a group, then they do get frozen first.

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Yes. 4-5 days in freezer (-21 C), 1 day in fridge (+5 C) and then in to my humidor.

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No not from vendors, but I do freeze and keep all my CRs and product from Cuba in a separate tupperdor.

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  Always, just makes it a lot more stress free. If the temp rises unexpectedly then no stress, if a cigar has been exposed to  compromised stock in a store then it's covered. 

 I freeze to deal with any bug outbreak which leaves only mould as a potential problem, so I use big amount of beads to deal with humidity so that isn't an issue.

 I want as much hassle free/stress free in life as possible! Those first few years in the hobby were stressful, constantly checking the humidor when there was a hot summer day etc. I don't want to go back to that.

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I freeze everything, no matter what the source is. It’s just for my own peace of mind.


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No, have never frozen. I just make sure to keep mine at the ideal recommended temperature. Have never had a problem.  Anything nc and custom roll I keep in separate humidor for peace of mind. I have though received a box of RJ  Churchill tubos from a vendor, not our host, that 5 of the cigars had 1 or 2 beetle holes in them. Assume they made it past QC in Cuba, as there was no dust, active or dead beetles within the tube.

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Never have and never had a problem.  I hope that's not just luck.    

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I freeze everything that goes into my humidors.  Box in the mail, check cigars, into FoodSaver sleeve, evacuate the air, seal, into the freezer for a week, onto the counter for 3 days, unseal, done.  It's so easy to do, why not?  My main humidor is temp regulated.  My overflow humidors are not.  I'm not paranoid about beetles, it's just part of the regimen.  🙂

Make sure they're in a sealed environment and remove the excess air.  There's no need to gradually unfreeze boxes in the fridge.  Cigars are tough.

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No temp control so temps can get up to mid 70s in the summer so I freeze no matter what

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Negative.

Do cigars purchased here, go thru 2 freeze cycles?  One in Havana, and another round by PCC?

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Nope.

Just freeze the CR I leave behind in Cuba for smoking on my next trip.

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I freeze everything,  have had a couple issues both nc and some monte 2's  about 4 months ago from foh that I threw in the humidor because I was heading out of town. Its a minor inconvience considering the alternative.

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now dys I just buy from FOH.  Unless I'm in Europe or Japan and pick up some smokes there I find no reason to freeze

any cigars.  So nope, never ever.  But I will go to Kuba soon (two hours) from states as the 767 / 737 flies.  Right now would

like to see more creature comforts in country.  The use of credit / debit cards are a must for me.  I don't like walking around

with wads of money on my being.

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