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Beginner Cigar Guide – Can I Revive a Dried Out Cigar

29th Mar 2022

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardos. I'm Gerard, and this week, we're going to talk about how to save your dried out cigar and is it worth it? But before I get going, I want you to click on the subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Mondays with Mardos.

All right. So we get asked a lot of different questions on how to light a cigar, how to cut a cigar, how to choose a cigar, and these are very great, fundamental questions that are very appropriate for a new cigar smoker. One of the questions that I'm going to talk about today is, Gerard, I have a cigar that's been in my drawer for three months. I think it's dried. Is there any way to revive it?

The basic answer? No. I know it sounds very harsh, but that's the truth. Reason being you can definitely reintroduce humidity to a dried out cigar. Is it going to taste good? No. You get what I'm saying. The reason why is because once a cigar dries out, not only is it getting dry as a organic item, but you are drying out the oils of this cigar. Yes. I don't have a prop in front of me. This is a very, very fundamental one-on-one type of video this week. So that's what's essentially happening, is when a cigar is drying out, you're drying out the oils and that's where all the flavor comes from. So when you reintroduce humidity to the cigar, you can never reintroduce the oils that's so essential for the flavors.

It's like basically taking a flat bottle of soda or Coca-Cola or Pepsi, and trying to shake it as much as you can, trying to bring more carbonation to it. It's just not going to happen unless you reintroduce reduce carbonation. In this case, you can't reintroduce things that are organically available in a tobacco, which is the oils. We can't just go call Exxon Mobil and ask them for a jar of oil and put some oil in there.

I'm trying to be funny, but anyway, that's basically the gist of it. Once a cigar is dried out, you can bring back humidity to it, but it'll never taste what it's supposed to because of the oils have been dried. Anyways, let me know in the comments if this video was helpful and if it wasn't funny because of my jokes, let me know so I'll stop doing that. Other than that, I'll see you guys next week. Remember to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and remember to tell your friends to subscribe to our YouTube channel. See you, guys. Bye.