To freeze or not to freeze, that is the question…Awhile ago…well sometime ago way back towards the end of May we received the following e-mail from one of SR’s biggest fans:
I had an idea pertaining to the debate of “To freeze or not to freeze your smokes.”
Personally, I freeze all my smokes before putting them in my main humidor.
I do this because I simply cannot maintain 70 degree temps, although
humidity is a no brainer thanks to the Oasis. I do it to hopefully prevent a
beetle outbreak. My method is: double freezer bagged. One day in the fridge,
3 days in the freezer (-10 F), one day in the fridge, one day at room temp
(still in the bags), then back in the humi.
There was a taste test at club stogie (I think) where people could not tell
the difference between a smoke that was frozen, to one that was not.
My idea is, it would be cool if you guys would be intested in doing this
taste test. I know Jerry is a RP fan like me. I’d have no problem sending
you a couple RP Vintage smokes. A couple that have been frozen, a couple
that haven’t. It would probably be a good idea for me to place the frozen
and unfrozed in my spare humi for a couple weeks, so they are basically
stored in the same conditions for a little while.
So what do you think? If your into it, let me know, and I’ll bag up a few
smokes with humi pack and send them over. I’d send a couple frozen RP’s, and
a couple that have not been frozen (same kind).
Thanks and keep up the good work!
Well I accepted Tom’s challenge to see if I can tell the difference between a frozen and non-frozen cigar. Earlier this week I received Tom’s package with four RP Vintage 1990’s numbered 1-4. While I won’t be reviewing this cigar in the traditional sense, what I plan on doing is recording while I smoke these over a course of a few days and put a video together of the entire experiment.
Before I get started, I wanted to see what you guys think this will turn out? Do you think I will be able to tell the difference? Do you think you could?
P.S. – Tom was also nice enough to include a 2007 Camacho Liberty…Like I’ve said before, the SR community is a generous one! Thanks Tom, you are the man!