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  1. JDM
    September 21, 2013

    An other way to distinguish mold from plumb is to wipe it off with your finger, rub it between finger an thumb and smell it. Mold has a distinct smell. We’ve all smelled it before. Plumb will have no smell or smell like ceder or your cigar.

  2. KimberlyErskine
    September 30, 2013

    This was a really interesting article to read. I like that you described both mold and plumb. This could probably help save others who may think their cigars are moldy when in reality it’s just plumb from throwing them out. Great tips on preventing mold, too!

  3. Aldo Mombello
    October 13, 2013

    Dear aficionados, mould is a great problem but “bicho” Lsioderma Serricorne larval stage is an other great problem I have studied this problem the first god thing is conserve cigars at temperature under 18°C/70°F. If your cigars are contaminated there are many soluctions that I know the firs is put out of humidor boxes with bichos frozen them under -10-20C° and after smoking becouse low temperature block cigar natural evolution and could damage them, the second is an hormonal weapon and other that I could write if editor want it.

  4. LiveFree
    February 12, 2014

    I had a very bad mold situation in one of my humidors. My family was out of town for a week during very hot and humid summer and the temperature went up to 95F with humidity in the house close to 80. :
    Upon returning I found some of the cigars covered in mold from the cap to the foot and the mold was covering the foot trying to get inside cigars, or may be it did.
    I wiped the mold from the wrapper with a soft dry cloth and “toasted” slightly the foot with a wide flame lighter running the flame gently until the mold disappeared, but the tobacco was intact. Then put those cigars in a dry humidor for two days, before putting them back to 72 humidity. One month later I smoked some of those cigars with a few friends and they were perfect. DON’T trow cigars even when the foot gets moldy. Use the flame as described.

  5. Thibaud
    December 5, 2014

    I saw a green stain on one of my cigar. I smoked it and it was bitter and harsh, so that I had to throw it away.
    I opened my humidor and looked my stains on my cigars but cannot find any. Is it possible that the mold is inside the cigar?
    I smoked another cigar, it was a bit more biter than it should but smokable.
    There is a dark stain next to the hinge of the humidor. I guess it is mold.
    I live in a hot country, the temperature is around 27 in my house. Not much I can do about it.
    I separated the cigars and put them in zip bags.
    Shall i freeze all cigars just in case? or will it affect the taste?
    Any suggestions?

  6. tippexx
    April 6, 2015

    Hi Denis,

    I’ve had mould problems a few times, but in the main a ‘brush-off’ has dealt with them easily enough.

    I will say though that cigar mould might be a wrong description and that glue mould is closer. In my experience, mould almost always follows the seams or occurs around the head and cap where the Torcedors apply the most glue. I think mould begins it’s growth on residue glue, and then having started, spreads to the wrapper.

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