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Cuban Cigars...Who Knew?
« on: 08/11/2014 06:38 PM »
Fumigation & Conditioning

Before packing, the cigars are fumigated with Phosphine (Phosphorus Hydride) to control the tobacco beetle Serricorne, and then conditioned in bundles in cedar lined cabinets, to reduce and stabilise their moisture.  These cabinets are maintained between 16C - 18C and 65% - 70% RH.


Freezing

In addition to fumigation, freezing of the finished cigars is used to kill the tobacco beetle Lasioderma serricorne.

Freezing of cigars commenced around early 2005.  It is carried out in the Habanos main temperature and humidity controlled storage and distribution building.  This, combined with fumigation, is intended to kill all eggs, insects, and lava within the tobacco.

Some regional distributors had their own freezing facilities, predating the Habanos plant.

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Re: Cuban Cigars...Who Knew?
« Reply #1 on: 08/11/2014 06:47 PM »
I did not know that.

Though, sometimes the smell of my teenage son makes me think he needs fumigation.  Though I suspect putting him in the freezer wouldn't work.  He'd just eat his way out!

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Re: Cuban Cigars...Who Knew?
« Reply #2 on: 08/11/2014 06:53 PM »

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Mautrak - 8/11/2014  10:47 PM  I did not know that.  Though, sometimes the smell of my teenage son makes me think he needs fumigation.  Though I suspect putting him in the freezer wouldn't work.  He'd just eat his way out!

X2 LOL 


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Re: Cuban Cigars...Who Knew?
« Reply #3 on: 08/11/2014 07:34 PM »
thats good to know as my parents just brought me back a few cubans and i was a little worried about beetles

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Re: Cuban Cigars...Who Knew?
« Reply #4 on: 08/11/2014 11:48 PM »
Good info
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