Now THAT'S scary.I froze this box of epi de luxe that arrived a few months ago with a live beetle crawling around in the bag
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No damage to the sticks though and they smoked amazing, so I’m totally convinced now that beetles are delicious. In retrospect, I’m kinda disappointed that I didn’t think to keep it and use it to start a little beetle farm
I agree. It's not gig to hurt the sticks, but not doing it could hurt them It's also one of the reasons I leave cello on and with Cubans I also quarantine them for three weeks before putting them in my main humidor.I've seen lots of beetle problems over the years, but never in my humidor. I freeze everything. It is effortless, effective and has no effect on the cigar quality.
Ooo, hadn’t ever thought of that last part. Good call.As a sort of insurance policy, I began freezing my cigars about 4 years ago. I began doing it for two reasons. 1) I didn't want the worry that I would get a beetle infestation and 2) I didn't want to have to worry about bombing someone and them getting beetles and wondering if my cigars could have played a part.