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Wailin' said:
Has anyone tried the new v16's. They come in a much bigger box and are individually wrapped in a green sealed plastic. The label reads "barrier packaging". It also claims each reed is sealed at ideal humidity level.

A piece of adive on the insert states that the reeds should be kept at a humidity level between 45% and 70%. How is that done?
Finally!, a question I can answer! I also belong to a Cigar Bulletin Board and am much more knowledgeable about cigars. Buy a small humidor from Holt's - they sell scratch and dent humidors really cheaply- and add some Boveda pads at 65% Humidity. I believe Rico might sell their own Boveda pads at a lower Relative Humidity which would be better I guess.
Or, place the reeds in a plastic bag in an airtight container - Tupperware type- with a moist paper towel and put them in your fridge.
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speyman said:
The refrigerator is not running at 70F or at least mine isn't. Reeds need to be kept at 65% & 70F. My refrigerator runs colder than 70F so that my beer will be ready to drink. Don't keep reeds in the frig...........
Temperature is irrelevant unless it is very high. RH is all that matters.
 

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Temperature is relevant to cigars and what is the difference between cigars and reeds. I guess you could smoke both of them. Check out the link on cigar storage that I have above. They call for both temp. and humid settings. I've stored my reeds in a cigar humidor for years and have no problems. The reeds require minimal wetting to get them ready for playing. I keep the reeds in boxes and reed holders.
I smoke cigars so I also store them. They need to age but not dry out. Cigars are much more affected by extreme Temp and/or RH - mold and cigar beetles. However, any average Temp for a home is fine for cigars. I would expect most people would keep their reeds in their house. It is the RH that matters. You can buy inexpensive devices to measure RH if you want to.
 

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FWIW-I just moved a Hygrometer from a humidor and put it on the counter-RH is stable at 51, so you can probably just sit your reeds out.
 

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The RH in my home is 51% and that is within the range. Store the reeds in your house-not your car, garage, attic, bathroom, or crawl space and they should be fine.
 
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