Technology Impacts 200 Year Old Cigar Industry!

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A recent technological advance, a device known as the DRI-DAMPtm, is dramatically impacting the cigar world and Â?Raising The Bar On QualityÂ? for the entire industry.


Technology Impacts 200 Year Old Cigar Industry!

A recent technological advance, a device known as the DRI-DAMPtm, is dramatically impacting the cigar world and “Raising The Bar On Quality” for the entire industry.

The DRI-DAMPtm is the world’s first and only device made to check the actual moisture content of a cigar. A small probe on the product, which doesn’t damage the cigar, is inserted about one inch into the open end (“Foot”) of the cigar and the cigar is rotated slightly. The DRI-DAMPtm meter shows if the cigar is dry, ready to smoke, or too wet. This allows the user to properly rotate the cigars within the humidor and make adjustments to the humidifier or hygrometer as needed.

Cigars have been produced for over two centuries and today, billions of them are sold every year. Millions are spent on cigar humidification. Until now, the monitoring devices used have been relative humidity gauges. These gauges, placed in humidors, measure the humidity of the air around the cigars. The theory until now has been, when humidity is held at 68-72%, the moisture in the cigar will be correct. The problem with this “theory” is, there’s never been a way to check a cigar for actual moisture content. With DRI-DAMPtm that’s changed. At $39.95, it’s being used by manufactures, distributors, retailers and consumers everywhere and changing the industry for the better.

DRI-DAMPtm is the invention of Rudy, a cigar shop owner and 35 year veteran aficionado. Years of questions from patrons on the effective use of humidors and equipment, made it evident, a monitoring device was needed. Teaming with developer Ed Adkins, R&E Enterprises, L.L.C. was formed to develop, manufacture and market DRI-DAMPtm. (Inquires: Ph/815-398-1748, Fax/815-398-1770, Web/ In the true spirit of American innovation and entrepreneurship Ed says, “It’s rewarding to pioneer new technology, fulfill a need, and have a grass roots company succeed”.    Now, armed with the DRI-DAMPtm, the aficionado will know their cigars are just the way they like them… Every Time!

“This is a product who’s time has come”, remarks Ed, “The response has been great, sales are taking off worldwide and….We’re Smoking!”                     (END)

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