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    Default Cabbage anyone!?

    I wonder whether anyone has ever tried using cabbage to help maintain their shuttles. I've just had to re-humidify half a tube of birdies that had dried out again. Boston has been very dry recently. Anyway, I got to thinking about how tobacco smokers place a piece of cabbage in their tins to help prevent their tobacco from drying out, and I'm wondering whether anyone has ever done this for their shuttles. Anyone care to try?

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    Won't a slightly wet thin sponge work just as well?

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    I am not understanding; Cabbage?!?!
    The vegetable???!!!

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    I think cabbage leaves retain moisture better in cigarette tins than in birdie tubes. Best method of humidifying birdies is still to steam them a day before use.

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    I think using sponge is better than using cabbage.. never tried it. My shuttles might smell like cabbage. Wanna try shuttle salad?

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    I was told that you can try to put the shuttles in the fridge the night/day b4 you play. this should work

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    Originally posted by cappy75
    Won't a slightly wet thin sponge work just as well?
    I suppose it might..

    Originally posted by cappy75
    I think cabbage leaves retain moisture better in cigarette tins than in birdie tubes. Best method of humidifying birdies is still to steam them a day before use.[/B]
    I'm not suggesting replacing the humidifying process - I'm hoping that once I humidify a tube that it won't dry out again.

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    Er... if that's the case, then how long do you intend to keep the birdies 'fresh'? I am kinda wary about putting vegetables in shuttle tubes cuz they get spoilt real quick w/o refrigeration and gets really stinky afterwards. Might as well do what Kenny suggested: keep the tubes refrigerated before and take them out when you go to the club.

    Originally posted by Sliced Drop
    I'm not suggesting replacing the humidifying process - I'm hoping that once I humidify a tube that it won't dry out again.

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    Well, I really don't think putting cabbage in the tube is such a good idea. The tube might grow some black dots after doing so......

    Just use water or humidifier is fine.....then remember to close the cap really tight.

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