How to Store Cigars

In order to keep cigars at their best, serious collectors should have a good humidor on hand. Humidors allow your prized cigars to be kept in an environment that they can remain in tip top shape for as long as possible. But keeping them simply in a humidor is not all there is to it. You need to keep these following tips in mind when you do find yourself using a humidor for your cigar collection.

First of all, when you have a new humidor on hand, you should ensure that it has a tight seal. A well-made humidor is one that has an air-tight seal around it. This will be very important especially if you do have a number of cigars in your collection that you wish to keep for a longer period of time than usually. It is also wise that you try to keep cigars that you may have immediate use for in a separate box.

Before you place your cigars in your new humidor, you should make sure to keep the humidifying device inside the box working. Although it might sound a bit techie, the said device can be nothing more than a dampened sponge placed at the bottom interior of the humidor. Use a sponge dampened in distilled water and then placed inside the humidor. Close the humidor’s lid and let it stay that way for about a day to let the cedar wood lining the insides of the humidor to absorb the moisture. After this is done, you may now put your cigars inside the humidor.

Make sure that you put your well stocked humidor in a cool and dry place to prevent mold or fungus growth that may destroy your humidor as well as the cigars inside. Also remember not to place the humidor in a place where there are sudden changes in temperatures. Find an ideal environment in your home that enjoys steady temperature al throughout to make sure that your cigars are kept and stored well.

With your cigars now on your humidor, it is important that you try to keep the interior always have the ideal humidity for your prized cigars. Try to keep the interior environment of your humidor at about 70 percent humidity. You can use a circular type hygrometer to get the humidity readings.

To keep the humidity levels ideal, you should also try to check that the sponge inside the humidor to see if it is still damp. Check it every two weeks and dampen it using only distilled water or an accepted poly-glycol solution on a regular basis. You may need to do this more often during the winter when the air is drier. This also applies for collectors in dry and desert regions in the world.

 
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