Up Your New Cigar Humidor - Humidor Setup & Humidor Maintenance
So, it’s your first cigar humidor! Or maybe not. So
many of our customers have asked that we resend them these
instructions that we decided to post them permanently to our
article paints a clear picture on the important role a humidor
plays in maintaining your cigar collection. Bottom line, regardless
as to whether you are a beginner cigar smoker or an avid cigar
aficionado a good cigar humidor is necessary to effectively
maintain the freshness of your cigars.
cigars absorb their environment like a sponge, cigars can
be dramatically affected by their surroundings. If they are
kept in a less than optimal environment, cigars can go bad
and end up disappointing its smoker. On the other hand, storing
your cigars in a well-suited environment will help them age
and become “the perfect smoke” to even the most
does one begin when looking to buy a new cigar humidor? Well,
there are a lot of different types, brands, qualities, finishes
and price points to digest. But bottom line, a humidor is
no more than a simple box or a room that contains and maintains
practically all cigar shops have walk-in sized humidors (a
“humidity closet” where cigar lovers can shop
for their cigars) when buying a humidor for personal use you
can go with something smaller. A reasonably sized wood or
glass cigar humidor will do the trick, housing several dozen
cigars, keeping them at the right temperature and humidity
level to allow them to age gracefully.
humidors come with devices called hygrometers, which are used
to monitor humidity levels. This helps the cigar smoker to
maintain the ideal humidity range between 68-72%. If the humidity
falls outside this range, the hygrometer is there to let you
know when its time to “re-charge” your humidor.
It’s best to try to keep your humidor full of cigars
as much as possible. The more empty storage space you have,
the greater the likelihood that there will be a drop in humidity.
And, most importantly, the more empty storage space you have,
the smaller the number of cigars in your collection!
humidors are manufactured of certain select solid hardwoods
that are ideal for aging cigars. Solid Spanish cedar interior
lining is often used since the cedar is porous and is able
to hold a substantial amount of moisture. Also Spanish cedar’s
oily characteristics and aroma mingle with the flavor of your
cigars making for the perfect smoke.
you found your humidor and made a purchase. Great. Now don’t
toss your cigars in and light one up just yet! First, you
need to prepare set up your new cigar humidor for use. To
begin the cigar
humidor setup, take a clean damp cloth and remove any
dust from the manufacturing process by wiping down the interior.
Next, set a small sized bowl of distilled water inside your
box. Securely close the lid and let it set for 12 hours. Once
the 12 hours has past, if the major portion of the water has
evaporated, re-fill the bowl a second time and leave it inside
the cigar humidor for another 24 hours. Once the water stops
evaporating, the cigar humidor is read to accept your cigars.
before loading in your cigars, remove your cigar humidifier
unit from your humidor (this is the sponge like plastic device
that you soak in distilled water). Submerge the cigar humidifier
in distilled water or half distilled water and half Propylene
Glycol for 30 minutes. Remove it from the water, dry it and
secure it to the inside of the humidor. Now, load your humidor
with the cigars and close the lid.
first few days after you fill your humidor with cigars, be
sure to occasionally check your humidor’s hygrometer
to make certain the humidifier does not require a re-soak.
If you live in a climate that is extreme, which brings on
cold or hot temperatures, you should keep tabs on your humidor
humidor maintenance is an essential element in the protection
of your cigar collection. Real cigar connoisseurs and cigar
novices both strongly advocate the use of a good humidor.
In addition to preserving and keeping cigars fresh, humidors
enhance the presentation of your collection. Now that makes
me want to say “How about a cigar?”.