Tuesday’s Cigar Tips (How to maintain a good temperature for your humidor)  

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As an avid cigar smoker, we all come up with different techniques and routines that work best for us prior to starting our smoking session and during it. Therefore, today’s cigar tip will discuss how to maintain a good temperature for your humidor.



How to maintain a good temperature in your humidor:

There are many individual preferences when it comes to maintaining a good temperature in your humidor.   And, there are a lot of misguided suggestions that can cause a lot of confusion. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to give a generally bases about keeping a temperature that makes your cigars enjoyable and stress-free, and worry-free, for yourself.  I don’t believe that you have to be such a stickler about keeping your humidor at 70%, as the ideal suggested humidity level for cigar storage.

Unbeknownst to most, many cigars are too wet at this level, which can create a poor draw from your cigar, as well as it can taste sour. I believe that if you keep your humidor at around 65% RH, you will enjoy a much better smoking experience, and become less frustrated, with trying to perfectly and routinely maintain your humidor at 70%. Also, sticking by the outdated “70/70 rule,” you could be subjected to tobacco beetles festering, which will totally rotten out your cigar.

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It’s recommended to take your time with your humidor! Also, when you have a new humidor, some prefer to age their humidor with distilled water, which is called seasoning it, essentially basing the cedar planks within the inside of your humidor. A newer option and less labor intense is to use the boveda packs in your humidor, to keep it stable and balanced. If you use these packs, you can immediately insert them into your humidor and avoid the basing the planks all together, as well as these packs, are convenient for travel.


Overall, the goal is to avoid excessive moisture and humidity, so your cigars remain flavorful, dry, and possibly aging them.  It’s totally up to the cigar connoisseur, to find a combination that you like, which means, you have to tamper a little bit, to discover this, once you do, just enjoy your cigars.


Lastly, don’t become overly anal about relative humidity. Remember, cigar smoking is meant to be relaxing, so if you’re stressing over your humidor humidity level, that’s not relaxing, and/or enjoyable. The goal is to keep it stable! And, you can achieve this with temperatures ranging anywhere between 60 and 72 percent. For many, the preferred choice would be between 65 and 66 percent for ultimatum performance.

Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


Welcome, I’ am Naimah “Ni” Pears! I always wanted to have a platform to share some of my creativity, as well as my enjoyment for writing, loving cigars, bourbon, and whiskey, and way too many other cool things to name all here.  However, I hope you will continue to visit Red Lips and Cigar Sticks, the magazine, to learn more about me and the Cigar Lifestyle. I’ am not an expert, but I am extremely knowledgeable!

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