Tuesday’s Cigar Tips (How to check the seal on 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 check the seal on your humidor.

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How to check the seal on your humidor:

Last week, we discussed how to maintain an appropriate temperature for your humidor. Therefore, to continue on the topic about humidors, I wanted to share with you an easy and simple trick that you can do, to check the seal of your humidor.  Also, I want people to get out of the habit of stressing over and about their humidors, so introducing you guys to these simple tricks and maintenance is the right recipe!

Are you unsure if the seal of your humidor is tight enough, and/or properly secure? A quick and easy way that you can check on how good your humidor’s seal is to empty all the contents of your humidor out, and have it completely empty. After you’ve done that, you can then place a glow stick, a flashlight, or even the light from your cell phone will do the trick into your humidor.  You will then go into a darkroom or an enclosed space that does not emit light into the area.  If you haven’t already turned on the object you’re using with the light reflecting, please do so, before you enter into the dark area and close the lid of your humidor. While in the darkroom or area, if there are any leaks or gaps, the light will shine right through. Therefore, if you don’t see any of this, then that is a clear indicator that your seal is working properly!

Unfortunately, if you do, then you will have to fix the seal. And, there are many different options that you can try on your own, to fix it. One, you can use an odorless, colorless, tasteless wax such as beeswax, to reinforce the seal. However, this will have obvious drawbacks. A better solution is to find out where exactly the humidor is leaking from. If you have a Plexiglas lid, then you will need to replace it with real glass. If the wood of the unit is not Spanish cedar, then you really need to just buy a new humidor, as inferior woods will not hold humidity as well, sorry!

I hope these tips were helpful for you and that you come back to read more each week!


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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