Tuesday’s Cigar Tips: How to maintain a good temperature in your humidor

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Hello, Cigar Family, with the holidays quickly approaching and possibly getting gifts of cigars or purchasing more for yourself. We wanted to provide a reminder on how to maintain a good temperature in your humidor as you’re accumulating more sticks this time of the year.   

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 around 65-69%, 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Also, sticking by the outdated “70/70 rule,” you could be subjected to tobacco beetles festering, which will totally rotten out your cigar.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-intensive is to use Boveda packs in your humidor, to keep it stable and balanced. If you use these packs, you can immediately insert your sticks into your humidor and avoid basing the planks altogether, as well as these packs are convenient for your travel cases, too!

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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 enthusiast, 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.

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Have a great Christmas and Keep it Smokey!!!!!

Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


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