Did you know the quality, safety, moisture level and smoothness of your cigars are highly hinged on the humidor you choose for their storage?
What's a Cigar Humidor?
How to Choose the Right Cigar Humidor or Humidor Cabinet
Cigars are a monetary and time investment. If you’re on the path to becoming an aficionado, you understand the emotional connection one can have with their cigars. Knowing the importance of proper cigar storage, it’s critical for collectors to invest in a humidor. Not just that; you’ll need to be pretty discerning on the humidor or humidor cabinet you choose. Whether you’re an experienced cigar aficionado or a first-time collector, here are some practical tips to help you find the right humidor.
1. Find a perfectly sized humidor
2. Match your humidor with your environment
They all come in a variety of finishes, from walnut and dark cherry to mahogany and anything in between. If you’re looking for a humidor that suits your living room or office space, you can find one that’s not only functional, but also doubles as a piece of furniture.
3. What types of cigars do you want to store?
4. Consider your geographical location
5. Quality and material are crucial
6. Invest in a well-sealed humidor
Problems Related To Storing Cigars Without a Humidor
A true cigar connoisseur wouldn’t dare take shortcuts with such prized possessions, but if you store your cigars without a humidor, there are consequences. Some implications of poor cigar storage include:
1. Cigars will become moldy and cracked
Why did my cigar get moldy? Think of cigars as delicate flowers – they’ll wither quickly when left out in the sun, especially in summer. If you leave cigars out with the AC on or in direct sunlight, they’ll dry out quickly. Windy and sunny weather are notorious culprits, as they compromise the overall quality and smokability. This can make the puff taste like ash. With a humidor, you can moderate the moisture content and humidity to extend the cigar longevity and quality.