If your cigar humidors are badly maintained, the chances are, sitting on your shelf, gathering dust and waiting to get disposed at any time. However, taking away your precious humidor simply because it is dusty in order to buy another one is not a solution to your dusty problem as most likely, the new one will end up just the same as the other one, sitting on shelves gathering dusts.
Importance of the Cigar Humidor
Cigars are made from tobaccos which are grown in various countries in the equatorial and tropical regions. The best tasting cigars come from countries such as Dominican Republic, Cuba, Indonesia, Nicaragua and Honduras due to their good weather and humidity. A humidor box is usually made from wood thus helps keep your cigar moist. It also maintains a relative humidity, with the help of a humidifier, inside the box. This thus helps preserve its taste.
Using Cigar Humidor for the First Time?
Many people usually commit the mistake of putting their favorite cigars immediately after buying their cigar humidor. This is not right because the humidors normally do not have the right humidity required upon the first use. However, if you would like to use it immediately after buying, the moist from your cigar would get sucked down by the humidor and as earlier said, this ruins its taste. To prevent this from happening, you are required to re-humidify the wood and set it to the required and ideal humidity.
How to maintain the right Humidity inside the Humidor
All cigar humidors have a humidifier and without it, one cannot control the humidity that is in side of the box. To maintain the right humidity, all you need to do is just squirt humidification solution or distilled water into the humidor from time to time. A respectable amount of the water is only required so as to not overfill the humidor. The recommended frequency of adding the water to the humidors is usually once in a month but it also depends on how frequent you use the device. Also, in order to know whether there is an enough amount of humidity in the humidor, one ought to check the hygrometer on the inside on regular basis.
Maintaining a Great Tasting Cigar
Cigars usually mature like wines do. The longer they are stored in controlled environments, the better they get to taste. The humidor should be kept at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. To find out whether you are getting the right humidity, your humidor ought to have the hygrometer and humidifier. The humidity should be maintained in a temperature of having an allowance of +/- 2 degrees thus it should range from 68 to 72 degrees.
Cigar humidors are essential in maintaining the Cigars’ taste thus regarded important especially to the smokers. They should also be stored away from direct sunlight and no objects should be kept on top of the humidors. Moreover, they ought to be regularly cleaned to prevent tobacco beetles from infesting the humidor.