Storage of cigars is done in a container referred to as a cigar humidor to maintain favorable environment. A cigar should be stored in a temperature that it was manufactured at about 700 F which is similar to the tropical temperature. At this temperature the moisture level is stabilized thus stopping emission and absorption of moisture and the oil in the different tobacco leaves inside the cigar which slowly blend together. Just like wine do age with tine do cigars once the tobacco is harvested it is dried in 30 days so as to purify it from chlorophyll. Ask any cigar manufacturer these and they will confirm that with time cigar do age to even better flavor than that of which the cigar had when leaving the factory for shipment or aging when stored in a cigar humidor at home.
To maintain the environment in your humidor will require the use of several cigar solutions, you will definitely need a thermometer and a hygrometer to start with. For large humidors an electronic humidifier is needed. Besides having an electronic humidifier is important to have the required solution to use for the humidifier. For the purpose of maintaining the perfect humidity levels it is recommended not to use the distilled water and the cigars may by spoiled by it. Instead you should use a solution of both distilled water and propylene glycol like a cigar humidification solution.
The reason behind using a cigar humidification solution rather than distilled water is that, while you take the distilled water there are some two ways in which the humidification solution works unlike distilled water. When the humidor becomes dry the propylene glycol releases absorbed moisture into the area. However, when there is too much humidity the …Read More →