If you want to learn how to store a cigar, then you need a quality humidor. Properly maintained, a humidor will keep you cigars fresh for years. A humidor for cigars, is a specially made box that is engineered to allow for outside air exchange, but tight enough to maintain a optimal humidity of 70RH. Why risk you best cigars to a home made solution or worse yet, a plastic plastic box that will leave your cigars dry and tasteless? Properly constructed and properly maintained, there is no substitute for a humidor to maintain your best cigars. Simply put, this is how to store a cigar! If your going to buy quality cigars online, then why trust their care to something other than a humidor?
What is a Humidor?
A cigar humidor is made to have a certain amount of outside air exchange. They are not meant to be air tight. An air tight cigar humidor will do nothing but grow mold and bloom on your cigars. We have seen some websites on the internet market jewelry boxes as humidors. Really, with the felt lining on the inside! A real cigar humidor will have it's interior lined in kiln-dried Spanish cedar, as this is the most aroma neutral wood on the market today. Certain steps must be taken to properly set up the new cigar humidor. You just can't open up your new cigar humidor and throw your cigars in there. The cigar humidor must be seasoned first. Seasoning will add moisture to the kiln-dried Spanish cedar. Failure to season the humidor will result in the kiln-dried wood sucking all the moisture out of your cigars. Instructions for seasoning your new humidor and for calibrating your analog or digital hygrometer can be found in every shipment.