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  • Tips To Take Care of Your Cigar Humidor

    Posted on November 13, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Everything in life has to be maintained to extend its longevity; cars, swimming pools, watches and even your cigar humidor. Without the proper care and maintenance, all the money that is spent on buying these items could be wasted. This is why cigar hobbyists spend lots of time and money in maintaining their expensive cigar humidor.

    To ensure that a humidor functions properly, you have to season the cigar humidor; this is regardless of the price of the humidor. You have to line its interior with Spanish cedar or mahogany as these woods hold humidity well and have a natural anti-fungal that helps resist mold. However ensure that this wood is kiln dried as kiln dried wood easily absorbs moisture.

    The next thing to be done is to use distilled water and a sponge to help prevent any build up in the humidor. This is done by first saturating the sponge and then using it to wipe the interior of the humidor. Exposed interior wood has to be wiped generously, after which the humidor has to be filled up according to specifications.

    The sponge then has to be saturated once again and then placed in the closed humidor for a day, after which it is taken out and its interior wood wiped once more. This ends the seasoning process of the humidor; after which you can refill it.

    The reason the humidor has to be seasoned is that the tobacco of the cigars has to have sufficient moisture to keep it elastic, but not too much to make it expand. This level which prevents the tobacco leaves from getting too brittle and the tobacco leaves from swelling is called the sweet spot, and is usually about 70% RH.

    With the right seasoning and by maintaining the right temperatures and humidity levels in the humidor, you improve the longevity of your cigars and thus maintain your cigar collection for many years to come.  


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