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Tips: How to store your cigars?
To get the most out of your valuable cigars, we would like to advice you to keep the following 4 things in mind.
1) Ventilating your humidor
Fresh air is of great importance for a good atmosphere within your humidor. A full humidor should at least be ventilated once every two weeks. This doesn’t mean that you can simply leave your humidor open for a while, it’s best to fully ventilate your humidor by emptying and rearranging it. This means that you need to take all of your cigars out of the humidor and rearrange them one by one in a different order.
2) Optimal temperature in your humidor
It’s best to keep your filled humidor in a room where the temperature is between 18 and 21 degrees Celcius. With lower temperatures, you may distort the aging process of the cigars. With higher temperatures, your cigars may experience rotting. It is therefore very important that you keep an eye on the temperature of the room where your humidor is located, for example during hot summers.
3) Duration storage cigars and humidity
Well kept cigars are able to be stored for an unlimited amount of time. As cigars age, they get a more subtle and softer taste. Ideally, cigars are stored for up to 6 months in a high-quality humidor with a constant humidity in between 65 and 75 percent right after purchase. To measure the humidity, you can use a hygrometer.
Click and download: Humidor Instruction Manual.
Longfillers & Mediumfillers
The so called longfiller cigars commonly originate from Cuba. Besides longfillers there are also mediumfillers, which originate from the Dominican Republic or Brazil. These are best kept with a humidity level of 70%.
Shortfiller cigars mostly originate from countries who are not able to grow tobacco themselves. Shortfillers are typical Dutch cigars and are best kept with a humidity level of 40%.
4) Always place your cigars ‘naked’ within your humidor
Cigars are often delivered within a cellophane packaging material, which helps to maintain the humidity to a certain extent during transport. During transport this has many advantages, however, when storing your cigars it only has disadvantages. When storing your cigars it is advised to remove the packaging from the cigars before you place them in your humidor.
If you have any questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Questions, tips and advice:
Do i need to use humidifier solution?
We always recommend to use our humidifier solution instead of ‘regular’ water. Our humidifier solution will help keep mold away from your fine cigars as well as chalk and will keep your cigars in perfect condition.