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I Got a New Humidor!

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My dear wife bought me a new cigar humidor for Christmas and I have finally had a moment to stop and share it with you all. I travel quite a lot for my work which can be tiring at times but I do enjoy it immensely. Anyway, my wife bought me a travel humidor so I can take my cigars with me on my work trips and on future vacations with the family.

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Travel Cigar Humidor- A Very Merry Christmas

My wife knows how much I love my La Cubana desktop humidor so she stayed with the same company and bought me the genuine leather travel humidor! It is really good and came with the humidifier, hygrometer, syphone, brass key and lock and even a cutter. Not that I use the cutters that come with things – I take my cigar cutting very seriously and have a range of cutters at hand.  I am yet to actually take it with me as I have had some time off from work but I am looking forward to the next trip! I have a few cigars stored in it at the moment. My wife also had a gift voucher in there for me to buy some cigars as well. Yep, she’s a keeper I know!

The only thing I don’t like about the travel humidor is that it can hold I’d say maximum 10 cigars and even less if they are thick. BUT in saying that, I honestly couldn’t smoke that many cigars unless I was going away on a big trip and if I was going away on a big trip I’d probably plan for that. So it really is perfect for my needs. I use my desktop cigar humidor to hold my stogies but will transfer them across when I need to.

The leather finish gives it a very elegant finish which I like. The interior looks a little bit cheap but I’m ok with that! I can’t really complain nor comment about the price considering it was a gift!

Why You Need a Humidor

I believe my wife would have trusted the team over at Cigar Cigar Info when making her decision about what gift to buy for me. They are the only cigar site that I trust when it comes to Cigar Accessories and share very informative and knowledgeable posts. If you are looking for the Best Cigar Humidor then definitely read their article which reviews the top products as well as explains the need for humidors. If you don’t already know, cigars need to be kept at a very specific humidity to mimic the growing climate where the tobacco is from. This is very precise and for the best storage you need to keep your cigars at a humidity between 68-74% and a maximum temperature of 73°F  with the ideal temp being 70°F and 70% humidity. Humidors do all this for you, hence the importance of having a highly functional humidor!

Summary

It was a very Merry Christmas for me indeed and I am very thankful for my wife who surprised me with such a nice gift! I will have to report back and update this post once I’ve tested it out over my next work trip!

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The Importance of a Cigar Humidor

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For anyone even remotely interested in smoking cigars it pays to have a bit of knowledge about the best way to store and preserve them for the best smoking experience. The following post will explore the key things to look for in a cigar humidor, as well the the ideal conditions to store them at.

If you are looking to purchase a cigar humidor, I highly recommend you refer to the Best Cigar Humidor article from the team at Cigar Cigar Info. The post is extremely detailed and highlights not only the importance of having a humidor but also the 12 best humidors on the market at present.

Why you Need a Humidor

A humidor is used to control the climate of your cigars and have them kept in pristine condition. Cigars are meant to be kept at a very specific humidity which is the same climate where the tobacco is grown. By doing so you eliminate a lot of potential problems that could arise in your cigars.

The ideal conditions to store cigars is 70°F  (21°C) and 70% humidity. While this is ideal there is a range which is optimal and that range is as follows:

Humidity: 68-74%

Maximum Temperature: 73°F (23°C)

Without maintaining these conditions cigars will deteriorate. Generally they can last 1-2weeks but this depends heavily on the climate in which you live. There are also short term storage options such as ziploc bags with a small damp sponge but one thing you should never do is store a cigar in the refrigerator.

What Can Go Wrong Without a Humidor

The most common things that can go wrong without the correct storage of your cigars includes:

  • Your cigar burning to fast
  • Bitter taste to your cigar
  • A lot of difficulty lighting your cigar
  • Cigar may go out while smoking
  • Mold on the cigar
  • Beetle infestation within the cigar

Either way you look at it having a cigar humidor will save your cigars and yourself a lot of trouble.

Best Type of Humidor

There are literally hundreds of cigar humidors to choose from, so the choice is very much a personal one. As a rule of thumb you want it to be made from Spanish Cedar Wood. If the outside of the humidor is not wooden you definitely want the interior to be made from spanish cedar wood. The wood works to enhance the flavor of your cigars which makes them all the better to smoke.

I personally like to be able to see my cigars so I like desktop holders on my gaming desk which have glass on the top which allows me to look in and check on my cigars. There are also many humidors that have a lock and key, this is great if you have young children, grandchildren or mischievous teenagers lurking around your home. I think it also makes them look a bit more sophisticated.

There are also humidors which have little drawers or storage areas for your cigar accessories, including lighters, cutters, punches and anything else you may have.

Summary

I think this post is quite self explanatory but if you haven’t already go and buy yourself a Cigar Humidor!! The importance is huge and the benefits even bigger.