Description: There are many elements that go into a high-quality humidor. Find out what to look for when shopping for your next humidor.
Humidors are specially designed boxes that keep cigars at the perfect temperature and humidity for long-term storage. They are expertly crafted and often beautifully designed boxes.
Choosing the humidor that is right for your own personal cigar habits is important to preserving, and even improving, the quality of your cigar collection.
Cigars should be stored at 70 degrees Fahrenheit with a 70% relative humidity. Depending on where you live, the general relative humidity and temperature can fluctuation from season to season. A humidor keeps your cigars stored at the perfect temperature and humidity.
Humidors come in a wide variety of sizes that are each meant to store an approximate number of cigars. When you are shopping for a humidor that fits 100-150 cigars, err on the larger side.
Buying a humidor slightly bigger than you need gives your cigars space inside the humidor for good air circulation. When air and humidity are allowed to circulate around your cigars, they are better preserved. Overfilling a humidor will lower the quality of your cigars. Aim for a humidor that is around 20% larger than you need to allow for adequate air circulation.
If you plan on adding additional humidification systems and hygrometers into your humidor, make sure you have space inside the box for additional hardware.
Humidors can be made from a variety of materials on the outside, but always look for one that is lined with a hardwood. Spanish cedar is the premium material used inside the best quality humidors. This type of wood is best for cigar storage because it does not warp and it does not impart any tastes into the cigars. Pay the extra money for premium Spanish cedar so you don’t lose quality in all 150 of your best cigars.
Warping causes a humidor to lose its perfect seal. A perfect seal is important because it keeps the humidity and temperature inside the box at constant levels. To check the seal of a humidor, open and then close the box. You should hear a surge of air escaping the box as you close it. Some refer to this sound as a “whoosh” or a “puff.” If you do not hear this sound, then the humidor does not have a good seal and it will not keep your cigars in good condition over time.
Humidors come in a variety of exterior finishes and designs. As long as the interior material is a high-quality hardwood, the exterior can be anything that suits your style. Think about where you will be keeping your humidor. Do you want it to be a showpiece or blend into the room? The design can be sleek, modern, intricate or classic. The designs are endless.
Check out the online shop at 69 Bourbons for a wide variety of humidors perfect for storing 100 to 150 cigars. We carry excellent humidors made of the best quality wood. Our wide selection of cigar accessories has everything you need to fully enjoy your cigars. Our knowledgeable staff can help you with any cigar accessory or humidor-related questions that you might have.
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