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What is a Humidor?

Temperature and Humidity
Cigars enjoy the warm environment of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 degree Celcius) and 70% humidity. Which can range from 65% to 75% depending on how you enjoy your cigars, either a little dry or a little when. Often it is said that Cuban cigars should be kept at 65% to allow them to smoke better, but not necessary.

Cigars are extremely volatile when it comes to humidity and it is crucial to maintain the utmost standards when storing. If a cigar is too “wet” (stored at a high humidity) it becomes hard to light and is susceptible to mold. On the contrary if stored where it is too “dry” (stored at a low humidity) it burns too hot causing the smoke to become harsh. Moreover, dry cigars lead to the evaporation of the oils in the cigar, which cause loss of flavor, leaving your cigars bland and tasteless. Lastly, if too dry the wrapper may crack.

Article Courtesy of Cigarado.com

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The History of the Cigar
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Selecting & Choosing Cigars
Storing Cigars
What is a Humidor?
 - Temperature and Humidity
 - Break It In
 - Charge Your Humidifier
 - Is My Hygrometer Accurate?
 - Final Questions
Humidor Tips
Humidor Advice
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