The first step is to decide what size humidor you want.
No doubt you are familiar with Tupperware storage containers, whether you use it for leftover food, organizing your cupboards, or any of the other countless uses, but did you know they can also be used for storing cigars? While they most definitely lack the style and sophistication of cigar humidors they can function just as well as a humidor.
This makes tupperdors a surprisingly good option for storing your cigars and keeping them fresh. A tupperdor is a plastic container which is also referred to as a Tupperware container. An affordable option and way to store your cigars and keep them fresh without having to pay for a humidor. The Iris Airtight Container is a very affordable container with an airtight seal and clips to hold the lid in place.
With a translucent body but a colored lid, you can easily see the cigars stored inside. Available in 10 pounds, 11 pounds, 25 pounds, 35 pounds, and 54 pounds there are many options to accommodate your cigar collection, regardless of the quantity. At a minimum, this container could hold 50 cigars. Made from BPA plastic the pound container measures The little big box by Popit is a 16 piece set that includes containers of a variety of sizes.
One of the features is that they are spill-proof. Although this refers to the contents inside being unable to leak out it also means the seal is watertight- if a cup of water were knocked over near your stored cigars, you know they are safe. Airtight the lids of the containers snap into place easily.
Considering how many containers you get in this set it is really great quality. Potentially there is the option to store different cigars in different containers, travel with them, or if not they are always useful for other things around the home. With glowing Amazon customer reviews, the Popit set is excellent value. The Tightvac Portable Container is a vacuum-sealed system that keeps both moisture and oxygen out of the container. A huge range of color combinations to choose from, I do recommend the clear body to see the cigars but if you wish there are entirely black and white containers if you prefer that style.
To activate the vacuum seal all that is needed is to push the button on the top of the container. Possibly the only issue with the Tightvac Portable Container is the size, although it is a great option for traveling. Cigar capacity of 5 depending on the ring gauge. This container can also be purchased with a divider if you want to separate the cigars.
In order to turn the tupperdor into a humidor you will need to purchase a couple of additional accessories, these are cedar, a means of humidification, and a hygrometer. Humidors generally have a Spanish Cedar Wood interior, this is due to the fact that they keep the moisture in check and assist cigars with the aging process. They are also a great way to enhance the flavor of the cigars.
It is possible to purchase sheets of cedar and you can even purchase a tray for organizational benefits too. The size of your container will also affect the amount of solution needed to ensure it remains constant. Good examples of humidification products are Boveda packs or a Xikar Jar see below. Designed specifically for small containers and travel humidors if you have a large container then the 60gram packet is a better choice.
Monitoring the ambient humidity they work to remove moisture and maintain the correct levels. This can be interpreted in a few ways so in the following post we break it down into the following categories:. Cigars are in actual fact are quite fragile and delicate. It is important to take care of your cigars to have the best smoking experience possible.
The most dependable way to do that is with a humidor, these are used to control the environment at the optimal temperature and humidity. Cigars should be preserved when stored in the same climate conditions as the region the tobacco came from. This is actually quite specific:. In addition to these specific temperatures, they should be stored in a completely Spanish Cedar wooden humidor. This protects against tobacco beetles and enhances the flavor and aroma of the cigars.
Out of the wrapper and without any preservation methods your cigars will not last longer than 2 days. Within a cigar humidor, your cigars are happy as can be. The optimal conditions mean your cigar will last for up to five years. Depending on the quality of humidor and if any issues occur with the hygrometer or humidifier of course.
Investing in a high-quality humidor from the start is always best! Even with a humidor, you will still need to calibrate and ensure it is set up properly before entrusting it with your cigars. Set aside a time in your calendar every 3months or even more frequently to check in and make sure it is working properly. A slip in the humidity or if you hygrometer needs re-calibrating will result in a fast decline in the condition of your cigars.
No one wants to experience that. After following the setup instructions and ensuring everything is calibrated your cigars actually require very little maintenance. Just check in every so often to make sure everything is running smoothly. There are a few other things we recommend doing. If you have very different cigars then it can be beneficial to separate them accordingly. Spending time cooped up next to each other means flavors and scents can wear off on each other.
Many humidors come with dividers made from Spanish Cedar so why not use these to keep your cigars separate. If you buy your cigars by the box then you can store the entire box inside your humidor, if it is big enough.
This works to really lock in the scent and flavor as well. As a rule of thumb every 3 months I will re-calibrate my hygrometer. Next, prepare your humidification device according to the manufacturer's instructions. Unless the manufacturer specifically states that you can use tap water, use only distilled water. Tap water contains minerals that will destroy most humidification systems by leaving deposits that will clog the humidor element.
Once the humidification element is filled, be sure to wipe it down to remove all the excess water. Rest it on a hand towel for approximately 30 minutes. Close the humidor with its humidifying element and the damp sponge, and leave it overnight. The next day, refresh the humidification device it may not need it and check the sponge. If it is fairly dry, add more distilled water. If it is very damp, leave it alone. Let the humidor sit another night, and then remove the sponge and plastic bag.
The walls of the humidor have now absorbed all the water they need, and now you can safely store your cigars. Most of the time, if you let cigars dry out, you have to write off your investment as a learning experience, albeit sometimes an expensive one.
In some cases, cigars can be reconditioned through weeks in a good humidor, but it's a tricky business, and best left to someone with great patience and experience. If you insist on trying to do it yourself, proceed slowly. Over a period of several weeks, gradually move the cigars from the outer corners into the center of your humidor.
All of the other myths about how to restore dried-out cigars are just that -- myths. Remember that a cigar has many layers of tobacco. It's disastrous for the various layers to become moist or dry out at different rates. For example, if a cigar is placed in a hyper-moist environment, and then taken out of that moist environment, the outside dries and shrinks while the inside is still swollen, and the cigar splits open. Not a pretty sight.
Here are some of the odder suggestions we've heard. Don't try them. When you take cigars with you on your travels, you need to protect them from physical damage, as well as from drying. Travel humidors are an ideal solution. Many are compact enough to easily slip into your briefcase or the small bag you take onboard aircraft not that it's likely that you'll be allowed to smoke there. When buying a travel humidor, first make sure that it will accommodate cigars of the size and shape you prefer.
Then check it for durability. No matter how careful you are, your travel humidor will get jostled quite a bit. Make sure that it has a hinge that will stand up to a bit of abuse and repeated openings. If you're a frequent international flyer, you'll find yourself constantly opening the case for customs inspectors who are hunting for Cuban cigars. One long "piano" hinge that runs the length of the humidor is generally better than two or more hinges.
Also, check to be sure that the humidification unit will stay in place as you sprint for a taxi or jam your bag into an overhead compartment. Even if you don't travel a lot, you may still want a travel humidor. They are extremely convenient for setting up a temporary depot of cigars in another part of your home.
They are also perfect for keeping a few cigars humidified during the transition from a store's humidor to your own. Sometimes, however, even a travel humidor is too much. Then you may want to rely on tubos and cigar cases. Tubos -- cigars that come packed in tubes, which help them stay properly humidified after they are taken out of a humidor -- are a good one-at-a-time solution.
You can also purchase elegant silver or wooden tubes that will keep individual cigars properly moisturized for up to 72 hours. The drawback is that you will need several such tubes to carry a day's supply. On top of that, your tailor will hate them: they tend to be bulky and heavy and, when placed in a pocket, they ruin the "drape" of a garment.
Often the answer is to carry an elegant leather cigar case, loaded with the cigars you hope to smoke that day, and return any that you don't smoke that day to the humidor each evening. If you always smoke the same kind of cigar, you can get a case that fits your cigars exactly -- with "fingers" of the right diameter, and with the ability to telescope, if you favor long cigars. Fingered cases offer the best protection because even a single cigar is held firmly in place and does not roll and bounce around within.
If you smoke a varied selection, however, you will probably want to get an "open" case -- one without dividers or molded fingers -- which will accommodate a variety of sizes. When you buy a cigar case, wear the coat or jacket that has the smallest pockets of all the garments in your wardrobe.
Make sure that the case fits, and that you can live with the resulting bulge. Conversely, next time you go to have a suit, jacket or coat fitted, be sure to bring your cigar case. A good tailor will be able to adapt the garment so you can carry the case without looking as if you're packing a pistol. Also, when shopping for a case bring several cigars. Or use the occasion as an excuse to buy a few. The first test of any case is how well it fits your cigars.
Load the case and see if the you can slip the cigars in and out with reasonable ease. Close the case, to make sure that it is not too short for your cigars. You'll want the case to be lined, so your cigars won't take on a leathery taste, and to prevent the tragedy of a fine cigar's wrapper snagging on rough, less-finished leather.
The thickness of the leather is a matter of personal preference.
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