Yes, cigar humidors are much more than simply a nice-looking box; they serve as a home for your costly and sensitive cigars, which require highly exact temperature and moisture conditions to maintain their freshness over time. The operation of a humidor is the same whether it is large or tiny, personalized or not.
Certain components of a humidor are critical to its operation. Understanding each one’s duty will provide a clear picture of how a cigar humidor operates.
A humidifier: The humidification system is provided by this. It is regarded as the most significant component since it supplies moisture to the humidor, allowing your cigars to stay plump, burn slowly, and preserve the vital oils that give the taste and aroma of your cigar. The size of the humidifier determines whether the humidification system is simple or complex. A humidor’s ideal relative humidity level should be 70%. A humidor requires a source of water to accomplish this. Moisture can be introduced via sponges, flowery foam, crystal gel, silica beads, humidipaks, and electronic humidifiers.
The humidity meter: This is an important part of the humidor. The hygrometer measures humidity and tells you if you need to add moisture or absorb surplus water. You can get a hygrometer that is analog or digital. If your humidor has electronic humidity control, attach it to the humidifier. Checking your hygrometer on a regular basis, once a week or two, is critical to ensuring that everything is in order with your humidor.
HOW TO TELL IF A CIGAR IS BAD?
When a cigar is overly dry, you know it is a lousy one. They shrivel and lose their delectable perfume and flavor. Dry cigars burn too hot and are unpleasant to smoke. On the other hand, if a cigar is exposed to excessive humidity, it will develop mildew, rot, and even an infestation of tobacco bugs. The greatest cigars are those that keep their humidity level between 64 and 72 percent on average.
HOW LONG WILL CIGARS STAY IN A HUMIDOR?
The better question is, how much do you want the tobacco to mature? Cigars must age for at least six months. When properly maintained in a humidor, they begin to provide their greatest flavor in about five years. Cigars are made of organic stuff, which makes them prone to degradation. However, if properly stored, they improve with age. Storing them in a humidor keeps the natural oils working to keep the leaves moist, fragrant,, and soft; otherwise, they will seep through the leaves or evaporate. A good cigar should not be wet or dry. Cigars have an infinite lifespan if properly preserved. This is why humidors are a must-have in any cigar collector’s arsenal.
WHY DOES A CIGAR ENJOYER REQUIRE A HUMIDOR?
Because you would need somewhere to keep your smokes. Not merely store them, but keep them in an optimum environment where they can maintain their ideal relative humidity and temperature. It is critical to keep your cigars moist.
WHAT IS THE PRICE OF A CIGAR HUMIDOR?
Whether you choose a small or large humidor, both work in the same way to keep your cigar at the right temperature and humidity. Of course, prices vary. Not because of its purpose, which remains the same – to keep your cigars fresh – but rather for the beauty. It might cost anywhere from $40 to $40,000 or more. It depends on your preference. It doesn’t matter if you spend so much or so little on your humidor as long as it can do the job of preserving the flavor and aroma of your cigar.