Storage of cigars is done in a container referred to as a cigar humidor to maintain favorable environment. The ideal temperature for storing cigars is around 700F , which is similar to the tropical temperature the cigar were rolled at. At this temperature the moisture level is stabilized thus stopping emission and absorption of moisture and the oil in the different tobacco leaves inside the cigar which slowly blend together. Just like wine do age with tine do cigars once the tobacco is harvested it is dried in 30 days so as to purify it from chlorophyll. All the cigar manufacturers can agree that cigars do age with time and end up having better flavor than they had when leaving the company for shipping or when stored in humidors in our homes.The aging of cigar do add better flavor as time goes by may it be during shipment or storage in humidors in the house, these is a fact that any cigar producer can confirm to be true.
A humidor requires some solutions to preserve the cigars for a conducive environment and also one would require a thermometer and a hygrometer to start with. For large humidors an electronic humidifier is needed. Besides having an electronic humidifier is important to have the required solution to use for the humidifier. To preserve the cigars in the best quality possible it is prudent not to use distilled water. A humidification solution of distilled water and propylene solution should be used.
The humidification solution works in two different ways compared to distilled water as the humidification solution. Propylene glycol releases moisture when it becomes low in the cigars environment. When there is much moisture in the area the propylene solution absorbs the excessive moisture the stability.
Also the propylene solution helps in the inhibition of mold in the humidor, in situations where humidors are not well maintained the mold may grow. Mold is not good for fine cigars and will make then unsuitable. Mold can be very stressful to deal with in a humidor so preventing its establishment in a humidor in the first place is crucial.
Tobacco contains nicotine which happens to be a component of cigars and come along with some advantages. Some advantages of tobacco are; socially – in friendships and in war, fertility promotion in the soil and courtship – in spirituality to find origins and in large doses is able to stimulate the brains functioning and increase vision. Researchers claim that there is an association between nicotine and better thinking capacities.
To have perfect and easy reading it is essential to have a digital hygrometer. A humidor should be checked after fourteen days or so but more frequently if you are located in a dry area or the humidity seal is not working properly.