Maintain an adequate level of humidity inside the humidor
Cigars should be stored in an atmosphere similar to that in which tobacco was grown: at room temperature (approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit) with a humidity level of 68 to 72 percent. Humidifiers are boxes specially designed to keep cigars at an ideal temperature and humidity. Humidifiers must include a humidifier; otherwise, they are simply cigarette boxes.
Even with a humidor, it can be difficult to maintain a constant level of humidity in the box, especially when the seasons change.
The humidity level inside your home, as well as other conditions, will affect the operation and operation of the humidifier system.
Factors that affect moisture levels in a humidor
The varied use of air conditioners, heaters and open windows can drastically change the humidity level inside a house in a short period of time, making it more difficult (or easier) to maintain the optimum humidity level inside a home humidor. In addition, other factors, such as air circulation and exposure to direct sunlight, can also reduce humidity. Try not to place the humidifier near holes, fans, or windows. In winter, the sun is lower in the sky than in summer, and may actually shine farther in your home than in summer (when the sun is above your head).
To determine if the humidifier is working properly, you can use a hygrometer: a device that measures humidity. You can also consider the condition of the cigars to make sure they are well maintained.
Cigarettes should only exude a little oil when they are in good condition. If they are too dry, they become cracked; if they are too wet, they will begin to form.
Use of additional humidifiers
All humidors contain humidifiers. Some are very simple: really just a glass or a spongy material that is kept moist and clean.
A good acrylic humidor with a proper humidifier that is well maintained is likely to work well for you most of the time.
When the humidity levels inside the house start to drop, you may need to add distilled water or humidifier solution more frequently to the humidifier. If the device is kept full, but you still have problems with low humidity, then you should add an additional humidifier to the acrylic humidor. One such option is Dry Mister by Cigar Savor.
Dry Mister is a cigar-sized plastic tube that is filled with water-absorbing gelatin beads. There are two lines marked on the tube. Simply fill the tube at the top with water and put it in the humidifier. When the ball level drops to the second line, add more water to the top line. If necessary, you can use more than one tube in the humidifier. This device can be used alone as a humidifier and is ideal for travel.