Humidors are used to store cigars until they are ready to be enjoyed. Often made from a variety of wood types including oak, cherry and walnut, cigar humidor boxes are typically lined with Spanish cedar to help control the moisture level and keep tobacco beetles in check. A functional cigar box can be made from other materials as an alternative to high-priced wood humidors.
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Things you need
- Plastic storage box with tight fitting lid
- Wood cigar box or pieces of Spanish cedar
- Distilled water
Choose a plastic storage box that will accommodate the number of cigars you need to store. Choose a box with a tight fitting lid and one that will allow sufficient room for storage without the cigars being too crowded for good air flow. Choose a 10 inch square container, for example, that is 3 to 4 inches tall when storing twenty to twenty five cigars.
Place old cigar boxes in the plastic storage box or place pieces of Spanish cedar in the box.
Add distilled water to a small puck-shaped humidifier designed for cigar storage and place it in the centre of the plastic container. Follow the manufacturer's specific directions for adding water to the humidifier.
Place a hygrometer in the plastic humidor box to measure the relative humidity.
Add cigars to the humidor and space them to allow good air flow. Avoid packing cigars into the box tightly.
Place the lid on the plastic humidor storage box.
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