Humidors For Cigar StorageThere are many humidors for cigars, but just finding one is not the end of your search nor is it the beginning. You have made an investment in your cigar collection and there are many humidors available to you. Humidors for cigars are quite literally boxes that are made and designed strictly to be used for storing and keeping your cigars fresh. Looking at a number of humidors for cigars, you will start to get an understanding of just how valuable this box is for the integrity of your cigar collection.



First, you will notice the woods that are used in the making of these storage boxes for cigars. The highest quality wood should always be used. The most desired wood for making these beauties is mahogany, however it comes with a high price tag and is not an option for everybody. Having a Spanish Cedar lining is a must. This particular type of cedar provides proper absorption and does not interfere with the flavor of the cigar. Other cedars are prone to alter the flavor of a cigar over time. Since many cigars you purchase are going to be for future smoking, and may be stored for up to five to ten years, it is imperative that there is Spanish Cedar in the lining.



As with almost anything you purchase, you get what you pay for. This is probably most evident when one purchases a humidor. The price of the humidor usually correlates not only to the materials that are used, but the workmanship and quality of that box. Maybe purchasing a pricey humidor is out of the question right now, but you want to invest in a quality piece of equipment that will ensure freshness for years to come. First, pay no mind to the aesthetics of the box. The size, color and even shape make no difference on the effectiveness of the humidor. What matters most is the lining and the seal. As noted earlier, a Spanish Cedar lining is really the only wood lining you want in your humidor. Next is the seal. When you close the humidor, does it slam shut? Does it make a whooshing sound? The humidor should not slam shut and should have reliable hinges. It should make a whooshing sound as well. That sound you hear is ensuring that the air that needs to be out of the box is out and the seal is secure. Then look at the construction. Knowing that humidors for cigars can vary widely in price, and thus signify the quality, there are two things to look for. The humidor should feel solid and heavy. Even for a small sized humidor, it should have some weight to it. This will help ensure that there won't be any warping in the future.



Now that you know some of the basic building qualities to look for, here are some other decisions to think about, starting with the size you will need. Your cigar collection may just be getting started, but if you are a cigar enthusiast, it is likely to grow. Humidors range in size and styles. You can choose a simple box style, or looking ahead to an expansive collection, choose a humidor that has drawers, dividers and/or trays. Whichever humidor you decide to purchase, remember, it's not just a box, it's an investment that will be protecting and preserving your cigar collection for years to come.

POSTED ON Oct 14, 2017

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