Humidor for Cigars - A Guide

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Presentation Description This humidor has an elegant Rosewood Finish, a Spanish Cedar Interior and a scratch resistant felt lined bottom. The interior is lined with Spanish Cedar, which helps retain humidity while preserving the cigars. Humidor, Cigar Humidor


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Humidor for Cigars: A Guide Good quality cigars need a protection that only humidors can give and a humidor is like a home for cigars. Though the humidor can range from basic Tupperware to chic Davidoff however their basic function remains the same. Most are exquisite enough to even perform an ornamental function. Those who want humidors at a stringent budget get good ones that are perfectly functional and basic. 70 to 72 humidity i.e. room temperature is ideally suited to store fine cigars. Lesser humidity than this can lead the cigar to dry out and its wrapper can fall apart. The cigar deteriorates with loss of its essential oils smell and savor. And drying is an irreversible process as it will never return to its original quality. Then again a cigar if exposed to excessive humidity can lead it to be destroyed. Before purchasing a humidor certain considerations must be kept in mind- i.e. the size and number of cigars do you wish to store in the humidor. Usually 7 or 8-inch cigars have a standard sized humidor and there are 9 inch ones as well. The features most important for a humidor are that the interior must be made of Spanish cedar and the construction too is important. Also it should be tough and have a good humidification system. The construction of the humidor is not without its significance. When the lid of the humidor is closed the ensuing noise should not be that of banging. It is also wise to ascertain that there is sufficient space within the inside lid to support the humidification device and that once the humidor is filled the device does not touch the cigars.

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Tip 1: The humidifier must be filled with either distilled water or any of the humidifier liquids that are on offer in the market. Two precautions that must be taken are- firstly it shouldn’t be overfilled. Secondly tap water must not be used under any circumstances because it contains certain minerals that can impart an unpleasant smell to the cigars and also clog the humidifier element. Humidifier must be drained of excess water on a paper towel for about 45 minutes before placing it into its suitable place in the humidor. This seasons the interior to recognize your cigars. Tip 2: a lint free cloth slightly moist with distilled water should be used to wipe the humidifier. This helps to gather residue accumulated during manufacturing process and also allows for the interior to allow specific quantity of moisture. Otherwise the dry wood might absorb moisture out of the cigars or humidifier. The outside may only be cleaned with a soft cloth and never furniture polish. it will fade the finish and do damage to the cigars as well. The Mighty Myth: the biggest myth about humidors is that the box itself must be made of solid wood. Most consumers are thrilled to say their humidor is made of solid cedar wood. But theres a problem with solid wood down the road: warping. In the entire history of wood making you cannot keep solid wood from eventually warping. The best humidors are made from a special engineered wood. Buying a humidor means taking a few necessary steps in order to prepare for storing cigars in it. Or else the dry cedar wood lining can rob the cigars of humidity. Adorini humidors are obtainable in two equipment alternatives. The basic or “standard” equipment comprises of a simple hygrometer along with metal spring and a sponge-based humidifier with a propylene glycol humidifying solution. The deluxe or “premium” equipment however consists of the exact adorini hair hygrometer along with the adorini premium deluxe humidifier that is based on acryl polymers. This particular step is redundant if one has already bought the adorini hair hygrometer. The adorini hair hygrometer is available calibrated from beforehand and necessity for re-calibration arises only if there is shock suffered while being transported.

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Analog hydrometers may be calibrated in two ways: The usually suggested and most exact calibration technique is to put the hygrometer coupled with salt solution inside a plastic box of small proportions. A small quantity of salt needs to be taken and moistened such that it remains damp but does not dissolve. The hygrometer and salt should then be placed in a sealed plastic box. At the end of 8 hours humidity of the box should be 75. Needle of the hygrometer maybe adjusted with a screwdriver at the rear to mark 75 humidity. On the other hand you might get rid of the hygrometer from the humidor drape the hygrometer in a carefully damp cloth and after about an hour regulate the hygrometer on the back with a screwdriver to about 96 relative humidity. The humidifier must be placed on a plate and moisturized it with propylene glycol solution applicable for a sponge-based humidifier or distilled water. Humidifier is left in the solution for about an hour and it absorbs liquid. Once it has absorbed an appropriate amount the humidifier needs to be shaken in order to ensure that the liquid that was not riveted would be eliminated. The next step is to make dry the humidifier with a piece of cloth. A cloth placed in distilled water should be used to wipe the walls of the interior of the humidor divider and trays. A glass of distilled water is placed in the humidor for three days. If you heat the water in a microwave before placing it into the humidor then the process takes only about a day before the humidor starts functioning. Basically the walls of the interior must absorb enough humidity. A humidor that is well filled ideally must be aerated at the least about once every two weeks to supply it with fresh air on a regular basis. Temperature ranging between 64-70°F 18-21°C is deemed perfect. Temperatures veering beneath 54°F 12°C may cause the aging process of the cigars to be seriously damaged. Thus it is only up to a point that cold wine cellars can serve for the purpose of cigar storage.

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Higher temperatures are even more detrimental. Anything over and above 75°F 24°C can result in worm infestation and decay. Thus exposing the cigars to direct sunlight is a complete no-no. Great Quality Humidor Humidifier – Reasonable Price Highly Recommended Click here to get your Cigar Humidor Today

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