Cigars are a popular smoking choice for many people, and if you’re one of them, you know the importance of proper storage.
If you don’t store your cuban cigars properly, they can dry out and lose their flavor.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to store cigars so that they stay fresh for as long as possible!
Keep Your Cigars In An Air-Tight Container
To properly store your cigars, the first thing you need to do is find an air-tight container.
If you’ve yet to buy a cigar humidor then any type of humidor from the electric cigar humidor range will work well as a storage solution.
Just make sure it’s big enough so that there’s plenty of room for your cigars (they should not be touching each other), and fill the bottom with some sort of sponge or similar material in case they leak when they’re being transported around.
You can also use zip lock bags if necessary but these are only good for short-term storage (up until about two months) because eventually those vapors from inside start building up within them causing condensation to form on the exterior and ruining your cigars.
Keep in mind that, depending on where you live, the humidity and temperature levels inside your home or office may not be ideal for storing cigars so you might need to purchase a humidor even if you’re just using it as a temporary solution.
A good rule of thumb is that the relative humidity (RH) level inside your storage container should be around 70%.
You can buy electronic RH meters online or at most cigar stores if you want to be more precise.
Don’t Store Your Cigars In The Fridge
Storing your cigars in the fridge is one of the worst things you can do to them. Not only does it make the cigar wrapper brittle, but it also makes the flavor and aroma fade.
A cold, damp environment is not good for cigars. Instead, store them in a cool, dry place like a humidor.
That’s why they’re made specifically for that purpose. If you don’t have a humidor, you can store them in an airtight container like a Ziploc bag.
Just make sure there’s plenty of room for airflow so they don’t get moldy. If you’re going to smoke your cigars right away, then it doesn’t matter where you store them.
But if you plan on aging them, then you’ll need to follow these guidelines.
The aging cigar is a process that can take up to ten years, so it’s important to do it right.
Rotate Your Cigars
When you buy cigars, they come in cellophane packages or tubes. If your humidor doesn’t have a lot of room, it’s best to leave the cigar in its original packaging until you are ready to smoke it.
While this will allow the humidity to penetrate through all sides of the cigar, you shouldn’t store them like this for too long, just until you can remove some other cigars from your humidor and make more room for them.
If your local cigar shop has a large humidor with individual compartments that hold several hundred cigars, then there should be no problem buying on impulse as well as stocking up on great deals when they happen.
However if storage space is an issue at home (and even less so when you travel), then it is wise to limit your purchase to only the cigars that you plan on enjoying within a few weeks.
This means planning and taking inventory of how many cigars are in your humidor at all times, as well as keeping track of how long they have been sitting there.
If this sounds like too much work for you, perhaps it’s best not to buy more than one box or 25 cigar bundles at a time.
Keep Cigars Away From Direct Sunlight
Cigars are damaged when exposed to direct sunlight. The quality of your cigar will deteriorate if it becomes dry and brittle.
This can also happen due to extreme heat caused by the sun’s rays on its surface while being stored outside during hot weather conditions like summertime temperatures which can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit at times; this causes tobacco leaves inside those cigars stored outdoors unprotected against UV radiation damage such as bleaching them white (from chlorophyll loss) and eventually leading towards mold growth due to humidity changes within these environments where relative humidity levels fall 60% / 40% (RH) during daytime hours only when exposed directly under direct sunlight’s rays; thus making it difficult for an individual to maintain his/her cigars with any kind of prolonged freshness without having access inside their homes or indoors where there are no windows near them.
Cigars are a great way to relax and enjoy a moment, but as you can see there are more practical ways than just sticking them in your pocket.
If you want to make sure that your cigars last for the longest time possible then they must be stored properly so they don’t get damaged.