Cigars should be stored in conducive environments where the right moisture is controlled with the use of a box known as humidor. The ideal temperature for storing cigars is around 700F , which is similar to the tropical temperature the cigar were rolled at. At this temperature the moisture level is stabilized thus stopping emission and absorption of moisture and the oil in the different tobacco leaves inside the cigar which slowly blend together. Like wine, cigars do age with time and these does not happen when it is rolled but rather it starts once the tobacco has been harvested and dried for 30 days so as to remove chlorophyll. All the cigar manufacturers can agree that cigars do age with time and end up having better flavor than they had when leaving the company for shipping or when stored in humidors in our homes.The aging of cigar do add better flavor as time goes by may it be during shipment or storage in humidors in the house, these is a fact that any cigar producer can confirm to be true.
To maintain the environment in your humidor will require the use of several cigar solutions, you will definitely need a thermometer and a hygrometer to start with. For a large humidors you will need an electronic humidifier. Similarly having the right solution is as vital as having the electronic humidifier. For the purpose of maintaining the cigars in their right condition it is advisable not to use distilled water since it may cosset the quality of the cigars. Rather than using pure distilled water it is prudent to use a solution of the distilled water and propylene glycol as the humidification solution.
The are two main reasons why we should use a humidification solution than pure distilled water. When the humidor becomes dry the propylene glycol releases absorbed moisture into the area. However, when there is too much humidity the propylene solution glycol absorbs the excess moisture keeping the environment stable.
When humidors are not taken care of mold may grow, these is also dealt with using the propylene solution. Mold is not good for fine cigars and will make then unsuitable. Once mold has a foothold in a humidor it can be very hard to get rid of so protecting against it from the outset is important, humidification solution also will keep mold getting a foothold in a humidor.
Nicotine in the tobacco that is found in cigar has a number of advantaged.There are advantages of nicotine in cigars. Vital rewards of tobacco are; social, increasing soil fertility and spiritual believes and enhance better eye sight. Researchers claim that there is an association between nicotine and better thinking capacities.
To have perfect and easy reading it is essential to have a digital hygrometer. Humidity checks should be done after two weeks or so but more frequently in dry areas or when you suspect the humidity seal in not working in a consistent manner.