Proper Care of your Cigars are Extremely Important for a smooth, enjoyable smoke. Cigars must be stored in proper container as well as humidity. Humidors are suggested but not required.
If you do not have a humidor…..The easiest and most basic way to store cigars is in a plastic Ziploc-style bag or a plastic airtight container and add a humidification pack (Suggest Boveda Pack…sold on our website) or Simply wet a clean unused kitchen sponge with distilled water and place it in a clean Tupperware container with your cigars and snap the lid on and Store in dark place. Keep your temperature at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% humidity
Most cigars, like most wine, are meant to be consumed within a year it is produced.
How to Properly Store your Cigars…………………
Should you take the cellophane off the cigar before you store it in a humidor? The purpose of the cellophane is to provide protection and safety to your cigar, so let it do just that. Many people think if you do not take the cellophane off, the cigar won’t be able to breathe, but that is false. Cellophane is not plastic; it is a plant-based material that allows moisture to come in and out. Therefore, it will not restrict the humidification you are providing in your humidor.
Get a humidor that will store the right amount of cigars for you for better control and less effort. If you plan on keeping many cigars for long periods of time, get a large humidor. If you intend to store just a small amount of cigars at a time, a smaller humidor will work well for you.
Choose a dark area in your home as a spot to put your humidor. This will help keep the relative humidity level required. The bottom of a cupboard or a cool spot in the home or office is ideal.
Do not spill or wipe any amount of tap or natural spring water inside the humidor. Distilled water is the only type you should ever use to touch the interior surface of your humidor; and never pour directly into the humidor itself, either.
Never freeze your cigars unless it’s the last resort to avoid the spread of tobacco beetle infestations.
The easiest and most basic way to store cigars is in a plastic Ziploc-style bag. When you’re buying a handful of single cigars from a premium cigar shop, they are often placed in a Ziploc sleeve at the time of purchase. While the bag itself will help to preserve the initial freshness of your cigars, at least for the short term, a humidity source is still required if you plan to hang onto your cigars longer than a few days. Additionally, many cigar manufacturers package their cigars in individual cellophane sleeves before they go into the box. Cellophane is very common and poses a number great benefits that protect cigars from potential, unwanted damage during the shipping process and display on store shelves, however, it does not preserve a cigar’s freshness or humidity. Cigars need access to a continual humidity source to stay fresh, even if you leave the cellophane on.
Simply wet a clean unused kitchen sponge with distilled water and place it in a clean Tupperware container with your cigars and snap the lid on. You may want to snip the sponge in half, or only use a small section of it, as a whole sponge could produce too much humidity and over-humidify your cigars, especially if your Tupperware container is smaller. While monitoring the humidity level will be a less-exact science without a hygrometer, this simple and practical method is convenient. You can also use the humidity pouches, discussed above, as an alternative to a sponge.