Humidors are specially made to protect your cigars, especially first-class ones. These can come in any shapes and sizes but their main function is to basically prevent cigars from dehydrating. Moreover, humidors shelter the latter from other elements that can spoil their distinctive flavor. Some humidors are designed to be showed off with their intricate patterns and lavish stone embellishments while some come in gold and silver. Others are more concerned about their functionality and may come in plain designs but with the same purpose to serve.
First class quality cigars come with an instruction that humidors should be placed in a dry storage area with at least 72% humidity which means the warmness should be just about a normal room temperature. Without following this instruction and exposing your favorite cigars to elements will cause the loss of their flavor and aroma. Also, the cigars will become very dry which will result to unpeeling of their wrapping. Further, without humidors, the original quality of the same is not maintained.
Using humidors is very easy. But first when you buy one you must consider some tips in order for you to be able to choose which are best for your handmade cigars. You have to know first the size and quantity of cigars you want to place in your humidor. Seven to eight inches is better as it gives you two sizes to fit into. Structural formation is also of vital importance and its insides should be made out of Spanish cedar because of its strength and the quality of its humidification. A good space is needed when you have to install the humidifying device. Thus, better be in the look out also for the space in between the humidor itself and the device. Be sure too that when you close it, it does not come in contact to your smoking paraphernalia.