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How To Store Cigars The Simple and Easy Way

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

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Whether you're a seasoned aficionado or just stepping into the world of cigars, one thing remains true: proper cigar storage is key to unlocking the full potential of your smoking experience. In this guide, we'll unravel the mysteries of humidity, temperature, and storage methods to ensure that each time you reach for a cigar from your humidor, you're met with a flawless burn and an explosion of flavors.

Humidity and Cigars: A Crucial Connection:

The secret to cigar perfection lies in maintaining optimal humidity levels. Let's delve into this essential factor.

Low Humidity Woes:

When humidity levels plummet, the resulting harsh smoke can leave your throat irritated and diminish the intricate flavors. The low humidity also causes rapid burn that ensues sacrificing the carefully crafted blend of flavors and aromas intended by cigar blenders.

High Humidity Hindrances:

On the flip side, excessive humidity presents a new set of challenges. A over humidified cigar struggles to stay lit, has uneven burn. When stored in high humid conditions the risk of mold growth is greatly increases and threatens to compromise your prized collection.

Striving for the Ideal RH (Relative Humidity):

While the traditional 70/70 rule has held its ground, trends are veering towards lower RH values ranging from a comfortable 62 to 70. In my experience, dipping below 62 can amplify spiciness and harshness, affecting your overall experience.

Personalizing your humidity range based on your environment is crucial—high humidity locales demand lower RH, while dry climates may benefit from higher levels.

Temperature Considerations:

Don't overlook the role of temperature in preserving your cigars. Anything exceeding 75 degrees can welcome mold growth, so it's crucial to maintain a balanced environment. While a coolidor is a nice addition, it's not essential. A consistent indoor temperature of 65-75 degrees will suffice.

The Elegance of Simplicity: The Tupperdor Approach:

Introducing the KISS method—Keep It Simple, Stash. The Tupperdor offers a minimalist yet effective solution for cigar storage. It only takes a few steps:

  • Select an appropriately sized Tupperware container. I use the Sistema 236 oz here: but you can go with whatever size you need.

  • Utilize Boveda packs (62 or 65) to maintain humidity. Here:

  • Load the container with your cherished cigars.

  • Find a cool, dark spot within your living space to keep the Tupperware tucked away.

No need for a cooler—stick to the 65-75 degree range indoors. Adjust Boveda pack quantity to container size and don't forget to "burp" your Tupperdor weekly, allowing fresh air to circulate.

Some Nice Additions

If you really want to get the most out of this setup than I'd highly recommend these 2 upgrades:

In conclusion, my fellow cigar lovers, mastering the art of cigar storage elevates your smoking journey to new heights. Embrace these tips, and you'll relish flawless burns and unparalleled flavors every time. Until our next smoke-filled adventure, keep those cigars stored with care and let the flames of passion burn bright. Stay cool, and may your cigars savor even cooler moments.


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