Humidor expert Marc André explains the quality criteria for travel humidors and how to choose the right humidor for different requirements.
An appealing alternative to purchasing a new humidor is converting an existing piece of furniture. You’ll be guaranteed that your new humidor will be one-of-a-kind, and it’s a good way to give an old piece of furniture or musical instrument a new life.
In the last article, we dealt with walk-in humidor design and construction. Now we’ll discuss building materials, humidification technology, and air circulation.
For cigar geeks, the path from table humidor to cabinet humidor is basically predestined. And because it is an unwritten rule that sooner or later every humidor becomes a bit too small, the idea of a walk-in humidor is suddenly not so far-fetched after all.
When buying a hygrometer, you should check that it’s possible to calibrate it, otherwise it is relatively worthless. Calibration, however, is not exactly a simple operation. There are various calibration methods that all have their drawbacks.
It is relative humidity that we’re interested in; this is what we want to measure. There are several different methods of measurement. Here we are taking into account the ones that have a certain relevance to cigar storage. And with hygrometers, too, if you buy cheap, you have to buy twice.
With more cigar lovers using wine coolers as humidors, we set out to explore the topic of cool storage in greater depth. As long as the cooled cigar storage area is hermetically sealed from the outside environment, stored cigars are in good shape.
The instruction leaflets found in many cigar boxes contain the recommendation that cigars should be stored between 16 and 18°C. But what should you do as summer draws near?
At first sight merely the waste after enjoyment, ash performs an important function and reveals a lot about the cigar. White or light grey ash for example is a sign for high potassium content in the soil and the ash’s structure reflects the quantity of tobacco used and the rolling technique.
What are the effects of storage on a cigar? Our humidor expert Marc André presented three identical but completely differently stored cigars to 45 testers.
From cases to the walk-in humidor: Some guidance on the current humidor concepts. In this article Marc André addresses the concept of the cabinet humidor.