Today, we’re going to be looking at different storage options for cigars, wherever you’re going to be storing cigars in small quantities, medium quantities, large quantities. How would you acclimate your cigars to go into these different stores?
This is the additional article for our last guide How to store cigars in the humidor. I strongly recommend starting with this article.
Which Options For Storing Cigars Do You Have?
Today we’re going to be exploring that large amount of options.
Small and Large Humidors
A lot of options? And that’s the beauty of being a cigar smoker and utilizing all these tools that we have at our fingertips. First and foremost, for me storing cigars, if I had known that it was so easy to store cigars inside like an airtight container with just a simple Boveda pack, I probably would have started and not been so scared much sooner.
It can. I like my wood humidor, and we’ll talk more about that later, but I mean, just obviously, but would it makes several different sizes would have bags. This is the small one; it holds about three or five cigars. You got a medium one that holds 12 to 15 and then the massive one, which will hold almost a full box of cigars in its box.
Plus, if you take the cigars out, it holds about 80 cigars. Oh wow. So it’s quite big, quite massive. I use the medium one for pretty much all day traveling. I put it inside my briefcase, and I’m good to go.
And for me, it’s probably like 90% of my inventory is in bags like that because I get excited. I’m at an event, I get a box, and it’s like, okay, I don’t have enough wood humidors to go around.
And you just ran into this problem because you just started buying a bunch of Cuban cigars. You bought some containers for irritated.
So I think a lot of people, you know, once they get into cigars, they may, you know, when you’ve got crap in season your humidor, but all right, two, you got to have a calibrated hygroma wherever it’s the Cavita Butler or some other solution. Then two, then three, you’ve got to have a humidification solution. Here at the bespoke unit, we prefer the Vitta due to what disease, and there are videos below discussing why we liked the veto.
Still, once you get beyond that, your collection can grow into different cigars like to be stored at different RHs. So typically, we’ll draw a line in the sand, say, Hey, Cuban stroke, old-world cigars, like to be a little bit drier and they smoke a little better. A new weld will smoke a little better, a few percentage points, higher relative humidity.
Thus, as you’ve mentioned, I’ve created a few different humidification environments with my more extensive storage needs. I have about 1200 cigars, probably 900 new Wells, and probably 300 old worlds. So I needed that kind of different storage solution as well. And I used these large 82 core Tupperware containers with having a foam gasket, which keeps them airtight. And then I throw in the large Boveda packs, the 320 grand ones.
But in those larger containers, you want to be, you know, you realize in the bigger packs, and it does afford you a lot of box storage. And when you’ve got a more extensive collection, you can start creating different environments with different scales.
And again, choosing Boveda to humidify that, especially if you’re in an airtight container, I will stick at 69 or lower. For those Cuban cigars, I would do the 65. But ideally, that’s the whole premise is, when we’re storing these cigars, one of you making sure that we have something to put them in, obviously relative humidity is going to be the most important thing. And in a wood humidor, we’ve got options like the holders; those are great. They’re Spanish, Cedar, and you could put them inside the lid once you get like a 50 count humidor, which is a great size to start with you.
Don’t mix up different cigars
I liked the mounting plate for the 320 grand, right? Because it just puts an enormous amount of the solution in there, and it suspends it over the cigars. And then, if I’m on some of my older, larger wooden humidors, I put some, some of the smaller wooden trays in the bottom. Yep. Cigars on top three, 20 pack on top, you know, and I’m good to go.
Still, you know, not to digress and go off on too many tangents, but, you know, as we’re, you know, there’s, I suppose, two main options where you’re looking at would an all airtight and, you know, how might that affect your humidification solution or, you know, what Perdita packs you’re going to use in those storage options?
Yeah, for my airtight, I don’t have to worry about it. I throw the cigars and throw the bulb pack side for the wood. Humidors, it gets a little bit more tricky because they tend to breathe moisture. If I put dry or fresh cigars inside of wood, human art, then everything drops. I mainly use my wood humidor. It sits on my desk at work. And I use that to grab a cigar before I go home for the day. That’s like that. And I don’t ever want fresh cigars in there because I don’t want everything to drawn. Okay.
Prepare Your Cigars Before Putting Them in the Humidor!
So when you’re talking about fresh cigars on new cigars, how do you get them beyond that freshness? What, what kind of steps you?
Whether you’re buying them from a shop or buying them online, I don’t ever put them inside my wood humidor until I’ve acclimated them. That’s like a fancy term, but acclimating means that they come up to the relative humidity you’re storing them in.
Save Cigars From High Humidity
So I always put my new or fresh cigars inside an airtight container, whether it be a Tupper door or open humidor, or bag, anything that will allow it to just push as much moisture into the cigars as possible in the shortest amount of time. And that timeframe can vary. A lot of people think,
Oh, it’s been a couple of weeks. I was a victim of that. Like, hey, these cigars are at 62%. I got them online, brought them in was two weeks. I was like, what’s going on? Something’s wrong. I started pulling the cigars out, left the, what would packs and the container all as one 24 hours, it acclimated back up to 69.
Different Types Of Tobacco -> Different Time For Make Right Settings
So it has to be the cigars. Then I found out from all the research we’ve done in testing different types of tobacco, and it takes four times longer to rehearse, modify a cigar than it does to dehumidify a cigar. So that was eye-opening to me because I looked at how long those cigars were traveling for the truck, for the delivery truck. And they were on the truck for five days. And it, I found out that it’s, it took me four and a half weeks to bring from 62 up to 69.
How to put a NEW Cigar to YOUR Large Collection
Okay. I mean, that’s an important point, especially for, you know, do you save for new cigar smokers? I think many guys who have been around the industry kind of already know that acclimation process. And when I acclimate cigars, the easiest thing for me to do is to form, into a large Devita bag. And then whatever, I introduced them into a wooden humidor or one of my more comprehensive storage solutions that are already going to be at the same kind of relative humidity that doesn’t shock the rest of the cigars within that particular container.
So, wherever your, you’re carrying around two or three cigars, or you’re going to be storing them in like a small critic, humid or stepping up to 50, or wherever you got a thousand plus cigars like myself, the main things you’re looking for is, you know, an airtight or a controlled humidor. You’re looking at, you know, I would always say put in a calibrated hygroma to make sure that you can check on the cigars themselves, have a humidification source, and there’s no easier way to do that or more kind of scientifically proven way to do that then, you know, VerVita packs and enjoy your cigars from that point,
Simple as that, just what type of container put a boat with a pack in it. And then you go.
I am welcome your comments and questions on how you may store cigars pieces. Thanks for tuning in, guys.