If you love cigars you will be conscious about how you use them, store them, and probably make them. Here, we are not going to talk about smoking or making them, but about storing them. A diy humidor can be perfect storage for freshly made or bought cigars.
Buying a box can cost you $100 but you can make one for yourself at a much cheaper price. The personalizing factor will not only be close to your heart but also give you all the qualities of a real humidor.
What is a humidor?
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What is a humidor?
Why you need a diy humidor?
What do you need for the diy humidor?
How to make the humidor?
How to season a cigar humidor?
How long does it take to make a cigar?
How much will it cost?
A humidor is a storage box that lets you keep particular items at a certain humidity level. These items need a certain humidity to last longer than they usually do. When you buy a pack of cigars, you don’t plan to have them all at once but look for the right drinks to suit every piece. Since, tobacco becomes stale quickly you need to use a humidor to retain the essence.
If you don’t use a diy humidor or buy a real one, the cigars will shrivel up and lose the natural aura. You will find the flavor fade and the aroma will dull out. The cigars will burn quickly and lose the smoothness. They will become hard to smoke and you might discard them eventually. On the contrary, extreme humidity can make the smokes have mold or rot. Tobacco infestation is real and can leave you with a nasty experience.
Humidors are box-like travel packs that you can carry everywhere. Many spend hundreds of dollars to buy an original one, but we can help you diy it. You can compare your creation with a mini-fridge that you will create for your cigars. You need the right seal to maintain the internal temperature and offer a thermostat and hygrometer that helps cater to such condition.
In general, small and large humidor will work similar to each other and maintain an ideal relative humidity level and temperature that your cigars need.