A true and experienced cigar smoker understands that as a cigar culminates, the flavor within improves drastically and a cigar humidor provides the best environment for this process.
When looking to purchase a cigar humidor, you will want the best possible quality. It will not only aid in the advancement of the aging process, it will also protect the cigars from rotting, from being smashed or torn, and protect them against worms and tobacco beetles.
These cigar housing devices will offer specific benefits to a cigar aficionadoís investment. One distinct benefit is that it will help the burn rate of the cigar. If your cigar is too dry, it becomes very fragile and tends to burn too fast. If the tobacco is too damp, the stick tends to burn unevenly.
Both issues will cause the taste to differ from what was intended by the cigar creator. Inside the majority of these housing units is a humidification system consisting of distilled water and Propylene Glycol. This system will maintain a consistent humidity level by using a hygrometer.
This hygrometer measures the RH level, making certain that the humidorís interior keeps a specifically predetermined humidity level of 70 degrees. This process of incorporating a hygrometer is crucial to all good cigar humidors.
Most cigar aficionados prefer Spanish cedar humidors. They will neither take away the flavor of the sticks, nor will they cause the cigars to take on the cedar smell. Some of them have an exterior made from solid wood or leather, with the interior being of Spanish cedar.
Others are constructed entirely from the Spanish cedar. This type of cedar will serve as a sponge and remove any moisture from the sticks you so love to enjoy. Two other types of woods used to create cigar humidors are American Red cedar and Honduran Mahogany Spanish cedar. These types of wood are just as beneficial for your cigar smoking experience.
Many people who have larger humidors will also have a smaller, or a travel sized humidor to nestle their favorite smokes in for being on the road. The smaller, travel size boxes will hold approximately five to eight cigars with the humidification devices located in their lids.
They are small enough to fit inside the breast pocket of a coat, thus having them conveniently at your fingertips. Then there are the larger desk humidors. They range in size to hold from 25 to 250 cigars.
Depending on your personal taste and needs, there are many shapes and styles to choose from. And finally, the ultimate in cigar storage would be a walk in humidor. These can be custom made for your home or your business. You can certainly buy out any cigar shop with one of this caliber.
You are not limited to just wood in fabricating the outer shell of your cigar storing needs. Virtually any material or variation of materials may be used as the exterior to a cigar humidor. Typically, the majority of humidors are constructed solely from wood with some being designed using a top grade wood such as cherry or maple.
Some may choose to design theirs using leather, acrylic, or even a metal exterior. You can construct the exterior out of almost anything, incorporating color, texture and the design to your liking. Many will take into account their personal design aesthetics of their home or personal business.
Some may choose to have the construction complement their favorite smoking chair or desk. Not being limited by anything other than your own imagination, there is a humidor out there that is perfect for you.