Just as food that needs to be stored in a fridge, cigars need to stay in a humidor, if not it will go bad. But first we need to understand what the humidor does to your cigars.
What's a humidor
A humidor is a storage container that controls the temperature and the humidity of the air, very simple. The temperature should be about 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity in the low 70's, helping to retain moisture. When taken good care of cigars can age several years.
A good humidor is an investment, considering how expensive cigars are, so don't be afraid to spend some money on it. If you choose to buy a cheap one you are risking ruining you're cigars, and we don't want that.
The first thing to choose is the size. You should always go a little bit bigger than what you need, because the cigars need some air flow between them and we don't want it too tight.
There are a lot of different types of humidors some have magnets so you can put a cutter in there, locks, handles, you only need to find out one that fits your needs.
The last thing and a very important one is the looks. Considering you are spending some money on a humidor might as well be pleasant to look at.
How to prepare your new humidor
First thing you shouldn't do is put your cigars right away in the dry humidor, it will dry and ruin them. The interior of the humidor is made of wood and needs to be humidified, so it releases humidity over time.
The way to do this is by wiping the wood with a brand new wet (with distilled water) sponge. After you wipe all the exposed wood, close the lid and let it rest for 24 hours, so it absorbs the water. Then repeat this process and wait another 24 hours.
Now it time to put the cigars in the humidor.
The Hygrometers is essential for measuring and controlling the humidity