Humidors and high temperatures

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Q. With the 90 degree weather, the temp in my humidor is climbing near 80 degrees. What can I do to get it back down to where it belongs?
- Greg in Jessup, PA

A. It’s generally a good idea to keep your humidor in the coolest spot in the house and avoid any direct sun or lamp light. This will help a lot.

High temps and humidity can cause beetle larvae to hatch, which is the most important reason you want to keep the temperature down. Under these same conditions, you may also see “plume” or “bloom” appearring on the wrappers of some of your cigars. If this happens, note that it’s a harmless, white powdery substance that can easily be wiped off with your finger.

If you can’t get the temp closer to 70-degrees, then try to lower your humidity to help balance the system. Most importantly, make sure you check your cigars daily until you have the situation under control.

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at cigaradvisor.com

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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