Humidor temperature concerns

Q. I see hundreds of articles on the accuracy of measuring humidity with digital hygrometers, but nobody ever questions the temperature reading. Are these generally more accurate whem measuring temperature, or should temperature accuracy also be a concern?
– Steve in Norwalk, CT

A.  Based on my experience, the digital temperature gauges are pretty darn accurate. I’ve tested enough of them against readings from the thermostat in my house and in my office to state this with confidence.

Regarding your concern about humidor temperature in general: A temperature range between 65 and 70 degrees is perfectly acceptable. IMO, premium cigars seem to age better when the humidor conditions are closer to the 65 degree mark with an average RH of about 68%.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for 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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