Is is OK to keep cigars in their factory boxes in your humidor?

Q. I just bought a cabinet humidor. If I store my cigars in their factory boxes, will they receive the proper amount of humidity?
– Gene inEast Hampton, NY

A.  It depends on how long you plan to age them. The key is to make sure all of your cigars receive as equal an amount of humidity as possible.The best way to ensure this, especially for long-term aging, is by keeping the boxes open just enough to allow air flow into them. Tucking a rolled-up business card in the corner of the boxes, or some other small, innoucuous prop will do the trick.

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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