Cigar Humidification

Space between your cigars?

Q. I do not understand when you say to leave space between cigars in the humidor. I take the cellos off,and all of my cigars are in piles according to their brand.Is it OK to stack the cigars and possibly rotate them every once in a while? Thank you, and I enjoy all of the information that I learn from your column.
– James G., Cranberry Twp, PA
A. I’m referring to air circulation, which is a key ingredient in keeping your cigars fresh. I also remove almost all of my cellos, but I tend to stack a lot of my cigars by size rather than brand – an non-issue since that’s a personal choice thing. The key is to stack them loosely enough to create some air flow around them.

I rotate my cigars from bottom to top about every 4-6 months. The only caveat I can add is, when you have so many cigars in your humidor without cellos, you have to be very careful about moving your cigars around. I’ve chipped a few feet doing this, so a light touch is important.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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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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