Cigar Humidification

Storing cigars in a cabinet cigar humidor

Q. When you purchase a box of cigars, do you put the box in the humidor and leave it closed, or should you take the cigarsout of the box? I have one of those bookcase humidors that can accommodate the box.
– Ronald L.

A. You can go either way. At the very least, unseal the box. If the cigars come without cello (IOW, “cabinet style”), depending on your humidor’s headroom, you can place the entire box, open or closed, in the humidor. Otherwise, if you really need the space, remove the cigars from their factory boxes. The important thing is having the proper humidity & temperature levels and an adequate amount of air flow.

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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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