Does Heat Bring on Cigar Beatles
Q.With the weather being so hot these days, are beetles expected to be a problem? I've never had them, however I now have some humidors in a room that isn't air-conditioned. Are these things that much of a major problem?
- Bill W. in PA
A. Not really that much. As long as your temp and humidity remain within the recommended levels, 65-75 degrees and 65-70% RH, you should be OK. If you notice the temperature climbing toward the 80-degree mark and your cigars start to feel a little softer than usual, try lowering the humidity by removing the humidifier and let the RH dip closer to 65%.
Another solution is to temporarily move the humidors to a cooler spot in the house during the summer months. If you have a well-insulated humidor - one with thick walls - that will help. As always, check your cigars regularly for suppleness and any unusual little pin-holes in the wrappers.
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.Show all Gary Korb's Articles