Cigar Humidification

The RH is too damn high!

A: Do not stop ordering them. The CAO Brazilias are awesome cigars. Your real problem is that your RH (relative humidity) is way too high. I’m surprised that all of your cigars aren’t doing the same.

A good RH, especially for thick Maduro wrappers should be closer to 66%. Even more surprising is that the weather in Arizona is generally very dry. Perhaps you’re overcompensating. I would remove the humidifier from your humidor and let the cigars settle down to at least 69% before trying to smoke another one.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

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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