Cigar Q&A: Using a Factory Cigar Box as a Humidor
Cigar Box Storage: will a factory box keep cigars fresh?
Q. I have a small humidor (holds 20), and so when I order another box of cigars I don't have enough room.Is it okay to turn the factory cigar box that the cigars come in into a makeshift humidor, or would I be better off doing something else?
- Scott in Iowa
A. Turning a factory cigar box into a cigar humidor is fine, especially if it’s one of the better-made wooden boxes. I have two I use in my office as humidors and they work great. The only drawback might be that the factory box would have a tendency to leak more than a standard cigar humidor, so try to use one that has a good seal when it closes. If you can keep the conditions at about 70/70 on average, you're fine.
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