Cigars 101

What can I use to store my cigars instead of a humidor?

A:  You can use a Tupperware container (a/k/a a “Tupperdor”) with a small piece of sponge dampened with distilled water, or a standard humidifier inside. The latter is a better way to go since you can affix the humidifier to the top of the lid as you would in a real humidor. You might want to get an hygrometer, too, since the humidity can build up very quickly in a sealed container. Keep it out of any direct sun or lamplight, too.

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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