Reading Time: 3 minutes The debut episode of My Weekend Cigar kicks off with a review of the Partagas Valle Verde Robusto, the first Partagas cigar selection to wear a Mexican hat—a San Andrés wrapper, actually. Watch Gary’s review now and see.
What’s the best way to store cigars in a mason jar humidor?
A: Several years ago I bought an acrylic mason jar humidor for my brother who has a very modest cigar collection. They work great, too.
I suggest you place the cigars standing on their feet, since they’ll probably be easier to remove in that position; you could accidentally tear the wrapper at the foot if they’re upside down. I would also mount the humidifier under the lid, because you don’t want the exposed end of the cigars too close to the humidifier. The main reason is those jars are airtight when closed and tend to retain moisture, so keep a close eye on the humidity. If your cigars begin to feel spongy, either remove the humidifier, or unclasp the lock so some fresh air gets in there. They will stay fresh even with the loose top.
Finally, I would suggest picking up a small hygrometer, just so you can keep tabs on the RH. You want to keep it under 70% RH.