Cigars 101

Why cigars are not veggies

Q. What are the pros and cons to keeping your cigars in the refrigerator?How long will the cigars keep? Should I keep them in the Veggie Crisper for humidity?Am I ruining my cigars?
– Jacques V.
A. This is a good question because it would seem to make perfect sense to store cigars in the refrigerator, right? Well, not exactly. Because the temperature of the fridge is so cold, the humidity is also very low, even in the veggie bin. You would have to get the RH up to at least 68%, which the standard home refrigerator just isn’t designed to do.

So, even though it sounds plausible, if you store your cigars in the fridge, sooner or later they’ll dry out completely – and most likely sooner than later. The best place for good cigars is in a properly seasoned and well-maintained humidor.

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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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