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.