Winter cigar storage

Q. Living in the Rust Belt of Cincinnati, Ohio has provided me concerns with my humidor and fluctuating temperatures between summer and winter.During the summer I have little problem keeing my humidor at 68% +/- RH with a house temp of 74.During the winter when we keep the house at 68 I have a tough time keeping the RH above 65 with 2 humidifiers.Is there anything to worry about with these seasonal RH fluctuations?
Steve H. in Cincinnati
A. 68 degrees with 65% RH is borderline. I don’t think the cigars will suffer all that much during the winter months, but if you want a little extra insurance, picking-up a Boveda 72% Humidity Pack will help.

Another way to go would be replacing your current humidifier/s with a CigarOasis ULTRA, or, depending on the size of your humidor, another CigarOasis model. That will save you some worry lines until Springtime, and help keep your humidor’s climate consistent throughout the year.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for 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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