Nestor Plasencia Jr. joins Cigar Advisor’s Gary Korb for another Master Blenders video podcast: watch them talk about the Plasencia family’s 154 years of tobacco growing, the success of Alma Fuerte cigars, how they grow and create hybrid tobaccos, and more.
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.