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Friday, August 15, 2008

Transition Of The Care Of A Cigar

In the beginning, the care of a cigar, or to maintain the freshness was purely by chance, or better said- none.

The evolution to today’s very sophisticated electronic systems, began with a simple moist sponge in the box of cigars- then to the old “ice-box” then to refrigerators, and then to the development of a simple sponge within a receptacle of sorts- Bingo!- the birth of a humidity controlled piece.

Now, in the interim- humidors or very elaborate boxes came on the scene- and a marriage of the two- fancy box plus a unit to fit in it, proved an answer to fresh cigars.

When the boxes were being developed- a specific wood was found to enhance the taste, Spanish cedar, which is still used today.

From simple boxes now to exotic woods and very beautiful humidors began to appear- to the now result of some humidors becoming, one pride of ownership of a literal- piece of furniture.

Humidity systems now are of the electronic age- keeping the collection of cigars at 70rh and 70 degrees- for a perfect cigar for any occasions.

Finally, it is important that the development of humidors, small to wall size to room size be maintained constantly- and the collection of cigars remain in prime smoking condition.

As a rule- cigars should be firm to the touch, not soft as sponge or hard as a pencil.

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  • At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Now that I've accumulated enough cigars for it to matter, I'm curious about how to keep them fresh.
    For one thing, does the TCC fluid work in a conventional 'sponge type' humidifier?

  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger Cigar Blog Moderator said…

    Yes, the TCC Humidor Solution will work in any conventional humidifier. It will not work for Paradigm Systems, Cigar Oasis, or La Veil humidifiers.

    Corona Chris

  • At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Al!

    I like to read all your blog entries,you inform me a lot.Your
    writings will help me in my work.


  • At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Alan said…

    I agree that temperature/humidity control has improved dramatically over they past few years. I personally enjoy my cigars a little on the dry side so I keep my humidor at 70/60.

    Happy Puffing,



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