Alot of my followers have been asking me if they should keep there cigars in there cellophane or remove it when storing there cigars. I do not have the answer because this debate has been the one where both sides are right. There are pros and cons for each method but I have a system I believe might work for you and make everyone happy lol. Some of the cons of leaving the cellophane on the cigar are; the aging process is 60% slower. Another con is over time as the cigar ages you will notice the cellophane changing color from the oils released from the cigar making the cellophane clogged and unable to breathe creating a micro climate in which mold can grow easier. Now some of the cons of taking the cellophane off. If you have your cigars touching one and other and they are different blends or brands, these two cigars will trade oils creating a taste and aroma not meant for either blend or make. Also, once you take the cellophane off, your exposing the fragile wrapper to easily become torn if you are not careful. There are more cons for each method but these are just examples. My method is as follows, since I review a ton of cigars, I generally won’t have them aging long enough to make it an “aged cigar” , so I will leave the cellophane on. However, some of my favorites such as the “Casa Magna Colorado” , I keep unwrapped to properly age and I keep them separate in there own special corner of my humidor so there is no chance to cross flavors with any other cigars. At the end of the day no one is right or wrong, it all comes down to personal preference and the only thing that really matters is that when you sit down and enjoy your cigar, you are happy. Stay toasting!
Hello world, bought myself another humidor today. The “El Presidente” 100 count, with a tempered glass top. I will be posting a review on it when I have it seasoned. Anyway, why is it that a couple weeks ago the weather was beautiful and now it feels like the clocks are running backwards and there is snow in the forecast. I was unable to smoke a cigar today due to this horrible weather. So to all my BOTL, tomorrow I will be posting a review of a cigar!…Rain, snow, sleet, or hail won’t be able to stop me lol. Stay toasting!
Alot of people have been asking me what’s the best range of humidity and temperature to keep your cigars. The optimal range is 70 degrees and 70% humidity. The humidity mostly depends on where to you live in the world. If your in a area where the ambient humidity is 90% most of the time, try keeping your cigars at 65%. If your in a dry climate you may want to keep your cigar humidor at 75%. Experiment and see what is the best range for yourself and your climate. Temperature can be more flexible, the only temperature you do not want to keep your cigar humidor exposed to is 80 degrees or higher. This is when you will have a tobacco beetle problem. I also would suggest you do not keep your cigars below 50 degrees. I store my cigars at 60 degrees and 70% humidity, and for me it’s a perfect balance. So try different ranges and find your cigars perfect balance. As always, stay toasting!
I just want to say thank you to my followers and everyone else who gave me suggestions for cigars to review. Tomorrow I will be going to my local cigar shop to stock up on all your favorites. Anytime you have more suggestions just message me. Thanks again and stay toasting!
PS: because I live in Canada I can also review any cuban cigars you may be interested in. Daniel
_Hello good people. I’m currently in the market for a new humidor. Something in the 100 count range. Anyway, I got to thinking, and after a discussion with a wonderful lady at my local cigar shop (Victory Cigars), I began thinking of the SEASONING process *dramatic music*. To wipe down the humidor, or not to wipe down the humidor, that is the question. The problem is, some pro’s say do it and other pro’s will tell you not to. So I’m asking my followers here and anyone else who wants to weigh in with there opinion. Tell me what you think, and as always, stay toasting.
Hello people, I was unable to do the review tonight, but tomorrow, I’ll be reviewing the lighter and maybe a cigar that’s been looking very tasty in my humidor. Stay toasting.