Cigar Humidors in Winter
Having trouble keeping up the humidity level in your humidor? Cigars should be stored at room temperature (about 70F degrees) with a humidity level of 68 to 72 percent. Sometimes, it is difficult to maintain a constant level of humidity inside the box, especially when seasons change. The humidity level inside your house. As well as other conditions, will affect the performance and operation of your humidor’s humidification system.
Factors Affecting Humidity Levels In a Cigar Humidor
The varied use of air conditioners, heaters, and open windows can drastically change the level of humidity inside a house in a short period of time, making it harder (or easier) to maintain the optimal level of humidity inside a humidor. In addition, other factors such as air circulation and exposure to direct sunlight can also lower humidity levels. Try not to place your humidor near vents, fans, or windows. In the winter, the sun is lower in the sky than in summer, and can actually shine further into your house than in the summer (when the sun is overhead). A humidor that I had placed on a coffee table during the summer, had to be moved in the winter because the sun began to shine right on it. .
Maintain humidity inside your humidor.
Best way to maintain your humidity levels inside your humidor during the winter months is to use, Tropical Humidity it offers the perfect humidification solution for your humidor. Tropical humidity solution consists of 50% propylene glycol, 50% distilled water. Applied directly to humidifiers.
Propylene glycol is a colorless and harmless liquid which has two favorable qualities for your humidor:
•It prevents the formation of mold and bacteria
•It is self adjusting to a humidity level of 70%.
This solution actively prevents the formation of mold and bacteria, absorbs humidity at humidity levels over 70% and emits humidity at humidity levels below 70%. This way, the humidifier is self-adjusting and will automatically stabilize the humidity level of your humidor at an optimum level of approximately 70%.
You can also use Boveda humidity packs inside your cigar humidor.
To add humidity to your cigar humidor in the winter months you can also pick up This small cigar size crystal humidifier come with balls of crystals that will retain 200 times there weight in water. This humidifier is perfect for getting your cigar humidor humidity up with out using a great deal of space.
Fill humidifier with distilled water. Let stand for 2 hours or until the crystal balls have filled the humidifier. Then add a few drops of Tropical humidity to fight mold. Place back inside your cigar humidor.
Being a transparent humidifier, when the balls get smaller you know its time to add to your humidifier.
Simple, reliable, smart, compact.