What Humidity Level should You Store Your Cigars?

The ideal relative humidity level for storing cigars is generally considered to be around 65-70%.

This level of humidity helps to maintain the cigars’ moisture content and prevent them from drying out or becoming too moist.

Did you know, that each cigar will hold 1.5 grams of moisture? Yes it is true.

Storing cigars at the appropriate humidity level is crucial to preserve their flavor, aroma, oil’s in cigar tobacco leaf and overall quality.

If the humidity is too low, the cigars can dry out, resulting in a harsh smoke, cracked wrapper.

On the other hand, if the humidity is too high, the cigars can become overly moist, leading to issues like mold growth or a spongy texture.

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Storing your cigars in to high relative will also cause your cigar to not burn evenly and cause re-lighting of the cigar.

To achieve the desired humidity level, many cigar enthusiasts use a Cigar Star  humidor—a specialized container designed to maintain humidity.

Cigar Star humidors are equipped with a humidification system.

Such as Boveda starter sets or humidification beads, to regulate the moisture level within the container.











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It’s worth noting that there can be some variation in personal preferences.

What Humidity Level should You Store Your Cigars?

The owner of Cigar Star Inc. is a prime example. He stores cigars at 64% RH because they burn evenly and can place the cigar down for 10 mins and the cigar remains lit.

Some individuals may prefer slightly higher or lower humidity levels within the recommended range.

Additionally, different types of cigars may have specific humidity requirements, so it’s advisable to consult the manufacturer’s recommendations or seek guidance from a knowledgeable cigar retailer or aficionado.

62-70% is the sweet spot in our opinion.  Cigars should always be stored in the proper environment.

This way they only get better with age. A quality humidor helps maintain a stable relative humidity, typically around 64-70%.

An appropriate temperature range.  Hygrometer often between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit (18-22 degrees Celsius).

These conditions prevent cigars from drying out or becoming overly moist, preserving their flavors, aromas, and overall quality over time.