The end of winter can be a good time for cigar smokers for a few reasons:
Warmer weather: As the weather gets warmer, cigar smokers can enjoy their cigars outside without having to worry about the cold and wind affecting the taste and burn of their cigars.
Humidity: During the winter months, indoor heating can make the air in our homes very dry, which can affect the flavor and burn of cigars. As the weather warms up, the air tends to become more humid, which can help preserve the flavor and quality of cigars.
Availability: Some cigar brands release limited edition cigars in the spring, which can be exciting for cigar enthusiasts to try.
Overall, the end of winter can be a great time for cigar smokers to enjoy their favorite cigars in better weather conditions, with better humidity levels, and the opportunity to try new limited edition releases.
The last day of winter is also a excellent time to re-season your humidor to ensure your cigars will be resting in the perfect environment all spring and summer.
You can easily do this by adding Boveda seasoning packs inside your humidor for 14 days or by using the simple wipedown method.
Why do you need to re-season your humidor?
First of all, wooden cigar humidors are designed to maintain a stable level of humidity inside the humidor.
Which is essential for preserving the quality flavor and oils of your cigars.
During the winter months, the air tends to be drier.
Secondly, this can cause the humidity level inside the humidor to drop, which may cause the cigars to dry out or lose flavor.
Seasoning a humidor involves adding moisture to the wood.
Thirdly, adding water to the wood expands the fibers and creates a seal that prevents moisture from escaping.
This helps to maintain a stable humidity level inside the humidor.
- Remove all cigars and accessories from the humidor.
- Clean the inside of the humidor with a damp cloth, then dry it thoroughly with a clean towel.
- Place a small dish or cup of distilled water inside the humidor, and close the lid. Allow it to sit for 24-48 hours.
- Check the humidity level inside the humidor with a hygrometer. The ideal humidity level for cigars is between 65-70%. Furthermore, use Boveda 84% packs. Take four 84% Boveda packs, toss them inside the humidor for 14 days.
Remove them and add your cigars.