How to keep my cigars from going bad?

Question by timmy: How to keep my cigars from going bad?
I just bought 200$ worth of Romeo and julietas and they are still in the box will they be good until the humidor I ordered comes in 3-5 days? If not what can I do?

Best answer:

Answer by shine
Cigars can be stored for a couple of weeks without the assistance of a humidor

Things You’ll Need
Moist paper towel
Plastic storage container with airtight lid

Wash the plastic storage container thoroughly with antibacterial soap and warm water. Let dry. The size of the container depends upon how many cigars you want to store. For three to four cigars, a medium-sized container is appropriate.

Place a clean, folded-up paper towel soaked in water in the corner of the plastic container, against the side. This ensures that moisture will be available inside the container once it is securely shut with the cigars inside.

Place the cigar or cigars in a row within the container. Do not let them touch the damp paper towel. Keep them as far from the towel as you can so they do not get wet.

Shut the lid on the container tightly. Store it in a cool, dark place until you use the cigars. If you need to store them for longer than 2 weeks, invest in a humidor pouch, which can store cigars for up to 90 days.

Make sure the cigars are still good to smoke once you take them out of the plastic container or the humidor pouch. Press onto the cigar papers to see how moist or brittle they are. If they are brittle, the cigar is way too dry, and it will not be enjoyable to smoke. If they are too moist and wet, place them in a plastic resealable bag, and let them sit out on the counter overnight. They should become more dry, and you can smoke them for an enjoyable experience.

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5 thoughts on “How to keep my cigars from going bad?

  1. Jack-O says:

    Buy a Water Pillow, soak it in distilled water for 15-30 seconds and store it with your smokes in a resealable plastic bag until your humidor is ready.

    Water Pillow info:

    I bought mine at a smoke shop in Bristol, VA for $ 1.50.

  2. John Doe says:

    In the meantime, keep your cigars in a wooden box that can be closed completely. Put a damp sponge in the box as well to help maintain the humidity. But don’t store for quite a long time for molds may develop. This process can only preserve your for short periods.

  3. Herfnerd says:

    Jack-O has the best recommendation – placing wet sponges/paper towels in an enclosed container with your sticks can cause them to overhumidfy, swell and burst (tobacco is hygroscopic). If they don’t burst, they will get soggy and it will take forever for them to dry out enough to be smokeable.

    Although your humi will arrive in 3 to 5 days, it will still take up to 2 weeks to season it before it is ready to store cigars in.

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