Do you enjoy cigars? Then you know they need to be kept in a controlled environment such as a humidor.
In this blog post, we will show you how to make a cigar humidor!
It’s a project that can be completed in just a few hours, and it will help keep your cigars in perfect condition.
What Is A Cigar Humidor?
A cigar humidor is a box specially designed to store and age cigars in an environment that is humidified.
Cigars are made of tobacco leaves, and these leaves must be kept moist to stay fresh. If the leaves dry out, they will become brittle and will lose their flavor.
A cigar humidor provides the ideal storage conditions for cigars, keeping them properly hydrated and preserving their flavor.
Humidors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, glass, and metal.
You can even try to make your own humidor type of system at home using just a container!
Here’s a video showing why containers are the best at-home cigar humidors:
How To Make A Cigar Humidor
Cigar humidors are an essential part of keeping your cigars fresh and luckily you can actually make them yourself too.
Here are the steps to making your own humidor using an airtight container:
1. Find An Airtight Container
While you can buy a humidor specifically designed for cigars, you can also create your own by finding an airtight container.
The most important thing is to make sure that the container is large enough to hold all of your cigars without crowding them, and that it has a tight seal to prevent moisture from escaping.
With a little bit of effort, you can easily turn any airtight container into a cigar humidor that will keep your cigars fresh for months.
2. Line The Box With Cedar Wood
Cedar is a popular material for lining cigar boxes, as it helps to regulate humidity and prevents cigars from drying out.
3. Drill A Hole For A Hygrometer
Drilling a hole in the box for a hygrometer is an easy way to make a cigar humidor.
By doing this, you can monitor the humidity inside the humidor and make sure that your cigars are being kept at the optimal level of moisture.
To drill the hole, first, choose a location on the lid of the box that will be easily visible when the lid is closed.
Then, use a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the diameter of the hygrometer’s probe.
Next, slowly and carefully drill into the lid, being careful not to go all the way through.
Finally, insert the probe of the hygrometer into the hole and attach the base of the hygrometer to the inside of the lid with tape or glue.
4. Place A Sponge At The Bottom Of The Box
You’ll want to place a wet sponge at the bottom of the box. As the sponge dries out, it will release moisture into the air, keeping the cigars at an ideal level of humidity.
This method is not without its drawbacks, however. The sponge will need to be regularly replaced or recharged to keep the cigars fresh, and it is important to monitor the level of humidity carefully to prevent mold growth.
5. Moisten Wood
You can moisten the wood lining your box slightly to keep humidity balanced as well.
Using a small dropper or some other controlled device to drop small amounts of water onto the wood will help it absorb and create humidity within the container.
6. Place Cigars In The Box
Place your cigars in the box, making sure that they’re not touching each other. This will help to prevent them from drying out or becoming damaged.
7. Close And Check Hygrometer
Close the lid of the box and check the hygrometer regularly to make sure that the humidity levels are where they should be. If the humidity levels start to drop, simply add more distilled water to the sponge or wood, or both.
Read More: How To Store Cigars Without A Humidor Here is some other ways that you can store your cigars without the need for a humidor.
Maintaining Your Humidor
You’ll want to keep up with regular maintenance for your humidor.
Checking the hygrometer frequently, checking for mold, and keeping up with the humidity needs are a few maintenance necessities for having a humidor.
By following these simple steps, you can easily turn any container into a functioning cigar humidor.
With just a few supplies and some basic knowledge, you can keep your cigars fresh and flavorful for months to come!