Easton, PA (PRWEB) July 06, 2013
The all-new Cigar Advisor is an online cigar magazine that brings a fresh, irreverent, and down-to-earth perspective on all things cigars to thousands of smokers. In addition to educational cigar content and behind-the-scenes cigar industry articles from some of the business’s top names, Cigar Advisor delivers an array of content about a variety of topics of interest to people who enjoy the cigar lifestyle. The magazine also features cigar reviews and ratings submitted by real smokers. Cigar Advisor has just published a new installment to their instructional Cigars 101 series, on rectifying over-humidified cigars.
Cigar Advisor’s Jonathan DeTore is familiar with a cigar smoker’s frustration of a cigar being too wet to smoke. “Lighting an over-humidified cigar results in many burn issues and lighting issues which makes for a frustrating experience,” he writes. “And waiting for the humidity to stabilize by ‘resting’ the cigars may be all for naught if it never does,” given the environment inside your humidor. What’s worse, Jonathan notes, “you run the risk of growing mold.”
DeTore says there are two things you can do to decrease the humidity in your cigars and humidor: the first being “just open your humidor for an hour or two. Once you close the lid, the humidity will regulate to a decreased level.” While it’s a quick fix, Jon advises, the down side is that it can be a shock to the cigars. “Humidity makes your cigars swell - and when you change from a very humid environment to a significantly decreased humidity, the outer part of the cigar will lose moisture first and tighten up around an over-humidified and swollen center, which can cause your cigar to crack.” If you do decide to open your humidor and let your cigars sit out, DeTore warns, make sure the humidity is not so drastic that your cigars get damaged.
His article gives a safer alternative to this “easy fix” - simply putting some cedar strips in with your cigars. “Cedar is used in humidors because it retains moisture very well, so why not benefit from this natural property by adding dry cedar to soak up excess humidity gradually over the course of a day or so?”
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