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The Puff Humidor FAQ
Written by James Payne

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

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Question: Is there a set amount of time I should wait before recharging my humidifier?

Answer: Basically you will want to recharge your humidifier once your hygrometer drops below 65% RH. The amount of time will vary depending upon your humidor and your humidifier. If you think you are recharging it too often, drop by a forum or ask the manufacturer. It could be that you need a larger humidifier.

Question: My humidor does not hold as many cigars as the manufacturer claims. What’s the deal?

Answer: Humidor capacity is a tricky subject. Technically the amount of cigars the manufacturer says your humidor will hold is accurate – so long as you do not put in strange shaped cigars, and do not include hygrometers, humidifiers, etc.

When determining the amount of cigars the humidor will hold, they typically use Churchills as a guideline (the 7 x 49 ones). This is why there is some discrepancy.

Question: I do not smoke cigars, but I have a special occasion where I intend to pass some out. I have purchased the cigars already but do not know how to store them. As I do not wish to purchase a humidor, what is the best way to store them?

Answer: It depends on how far away the event is. If it is only a few weeks, you are in luck. You can leave them sealed in the box. If it is going to be a little while longer, you can place the sealed box in a Tupperware container and all should be well. Any longer than that, and you may want to ask around and see if any friends have humidors (I assume if you purchased cigars, someone you know smokes them) or try and find a cigar club that rents out humidor lockers.

Question: My humidor seal has broken. What now?

Answer: I am not a very handy guy, but I have heard you can use weather stripping to fix this. Since I would more likely than not damage the box, I would take it to a woodcrafter and have him try and fix the problem. If he could not, then I would have to dig out the wallet and purchase a new one.

Question: The hinge on my humidor is busted. Can I fix it myself?

Answer: That depends on how handy you are. Typically it is a simple fix. You can probably go to a hardware store and get a replacement hinge (bring it with you to make sure you get the right size!)

If you are not that handy, I have heard tale of people using garbage twists, pipe cleaners, and so forth to help hold the hinge in place. You can also take it to a woodcrafter to get it fixed.

Conclusion

Well, that is all the time we have this week. There are still many questions remaining to be answered regarding humidors, and I am certain we will get to them in a future article. In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to humidor, or anything else in the world of tobacco, drop us a line and I will do my best to answer them. And thanks again for reading!






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0 # RE: The Puff Humidor FAQBill the cat 2011-08-17 17:43
Can a humidor be clean if you find it has mold in it ? if so how? Thanks for the help, Bill

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