Saturday, June 28, 2014

Build Your Own Tuperdor For Extra Cigar Storage: How To

On occasion most of us run out of room to store cigars. Well at least I do. I deal with the problem by keeping a medium sized, air-tight, storage container on hand.

Mine is 10" x 15" x 6" and will hold about 100 cigars not in boxes or two robusto boxes from most cigar companies. Just slip in a water pillow, a small jell humidifier, or a Boveda pack and you are good to go. Since these plastic containers are normally air-tight they stay at a fairly constant humidity level. Mine works so well I don't even add a hygrometer any more. If you try this, I strongly recommend that you monitor the humidity level. Better safe than sorry!

Normally a tuperdor only gets used around here for short term storage and there are a couple reasons for that. First, I smoke quite a few budget cigars, some of these can be pretty dank and I can smell the ammonia build up inside the air-tight container. I deal with the ammonia, depending upon how bad it is, buy either leaving the top ajar on one corner or taking the lid off every other day for a few minutes allowing some fresh air to circulate. Second, my main humidors are lined with Spanish cedar so I keep them stocked first.

So there you have it, my low-cost solution for cigar storage.