Extreme Makeover: Cigars Edition (A new home for my cigars)
Well, it finally happened: I ran out of humidor space. With cigars and boxes packed into my medium-sized box like so many circus clowns in a VW Beetle, it was time to upgrade.
So I came home Sunday with a new (to me) cigar humidor and could barely contain my excitement. Got it all set up, cleaned out, and the humidifier cranking. It was like Christmas in May - a brand new toy to play with!
I reserved some shelf space on the bottom as my "moochidor." This is where I keep un-banded "mystery cigars" whose origins are unknown, mostly samples inherited with the humidor. These will be passed out to the neighborhood moochers who come looking for a free cigar.
In the middle are some shelves of my "every day" and higher-end loose stock - Perdomo, Rocky Patel, CAO, Tatuaje, Padrón, OpusX, Davidoff, etc. Above that, two shelves are reserved for boxes.
I'm using a Moist-n-aire for humidification, same as we use in our store's display cases. It seems to be working well, but I might look into getting a small circulation fan or two to promote even humidity throughout.
This is the third (and hopefully LAST) upgrade in storage. I donated my old box to my father-in-law.
Do you need to upgrade, or have you done so recently?
- Hayward Tenney