A humidor keeps cigars, cigarettes and pipe tobacco in a humidity- and temperature-controlled environment, so they stay fresh for an extended period. By preventing dryness and keeping the environment stable, it’s similar to what a humidifier does for a home and one reason why you may see a humidor referred to as a cigar humidifier.
The are several reasons why the best humidors generally use Spanish cedar. This includes its pleasant scent that can infuse your cigars and offer a smoother, more flavorful smoke. Spanish cedar is also good with humidity because it will retain or expel the humidity as needed through its naturally porous channels. Additionally, it helps repel cigar beetles. These tiny insects are a threat because they poke holes in cigars and, if left unchecked for a few days, they can destroy every cigar in a humidor. For these reasons, the humidors for sale at Best Buy are designed with Spanish cedar shelves and drawers.
Where to locate your humidor cabinet.
Humidors vary in size, from tabletop humidors to humidor cabinets to walk-in humidors, which is the type of humidor you see at tobacco and cigar shops. The size you want likely will depend on how many cigars you want it to hold. For cigar enthusiasts, it’s common to have more than one humidor. They’ll have a portable humidor box that’s big enough to hold a sufficient amount of cigars for a few days and a larger electric humidor they keep at home. The location of your home humidor will depend on your cigar-smoking routine. You may find it convenient to put the cigar humidor cabinet in your basement where you have a pool table, dart board or big-screen television, as well as cold beer in the kegerator and various beverages staying cool in the wine chiller. Another option is putting the humidor cabinet near the porch because this is where family and friends tend to hangout.