There’s no joy like firing up a cigar every once in a while to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or on a night out on the town. To ensure that cigar is in top condition, preserved perfectly in any humidor, it’s important to use the right water. Of course, there are plenty of tips and tricks out there to beat the natural aging of cigars, but here’s a main one only the experts use.
Purified water is the way to go for preserving any cigars in a humidor. In fact, the more highly purified the water is, the better. Distilled water will take more frequent water changes to ensure the quality of any stored cigars won’t drop.
Tap water should be avoided at almost all costs because of the impurities and chemicals which can be found commonly in it. Water straight out of a home faucet can promote the growth or micro-organisms, mold, or create a dusty film on the interior of the humidor.
Some so-called “experts” also claim that 50/50 solution of anti-freeze and water can be used to preserve cigars. However, this solution is also used in vehicle engines, and is considered toxic and a pollutant. Don’t use this blend, it’ll cost more than it’s worth, and cigars aging in these fumes simply won’t satisfy.
When looking for the best way to keep cigars fresh in a humidor, invest in distilled or purified water. It’ll keep those stogies in prime condition so there’s no rush to smoke them all. The water’s cheap and can be found at almost any local grocer, so there’s no reason to try any out of the box methods. Sometimes keeping it simple’s the most safe and sure method to follow.
Cigar aficionado’s have been passing down there secrets for centuries, but some things never change.