How Humidity Works
Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air, and it is an important factor in the preservation of cigars. Too much humidity can cause flower to become moldy, while too little humidity can cause cigars to dry out and lose their flavor and aroma. A stable and consistent level of humidity is essential for maintaining the quality and freshness of cannabis.
Humidors use a hygrometer to measure the level of humidity inside the container. Hygrometers typically use a hair or a salt-based sensor to measure the level of humidity. Once the level of humidity has been measured, a humidifier can be used to add moisture to the air and maintain a stable and consistent level of humidity.
Types of Humidors
What to Look for in a Humidor
When choosing a humidor, there are several factors to consider. First and foremost, it is important to choose a humidor that is made from high-quality materials, such as Spanish cedar or mahogany. Mahogany is the premier choice for Cannabis. These materials help to regulate the level of humidity inside the humidor and prevent the flower from drying out.
Another factor to consider is the size of the humidor. It is important to choose a humidor that is large enough to store your cigars, but not so large that it takes up too much space. Additionally, it is important to choose a humidor with a tight-fitting lid to prevent air from entering or leaving the container.
Using a Humidor
Once you have chosen a humidor, it is important to properly season it before using it. Seasoning involves adding moisture to the interior of the humidor to help regulate the level of humidity. This can be done by using a humidifier or a sponge soaked in distilled water.
Once your humidor has been seasoned, it is important to regularly check the level of humidity inside the container using a hygrometer. If the level of humidity is too low, it can be increased by adding moisture to the air. If the level of humidity is too high, it can be reduced by opening the lid of the humidor for a short period of time.