What Happens When Mold Develops in a Cigar Humidor

December 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Education

When you purchase a cigar humidor, you are being a responsible cigar smoker. Everyone loves to save money, and if you do not have the right accessories like a humidor, you could end up wasting countless bills by being forced to throw out cigars that have dried out or absorbed too much moisture. Since cigar smokers purchase humidors to save their cigars and their money, it can be incredibly frustrating to find that their humidor is not doing the job that it is supposed to.

Humidors, however, are not always perfect. One of the greatest frustrations to a cigar smoker is the build up of mold. Most of the time when you keep your cigars in a humidor, they will not be exposed to an environment in which mold can grow. However, if a humidor is not working properly, you could open one up one day to find your favorite cigars covered in mold. This can be avoided if you learn what happens to cause this.

First of all, you should know that a humidor that works properly should not create conditions for mold. If yours is molding, there is a problem. However, that problem can be fixed. The first thing that you should do is check to make sure that the humidification element is working. If it is not, you will need to get it replaced.

If you have opened your humidor to find that mold has built up on the selves, walls, and cigars, you can fix the problem. First of all, you should remove all of the cigars and dispose of the ones that have been contaminated. Next, wipe down the inside with alcohol to kill the mold so that it will not grow back.

If the problem that you are experiencing is due to a blockage, it is very easy to fix. The only thing that you will need to do is empty out the contents and throw away all of the contaminated cigars. You will then need to clean the shelves and walls with an alcohol solution to kill all the mold and bacteria completely. When you are ready to repack your cigars, make sure that you provide enough space to allow for airflow. If you have too many cigars for this to be possible, then you should go online and start shopping around for larger humidors.

Harrison is a product reviewer of cigar lighters and has done vast amounts of research on cigar tools, including cooking torch.

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