cbenjamin63 Posts: 3
in Cigar 101
I am a newbie. Just started smoking about 6 months ago. I don't have a humidor, and don't know much more than just trying out what I like. In the beginning, is a jar okay to hold, and what do you do to keep them.
As your interest (or addiction :P ) progresses and your palate starts to become educated, you will find yourself buying more and storing them. At this point you can probably step up to what is referred to as a "tupperdore"; a tupperware container capable of holding more cigars, as well as storing them horizontally which is preferred vs standing them on end like a jar requires. You will also need to find a better humidification device, as well as a way to acurately measure the humidity. Digital is the way to go there.
Eventually you will take the plunge and buy a humidor; and listen well...take how big of a humidor you think you will need, multiply that number by two, and add 25. Trust me
I think you might be right, especially given the state of my humidor, secondary humidor, and tupperdore o.O
i still cant buy a box of cigars because they are too full... whatever.
Finding the place to put them all...a-HA! That is the issue here
Thanks for all the replies.
I smoke about 1 - 2 per week at a Cigar Bar here on Long Island. I just tried an Ashton VSG and I tell you what... that's a good Cigar. We had an event and I bought 3 and received a San Christobal for free. I started smoking a regular Padron during the week and now see that I will purchase a Humidor. I figure about 50 might have been good, but after reading the posts maybe I'll get the 120 Humidor I saw that I like.
One thing about the "count" size of a humidor is if your humidor claims it's a 200 count, what are we talking about, petite coronas, coronas, robustos, churchills? You can't expect a humidor that may hold 200 Corona's to be able to hold 200 Churchills. Between all the different cigar sizes that are available and your personnal preferences.....realistically, good luck getting 200 cigars in it, that would only happen in a perfect world.
Another area I feel affecting capacity would be the way you buy cigars. If you buy boxes, you probably would "stack" them higher/deeper because they're all the same cigar. However, if you buy 5ers for the most part (like me), you probably won't "stack" as high or as deep because you would not want to cover (crowd) any one type with another.
IMHO, I would consider the actual count would be 2/3 to 3/4 of what is claimed.