Progress Report: Humidor Ratings
Cigar Aficionado Rates Humidors with Staying Power
Stacey C. Rivera
From the Print Edition:
Vince McMahon, Nov/Dec 99
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No, this is not a joke. We received a piece of Tupperware, packaged as a humidor, including cigars and utensils as a gift, and although it is not sold on the market, we thought it would be good to see what results we would get from storing our smokes in Tupperware. We had fantastic results. Our cigars were begging to be smoked and the aroma from the box was irresistible. The piece we tested is marketed as the Divided Freezer Mates container in the Asian market and comes with a sponge encased in a small Tupperware container and a tray system that was originally designed to separate meats. To get similar results you can use any piece of Tupperware and keep a sponge inside. There is a danger of overhumidifying cigars in Tupperware since the container is airtight, but if you open the container periodically, it should be fine. And of course, there is the aesthetic factor. It's not pretty.
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Finally, plastic bags that can keep cigars for extended periods. The Humidi-Pak, a $6.99 clear, thick bag powered by a humidification pouch, kept five cigars fresh for a month and a half. The bag never quite reached 70 percent humidity, but you would never know it by trying the cigars, which were silky and supple by the end of the test. The Humi-Pouch, a $3.95 green bag made by Altura Co., also kept our cigars fresh and ready to smoke for the duration of our test.
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Devon Buy — Petaling Jaya, ---, Malaysia, — February 19, 2013 11:05pm ET
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