As the cold season is at our door and in order to protect your cigar collection, it is time to insure it will « hibernate » properly. With the cold coming, heating systems will start running soon and the process will simply dry the air in houses and appartments especially if it uses electric power system. So make sure you have enough « fuel » in your humidifiers so your humidor can provide the necessary humidity needed to compensate for the change in relative humidity of your humidor surronding. Remember that the best humidity level in a humidor is 70% at a temperature best at 70 Farenheit or 20 Celsius or a little less.
And while you’re there why not proceed at an inspection of your cigars. Look for surface mold that can be easily removed by gently scrubbing your cigars with a lightly moisted towel. Also inspect the bottom of your humidor and vacuum clean it. Finally, gently store your cigars wiht a little twist around so a good rotation is made. This will allow your cigars to burn more evenly next time you choose one to smoke in a few weeks.
This way, your cigar collection will keep the winter dryness away and your cigars will keep aging properly.