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In order to preserve your cigars they must be stored correctly. The most conventional way is to purchase a quality cigar humidor. There are all types of humidors on the market and they range in price. The best humidor will have a tight seal and be lined with spanish cedar. Also in order to have accurate temperature and humidity levels I prefer the digital hygrometer as opposed to the analog. The temperature in your humidor should be around 70°F and the relative humidity should be 70%. That reproduces the temperature that tobacco plants grow best. Maintaining your cigars under those conditions allows the cigars to age perfectly and improves their taste.
Make sure to check your humidor once every two weeks during the summer and once a week during the winter. Only use distilled water or a 50/50 mix of Propylene Glycol and Distilled Water. The only advantage to using the 50/50 solution is that the humidifier only needs to be refilled once monthly. Generally the cost of the solution outweighs the benefits, as it is expensive compared to plain old distilled water that is available at most supermarkets or drug stores.
There is nothing as good as an aged cigar. Storing them correctly will guarantee proper aging and great smoking cigars.
can you use any distilled water, like those from grocery stores or is it best just to use distilled water from smokeshops