Storing without Humi
A lot of smokers face the problem of storing cigars without humidors. Not only beginners, but also connoisseurs in this field have difficulties with cigars' storage. There are several inexpensive and easy ways to store your stogies. The most popular among aficionados are the following: "Tupperdors", "Igloodors" or "Coolerdors", and "Fridgeador".
A Tupperdor is a plastic resealable reservoir for food made by Tupperware or another similar company.
To adapt this container to a temporary humidor, you have to put a wet sponge at the base of a smaller box which will be placed in the bigger one. Some even utilize a kind of separator which can be, for example, a sheet from cigar boxes: it is installed between the sponge and the remaining part of the basin in order that your cigar covering do not get in touch with the sponge. The final step would be to reseal the lid. This is your first homemade temporary humidor.
The second way to store your cigars is to place them into an Igloodor or a Coolerdor which is simply a huge ice-box. It comes in variety of sizes, so you can choose whatever you want to store different amounts of stogies.
Here you can also align the inside walls with Spanish cedar together with non-poisonous binding material without perfume. You can settle a piece of oasis foam into a chamfer which is present at any cooler.
The third and the last way of these series of homemade humidors is called Fridgeador. The idea is simple. You just take a switched off fridge or a froster and deposit there a large amount of cigars.
It is also possible to utilize a turned on freezer which has a lot of space and is free of other food (make sure to set the humidity to the highest level available). Here you can arrange your items where you want and how you like them to be.
But be aware: the refrigerator is the final instance to use when there are no other places for storing cigars.
This info is useful when having no humidor at a certain moment. But keep in mind that these devices are temporary, and if you want to enjoy your cigars, you will have to finally achieve a real humidor. All these methods do not have real capacities of a humidor, so your stogies can be simply damaged by them. These so-called temporary humidors are pervious to becoming too much dampened because of the plastic interior. The latter cannot cope with the extra moisture, so be sure not to overfill the humidifier! It can lead to the growth of mildew.
It is also important to remember that all these devices do not allow a normal air-circulation as the humidors do. Thus, they will catch different gases produced from your cigars' maturing, like ammonia. In this case, always remember to open them from time to time to allow the airflow go through.
Other storage options
We already know that there are different ways of storing cigars, except humidors, such as igloodors, tupperdos and fridgedors. Still these devices are not always ready at hand, that's why here we reveal one more secret about storage in homemade conditions. This method can be utilized while traveling or in case you do not have a Tupperware at hand and your fridge is full of food.
A zip bag can serve as a nice temporary humidor for cigars. Only note that it is good just for short time storage.
Such item as water pillow is very useful when storing cigars in a small plastic reservoir. Its function is to be utilized with a zip bag carrying 5-10 cigars. The pillow is put into water where it soaks for a time. The latter depends on different situations you want to use the pillow. A 10-15 seconds soak is good for a small amount of cigars (5-10). After the pillow has soaked enough water, it is installed into a ziplock bag - to protect cigars from direct touch with the moisture. When oversaturated, cigars become wet and useless.
You can always try different periods of time saturating pillow. The only thing to remember here is not to give the pillow too much water. Its polymers could clog and have problems with regulating humidity. It is strongly recommended using these pillows within a ziplock bag - they really act as they are described in advertisings and are the cheapest remedies for storing cigars without humidors.
There is one more way to store your cigars without obtaining a humidor. It may sound a little bit strange but the store where you bought your cigar can provide you with a kind of depot. This can be also referred to certain cigar clubs, restaurants. These locations are ready to store your cigars as long as you want. The disadvantage would be the opening hours that are limited to a certain period. In case you wish to smoke a certain cigar from a certain store which is closed by the time you get there, you'll come to a standstill. And the second weak point is that no store would allow you keep there cigars you bought elsewhere.
And, finally, the last point to remember here is that whatever location you'll choose; make sure it meets the needed requirements - the level of humidity, the temperature, etc.