We’ve all been there, you’re a new cigar smoker and you start accumulating cigars. Your friends and family give them as gifts. You get freebies from launch parties, or you pick up a few at your local cigar shop. Soon you’ve got ten or twenty cigars on-hand and you decide to pick up a humidor to keep your sticks “fresh.”
Of course, you pick out a small, inexpensive model thinking there is NO WAY you will ever keep fifty cigars on hand – a small, twenty–five count model is perfect for you.
Fast forward to six months later and your humidor is overflowing! So now you have to upgrade to a larger unit, but what do you do with your old humidor? Here are 7 ways to reuse an old humidor:
1. You Gotta Keep ‘Em Separated
Do you sometimes enjoy a flavored/infused cigar? To keep the flavor from permeating your non-flavored sticks, keep the infused ones in a separate humidor.
2. Make Your Own
Want to combine your favorite scotch and your favorite cigar? Use your old humidor to infuse a handful of cigars!
3. Age, Baby Age
Got a few sticks that need to rest a bit? Why not age those puppies for a few years before smoking them? Remember, sticks left to age should be kept at a slightly higher humidity (70%-75%) than usual.
4. Swiper, No Swiping
Have some “special” sticks? Keep them in a separate humidor to keep them away from your cigar-swiping friends.
5. It’s Not Hording if It’s Organized
Need a place to stash your used cigar bands in between art projects? An old humidor is a great place to keep them!
6. Last Minute Gift Idea
Let’s be honest, a humidor isn’t just a place to keep your sticks, it is also desk eye candy. Some humidors are so ornate they could be called works of art, such as the Old World Cigar Humidor.
You can pick up some jewelry box trays at your local craft store (or on eBay) for a couple of bucks and cut them to fit the humidor. Stack them to fill the space, and you’ve got yourself a last minute Valentine’s Day gift!
7. Pay it Forward
Have a friend who is new to the cigar world? Give them a hand-me-down humidor to start their collection!How to Reuse an Old Humidor by Kayla Becker