Smoking cigars can be a fun and interesting hobby and passion. If you’re new to cigar smoking, there are a few things to keep in mind to make it a more pleasurable and safer experience. Below are 3 of the top things to remember if you’re interested in getting into the world of cigars.
Tip #1: Don’t Put Half Smoked Cigars in a Humidor
One thing to keep in mind is to never put an already smoked cigar back in a humidor. It doesn’t matter if you only smoked a little bit or even half of it never put it back in. The smell from the ash will ruin the smell and taste of the other cigars and will keep your humidor smelling of ashes. It may also ruin the freshness of the other cigars. Instead keep the cigar in an ashtray, a cigar savor or simply throw the used cigar in the garbage.
Tip #2: Do Not Store Cigars in the Refrigerator
Although it may seem like a good idea to store cigars in the refrigerator it is not. The moisture in the refrigerator is very different from that of a humidor. The moisture in a refrigerator will eventually dry out the cigar changing the freshness as well as the taste. To keep cigars fresh invest in a humidor.
Tip #3: Do Not Inhale Cigar Smoke
For many cigar lovers and smokers, this is a very easy and general rule to remember however many new cigar smokers may not know that. It is probably one of the biggest and best tips that any cigar smoker can receive. Instead of inhaling the smoke simply draw the smoke into your mouth, appreciate the flavor for a little bit and then exhale. Inhaling the smoke isn’t only bad for your health but it also causes the cigar to burn quicker and can comprise the taste of the cigar.
These are just a few tips for new cigar smokers to keep in mind. Cigar smoking can be a fun and relaxing hobby if you really stop to enjoy it. Following these tips as well as the many other cigar tips that are out there can help keep your cigars fresher for longer and ensure that every cigar offers the best taste and quality.