Are Glass Top Humidors Good?

Are Glass Top Humidors Good?

The first question you have to ask yourself is, “What am I going to be storing in the humidor?” If you’re going to be storing cigars that are less than a year old, then a glass top humidor will work just as well as a traditional wooden one.

If you’re going to be storing cigars that are more than 3 years old, then I would recommend investing in a wooden humidor. The next thing you need to think about is what type of environment the humidor will be in.

You want a humidor that can handle high or low temperatures and humidity levels. A glass top humidor works best for environments with moderate temperatures and humidity levels.

Lastly, make sure your cigar humidor can hold enough cigars! This may seem like an obvious point but it’s important not to buy an overly large or small humidor because it will either take up too much space or won’t hold enough cigars respectively.

Where does the humidifier go in a glass top humidor?

The humidifier goes on the top of the glass. If you’re using a digital humidifier, then it should be placed in the same spot as if you were using a traditional humidor. The only difference is that your humidifier won’t be inside the humidor because it’s on top.

The next thing you need to do is keep it clean! You want to wipe down the interior lid and exterior rim every few weeks. Lastly, make sure your hygrometer isn’t touching anything because otherwise it may get damaged.

How do you seal a glass top humidor?

Wooden humidors typically have a cedar lining that keeps the inside of the humidor moist. A glass top humidor does not come with a cedar lining and needs to be sealed in order to keep humidity levels up. Make sure you seal your humidor properly or it can lead to mold, mildew, and cigar deterioration.

To seal your humidor, make sure to purchase a high-quality sealant from a cigar shop near you. You want to make sure the sealant is non-toxic and food safe. The most common type of sealant for glass top humidors is butyl rubber which is safe and easy to use.

Apply a layer of sealant across the entire surface of the inside of the lid and let dry for 24 hours. Once it’s dry, apply another layer and allow that layer to dry as well before using your new glass top humidor!

How do you season a glass top humidor?

Glass top humidors are very easy to season. All you need to do is wipe down the inside of the humidor with distilled water, and let it sit for 24 hours. After 24 hours, spray your humidor with distilled water again and wipe off any excess water.

Some people also like to put a damp paper towel or cigar wrap in the humidor for an additional humidifier. I recommend doing this only if you live in a dry area because over-humidification can be detrimental to cigars.

Do acrylic humidors work?

Acrylic humidors work well for storing cigars that are less than a year old. If you’re going to be storing cigars that are more than 3 years old, then I would recommend investing in a wooden humidor.

The reason acrylic humidors work well for storing cigars that are less than a year old is that they don’t have to worry about the humidity levels changing drastically throughout the day. This is because acrylic humidors seal in moisture and maintain the humidity levels much better when compared to other types of humidors.

Acrylic humidors come with pre-installed hygrometers, which will help you monitor the humidity levels inside the humidor. The downside of acrylic humidors is that they scratch very easily and can’t handle higher temperatures or humidity levels, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to store your cigars near a fireplace or in direct sunlight.

Can I use Tupperware as a humidor?

The short answer is no, you can’t use Tupperware as a humidor. There are many people who mistakenly believe that Tupperware is an effective way to store cigars. However, the seal on Tupperware is not airtight which would allow for moisture to escape and therefore dry out your cigars.

This leaves the cigars vulnerable to mold or mildew since they are in humid environments. You can use Tupperware to store other items like spices, sauces, or food… but it won’t work for your cigars.

How long do cigars last in acrylic humidor?

Cigars typically last an average of 2 years in an acrylic humidor. Acrylic humidors are great for those who have a lot of cigars and want to store them without spending a ton of money on a wooden humidor. Acrylic humidors are also perfect for those who live in areas with high temperatures and humidity levels.

The downside to acrylic humidors is that they don’t seal as well as wooden ones, so they won’t have the same long life span as a wooden one will. If you’re going to be storing cigars for 10 years or more, then I would recommend investing in a glass-top humidor instead.

Does a humidor need to be airtight?

A humidor doesn’t need to be airtight because the humidity will already be regulated. The humidors are constructed with a foam sealant that provides insulation. This insulation is what keeps the humidity levels inside the box at an ideal level for cigars.

The sealant does not need to be airtight, which allows for airflow and prevents mold from growing in your humidor.

How do you clean an acrylic humidor?

The best way to clean an acrylic humidor is to use a mixture of water and white vinegar. Pour the mixture into a bowl, then dip a soft cloth into it. Wring out the cloth so that it’s not dripping wet, and wipe down the surface of the humidor. Use another cloth to dry off any excess moisture.

Glass top vs. all wood humidors

A glass top humidor is a great option for someone who needs a humidor that can handle different environments and needs to be able to store a large number of cigars.

On the other hand, a traditional all-wood humidor is better suited for someone with more experience in cigar storage, or someone who wants to store their cigars in high-quality wooden boxes. A wooden humidor will typically last longer than a glass top humidor because it won’t be susceptible to damage from water droplets on the inside.

Final Word

To answer the question, “are glass top humidors good?” I would say yes. They’re a good choice for those who want to store cigars that are less than a year old and aren’t going to be in an environment with particularly high temperatures or humidity levels.

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Devin

I'm Devin. I'm a wine enthusiast, researcher, and writer. I love to write about various topics during my free time, but when I'm not working you can find me traveling the world or reading, watching movies, or swimming.

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