You can tell if your cigar has been damaged by excessive or insufficient humidity by rolling it between your fingers.
Dry cigars are very brittle, so if you hear any cracking, then you know the cigar is too dry.
If the cigar feels spongy and soft, then it’s too damp.
Is 72 humidity too high for cigars?
Cigar won’t burn or draw as well at high humidity, i.e. a cigar stored at 65%RH will typically smoke great, while one at 75% is likely to be tight and burn unevenly. High humidity greatly increases your chance of mold.
Can dried out cigars be rehydrated?
No problem. They can be brought back as long as 1) the wrapper hasn’t cracked, and 2) the cigars have not become so dry that all the oils have evaporated from the tobaccos. The process of rehydrating cigars can take weeks or months, so it’s important not to rush it.
How do you keep cigars moist?
Put the cigars into a plastic food storage bag or container. For every 25 cigars stored, put a damp sponge or paper towel in the bag or container. Store the bag on a shelf or in a closet. A plastic food storage bag or a Tupperware-type container is a sealed environment that holds humidity.
What happens if you over humidify a cigar?
Humidity makes your cigars swell and when you change from a very humid environment to a significantly decreased humidity, the outer part of the cigar will lose humidity first and tighten up around an over-humidified and swollen center, which can cause your cigar to crack.