Humidor options and add-ons.
Some answers to most frequently asked question about our products.
Cigars Time offers a choice of three different systems to preserve your cigars
– Static / Passive system
– Dynamic system
– Cooling systems
The static/passive system works by filling a sponge with distilled water that gradually evaporates. This system requires a manual control. The dynamic system, both electronic and/or electro-mechanical, has a filter filled with distilled water that constantly and automatically maintains the desired humidity level.
The cooling systems are the most precise and reliable for cigar preservation. By using a compressor and/or a thermoelectric cell, it constantly keeps the desired humidity and temperature. For a perfect storage cigars should never be subjected to sudden shifts of temperature or humidity.
Cigars are affected by light, temperature and humidity.
Cigars should never been exposed to ultraviolet light (especially directly).
Light will bleach the cigar wrapper, making it less elastic. Ultraviolet light also changes the molecular composition of the wrapper and causes damage to a rolled cigar. Temperature is an important factor in cigar storage as it affects humidity, this the term relative humidity (RH). Keeping the right humidity level allows the process of natural micro fermentation and helps to always maintain soft leaves.
The commonly setting values are :
Temperature : 20-22° Celsius
Relative Humidity : 65-68%.
Peltier cell is a solid state heat pump: a thin plate with free ends of two different materials where heat moves from one end to the other. The Peltier effect occurs whenever electrical current flows through two dissimilar conductors, and depending on the direction of the air flow, the junction of the two conductors will either absorb or release heat. There are several advantages arising from the use of such a system, for example:
– Compact size
– No maintenance
– Long lasting and reliable
– Reduced noise
– Temperature stabilization
Our technicians study, design and manufacture cabinets which have very particular technical specifications using our own state of the art systems. Each humidor is considered unique:
– Cooling systems are calibrated on the real required air volume
– Thermal insulated sides
– Door with triple lock system
– Silicone gaskets
– Waterproof LED lighting
– All around free air circulation
– Spanish cedar wood lining
The only available system we sell separately from our cabinets are :
– Humi-1 for small cabinets up to 0,2 Cbm
– Humi-3E for medium to large cabinets up to 2,5 Cmb
Both systems are sold with power transformer and can be used in any other showcase on the market.
Not all the furniture can be transformed into humidors but our team is ready to evaluate with you feasibility. All you have to do is to send us detailed information along with some photos. In the past we have done some extreme conversions.
Distilled water is recommended for most cigar humidor systems because it has no foreign minerals, chemical or bacteria. Foreign minerals and chemicals are not desirable as they can clog the absorbent materials and impart unwanted flavors into your cigars. While your cigars contain their own varieties of bacteria, foreign bacteria in tap water may contaminate cigars.