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Do cigars in an air tight environment (like tupperware) age slower than cigars in a humidor?
I'm running out of room in my humidor and am heistant to put smokes that I want to age in tupperware b/c Im not sure.
 

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You can setup a Tupperware container to act just like a humie. A lot of folks do it. Just need a humidifing devise and a hygrometer and your in business. The trick is to make sure it is opened periodicly so the air gets circulated. Some say every week some say less and others more!!?? Never had one so I am not sure on that but I do use Tupperware humies to travel and they work great even for 1-2 week trips.
 

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I would suggest making a coolerdor over a tupperwaredor for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is the fact that you can store many full boxes of cigars in a cooler which is perfect for aging, when you get a new box of cigar you just toss the whole thing in the cooler and forget about it for a few months or years. The second reason is the fact that you can get a cooler that has a drain plus, by keeping this open all the time you will allow for a small amount of air circulation similar to a wood humidor. You do need to open it up every once in awhile to prevent the buildup of ammonia, other than that and recharging the humidifier it is worry free just like a humidor.
 

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smokemifyagotem said:
Do cigars in an air tight environment (like tupperware) age slower than cigars in a humidor?
I'm running out of room in my humidor and am heistant to put smokes that I want to age in tupperware b/c Im not sure.
I keep an igloodor, a tupperdor, and a small humidor (100 ct). I use the igloodor for boxes, the tupperdor for aging loose cigars (so they don't get mashed between boxes), and the humidor for cigars that I anticipate smoking soon or want to keep handy. I've really noticed no difference between the three with regard to cigar quality. However, I dig in all three frequently so circulation is no problem whatsoever. I regularly have the tupperdor and igloodor open for five to ten minutes and they bounce back to a perfect 70% real quick. I've considered putting a few small holes in both for circulation, but it really doesn't seem to be an issue. The longest I've been away from them is two weeks and I noticed no build-up of ammonia odors in either the containers or the cigars.

Personally, I think that adding some Spanish cedar is more important that the circulation issue. All plastic products will continue to off-gas indefinitely, the cedar helps balance that a little IMHO (as does frequently opening). This was more important when I was building up stock and the igloodor was relatively new and empty. In the early days the plastic smell freaked me out far worse than anything else, but I've never noticed any effect on the cigars. Now, I'm just trying to figure out where to put another cooler where my wife won't find it!

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I have a couple of Tupperdors going all the time, I use the Climmax Premier Small Tubos for humidity (65%) and some Spanish cedar sheets and blocks from my cigar boxes for absorption and whatever scent/humidity they absorb/emit. I just puchased a few more Western Digital hygrometers. This allows for trouble free inexpensive storage, the Tubos work extremely well and you can throw them in the tupperdor anywhere you like. (I actually use a 1.1 Gal. Rubbermaid container, it has a strong seal) So I guess technically I have a Rubberdor. Lately my cigars have had a hint of tuna noodle casserole,I think the Mrs. may have something to do with that! :r If you are real compulsive, Treyjo43's right about the Coolerdor, I have one of them too...........too many stinking cigar sales on the internet!

Good luck!
 

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