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January 16, 2008

Q & A: Why Distilled Water?

Q.
What is the importance of using distilled water in a humidifier?

1/14/08 | by LD of Harlan, KY

A.
As most individuals understand, cigars are a natural product, made up of tobacco leaves grown from different regions all around the world. When the tobacco plants are cut and then utilized for cigar making, they are removed from their natural habitats and like all leaves, begin to dry up and shrivel. In order to properly keep cigars in good condition for enjoying, they must be stored in humidors, which must maintain a humidity of about 70% to prevent the cigars from cracking, splitting, etc. In order to properly keep humidity at 70%, water must be used inside the humidor and this is where enthusiasts tend to have some questions.

by Dave