Cigars and Water

Time for a lighthearted but scientific look at cigars and water. One of the amazing facts about cigars is that it takes about 70 gallons of water to grow the tobacco required to make 1 standard Churchill-sized cigar. Sounds astounding, doesn’t it? Well it also takes 132 gallons of water to make a 2-liter bottle of soda, and about 500 gallons to make a pair of stone-washed blue jeans. Overall, the products we love consume more water than we woudl ever dream of. But I am digressing, let’s get back to water and cigars.

Cigars require proper humidification to be enjoyed properly. Proper humidity can make or break your cigar experience. Too much = soggy cigars that won’t burn, too little =  dry cigars that fall apart. Up until recently keeping the proper humidification in a home humidor has been a hit-and-miss ball of confusion utilizing a wide array of complicated, cumbersome products. While cigar stores generally have sophisticated, digitally controlled humidification systems, guys like me have striven for years to find better Cigar humidification. Enter the Boveda cigar humidification pack from the Xikar company. Check out some cool science in the video below.