We’ve already broken down the 15 Best Humidors for Home and Travel, so let’s take some time and go over all the must-have humidor accessories you need - and some things too cool not to have.
Whether you’ve got a humble 10 cigar collection or you’ve got to put an addition on your house to contain all of your cabinet humidors, we’ll break down everything you need to keep your collection looking and smoking perfectly.
So what accessories do you need? Well, it all depends on the size of your humidor, and more importantly, how many cigars are inside.
The Must-Have Cigar Humidor Accessories
There are two basic needs you’ll need to fulfill with your humidor accessories, no matter the size:
- Humidifying your collection.
- Monitoring the temperature and humidity levels to keep everything in the ideal range.
We will break down your best bets for meeting both of these needs and throw in one more must-have accessory for small, medium and large cigar collections.
Small Collections (1-25 Cigars)
If you’ve got cigars in anything from a ziplock bag (yikes - upgrade) to a desktop humidor, here are three must-have accessories for your stogie set-up.
- Boveda 2-Way Humidity Pack
We love Boveda as a company, and you’re going to see a few more products from them throughout the blog. At an unbeatable price, a Boveda pack will absorb or release humidity to keep your stogies at the optimal humidity level. Less than $5 for a minimum of 2 months at the perfect humidity. Do it now and thank us later.
- Small Digital Hygrometer
Analog hygrometers look cool, but they are not known for their long-term accuracy. Spend ten bucks and keep an eye on your budding cigar collection with a small digital hygrometer.
At this point, you are a bonafide member of the cigar community. Consider personalizing your set-up with a custom humidor or stickers and patches from your favorite brands.
Medium Collections (large desktop humidors - small cabinet humidors)
If you’ve got north of 50 cigars, your needs are going to change a little bit. Here are three accessories you’ve got to have for your medium-size collection.
- Boveda 320 Humidification Pack
A bigger humidification pack for a larger collection. You could also start to consider electronic gel humidification solutions, but the simplicity of the Boveda packs has still won us over.
- Highly Accurate Mountable Hygrometer
Now that your collection is growing, you’re going to need a digital hygrometer that is accurate within +/- 1%. We’ve already written a blog on the best ways to store your cigars, but remember you’re always shooting for around 70 degrees (Fahrenheit) and 70% humidity. Mount this stylish hygrometer to the inside of your humidor and check with confidence.
- Cigar Dossier
If you’ve got a medium-sized cigar collection, there’s no doubt you’re really getting into the hobby. It’s time to invest in a cigar journal to keep near your humidor. How’s it work? Keep a log of what’s in stock and write a quick 3-4 sentence review of some of your favorite stogies to consult for those days you just can’t decide which cigar to fire up.
Large Collection (large cabinet humidors and tupperdores)
We won’t stroke your ego, but if you’ve got this many cigars, you probably already have some recommended items of your own for stogie upkeep. We’ll list our recommendations, but we’d love for you to leave yours in the comments below.
- Cigar Oasis Magna 3.0
Personally, we don’t love the electronic humidor route only because they require a lot of upkeep. However, if you’ve got a large cabinet humidor, that upkeep is required to keep what is undoubtedly thousands of dollars worth of cigars in tip-top shape. Cigar Oasis is a trusted brand, and the Magna 3.0 comes with an integrated hygrometer.
Boveda 320 For Airtight Humidors
One of the latest offerings from Boveda, pick up their tupperdore solution for your giant tote of delicious stogies. If you go this route, you will definitely need the next accessory.
- Xikar Purotemp Wireless Hygrometer System
The future is now! If you want to keep an eye on your humidor or tupperdore from a distance, you’re going to need the wireless hygrometer from industry legends - Xikar. Simply pair both pieces together; leave one in your humidor and the other in a spot you can keep an eye on it. Simple as that.
- Unicorn Find: Boveda Butler
The Butler system by Boveda allowed you to keep an eye on your collection from a handy mobile app. You could set up alerts and preferred temperature and humidification settings, but sadly, they discontinued production of the system in early 2021. If you can find a Boveda Butler at your local brick-and-mortar or an online store, we highly recommend it, but you won’t be able to buy it from them any longer.
Looking to start a collection?
Look no further, friend. Use our Find Your Perfect Cigar feature to get you started on the right foot.
Have humidor must-haves we missed?
If you’ve got a humidor solution, accessory or tip you think everyone else should try out, spread the love by sharing your knowledge in the comments below or check out our blog 15 Best Humidors for Home and Travel.