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It’s one of those questions we must get 10 times a day:
“My tobacco has gone dry can I just add water?”
“What’s the best way to store my tobacco to stop it drying out”
“Even in the tin my tobacco goes dry there must be a way to keep it moist”
Ask the old wives and they’ll tell you to chuck some apple peel or a bit of potato in the pouch or store it in the fridge. Ask a tobacconist and they’ll tell you that will build up mildew and affect the flavour of your tobacco. Oh and a fridge actually dries out your tobacco! Here at The Black Swan Tobacconist we have always told our customers to store their tobacco in a container were the tobacco or cigars can still breath and place a bit of damp sponge away from the tobacco to humidify the air. The tobacco will then draw moisture from the air as it needs it.
That was until Xikar developed the Humistore!
The problem with a piece of sponge is you can’t easily control level of humidity. A very damp sponge will add a lot of humidity and a drier sponge will add a little so you constantly have to monitor the tobacco. The Xikar humistore contains some magic crystals that regulate the humidity of the air around it. Simply soak the pouch in water until the crystals swell into a gel. Shake off any excess water and place the pouch inside your tin, tobacco pouch or tobacco jar. If the humidity drops below 70% the crystals will release moisture, which will keep your tobacco in perfect condition until the pouch has fully dried up. Then simply re-soak and re-use.
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