Pipe tobacco is a unique and flavorful experience that should be enjoyed to its fullest. To ensure that your tobacco remains in the best condition, it's important to store it properly. In this article, we'll discuss why pipe tobacco should be stored in a separate humidifier, away from cigars, and provide tips on how to store it correctly. We recommend that you experiment with your favorite tobacco by using Boveda packages with different levels of humidity inside your humidor.
Generally speaking, it's best to keep tobacco sealed in a cool, dark and dry place. Heat and sunlight will dry out the tobacco, but they can also damage it, altering its characteristics and taste. On the other hand, too much moisture can cause mold, making the tobacco unsmokable. Refrigerators are not ideal for storing tobacco as it will absorb the flavors of the food inside.
Similarly, storing it in a cigar humidifier will cause it to absorb the taste of cigars and change the flavor of humidified cigars. To moisten your tobacco, place it on paper and lightly spray water on it. Then mix it and place it in a sealed container for 24 hours. Never add a slice of apple, orange, or any other fruit as this will change the taste of the tobacco.
Contrary to popular belief, pipe tobacco can actually be stored inside a humidor. However, you should never share a humidor with cigars as this will alter the flavor of both products. Tobacco storage jars are a traditional solution and a favorite of many pipe smokers. They are also an ideal way to store pipe tobacco if you value complexity of flavor over intensity.
Tobacco humidifiers for pipes can store tobacco for months but must be kept away from the sun and heat. With flip-top jars, you should wash them before placing the tobacco inside and closing the lid with a clamp. If you're looking for an even more unique experience, consider aging your pipe tobacco. This is an excellent way to test complex blends and enjoy the full flavor of your favorite tobacco.