How do changing seasons/temperatures affect cigar storage?
If you’re using Boveda, it doesn’t.
Relative humidity (RH) is inextricably linked to temperature. A certain dose of moisture at one temp will be too much at too little at lower or higher temps.
So if you’re using propylene glycol (PG) solution with gel, beads, crystals, sponges, the changing seasons make your job even harder than normal. Have you settled into a time consuming habit over the winter of monitoring levels in the jar/sponge, checking your hygrometer every few days, making sure the thermostat was at a specific temp and moving your humidor around your house? That won’t work when you open the windows to let the spring and summer in.
Why? PG solution and the various forms of water reservoirs don’t know when to stop adding moisture. They’ll still be giving off moisture at night when the temp falls and they’ll still be giving off moisture when you’re enjoying the pitter-patter of an afternoon rain with your windows open.
Boveda users don’t worry about any of this. As the global leader in 2-way humidity control, Boveda is the only smart technology that acts on the environment instead of being controlled by it. Again, since RH and temp are forever linked, the temp and humidity can rise and fall and Boveda will add or remove moisture as necessary to get to the RH% on the pack. It doesn’t matter the season or condition, Boveda is accounting for the temp changes. That’s the reason our Humidor Bag is so popular for golf bags. Whether it’s being pummeled by 90+ degree heat or blanketed by the 60 degree coolness in your garage, your cigars are perfectly protected by Boveda.
If you’re using Boveda, all you have to worry about is what you’ll do with all the extra time on your hands.