You have seen the Tupperware keep food leftovers and fruits fresh. This time, the Tupperware will be used for a bigger purpose; storing your cigars. If you are operating on a budget or prefer a DIY (do-it-yourself) type of humidor to store your cigars, one of the best methods is using the Tupperware. This post is a complete guide to help you make the best humidor using Tupperware.
Why the Tupperware?
A Tupperware is a plastic contained mainly used in the kitchen to preserve leftover foods. But they have become reliable containers for making humidors. When a cigar humidor is designed using Tupperware, it is referred to as tupperdor. They are preferred because they are already airtight and you can use them without worrying about leaks. Here are other benefits of using Tupperware:
- Humidors from Tupperware are cheap.
- Because Tupperware pieces are available in different sizes, it is easy to create humidors that cater for all your cigar needs.
- Since Tupperware is made of plastic, your humidor will be easily portable.
- Seasoning takes a shorter period when using Tupperware.
Despite the above benefits that come from tupperdors, it is important to appreciate that they are not very beautiful. When compared with the beauty of pinewood, tupperdors are considered less aesthetically appealing.
Making a Humidor Using Tupperware in Four Steps
To create own tupperdor, you will require a couple of items. Remember it is advisable to go for high-quality material if you want a better humidor.
- Tupperware. The ideal Tupperware is the model that has a tight seal and latches. It is also advisable to go for the plastic that is free from toxins such as phthalates.
- Humidifier. Consider using 60 grams and 329 grams Boveda humidity packs.
- Cedar planks. Cedar is preferred because it is naturally absorbent and serves as a membrane for stocking excess moisture.
- Hygrometer. The hygrometer helps you to keep an eye on the level of humidity. Make sure that the hygrometer is calibrated.
- A handsaw, odorless wood glue.
Once you have collected all the materials, it is time to assemble them and make your humidor of choice. Here are the steps to follow:
Season the Cedar Planks
Seasoning the cedar planks means ensuring they absorb enough moisture that will serve as a buffer for the humidor.
Cut Cedar Planks to fit the Entire Lower Part of the Tupperware
Cut the cedar plank into one long piece to fit the entire bottom of the Tupperware. You could also cut and join the planks to take the shape of the Tupperware floor.
Install the Cedar Plank into the Tupperware
Install the plank of cedar wood in the Tupperware. Your humidor is now ready! However, you need to condition it further. First, put it in a well-ventilated room for about 18-24 hours to remove the bad plastic smell.
Introduce the Hygrometer and Humidifier
Fix the hygrometer in the humidor at a point where you will not disturb the cigars when checking humidity. Then, introduce several Boveda humidity packs in the humidor.
Now, the humidor is ready for storing your cigars. Introduce your cigars by placing them in layers that allow air to circulate well between them. Then, firmly close the Tupperware lid to keep your cigars safe, humid, and ready for smoking any moment.
If you want to a cheap humidor that will not disappoint, consider making one from Tupperware. Such a humidor is considered better because it is cheap, does not have leak-related problems, and is light. When designed well, a tupperdor can never disappoint.