Humidor beads are small, moisture-absorbing or moisture-releasing granules or spheres that are specifically designed for use in cigar humidors. These beads play a crucial role in maintaining the proper humidity levels within a cigar humidor, which is essential for preserving the quality and flavor of cigars over time.
Cigars require a specific humidity range to age and mature properly. If the humidity is too high, cigars can become overly moist, leading to mold growth and a damp, unenjoyable smoking experience. On the other hand, if the humidity is too low, cigars can dry out, resulting in cracked wrappers and diminished flavors. Humidor beads help regulate this humidity by either absorbing excess moisture or releasing moisture when needed.