There are many reasons that you need to keep a cigar at the perfect temperature and humidity.
Tobacco is a fuel. Think about it in terms of a campfire. There, moisture is bad, it creates more steam and doesn’t burn as warm. But, the drier the wood, the fewer oils and aromas it has.
In a cigar, we’re looking for the perfect balance between the ability to burn and stay lit, without being so dry that there’s no oils or flavor left in the tobacco itself.
When cigars are dry, they tend to crack, contract, and become brittle, ruining the cigar smoking experience.
When a cigar is too wet, it becomes mushy, hard to draw, and hard to keep lit. You shouldn’t be frustrated by any of these problems when smoking a cigar. Rather, you should be relaxed and focusing on what matters most: enjoying the cigar!