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The level of humidity in which cigars are kept has a significant effect on their taste. It is believed that a cigar’s flavor best evolves when stored at a relative humidity of approximately 68-74 percent and a temperature between 60-70 degrees F. The ideal rate of humidity allows an even burning of the cigar. Humidors like the one at Tobacco Town in Beaver are used to serve this purpose, according to store owner Chase Boggs. The walk-in style humidor is handcrafted out of Spanish cedar, considered by many as the ideal material for humidors.