Capacity

Typically, a rule of thumb for figuring out count.... is 100 cigars for every (overall) 700 cubic inches.... (or there 'bouts). So, for example, a 10x10x7 humidor is 700 cubic inches - so, 100 count

However.... if you take it a step further..... and look at the available space inside the humidor.... take away trays, tray supports, crumb catcher & dividers and let's say you have a space of 15.5" x 8.5" x 4" available to lay your cigars.... which comes out to be 527 cubic inches.... 

Now.... finally, I get to use the high school formula of Pi R Squared..... in order to determine the volume of a cigar. 

Cigar ring gauge is measured in 64ths of an inch... so, the radius of a RG 42 would be 21/64ths.... which converts to .328125

So, with the formula to determine the volume would be (Pi * .328125 squared * the length of the cigar) and using a 
5-1/2 x 42 corona as an example, you wind up with a cigar volume of 1.860335 cubic inches for each cigar.

So... take the 527 cubic inches and divide it by the 1.860335 and you wind up with a mathematical "count" of 283 and some change.... so, technically speaking, that humidor is a 283.2823 count humidor.....

But, as we all know... real estate gets consumed and picture perfect packaging in the cigar world does not really exist... so, there must be a standard somewhere.... ergo, 100 cigars for every 700 cubic inches (overall dimensions)....

I have drawn out to show how the cigar capacity is determined on three of my typical sizes.  Small (15" x 9" x 5.5") - 100 Count, Medium (17.5" x 10.5" x 6") - 150 Count, and Large (19.5" x 12" x 8") - 250 Count. 

As you can see, the addition of trays, dividers, crumb catchers, various cigar sizes and basically anything that takes up volume will have an effect on capacity.  

Capacity display for a 15" x 9" x 5.5" - 100 count - Small (Waxing Crescent, Cygnus, Andromeda, Eclipse & Full Moon Series) with 5-1/2" x 42RG Corona Cigars



Capacity display for a 17.5" x 10.5" x 6" - 150 count - Medium (Waxing Crescent, Cygnus, Andromeda, Eclipse & Full Moon Series)
 with 5-1/2" x 42RG Corona Cigars



Capacity display for a 19.5" x 12" x 8" - 250 count - Large (Waxing Crescent, Cygnus, Andromeda, Eclipse & Full Moon Series) with 5-1/2" x 42RG Corona Cigars