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Humidors in Summer - What You Need to Know

  Aggressive seasonal humidity fluctuations can dizzy your hygrometer and push your humidor’s wood components to their moisture limits. When humidity shifts wildly, make sure you understand what’s happening to your humidor and its environment so you can still keep your cigars healthy and protected.  With a quality humidor, you...

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Xikar Lighters: Inside the Best Torch Tech on the Planet

    Here at Case Elegance and Klaro Cigars, we test and hand-select the best cigar accessories based on their practicality, performance, form, and price all in mind. Simply put, if we wouldn’t use it on our own cigars, we sure as hell aren't going to promote it to anyone...

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Can I Still Use an Antique Humidor?

Cigar smoking goes way back. Seriously, way back. There’s a long, rich history of both cigar production and appreciation that’s filled many books.  But that’s not entirely why we’re here.  Because while the cigars that your great-grandfather used to smoke may no longer be around, his humidor may be. Humidors...

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Controlling Humidor Humidity to Age Cigars

At some point in your journey of cigar appreciation, you’ll move from “smoke them as you get them” to “stockpile them just in case.” You may not be the type to smoke a cigar every evening—or even every week—and that’s ok. Fortunately, many cigars age fabulously under the right conditions....

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Should I Dry Box New Cigars?

  You’ve properly seasoned your humidors, loaded them with your precious cargo, and you’ve even saved room for special occasion smokes. Now that you’ve finally finished that seemingly interminable project at work, and you’re finally home to celebrate by kicking back with that 18-year-old Islay single malt and that Padron...

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Is Routine Humidor Maintenance Necessary?

For as “cut-and-puff'' as the act of enjoying a good cigar may be, many tobacco enthusiasts still remain reluctant about the notion of owning and maintaining a cigar humidor.  This isn’t some saltwater aquarium teaming with exotic invertebrates we’re dealing with here folks. It’s a tightly sealed box that’s been...

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Can I Store Cigars Long-Term?

Cigar appreciation is a fun hobby that can take a lot of different paths. Some like to keep it more casual. They keep one or two cigars on hand, smoke them at will, and smoke them as they buy them.  Others prefer to keep a healthy stock of cigars around...

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How You Cut and Light a Cigar Matters

  Several factors contribute to your individual experience with a cigar. The type and brand matter, and that’s typically what we attribute to whether or not we enjoy the cigar. But those aren’t the only big contributing variables. How the cigar has been stored or aged matters–especially if stored incorrectly....

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How to Make a Humidor

Cigar appreciation doesn’t tend to be many aficionados’ only hobby. Some are quite handy and have a number of other activities they enjoy. When they’re able to blend those hobbies—all the better.  If you’re the type who likes to make things yourself, you may have it in your mind to...

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