Fat Ash Journal
Why Is My Humidor Humidifier Fluctuating?
A lot can throw a humidor out of whack–especially if the quality of the humidor itself is in question. Cigars can be resilient, and the occasional change in humidification isn’t always enough to permanently damage the tobacco. But that’s not outside the window of possibility. Fluctuations to your humidor’s...
Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?
Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours? Recently, we chatted with Ian...
How Exactly Does a Humidor Work?
Humidors are an important tool for any cigar enthusiast, and some would argue owning one is a requirement, not a recommendation. Humidors allow us to invest in a collection of high quality cigars without risking their deterioration due to a poor environment. We tend to take a lot for granted...
The Ultimate Guide to Seasoning a Humidor
Seasoning your humidor prepares it for long-term performance. Spanish cedar (or its alternatives) plays a crucial role in the seasoning/humidification process. Seasoning fortifies the humidor wood with moisture to be released when your humidor becomes too dry. A properly seasoned humidor won’t drop in humidity when you add more cigars...
How to Set Up and Use a Humidor
When you buy your humidor, it doesn’t come ready for you to pop your cigar collection in there right away. You need to set up your humidor before you can use it. This setup doesn’t take too long, and it’s not a difficult thing to do, but it is important....
What kind of a humidor do I need to store Cuban cigars?
The fame of Cuban cigars is well earned. It is a unique and 100% natural luxury product. In its preparation, entirely by hand, leaves chosen from the best vegas in the country are used. According to their manufacturers, tobacco experts do not use chemical additives either in curing or manufacturing...
Four reasons why cigars need to be humidified
Any cigar smoker knows that proper storage of cigars is critical to keeping smokes fresh. And the key environmental consideration in storage is the humidity level. “Why is that,” you may ask? The reasons, though simple, are not always fully understood. We offer the following explanations on why proper humidity level is...
Four cigar storage myths
Any aficionado of fine cigars is faced with the dilemma of How to store cigars to keep them fresh.
How do I know when my humidor is seasoned?
A properly seasoned humidor won't fluctuate with added cigars. To properly season your humidor, the wood needs sufficient moisture saturation. The seasoning process typically takes a week to fully establish baseline humidity. Monitor your humidor's humidity levels with a hygrometer during the seasoning process. Your humidor requires a sufficient humidification...