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What Makes A $2000 Humidor?

Humidors run the gamut on price. Like all things, there’s a spectrum, and at the farthest end of ours are the humidors of status–those exorbitant, lavish things that go boldly into the realm of ludicrous. When you spend $1 million for a humidor, you aren’t just paying for substance or...

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Does Climate Affect Your Humidor Box?

Climate change. It’s not just for environmentalists and meteorologists anymore. It doesn’t matter what the weather looks like outside. Cigar smokers have to worry about what’s happening inside their humidor at that particular moment and prepare for what next week’s forecast may bring. A well-seasoned, properly sealed humidor box is...

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Should I Age My Cigars?

The primary purpose of a humidor is to preserve cigars in the state we purchased them. We maintain humidity levels to prevent changes to the cigars like dryness or mold, or anything that would affect the taste or experience that comes with a cigar. Some cigar collectors even leave cigars...

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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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Walk-In Humidors 101

From the freshly initiated to the practical semi-professional, walk-in humidors are something of a dream among cigar aficionados. It’s a mark of commitment to the hobby when you graduate from a small humidor—whether you’re using a kitchen storage container or a nice, personalized humidor box. Moving to a walk-in version,...

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How to Shop Humidors on Amazon

Buying a humidor is one of the best first steps you can take as someone new to cigar collecting. By purchasing a humidor, not only do you get the most from the cigars you buy, but humidor ownership also represents your willingness to learn more about the culture of cigars...

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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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How to Treat Mold in Your Cigar Humidor

  Mold loves moisture. It’s why you may see it in places like attics or basements, growing along the damp walls or along beams where humidity gets trapped and can’t breathe. Because of that, unfortunately, you may find mold in a cigar humidor as well. Cigars need a certain level...

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Can Different Types of Cigars Store in the Same Humidor?

One of the joys of cigar appreciation is trying a wide variety. You learn the subtle nuances of flavor profiles, tastes, styles, and the way different cigars made in different countries can differ so greatly.  Once you get really into the hobby and have more than a couple cigars on...

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