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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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Cigar Cabinet vs. Humidor Box

  As your knowledge and taste for different types of cigars grows, so too does your home cigar collection. After all, experimenting with different tobaccos and types is part of the fun. One of the benefits to owning a large humidor–or several humidors–is not worrying about whether you have room...

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How to Build a Walk-In Humidor

A lot of aficionados take their cigar appreciation seriously. Others, though, take it very seriously. Off-the-charts seriously. Dedicate their lives to it seriously.  These types of people don’t have a casual humidor sitting on their desk in the home office. They have an entire room dedicated to their smokes. A...

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How to boost the humidity on your humidor during cooler months

Winter is almost here, and you might be experiencing low humidity issues. Let's look at Noely's tip on how to boost the humidity switching from regular solution to winter/dry climate solution.  Sometimes, it's a bit more difficult to keep the humidity up. This definitely depends on where you live and...

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Can You Fix a Humidor That’s Dried Out?

A humidor is the single best way to store your cigars. When properly seasoned and properly maintained, they create the ideal environment to keep your cigars in perfect smoking condition. Humidors use humidity to maintain your stogies. Wood absorbs a certain amount of liquid which it then releases and reabsorbs...

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Which humidor solution do I use – Regular solution or Winter mix?

Let's take a look to Michael's seasoning tips when starting your new humidor. Find out what solution you should use. It's not always black or white when you use the winter mix or the regular solution, it might depend on the weather where you live and what solution you've been...

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How even is your humidor?

Let’s talk about the evenness inside your humidor.  In this video, you can see the Octodor humidor sitting at 68% and 72ºF (a couple of degrees higher than suggested) and you can see a second hygrometer inside right on top of the hydro tray reading 65%. To view this video...

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What Exactly Is a Humidor?

What Exactly Is a Humidor? Even if you’re new to the world of cigars, you’ve probably heard of—or had other cigar enthusiasts mention to you—a humidor. But what is it?  Like any hobby, cigar appreciation is simple on the surface, but once you start to appreciate the finer elements of...

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