Fat Ash Journal

cigar icon

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....

Continue reading

What Will $100-$300 Get You In a Humidor?

Buying a boutique cigar humidor box is kind of like opting to build a bigger and better garage for your car collection. Ever seen someone park their Corvette collection inside a dilapidated shack? Neither have we. But just like collector cars, we can’t take every cigar we own with us...

Continue reading

How Humidor Humidity Affects Different Types of Cigars

Whoever said variety was the spice of life probably had a wide array of cigars stowed in their humidor somewhere. From Connecticut, Corojo, and Criollo, to Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indonesian, and Sumatran, the types of cigars available to us are equal parts impressive and intimidating. Unfortunately, there are only so...

Continue reading

What Should a Humidor Be Set At?

    Over time, you realize some cigar experiences are just better than others. Attribute this to personal taste and variables such as the type of tobacco, the type of torch used, the size of the cigar, the style of cigar. And, whether you know it or not, the humidity...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading

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...

Continue reading