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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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How Much Money Should You Spend on a Humidor?

Once you’ve entered the world of cigar appreciation, you’ve no doubt also started to explore the many features that go along with it. Things like cutters and high-quality torch lighters add to the ceremony of a good smoke, but none more so than a proper humidor. You probably know by...

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Seasoning a Humidor

Your humidor is the easiest and most important way to keep your cigars in good condition and tasting great. But without proper “seasoning,” your humidor is just a plain wooden box—and an improperly seasoned humidor can actually damage your cigars. No one wants to ruin a fun investment.  While every...

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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....

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How to Choose a Humidor

Any cigar aficionado knows that enjoying cigars is about more than just choosing the right cigar. It’s about choosing the right time to enjoy that cigar. And that means you will need to store them in good condition inside a humidor at the right temperature and humidity levels.  Certain cigars...

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Humidors 101: Everything You Need to Know About Cigar Humidors

If you have a friend or family member into cigars, chances are, they have a cigar humidor in their home—a sleek wooden box or case that houses all of their cigars. Humidors are a part of the lifestyle of owning and enjoying cigars. At their most basic level, they have a singular...

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What is a hydro stick?

A hydro stick plays an important part when it comes to storing your precious cigars. It is an extra Spanish cedar wood shim which helps regulate humidity. By soaking the cedar shims in a humidor solution, you can ensure a humidity boost to your humidor.  Now, why is humidity a...

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