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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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The 2021 New Year’s Eve Cigar Checklist

Watch the ball drop live from a cold New York City street, surrounded by fellow tourists. Enjoy a late night at the cocktail lounge and celebrate another strange year–or around a firepit with close friends and midnight pots and pans to bang. Or simply take a secluded hour in your...

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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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How to Lower the Humidity in a Humidor

For those new to cigars, there’s a night-and-day switch once you own your first humidor. The world of cigars opens up, and you realize there’s far more to cigars than enjoying a stogie at the occasional bachelor party or on the back nine at the golf course. There’s more to...

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Is a Cabinet Humidor Right for You?

  There are a lot of cigar aficionados that take their cigar appreciation seriously. Very seriously. And rightfully so. There are so many makers, so many types, so many styles of cigars available on the market today that if you really want to get the most enjoyment from your cigars,...

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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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