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What Does Temperature Control Do For My Humidor?

  There’s nothing wrong with being hyper-meticulous about your humidor’s RH (relative humidity), whether it’s a travel humidor, a small humidor, or a cabinet humidor. After all, an overly dry cigar can be totally ruined even if it doesn’t actually crack or split open. It negatively affects the flavor of...

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How to Organize Your Humidor: FIFO, Aging, Stacking, and More

  We’ve seen the inside of some of your humidors. Disheveled messes, many of them. So it’s no surprise you forget about some of the cigars in your collection or can’t track down an exciting new selection you bought weeks ago. Some cigars never get smoked, even, because you can’t...

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Humidor Feature: Introducing the KOBI Glass Top Humidor

Professional baseball players can attest to a universal, unmistakable feeling they get when their bat connects to a fastball in a certain way and they know, with great likelihood, it’s clearing the outfield fences. That’s kind of how it feels when you see the Klaro KOBI humidor for the first...

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An Argument for Small Humidors

There’s a common, almost cliche piece of advice you’ll hear when shopping for a humidor. “Buy bigger than you need.” Many offer that suggestion first before any other advice–before mentioning Spanish cedar, before talking about humidor humidifiers, before talking about the importance of a quality seal. Instead, you hear, “Buy...

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Humidor Best Practices

Humidors are incredibly low maintenance tools, especially for the hard work they put in to keep your cigars nice and safe. But for all their low maintenance, they’re still not the type of equipment you can “set-and-forget.” They require some routine care—and granted that you pay attention to their needs,...

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Restoration Tips for Your Antique Humidor

  There’s a saying that “antique never goes out of style.” Well, it may not be a saying, but it’s true. The market for cool, lightly used, stylish old goods is always hot. Thrifting is very en vogue. And it’s absolutely possible to find an exceptionally old humidor that would...

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Why Is My Humidor Humidifier Fluctuating?

  A lot can throw a humidor out of whack–especially if the quality of the humidor itself is in question. Cigars can be resilient, and the occasional change in humidification isn’t always enough to permanently damage the tobacco. But that’s not outside the window of possibility. Fluctuations to your humidor’s...

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Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?

  Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours?  Recently, we chatted with Ian...

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What Makes a Humidor? Behind-the-Scenes with Klaro Humidors

We talk a lot about the importance of owning a quality humidor, best practices for maintaining your humidor’s performance, and how the components of your humidor ought to function. And there’s good reason for that: Each Klaro humidor was created to remedy the problems cigar owners face when it comes...

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