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What Makes A $2000 Humidor?

Humidors run the gamut on price. Like all things, there’s a spectrum, and at the farthest end of ours are the humidors of status–those exorbitant, lavish things that go boldly into the realm of ludicrous. When you spend $1 million for a humidor, you aren’t just paying for substance or...

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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....

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How Size Affects Humidor Performance

The relationship between cigars and their humidor is symbiotic, and humidity is their shared resource. As you decide which humidor is right to house your collection of cigars, size can play a role in just how well your humidor protects and extends the life of your cigars based on how...

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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...

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Does Climate Affect Your Humidor Box?

Climate change. It’s not just for environmentalists and meteorologists anymore. It doesn’t matter what the weather looks like outside. Cigar smokers have to worry about what’s happening inside their humidor at that particular moment and prepare for what next week’s forecast may bring. A well-seasoned, properly sealed humidor box is...

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10 Types of Humidors You Should Know

So you’ve been gifted a bundle of cigars for your birthday, and now you are wondering what in the hell you are going to do with all of them. Afterall, cigars do go bad. But that dinky plastic baggy isn’t going to do much when it comes to protecting those...

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Is Routine Humidor Maintenance Necessary?

For as “cut-and-puff'' as the act of enjoying a good cigar may be, many tobacco enthusiasts still remain reluctant about the notion of owning and maintaining a cigar humidor.  This isn’t some saltwater aquarium teaming with exotic invertebrates we’re dealing with here folks. It’s a tightly sealed box that’s been...

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Should I Age My Cigars?

The primary purpose of a humidor is to preserve cigars in the state we purchased them. We maintain humidity levels to prevent changes to the cigars like dryness or mold, or anything that would affect the taste or experience that comes with a cigar. Some cigar collectors even leave cigars...

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Humidor

The singular purpose of a good humidor is to control the relative humidity of your storage environment. So if humidors are all essentially the same tool for storing cigars, why are there so many options available?   From converted ammo boxes to humidors that cost tens of thousands of dollars, you...

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