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Why Cedar Thickness Matters in Your Humidor

You save up for an attractive but still affordable humidor, searching online until you find one that’s a hundred bucks but looks like it’s worth twice that. Once it arrives, the seal seems good, and the hinges are made of brass. You season it as instructed, store your stogies, and...

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Are Humidors From Amazon Any Good?

  Ordering from Amazon can feel like the ideal online experience, especially when it comes to products like cigar and humidor accessories. Convenience, affordability, fast and reliable shipping, pages of options to choose from. And there are options: find everything from accessory standards like torch lighters and cigar cutters to...

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Calibrating a Digital or Analog Hygrometer for Accurate Humidity Readings

  It’s a beautiful afternoon for a finely crafted cigar, and with dinner a few hours out, there’s plenty of time to puff away the remains of the day. But as you reach for the lid of your trusty humidor box, an unsettling sight greets you. Your hygrometer is showing...

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Can I Store Cigars Long-Term?

Cigar appreciation is a fun hobby that can take a lot of different paths. Some like to keep it more casual. They keep one or two cigars on hand, smoke them at will, and smoke them as they buy them.  Others prefer to keep a healthy stock of cigars around...

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How to Shop Humidors on Amazon

Buying a humidor is one of the best first steps you can take as someone new to cigar collecting. By purchasing a humidor, not only do you get the most from the cigars you buy, but humidor ownership also represents your willingness to learn more about the culture of cigars...

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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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Why a Drawer on Your Humidor is a Must-Have?

Considering a humidor? You’re making a wise decision. Humidors are the best way to store your cigars, keeping them in prime smoking shape so you can enjoy them whenever the occasion calls for one. And if you’ve started to look at humidors, you’re also probably realizing that humidors come in...

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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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What to Look for in a Humidor Travel Case?

If you already own a home cigar humidor, you know how much of a difference it can make in the quality and enjoyment of your cigars. But what about excursions to see friends and family, times when sharing a cigar is most appropriate? The next step is to consider a...

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