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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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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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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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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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How Much Should A Humidor Cost?

The type of humidor you buy will differentiate the price. And the biggest difference in type is related to either size or material. For example, larger humidors generally carry a steeper price tag than small humidors or travel humidors. For material, wood humidors are often more expensive (and more effective)...

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What Should a Humidor Be Set At?

    Over time, you realize some cigar experiences are just better than others. Attribute this to personal taste and variables such as the type of tobacco, the type of torch used, the size of the cigar, the style of cigar. And, whether you know it or not, the humidity...

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