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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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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 to Know If Your Cigars Are Fresh

We all love a good, crisp smoke of a perfect cigar. And as you know, cigars are best kept in environments that maintain a certain level of humidity—which makes humidors the ideal place. But being natural products, cigars have a shelf-life no matter how well they’re stored. No one likes...

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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 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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Basic Humidor Accessories You Can't Do Without

Once you’re into cigar appreciation—really into it—a humidor is an obvious choice as your next step. It’s the perfect accompaniment that protects your stogies, keeps them at an optimal smoking condition, and in some cases can even improve their taste. Buy the right type of humidor and you’re even looking...

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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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