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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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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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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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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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Cellophane, Tubos, or Naked? Exploring the Cigar Humidor Dress Code

  For fans of premium tobacco, a kaleidoscope of cigar wrapper colors, shapes (aka vitolas), strengths, and cigar flavor profile options are just a quick puff away.  In contrast, the individual packaging portion of premium cigar blend shopping is not nearly as diverse, with a core three options being the...

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Beware These Signs When Buying a Humidor

  The humidor market is vast, and your choices are extensive–even to a fault. There are a lot of options out there, which is great for finding what you want and what’s right for your cigar collection. But without a careful eye and an understanding of what makes a quality...

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Grandfather to the Humidor: The Art of the Cigar Box

  We talk a ton about the good ol’ humidor box here at Case Elegance, but very rarely have we discussed its grandfather: the cigar box.  From handmade guitars and purses to jewelry boxes and treasure chests for pirate booty, the many uses we find for a cigar box are...

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