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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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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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How to Set Up and Use a Humidor

When you buy your humidor, it doesn’t come ready for you to pop your cigar collection in there right away. You need to set up your humidor before you can use it.  This setup doesn’t take too long, and it’s not a difficult thing to do, but it is important....

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How to Choose a Humidor

Any cigar aficionado knows that enjoying cigars is about more than just choosing the right cigar. It’s about choosing the right time to enjoy that cigar. And that means you will need to store them in good condition inside a humidor at the right temperature and humidity levels.  Certain cigars...

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What is a hydro stick?

A hydro stick plays an important part when it comes to storing your precious cigars. It is an extra Spanish cedar wood shim which helps regulate humidity. By soaking the cedar shims in a humidor solution, you can ensure a humidity boost to your humidor.  Now, why is humidity a...

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What kind of a humidor do I need to store Cuban cigars?

The fame of Cuban cigars is well earned. It is a unique and 100% natural luxury product. In its preparation, entirely by hand, leaves chosen from the best vegas in the country are used. According to their manufacturers, tobacco experts do not use chemical additives either in curing or manufacturing...

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Top 10 Best & Most Expensive Humidors

Yes, their purpose is quite simple, and yet extremely important, for cigar lovers: to keep the tobacco stored at a certain level of humidity so that you don’t end up smoking a dry, stale or moldy cigar. But it doesn't mean a humidor cannot offer the joy and luxury of...

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Four reasons why cigars need to be humidified

Any cigar smoker knows that proper storage of cigars is critical to keeping smokes fresh. And the key environmental consideration in storage is the humidity level.  “Why is that,” you may ask? The reasons, though simple, are not always fully understood.  We offer the following explanations on why proper HUMIDITY...

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Four cigar storage myths

Any aficionado of fine cigars is faced with the dilemma of How to store cigars to keep them fresh. 

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