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The Ultimate Guide to Seasoning a Humidor

Your humidor is the easiest and most important way to keep your cigars in good condition and tasting great. But without proper “seasoning,” your humidor is just a plain wooden box—and an improperly seasoned humidor can actually damage your cigars. No one wants to ruin a fun investment.  While every...

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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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Humidors 101: Everything You Need to Know About Cigar Humidors

If you have a friend or family member into cigars, chances are, they have a cigar humidor in their home—a sleek wooden box or case that houses all of their cigars. Humidors are a part of the lifestyle of owning and enjoying cigars. At their most basic level, they have a singular...

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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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