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Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?

  Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours?  Recently, we chatted with Ian...

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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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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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How Well Does Your Humidor Seal?

You might think you have a lot of humidor knowledge and, of course, you know the importance of having one. You love gawking at your most recent humidor purchase because the gorgeous exotic tiger wood body and the intricate artwork inlay on the lid are both sights to behold. You’ve...

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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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Are Humidors From Amazon Any Good?

  Ordering from Amazon can feel like the ideal online experience, especially when it comes to products like cigar and humidor accessories. Convenience, affordability, fast and reliable shipping, pages of options to choose from. And there are options: find everything from accessory standards like torch lighters and cigar cutters to...

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Humidor Feature: Introducing the New Belmont Glass Top

  Any good humidor will keep your cigars in good smoking shape (as long as it’s properly seasoned, of course). But let’s be clear about this. This is not just any good humidor. This is the new Klaro Belmont Glass Top Humidor.  Humidors, like any good invention, have room for...

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Humidors in Summer - What You Need to Know

  Aggressive seasonal humidity fluctuations can dizzy your hygrometer and push your humidor’s wood components to their moisture limits. When humidity shifts wildly, make sure you understand what’s happening to your humidor and its environment so you can still keep your cigars healthy and protected.  With a quality humidor, you...

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Active vs. Passive Humidor Humidification

  You may think there’s not a lot at work inside your humidor. Just a little bit of humidity, some Spanish cedar, it breaths in, it breathes out, et voila, your cigars are kept in perfect smoking condition. But of course there’s more to it than that. While it’s true,...

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