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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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Xikar Lighters: Inside the Best Torch Tech on the Planet

    Here at Case Elegance and Klaro Cigars, we test and hand-select the best cigar accessories based on their practicality, performance, form, and price all in mind. Simply put, if we wouldn’t use it on our own cigars, we sure as hell aren't going to promote it to anyone...

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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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Father’s Day 2022: Humidor Gift Ideas

  We love buying our fathers cigars throughout the year. A gift that’s quick, affordable, and easy to give on a whim and without occasion. But when it comes to Christmas, birthdays, Father’s Day, and life events, we go with something more substantial, more meaningful, and that we know he’ll...

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Can I Still Use an Antique Humidor?

Cigar smoking goes way back. Seriously, way back. There’s a long, rich history of both cigar production and appreciation that’s filled many books.  But that’s not entirely why we’re here.  Because while the cigars that your great-grandfather used to smoke may no longer be around, his humidor may be. Humidors...

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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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Should I Dry Box New Cigars?

  You’ve properly seasoned your humidors, loaded them with your precious cargo, and you’ve even saved room for special occasion smokes. Now that you’ve finally finished that seemingly interminable project at work, and you’re finally home to celebrate by kicking back with that 18-year-old Islay single malt and that Padron...

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How Size Affects Humidor Performance

  The relationship between cigars and their humidor is symbiotic, and humidity is their shared resource. As you decide which humidor is right to house your collection of cigars, size can play a role in just how well your humidor protects and extends the life of your cigars based on...

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