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Walk-In Humidors 101

From the freshly initiated to the practical semi-professional, walk-in humidors are something of a dream among cigar aficionados. It’s a mark of commitment to the hobby when you graduate from a small humidor—whether you’re using a kitchen storage container or a nice, personalized humidor box. Moving to a walk-in version,...

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Building a Humidor DIY

Humidors are a relatively simple tool when you break down the concept. Wood, humidity control, a lid. Sure, add in a hygrometer to help you regulate the relative humidity. But, stranded on a deserted island with no other options, you could get by.  On the other end of the spectrum...

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How A Humidor Humidifier Works

Humidification distinguishes a humidor from any other container where you might store your cigars. Otherwise, a desk drawer would suffice. But because the tobaccos in cigars are more nuanced, organic, and don’t experience as much processing as other tobaccos, maintaining proper humidity levels is key to protecting them and ensuring...

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How to Shop Humidors on Amazon

Buying a humidor is one of the best first steps you can take as someone new to cigar collecting. By purchasing a humidor, not only do you get the most from the cigars you buy, but humidor ownership also represents your willingness to learn more about the culture of cigars...

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How You Cut and Light a Cigar Matters

  Several factors contribute to your individual experience with a cigar. The type and brand matter, and that’s typically what we attribute to whether or not we enjoy the cigar. But those aren’t the only big contributing variables. How the cigar has been stored or aged matters–especially if stored incorrectly....

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Humidor Travel 101 - How to Protect Your Cigars While Traveling

A time will come when you’ll need to travel with cigars. Whether for a good friend’s destination wedding, or you pick up a few imports at a specialty shop on a business trip, traveling with cigars requires more than just throwing them in a ziplock baggie and hoping for the...

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How to Make a Humidor

Cigar appreciation doesn’t tend to be many aficionados’ only hobby. Some are quite handy and have a number of other activities they enjoy. When they’re able to blend those hobbies—all the better.  If you’re the type who likes to make things yourself, you may have it in your mind to...

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How to Treat Mold in Your Cigar Humidor

  Mold loves moisture. It’s why you may see it in places like attics or basements, growing along the damp walls or along beams where humidity gets trapped and can’t breathe. Because of that, unfortunately, you may find mold in a cigar humidor as well. Cigars need a certain level...

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Can Different Types of Cigars Store in the Same Humidor?

One of the joys of cigar appreciation is trying a wide variety. You learn the subtle nuances of flavor profiles, tastes, styles, and the way different cigars made in different countries can differ so greatly.  Once you get really into the hobby and have more than a couple cigars on...

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