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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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Cigar Cabinet vs. Humidor Box

  As your knowledge and taste for different types of cigars grows, so too does your home cigar collection. After all, experimenting with different tobaccos and types is part of the fun. One of the benefits to owning a large humidor–or several humidors–is not worrying about whether you have room...

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The 2021 New Year’s Eve Cigar Checklist

Watch the ball drop live from a cold New York City street, surrounded by fellow tourists. Enjoy a late night at the cocktail lounge and celebrate another strange year–or around a firepit with close friends and midnight pots and pans to bang. Or simply take a secluded hour in your...

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How to Build a Walk-In Humidor

A lot of aficionados take their cigar appreciation seriously. Others, though, take it very seriously. Off-the-charts seriously. Dedicate their lives to it seriously.  These types of people don’t have a casual humidor sitting on their desk in the home office. They have an entire room dedicated to their smokes. A...

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