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How to calibrate your Case Elegance hygrometer

Calibrate Your Analog Hygrometer Place a teaspoon of salt in a bottle cap or small cup and dampen it with a few drops of water (without dissolving it). Carefully place the wet salt and the hygrometer inside a see-through container and close tightly. You can use a zip lock bag provided it seals well and you leave some air inside as well. Let it sit for at least 6 hours and note the reading on the hygrometer without opening the container. The hygrometer should should read 75%. The difference is how much your hygrometer is off. For example, if your hygrometer reads 70% during the salt method test this means that to obtain the real humidity level you should add...

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How to perfectly season your new case Elegance humidor

So you've just purchased our humidor and now you need to season it. You've come to the right place. First, let's get the basics out of the way. - Remove the plastic wring around the hygrometer (the gauge that measures humidity).- Remove the silica gel pack (white pack with beads in it), it will prevent any humidity from being inside the box, so this is very important. You might have already thrown this away, so don't fret if you can't find it. The first thing you are going to want to do is to calibrate your hygrometer. You'll want to do this before affixing it to the lid because it will need to be taken apart. Come back here once you've...

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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. Most solve the problem by using a fine humidor to store their cigars, others resort to falling for some of the myths and miscellaneous information regarding cigar storage.  Here are a few of those major myths you should avoid:  Storing your cigars in the refrigerator/freezer  Forget this myth!  No tobacconist has EVER advocated this as a long-term storage solution. Think about it.  Refrigerators whisk moisture AWAY from food in an attempt to prevent mold.  That’s the exact opposite of what cigars need in order to stay fresh.  Apples will keep cigars fresh Some people try putting slices of apples in Tupperware...

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Four Things to consider when choosing a humidor

You’ve purchased some fine cigars or received them as a gift.  But, there’s one problem.  You still don’t have a humidor!  While you may know a humidor is the best way to keep your cigars fresh, you have no idea what to look for when buying one.   We can help.   Here are some considerations: Consider price While they come in many sizes, styles, and price ranges, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good humidor. Good humidors that control the temperature and humidity can be had for less than $60. Ask yourself “How many cigars will I need to keep fresh?” If you are like most cigar smokers, you don’t need a 7-drawer humidor that will hold...

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The important role a humidor plays in keeping your BEST cigars fresh!

When it comes the perfect cigar, any cigar smoker feels the same way.  You've bought it, now you want to make sure that it’s ready to smoke when you are.    And, therein lies the importance of a good humidor! To retain freshness, cigars need to be stored properly in a controlled environment.  In the case of cigars, that means a humidor. “But, why a humidor,” you ask? It’s all a matter of trying to maintain the natural, tropical environment in which the tobacco was originally grown. Let’s face it, northern environments (in the US or Canada) don’t have the natural ambient humidity of Cuba, Honduras, the Dominican Republic or Nicaragua.  But, a humidor can provide a similar artificial environment that...

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