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What Does Temperature Control Do For My Humidor?

  There’s nothing wrong with being hyper-meticulous about your humidor’s RH (relative humidity), whether it’s a travel humidor, a small humidor, or a cabinet humidor. After all, an overly dry cigar can be totally ruined even if it doesn’t actually crack or split open. It negatively affects the flavor of...

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How to Organize Your Humidor: FIFO, Aging, Stacking, and More

  We’ve seen the inside of some of your humidors. Disheveled messes, many of them. So it’s no surprise you forget about some of the cigars in your collection or can’t track down an exciting new selection you bought weeks ago. Some cigars never get smoked, even, because you can’t...

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Why Is My Humidor Humidifier Fluctuating?

  A lot can throw a humidor out of whack–especially if the quality of the humidor itself is in question. Cigars can be resilient, and the occasional change in humidification isn’t always enough to permanently damage the tobacco. But that’s not outside the window of possibility. Fluctuations to your humidor’s...

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Is A Humidor Cabinet Right For My Business?

Cigar smoking saw a rise in popularity during the pandemic when folks were required to stay at home and had extra time to reignite interest and invest time in hobbies, cigars included. Many who increased their cigar frequency have continued, and the popularity of cigars is only expected to increase,...

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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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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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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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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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