Fat Ash Journal

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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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Does Climate Affect Your Humidor Box?

Climate change. It’s not just for environmentalists and meteorologists anymore. It doesn’t matter what the weather looks like outside. Cigar smokers have to worry about what’s happening inside their humidor at that particular moment and prepare for what next week’s forecast may bring. A well-seasoned, properly sealed humidor box is...

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10 Types of Humidors You Should Know

So you’ve been gifted a bundle of cigars for your birthday, and now you are wondering what in the hell you are going to do with all of them. Afterall, cigars do go bad. But that dinky plastic baggy isn’t going to do much when it comes to protecting those...

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How Much Should A Humidor Cost?

The type of humidor you buy will differentiate the price. And the biggest difference in type is related to either size or material. For example, larger humidors generally carry a steeper price tag than small humidors or travel humidors. For material, wood humidors are often more expensive (and more effective)...

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What Should a Humidor Be Set At?

    Over time, you realize some cigar experiences are just better than others. Attribute this to personal taste and variables such as the type of tobacco, the type of torch used, the size of the cigar, the style of cigar. And, whether you know it or not, the humidity...

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What Size Humidor is Right for You?

As you’ve probably seen, humidors come in all shapes and sizes. From travel-sized versions ideal for carrying your favorite stogie on quick business-trips to the massive walk-in type that require pretty serious professional installation—unless you’re one heck of a handyman.  No matter where you are in your journey of cigar...

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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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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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