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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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Humidor Feature: Introducing the KOBI Glass Top Humidor

Professional baseball players can attest to a universal, unmistakable feeling they get when their bat connects to a fastball in a certain way and they know, with great likelihood, it’s clearing the outfield fences. That’s kind of how it feels when you see the Klaro KOBI humidor for the first...

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What Makes a Humidor? Behind-the-Scenes with Klaro Humidors

We talk a lot about the importance of owning a quality humidor, best practices for maintaining your humidor’s performance, and how the components of your humidor ought to function. And there’s good reason for that: Each Klaro humidor was created to remedy the problems cigar owners face when it comes...

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Cellophane, Tubos, or Naked? Exploring the Cigar Humidor Dress Code

  For fans of premium tobacco, a kaleidoscope of cigar wrapper colors, shapes (aka vitolas), strengths, and cigar flavor profile options are just a quick puff away.  In contrast, the individual packaging portion of premium cigar blend shopping is not nearly as diverse, with a core three options being the...

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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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Grandfather to the Humidor: The Art of the Cigar Box

  We talk a ton about the good ol’ humidor box here at Case Elegance, but very rarely have we discussed its grandfather: the cigar box.  From handmade guitars and purses to jewelry boxes and treasure chests for pirate booty, the many uses we find for a cigar box are...

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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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Should I Dry Box New Cigars?

  You’ve properly seasoned your humidors, loaded them with your precious cargo, and you’ve even saved room for special occasion smokes. Now that you’ve finally finished that seemingly interminable project at work, and you’re finally home to celebrate by kicking back with that 18-year-old Islay single malt and that Padron...

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