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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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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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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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Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?

  Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours?  Recently, we chatted with Ian...

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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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Beware These Signs When Buying a Humidor

  The humidor market is vast, and your choices are extensive–even to a fault. There are a lot of options out there, which is great for finding what you want and what’s right for your cigar collection. But without a careful eye and an understanding of what makes a quality...

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Can I Still Use an Antique Humidor?

Cigar smoking goes way back. Seriously, way back. There’s a long, rich history of both cigar production and appreciation that’s filled many books.  But that’s not entirely why we’re here.  Because while the cigars that your great-grandfather used to smoke may no longer be around, his humidor may be. Humidors...

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