WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY HUMIDIFIER?

The location of the humidifier doesn’t make a very big difference in smaller, desk top humidors, but when it comes to larger humidors, humidifier placement is an important part of maintaining humidity. Contrary to popular belief, humid air doesn’t fall to the bottom of the humidor, it rises. Water vapor molecules weigh less than air […]

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HOW DO I GET MY HUMIDIFIER TO STICK ON THE HUMIDOR?

When you install your humidifier, make sure you press firm and hard on the metallic plate for two minutes to assure a tight bond. If this is not done, the humidifier might fall off. If your humidifier still falls loose then you can try re-applying using a hot glue gun or any other non-odor emitting […]

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WHY ISN’T MY HYGROMETER ACCURATE?

An analog hygrometer uses a bimetal technology that is easily affected by movement. When you first receive a new hygrometer it is imperative that you calibrate it prior to installing it. You can do this using a salt-test calibration or using a calibrating kit. Please see calibrating your hygrometer

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WHY ISN’T MY HUMIDOR MAINTAINING THE PROPER HUMIDITY?

The most common reason that humidors don’t maintain humidity is that they were never humidified (or seasoned) before initial use. It is very important that you take the time and effort to humidify or season your humidor prior to loading it up with cigars. Most humidors are lined in kiln-dried Spanish cedar which is dried […]

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HOW DO YOU RESTORE A DRY CIGAR?

It has happened to all of us at one time or another. You simply forgot about that nice box of stogies you had in the back seat of your car for 3 months. Ok, well hopefully you aren’t that absent minded, but you get the idea. I always get asked what you can do to […]

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CAN I SMOKE MY CIGARS RIGHT AFTER I BUY THEM?

Most people will tell you no. The reasoning is that you have no idea when your cigar dealer received those cigars, and how they were stored before they got them. They might have them on display in a large walk-in humidor, but they might have been sitting on a loading dock for 3 months before […]

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DO YOU HAVE TO AGE ALL CIGARS?

Just like wine, aging a cigar adds to the taste, aroma and experience. Most people will buy a box or two of cigars and place them in their humidor. They smoke a few at a time, and age the rest. In fact, many people have separate humidors for aging. It is by no means necessary […]

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DO YOU REMOVE THE PLASTIC WRAPPER WHEN STORING IN A HUMIDOR?

Daily I get asked, should I remove the wrapper from my new cigars before I store them in my humidor? The simple answer, it doesn’t matter. I know, you are confused. You think that the plastic prevents the cigar from getting humidity. Believe me, I understand your confusion, but don’t worry, I’ll explain. Cigars are […]

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DO YOU REMOVE THE BAND WHEN SMOKING A CIGAR?

There are very few questions in the cigar community that can start a war, but this is one of them. There are really two schools on this issue, each vigorously defending their side. The real answer is a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take the band off, you should be very […]

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WHAT IS YOUR HUMIDOR RECOMMENDATION?

This is by far the most common question I receive. For the most part, your choice comes down to personal preference. However, there are a few things you should ask yourself prior to choosing a humidor: The most important question is how many cigars you want to be able to store. Most first-time humidor buyers […]

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