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Convert that Wine Cooler to a Giant Humidor

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When a cigar smoker becomes a cigar collector, they often end up with a LOT of sticks. Some want them to age for a long time, and others they buy to collect, smoke, and maybe share with friends or trade. Whatever the reason they get into collecting, the point is that proper storage with respect to relative humidity (RH%) and temperature becomes even more important and costly. If the collector is going the traditional route of desktop humidors, or even a standing humidor chest, the price tag can get into the thousands of dollars depending on the capacity. Enter the...

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How to Remedy a Funky Humidor

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An odor in your humidor isn’t only unpleasant, it could be a sign of serious issues in the works. This is one of the reasons you should be monitoring your humidor very frequently – check it at least once per week. However, even with diligence, it’s possible that you could develop an issue from mold or just from not cleaning your box frequently enough. It’s important to note that a musty smell might be an early warning sign of mold, so if you smell this, you want to check your cigars and clean or deodorize the humidor using the steps...

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Don’t Chuck Those Dried Out Cigars: Re-Hydrate Them

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At some point or another, every cigar smoker has neglected a stogie or two for a while, only to remember that they had it later. At this point, it’s fairly dried out and not smoke-able in current condition. Fear not – and toss not – You can re-hydrate those dried out sticks, we’ve the technology after all. The one overarching point of this guide will be to take your time. There’s no use re-hydrating a cigar only to have the wrapper crack from shocking it. Just like with barbecue, think low and slow. The “magic number” of humidity for a moderately...

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The Dos and Don’ts When Cleaning Your Humidor

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Before you even start thinking about cleaning your humidor- Stop! Why are you thinking about doing it? Have you discovered mold on your humidor or cigars? Have you recently been the victim of a tobacco beetle infestation? Have you maybe used bad water to recharge your humidor and have scale buildup? Do you have a lot of Tobacco dust and debris in your humidor? Other than these reasons, or if you just haven’t done it for a few months or more, you probably don’t really need to clean your humidor. In order for it to do the job it was...

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Quick Winterizing Tips For Your Cigars

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Being in the winter season may be no fun for cigar smokers. Even with the normal care of your cigars, you still find that your cigars are unraveling. Also, you may notice a dry hit when you smoke them. But, not to worry, with these tips on how to winterize your cigars, they’ll be in perfect shape all through winter. The trick is only in learning the changes that occur during the winter. Then, adjusting how you handle and store your cigars. What Happens During the Winter? During the winter, what happens is that the relative humidity goes down. This is...

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