Moldy cigars must be removed. As for the humidor itself, there are various means of removing mold from the wooden surfaces.
After tobacco leaves are harvested, the green leaves go through the natural process of curado, a desiccation process during which internal chemical changes occur.
Disappointment when cigars are stored in a humidor is often caused by nonsensical construction of the used product and inadequate use. Here are the most common problems encountered when storing cigars in a humidor and suggestions on how to fix them.
As a matter of principle, the relative air humidity in the immediate area of the humidification system is always higher than in the rest of the humidor. Consequently the distance between the cigars and the humidifier should be as great as possible.
A travel humidor should maintain the cigars in the best possible condition whilst you are away from home. Unfortunately very few products achieve this.
Humidor expert Marc André explains the properties of cigar cases and tubes made of different materials and gives a guide on how to maintain the case of your choice.
Should cigars wrapped in cellophane be unwrapped when stored in a humidor or be kept in the cellophane? Humidor expert Marc André answers the question in this article.
Almost every book on cigars and even the instructions for use of a humidor include the recommendation to air the humidor on a regular basis. If I might be permitted to say so, that is complete nonsense.
Discolouration of the cigar wrapper is usually a pigment fault in the leaf. We explain the causes of green or greyish green stains, yellow or light brown spots and whitish-grey spots.
Humidor expert Marc André explains the quality criteria for travel humidors and how to choose the right humidor for different requirements.
Simon Chase recollects the high points of Ramón Allones and outlines the steady, sometimes precipitous, decline of the Cuban brand.
The auction, held by C.Gars Ltd, features a massive 350 Lots of aged, rare and vintage cigars, including a stunning cabinet of 500 pre-embargo H Upmann Berilos in 4 ¾ inch by 32 Ring Gauge.