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Mold in a Humidor

Should One Air a Humidor on a Regular Basis?

Should One Air a Humidor on a Regular Basis?

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.

Fact Check: What’s The Fuss About Cigar Wrappers All About?

Wrappers should have allure and charm. Moderate veining, even coloring, a discreet sheen, and absence of defects are essential attributes. Combustibility, texture and elasticity are less visible but even more vital. Beyond the traditional aspects, the wrapper’s aromatic influence is heavily debated.

Read the Story of the Aluminium Cigar Tube

Aluminium cigar tubes are as much part of the Havana cigar scene as labelled boxes, cedar cabinets and elegant humidors. The traditional hand-crafted boxes have been around for centuries. But when did tubes first make an appearance and who thought of the idea?

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Cellophane Wrapper: What is it exactly?

Anyone who smokes cigars is well acquainted with the good old cellophane wrapper. Except for Cuban cigars, which haven’t been packaged in cellophane since 1992, the majority of today’s cigars are bundled in this see-through packaging material. But what exactly is cellophane, and why is it so popular?

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How to Convert a Piece of Furniture into an Unique Custom Humidor

An appealing alternative to purchasing a new humidor is converting an existing piece of furniture. You’ll be guaranteed that your new humidor will be one-of-a-kind, and it’s a good way to give an old piece of furniture or musical instrument a new life.

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