5 articles

  • What is a humidor and why is it necessary? What is a humidor and why is it necessary?

    One could call the entire Caribbean, where most hand-rolled cigars are made, a naturally occurring humidor. The term humidor is derived from the Latin humidus, i.e. moist. Humidors, from the [...]

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  • How does a humidor work? How does a humidor work?

    A humidification system is used to achieve and maintain a constant relative humidity level of 68 to 75% within the humidor. This is the ideal humidity level for storing cigars. For this to [...]

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  • Why should Spanish cedar wood be used for humidors? Why should Spanish cedar wood be used for humidors?

    A humidor can be made from a variety of materials though only the wood lining inside the humidor is truly decisive. Almost all humidors, of every price range, are now being made using an MDF [...]

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  • Can a humidor revive dry cigars? Can a humidor revive dry cigars?

    The ideal relative humidity level for storing cigars is 68 to 75%. To look at it another way, this means that the cigars themselves should hold an absolute humidity level of 12 to 14%, though [...]

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  • Is it possible to use a humidor for pipe tobacco? Is it possible to use a humidor for pipe tobacco?

    Purists among cigar aficionados are very uncomfortable about storing their spicy Cuban cigars in the same humidor as their mildly elegant Dominican cigars. When different cigars are stored [...]

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