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How To Tell If A Cigar Humidor Is Sealed Properly

In the world of cigar humidors, there are quite a lot of cheap, medium-priced, and expensive options for you to choose from. One of the main differences between cheaper and premium boxes is that the budget humidors hardly manage to keep their relative humidity in check. In most cases, this […]

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How To Season And Set Up Your New Humidor

Cigar humidors come in all sizes and shapes. The accessories that come with them also vary from model to model. This is why setting up a new humidor box isn’t always as straightforward as one would hope. Some models will come with their hygrometer unassembled (and uncalibrated), while others will […]

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Cigars Strength Guide – Mild, Medium, or Bold?

Smoking your favorite cigar after a long and successful day at work is one of the most enjoyable experiences out there. When you are just getting started in the cigar world, however, there will be plenty of information you will have to absorb. One of the most important aspects of […]

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How To Calibrate Your Hygrometer – Cigar Humidor Maintenance

While smoking cigars is the father of all hobbies, properly storing them and keeping them well-protected is a craft of its own. Most cigar smokers will own humidors and almost all modern humidors come with a hygrometer, either digital or analog. These measuring units often tend to be inaccurate out […]

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Why Are Cuban Cigars So Expensive?

Cuban cigars have held their dominance over the market for centuries. But with the US embargo in place and with other countries claiming a stake in the cigar industry, Cuban cigar prices tend to be put under question. So, why are Cuban cigars so expensive? And do other cigars from […]

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5 Sure Ways To Tell A Cigar Has Gone Bad

Smoking a cigar is something many people prefer to enjoy on their off days, golf trips, and other occasions. However, improper storage conditions, long periods without smoking them, and other factors can greatly impact a cigar’s quality and might even be responsible for ruining it. So, how to distinguish good […]

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5 Unique-Tasting Cigars To Pair With Your Coffee

While cigars are most commonly paired with all sorts of liquors, smoking one with your morning cup of joe is severely underrated. Coffee provides a flavor-rich background for cigars which and as both share similar processing stages of their development, they are a common combination in the cigar world. Finding […]

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Are Cigars Safer Than Cigarettes?

One of the most common misconceptions in the cigar world is that replacing your everyday cigarettes with occasional cigars is better. The main reasoning behind this is that you end up puffing far less frequently and less is better, right? Well, according to numerous research papers and studies, cigars are, […]

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How Far Down Should a Cigar be Smoked?

The beginner has so much to learn about cigar smoking, such as how far down should a cigar be smoked, how to light one correctly, and even the right and wrong way to ash it. In many cases, it’s really a matter of personal preference, but if you’re a beginner, […]

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Cigars and Food Pairing

When it comes to cigars and food pairing, some cigar enthusiasts are totally behind it, while others are not. If you’re someone who happens to enjoy smoking a premium cigar and you have a love for fine food, then the tips in my guide while help you find the perfect […]

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6 Good Reasons People Smoke Cigars

There are many good reasons for people to smoke cigars, whether it’s celebrating the start of a new year, a promotion at work, or the birth of a child. Cigar smoking can be the perfect way to commemorate important moments in your life, or they can be a great way […]

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What is Cigar Humidor Solution?

In the beginning, collecting cigars can seem both exciting and complicated. Fail to provide the proper storage environment and you’re left with dried out cigars. Add too much moisture and your cigars are hard to light, or even worse, moldy. Storing your cigars in a humidor is definitely the way […]

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Best Cigar Apps

These days, pretty much every cigar smoker has access to a tablet or smartphone, which is why I’ve created this guide to the best cigar apps designed for a variety of platforms, so you should have no trouble finding the perfect app, whether you use an Android, a Samsung, or […]

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How to Hold a Cigar

As a beginner, you’ll have a lot to learn about smoking a cigar, including how to ash a cigar, what type of cigar cutter to use, how to tell a good cigar from a cheap one, and even how to hold a cigar. Believe it or not, learning how to […]

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How to Ash a Cigar

When you’re smoking a cigar, you don’t have to constantly flick or tap on the ash like you would if you were smoking a cigarette. A handmade cigar is made out of long-filler tobacco. This type of tobacco holds a sturdier longer ash compared to a cigarette. But if you […]

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What is a Stogie?

The cigar industry has an interesting and rich history, including how the cigar evolved from a few rolled-up leaves to what they are today. Most cigar smokers have heard the term “stogie” at one point or another. The word is commonly thrown around by both new and experienced cigar smokers, […]