Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Finding the Right Cigar for the Right Occasion

Smoking the right cigar

Finding the Right Cigar for the Right Occasion For anyone who regularly indulges in cigars, the ceremony can become an integral element to properly enjoying any sort of affair. No matter whether you’re hosting a rowdy bachelor party, are relaxing after a long day at the office or treating yourself to a celebratory smoke after a big promotion, the cigar ... Read More »

How RH and Temperature affect cigars


Occasionally someone will ask what type of temperature controlled humidor they should buy. It sounds like a simple question, and an easy solution, however RH and temperature go hand in hand. Changing one will impact the other. First, there are a few things to think about: Where you live. If you live in the desert, you’re going to have lower ... Read More »

Best cigars under 5 dollars

Cigars under 5 dollars

You can find great cigars for around 5 dollars or less! Not all cigars have to cost $12 or more. Finding that gem is like finding a needle in a haystack; there are so many cigars to choose from in the 5 dollar range, most aren’t worth it. There are, however, some excellent cigars in this range. We’ll give you ... Read More »

Cigars Cello On or Off? It depends…

Cigar cello on or off

The question whether you should leave the cellophane on or take it off a cigar is probably the most asked question. The answer is, it really depends on the situation. Cello has one primary purpose: to protect the cigar from damage. What’s the point of cello on cigars anyways? Cigars are often placed into cellophane wrappers to protect them from damage ... Read More »

Cigar Shapes and Sizes

Egg Cigar

Understanding the design of a cigar Cigars come in many shapes, sizes and colors, which can be overwhelming when first starting out. Every shape, size and color of a cigar has its own unique name. In this article, we’ll help to clarify what it all means, how they differ, and what to expect from each one. Sit back, light up, ... Read More »

Avallo Accumonitor Cigar Humidifier Review

Avallo Accumonitor Installation

Product: Avallo Accumonitor 20/40 with optional fan timer Manufacturer: Avallo Humidors MSRP: $399.99 (plus $50.00 for optional fan timer) As like every other member of CigarPass, my cigar collection continues to grow.  Storing so many cigars can be challenging, and maintaining multiple coolidors takes up a lot of space.  I decided it was time to upgrade from my current Antique Tower (3,000 count, ... Read More »

Quality Importers 5000 Cabinet Cigar Humidor Review


The Commercial 5000 Humidor is an excellent cabinet style humidor for anyone needing extra storage.  The number of cigars in my “collection” continues to grow, and after having filled a 3,000 count tower and 5 coolers, I decided it was time to rid myself of the bulky (yet very reliable) coolidors. I purchased the QI Antique Tower several  years ago, ... Read More »

Gurkha Silver Cigar Ashtray

Gurkha Ashtray

Cigar ashtrays are one accessory I like to collect, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to add the new (not yet released) Gurkha silver cigar ashtray to my collection.  This ashtray is large enough for most herfs, let alone an individual cigar smoker. The ashtray is approximately 8 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep.  It sits on top ... Read More »

Build a Coolidor

Cigar Coolidor

Building a humidor does not have to be difficult; it’s actually quite simple.  All it takes is about 30 min and $50 in materials (possibly even less).   Humidors built from a cooler have many advantages, and will in many cases out perform any standard cigar humidor. Advantages of building a humidor from a cooler: Holds humidity very well as the ... Read More »

Seasoning a new Cigar Humidor

Seasoning a humidor

Season a humidor correctly the first time to ensure proper setup and operation.  A common question asked among new cigar smokers is “How do you season a humidor?“. Here’s a quick guide that should answer most questions… Assuming you just purchased a new desktop humidor, you’re going to want to wait before putting any cigars in it until it has ... Read More »