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What’s the best cigar lighter to buy?

Finding the best cigar lighter is really personal preference. What you may think is the best lighter will certainly differ from cigar smoker to cigar smoker. Having smoked cigars for nearly 2 decades, I can tell you what features to look for in any cigar lighter, and what my personal favorite is. If you’re just getting started in cigar smoking, …

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Finding the Right Cigar for the Right Occasion

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 …

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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 …

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Best 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 …

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Cigars Cello On or Off? It depends…

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 …

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Cigar Shapes and Sizes

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, …

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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 …

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Seasoning a new Cigar 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 …

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Cuban Cigar Box Codes

A list of Cuban cigar box codes.  Most box codes can be found on the bottom side of the cigar box, and are stamped with a code.  Use the below reference guide to find out what your box codes mean. Example: [POS] Manufacturer [MAR] Month of Production [07] Year of Production Bolivar Belicosos Finos Box 25 POS DIC 06 Bolivar …

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How to store your cigars

Cigars, like any other consumable item requires proper storage and maintenance, otherwise they will quickly go bad. Unless you plan on smoking your newly purchased cigars within a day or so, you will need to store them in what’s called a humidor. Humidors come in all sizes, from very small (only able to store 5 or so cigars) to very …

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