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Cigars: black spots, black circles, entire leaf
black circles, entire leaf, rubbing alcohol: The white stuff could be mold, wipe it with Rubbing alcohol and it will kill the mold evaporate and leave no taste or aroma. Black circles could be mold that developes on the leaf in the field that is common. Many cigars have this type of problem and usually...

Cigars: Cigar aroma, store humidor, personal humidors
store humidor, personal humidors, cigar boxes: Hi Tom, Storing your boxes with the lids closed will definitely retain much of the cigars natural aroma. If you leave the box lids open, the natural scent of the cigars will soften and diffuse over time. The scent can also marry with cigars from other...

Cigars: Cigar cleaning, lint free cloth, sunglasses eyewear
lint free cloth, sunglasses eyewear, microfiber cloth: Hi Drew, You can use Windex but you must make sure that you don t get any of it on the humidor interior wood. Spray the windex onto a cloth first and then carefully apply it to the glass. (To be safe, remove your cigars from the humidor first.) Once...

Cigars: Cigar Mold, humidification device, distilled water
humidification device, distilled water, goner: Hi Nick, If mold has reached the foam element of your humidification device, it s best to replace it rather than attempting to clean it. The aquafoam core is very porous and once mold has embedded itself into the porous foam, it can be extremely hard cleaning...

Cigars: Cigar Pairings, honduran cigars, cuban cigar
honduran cigars, cuban cigar, cigar humidor: Basic is Nicaraguan tobaccos, dark and rich, with meat and red wine or hard liquor like Cognac. Dominican style cigar with Connecticut wrapper goes with fish, salad and white wine or fruity drinks. Honduran cigars - just don t not smoke after dinner... ...

Cigars: Cigar Pairings, cognac remy martin, cigar smokers
cognac remy martin, cigar smokers, canada dry ginger ale: Hi Kyle, A glass of ice water has always been the perfect compliment to any cigar; especially for novice cigar smokers. Ice water will keep your mouth cool and refresh your palate which will make your cigars more enjoyable. Coca-Cola and Canada Dry Ginger...

Cigars: Cigar Shipping, cigar shipping, shipping box
cigar shipping, shipping box, single box: Justin, Assuming you don t have the cigars in the original boxes, I would wrap them in bubble wrap and pack them in small boxes - something like 100 cigars per box. If you were to pack much more than that in a single box, you d be taking a chance of the...

Cigars: Cohiba Edicion Limitada 2008, double corona, cgarsltd
double corona, cgarsltd, habanos: Hi Matt, Unfortunately, Cohiba did NOT release any 2008 Edicion Limitada cigars. The Cohiba 2008 Edicion Limitada cigar that you have is fake. The only genuine 2008 Edicion Limitada cigars released by Habanos are: Cuaba Piramides Montecristo Sublimes...

Cigars: Cubans vs. the rest, flavours and aromas, dominican cigars
flavours and aromas, dominican cigars, opus x: Hi Thomas, I would say that your palate (and mind) is still stuck on Cuban cigars at the moment. This is a fairly common occurence; I ve heard from many people that smoke premium non-Cubans (on a daily basis) and after spending a couple of weeks in Cuba,...

Cigars: cigar label maker, cigar label, cigar bands
cigar label, cigar bands, minimum quantities: Jason, We use a local graphics company to print short run bands on a high quality laser printer, and then put the bands on the cigars using the same paste you use to finish the heads while making cigars. To print true cigar bands, the minimum quantities...

Cigars: Appraisal, auction
Cigars: Appraisal, auction

Cigars: cigar label maker, cigar, good luck
Cigars: cigar label maker, cigar, good luck, labels

Cigars: Partagas Serie D No. 4 Box, d box, counterfeiters
Cigars: Partagas Serie D No. 4 Box, d box, counterfeiters, partagas

Cigars: Hoyo de Monterey Petit Robusto Box, hoyo de monterey, bilingual certificate
hoyo de monterey, bilingual certificate, reputable merchants: Hi John, It s perfectly fine to smoke cigars if they re less than a year old. Young cigars however, will usually have a slightly bitter taste which is why people always recommend that you age your cigars for at least a year before you smoke them. By aging...

Cigars: Humidifiers, cigar oasis, cigar smokers
cigar oasis, cigar smokers, time consumption: Hi Ken, An electronic humidifier for a 125-count humidifier is not overkill. I know many people that use electronic humidifiers for humidors as small as 100 count and they don t use them to show off or overkill but as you mentioned, they want better control...

Cigars: Humidor trouble, dry cigars, humidifier unit
dry cigars, humidifier unit, humidity level: Hi Miles, It sounds like your humidor has dried out and your humidifier is being obstructed by something. Re-season your humidor and the humidity level should improve and hold for a longer period of time. As for the uneven distribution of humidity, is...

Cigars: humidors, propylene glycol, cigar storage
propylene glycol, cigar storage, h upmann: Hi Layne, Adorini is an excellent brand, as are Prometheus, Elie Bleu, Daniel Marshall, Diamond Crown, Colibri, Davidoff and Xikar/Don Salvatore. Again, the prices for premium, high quality deesktop humidors can greatly vary anywhere from $300 to $2,000+...

Cigars: inconsistency with humidor, humidity level, recentley
humidity level, recentley, distilled water: Many humidors come under-humidified. Crystals or sponges they are all the same they impart moisture to the cigars. First they are best on the top lid for consistent humidity throughout. Moisture falls due to gravity so a jar with crystals does little good...

Cigars: Joe Dill of Richmond, Joesph Gorgas Dill, Dill Cigars
Joesph Gorgas Dill, Dill Cigars, Dill's Best: Hi Susan, Thanks for the info. I m adding this info to my question archive in case readers are looking for more info about your husband s great-great grandfather. If you or your husband have any more information about J.G. Dill and/or his tobacco company,...

Cigars: where to get lights for cabinet Humidor, halogen bulbs, lighting stores
halogen bulbs, lighting stores, lighting options: Hi Hurley, LED lights are the best to use in a humidor because they burn much cooler and cheaper than incandescent/halogen bulbs and some can operate for around 150,000+ hours without burning out. What you ll need to do is examine your humidor and decide...

Cigars: Moldy Cigars, return exchange policy, monte cristo cigars
return exchange policy, monte cristo cigars, varadero cuba: Hi Sheryl, Cigar mold is like mold that you would find on spoiled food; it s fuzzy in texture and grows quickly in random patches. Cigar mold can white, grey, blue, green, orange or brown in colour... or even a combination of these colours. If wiped away,...

Cigars: moist-n-aire humidifiers, Moist-N-Aire
Moist-N-Aire: Richard, We sell those humidifiers, but we don t work on them so I can t tell you how to fix it. However, the company that makes them rebuilds them, and I can send you a rebuilt unit, which includes all new parts other than the stainless steel tank, for...

Cigars: Need a flint spring for a Nimrod Sportsman Pipe Lighter, google search, flint spring
google search, flint spring, pipe lighter: Hi These lighters are cheap on Ebay $10 or less. Buy one or more and use the parts to fix his other beloved lighter and this is the cheapest way to fix the problem. You could send it to a repair guy and pay $30 to fix it with shipping and other stuff......

Cigars: New humidor, humidifier unit, analog hygrometer
humidifier unit, analog hygrometer, plastic cylinder: 1 round disk might be to little humidification and you could use 2 on the top lid of the humidor. Usually a large humidor like this comes with a brick like humidity device that is 7 x3 x1.5 and even then you need humidity for each shelve. 2 Drawers break...

Cigars: Partagas Serie D No. 4 Box, cuban cigar boxes, habanos sa
cuban cigar boxes, habanos sa, parchment paper: Hi Michael, According to Habanos SA s online authenticity check, your box of cigars is genuine. You can check the serial code (00000 4099530) here: http://www.habanos.com/Sellos/Info/VerificaSelloCajon Enter the serial code without any spaces...

Cigars: PG spilled in humidor, lint free cloth, dry paper towel
lint free cloth, dry paper towel, cigar boxes: Hi Tony, You don t need to let it sit overnight. Just moisten that spot with the paper towel/cloth and some distilled water. Next, press into the stain with a dry paper towel/cloth repeatedly and firmly with your finger tips and it will help absorb the...

Cigars: Propylene Glycol causing chemical taste!!HELP!!, propylene glycol, natural aroma
propylene glycol, natural aroma, humidity level: Hi Rob, If you remove the PG from your humidor, the chemical taste in your cigars will slowly dissipate over time. It may take a few months but the chemical taste will eventually soften and fade. What you should do now is either thoroughly flush out the...

Cigars: Question, cigar boxes, father hope
cigar boxes, father hope, spanish cedar: Sherry, I m sorry about the loss of your father, please accept my condolences. The piece of wood that is included in most cigar boxes serves 2 purposes: 1. Most boxes contain 25 cigars, 1 row of 13 and 1 row of 12. The piece of wood serves as a spacer...

Cigars: quality of cigars, english market selection, cigar rollers
english market selection, cigar rollers, quality cigars: Hi Steen, There could be many reasons why cigars of the same brand and size can vary from box to box. The quality of a specific cigar can depend on the batch of tobacco used as well as the production date. I don t think it s possible for a cigar brand...

Cigars: Reas cigars, thomas hinds, cigar shops
thomas hinds, cigar shops, cuban cigars: Hi Pat, What you can try is contact your local tobacconist and see if they can stock Rea cigars. If that doesn t work, try contacting House of Horvath (Canadian supplier of non-Cuban cigars) and they may be able to help you or at least direct you to the...

Cigars: Sealed or Opened??, tobacco beetles, unopened boxes
tobacco beetles, unopened boxes, unforseen problems: Hi Michael, This is a tough question... I would personally choose to have a box opened and inspected before it is shipped to me. With mailorder cigars, it s always a hassle to receive a box of sealed cigars that has some sort of problem (either damaged...

Cigars: Dry Cigars, inexpensive humidors, tobacco beetle
inexpensive humidors, tobacco beetle, dry cigars: Hi Zain, It s perfectly fine to store your entire Seleccion Piramides box inside your humidor. If you are concerned that the cigars are extremely dry, you may want to remove the cigars from the packaging and store them in your humidor without the box....

Cigars: Vanilla, cheap cigars, vanilla bean
cheap cigars, vanilla bean, humi: John, Never heard of anyone doing that, and I can t imagine that a whole bean gives off enough aroma to really add anything to the cigars, but if it sounds good to you why not try it? Just realize that the vanilla smell may be absorbed into the cedar and...

Cigars: 2008 limited edition made in 2009?!, london heathrow airport, edition cigar
london heathrow airport, edition cigar, hongkong airport: Hi Leon, OK, that is the older warranty seal. In 2009, Habanos began using a new warranty seal that has a hologram strip and a serial barcode. This barcode can be checked at Habanos website to verify that the box is genuine. With the older boxes,...

Cigars: Cigar Oasis Plastic Smell, cigar oasis, oasis humidifier
cigar oasis, oasis humidifier, humidor: Hi Miles, Your electronic humidifier can have a light plastic smell if it s brand new but it shouldn t smell like burning plastic. Is the burning plastic smell really strong? A burning plastic smell usually means the unit is overheating. Check your humidifier...

Cigars: Cigars in Cancun?, cigar shops, tobacco shoppe
cigar shops, tobacco shoppe, quality cigars: Hi Alan, There are plenty of non-Cuban cigar shops in Cancun. Here are two good shops in Cancun: Cancun City Tobacco Shoppe Plaza Safa, Avenida Tulumo Phone: 98-84-89-33 La Casa del Fumador Azucenas 8, Lote 9 Phone: 98-84-67-01 If you have...

Cigars: Cigars get hard on one side, cigar stores, peg board
cigar stores, peg board, cigar shop: Hi Ray, What you should do is rotate your cigars in your humidor more frequently. When rotating cigars, people usually rotate them once every 1-2 months but you may want to rotate them more frequently. I would say you should rotate your cigars every 2-3...

Cigars: Circulating fans, 12 volt fans, tobacco beetles
12 volt fans, tobacco beetles, cigar oasis: Hi Grant, Your placement of the fans (one pointing up, one pointing down) sounds fine. The biggest concern I see is the potential heat the fans may generate while on. I know someone that tried the same method to cool his cigars and his fans actually increased...

Cigars: Cuban alternatives, arturo fuente opus x, hoyo de monterrey excalibur
arturo fuente opus x, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, arturo fuente hemingway: Hi Alex, Here are some excellent non-Cuban brands and cigars that I recommend: Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Arturo Fuente Hemingway Arturo Fuente Opus X Ashton Maduro Ashton VSG Avo Domaine CAO Camacho Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066 Hoyo de Monterrey...

Cigars: Cuban cigar, saint luis rey, genuine cuban cigars
saint luis rey, genuine cuban cigars, partagas de luxe: Hi Oro, Yes, you can definitely find those cigars in Varadero. Your friend should should easily find these cigars at any La Casa del Habanos (LCDH) shop in Cuba. LCDH is an authorized Habanos retailer so they carry genuine Cuban cigars. For a beginner,...

Cigars: calibrating a new digital hygrometer, humidor salt test, hygrometer calibration
humidor salt test, hygrometer calibration, hydrometer calibration: Hi JR, First, some digital hygrometers do not require calibration. Most digital hygrometers are factory calibrated and extremely accurate straight out of the box. You should check your hygrometer s instruction manual to see if it needs calibration. ...

Cigars: cigars, cigar storage, cigar stores
cigar storage, cigar stores, tupperware container: Hi Gary, I would not recommend putting your cigars in the freezer. Freezing your cigars will cause them to taste stale. Your cigars can also be damaged by freezer burn. If you don t have a humidor, your next best choice for storing your cigars is to...

Cigars: Daniel Marshall Cigars, daniel marshall, cigar retailers
daniel marshall, cigar retailers, cigar stores: Hi Ken, Unfortunately, I ve been told by a few US cigar retailers that Daniel Marshall cigars are now discontinued. Although the company still produces high quality humidors, Daniel Marshall no longer has a line of cigars. Though the cigars are discontinued,...

Cigars: PG Solution, propylene glycol, passive humidifier
propylene glycol, passive humidifier, cigar oasis: Hi Raja, Western is a very reputable brand so you shouldn t worry about poor performance as their humidors and humidifiers perform very well. Many humidifier manufacturers claim you do not need Propylene Glycol but I find this to not always be true with...

Cigars: Fonseca Cosaco, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina
hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina, small cigar: Hi Mike, The Fonseca Cosaco (and the Fonseca brand itself) is one of the milder Cuban cigars available (it certainly packs a punch for light cigar, doesn t it?) and there really isn t any special history or story behind the tobacco used. For the filler,...

Cigars: calibrating a new digital hygrometer, digital hygrometer, lab technician
Cigars: calibrating a new digital hygrometer, digital hygrometer, lab technician, atmosphere

Cigars: Hpow long is a sealed box of Cubans ok, cuban cigar boxes, dry cigars
cuban cigar boxes, dry cigars, smoke one: Hi Jim, It s best to put the cigars in your humidor immediately. A box of properly humidified cigars can usually last about 1-2 weeks outside of a humidor before they become dry. If this box of Montecristo #2s has been removed from a humidor for more...

Cigars: Humidor / Humi-Care XG1000, maximum circulation, humidifier
maximum circulation, humidifier, slats: Hi Jeremy, It s best to place an electronic humidifier at the base of your humidor. To ensure maximum circulation, be sure that you do not obstruct the humidifier with cigars or boxes. Each shelf/tray should also have one or two open slats uncovered for...

Cigars: Humidor issue, cedar humidor, humidity level
cedar humidor, humidity level, inadvertantly: Hi Robert, If the base or front panel of your humidor s Spanish cedar is extremely wet to the touch, press a paper towel into it to absorb much of the excess water. Keep pressing the paper towel into the cedar panels until the paper towel soaks up the...

Cigars: Humidor mold, mold
mold: Dan, There is definitely too much humidity in that area - is it possible that the humidifier is dripping there? That would explain the cigars becoming mushy as well. I d be more concerned about this problem than the mold. Be sure you are either using distilled...

Cigars: Humidor Question #2, spanish cedar, left hand
spanish cedar, left hand, gap: Hi Don, This is perfectly fine. Because the cedar will slightly swell and contract with humidity, the interior Spanish cedar panels do not need to be flush or super-snug with each other. These interior cedar panels are meant to be slightly loose because...

Cigars: Humidor Question, vacuum seal, bottom sides
vacuum seal, bottom sides, spanish cedar: Hi Don, This shouldn t be a problem at all. I ve seen many humidors that do not have a cedar lined lid and they work pretty well. As long as the lid has a slightly tight vacuum seal when you close it and is varnished on the inside, your humdior is fine....

Cigars: Humidors, table humidor, cigar aficionado
table humidor, cigar aficionado, cheap humidor: Daniel Marshall makes nice boxes and was top rated in cigar Aficionado. They are still $500 to $1,000 for a nice size one. Vigilant end table humidor starts at $1,000 and is the best in the world, check out their custom ordered humidors that had a deposit...

Cigars: humidor, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, high humidity: Hi Oro, You should monitor the humidity level first. If the humidor creates 70% humidity (67-74% is acceptable and 70% is considered perfect), you don t need to use humidor solution. Humidor solution/Propylene Glycol is only used if your humidor has high...

Cigars: Loose draw issues, cigar punch, dry cigars
cigar punch, dry cigars, cigar stores: Hi Leon, Loose draw cigars are usually caused by the cigars being extremely dry. When a cigar is very dry, the filler tobacco inside the cigar will shrivel and loosen which creates a looser draw. If your cigars feel dry, let them sit in your humidor a...

Cigars: Pipe tobacco, tiny insects, pipe tobacco
tiny insects, pipe tobacco, tobacc: Kathy, The tobacco shop should at the least refund your money for the tobacco, other than that I think you ll have a hard time getting anything out of hem. I don t believe these tobacco bugs pose any threat to your dogs. Just put 1 trap in the room...

Cigars: propylene glycol, PG Solution, proylene glycol
PG Solution, proylene glycol, humidification solution: Mike, The solution you bought is almost for sure a mixture of propylene glycol and distilled water, and is meant to be used straight, in place of distilled water. Just make sure you don t have 100% propylene glycol. If you bought the solution together with...

Cigars: Romeo Y Julieta Cigars, tobacco beetles, churchill cigars
tobacco beetles, churchill cigars, romeo y julieta cigars: Hi Louise, Those are regular production Romeo y Julieta Churchill cigars. The flecks of tobacco is very common and can be found in every box of cigars. It s just the loose tobacco that falls out from the foot of the cigars. As long as your cigars do...

Cigars: storage, cellophane tubes plastic cigar storage
cellophane tubes plastic cigar storage: Marty, I always keep my cigars in their original cellophane tubes, even when storing them in my humidor. The tubes help protect them from getting damaged while digging around in there and also when transporting them to the golf course... Cellophane is...

Cigars: Tobacco Beetles, tobacco beetles, electric humidor
tobacco beetles, electric humidor, tobacco beetle: Hi Lou, Placing your cigars in the refrigerator after freezing them is optional. Some people recommend this step because it lets the cigars gradually return to normal temperature but I find it s unnecessary. After freezing your cigars for 48 hours, it...

Cigars: Unstable humidity, humidor, dries
humidor, dries, humidity: Don t open it so much, however humidity should stabilize quickly with proper humidification. Temperature can effect humidity as the temperature drops humidity should rise so do you run the heat at night which also dries the air? If you heat the house to...

Cigars: wine fridge/humidor, oasis humidifier, wine fridge
oasis humidifier, wine fridge, bottle wine: Hi Sam, It sounds like there s a humidity leak somewhere inside your wine fridge and when the fridge is turned on, it s forcing the humidity out. Check for any type of small gap or crack and seal it up with some silicone. If that doesn t work, try increasing...

Cigars: zippo lighter, zippo lighters, zippo lighter
zippo lighters, zippo lighter, luck mike: There are many moonlanding Zippo lighters What date is this? And I need pictures. To sell it for the most money Ebay is the best for Zippo s, I buy and sell on Ebay. A newer Zippo has increased little in value even if it is rare. To get the most money...

Cigars: Aging Different Cigar Brands, spanish cedar interior, cigar boxes
spanish cedar interior, cigar boxes, cigar brands: Hi Seng Je, It s perfectly fine to keep different cigars in the same humidor when aging. If you have many single cigars, it s recommended that you keep them separated with humidor trays/shelves or Spanish cedar dividers. This will keep your humidor looking...

Cigars: aging, shelve, six times
shelve, six times, cigars: Sure maybe a little but if the humidity is correct than you should be all right. Smoking the cigars quickly leaves little time for the taste to change. The cigars that are in cello are less affected than naked cigars - always leave them in the wrappers. ...

Cigars: aging, six times, cigars
six times, cigars, humidity: Sorry I thought I responded to this but they said I did not. Take your cigars out once a day if the humidity is affected. If there is a top shelve put the cigars to be smoked this week there and leave the ones to age on the bottom. If you have room on...

Cigars: Cigars, habanos sa, habana club
habanos sa, habana club, cigar retailer: Hi Sergio, If you purchased your cigars at a La Casa del Habano shop, you have nothing to worry about. La Casa del Habano (LCDH) is a very reputable Cuban cigar retailer. It is a franchise officially recognized by Habanos SA and the Cuban cigar industry...

Cigars: Cigars to buy, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, arturo fuente curly head
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, arturo fuente curly head, hoyo de monterrey: Hi KF, Here are some excellent non-Cuban cigars that are not too expensive and definitely worth trying: (not listed in any particular order) Padron 2000 Padron 3000 Padron Executive Arturo Fuente Curly Head Punch Gran Cru CAO Hoyo de Monterrey...

Cigars: Cohiba, cohiba esplendido, cigar stores
cohiba esplendido, cigar stores, cohiba cigars: Hi Mike, Neither the Cohiba Esplendido or Montecristo #2 are in limited production so you should be able to buy multiple boxes if the store or factory has that many in stock. As for quantities shipped to stores, it entirely depends on the store location...

Cigars: Digital Hygrometers, digital hygrometers, analog hygrometer
digital hygrometers, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer: Hi Derek, What you can do is purchase a seasoning brick at your local cigar store and this will automatically season your humidor. All you would need to do is leave the brick inside your humidor and within 24-48 hours, your humidor will be fully seasoned....

Cigars: Famous Nicaraguan, nicaraguan cigars, private labels
nicaraguan cigars, private labels, smoke shops: KF, The brand you read about is probably one of Famous Smoke Shops private labels. I m not familiar with the brand, so I can t give you a recommendation on it, but the company has a good reputation, so I imagine if they are willing to put their name on...

Cigars: Humidification devices, cigar oasis, humidification devices
cigar oasis, humidification devices, electronic model: Hi Steve, I would recommend the Hydra (www.hydrahumidifier.com) or Vigilant humidifiers (http://cigarhumidors.vigilantinc.com/cigarhumidors-systems.php). The Hydra humidifier is available in small and large sizes. The small Hydra can humidify up to 8...

Cigars: Humidor Construction, ceramic floor tiles, decorative grilles
ceramic floor tiles, decorative grilles, cigar boxes: Hi Rick, Here are some tips for building a walk-in humidor: Walls: The walls should be covered with 100% natural, genuine cedar panels. Be sure to lay a vapor barrier over the wall before you install the cedar panels. Only use kiln-dried Spanish cedar...

Cigars: Humidor problems, digital hygrometer, tupperware container
digital hygrometer, tupperware container, humidity level: Hi Ray, The first thing you should do is salt test your hygrometer for accuracy. Sometimes a hygrometer may lose its accuracy over time and display an incorrect humidity level so it s important that you test and calibrate the hygrometer once a year and...

Cigars: Humidor question, cigar smoker, microscopic bacteria
cigar smoker, microscopic bacteria, lime scale: Hi Warren, Because your humidor was exposed to tap water for only a few short minutes, your humidor is not in any danger. Only continuous and extremely prolonged use of distilled water in your humidor will cause problems. Tap water contains mineral deposits,...

Cigars: to much humidity, bottle wine cooler, cigar oasis
bottle wine cooler, cigar oasis, tupperware container: Hi Lewis, You re correct. Cigar Oasis units has a sensor that monitors the humidity. When the humidity output matches your desired humidity setting, the unit shuts off and will not activate until the humidity naturally drops below your desired setting....

Cigars: Mould?, cigar boxes, humidity levels
cigar boxes, humidity levels, tubular body: Hi Thomas, It s always best to crack your boxes to inspect and aerate them periodically. For tightly sealed boxes, moisture can be trapped inside the box and this is more than enough to cause mold to form. Mold can also form from the smallest trace of...

Cigars: My new humidor., humidor wood, wood screws
humidor wood, wood screws, interior panels: Hi Adam, Yes, the interior panels should stay snug as long as you maintain the humidifier device regularly so be sure to recharge the humidification device as soon as the humidity level begins to drop or the humidification device element (the foam core)...

Cigars: possible humidor mold spots, black mold, rubbing alcohol
black mold, rubbing alcohol, tooth brush: Take everything out of the box and put them in a Zip lock bag they should last a week. Throw away the humidity device. Take a clean cloth and an old tooth brush + rubbing alcohol. Now wipe down the whole box with rubbing alcohol and scrub the corners and...

Cigars: store cigars in basement?, store cigars, humidity increases
store cigars, humidity increases, cigar storage: Matt, Only one problem with your theory. The ideal relative humidity to store cigars at is 70%, only if the temperature is also 70. Remember that you are measuring relative humidity, that is the humidity relative to the temperature. As temperature decreases,...

Cigars: time and ring gauge, size cigar, ring gauge
size cigar, ring gauge, cigar smoke: Hi Ed, Yes, a thinner ring gauge will cause a cigar to burn faster than a cigar that is the exact same length but has a thicker ring gauge. Even though the cigars may be the same length, their diameters and overall mass are different and the thinner cigar...

Cigars: is that an additcion already?, anxiety attacks, smoke one
anxiety attacks, smoke one, cigar: No the addiction level on cigars is very low. When you are addicted to drugs and stop like cigarettes, you get anxiety attacks, headaches, cannot go to the bathroom, also you need it to sleep and to wake up. You want to smoke because you got high from...

Cigars: altenative cigar storage, cigar storage, cigar stores
cigar storage, cigar stores, inexpensive investment: Mike, Store them in anything air-tight. Tupperware bowls make great humidors. They ll stay pretty fresh, although for an extended period of time you should put a humidifier in the container. You can buy a good Xikar or Madelaine humidifier at most good...

Cigars: black spots on cigar, natural occurence, tupperware container
natural occurence, tupperware container, lid rest: Hi Tae, Don t worry, that is not cigar mold. These black spots are a natural occurence as cigars age. They can occur in all types of cigars (both Cuban and non-Cuban) but are more visible on cigars with lighter-shade wrapper leaves. These black spots...

Cigars: Cohiba Genios, tobacco merchants, flagship brand
tobacco merchants, flagship brand, red flags: Hi Shaun, Yes, smoking one is the best test. As for determining cigar length, the filler tobacco is first bunched and formed in mould presses, and then the cigar roller rolls the cigar and cuts them to length. The length and ring gauge is then double...

Cigars: Cubans at Niagara Falls, genuine cuban cigars, romeo y julieta
genuine cuban cigars, romeo y julieta, niagara falls ontario: Hi Jack, $20-$40 won t be enough to buy a box of Cuban but you can always pick up a few singles for that price. For cigars, I would like to recommend both Partagas Mille Fleur and Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur. They re about $8 a cigar so you can pick up...

Cigars: Electric Humidifier, cigar oasis, distilled water
cigar oasis, distilled water, humidor: Humidity doesn t have to be exact. Over the long term it just need to be an average around 70%, don t stress over the small fluctuations. The customers that have these units just put them in and turn them on and I have never heard a complaint. Mik...

Cigars: Glue, woodworking glue, calibration kit
woodworking glue, calibration kit, tupperware container: Hi Zain, First, the Western Caliber 3 has a slow response reading so you should let both hygrometers sit in your humidor for a few hours. This will allow the Caliber 3 to fully adjust to the humidity. After a few hours, check both hygrometers. If their...

Cigars: Humidor, humidity way too high!, propylene glycol, polymer crystals
propylene glycol, polymer crystals, polymer beads: Hi Adam, You don t need to add PG to the crystals... just use distilled water. Adding more crystals should absorb the excess humidity and bring your humidity down to a reasonable level. Just slightly wet the beads with a spray bottle of distilled water...

Cigars: How long should a humidor take to condition, humidor, ontop
humidor, ontop, zip lock: Jordan, So sorry to be so long in answering you. I ve been out of the office for a few days and just got your question. You ve done everything right to condition your humidor, and regardless of what the hygrometer reads, it should be maintaining your cigars...

Cigars: Monte Sublimes, message board discussions, counterfeit cigars
message board discussions, counterfeit cigars, fake cigars: Hi Juan, A box of Montecristo Sublimes can be packaged with or without the 1 inch strip of parchment paper. I have seen both variations on genuine boxes. The imbedded stamping should not have smudging. If you believe you have a box that is fake, research...

Cigars: Propylene Glycol solutions for humidity, propylene glycol solutions, humidification units
propylene glycol solutions, humidification units, proper humidity: Hi Bill, Yes, though Propylene Glycol has a low evaporation rate and it s vapor is heavier than air, it does evaporate so if you have an allergy to PG, you may want to stop using it. Allergic reaction to PG is usually redness in the eyes and skin rash/irritation....

Cigars: Reviving dry cigars, dry cigars, humidor
dry cigars, humidor, better hope: Hi Jamie, Dry cigars can indeed be restored but as other people have mentioned, the cigars may not taste the same after they ve been restored. Once a cigar has been dried out, the oils in the tobacco will dissipate and this will create a milder taste....

Cigars: black humidor spots, digital hygrometer, trey walker
digital hygrometer, trey walker, black mold: Throw it all away and clean the humidor out with Rubbing alcohol for the black mold do it a few times. Lets leave the box open for several days to air out. Then restart with a Cigar mechanic - that seems to be a nice new one on the market and my tests seem...

Cigars: Cabinet versions, dress boxes, cabinet boxes
dress boxes, cabinet boxes, cigar bands: Hi Juan, There s actually no difference in the tobacco between cabinet and dress box cigars. The only difference is that cabinet selection cigars do not have cigar bands and will be packaged in plain wooden boxes as opposed to the fancier paper dress boxes....

Cigars: Cigars from India, arthur conan doyle, sir arthur conan
arthur conan doyle, sir arthur conan, sir arthur conan doyle: Hi Rajesh, I think the cigar market is always interested in new cigars from around the world and would gladly welcome a premium, South Asian cigar brand. The key to a good cigar brand is the tobacco and construction quality. If India can produce a premium...

Cigars: Cohiba Edicion Limitada '06 question., partagas, montecristo
partagas, montecristo, robusto: Hi Patrick, In 2006, there were only three (3) Edicion Limitada cigars: Cohiba Piramides, Montecristo Robusto and Partagas Serie D No. 3. There are no other Cohiba Edicion Limitada releases that year. If you have any more questions, please feel free...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, tobacco beetles, electric humidor
tobacco beetles, electric humidor, hygrometer thermometer: Hi Mike, There s no need to freeze your cigars now. Your humidor s humidity has only touched on 75 degrees for a very short time so your cigars are really not in any danger. It s only necessary to freeze your cigars if they ve been exposed to temperatures...

Cigars: cigar box, cigar box
cigar box: Hi First, I need to put your cigar box in some sort of perspective. There have been approximately 2,000,000 different brands of cigars in the United States. If you were to search the internet and all the books in print and between them all you will not...

Cigars: cigars, government bureaucrats, puro express
government bureaucrats, puro express, cigar company: I have not heard of anyone being blasted for buying these cigars. I have been shown PE packaging for authentication and it seems to be attractive to customs. I have read articles about large buyers being penalized, fined and threatened with Jail for this...

Cigars: cigars, duty free zone, tobacco taxes
duty free zone, tobacco taxes, tobacco products: Hi Julian, It s hard to say whether or not you will be taxed. This depends on the retailer, the shipping method used, the value of the package declared and whether or not the package is inspected by Customs or your country s postal service. If your package...

Cigars: Dry versus "Mushy" Cigars, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, bad situations: So sorry I was out of town and forgot to say so on the site. 1. Yes it will refresh if the humidor is working properly. Put water in more often till they are soft again. 2. Take out the humidification till the humidity is restored and the cigars feel...

Cigars: old Cigars, few minutes
Cigars: old Cigars, few minutes

Cigars: Humidor, humidification units, humidity level
humidification units, humidity level, humidification devices: Hi George, There could be many reasons why your humidors cannot create more than 60% humidity. First, have your humidors been seasoned yet? If not, seasoning them will allow your humidor to absorb and regulate humidity more effectively. If you seasoned...

Cigars: habanos, romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigar
romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigar, romeo y julieta cigars: Hi Chip, Unfortunately, Habanos does not release Cuba-exclusive Edicion Limitadas (except for the 2001 Vegas Robaina Prominente). Region-exclusive cigars would also have an additional silver and red Edicion Regional/Exclusivo band on the cigar so this...

Cigars: Model 2 Barcroft Zippo Lighter, ballpark estimate, patent number
ballpark estimate, patent number, barcroft: SO SORRY I was gone and I did not leave notification. I have seen many of these lighters but it depends on the day and the buyer. Start it at $200 and see where it goes. Pictures are of importance the better the more you might get. You ve got to prove...

Cigars: Online Cuban Cigar Retailers, padron anniversary, cigar market
padron anniversary, cigar market, cigar retailers: I personally cannot lead you to any site that encourages the breech of the law in the USA. So all I can do is suggest that you try the best cigars in the world - which are not made in Cuba. Padron Anniversary is the best cigar made today in the world. It...

Cigars: old Cigars, cigars, cigar history
cigars, cigar history: I m sorry, but I m the wrong guy to ask. My expertise is in the history of the industry 1762-1962. For 58 years I ve researched cigar companies and the people, laws, and technologies that affected them. I ve collected company records, boxes, labels, advertising,...

Cigars: Trinidad Fundadores, habanos sa, message board discussions
habanos sa, message board discussions, fake cigars: Hi Juan, If you bought the box from an authorized Habanos retailer and the box was sealed, it s most likely genuine. To check if the store is an authorized retailer, go to www.habanos.com and look up the regional distributor that the store receives their...

Cigars: 2003 limited edition cohibas, cigar box labels, hardwood boxes
cigar box labels, hardwood boxes, double corona: Hi Jacob, The first thing you should do is examine the cigars. In 2003, the only Cohiba Edicion Limitada cigar was the double corona. These cigars are packaged in a beautifully varnished hardwood boite-nature cigar box. There are 25 cigars in the box...

Cigars: 3 random questions, cigar oasis, humidity levels
cigar oasis, humidity levels, humidification device: Hi Andrew, To answer your questions: 1/ Even with an electronic humidifier, your humidor should still be seasoned. Seasoning will prepare the humidor so that it can absorb and regulate humidity more effectively. This allows your Cigar Oasis to perform...

Cigars: BUGS!, rubbing alcohol, humidor
rubbing alcohol, humidor, cubans: First- I thought I answered this question but some how it did not go through sorry. 1. Clean out the humidor with rubbing alcohol and close it for a few days. 2. Open it for 2 days to air it out. 3. Through out the humidity device as eggs could be laid...

Cigars: CAO Brazilia minis, european factories, humidor
european factories, humidor, minis: Joey, Sorry about the late response. I was on vacation and forgot to set those away dates on this site. We don t sell the Minis, so I m not very familiar with them. I ve read the CAO catalog, and they don t describe whether or not they are dry cured,...

Cigars: CAO brazilia minis and H Upmann Vintage minis, dutch cigars, cao brazilia
dutch cigars, cao brazilia, h upmann: Hi Joey, Those are indeed dry-cured cigars. Dry-cured cigars (also known as dutch cigars ) are easily distinguishable by the size and packaging. Dutch cigars are usually very small cigars; about the size of a cigarette or smaller (usually a 29 ring gauge...

Cigars: Cigar Oasis, cigar oasis, aa batteries
cigar oasis, aa batteries, humidification devices: Hi Andy, Yes, the Cigar Oasis XL will work with 150-count humidors. The Cigar Oasis XL can accomodate up to a 300-count humidor. The smallest humidor size it can accomodate is 50-count. I have the XL in a 100-count humidor and it works perfectly. ...

Cigars: Cigar storage, cigar humidor, cigar storage
cigar humidor, cigar storage, tobacco beetle: Hi Pat, Yes, it s best to store the cigars away from natural sunlight and incandescent desk lighting as they generate heat. Keeping your humi-pouched cigars in a cool closet, cupboard, cabinet or drawer will work. Be sure to also keep your cigars away...

Cigars: Cigar storage, cigar history, american cigar
cigar history, american cigar, cigar storage: Hi Ira. Through no fault of yours, there seems to be a bit of confusion. My area of expertise regarding cigars has nothing to do with the modern era or smoking. Since 1952, I ve been collecting and studying the history of cigar making, packaging, and marketing...

Cigars: Cigars, cigar oasis, cause mold
cigar oasis, cause mold, brand cigars: Hi Mike, First, inspect the moldy substance. Remember, mold is fuzzy and thick in texture and grows in random patches. It looks exactly like mold that you would find on spoiled food. Under a microscope, mold will also have a long tubular body and a mushroom...

Cigars: COHIBA SIGLO VI GRAN RESERVA, cohiba siglo vi, piano hinges
cohiba siglo vi, piano hinges, single box: Hi Jacob, $250 for the Siglo VI Gran Reserva is extremely suspicious. The average price for a single box of these cigars is about $1,600 USD. There were only 5,000 or these boxes made and each box contains 15 Siglo VI cigars with the additional Gran Reserva...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, cigar vendor, cuban cigars
cigar vendor, cuban cigars, cuban cigar: I noticed you ask for my answer as an expert. First I am giving you my opinion just like a movie critic. But I have been in the business for 30 years and traveled extensively in Europe in the 1980s. I imported Meerschaum pipes from Turkey and went there...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, cigar value
cigar value: Hi. Your query has raised a lot of questions of its own, but let me begin by answering in short form your specific question: If I found em, I d smoke em. I regularly find very dry cigars from 1890-1920 and have found many of them to be interesting smokes,...

Cigars: cigar box, cigar box, label interest
cigar box, label interest, old plantation: Hi Mark Unfortunately, this isn t a good question to answer without pictures. OLD PLANTATION is one of those generic type brand names that appear on boxes of cigars with different labels and different makers. I own three, two of which have the same label...

Cigars: cigar rolling stand, tobacco boxes, smoking paraphernalia
tobacco boxes, smoking paraphernalia, pipes tobacco: In my opinion a smoking stand would be of limited use at 8 x 12 . I own what I consider a very small Mission oak period stand that measures 12 square and has side railings on top. When I opened ebay a few minutes ago looking for cigar stuff, one of the very...

Cigars: cigar storage, relative humidity increases, cigar storage
relative humidity increases, cigar storage, high temperatures: Rogelio, There is nothing wrong with storing your cigars at cooler temperatures, as a matter of fact all of our humidors are refrigerated, with a constant temperature between 62 and 64 degrees. One of the advantages of storing cigars at cold temperature...

Cigars: cigars, cuban cigar prices, habanos sa
cuban cigar prices, habanos sa, fake cigars: Hi Julian, Please note that I do not endorse any Cuban cigar mailorder website and will not refer, list or discuss them. Please use Google to search various cigar message boards and forums and you will find reviews and feedback on Puro Express. As you...

Cigars: cuban cigars, cohiba siglo vi, montecristo 2
cohiba siglo vi, montecristo 2, partagas lusitania: Hi Anthony, Because taste is subjective, it s hard to say which is the best Cuban cigar. To me, the Montecristo #2 is probably my all-time favourite cigar but other people may think another Cuban cigar is the best. A lot of people feel the iconic Cohiba...

Cigars: first humidor, hot climate., humidification device, propylene glycol
humidification device, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer: Hi David, Seasoning your humidor is very easy to do and can be done with a few household items that you may already have. To season your humidor, you will need the following: - 1 clean, sterilized sponge (preferably brand new) - 1 clean, sterilized...

Cigars: Humidor, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, analog models: Hi Ron, What you should do first is season your humidor. Seasoning your humidor will allow it to absorb and regulate humidity more effective. This will allow your humidification device to perform longer and require less refills. If you have already seasoned...

Cigars: Humidor, humidor designs, quality humidor
humidor designs, quality humidor, humidifier manufacturers: Hi Spencer, Because there are literally hundreds of humidor brands and styles with prices ranging from $50 to $15,000.00, I wouldn t know what to recommend to you. Everyone has his or her own personal style and budget and it s important that you pick a...

Cigars: Humidor Temp, cigar humidor, wine cooler
cigar humidor, wine cooler, wine cellar: Just put the humidor in the Wine cooler to keep the cigars perfect. Humidification needs to be a little higher at a lower temperature. So if the Wine cooler is 60 degrees the humidity needs to be 75% in the cigar humidor or around there. Leave the beads...

Cigars: hard draw with cohiba siglo II's, cigar roller, filler tobacco
cigar roller, filler tobacco, punch cutter: Hi Andrew, This is actually a common problem with many handmade cigars; even genuine cigars. Because premium cigars are all hand rolled, it s not uncommon for the factory cigar roller to inadvertently create a tobacco hardspot simply by bunching the filler...

Cigars: Montecristo White Montes cigars, montes, cigars
montes, cigars, thanks in advance: Hi Joey, The tobacco in Montecristo White cigars are not oven-baked/dry-cured so you still need to store these cigars in a humidor. I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please feel free to just ask and I will be happy to help. Regards,...

Cigars: Romeo y Julieta Sport Largos, romeo y julieta, top notch
romeo y julieta, top notch, maduro: Hi Anthony, The RyJ Sport Largos is a nice quick smoke. The smoke is smooth and the flavours are nicely defined. It s a nice cigar to smoke when you have 20 minutes to spare. This cigar is an excellent everyday cigar to smoke. As for the Padron,...

Cigars: Round Humidifiers, humidification device, humidor
humidification device, humidor, humidifier: Hi Gary, No, there s no difference in the placement of the humidification device inside your humidor. Mounting the humidifier under the lid helps if you have a small humidor and space is limited but it s perfectly fine to keep the humidifier at the base...

Cigars: stroing cigars in humidor, cigars, cigar history
cigars, cigar history: I m sorry, but there appears to be a bit of a mix-up thru no fault of yours. Tho I ve been collecting the artifacts of the cigar industry for 58 years (and own close to 40,000 cigar-related items, it s not cigars that are my field of expertise, but cigar...

Cigars: just one more time, cigar factories, habanos sa
cigar factories, habanos sa, fake cigars: Jacob, I just checked the serial code and I m sorry to tell you this but Habanos SA says the code is not for the Cohiba Gran Reservas. Habanos SA s authenticity check says the serial code is registered to a box of Bolivar Royal Coronas and not the Cohiba...

Cigars: toscano cigars, long time friends, david diaz
long time friends, david diaz, friends and co: Hi Thru no fault of your own, I m getting questions like yours about the modern industry that should be going elsewhere. I m the industry s historian. After 58 years of study and collecting I can, and do, immodestly say no one on the planet can better answer...

Cigars: 40th anniversary cohiba, 40th anniversary, maduro wrapper
40th anniversary, maduro wrapper, humidor: Hi Keith, No, the only 40th Anniversary Cohiba cigar that was released was the special edition Behike double robusto and these cigars were only available in the commemorative Behike humidor which was limited to only 100 units (40 Cohiba Behikes per humidor)....

Cigars: beetles!, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, desktop humidor: Hi again Will, It s not necessary to move the cigars to the fridge before you freeze them but when removing them from the freezer, you can let the cigars sit in your refrigerator for a day before returning them to the humidor. This will let the cigars...

Cigars: Cigar Industry today, tobacco smokers, cigar industry
tobacco smokers, cigar industry, industry face: The industry is stable. But we face these obstacles all the time. If everyone got involved the legislation would stop, but apathy runs deep in the tobacco smokers heart. Other business like the food industry, face new taxes and regulations every year....

Cigars: Cleaning Bloom on Humidifier, body bloom, humidor wood
body bloom, humidor wood, tubular body: Hi Trevor, True, it s always best to keep your humidor s humidity level close to 70%. 67-73% is acceptable while 70% is considered ideal. If the humidity is kept at 75% or higher, cigar mold can form. What you can do is add a 50/50 mixture of distilled...

Cigars: cigar oasis xl question, cigar oasis, oasis works
cigar oasis, oasis works, humidity level: Hi Andy, Don t worry, this is normal. The way the Cigar Oasis works is that it will generate humidity until the sensor detects the humidity level inside your humidor to be at least 70%. When this happens, the humidifier will shut off. The residual humidity...

Cigars: should I leave the wrapper on, lit cigar, filler tobacco
lit cigar, filler tobacco, cigar stores: Hi Larry, Whether or not you should remove the cellophane wrappers is optional and entirely up to you. Cellophane wrappers and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can indeed still pass through and keep your cigars properly humidified. If however,...

Cigars: Emilia Garcia Cigar Trifold, ebay link, emilia garcia
ebay link, emilia garcia, cigar label: Not a good time for tobaciana items. But everything old has it s value to someone, but that has to be determined by the market. Ansel Adams photo is worth 1 million dollars? Crazy. But I see this name cigar label is not getting much money in any form...

Cigars: Emilia Garcia Cigar Trifold, ebay link, ebay seller
ebay link, ebay seller, emilia garcia: I m very familiar with your nice trifold as I ve owned one for about 35 years. It s the best known of that advertising form. It s not common, but then again, it s not especially rare. Large pieces of advertising like this (± 45 x 30 ) are not popular either...

Cigars: Emilia Garcia Trifold Sign, ebay link, cigar sign
ebay link, cigar sign, cigar history: Hi David, That s a great piece of cigar history but I m not sure why it isn t selling. There could one or many reasons why there aren t any interested bidders. To attract bidders, you may want to lower the starting bid as a lot of people may be discouraged...

Cigars: King Edward cigar box, back bottom, a9
Cigars: King Edward cigar box, back bottom, a9, king edwards

Cigars: how to light a perfecto, hemingway
Cigars: how to light a perfecto, hemingway

Cigars: Too much humidity, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, cigar stores: Hi Kiley, What you should do is wait a week and see if the humidity level stabilizes at a more ideal level. After adding a 50/50 solution, it s not uncommon for the humidity to temporarily dip and peak wildly so it s always best to give it some time first....

Cigars: King Edward cigar box, King Edward, Swisher
King Edward, Swisher, Florida: Class D included prices 6¢ to 8¢ between 1942 and 1962, so the date is narrowed down to those two decades. If the box has a tax stamp you can narrow it down to the exact year. On the stamp, on either side of the portrait of Clay, is a Series number, such as...

Cigars: how to light a perfecto, arturo fuente hemingway, cigar shapes
arturo fuente hemingway, cigar shapes, cigar shape: Hi Andrew, With perfecto cigars (or any other figuardo cigar that has a tapered foot), you don t need to cut the foot. Simply light the foot the same way you would light any other cigar. Perfectos are popular because of the tapered foot. They re easier...

Cigars: how long will cigar remain fresh, cigar caddy, cigar world
cigar caddy, cigar world, water question: Sorry Jack, but you don t need a historian (me); you need an expert in the care and handling of cigars, and boy do I have a great one for you. Dr. David Diaz, a retired college prof, is known in the cigar world as Doc. Stogiefresh, a writer, interviewer, lecturer...

Cigars: Mold or Plume, montecristo 2, tiny crystals
montecristo 2, tiny crystals, humidification device: Hi Andy, The best way to differentiate mold from plume is that plume will appear evenly over a cigar like a very thin coating of dust while mold will appear in thick spots or patches. In your humidor, the most common place for mold to frequently form is...

Cigars: Montecristo #2 bands prior 2002, montecristo cigar, cigar bands
montecristo cigar, cigar bands, purple hue: Hi Jay, This is normal. Prior to 2003, Montecristo bands were known to slightly vary in shade. Some were medium brown while some were a pale brown, almost purple colour. This was due to the paper that was used for the cigar bands which is why Habanos...

Cigars: morgan cigar company, cigar history, national cigar
cigar history, national cigar, general cigar: Morgan was founded in Tampa in 1900. Their principle brand was Juan de Fuca, honoring the famous navigator. Other brands were Morgan Cadets, Don Sebastian, F. Lozano and P. & B. Probably others. The company s cigars were very popular in California of the...

Cigars: Ordering Cigars Online, tobacco beetles, pacific cigar
tobacco beetles, pacific cigar, cigar retailers: Hi Andy, Cigar retailers - whether it s a mailorder company or an actual retail store - do indeed open and inspect boxes to protect both the customer and themselves. The last thing a cigar retailer wants is to sell a defective box of cigars to a customer...

Cigars: Placement of humidifier in humidor, humidor, lucky seven
humidor, lucky seven, glass front: Hi Dennis, With multi-tiered humidors, it s always ideal to place the humidifiers at the bottom of your humidor; at the lowest point. This will allow the humidity to flow upwards to the other drawers. If the humidifiers are foam based, you can place one...

Cigars: puro express.com, cigar factories, republica de cuba
cigar factories, republica de cuba, puro express: Hi Tony, IIRC, the new seals do not have the UV image because it was replaced by the hologram strip and other new security features. In regards to puro express, I have not ordered from them before and I have heard mixed reviews about them. I can t confirm...

Cigars: Rio Tan Cigars, altadis usa, cigar product
altadis usa, cigar product, american cigar: Hi Roger, Unfortunately, Roi-Tan (pronounced Roy Tan ) cigars appear to be discontinued now. Roi-Tan cigars was a very memorable brand owned by The American Cigar Company. The brand was very popular in the 1940 s through 1960 s with their catchy ad campaign...

Cigars: Seasoning humidor, cigar history, calibration kit
cigar history, calibration kit, desktop humidor: Sorry, but this is outside my area of expertise. Cigar History between 1762 and 1962 doesn t, alas, include information about modern cigars or accouterments. for that I recommend you write someone who is an expert in that field, retired college professor...

Cigars: Smokers Stress?!?!!???, cigar smokers, smoke one
cigar smokers, smoke one, exact cause: Hi Thomas, Cigar smokers can indeed suffer from smoker s stress. It s hard to pinpoint the exact cause of this but if/when we smoke too many cigars, our cigars won t taste as good as they used to and we feel less excited about smoking. My best advice...

Cigars: Soft Cigars, maduro cigars, humidity level
maduro cigars, humidity level, cigar box: Hi Jack, Extra soft cigars can usually be caused by over-humidification. Whenever cigars are kept at a humidity level higher than normal, they can become very soft/mushy. The grassy, vegetal taste is also common with over-humidified cigars. Before...

Cigars: secondary/gray cuban cigar markets, cigar boxes, habanos sa
cigar boxes, habanos sa, cuban cigar: Hi Dave, No, it s not common practice for retailers to remove the serial barcode from their boxes. In fact, the serial barcode is meant for customers to double-check the box s authenticity at Habanos SA s website. Habanos SA encourages that customers...

Cigars: White Spots on the humidifier, white spots, mold
white spots, mold, hygrometer calibration: Steven, It sounds like you have mold growing on the humidifier, but its hard to be sure without seeing it. Mold is typically more gray than white, and it looks hairy as it grows. If the spots are just flat, white spots it could be that the humidifier...

Cigars: Winedor, heartfelt beads, cigar storage
heartfelt beads, cigar storage, silicone seal: Hi Michael, Yes, you can just place a dish or container in your winedor and it will make an excellent drip catch. If you prefer, you can also line the bottom of the container with a small, clean piece of cloth, sponge or a paper towel to absorb the water...

Cigars: What is it worth?, domestic cigars, cigar box
domestic cigars, cigar box, mint condition: King Edward is made by John Swisher & Sons, a fully machine plant in Jacksonville Florida. The brand has been around longer than King Edward was. In the 1950s when I began collecting boxes it was the most common cigar box in California. Since the brand was...

Cigars: Camacho no1 oldies, cuban tobacco, cigar manufacturer
cuban tobacco, cigar manufacturer, logical move: They were made in Florida in the early to mid 60, apparently of Cuban tobacco. Cigars were still being made in the U.S. of Cuban tobacco as late as 10 years after the embargo. It stores well and smart companies bought large stocks in the late 50 s and up to...

Cigars: Cigar Form, shapes and sizes, approximate age
shapes and sizes, approximate age, drying rack: Alas, someone has misled you and misidentified what you have. This is one half of a cigar mould. These were manufactured for more than 2000 (yes, that s right) shapes and sizes of cigars by Miller-Dubrul & Peters and other companies in the US and abroad. When...

Cigars: Coolerdor + Humidity Beads, cigar oasis, desktop humidors
cigar oasis, desktop humidors, bead manufacturers: Hi Andy, Humidor beads are excellent. I have some and they work like a charm with no problems at all. For desktop humidors, I actually prefer beads and crystals more than a humidifier because they re not susceptible to bacteria and they perform longer...

Cigars: Cuban box found, cuban seed tobacco, cigar lines
cuban seed tobacco, cigar lines, cigar dealer: Hi Robert, That is a box of Camacho No. 1 cigars. As you mentioned, Camacho cigars are not Cuban but instead, they re Honduran cigars with Cuban seed tobacco. This means that the tobacco is originally derived from Cuban tobacco seeds but now grown outside...

Cigars: cban cigars, cuban cigar prices, cohiba siglo vi
cuban cigar prices, cohiba siglo vi, cuban cigars: Hi Angel, A box of Montecristo No. 2 will cost around $190 USD in Cuba. A box of Cohiba Siglo VI will cost around $380 USD. I m not sure if the Cuban prices have changed within the past two years but these prices are approximate. The price may slightly...

Cigars: cigar box, cigar history, national cigar
cigar history, national cigar, cigar box: Best answer would be 1960s. That particular tax class appears on boxes 1942 to roughly 1970. It isn t 40 s or 50 s because a lot more than what you quoted would be on the bottom of the box. Nothing to get excited about as it is, and has been for decades, one...

Cigars: cigar humidior, ceramic floor tiles, cigar boxes
ceramic floor tiles, cigar boxes, cigar market: Hi Larry, The size of the walk-in humidor depends on how many cigar brands you intend to carry. The non-Cuban cigar market is very large so if you want to stock many non-Cuban brands, a 15x15 room would be ideal. If you only plan on stocking some brands...

Cigars: cohiba, cohiba club, cold weather
cohiba club, cold weather, esplendido: Hi Anthony, Yes, I have smoked Cohiba Clubs before and they are one of my favourite cigarillo cigars. These Cohiba Clubs are machine-made from scrap Cohiba tobacco and taste very good. They don t taste as good as a premium Cohiba Esplendido or Robusto...

Cigars: electric humidor, cigar oasis, wine coolers
cigar oasis, wine coolers, thermo electric: Hi Carlo, Some wine fridges have a thermostat that can exceed 66F so you will have to shop around for a good model. These models are generally more expensive but are worth the money. For the humidification device, a Cigar Oasis unit (XL or XL Plus) will...

Cigars: cigar humidior, humidor, love
Cigars: cigar humidior, humidor, love

Cigars: Humdior, humidity levels, cuban cigars
humidity levels, cuban cigars, distilled water: You got some bad cigars that threw the humidor off. The warmer it is the higher the RH in relation to the cigars. The high temperature, bad cigars and old humidity device, combined to destroy everything. Wipe down the box with Isopropyl alcohol and leave...

Cigars: Hygrometers, cigar oasis, digital hygrometer
cigar oasis, digital hygrometer, humidity level: Hi Andy, I ve been told that the Cigar Oasis hygrometer is not as sensitive as some of the high-end hygrometers. If you have a good-quality digital hygrometer, it s possible that it was picking up the extra 3% humidity. Don t worry, this is normal. After...

Cigars: pairing drinks with cigars, joya de nicaragua, non alcoholic drinks
joya de nicaragua, non alcoholic drinks, remy martin: Hi Anthony, The Joya De Nicaragua Antano Consul is a rich cigar so you should pair it with a sweet or smooth drink and this will balance the flavours nicely. A smooth cognac will go nicely with this cigar. I personally enjoy Remy Martin and Martell as...

Cigars: Small 1956 Mailer, cigar history, cigar boxes
cigar history, cigar boxes, caution notice: Wow. At Christmas of 1956 I was home for two weeks between Boot Camp (Navy basic training) and my first duty assignment. I already owned 2300 cigar boxes, none of which looked anything like what you have described. You call it a mailer...I m not sure what...

Cigars: Sorry for bothering u my friend :), cigar companies, cigar events
cigar companies, cigar events, david diaz: No bother. I m here to answer questions when I can. In this case, alas, you are no more confused than I. I am the industry s historian prepared to answer questions about cigar making, cigar packaging, cigar types, cigar companies, cigar law, etc from 1762...

Cigars: Sorry for bothering u my friend :), partagas d4, cigar rollers
partagas d4, cigar rollers, cigar boxes: Hi Anthony, I personally prefer the Partagas D4. I love the Ramon Allones Specially Selected and Montecristo Edmundo but the Partagas D4 has always been consistent and one of my favourites. I especially like it when I find a box with dark and oily D4s....

Cigars: Toasting the Foot, torch lighters, butane lighter
torch lighters, butane lighter, lighting cigars: Hi Jim, When lighting a cigar, always remember to constantly rotate the cigar as you apply the flame. It s common for the foot of the cigar to burn slightly but as long as you rotate the cigar repeatedly, the cigar should light evenly. To prevent the...

Cigars: Black dot in humidification device, mushroom cap, mold growth
mushroom cap, mold growth, tupperware container: Hi Ben, The black dot could indeed be mold. To be sure, look at the dot under a microscope or magnifying glass. If the black dot is fuzzy in appearance or is made up of something that has a tubular body and mushroom cap-like head, it s most definitely...

Cigars: Cigar packaging, counterfeit cigars, cuban cigars
counterfeit cigars, cuban cigars, finger hole: Hi Juan, On the cedar sheets, the round finger hole has a radius of 90 degrees. For cedar sheets with an angled cut, the angle is 45 degrees. I ve seen genuine boxes where the bands are situated at difference lengths on a cigar so it s not a good indication...

Cigars: City Hall 5 cent cigar box, cigar boxes, cigar labels
cigar boxes, cigar labels: Hi Barb. You d actually have to give me lots more information for me to give you lots more. I have boxes picturing Post Offices, city libraries, court houses, etc. These cigars were usually put on the market not long after thee building was built and usually...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, sancho panza, fancy band
sancho panza, fancy band, montecristos: Just like any large production, items can be forgotten. If the company is legit then the cigars are legit. What is the name of the company you could just give initials like COC, TC, COH. If a customer brings in a box for authentication I ask the source...

Cigars: cigar shapes, fake cuban cigars, cigar shapes
fake cuban cigars, cigar shapes, size cigar: The ring gauge system is simply an antiquated system that measures the diameter of a cigar in units of 64 (64 is equal to 1 inch). Therefore, a ring gauge of 48 would be a 3/4 inch thick cigar. Corona 5 ½ to 6 42 to 45 ring gauge A smaller cigar...

Cigars: decrease in humidity of humidor inquiry, dry climate, hi matthew
dry climate, hi matthew, dry heat: Hi Matthew, This is actually a common problem with most humidors during cold winter months. What happens is that the dry heat in your home is slowly wicking away the humidity that your humidor is producing. When this happens, your humidor s humidity will...

Cigars: habanos in San Jose Costa Rica
Cigars: habanos in San Jose Costa Rica

Cigars: Habanos Authenticity Check, tobacco field, box labels
tobacco field, box labels, cohibas: Hi James, Based on the placement of the warranty label, it sounds like you have a counterfeit box. :( The serial barcode should be placed at the front of the box with the edge of the lid running across the center of the coat of arms. According to your...

Cigars: Humidity and Dryness, digital hygrometer, halogen lighting
digital hygrometer, halogen lighting, compact fluorescent lightbulbs: Hi Hilton Have you salt tested your hygrometer recently? If not, you should salt test and calibrate it if necessary. (If you need salt test instructions, just let me know and I ll gladly repost it for you. You can also use the search function here at...

Cigars: Humidor SOS!!, distilled h20, propylene glycol
distilled h20, propylene glycol, visible traces: Hi Charlie, Salt test the hygrometers again but don t add too much water. The salt should be crumbly like moist sand so 3 or 4 small drops of water should be enough. Place the hygrometer(s) and salt mixture in a sealed ziploc bag or container and let...

Cigars: Humidor setup, loose joints, cigar stores
loose joints, cigar stores, corner joints: Hi Rui, The first thing that you must do is make sure that your hygrometer is accurate. With new humidors, the hygrometer may not be accurate and can give off false readings. Conduct a salt test on your hygrometer and calibrate it if the reading is not...

Cigars: habanos in San Jose Costa Rica, cinnamon trust, archived questions
cinnamon trust, archived questions, san jose costa rica: Hi Rod, Yes. In 2010, the Habanos distributor for Costa Rica and Nicaragua became Cruz Canela & Trust GB Sociedad Anonima. My advice postings referring to Callini SA were originally posted in 2007 and 2009. The new distributor info has now been added...

Cigars: humi-care eh plus, digital hygrometer, humidity level
digital hygrometer, humidity level, ribbon cable: Hi Rick, The fan should power on immediately. First, use a digital hygrometer to check the humidity level inside your humidor. If the humidor was factory (or store) seasoned, there may still be enough humidity in the humidor that the fan doesn t need...

Cigars: humidor reading, digital hygrometers, passive humidifier
digital hygrometers, passive humidifier, hygrometer: Hi Ray, If your cigars feel and burn fine, your hygrometer may just be giving off a false reading. Salt test your hygrometer to check if it is accurate and calibrate if necessary. With analog hygrometers, an accidental bump or jolt to your humidor could...

Cigars: mold?, cigar oasis, mold growth
cigar oasis, mold growth, humidification device: Hi Robert, It s very possible that the substance is from the glue or sap in the grain of the wood. Over time, moisture, dirt and dust will adhere to the substance and cause it to look like mold or mildew. What you should do is examine the substance with...

Cigars: Oliva Liga Maestra 3, remy martin cognac, loose leaf tea
remy martin cognac, loose leaf tea, bodied cigar: Hi Anthony, I like the Oliva Master Blend 3 line very much. The double robusto is a medium-to-full bodied cigar with a lot of rich, spicy flavours from start to finish. It goes incredibly well with Johnnie Walker Black and Havana Club. It also pairs...

Cigars: Partagas D4 clasp, partagas d4, d4s
partagas d4, d4s, clasp: Hi Brett, Currently, all the D4s that I ve seen at my Habanos retailers still have the writing on the clasp so I m not sure if Habanos is beginning to replace them with blank clasps as a cost-cutting measure or if they re not genuine. What I suggest is...

Cigars: wooden morgan cigars box, florida company, moree
florida company, moree, recollection: Morgan was a Tampa Florida company best known for JUAN DE FUCA, it s premium clear Havana. They made custom brands for retailers across America. You didn t give me the brand name of the cigars so that s pretty much all I can tell you other than if your tax...

Cigars: Blaskower & Co 1901 box, cigar cabinet cuba 500 england
cigar cabinet cuba 500 england: Hi Those are called cabinets and have been around since the first big bunch of cigars was sent to royalty. They usually held 500, 1000, even as many as 5000. They were usually packed in bundles of 50 standing on end. A variety of sizes was typical packing....

Cigars: brass bound bowl with cigar labels under glass and with fabric base, cigar band plate bowl Germany
cigar band plate bowl Germany: I m not certain what a brass bound bowl is. Without pictures, I can t be certain whether this bowl is covered with labels or is covered with cigar bands, which is much more likely. Without pictures I can t tell the origin of the piece but the use of German...

Cigars: Cigar Humidity, cigar oasis, digital hydrometer
cigar oasis, digital hydrometer, 134a refrigerant: Hi Son, It sounds like your Oasis is being obstructed which is causing the humidity to be too high. You need to make sure your Cigar Oasis is not being obstructed by cigars or the cigar boxes. If your Oasis is being crowded, it will prevent the humidity...

Cigars: question, nicotine content, cuban habanos
nicotine content, cuban habanos, fermentation time: Hi Ghon, Depending on the size of the cigar, the nicotine content in a single cigar can be anywhere between 100-200mg. Larger and stronger cigars will have more nicotine than smaller cigars so the nicotine content varies. Darker wrapper leaf cigars such...

Cigars: How to store 2 Cohiba Behike cigars, cedar humidor, desktop humidor
cedar humidor, desktop humidor, cigar smoker: Hi Mel, When storing cigars, it s best to keep them in a container that is capable of holding a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity level of 70%. (67-73% humidity is acceptable for cigars but 70% is considered ideal.) The container should...

Cigars: storing cigars in wine celler, desktop humidor, cigar light
desktop humidor, cigar light, wine celler: Hi Steve, Cigar boxes are not 100% air-tight so it s perfectly fine to leave all the lids closed. (I actually recommend this because it provides an extra layer of protection for your cigars.) To help your cigars aerate properly, it s best to leave the...

Cigars: Temp. & rh., electric wine cooler, adjustable temperature control
electric wine cooler, adjustable temperature control, cigar oasis: Hi Roscoe, Your temperature is too high and prolonged exposure to this temperature range will incubate any tobacco beetle eggs potentially hidden inside your cigars. This will cause the tobacco beetle eggs to eventually hatch and ruin your cigars. Humidor...

Cigars: Wine Cooler Humidor, cigar oasis, silicon sealant
cigar oasis, silicon sealant, 134a refrigerant: Hi, If your Cigar Oasis water reservoir is depleting too quickly, it may mean that your wine cooler has a leak and is causing the humidity to constantly escape. This causes your Cigar Oasis to operate continously which depletes the reservoir more quickly....

Cigars: 1 x Box of Reas Belvedere Cigars, cuban trade embargo, tobacco beetles
cuban trade embargo, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle: EDIT 15/2/12: Hi Oliver, I recently received a message from a member of the Rea family. He has expressed interest in buying your box of Reas Belvedere cigars. If you still have these cigars and is interested in selling them, please send me your email...

Cigars: Are my cigars ruined?, gentle squeeze, humidity level
gentle squeeze, humidity level, padron 1926: Sorry Richard, trying to answer a ton of emails in too big of a rush. The No.9 is a 1926 Anniversary Series. A generous 56 ring gauge x 5 1/4 , the cigar is a wonderful smoke. They retail for $18.80 each so they re a little on the pricey-end, but you won t...

Cigars: Are my cigars in trouble?, cigar humidor, moderate humidity
cigar humidor, moderate humidity, humidity level: 4 cigars in what size humidor? To keep cigars fresh in a 50 cigar humidor you need 20 cigars or more. Buy a box of Padron 3000 maduro as a base and put the good cigars in between. Always leave the cigars in the wrappers they come in. In a small 10 cigar...

Cigars: Cohiba glass top box, padron anniversary, sancho panza
padron anniversary, sancho panza, cigar box: Sorry I did answer this question but it did not go through originally and I just got notified. The fake Cohibas are better than the real thing in my opinion. Collecting fakes? OK... Get a humidor first. Or you can put the whole cigar box in a zip lock...

Cigars: Cohiba glass top box, sancho panza, best cuban cigars
sancho panza, best cuban cigars, vegas robaina: Some of the worst cigars I have ever smoked are the real Cohiba cigars. The fakes have to be better. They are usually just nice mild Dominican cigars. Open them - Put them in a humidor. If the humidor is large enough always leave the cigars in the original...

Cigars: Cohiba Pyramide EL 2009, romeo y julieta, cigar retailer
romeo y julieta, cigar retailer, h upmann: Hi Matt, Unfortunately, there are no Cohiba Edicion Limitada cigars released in 2009. In 2009, these were the only Edicion Limitada cigars released by Habanos SA: Bolívar - Petit Belicosos H. Upmann - Magnum 48 Romeo y Julieta - Dukes As you mentioned,...

Cigars: 1 x Box of Reas Belvedere Cigars, tobacciana, lung cancer
Cigars: 1 x Box of Reas Belvedere Cigars, tobacciana, lung cancer, unfiltered

Cigars: Cohiba Pyramide EL 2009
Cigars: Cohiba Pyramide EL 2009

Cigars: Habanos Barcode, esplendidos, pyramides
Cigars: Habanos Barcode, esplendidos, pyramides, cigars

Cigars: TV Crooks Cigars
Cigars: TV Crooks Cigars

Cigars: Habanos Barcode, cohiba esplendidos, cigar bands
cohiba esplendidos, cigar bands, cigar brand: Hi Matt, Yes, the box is still counterfeit as the code doesn t correspond with Cohiba Esplendidos. For Cohiba Esplendidos, the code would resemble something like this: COHIBA ESPLENDIDOS BN-VW-C/L-12,13-N-25 When broken down, the code translates into...

Cigars: Half-Moon Cutout on Cedar Divider, cuban cigar boxes, habanos cigars
cuban cigar boxes, habanos cigars, cigar size: Hi Matt, I ve seen both notch variations among genuine Cuban cigar boxes (mostly purchased at La Casa del Habanos stores) so it s no longer a clear sign that a certain box is counterfeit. It also depends on the brand and sometimes the specific cigar size...

Cigars: Humidor care, nick knacks, spanish cedar
nick knacks, spanish cedar, curly maple: A humidor is a wood box specially made to hold cigars and keep them moist. It would always be wood with Spanish cedar lining. Use this acrylic jar to keep nick knacks in. Put the cigars you got in a plastic zip lock bag and smoke them in the next few weeks....

Cigars: mold on humidicant, digital hygrometers, green mold
digital hygrometers, green mold, mold growth: Hi Bill, I would recommend Heartfelt 70% beads. I use these and they work great. A lot of people that contact me here on allexperts also find heartfelt to be very reliable. Cat litter is used as a regulator to balance the humidity if there s too much...

Cigars: Propylene Glycol, propylene glycol, internet explorer
propylene glycol, internet explorer, humidor: Odd What type of devices? How much Propylene Glycol to water proportions? How often do you fill it? How much water does the device hold? Check out my videos on you tube first. Mike Paradise Cigars or just put in Paradisecigars on Internet explorer...

Cigars: Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real Cuban?, cigar band, cigar bands
cigar band, cigar bands, cuban cigar: Hi Chad, No, the Romeo y Julieta Reserva Real is not made in Cuba. The cigar is part of the non-Cuban Romeo y Julieta brand and is made with Nicaraguan filler and an Ecuadorian wrapper. Cuban Romeo y Julieta does not have a Reserva Real cigar. Non-Cuban...

Cigars: Did I ruin my cigars?, humidity level, padron 1926
humidity level, padron 1926, stupid mistake: Hi Richard, Don t worry, your cigars are not ruined. Even though your cigars were subjected to 36% for several hours, the exposure was very short term and won t leave any permanent damage to your cigars. Just regulate your humidor s humidity level back...

Cigars: Storing Cohiba Esplendido, dry cigars, cigar storage
dry cigars, cigar storage, cigar stores: Hi Marcus, On average, cigars stored in an un-humidified container such as a cigar box, plastic bag or cigar case can last about 7 days before it becomes dry. During colder, winter months, improperly stored cigars can dry up in as quickly as 2 days due...

Cigars: TV Crooks Cigars, Moonshine Crooks, Wolf Bros. Crooks
Moonshine Crooks, Wolf Bros. Crooks: Gene, I ve never heard of TV Crooks. There was a brand called Wolf Bros. Crooks, and a brand called Moonshine Crooks that were both pretty popular but neither are being produced today. We do have a brand called Moonshine Crooks that is similar to the old...

Cigars: authenticity of cubans, caribbean cigars, curacao netherland antilles
caribbean cigars, curacao netherland antilles, cuban cigars: Hi Disco, I have not bought from that store before so I can t comment on whether or not their cigars are fake. However, the authorized Habanos distributor for St. Martin is CARIBBEAN CIGARS CORPORATION N.V. If Cigar Emporium is supplied by Caribbean Cigars...

Cigars: buying cuban cigars, hmrc gov, uk customs
hmrc gov, uk customs, store receipt: Hi Neil, If you re living in the UK, you have a customs allowance of 50 Cuban cigars, regardless of value. You can export more cigars but you will need proof (such as a store receipt) that the cigars were purchased at an official Habanos SA shop. For...

Cigars: Commercial Walk-in Humidor Odor, minerals in tap water, liquor company
minerals in tap water, liquor company, mold growth: Nice to have a real thought provoking question every now and then. First the problem - Standard tap water? The smell of chlorine, minerals and bacteria are not a good mix with cigars. The bacteria and minerals in tap water are surprisingly good for humans...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigars
hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigars, moving to italy: Hi Rich, It s good to hear from you again and I m glad to hear your cigars survived the move! :) I would personally suggest buying cigars locally at a tobacconist rather than buying online. By buying in person, you ll have a bit more buyer s protection......

Cigars: curious odor, curious odor, type of tobacco
curious odor, type of tobacco, ken ken: Ken, That s very difficult to determine without having the cigar in my hand, however there is a chance it actually has a piece of plastic in it. Most tobacco is shipped in bales wrapped in woven plastic material. When this material is cut, it can unwind...

Cigars: Little black spots, humidification solution, finck
humidification solution, finck, humidor: Dale, Sorry about the delay in answering you, I ve been on vacation for the last week. Black spots are unusual - they are not mold, as mold typically is white or gray. I m wondering if the humidification solution you put in your humidifier might be...

Cigars: Moldy cigar bands, mold spores, cigar bands
mold spores, cigar bands, cigar band: Hi Rich, The green colouring on cigar bands is usually staining from excessive moisture/cigar oils on the cigar reacting with the gold foil on the cigar band. This causes the band to turn green (much like how a cheap gold ring can turn your finger green.)...

Cigars: Partagas Serie P No. 2, uv image, colour and shape
uv image, colour and shape, partagas: Hi Matt, Thanks for the additional pic. I ll look into this some more for you. If it s OK with you, I d like to look into this after the new year as I m still on winter vacation right now. (I m still available to help people now but I prefer subjects...

Cigars: stuck pipe stem, pipe stem, ebay
pipe stem, ebay, beads: Force it out? Take it back to the store. They need to sand it down to fit. Or the store will heat up the stem in hot beads or sand to soften the bit and make it fit properly. A more expensive pipe would be suggested. Go on ebay and buy a used one for...

Cigars: 1945 CIGAR BOX, cigar box, stamp series
cigar box, stamp series, mint condition: I ve handled more than 100,000 boxes, and many thousands of Cuban boxes in the 1950s, and am totally unaware of any $200 stamp from the 1940 s. From the 1860, yes...I ve paid as much as $1,000 for a single stamp from the 1860s. My stamp series on my website...

Cigars: Authenticty check questions, romeo y julieta, h upmann
romeo y julieta, h upmann, adobe flash player: Hi Ron, I just checked Habano s authenticity check on their official webpage and it s working correctly. Because it s the OFFICIAL authenticity check program, I would suggest that you only use this one. Any other authenticity check program offered by other...

Cigars: aquafoam, arts and crafts stores, humidor cigar
arts and crafts stores, humidor cigar, cigar stores: Hi Michael, Cigarsdirect.com sells fan kits for your humidifier. Aquafoam usually isn t sold separately in cigar stores. It s commonly used in floral arranging so you can buy a large aquafoam brick and cut it to the size that you want. Aquafoam is available...

Cigars: Bad tasting cigars after sitting in humidor, puros indios, humi
puros indios, humi, offensive odor: Justin, Sorry about the delay in answering you. I ve been out of the office several days. There are several things that could have happened to your cigars. Just to help narrow the problem down, I m wondering how long you ve had this humidor, and if you...

Cigars: Beads or active?, passive humidifier, cigar oasis
passive humidifier, cigar oasis, montecristo edmundo: Hi Bill, For humidors 350-count or larger, I would suggest using an electronic humidifier. It s possible to use beads for humidors of this size but I find electronic humidifiers are much better because of their large water reservoir and humidity shut-off...

Cigars: Book, cigar jar, tupperware container
cigar jar, tupperware container, cuban cigars: Hi Ricardo, Between a Tupperware container and a cigar jar, a tupperware container would be better. With cigar jars, humidity flow is concentrated at one end of the jar and can have problems flowing to the opposite end of the jar (this is especially true...

Cigars: Boveda packs performance, proper humidity, humidity level
proper humidity, humidity level, desktop humidor: Hi Fede, Usually after swapping out or recharging a humidifier, the humidity in your humidor will temporarily drop. The good news is that this drop is short-term, and the humidity should climb and recover within a day or two. If the humidity still doesn...

Cigars: buying cigars in cuba, trip to cuba, cuban cigars
trip to cuba, cuban cigars, convertible pesos: Hi William, Martymix has an excellent guide for purchasing Cuban cigars in Cuba so I ll quote directly from his guide: Everything purchased in cash in Cuba must be made in Convertible Pesos (CUC). You will be able to get CUC’s at exchange offices and...

Cigars: Cigar business, cigar business, franchise location
cigar business, franchise location, tobacconist: Hi Shaun, If you re interested in starting a cigar business, my best advice is that you visit your local tobacconist(s) and learn as much as you can (as an apprentice) from the owner or shop manager. Explain to them that you re interested in starting up...

Cigars: Cohiba, genuine cuban cigars, cigar distributor
genuine cuban cigars, cigar distributor, cohiba cigars: Hi Rob, When buying Cuban cigars, the most important thing to remember is to research the retailers thoroughly and make sure that they re authorized Habanos retailers. You re guaranteed 100% genuine Cuban cigars if you buy from an authorized retailer....

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos 2008, tight ones, tight one
tight ones, tight one, diplomatico: Price is right on Good story too See if you like them, the problem is there are some tight ones in the Cohiba and that is not OK with me. $25 for a tight cigar even 1 in 10 is not good. We lit up 5 in a group and 3 were tight. Try Padron Anniversary as...

Cigars: CUBAN CIGARS, romeo y julieta, cigar sizes
romeo y julieta, cigar sizes, cuban cigar: Hi Mark, Based on your taste profile, I would recommend the following Cuban brands (recommended cigar sizes in parentheses): Vegas Robaina (Clasicos, Familiar) El Rey du Mundo (Choix Supereme, Lunch Club, Petit Corona, Tainos) Romeo y Julieta (Mille...

Cigars: cigar, saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey
saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey, cigar shop: Hi Chris, Padron makes some excellent mild-to-medium bodied cigars that are very creamy and smooth. I recommend their 1964 Anniversario line as well as their 2000 & 3000 cigars. For Cuban cigars, I recommend San Cristobal, Trinidad, Saint Luis Rey and...

Cigars: cigar gels, propylene glycol, tobacco beetle
propylene glycol, tobacco beetle, humidity level: Hi Johnny, Normally, humidor beads/crystals will create the proper amount of humidity without Propylene Glycol so you should only add distilled water first, and see if the humidity level is at 70%. (Wait a few days for the humidity level to stabilize.)...

Cigars: ?cigar type?, mail order business, republica de nicaragua
mail order business, republica de nicaragua, time nancy: Nancy, I m sorry, but I ve never seen a box with a duck or goose on it. They are most likely a private label made for someone or a small brand made for a mail order business. There s just no way to tell what factory they came from or what the cigars actually...

Cigars: Are my cigars completely dead and basically ready for the bin?, good person, oval office
good person, oval office, no doubt: Hi Dave, Yes, humi-pouches generally last 90 days. All humi-pouches will have a humidified lining built into the bag s plastic so you don t need to worry about your home having 65-70% humidity. The humidified lining inside the bag is enough to maintain...

Cigars: Dating Cuban Cigar box, cuban cigar, castro government
cuban cigar, castro government, cigar box: All I can really tell you about this box is that it s after the embargo started. Definately. There are 3 characteristics that lead to that conclusion. [1] the warrantee stamp is the type used under Castro, not the pre-revolutionary type [2] it reads hecho...

Cigars: Expanded cigar foot, humidity level, cuban cigars
humidity level, cuban cigars, high humidity: Hi Shak, Your cigars expanding and splitting at the feet is caused by the high humidity. Try lowering the humidity level in your humidor to 70% (anywhere between 67-73% is acceptable but 70% is considered ideal) and this will stop the cigars from swelling...

Cigars: general stonewall jackson cigar box, general stonewall jackson, stonewall jackson
general stonewall jackson, stonewall jackson, cigar box: This was one of Canada s most popular cigars for 70 years. A few dozen of them have been on ebay and tend to bring less than $20, though every so often a bit more. One from the 1800s would, in my opinion, be worth about 3x that. It s a nice box; the problem...

Cigars: Humidor humidity maintenance, propylene glycol, humidity problems
propylene glycol, humidity problems, humidity level: Hi Mike, Food-grade Propylene Glycol (PG) is commonly used in humidors to help maintain an ideal humidity level. Because it has hygroscopic properties, PG will absorb the distilled water in your humidor s humdifier and limit the humidity output to a more...

Cigars: Humidor won't season?, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers, propylene glycol: Hi Alex, First, salt test the hygrometer to make sure that it’s accurate and working properly. Take a small dish and mix 1 teaspoon of salt and distilled water. Add just enough water to make the salt “crumbly” like wet sand. Place this salt mixture...

Cigars: hand-rolled cigar shop in Toronto, correnti cigars, cuban tobacco
correnti cigars, cuban tobacco, cuban cigars: Hi Leonard, I m actually in Toronto and I m not far from the downtown area. Are you referring to Correnti Cigars? They re on King but about two blocks west of Spadina. They do indeed hand-roll Cuban cigars. Here s their website: http://www.correnticigars.com/contact.php...

Cigars: humidor copper rods, sherry sherry, cigar humidors
sherry sherry, cigar humidors, copper rods: Sherry, Sorry about the delayed response, I have been out of the office several days. I d like to see a picture of the humidor you have. I ve never seen one lined with copper, nor have I seen one with copper rods inside it. Typically cigar humidors are...

Cigars: humidor mold, distilled water, clumps
distilled water, clumps, humidifier: Hi Devin, You ll want to use just enough alcohol to lightly moisten the wood. Don t saturate or soak the wood with alcohol; instead, just wet a cloth napkin or sponge with alcohol and gently dab and wipe the moldy area. By using alcohol in small amounts,...

Cigars: identify cigar box, cigar boxes, prince hamlet
cigar boxes, prince hamlet, lord hamlet: Hi To write this response, I must click a button that says answer this question. Alas, I wish that were so. All I can tell you is that [1] Shakespearian themes have decorated cigar boxes since the 1860s. Bayuk made a PRINCE HAMLET as did a Canadian maker....

Cigars: King Edward Classic cigar box, check ebay, antiques collectibles
check ebay, antiques collectibles, cigar box: Pat, The company is still in business and still making those cigars. I m an expert on cigars, not so much on antiques/collectibles. Check ebay and you ll see thousands of old boxes - typically in the $5-$10 range. A King Edward box isn t going to be very...

Cigars: Mobile cigar stand, cigar smoker, refrigeration company
cigar smoker, refrigeration company, watt honda: Yes this is a funny idea. I designed a mobile unit in 1993, a custom built trailer to display cigars. Cigars need to be kept at 65 degrees and 73% RH to be perfect. I set out first to learn about Refrigeration that I would used to power the unit. A Refrigeration...

Cigars: Musty Taste in Cigars, cedar aroma, cedar humidor
cedar aroma, cedar humidor, mold growth: Hi Joesph, What you should do is remove the cigars from your closet and move them to a properly seasoned, Spanish cedar humidor. The humidor interior should then be kept at 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Over time, the Spanish cedar aroma will...

Cigars: New Cohiba Cigars, cohiba cigars, cohiba cigar
cohiba cigars, cohiba cigar, plastic wrappers: Hi Chuck, Unfortunately, it sounds like your cigars are fake. :( Cohiba currently does not have an Edicion Limitada cigar in those dimensions. Also, the 2011 Edicion Limitada cigars will not be announced until April and will not be released worldwide until...

Cigars: New Hnadmade cigars from La Palma island, Canary Islands, la palma island, cigar sizes
la palma island, cigar sizes, handmade cigars: Dear Mr. Perez, Thank you very much for contacting me. Yes, I am very interested in sampling and reviewing your cigars, as well as learning more about the Tobacco Fair in Barcelona. I have visited your website but could not find any product info on your...

Cigars: My new humidor, flavours and aromas, proper aeration
flavours and aromas, proper aeration, losely: Hi Bill, For long-term cigar aging, it s always best to keep them in their original boxes. By doing so, the box provides an extra bit of protection for your cigars. The boxes also prevent the cigar flavours from amalgamating with your other cigars. Cigars...

Cigars: Old Cigar Box, local history museum, cigar box
local history museum, cigar box, revenue stamps: Hi. Without pictures, especially of the bottom, there is little I can tell you with absolute certainty. 60 years of experience leads me to say: It is probably mid to late 1950s, tho I ve only seen boxes of 50, not 100. The pricing suggests there is a POSSIBILITY...

Cigars: old cigars and cigar boxes, cigar boxes, whole lot of things
cigar boxes, whole lot of things, dozen boxes: depends on a whole lot of things. Are they sealed or have you opened them? What are the brand names? What are the factory numbers, state and tax district? How many cigars in a box? What is the picture on each inside lid? What is the picture on the...

Cigars: sanchez and haya..., florida state museum, cigar band
florida state museum, cigar band, crisp image: Hi: You ll find band rings on ebay, too, perhaps a help in determining value. I was really shocked to go through my 150-200 florida boxes and not be able to come up with at least one of the traditional SANCHEZ Y HAYA box with the lady label for you. I was...

Cigars: Can I use Ocelo 3 m sponges with propylene glyco?????, cigar caddy, propylene glycol
cigar caddy, propylene glycol, proper humidity: The devices you see are tested for years before they make the market. Experimenting for years can ruin your cigars. Buy a few Boveda pillows if you care for the cigars and would like to smoke fresh ones. Put them right on top of the cigars in a nice humidor...

Cigars: Wine cooler, cigar oasis, wine coolers
cigar oasis, wine coolers, wine fridge: Hi George, Yes, you should use kiln-dried Spanish cedar panels. If you use air-dried cedar, it may warp and bow over time. If you cut the pieces to size, they should be able to fit snug without the need to fasten them. They can be glued if you prefer,...

Cigars: Do it yourself humidor, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, plaster walls
compact fluorescent lightbulbs, plaster walls, foot ceilings: Hi Jim, For the walls, it’s best that you use kiln-dried Spanish cedar panels. Spanish cedar is commonly used in humidors because it does not rot and the natural oils deter bugs. The soft, natural scent of the wood will also compliment the scent of your...

Cigars: Best Humidification System, cigar oasis, oasis systems
cigar oasis, oasis systems, desktop humidor: Jeff, Really sorry about the delay in answering you. We have sold the Cigar Oasis systems for years, and I use one in my humidor at the ranch. I think they are the best on the market. I ve never had one come back with a problem, and mine has worked flawlessly...

Cigars: Bovedad packs preformance II, digital hygrometers, humidity level
digital hygrometers, humidity level, salt mixture: Hi Fede, Yes, some humidors (specifically mass-produced ones) do not have a moisture barrier and this will allow humidity to seep out through the wood; usually through the bottom as it s the only area on a humidor that is not lacquered. Some leather-bound...

Cigars: Broken Humidor, boveda, humidifier
boveda, humidifier, cigars: Just put in a new device and add water every week till the cigars rehydrate. Also you can add 2 Boveda 72% right on top of the cigars, but if there are a lot of cigars put the Boveda s down one layer to help with the job and keep humidity perfect. Should...

Cigars: Cigar Lounges, cigar lounges, cigar lounge
cigar lounges, cigar lounge, cigar store: Hi Craig, The smoking ban has pretty much seized up all cigar lounges in Ontario. Starting a cigar lounge is also very difficult now because the ban states that smoking is prohibited in enclosed workplaces and cigar store/lounge employees must be protected...

Cigars: Cigar Oasis, cigar oasis, question thanks
cigar oasis, question thanks, indivdual: Hi Grant, If the element has a very light brown/tan tinge, you can continue using it if you prefer. If the colour is really dark, you should change it. I usually change the element when it has a medium brown colour. How fast the element turns brown varies...

Cigars: Cigar tobacco remains for pipe smoking, cigar tobacco, tobacco place
cigar tobacco, tobacco place, tobacco pipe: Hi Shak, Yes, the remainder of a smoked cigar can be placed in a pipe and smoked. To do this, let the cigar naturally cool off and then tap away all the loose ash. Next, take the remainder of the cigar and break it up into small, loose pieces of tobacco....

Cigars: Converted Refrigerated Humidors, wine fridge, electric humidor
wine fridge, electric humidor, thermoelectric coolers: Hi Craig, I ve been told that Costco, Walmart and Sears offers Vinotemp products so you may want to check them out. Appliance stores that specialize in wine fridges may also carry Vinotemp. If not, they may be able to place an order for you. There is...

Cigars: Are Cuban Cigars the Best?, cuban cigars, cuban cigar
cuban cigars, cuban cigar, wrapper leaves: Hi Craig, Having smoked many Cuban cigars AND many non-Cuban cigars, I like to think that Cuban cigars are indeed better than most non-Cubans. HOWEVER, there are also many non-Cuban cigars that are just as great. What makes Cuban cigars so rich and flavourful...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars and Cedar, cuban cigar boxes, size cigar
cuban cigar boxes, size cigar, cedar planks: Hi Craig, Canadian/Western Red Cedar is actually very pungent and shouldn t be used in a humidor because the aroma can over-power the natural scent of your cigars. Eventually, the cedar scent will infuse into the cigars and cause them to taste and smell...

Cigars: Cuban Robusto, romeo y julieta, hoyo de monterrey
romeo y julieta, hoyo de monterrey, partagas d4: Hi Craig, Here are some excellent large gauge Cuban cigars that you should try. The Partagas D4 and Hoyo Epi 2 robustos are always good. Montecristo #4 is fantastic and Romeo y Julieta makes lots of fantastic cigars that are excellent short smokes: ...

Cigars: cigars and humidors, digital hygrometer, grit sandpaper
digital hygrometer, grit sandpaper, desk lamps: Hi Randy, I haven t seen side rail hinges for less than $40-$50 either. You may want to try Lee Valley (www.leevalley.com) as they have everything imaginable for woodworking. They also have a huge selection of hinges of all shapes and sizes. It s a great...

Cigars: ELECTRONIC HUMIDIFIERS, cigar oasis, humidity level
cigar oasis, humidity level, reputable brands: Hi Larry, I think electronic humidifiers are great and everyone should use them. The large water reservoir holds more water than the passive foam humidifiers and being able to electronically control the humidity level is also very handy. An electronic...

Cigars: Converted Refrigerated Humidors, whynter, email
Cigars: Converted Refrigerated Humidors, whynter, email, canada

Cigars: Northern Ontario, dr north, cj
Cigars: Northern Ontario, dr north, cj, cigars

Cigars: Where to obtain Cuban cigars on Holiday, corte ingl, cuban cigars
Cigars: Where to obtain Cuban cigars on Holiday, corte ingl, cuban cigars, las canteras

Cigars: House Cigar, private stock cigars, double corona
private stock cigars, double corona, panetela: Hi Craig, Those are Davidoff (yes, Davidoff!) Medium-filler Private Stock cigars. They re made from tobacco scraps left over from rolling the premium Davidoff cigars. I believe they contain Dominican and Ecuadorian tobacco. Considering they re made by...

Cigars: Humi-care, cigar stores, cigar store
cigar stores, cigar store, customer service number: Hi Michael, I m not sure why they won t help you. The company is a Humi-care retailer plus they endorse the brand on their website. (They even made videos on how to use Humi-care humidifiers.) You may want to check with some local cigar stores... if...

Cigars: La Tropical Jamaican cigars, christies auction, jamaican cigars
christies auction, jamaican cigars, ebay: Tropical is Jamaican Inexpensive cigar back then. In the attic would be the same as leaving a bottle of wine in the attic, not good. Someone might buy it as a collectible and restore it which would take years if you did not open the box. Put it on ebay...

Cigars: Non-Cuban Cigars, ring gauge cigar, size cigar
ring gauge cigar, size cigar, cohiba siglo: I am thinking about this but I do not have the time right now. Over the weekend as I am working with cigars, I will contemplate all the cigars and think what I would suggest. So I will add to this Monday... A cigar blended is a little like a stew. Meat...

Cigars: Northern Ontario, northgate square north bay, google seach
northgate square north bay, google seach, car import export: Hi Craig, Keep an eye out for these cigars: Cuban: Montecristo (#4, 5) Romeo y Julieta (Mille Fleur, Exhibicion #4) Romeo y Julieta (Tubos; #1,2 or 3) Romeo y Julieta (Cedros De Luxe; #1,2 or 3) San Cristobal (La Fuerza) San Cristobal (El Principe)...

Cigars: Where to obtain Cuban cigars on Holiday, genuine cuban cigars, altadis sa
genuine cuban cigars, altadis sa, eloy gonzalo: Hi John, When buying Cuban cigars, be sure that you or your friend only shop at a Habanos-approved retailer such as a LCDH (La Casa del Habanos) shop. By shopping at these retailers, you are guaranteed genuine Cuban cigars. Here s is the contact info...

Cigars: pipe tobacco, pipes tobacco, natural tobacco
pipes tobacco, natural tobacco, smoking pipes: Latikia and Perique are English style tobaccos with no additives. However you might like this smell but it is pungent to most. The sweet tobaccos have a more popular aroma. You could get this tobacco and mix it with some Vanilla tobacco to try to find some...

Cigars: Storage of cigars in tropical climate, compact flourescent lightbulbs, long term storage
compact flourescent lightbulbs, long term storage, wine fridge: Hi Jonathan, What you ll want to do is keep your humidor in the coolest room possible. Take a digital thermometer and measure the temperature in each room to determine which room is the coolest. Heat rises so if you live in a house, the main floor and...

Cigars: Wine Cooler Layout, hygrometer thermometer, humidity level
hygrometer thermometer, humidity level, ducks in a row: Hi Craig, Wine fridges, specifically those with a glass front, can indeed have a convection heat environment if it is exposed to direct sunlight during the course of a day. This can cause erratic temperature shifts as heat is trapped in the fridge from...

Cigars: "Blue/gray" mold on cigars in humidor - followup question, dry cigars, gray mold
dry cigars, gray mold, blue mold: So Yes humidty in the gulf states is not good. Air conditioning dries the air and will keep it a more stable humidity in the house. You might not need any humidity device in the humidor as people near the beech here do not need them. Wiping down the...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, hoyo de monterrey, mexican state quintana
hoyo de monterrey, mexican state quintana, vegas robaina: Hi Steve, When buying Cuban cigars, it s always best to shop at a Habanos-approved retailer such as a La Casa del Habanos shop (LCDH). By shopping at a LCDH, you re guaranteed genuine cigars. In Mexico, there is an LCDH in Cancun (which is close to...

Cigars: cigar shelf life, el rey del mundo cigars, rey del mundo
el rey del mundo cigars, rey del mundo, humidor: Gene, We sell the El Rey del Mundo brand, and after reading your email I went and looked at our inventory, because I ve never noticed a date on the bottom of the box before. Sure enough, every box is dated, some as old as 2008. We turn these cigars over...

Cigars: coolerdore, cigar boxes, tobacco beetle
cigar boxes, tobacco beetle, degrees fahrenheit: Hi Grant, No, your coolerdor temperature of 63 degrees Fahrenheit won t have a negative effect on your cigars. As long as your temperature doesn t exceed 74 degrees or dip near sub-zero levels, your cigars are fine. Keeping your coolerdor temperature...

Cigars: cigar shelf life, el rey del mundo cigars, rey del mundo
Cigars: cigar shelf life, el rey del mundo cigars, rey del mundo, cigars

Cigars: Humidification systems, propylene glycol solutions, digital hygrometers
propylene glycol solutions, digital hygrometers, quality humidors: Hi Kyle, First, if you re using analog hygrometers, you should salt test them for accuracy. Sometimes analog hygrometers can lose sync over time and give off false readings. The slightest bump or jolt can also cause the hygrometer needle to be knocked...

Cigars: humidor to high, propylene glycol, analog hygrometer
propylene glycol, analog hygrometer, control humidity: Hi Jay, The first thing you should do is check your hygrometer and make sure that it s still accurate. Sometimes the (analog) hygrometer needle can be knocked out of sync from the slightest bump or jolt to your humidor and this will cause an incorrect...

Cigars: Vintage General Cigar Box, cigar box label
cigar box label: Hi. Good luck on your search. Finding a specific box from that era can be very difficult. Expect to pay 100-150 for a Hartranft box in very nice condition, compete with all paper and inside liner. One with the liner and flap removed, soil, loose lid, etc.,...

Cigars: white substance - mold?, digital hygrometers, tupperware containers
digital hygrometers, tupperware containers, humidification device: Hi Tae, Based on your attached picture, the white substance could be plume/bloom but it can also be mold in the early stages of development. To be sure, examine the white substance with a microscope or magnifying glass. If the white substance has round...

Cigars: yellow humidty beads, humidty, distilled water
humidty, distilled water, beads: Hi Tae, No, this is normal. Over time, humidor beads/crystals (passive humidifier foam as well) will turn yellow and even light brown with age. Yellowing beads will not affect the humidity performance but when they become medium-to-dark brown, you may...

Cigars: authenticity check, cohiba name, warranty labels
cohiba name, warranty labels, cuban cigar: Hi JP, Counterfeiters have been known to reproduce labels with a genuine serial number to make their cigars appear more authentic. It s not hard to walk into a reputable cigar store and copy a serial number from a real box. I ve seen counterfeit boxes...

Cigars: Cigar, dry paper towel, tupperware container
dry paper towel, tupperware container, mold growth: Hi David, The first thing you must do is remove all your cigars from the humidor and with a dry paper towel, delicate wipe them all dry. Examine the cigars for any signs of mold. If you find mold, put the cigars aside for now (keep the moldy cigars separate...

Cigars: Cigar Box, cigar knowledge, cigar box
cigar knowledge, cigar box, city of tampa: Your box dates between 1942 and 1962 (there was no F tax class prior to 1942). You can go here to learn what the 1887 means: http://cigarhistory.info/Dating/1880-1887-1912.html It s a rare unusual brand and frontmark. Yes, if it s clean and good repair,...

Cigars: Cigar Recipe, spicy flavour, rich flavour
spicy flavour, rich flavour, cuban cigars: Hi Vince, 1 1/2 years to 2 years age time will make your cigars taste great! Be sure to fully ferment the tobacco for the specified amount of time to draw out all the tobacco impurities. This will create richer, full bodied flavours. Regards, Jame...

Cigars: Cigar Recipe, cuban cigar, wrapper leaves
cuban cigar, wrapper leaves, tobacco plant: Hi Vince, Cuban cigar recipes are so closely guarded that even I don t know the exact tobacco tiempos that Partagas uses. However, if you want to try making a cigar similar to the Partagas 898 (which is also my all-time favourite cigar), try a combination...

Cigars: Cigar taste change, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina
hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina, cigar brand: Hi Joe, The alkaline or acidic taste is caused by the natural buildup of nicotine and tar residue in the cigar head as you smoke. When you smoke a cigar, the buildup of your saliva mixed with the tobacco will create a bitter taste and this bitterness intensifies...

Cigars: Confused about humidity, room coffee table, mold growth
room coffee table, mold growth, humidification device: Hi JP, To immediately lower your humidor s humidity, leave the lid slightly open so that there is a small gap for excess humidity to naturally escape. 2 days of high humidity may not be enough for mold to form so you shouldn t panic yet. Just be sure...

Cigars: Confused, cigar boxes, cuban cigars
cigar boxes, cuban cigars, government seal: Hi Joe, In your last email, you didn t mention SLBs (slide lid boxes) so I thought you were talking about traditional dress boxes. For SLBs, the warranty label and chevron sticker are indeed placed in the locations shown in your photograph. This label...

Cigars: Cuban Cigar Storage, passive humidifier, cigar storage
passive humidifier, cigar storage, tupperware container: Hi Kevin, If you don’t store your cigars in a humidor (or a similar humidified environment), your cigars will dry up within 1-2 weeks. Even if you keep them in the original cigar box, they will still eventually dry up and this will cause the cigars to...

Cigars: cohiba box, ebay seller, nuts and bolts
ebay seller, nuts and bolts, nut and bolt: Without actually seeing the boxes and their design I can t say much about their collectibility. If they are not special in design like Gurkha and CAO boxes, they probably have little collectible value. Slide-top boxes are very rarely collectible. I d say...

Cigars: cohiba madure 5 genios, cigar box, cardboard box
cigar box, cardboard box, genios: Hi Leander, Yes, the Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios will come in two boxes: The cigar box itself is a black lacquered cigar box (boite nature) and this box is contained in a cardboard box that has all the labels (ie: Warranty sticker, Cohiba label, Habanos chevron)....

Cigars: convert wine cooler to a humidor, cigar humidor, cold spell
cigar humidor, cold spell, ill effects: My cigar humidor has gone down to that temperature for a short period during a cold spell and there was no discernable problems. They do say the interior of the cigar can expand with time in the cold and crack the cigars. Try a box in there for 6 months...

Cigars: Fermentation & Aging, square bales, garden compost
square bales, garden compost, tobacco leaves: Hi Vince, Once harvested, the tobacco leaves must be hung (usually in pairs) and air-cured for 50 days (25 days for shade-grown tobacco) in an enclosed room (usually a barn) with a temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit. After this, the tobacco needs to...

Cigars: Shipped Cigars without Barcodes, cigar club, fridge
Cigars: Shipped Cigars without Barcodes, cigar club, fridge, cigars

Cigars: Humidor Temp. concerns and Hygrometer Test Question, room temperature environment, desktop humidors
room temperature environment, desktop humidors, cigar smokers: Put the boveda in the box with the cigars - take out a few to make room, or smoke a few? Put the other one right on top of the cigars not in front or to the side. If you want to measure true humidity put the hygrometer right down with the cigars next...

Cigars: Ligidor Recipe, cuban cohiba cigars, saint luis rey
cuban cohiba cigars, saint luis rey, saint luis rey cigars: Hi Vince, For your shade-grown wrapper leaf tobacco, the mid-section (Segundo Centro Ligero, Primer Centro Ligero) to the base of the plant (Uno y Medio, Libre de Pie, Mananita) will have a lighter coloured leaf which is perfect for creating a milder and...

Cigars: metal casing and storage, flavours and aromas, cigar tubes
flavours and aromas, cigar tubes, cellophane wrapper: Hi Gary, Cigar flavours and aromas from different cigars can indeed marry just by prolonged contact with each other so it s best not to let your cigars touch. It s perfectly fine to keep your cigars in their original cellophane wrappers and cigar tubes...

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo I, romeo y julieta, barcode number
romeo y julieta, barcode number, fluers: Hi Johnathan, Yes, it s perfectly fine to store your Cuban cigars with your non-Cuban cigars. If you re worried that the Cuban and non-Cuban cigar aromas might marry while in your humidor, you can keep your Cuban cigars separate by either storing them...

Cigars: Wooden Rivoli Cigar Box, cigar factories, digit phone number
cigar factories, digit phone number, wooden cigar: The tax class notice on the front, the BN style box, and the six digit phone number in LA all say 1920-1940. The BN box style is common and rarely of interest to collectors. Ronnie Reagan s you seen one redwood tree, you seen em all philosophy holds true...

Cigars: Cohibas cigars, dry cigars, godiva chocolate
dry cigars, godiva chocolate, humidity level: Hi Lydia, Yes, it is possible to re-hydrate extremely old/dried out cigars. When restoring your cigars, it s important to remember that you handle your cigars as delicately as possible. Dry cigars can be extremely brittle and may crack or split from the...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars, hotel breezes
genuine cuban cigars, hotel breezes, cigar shop: Hi Johnny, Yes, all LCDH shops sell genuine Cuban cigars. I have not heard anything about the Varadero LCDH shops being closed. The LCDH on 63rd street is the most popular LCDH in Varadero so it should still be there. If you can t find anything at...

Cigars: Two Friends cigar box, cigar boxes, cigar labels
cigar boxes, cigar labels: Hi You didn t describe your box so I m assuming its the modern two friends with a woman and St. Bernard. They were sold during the 20s, 30x, 40s and 50s. Brand owned by AJ Golden, a PA broker. In very fine condition worth about $50. I suspect any posters...

Cigars: Glass jar humidor, propylene glycol, cigar seller
propylene glycol, cigar seller, cigar world: Adam, Sorry about the delayed response. I was unexpectedly away from the office without access to email for the last several days. First, leave the cigars in their cellophane tubes. These tubes help protect the cigars from getting damaged, and the cigars...

Cigars: should humidity of humidor be high when its new?, digital hygrometer, wine cooler
digital hygrometer, wine cooler, hygrometers: The amount of cigars will help stabilize the humidity. The refrigeration will drop humidity also. So put them in and see what happens If the humidity does not drop in 1 week take out the humidification in the humidor till it drops to where you want...

Cigars: Humidor/Humi-Care Jar, cigar stores, jar lid
cigar stores, jar lid, crystals: Hi Jose, Yes, after adding water to the jar of crystals, the crystals will expand and turn into a gel-like substance. You can then put the entire jar in your humidor. The jar lid should have holes that allows humidity to flow out of the jar. If not,...

Cigars: Humidor problem, proper humidification, cheap humidors
proper humidification, cheap humidors, digital hygrometer: After throwing $5,000 at the web site it is at this point not working and I am out of money for that project. The designers went out of business and have disappeared. Sorry If you lived in the area of Orange County I could help you. There has to be a...

Cigars: Humidor problem, quality humidors, michael dixon
quality humidors, michael dixon, daniel marshall: First of all For Several hundred dollars You could go to Daniel Marshall web site but the humidors are expensive. Michael Dixon makes killer humidors go to his online site but $550 to get a good one. Tobacco Gallery in Dallas Get a Diamond crown humidor...

Cigars: Humidor Temp. concerns and Hygrometer Test Question, room temperature environment, desktop humidors
room temperature environment, desktop humidors, cigar smokers: Put the boveda in the box with the cigars - take out a few to make room, or smoke a few? Put the other one right on top of the cigars not in front or to the side. If you want to measure true humidity put the hygrometer right down with the cigars next...

Cigars: humidor temp inconsistent, wine cooler, extra board
wine cooler, extra board, boveda: Do not worry Rotate the cigars up and down weekly because 63 degrees is fine and that is in between. Nothing will happen as long as the wrapper has not split already. If they are in wrappers they are better protected from this problem. 60 degrees is better...

Cigars: keeping cigars safe, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, cigar tubes: Hi Joshua, Yes, it is possible to use a humidor without a hygrometer but it s recommended that you have a hygrometer in your humidor. A hygrometer will allow you to monitor the humidity level and catch any problems that may occur such as your humidor having...

Cigars: moist pad, polymer material, thanks in advance
polymer material, thanks in advance, distilled water: Hi Gary, This moist pad will humidify your cigars and keep them humidified until you arrive home and are ready to place your cigars in your humidor. This pad usually contains a cellulose polymer material (similar to humidity beads and crystals) that greatly...

Cigars: Rehydrate Trinidad Coloniales..., dry cigars, tupperware container
dry cigars, tupperware container, humidity level: Hi FedeU, If the cigars are extremely dry, I would suggest that you start with a lower humidity level; maybe 60-65%. Let your cigars sit in the Tupperware container (not completely sealed) for at lest 4 weeks. After 4 weeks, increase the humidity level...

Cigars: temp/humidity, humidity level, wine cooler
humidity level, wine cooler, box lid: Put the Boveda packs in the box with the lid lightly closed that is fine. Soon it will be closed as you take out a few cigars. Put the Boveda pack right on top of the cigars. In this case of stacked cigars you need 2 - 1 on top, always 1 on top, and 1...

Cigars: Wolf Bros Rum Crooks, Wolf Bros., Crooks
Wolf Bros., Crooks, Moonshine Crooks: Phil, Sorry about the delayed response - forgot to set my vacation dates again... Wolf Bros. Crooks are off the market, so if Dewey Ave. Smoke Shop has some, they re the same as what you smoked before. No one else is making cigars and packaging them...

Cigars: antique cigar box, antique cigar, cigar maker
antique cigar, cigar maker, cigar box: Hi Jeff There was no picture. I ve never received a picture thru this service so I don t think you can send me a picture this way. Please send your pictures to tony@cigarhistory.info. I need to see the [1] bottom, [2] an angle view showing top-front-and...

Cigars: Bugzzzzz!!,, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, tupperware container: Hi Thomas, Yes, it is possible that the beetle hole occured before you bought the cigars but it s still best that you freeze the remaining cigars to kill off any other beetles that may be hidden inside your cigars. Place your cigars in a Ziploc bag or...

Cigars: Canadian Club Invincibles Cigar box, cigar box, brooks co
cigar box, brooks co, 30s 40s: Hi Your box dates from 1949 and has little collector value because this was a HUGE selling brand during the 30s-40s and 50s. There are probably 1000 of these for every cigar box collector. King Edward was a big selling 5¢ too. They both raised their prices...

Cigars: Choosing a good cigar, saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey
saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina: Hi Stuart, While flavour and taste is subjective, cigar strength is usually the same (and easily discernible) within each brand. If you re just starting out with cigars, it s best that you start out with mild to medium-bodied cigars first. Once you re...

Cigars: Cohiba Piramides, cigar band, cohiba cigar
cigar band, cohiba cigar, brass hinges: Hi Jade, The only way to find out whether or not the cigars you have are good is to smoke one. With counterfeit cigars, there s no way of knowing who made that specific box of cigars because counterfeiters do not want to reveal themselves and they never...

Cigars: found old cigar box, cigar box, lorillard
cigar box, lorillard, class c: Hi Always smart to ask, cuz real treasures sometimes show up in the trash. Cigars made by P.Lorillard, maker of MURIEL and a dozen other cigars. Dates 1942-1958, most likely shortly after WWII. Not of interest to collectors. Very big selling national brand....

Cigars: HUMIDOR, boveda, travel humidor
boveda, travel humidor, new travel: Buy one Boveda 69% and put it right on top of the cigars in the box, that should last several months till it is hard then get a new one. ONLY a Boveda works in this box. I did advise the manufacturers many times to put them in the box but they don t want...

Cigars: JAMAVANA CIGARS, tobacco beetles, cigar humidor
tobacco beetles, cigar humidor, dry cigars: Hi Pat, All old or dried out cigars can be restored so that they can be smoked again. Restoring very old or dry cigars will not bring back the cigars original flavours (restored cigars usually have a bland, mild flavour) but it will make them smokeable...

Cigars: Juan De Fuca Havana cigar, juan de fuca, havana cigar
juan de fuca, havana cigar, cigar wrapper: Hi Nancy, If the cigar and container is in good shape, it may be worth something. It s best to contact a local antique dealer that specializes in Tobacciana and have them inspect the cigar in person. You may also contact a local cigar store that specializes...

Cigars: King Edward Imperial Cigar Box, cigar box, swisher
cigar box, swisher, king edward: Hi How to date it? I have a website that teaches you exactly that. Go here: http://www.cigarhistory.info/Site/Dating_boxes.html From the tax class, I d guesstimate it as 1960s Is it worth anything? To a collector or historian? As gently as I can...No....

Cigars: An unwanted gift, cigar retailers, buy cigars
cigar retailers, buy cigars, cigar forum: Hi Andrew, Normally cigar buyers and collectors prefer to buy whole boxes with all the cigars included so if you ve already smoked a few of these cigars and given some away, this may affect the re-sell value. You can try listing the cigars on cigar message...

Cigars: What to buy in Cuba, saint luis rey, cohiba cigars
saint luis rey, cohiba cigars, montecristo 2: Hi Craig, The Cohiba Siglo III is a great choice. I prefer the Siglo IV but the Siglo III is the best value for the money of all the Cohiba cigars. The Vegas Robaina unicos is really good and very creamy. If you like creamy and smooth cigars, you ll...

Cigars: Cigar Stores in Holguin, Cuba, cigar shops, cigar stores
cigar shops, cigar stores, cigar factory: Hi Craig, In Holguin, there is a cigar factory there (at the moment, I can t remember the name of it) and it s the only cigar factory in Holguin. You can also visit the La Cohiba Carocol store in the Plaza de la Marketa (Callejon del Mercado 2). Around...

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos Glass Top Box, fake cigars, cigar boxes
fake cigars, cigar boxes, cigar bands: Hi Joe, Yes, Cuban cigar counterfeiters will affix this label, and the other labels (such as the Habanos chevron sticker, barcode, serial code and hologram), to their boxes to make their cigars appear more genuine. These labels are usually either stolen...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta
hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta, edition cigars: Hi Garry, Generally, the premium brands and premium sizes are always popular and in demand. Cigars that are darker and more oily are highly sought after because they have the best potential for flavour and long-term aging. Limited edition cigars and unique...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars Online, message board discussions, counterfeit cigars
message board discussions, counterfeit cigars, fake cigars: Hi Glen, I have not ordered from that website before so I can t comment on their authenticity. If you are concerned about receiving counterfeit cigars through mailorder, my suggestion is that you thoroughly research the websites before you place any orders....

Cigars: HTB/HTF Cubans, punch cigars, canadians
Cigars: HTB/HTF Cubans, punch cigars, canadians

Cigars: fellow citizens box, cardboard box, grant lee
cardboard box, grant lee, initials: Scarce, not rare. I have it. Yes, there s some value. From 25 to 150 depending on age and condition. Stain and rough and cardboard all lower value and sound a lot more like 25 than 150. There is no information about the box, except what you know by owning...

Cigars: how to fix the taste of my cigars, water ratio, humidor
water ratio, humidor, offal: Hi Jonathan, The only thing you can do is correct the PG to distilled water ratio in your humidor and then let your cigars sit in your humidor for a while (anywhere between 2-6 months; depending on the amount of cigars you have in your humidor, the size...

Cigars: Freezing Cigars, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, infestations: Hi Bill, Freezing your cigars will cause them to lose their moisture content. Cigars require approximately 70% humidity on a regular basis to keep them at an ideal smoking condition (67-73% is acceptable and 70% is considered optimal.) Since your freezer...

Cigars: Can to high level of humidity damage the humidor?, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, high humidity: Hi Vatroslav, Extremely high humidity (80% or higher) in your humidor for a long period of time can cause mold to form in the interior. The good news is that if your humidor interior is covered with mold, it can be cleaned and sterilized. (If you need...

Cigars: HTB/HTF Cubans, romeo y julieta, cuban counterparts
romeo y julieta, cuban counterparts, rare cigars: Hi Craig, Here in Canada, we do not have access to Punch cigars because the non-Cuban cigar version of Punch secured the rights to sell their cigars in Canada. As a result, Cuban Punch cannot be sold in Canadian stores (the same applies to the non-Cuban...

Cigars: Humidity is too high in humidor, propylene glycol, humidifier
propylene glycol, humidifier, sponge: Take out the jar and get rid of it please. When humidity is high take out the humidification sponge completely and put it back in when the humidity is around 67%. You Tube Mike Paradise Cigars for videos on the subject please. Ask more questions if they...

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Cigars: Marques de la Palma Cigars, de la palma, cigar boxes
de la palma, cigar boxes, canary islands spain: Hi Some random thought: [1] your box PROBABLY dates from the 60s or later. [2] European cigar boxes are lighter than US boxes in general. They built em different over there. Some very light wood cut not as thick. [3] I don t know from the description...

Cigars: Pricing an Vintage Habana cigar box., julian alvarez, tony hyman
julian alvarez, tony hyman, export boxes: All cuban export boxes have a variant of that stamp dated 1912 sold 1912-2011 has nothing to do with date ofd box. Cellophane means its after late 20s. IMPORTANT go here to learn how top date a cuban box: http://www.cigarhistory.info/Site/Cuba.html...

Cigars: Safe to smoke cigar gone bad?, cigar tube, tupperware container
cigar tube, tupperware container, cigar cutter: Hi Jake, Yes, it s perfectly safe to smoke a cigar that you previously smoked and let go out. Though the cigar may have a harsher aroma and flavour now, it is safe to smoke. As a general rule, if you smoke a cigar and want to put it out to smoke later,...

Cigars: SCDLH, cognac remy martin, appleton estate
cognac remy martin, appleton estate, havana club: Hi Anthony, San Cristobal de La Habana goes well with a nicely aged scotch (I prefer Johnnie Walker Black or a 12 year old Glenlivet), cognac (Remy Martin or Hennessy) or rum (Havana Club or Appleton Estate). It also goes well with a sweet icewine such...

Cigars: Temperature and RH, cigar faq, humidity level
cigar faq, humidity level, cold climates: Hi Vincent, The optimal humidity level is 70%; regardless of your temperature level. The variable humidity theory where you increase humidity to compensate low temperatures is a very old method that has been proven to be incorrect. Regardless of what...

Cigars: Travis Club Cigar box, cigar boxes, pendilum
cigar boxes, pendilum, cigar box: Sabrina, That is an old box from our factory, probably from the 1960 s. If you re looking to sell it on ebay, look under tobacaccina and you ll see hundreds of old cigar boxes for sale. Most boxes from that era bring around $5. If you decide to sell it...

Cigars: Wine cooler / humidor, internal humidity, cigar boxes
internal humidity, cigar boxes, humidity level: Hi Vincent, Is the 60% to 80% shift occuring on a regular basis? If yes, this would indicate that your wine cooler may be leaking humidity and causing your CigarSpa to constantly activate. What you can do is lower your desired humidity level on the CigarSpa...

Cigars: Borrow Bros. cigar box, cigar museum, collectible boxes
cigar museum, collectible boxes, cigar box: You didn t ask a question...but what most people want to know is if their item has any collectible value. With that assumption in mind, I can tell you that Bobrow was a big Philadelphia maker for about 50 years, your box is from the 1930s, their boxes are...

Cigars: Cohiba black, cuban cohibas, cohiba montecristo
cuban cohibas, cohiba montecristo, general cigar: Hi Glenn, Unfortunately, not many Canadian cigar stores carry Cohiba Black due to licensing rights. Because Cuban cigar brands are sold in Canada, non-Cuban cigar brands with the same brand names cannot be sold. This means that many stores do not stock...

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo I, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, saint luis rey
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, saint luis rey, fuente opus x: Hi James, For non-Cuban brands, try the following: Padron Padron 1964 Anniversario Avo Domaine (Natural/Maduro) Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Fuente Opus X Davidoff Zino Platinum For Cuban brands, these brands are mild-to-medium and similar to...

Cigars: conditioning, humidity level, coronas
humidity level, coronas, grand cru: Hi Rob, No, you don t need to do anything differently for your new cigars. Simply add them to your humidor and if you are not in a rush to smoke them, just let them sit and they will naturally acclimate themselves to your humidor s humidity level. You...

Cigars: Cuban cigars that I would like, sancho panza cigars, romeo y julieta
sancho panza cigars, romeo y julieta, vegas robaina: Hi Steve, Based on your flavour preference, I would recommend the following: Vegas Robaina Famosos Romeo y Julieta Exhibicion No. 4 Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur El Rey du Mundo Choix Supreme Sancho Panza Non Plus Trinidad Robusto T The Famosos...

Cigars: Fake Montecristo No. 2's?, cigar bands, cigar stores
cigar bands, cigar stores, cuban cigar: Hi Russell, A lot of the things that you mentioned is enough to cause suspicion. No chevron sticker, serial number cut and missing and uneven and crudely cut cigar feet are big signs that something is not right. Though the box, bands and papers appear...

Cigars: one hole...., tobacco beetles, partagas 150
tobacco beetles, partagas 150, tobacco beetle: Hi Sean, Yes, considering the rarity and value of the cigar, I would smoke it. Any holes in your cigars will cause the cigar to burn irregularly (just temporarily). The good news is that the hole on your Partagas 150 is near the foot of the cigar so...

Cigars: Humidor, furniture restorer, cigar store
furniture restorer, cigar store, yellow stain: Hi Joe, I would recommend taking your humidor to a furniture restorer or cigar store that can repair or service damaged humidors. The attached photo is too small to see the damage clearly but it looks like the yellow stain on the humidor lid is paint or...

Cigars: Humidor, I live where the temperature and humidity are high, cigar storage, expert perspective
cigar storage, expert perspective, summer temperature: Roger, Sorry about the delay in answering your question. I have a short document on cigar storage that I think will help you - if you ll send your email address to me at b.finck@finckcigarcompany.com I ll be happy to send it to you, and then if you have...

Cigars: Humidor Wood, natural aroma, tongue and groove paneling
natural aroma, tongue and groove paneling, tongue and groove: Hi Ken, Yes, White Cedar is perfectly fine to use. It s commonly used as a substitute for Spanish cedar in walk-in humidors for the walls and flooring. Genuine Spanish cedar best accentuates the natural aroma of your cigars so the shelving and trays should...

Cigars: Partagas Coronas Senior, hoyo de monterrey, cohiba siglo
hoyo de monterrey, cohiba siglo, partagas cigars: Hi Craig, Don t mention it, I m happy to help. :) If you like Vegas Robaina and San Cristobal, be sure to try the Robaina Don Alejandro and San Cristobal El Morro. Sorry to hear about the bad Hoyo Epicure #2 but they re still worth a try. You should...

Cigars: White Owl Brand cigar box/inside adv., white owl, general cigar
white owl, general cigar, guy lombardo: The NRA bug dates the box to 1934 to early 1935. White Owl was one of the nation s three biggest selling cigars...General, the biggest Company. Without the Burns & Allen ad it would would be far too common to have value. That ad makes the box worth about...

Cigars: Bitter Brown Residue, cigar punch, montecristo 2
cigar punch, montecristo 2, cigar cutter: Hi Matt, The brown residue is actually caused by your saliva mixing with the tobacco. This is actually quite common with cigar smoking but for some people, the tar-like buildup appears faster than normal. You can reduce the chance of it occuring sooner...

Cigars: Bringing cigars back from Cuba, canada border services, canada border services agency
canada border services, canada border services agency, store receipts: Hi Bill, Sorry about that, I was in a rush and misunderstand your question. To answer your question, no, you shouldn t have any problems. I ve never had any problems like this occur to me and my colleagues also have not had any problems leaving Cuba with...

Cigars: Cigar (Tube Caps), cigar tube, tube caps
cigar tube, tube caps, plastic wrappers: Hi Bobby, Cigar tube caps and cellophane wrappers are not 100% airtight so it s perfectly fine to leave them on your cigars when storing them in your humidor. If your cigars are feeling a bit dry, unscrew the cigar tube caps a little bit to improve humidity...

Cigars: Empty Cigar Tubes, cigar tubes, aluminum tubes
cigar tubes, aluminum tubes, plastic tubes: Diane, I m sorry about the delay in answering you. If you are looking for plain glass or plastic tubes, I can probably help you. If you need aluminum tubes with Romeo Y Julieta printed on them, those won t be available anywhere. Please let me know what...

Cigars: Napoleon? cigars, mississauga, cigars
Cigars: Napoleon? cigars, mississauga, cigars, highway 5

Cigars: On-line shop, sancho panza, vegas robaina
sancho panza, vegas robaina, cuban cigars: The site looks good to me Ramon Allones Specially selected is one of the only consistent Cuban cigars Vegas Robaina Unicos are good and mostly OK Sancho Panza Belicoso is fine too The rest are hit and miss - good when they draw, but 1 in 4 will be tight....

Cigars: Napoleon? cigars, flavored cigars, canadian tobacco
flavored cigars, canadian tobacco, cuban cigars: Hi Larry, Unfortunately, I believe these cigars are no longer being made. I have not seen these cigars in years (not in Ontario) and I can t find any distributors that can supply these cigars. These cigars are not available in Ontario but they may be...

Cigars: Some proofs !, propylene glycol, distiller water
propylene glycol, distiller water, cigar box: Hi Anthony, If your cigars do not have any holes, the small insects are most likely tobacco mites which are harmless. They travel from cigar to cigar but they do not feed on the tobacco. They prefer to feed on the moisture that are on your cigars but...

Cigars: Urgent need of advice, tobacco beetles, cigar aficionado
tobacco beetles, cigar aficionado, cigar humidor: Hi Anthony, Your humidity level is good. As you mentioned, your cigars feel cool, great and soft so you don t have to worry about the humidity level. As long as your humidity level is fine, a colder humidor temperature is not a problem. Humidor temperature...

Cigars: Best importers for Cuban cigars, quality cigars, cuban cigars
quality cigars, cuban cigars, altadis: Hi Vincent, I do think there is some truth to this but it depends on Distributor/Retailer relations. If a particular retailer does really well in sales on a regular basis, it s possible that the distributor will reserve some of the better batches for them...

Cigars: Cohiba authenticity, counterfeit cigars, cigar factories
counterfeit cigars, cigar factories, cigar stores: Hi Russ, All Cuban Cohiba cigars are mild-to-medium in strength but full bodied in flavour. Like a typical Cuban cigar, the flavour is rich, heavy and earthy. It will taste much different than a non-Cuban cigar which are usually peppery, nutty or vegetal...

Cigars: demeneralized water, propylene glycol, water battery
propylene glycol, water battery, water question: The humidity device is inadequate. You need 4 in a box this size or put 4 Boveda 72% pillows on each shelve. Oh by the way if you use Boveda you can use a higher humidity like 75% because with these pillows in there mold will not grow. Please try to keep...

Cigars: Exterior Analog Hygrometer Question, custom humidor, cigar shop
custom humidor, cigar shop, spanish cedar: Hi Pete, When installing a hygrometer to the exterior of your humidor, you will need to cut a hole through the cedar lining. This will allow the hygrometer to register a more accurate humidity reading. Also, to ensure optimal humidity flow to the hygrometer,...

Cigars: Untended cigars/Humidor, beer bottle caps, ziplock baggie
Cigars: Untended cigars/Humidor, beer bottle caps, ziplock baggie, propylene glycol

Cigars: Humidor humidifier, mist humidifier, double insulation
mist humidifier, double insulation, humidor room: When you build a walk in humidor you create the conundrum – the circular problem that cannot be avoided. You must use a large humidification unit because people go in and out plus the body heat. The heat raises the temperature and triggers the refrigeration...

Cigars: MOLD!!!!!!!!, mold, moldy cigars
mold, moldy cigars, mold in humidor: Ryan, Sorry for the delay in responding, I had an emergency that kept me out of the office for several days. Mold is a more common problem than you would think. Don t be too concerned about your cigars unless you re seeing mold on them. I suggest you...

Cigars: NC distributors in Caribbean, caribbean cigars, caribbean cigar
caribbean cigars, caribbean cigar, habanos sa: Hi Bill, I don t have a list of non-Cuban cigar distributors for the Caribbean but a quick search does bring up this list of cigar manufacturers and wholesalers in the Caribbean: http://s2.caribbeanyellowpages.com/Caribbean/Cigars-Cigarettes-Tobacco-Manufacturers-Wholesalers/mobile...

Cigars: Untended cigars/Humidor, damp rag, special occasions
damp rag, special occasions, untrained eye: Terry, The cigars can be re-humidified, it just takes some time. The ones that are cracked and unraveling my not be salvageable, but I d suggest you re-humidify them all and then see what is smokeable once they are done. The humidor should have some...

Cigars: Badly sick after inhalling cigar, drinking too much water, alcoholic drinks
drinking too much water, alcoholic drinks, smoke a lot: Hi Hassan, The symptoms you have are very typical and consistent with cigar sickness but for it to last three weeks is very strange. Cigar sickness usually lasts between 1-7 days but if you inhaled A LOT OF SMOKE, I can imagine it lasting longer than...

Cigars: Empty aluminium cigar tubes, cigar tubes, phoenix glass
cigar tubes, phoenix glass, minimum quantities: Gemma, I apologize for the delay in responding, I have been put of the office with a family medical issue. Small quantities of cigar tubes are difficult to come by - typically manufacturers are looking for minimum quantities of 100,000. Your best bet...

Cigars: Help, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer, digital hygrometers: Hi Marlon, To salt test a hygrometer, take a full teaspoon of salt and add some distilled water to it in a small dish or bowl. Mix the salt mixture thoroughly so that the salt is wet and crumbly like wet sand. If the salt mixture is watery like a paste,...

Cigars: Did I permanently ruin my Humidor?, lint free cloth, humidification device
lint free cloth, humidification device, bottled drinking water: Hi Chris, Your humidor should be fine. Because you only used tap water for a very short time, your humidor is not ruined. Using tap water in your humidor for a prolonged amount of time will not permanently ruin your humidor but can cause mineral trace...

Cigars: Suspect H Upmann Monarchs, factory designation, upmann cigars
factory designation, upmann cigars, jose marti: Hi Jerry, No, the NIVELACUSO date system was discontinued in 1998. Your box is marked NOV06 (with the current date system) so it was made in November 2006. The BAM designation represents the factory and is part of the current factory code system (started...

Cigars: temperature swings when storing, humidification system, temperature swings
humidification system, temperature swings, humidity level: Tom, Thanks for the nice comments. While the temperature in the house varies 5-8 degrees, it probably varies a lot less than that inside the humidor. Even so, a few degrees of temperature change is not going to affect the humidity level enough that you...

Cigars: Cuban cigars lost their aroma? part II, cigar lines, distinct flavour
cigar lines, distinct flavour, cuban cigars: Hi Ole, Yes, El Corojo was definitely a critical component to Cuban cigars looking good and tasting good pre-2000. El Corojo always gave Cuban cigar wrapper leaves an oily, velvet-like appearance which always had great potential for long-term cigar aging....

Cigars: Esplendidos; real or insanely well made fakes ($150 USD), glossy cardboard, gold lettering
glossy cardboard, gold lettering, tobacco taxes: Hi Brian, I m not sure where in Canada your friend is located but I do not think the cigars were purchased in Canada. In Canada, a genuine box of Cohiba Esplendidos will cost at least $750 (depending on province and varying tobacco taxes, it may cost even...

Cigars: Felt lined humidor, spanish cedar, mold
spanish cedar, mold, humidity: Hi Adam, Yes, you must remove the felt lining. Your humidor should not contain any type of felt, fabric or cloth lining inside the humidor as it will absorb moisture and cause mold to grow. The interior lining should be Spanish cedar as it will help absorb...

Cigars: hygrometers, in or out?, digital hygrometer, proper humidity
digital hygrometer, proper humidity, humidors: The front view is analog and notoriously inaccurate. The common boxes for a few hundred dollars and less that I have sold have what I call “Joke Hygrometers”. Companies think that most people will smoke their cigars before they notice that the hygrometers...

Cigars: investment in a quality humidor, quality humidor, quality humidors
quality humidor, quality humidors, reputable shop: John, The best quality humidors I ve found that are at all reasonable in price are the new Savoy Executive Series. They re not cheap - $325 to $525, but their construction is excellent. You should be able to find them at any reputable shop, but if you have...

Cigars: ornella vanillia cigars, Ornelas
Ornelas: Conrad, Ornelas Vanilla is a Mexican brand that used to have a pretty good following in the United States. I haven t seen the brand around in quite some time, although there is a distributor that still lists them. I ll be happy to check availability, please...

Cigars: quality humidor, inexpensive boxes, quality humidor
inexpensive boxes, quality humidor, cigar humidor: Relate the price of the box to the commitment on the humidor - if you mean to store a lot of cigars for a long time you must have a better box. Just 25 or 50 cigars for a few months use and these inexpensive boxes are perfect. cheaphumidors.com is a site...

Cigars: Rea Cigars, cigar store, fond memories
cigar store, fond memories, tobacconist: Hi Allison, What you should do is visit your local cigar store/tobacconist as they may have some in stock. If not, they should be able to order these cigars from their supplier or at least direct you to a tobacconist that can help you find these cigars...

Cigars: Varadero LCDH shops, edition cigars, cigar shop
edition cigars, cigar shop, varadero: Hi Brad, Here s the contact info for LCDH Varadero on 63rd: LCDH - Varadero c/63 y 1a Ave Varadero Tel: 535 66 7843 I m not sure if the number is still current but you can try calling them. I hope this helps! As always, if you have any more...

Cigars: Bringing Cigars into the US, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigars: Hi John, In terms of Non-Cuban cigars, Padron, Padron Anniversario, Avo/Avo Domaine, Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066, Zino Platinum, Montecristo Serie V, Perdomo, Romeo y Julieta 1875, CAO, Gurkha and Oliva are all excellent brands worth trying out. They...

Cigars: cigar boxes, cigar boom, tony hyman
cigar boom, tony hyman, cigar boxes: I am sorry but This is like a cardboard box of wine you bought at a garage sale. To the best of my knowledge - 32 years experience - It has a negative $3 value. Pay someone $3 to take it off your hands. If it has cigars in it - I actually got some boxes...

Cigars: Cigar tubes, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, delayed response: Don, I ve been out of the office for a few days, sorry about the delayed response. The best thing I can offer you is our telescoping cigar tube - black plastic heavy duty. These sell for $36/dozen. Let me know if you re interested and I ll send you more...

Cigars: Cuban cigar suggestions, saint luis rey, de la habana
saint luis rey, de la habana, romeo y julieta: Hi Roy, For sweet and smooth Cuban cigars, I recommend the following mild-to-medium bodied brands: Vegas Robaina Romeo y Julieta San Cristobal de La Habana El Rey du Mundo Saint Luis Rey Trinidad If your wife loves cigars with a sweet, cocoa...

Cigars: Fake or Not?, strict quality control, cigar manufacturer
Cigars: Fake or Not?, strict quality control, cigar manufacturer, cohiba cigar

Cigars: Fake or Not?, counterfeit cigars, cardboard tubes
counterfeit cigars, cardboard tubes, partagas factory: Hi Marc, I think your cigars are genuine and the bands were just not cut correctly. I have some Cohibas purchased from reputable shops in Cuba and from La Casa del Habanos shops here in Canada and the bands look like that too. If your cigars were purchased...

Cigars: pre embargo cuban cigars in War Provisional packaging, pre embargo cuban cigars, h upmann
pre embargo cuban cigars, h upmann, sotherbys: I need all the pics and packaging info The size and pics of the box open. Please look into storing these in a humidor and restoring them immediately. They should be restored in the box and it will take a year to do it right. I would like to restore...

Cigars: Questions regarding trip to Cuba, manulife insurance policy, club amigo hotel
manulife insurance policy, club amigo hotel, ohip card: Hi Bill, Of the three locations, the LCDH on 63rd Street has the best selection and a large selection but the staff is not very helpful...sometimes. They also won t let you examine the walk-in humidor and sometimes they don t give out receipts (ask before...

Cigars: Bad taste with new beads, cigar size, desk tops
cigar size, desk tops, size containers: Hi Mario, That s very strange. With some brands, brand new humidor beads will usually give your cigars a slightly metallic or bland plastic taste. This taste however, is only temporary and will disappear from your cigars the longer you use your beads....

Cigars: Bitter cigars, cedar humidor, cigar smoker
cedar humidor, cigar smoker, heartfelt beads: Hi Richard, I don t think the temperature would be the cause of bitter cigars. The cause of bitter cigars is usually humidity-related. Your temperature however, is reaching the 80 s during the course of a day and this can be dangerous. Prolonged exposure...

Cigars: Bland Cigars, hand rolled cigars, bowl of oranges
hand rolled cigars, bowl of oranges, tobacco plant: This small temperature change has no effect. If you are smoking a particular brand and one is different from the next that is because the leaf is slightly different. In one bowl of oranges some taste a little different than others. Each tobacco plant...

Cigars: how to build humidor in the warehouse, tobacco beetles, cigar business
tobacco beetles, cigar business, proper humidity: Hi Steven, Here are some important things to remember: - Temperature & humidity control The ideal environment for cigars is 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of this, your walk-in humidor room must be able to constantly maintain the proper...

Cigars: Cigar Beetles, electric humidor, cigar smokers
electric humidor, cigar smokers, cigar storage: Hello Adeel, The ideal temperature for cigars is 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 Celcius). Once the temperature rises above 75 F (23.8 C), tobacco beetle eggs hidden inside your cigars can begin to incubate and will hatch. The on and off heat can indeed be...

Cigars: Cigar plume, lint free cloth, bristle brush
lint free cloth, bristle brush, james hope: Hi Bill, Welcome back. It sounds like you had a good time in Cuba! :) As for plume, whether or not you should remove it is entirely up to you. Plume is not harmful to your cigars or humidor at all so keeping it on your cigars while they re in your...

Cigars: cohiba, cohiba cigars, 35th anniversary
cohiba cigars, 35th anniversary, yannis: Hi Yannis, Yes, I think the Cohbiba 35th Anniversary cigars are excellent and some of the best Cohiba cigars I have ever tasted. The 35 anniversary cigars also age incredibly well and will taste even better the more they age. :) I hope this helps! ...

Cigars: cohiba 35 humidor, gran coronas, 35th anniversary
gran coronas, 35th anniversary, cohibas: Hi Yannis, The 35th Anniversary Cohibas have a slightly sweet flavour with a woody/earthy aroma. As the cigars age, they become medium-to-full bodied and develops richer and more complex flavours. I like the Gran Reserva. You re right, I ve had some...

Cigars: how to build humidor in the warehouse
Cigars: how to build humidor in the warehouse

Cigars: Cigar plume, rh, mold
Cigars: Cigar plume, rh, mold

Cigars: H.Upmann Sir Winston cigar bands, vested interest, cigar
Cigars: H.Upmann Sir Winston cigar bands, vested interest, cigar, cigars

Cigars: H.Upmann Sir Winston cigar bands, cigar boxes, h upmann
cigar boxes, h upmann, cigar bands: Hi Roy, The Upmann Sir Winston began using the red and white band in late-2005/early 2006 after discontinuing the brown band. In regards to the box code, standardized box codes were changed in 2000 and became harder to track and confirm authenticity...

Cigars: humidor problem, humidification device, rubbing alcohol
humidification device, rubbing alcohol, heritage collection: Throw out the shelve. Not even because of the mold although that is an addition, but the shelve traps humidity at the top and does not work. A typical error of the manufacturers that I address with them at every trade show. Money is more important then quality....

Cigars: hydra lg cigar humidifier, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer
digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer, cigar humidifier: Hi Mel, Since you are using three digital hygrometers (which are accurate), it wouldn t be necessary to salt test the Hydra at all... just adjust the hygrometer display on the Hydra to match your three digital hygrometers. I ve been told that if you turn...

Cigars: Mold in Humidor, grit sandpaper, rubbing alcohol
grit sandpaper, rubbing alcohol, loose dust: Hi Jack, If it s not an expensive, high-end humidor, then it may not be worth saving. The mold damage is pretty bad so if you prefer to save your humidor (it wouldn t hurt to have a spare humidor around for inexpensive/extra cigars), leave the humidor...

Cigars: Odd Cigar Flavor, cigar caddy, propylene glycol
cigar caddy, propylene glycol, strange taste: Hi John, You re correct. When too much PG is used, your cigars will develop a strange taste to them. Propylene Glycol lasts a long time in your humidor so you only need to use it just once. After that, simply add distilled water when needed. Also,...

Cigars: Placing crystals with distilled in place of foam in Hydra LG, cuban cigar boxes, quality importers
cuban cigar boxes, quality importers, humidity air: Hi Mario, Replacing the foam element with crystals in your Hydra shouldn t be a problem. Just remember that crystals will greatly expand when wet so don t add too much crystals as it may over-expand and block your Hydra from functioning properly. ...

Cigars: Cigar Band, cigar bands, cigar band
cigar bands, cigar band, cigar shop: Hi Steve, For vintage cigar-related items, you can check with any antique dealer that specializes in tobacciana . You can also take your item to any tobacconist/cigar shop and they may be able to examine your item or refer you to a local tobacciana expert....

Cigars: Cohiba + Storage Info, cohiba esplendido, cohiba cigars
cohiba esplendido, cohiba cigars, cigar stores: Hi Mandira, The most popular Cohiba cigars would be the Siglo IV, Siglo VI, Esplendido and Robusto. They are however, fairly expensive so if price is an issue, the smaller Cohiba Siglo cigars are just as great. I personally recommend the Cohiba Esplendido,...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, cuban immigrants, cuban cigars
cuban immigrants, cuban cigars, electronic label: Hi Joe, The prices are definitely too low, even for Cuban prices. In Cuba, the lowest price you can find for a genuine box of Cohiba Esplendidos is about $450 USD. If your connection is selling Esplendidos to you for half that, it makes me wonder how...

Cigars: Louisiana Crooks cigars, red lion pa, south east louisiana
Cigars: Louisiana Crooks cigars, red lion pa, south east louisiana, quality cigar

Cigars: humidor, humidity level, relative humidity
humidity level, relative humidity, finck: David, If you think the humidity is too high, the first thing you need to do is check the accuracy of your hygrometer. These things are notorious for being off. If you are interested please send me an email to b.finck@finckcigarcompany.com and I ll send...

Cigars: Humidor Issue, humidity level, radioshak
humidity level, radioshak, aerator: Hello Ibrahim, An aerator tray is meant to elevate your cigars from the base of your humidor and allow humidity and air to flow more easily beneath your cigars. This is ideal if you have a lot of cigars in your humidor and have to constantly rotate them...

Cigars: Hyumidor and tap water, tap water, humidor
tap water, humidor, distilled water: Hi Gary, The good news is that you haven t damaged your humidor and can start the seasoning process over again. Simply remove the j-cloth and leave the humidor lid open for a few days to naturally dry it out. Afterwards, you can just re-season your humidor...

Cigars: Are my King Eddies OK, king eddies, frank ainsworth
king eddies, frank ainsworth, world traveler: Sometimes when you are on vacation we pick up items that have little value other than the memory like a shirt in Vegas. Of course the price is indicative of the quality but as a world traveler when buying better collectibles you have to know your stuff. Unless...

Cigars: LGC Inmensos, barcode number, lgc
barcode number, lgc, cigar: Hi Roy, It s possible but you should still check the serial barcode number for authenticity. There were 5,000 boxes of this cigar produced so it s possible that your box was produced near the end of its production cycle. The cigar is a sublimes size and...

Cigars: lighting a cigar, butane lighter, torch lighters
butane lighter, torch lighters, cigar smoking: Hi Tim, The best method to lighting a cigar is to hold the cigar with the foot (the open end that you light) pointing down at a 45 degree angle. Next, take a lit wooden match or butane lighter and hold the flame so that the tip of the flame is 1 inch below...

Cigars: Louisiana Crooks cigars, Wolf Bros. Crooks, White Lightning Crooks
Wolf Bros. Crooks, White Lightning Crooks, Moonshine Crooks: Lois, I ve actually never heard of Louisiana Crooks cigars. I ve done some research and can t find that name anywhere - I wonder if he might be confused about what the brand was actually called? The most popular brands were Wolf Bros. Crooks. Moonshine...

Cigars: Tobacco mites, tobacco beetle, beetle infestations
tobacco beetle, beetle infestations, tobacco dust: Hi Roy, Tobacco mites are generally brown, tan or coffee colour but black tobacco mites do exist. If you ve examined all your cigars and found no holes, then the insect is most likely a tobacco mite. However, it s still best to monitor the humidor temperature...

Cigars: wood cigar box, kingston new york, cigar box
kingston new york, cigar box, nutura: Nora, JB Back Cigars were made in Kingston New York until the early 1980 s. It was not a very well known brand and is not much of a collectors brand. If you look at used boxes on ebay, you ll see that they re only worth a few dollars. Sorry I don t have...

Cigars: Barrington International Jamaican Cigars, jamaican cigars, cigar company
jamaican cigars, cigar company, cuban cigars: Hi Janet, Yes, I do remember you and the original inquiry you made about Barrington cigars. Thank you for the followup as well as the additional information on the Alton Cigar Company. This info will be added to the allexperts.com archives and hopefully...

Cigars: Cigar Box Lids, zippo lighters, antique pipes
zippo lighters, antique pipes, cigar boxes: In my curio I have tobacciana collectibles, zippo lighters, antique pipes and in the back old cigar boses. Now - if you do not have them you can fill out the collection at the antique store over the next many years I spent 30 years and mine is too full....

Cigars: Cigar collections, professional airline pilot, cigar tubes
professional airline pilot, cigar tubes, dry cigars: Hi Brian, If the cigars are still in smokeable condition (meaning that they do not have tobacco beetle holes or mold), yes, they can be of value and is worth keeping. Cuban cigars from the 1980 s and earlier are in high demand because they are becoming...

Cigars: Cigars, double corona, drew estate
double corona, drew estate, robusto: Hi George, The Liga Privada 9 s by Drew Estate is a good line. The cigars have excellent construction, ages extremely well and is full of rich flavours (sweet and earthy spices). The cigar strength is mild-to-medium bodied. I recommend the Robusto Oscuro,...

Cigars: Barrington International Jamaican Cigars
Cigars: Barrington International Jamaican Cigars

Cigars: Opening a Cigar Shop, oak shelves, cigar store
Cigars: Opening a Cigar Shop, oak shelves, cigar store, cedar walls

Cigars: High Temprature Effects other than Beetles?, propylene glycol, passive elements
propylene glycol, passive elements, cuban cigars: Hi Adeel, It s possible but low humidity will usually cause your cigars to taste bland or stale. Regardless, it s best that you raise the humidity level in your humidors. If the humidity level continues to drop or stay low, check your humidors for any...

Cigars: Opening a Cigar Shop, humidor room, led lightbulbs
humidor room, led lightbulbs, dutch cigars: Hi Juan, I think having a walk-in humidor for your cigar store is an excellent idea as one cigar room is easier to maintain than multiple humidor cabinets. Cigarettes and other tobacco products (such as pipe tobacco and dutch cigars) can be kept outside...

Cigars: placing humidifier + piling cigars + plastic box, sponge material, jean luc
sponge material, jean luc, humidor: Jean-Luc, 1. The humidifier should have some type of sponge material in it, so you ll fill it with water, wipe off any excess water that does not get absorbed, and then the humidifier should be safe to place on the indide lid of the humidor without dripping...

Cigars: Storing cigars in aluminium tubes or not!!, tobacco beetles, cigar tubes
tobacco beetles, cigar tubes, proper aeration: Hi Lawrence, Whether or not you should remove the cigar tube and/or plastic wrappers is purely personal preference. I personally suggest leaving the cigars in the plastic wrappers and cigar tubes because it provides an extra layer of protection for your...

Cigars: Zippo Lighter from 1975, camel zippo, edition millennium
camel zippo, edition millennium, dad mike: Certain logos have a value with age. So a Camel Zippo from 1995 made in limited quantity for only 1 year might be worth $50 or more. A Beatle Zippo made in 1997 for 1 year might be worth $50 or more. An unusual Indian style logo made for 1 year circa 2000...

Cigars: premium cigars, cigar shapes, cigar smokers
cigar shapes, cigar smokers, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Kelley, Congratulations to you and your husband on having your first baby! When selecting a cigar to give out to your friends, the first thing you should decide on is your ideal spending limit. Premium cigars typically range in price anywhere from...

Cigars: Rea's Belvederes, grandson greg, rea
grandson greg, rea, co owner: Hi Paul, As I have mentioned to Fred Rea s grandson Greg this past February, I sent a message to the owner of the box of Belvederes informing him that there is someone interested in purchasing his cigars. Unfortunately, the owner of the cigars has not...

Cigars: Wine Cooler & Boveda RH, digital hygrometers, cedar planks
digital hygrometers, cedar planks, cigar boxes: Hi Josh, Are you using digital hygrometers or the older analog hygrometers? If you are using the latter, salt test/calibrate them to make sure that they are accurate. The placement of your hygrometers in your wine cooler is also important. Your hygrometers...

Cigars: cigar humidor, vegas robaina, sotheby s
vegas robaina, sotheby s, ridiculous prices: An unusual item like this can only reach it s maximum potential at auction I believe. The large humidor perhaps $10,000? As Robaina is not with us anymore the price could go much higher to the wealthy collector. Small one $2,000? Sotheby s is the best...

Cigars: Identifying Authentic Cuban Cigars
Cigars: Identifying Authentic Cuban Cigars

Cigars: Pairing, cigar smoker, bordeaux wines
Cigars: Pairing, cigar smoker, bordeaux wines, wine collector

Cigars: Identifying Authentic Cuban Cigars, fake cuban cigars, authentic cuban cigars
fake cuban cigars, authentic cuban cigars, hologram label: Hi Otha, One of the best Cuban cigar reference website that I recommend is www.cubancigarwebsite.com. Although this website does not have a guide for counterfeit cigars, it does identify genuine box and packaging details which can be really helpful. This...

Cigars: Liquid for humidifiers, propylene glycol, proper mixture
propylene glycol, proper mixture, bruce thompson: Bruce, Just got your follow up question. Tell you what I ll do, I ll ask Xikar what ratio they use, and if they tell me I ll get back to you. Fair? Just a warning though, if you re mixing your own you won t have the anti-fungal agent most manufacturers...

Cigars: Mold in humidor ?!, cigar boxes, zip lock bags
cigar boxes, zip lock bags, cigar bar: First - 75% at 60 degrees is perfect and can never be the problem with a Boveda period. In my original tests of the Boveda I put them in humidors with cigars and varying humidity. I left them in the garage where temperatures ranged from 40 degrees to 110...

Cigars: Mold in humidor ?!, tobacco beetles, moist paper towel
tobacco beetles, moist paper towel, cigar boxes: Hi Christopher, If you don t see any mold on your cigars, it s not necessary to clean them with alcohol. However, for now, you should closely monitor your cigars on a daily basis and the moment you see mold, clean them immediately with alcohol. To remove...

Cigars: Pairing, remy martin vsop, hennessy xo
remy martin vsop, hennessy xo, vsop hennessy: Hi Anthony, Montecristo No. 4 with Frangelico is a good pairing. I also recommend pairing it with ice wine, scotch, cognac or Cuban rum. I personally enjoy Montecristo with Johnnie Walker Black, Remy Martin VSOP, Hennessy XO or Havana Club (Anejo). If...

Cigars: Partagas p1 jar, valid source, travel retail
valid source, travel retail, retail shops: Hi Roy, Yes, the black Partagas P1 jar is limited to only 5,000 units and an LCDH employee tells me that is the entire production run. Once the 5,000 jars sell out, there will be no more ever made. (Next year, another brand may have limited edition jars...

Cigars: rough appraisal of rare and exclusive cigars, island nation, inventory list
island nation, inventory list, best estimate: Paradisecigars@aol.com And I will give you the best estimate. Cigars from the Island nation have a value of $100 to $500 per box so to reach $40,000 he would have to have 200 boxes? Average price $10 a cigar, less in quantity unless they are authenticated...

Cigars: Storage for Empty Humidor, dry weather, personal preference
dry weather, personal preference, humidor: Hi Mark, Whether or not you should remove your humidification unit from your empty humidor is purely personal preference. The humidifier will not harm your humidor so it s perfectly fine to just leave it in your humidor. If you do decide to remove your...

Cigars: Is there such a thing as too much 50/50?, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, high humidity: Hi Jordan, Yes, adding too much 50/50 mixture to your humidor can be bad for your cigars. First, a 50/50 mixture is only necessary if your humidor has uncontrollably high humidity. If your humidor can maintain 67-73% humidity (70% is ideal but 67%-73%...

Cigars: Authenticity, questionable source, good starting point
questionable source, good starting point, google: Hi Peter, ASC newsgroup is a good starting point. You can also use google and search for the website s name and see if any discussions pop up from independent message forums. Just remember that many messasge boards frown upon people deliberately asking...

Cigars: cuban or not?, romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigars
romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigars, habana cuba: Hi Andy, Yes, those Romeo y Julieta cigars are Cuban. The non-Cuban version will not have the words HABANA CUBA printed anywhere on the bands. The Desde 1875 band was released in 2007 and before that, the Cuban RyJ band had the words ROMEO Y JULIETA,...

Cigars: Esplindido Real or Fake?, cohiba esplendidos, cuban cohiba
cohiba esplendidos, cuban cohiba, esplendido: Hi Rick, Unfortunately, that Cohiba Esplendido does appear to be fake. As you mentioned, the inside of the box should be printed with the words COHIBA and genuine Cohiba Esplendidos are not wrapped in cellophane. Also, it appears that the printing on...

Cigars: Authenticity, cigar shops, customer experiences
Cigars: Authenticity, cigar shops, customer experiences, cigars

Cigars: Pre-embargo Cuban cigars sealed, sample case, salespeople
Cigars: Pre-embargo Cuban cigars sealed, sample case, salespeople, wares

Cigars: Mold in humidor and plum on cigars, what to do, refrigerator mold, grit sandpaper
refrigerator mold, grit sandpaper, zip lock bags: Hi Chris, For the cigars, keep them in Ziploc bags with a boveda pack and place the bags in your refrigerator. Mold can grow very quickly so refrigerating your cigars will slow down the mold growth but still allow it to appear (if present on your cigars)....

Cigars: Pre-embargo Cuban cigars sealed, pre embargo cuban cigars, havana cigars
pre embargo cuban cigars, havana cigars, smoke one: Mozart mild havana cigars was a good line. I would have to see them probably to know more. I can restore them for you but it could take a year or more. It should say somewhere that they are hand made or totalamente a mano on the bands or box? That...

Cigars: re-humidifying cuban cigars, cedar humidor, cigar jar
cedar humidor, cigar jar, cigar enthusiast: Hi Grant, First, if your cigars are starting to crackle, I recommend that you handle your cigars as delicately as possible until they are fully rehydrated. Crackling will eventually lead to your cigars splitting at the outer wrapper leaf and this ruin...

Cigars: re: King Edward Imperial cigars, tobacco beetles, production cigars
tobacco beetles, production cigars, king edward cigars: Frederick, I am an expert on current production cigars, not really an expert on old products like this, but i will try to help. The retail price of $5.59 is the only clue as to how old they are. The serial number wouldn t mean anything to anyone expect...

Cigars: How to recharge a clean but old foam type humidifier, lint free cloth, propylene glycol
lint free cloth, propylene glycol, florist foam: Hi Todd, If the humidifier element is very clean, all you need to do is add a 50/50 humidor mixture and the humidifier will work. If the humidifier has a bit of dust on it, you can take a dry, lint-free cloth and wipe down the housing. You can also take...

Cigars: Arturo Fuente sun grown cuban belicoso, cigar store, rule of thumb
cigar store, rule of thumb, arturo fuente: Hi Anthony, It really depends on the condition of your cigars. If the cigars feel dry, it s best to store them in your humidor for at least 2 weeks before you smoke them. If you mailordered these cigars, you should humidify them for at least 2 weeks as...

Cigars: Cigar Lounges in Toronto, cigar lounges, lounges in toronto
cigar lounges, lounges in toronto, city toronto: Hi Craig, There s only a few cigar friendly lounges in Toronto now due to the heavy smoking laws. Here s a list of cigar lounges in the GTA: http://cigarplaces.com/city/toronto-cigars.aspx I hope this helps! If you have any more questions, please...

Cigars: Cigar Shops in Munich, genuine cuban cigars, casa del habano
genuine cuban cigars, casa del habano, la casa del habano: Hi Matt, Unfortunately, I don t think there is a LCDH shop in Munich. The only LCDH shops in Germany that I know of are in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Berlin, Koln, Breman and Dusseldorf. Here is a list of LCDH shops (and their contact info) in Germany: http://www.5thavenue.de/la-casa-del-habano...

Cigars: Davidoff 4000 Cigars, cuban cigar boxes, davidoff cigars
cuban cigar boxes, davidoff cigars, vintage cigars: Hi Cary, Dominican Republic Davidoffs are quite common and are still being made today. The 4000 is currently part of Davidoff s Mille line of cigars (pronounced Mill which is French for the word thousand ). A box of 25 Davidoff 4000s retails between...

Cigars: Electronic Cigar Humidifier, cigar oasis, humidity level
cigar oasis, humidity level, oasis work: Hello Jayaprakash, An electronic humidifier has a motorized fan that forces humidity out of the unit and circulates it throughout your humidor. Electronic humidifiers will also have a hygrometer sensor that measures the humidity level inside your humidor....

Cigars: Cigar Lounges in Toronto
Cigars: Cigar Lounges in Toronto

Cigars: Jamaican-cuban cigars
Cigars: Jamaican-cuban cigars

Cigars: Vintage
Cigars: Vintage