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Cigars: Humidity variations in coolidor, humidity fluctuations, humidity variations
humidity fluctuations, humidity variations, cigar boxes: Hi Vincent, Don t worry, the humidity fluctuations are not harmful to your cigars. It s also perfectly fine to keep your cigar box lids closed. The cigar boxes are not airtight so humidity will be able to enter the boxes even if the lids are closed. ...

Cigars: Jamaican-cuban cigars, cigar blend, cuban tobacco
cigar blend, cuban tobacco, long ashes: Dear Barrington, Thank you for your information regarding your Cuban-Jamaican blended line of cigars. I ve added this post to the website archive so anyone wishing to know more about the cigars and Barrington House International can read it. I will also...

Cigars: Sublimes, habana cuba, cigar community
habana cuba, cigar community, orange colour: Hi Matt, Those cigars and the box look very suspicious... As you mentioned, the Cohiba sticker is not under the lid and for some reason, is placed on the outside front to seal the lid. It s hard to tell in your photo but the Cohiba sticker also looks like...

Cigars: Vintage, cigar smokers, cigar workers
cigar smokers, cigar workers, cigar roller: Hi Vincent, With cigars, the practice of keeping track of good crop years is rarely practiced by cigar smokers because the quality between boxes from the same year can greatly vary. Instead, cigar smokers and collectors prefer to look at a cigar s aesthetics...

Cigars: Antique cigar info and appraisal, hand rolled cigars, colorful labels
hand rolled cigars, colorful labels, antique cigar: Hi Robert, That s a fantastic find! Caladad is most likely the name of that specific cigar model. To remain unbiased, I don t endorse specific online retailers and appraisers so what I suggest is that you check your local area for cigar shops/tobacconists...

Cigars: Cigar maker, wooden cigar, cigar maker
wooden cigar, cigar maker, bezemer: Nicole, I ve been out sick, sorry for the delay in answering you. What you have is probably a wooden cigar mold, a 2 piece wooden mold made for pressing cigars into uniform round shapes. They typically hold 10 to 15 cigars. If you check ebay you ll see...

Cigars: Cigars to Buy in Cuba, cuba cayo coco, de la habana
cuba cayo coco, de la habana, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Arie, If you like medium to full bodied cigars, I would recommend the following brands and sizes: Montecristo (No. 1, 2, 3 or 4) San Cristobal de La Habana Partagas (Churchill, Serie Design No. 4, Mile Fleur, Lusitania) Romeo y Julieta (Churchill,...

Cigars: Desktop Humidor Temp Control, desktop humidor, desktop humidors
desktop humidor, desktop humidors, cigar storage: Matthew, I understand your issue and have had several questions related to this topic. Unfortunately, I don t know of any after market temperature regulation products that can be added to existing humidors. There are electronically controlled humidors that...

Cigars: Fabrica de Tabocos H Upmann Humidor, h upmann, havana cuba
h upmann, havana cuba, plain cardboard: Hi Charles, The H. Upmann Corona glass jar was originally produced in the early 1960 s and sold all the way up to the early 1980 s before the jar was discontinued. Unfortunately, because the cigars were produced before the mid 1980 s, there is no way to...

Cigars: Humi-Care EH Plus help, analog hygrometer, humidity fluctuations
analog hygrometer, humidity fluctuations, analog models: Hi Justin, Don t worry about not getting a constant, steady reading of 70 from the EH Plus. Because the unit is extremely accurate and takes a reading quite frequently (every 30 seconds), it s normal for the unit to pick up the small, naturally occurring...

Cigars: Humidity too low, frigid winters, cold snap
frigid winters, cold snap, cold dry air: Hi Mike, This is a common problem during extremely cold winters. The cold, dry air and heat can indeed wick away humidity from your humidor. I m from Toronto (not far from NJ) and I m also experiencing the same cold snap that you re experiencing and yes,...

Cigars: LCDH, dubai duty free, united arab emirates
dubai duty free, united arab emirates, duty free dubai: Hi AJ, Here are the addresses and contact info that I have for LCDH shops in Qatar and UAE (I do not have an LCDH address for Iran): Qatar Doha Shop No. 13 Rayan St. Beside Old Diwan Emiri P.O.B. 7870 Tel: 974 4 434 060 Fax: 974 4 415 884 United...

Cigars: How long can I store cigars?, casa del habano, igloo coolers
casa del habano, igloo coolers, decline thanks: Hello W. Gallagher, When aging cigars long-term, cigars will become richer in flavours for the first several years and then eventually reach a peak and begin to mellow out. Aged cigars usually develop richer flavours at the 2-3 year mark and peak at 8-10...

Cigars: Mushy Finish, humidification, humidor
humidification, humidor, cigar: First what is properly aged? You kept them in their original box in a refrigerated humidor by Vigilant at 65 degrees and 73% RH for 5 years? Or? A cigar that is on the top of a packed box could be too mushy. Any mass produced cigar has the better chance...

Cigars: question of authenticity, zippo lighters, authenticity
zippo lighters, authenticity, prototype: There are many fake Zippo lighters made in the last 75 years and this might be one. They look like a Zippo and are not However it could be a prototype never produced check here - http://www.zippo.dk/items/kataloger/collectorsGuide.pdf Give me pictures...

Cigars: Vintage Cigars possibly Cuban?, tobacco beetles, hoyo de monterrey
tobacco beetles, hoyo de monterrey, gerard watts: Hi Gerard, I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, thanks for asking. I hope you ve had a wonderful Christmas and New Year as well. :) Yes, your cigars should be fine to smoke providing that the cigars have not suffered any damage or deterioration...

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo VI
Hi James, You re correct, the letter C in Cuba is different on your band. I ve thoroughly checked several of my boxes (both older and recent production dates) and they do not have the same script print as your band. There has also been no news of Habanos...

Cigars: H Upmann Humidor
A humidor that originally came stocked with cigars - around late 1990 s Value $100 to $150 new It came free filled with cigars. So if you bought - to the best of my memory - 5 boxes of H Upman, you got a free humidor. Same deal came with Romeo y Juliet,...

Cigars: Storing cigars without humidor
Hi Graeme, Because tupperware containers are almost 100% airtight, they can t regulate humidity properly and trapped moisture buildup is quite common. To correct this, you should leave the lid closed but not sealed shut. By letting the lid rest loose on...

Cigars: best quality electronic humidification system
Oasis has electronic humidification for that size humidor. http://www.cigaroasis.com/ If you have a significant investment in cigars you should have the equal investment in an end table humidor. Any good humidor this size comes with electronic humidification....

Cigars: best quality electronic humidification system, cigar oasis, electronic humidifier
cigar oasis, electronic humidifier: John, So sorry to be so long in responding. I took a few days off for the Thanksgiving holidays and forgot to set vacation days on this site. I ve had great success with the Cigar Oasis electronic humidifiers. I keep one in my humidor at the ranch...

Cigars: best quality electronic humidification system
Hi John, I use both Cigar Oasis and Hydra humidifiers for my humidors. Both brands produce popular as well as reliable humidifier models fit for large desktop, end table and large cabinet humidors. There are other brands on the market but I have found...

Cigars: cigars
Hi Nes, A starter cigar should be mild-to-medium bodied. I m not sure if you have access to Cuban cigars so I ll list both mild Cuban and non-Cuban cigar brands for you. Here are some mild non-Cuban cigar brands: Ashton Macanudo Onyx Avo/Avo Domaine...

Cigars: cigars
Anything that has a sweetness element to it will do......many have preference to alcoholic drinks like wine, port, whiskey, liqueurs and rum. It is very subjective to the individual. I suggest that you try nonalcoholic drinks like juices or soda too. The best...

Cigars: Trinidad Fundadores
Hi Tom, The box shown at the top of your photo is the older box version (discontinued in 2003) while the box shown at the bottom of your photo is the current design. Having examined your photo, I must say that the top box in your photo does appear questionable....

Cigars: Cigar oasis, cigar oasis, factory settings
cigar oasis, factory settings, 6 years: Hi Grant, You can try resetting the unit back to its factory settings by pressing and holding both the up and down buttons for 15 settings. The digital display should blank out and you can then press either the up or down button to reset the humidity back...

Cigars: cigars with flavor profiles similar to a cohiba, saint luis rey, de la habana
saint luis rey, de la habana, h upmann: Hi Joe, Here are some Cuban brands that are similar to Cohiba s taste profile: Trinidad La Gloria Cubana H. Upmann San Cristobal de La Habana Saint Luis Rey Vegas Robaina All these brands are mild-to-medium and quite flavourful. They re not...

Cigars: cost of cigars, cuban cohiba, counterfeit cigars
cuban cohiba, counterfeit cigars, cohibas: Hi Jason, Unfortunately, your cigars are fake. The only 2011 Cohiba Edicion Limitada cigars that were made was the Cohiba 1966 , a double robusto parejo cigar only produced in boxes of 10 cigars. Cohiba never made a 25-count Piramides Edicion Limitada...

Cigars: Cigar Apraisal
Yes, I would like to see the box or package it came in. I would also like you to take a few pics of the cigars too. My email address is gormanludwig@yahoo.com Afterwards, keep the communication on this site for future researchers to view. I would assume...

Cigars: Low humidity, digital hydrometer, vacuum seal
digital hydrometer, vacuum seal, virginia tobacco: Hi Russell, Cigar Oasis makes electronic humidifers suitable for 50-count humidors. Their Ultra model is small enough to mount under the lid but their XL model has a larger water reservoir. You can view Cigar Oasis humidifiers at their website www.cigaroasis.com....

Cigars: Cigar basic question, natural aroma, second hand smoke
natural aroma, second hand smoke, cigar smokers: Hi Helen, Cigars are meant to be smoked in a calm, relaxed setting and the aroma of cigar smoke is very smooth and fragrant so yes, you can feel more mellowed out. A lot of cigar smokers do enjoy cigars with a glass of scotch or wine to unwind and relax....

Cigars: Cigar Humidor Humidity, propylene glycol, humidity problems
propylene glycol, humidity problems, water tubes: Hi Jack, Are you using PG solution in the 4 Xikar water tubes? You mentioned that you used to fill the Xikar jar with a PG solution on a bi-weekly basis. Constantly using PG solution can oversaturate your humidification devices with PG and this will prevent...

Cigars: Half smoked cigar in humidor, ozone air purifier, cedar aroma
ozone air purifier, cedar aroma, ozone purifier: Hi Joe, Baking soda can work but it may take anywhere between several days to a few weeks for the baking soda to fully remove the smell of smoke. Baking soda may also compromise the natural scent of your other cigars so if you use this method, it s best...

Cigars: Wolf Bros Crooks, white lightning, company thanks
white lightning, company thanks, crooks: Jeff, Thanks for your interest in our cigars. Visit FinckCigarCompany.com and search for White Lightning Crooks. Our cigars are Corona size - 5 5/8 x 43. They are not crook-pressed like Wolf Bros. were but they have a very similar rum flavor and have been...

Cigars: Zippo lighter, lottery drawings, best guess
lottery drawings, best guess, zippo lighter: Hopefully you can read the code on the bottom - Something like An X or IV or VII=1991? The bottom code is the dating on each lighter. codes 1986 II 1987 III 1988 IV 1989 V 1990 VI 1991 VII 1992 VIII Is this...

Cigars: Zippo Lighter, zippo lighter, zippo mfg
zippo lighter, zippo mfg, cave drawings: 1981 No it does not change the value Still $10 It would have to be 1950 s to be worth anything $20 to $40 1940 s $100 or more Mike And J is the month so October 1981 so anyway - Sorry it does not have a design on it sometimes the crazier the...

Cigars: Cigars similar to Wolf Bros, Wolf Bros Crooks cigars
Wolf Bros Crooks cigars: Mike, Thanks for your inquiry about our White Lightning cigars. This brand is only sold by mail order through our company, so you won t find them in NY. If you re still interested you ll find them on our site at: http://www.finckcigarcompany.com/products/group/category/white_lightning_crooks/...

Cigars: Partagas Serie D No.4, d4s, spanish market
Cigars: Partagas Serie D No.4, d4s, spanish market, altadis

Cigars: green powder in humador, passive humidifier, mold spores
passive humidifier, mold spores, tupperware container: Hi Michael, If the humidity in your humidor was extremely high at any time, it s very possible that the green powder is mold. To be sure, examine the powder with a microscope or powerful magnifying glass. If substance appears to have long tublar bodies...

Cigars: Partagas Serie D No.4, genuine cuban cigars, habanos dealer
genuine cuban cigars, habanos dealer, el corte ingles: Hi Maxine, I have heard of a Habanos travel humidor containing 6 cigars being sold in Spain (is the case made of leather?) but I don t have any information on it. This product is not sold in Canada at all and I cannot find any information on it online....

Cigars: 17 year old Cuban cigars, cuba veradero, veradero cuba
cuba veradero, veradero cuba, romeo y julieta: Hi Chris, Considering your cigars are well aged and well maintained, you should have no problem finding an interested buyer. There are two ways of selling your cigars: selling them to a cigar store or selling them to private buyers. If you try to sell your...

Cigars: Aging and air circulation, wine fridge, desk tops
wine fridge, desk tops, air circulation: Hi Mario, You re correct, air circulation is actually very important to cigar storage. I have several humidors and also use tupperware containers (tupperdors) to store surplus cigars long-term and over the years, I have noticed that cigars sealed in an...

Cigars: Cigar Box History
Donna, This brand started making cigars in Ohio in the late 1890 s. it was cuban filler but the wrapper and binder is not known. The box you have was likely made in the late 1890 s. The JC Newman Cigar Company used to make that brand. They moved the operation...

Cigars: Humidors, cigar shops, humidor
cigar shops, humidor, minimal maintenance: Hi Anthony, To ensure that your humidor is able to absorb and regulate humidity properly, it s best that you take the time to thoroughly season your humidor. Yes, it is possible to speed through the seasoning process but this may cause performance problems...

Cigars: quality/price relation..., filler cigars, price relation
filler cigars, price relation, cuban cigars: Hi Fede, The short filler cigars that you mentioned are in the lowest end of Cuban cigars (in terms of flavour, construction quality and price) but some of them can be quite flavorful and because of their low price, they make excellent everyday cigars...

Cigars: Rea Cigars, cigar store, granddaughter
cigar store, granddaughter, family member: Hi Michelle, I ve sent a message to Kathryn Rea regarding this. She is the owner of the article so if she receives my message, hopefully she will be able to upload a scan of the article and I will archive it on this website so anyone will he able to view...

Cigars: cigar caddy/Gurkha as a humidor, cigar caddy, store cigars
cigar caddy, store cigars, humidity changes: First this case must be used with a Boveda 69% that will keep the cigars fresh for up to 10 months no maintenance. The knob on the front is to release pressure so you can open the case after a flight. Put Spanish cedar in the case. Do not worry about...

Cigars: humidity, humidor, boveda
humidor, boveda, hygrometer: Hi Anthony, Your humidor conditions are normal so don t worry, your cigars are not in any danger. 63% humidity is not enough humidity to run the risk of your cigars over-humidifying. The extra softness in the cigars is caused by the cigars temporarily...

Cigars: Humidor, grade sandpaper, peppermint oil
grade sandpaper, peppermint oil, baking soda: Hi Anthony, If you have access to an ozone-based air purifier, let it run next to your humidor for 1-2 days and it should remove the peppermint smell. As you mentioned, a bowl of baking soda will also help absorb the aroma. Over time, your cigars will...

Cigars: Humidor temp
Its very important that you understand that temperature and humidity are completely different conditions, however both are important. First you must realize that the Boveda packs provide relative humidity; that particular one is rated at 69% which is good....

Cigars: Meerschaum Pipes, meerschaum pipes, perfect teeth
meerschaum pipes, perfect teeth, bacchus: Meershcuam pipes 1980s definitely by the style and the stems. They look pretty nice, the long one you might get $100 or more. The set looks nice from the pics so perhaps $50 a pipe unless they are significantly larger than they appear. These pipes...

Cigars: smaller ring size
I just do not sell much in this size. There is just not much out there as this size is lacking in many elements. Like a stew a cigar has different flavors blended together. Meat, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions, Celery. A thinner cigar is lacking some of these...

Cigars: Storing Cuban Cigars, lid boxes, wine fridge
lid boxes, wine fridge, proper humidity: Hi John, Yes, it s perfectly fine to store a boveda pack inside a box of cigars. However, to ensure proper humidity flow, you should leave the lid slightly open. It s also important that you monitor your cigars closely every 1-2 days to make sure the close...

Cigars: temp of humidor and which boveda pack to use, tobacco beetle, humidor
tobacco beetle, humidor, incubation: Hi Christopher, At 75 degrees, dormant tobacco beetle eggs inside cigars have been known to begin incubation so it s best to try to lower the temperature to 74 degrees or lower. 70 degrees is ideal. The amount of boveda packs that you require depends on...

Cigars: Cigars !, lytham st annes, royal lytham st annes
lytham st annes, royal lytham st annes, king edward cigars: Hi Keith, That s a nice find! If you prefer to smoke and enjoy your late father s cigars, you can but if you would like to know their value, I would suggest that you take the cigars to a local tobacconist or antique dealer that specializes in vintage cigars...

Cigars: Factory Box Code, fake cuban cigars, punch punch
fake cuban cigars, punch punch, tobacco field: Hi Lee, Even though factory codes are constantly changed and no longer considered important, they still exist and are always printed on the bottom of the box. The lack of a factory code is very suspicious. It is possible that the box may have been a misprint...

Cigars: Moldy cigars
Hi Herman, The tupperware lid can rest closed on the container but not completely sealed shut. This is done to prevent excess humidity from being trapped inside the container which can cause damage to your cigars. Allowing your container lid to rest loose...

Cigars: ashes
Hi Ban, There s really no need for cigar smokers to save the cigar ash but ash does have a variety of household uses some people may find handy. Many people use ash to clean household silver and pewter items, sprinkle it in their gardens to promote healthy...

Cigars: Cigar Family Tree
Rich, Excellent question, and I wish such a family tree of cigars existed. What you ask makes perfect sense, but as far as I know there is no such lineage of cigar brands. If there is a specific brand or brands you d like to track back to the manufacturer...

Cigars: Cigar identification
Josh, Plasencia is one of if not the largest cigar manufacturer in Honduras. I m not familiar with the particular box you have which makes me think it is either a private label or it is not a US market product. It isn t very old, the Plasencias have only...

Cigars: hygrometer issues
Hi Darryl, I m not sure if the hygrometer is removable. Hygrometers installed into the facade of a humidor are usually affixed securely to prevent humidity leaks. Try to examine the back of the hygrometer inside your humidor and see the unit can be...

Cigars: Cigar shops near Holguin
Hi Dave, The best places to buy cigars in Cuba are La Casa del Habanos shops. LCDH shops only carry genuine Cuban cigars as the stores are supplied by Habanos. There are several LCDH shops in Cuba including one in Holguin (Guardalavaca). You can also visit...

Cigars: Cohiba
Hi Robert, The person you spoke with is correct. There was no Cohiba Edicion Limitada Piramides produced for 2003. The only Cohiba Edicion Limitada cigar produced for 2003 was the double corona. The only years Cohiba had an Edicion Limitada Piramides were...

Cigars: Cuban Authenticity
Hi Patrick, They can but it depends on their store policy so you will need to contact the stores that you re interested in ordering from and check with them. To ensure that you receive your cigars safely, some retailers may remove all the original packaging...

Cigars: Humidor
I have heard that the French speak English but just refuse to. Or in this case hide behind the lack of understanding. It is probably glued in so leave it for looks. Get a reasonably priced digital online and put it on the back wall of the box or on...

Cigars: oasis xl
Hi Stephen, A flashing display indicates the following possibilities: - Your Cigar Oasis water reservoir is low on water - The humidity has remained lower than your set humidity level for greater than two hours - Your humidor may have a leak causing...

Cigars: Buying Cuban cigars online
Hi Joe, Yes, some reputable Cuban cigar retailers do ship Cuban cigars to the United States and to pass customs, they may alter your order by removing the original box and cigar bands from your cigars. Not all Cuban cigar retailers ship to the United States...

Cigars: Polymer crystals
Hi Joe, Polymer beads, crystals and gel pillows are an excellent alternative to use in your humidor instead of the older generation aqua foam . Polymer-based humidifiers are less susceptible to bacteria, hold moisture longer than floral foam and are more...

Cigars: remington humidor
Hi Thomas, It seems that the humidifier may be obstructed inside your humidor and this can cause an excess buildup of high humidity localized in one area of your humidor. What you should do is ensure that your humidifier is not obstructed by any cigars,...

Cigars: royal princess its a boy cigars
Bill, First of all, congratulations on your new family addition! Royal Princess is a brand of cigars by a company called Victor Sinclair owned and blended by a man named Jose Dominguez out of the Dominican Republic. They are hand rolled in the Dominican...

Cigars: humidity level displaying
Hi Maksim, The first thing you should do is allow your hygrometers to sit in your humidor for at least several days to allow them to receive an accurate humidity reading. Depending on the placement of your hygrometer(s) and the layout of your humidor (such...

Cigars: !800 & 1900 Cigars sold at CVS stores?
Russ, I ve been in the business a long time, and I know just about every brand on the market - but I ve never heard of 1800 & 1900 cigars. Are these possibly the cigars sold in poly bags or bundles at CVS - maybe Blenders Gold? If you ll e-mail a picture...

Cigars: Humidifier placement
Hi Chad, Ideally, the humidifier should be placed in a centered location with an equal amount of cigars on either side of it. This will allow all your cigars to receive an equal flow of humidity. If your cigars closest to the humidifier are too moist/squishy,...

Cigars: 1984 Box of Cigars
The box is 50 cent cigars or less. It is not that old - although even from the 1940s these would have little value. This is just like a $2 bottle of wine - maybe after a 100 years it might have some collectible value but not worth drinking and this case...

Cigars: "Fabrica De Tabacos De H.Upmann 1844" Wooden Humidor
Made in the last 15 years $100 maybe $125 new Used value $25 to $50? Sorry it is not worth a fortune but when I first read the description I was hoping also for some rare, real Cuban humidor made 100 years ago. I haven t carried these boxes in maybe...

Cigars: worm hole in a cigar
If you like worm holes in your tomato s in your salad. They dig though the cigar like a mole making it unsmokable. Also the taste of the bugs is not good unless they are deep fried with oregano and Thyme. Do not buy from this store as they might keep...

Cigars: Cut Cigar in Half?
Justin, If you cut the cigar in half, it would taste a little different from the full length cigar. Typically as you smoke a cigar the flavor changes a bit - often you ll notice that the cigar builds a little character and strength as you smoke it. However,...

Cigars: fake or real
Hi Andrew, Your cigars are either black market cigars (meaning they are genuine and were stolen from the factory) or counterfeit cigars with labels stolen from the factory. In most cases, it s the latter. Counterfeit Cuban cigars sold with the box labels...

Cigars: Cigar Production Positions
Hi Jason, Prior to the 1950 s, cigar factories didn t use large, automated cigar rolling machines that you may see in a cigar factory today. Instead, many factories used small, manual-powered rolling machines which had a rolling pin-type mechanism. These...

Cigars: Antique Humidor
Turn of the century piece It might get more money if cigars were hot but we are in a low zone now. Wait till the Cuban embargo lifts and you might get $1,000. It does not have many fine details that are on more expensive antiques, like engraving or carved...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars
Hi Rob, Yes, both statements are very true but relates to all cigars and is not limited to just Cuban cigars. Cuban cigars can indeed be smoked right out if the box but young cigars (meaning recently produced) will have a strong and bold raw flavour....

Cigars: Cuban Cigars
It s unusual to hear complaints on those brands, unless the cigars aren’t authentic. The perfume taste is a definite sign of poor quality, un-aged tobaccos. I can t make a call on whether or not they are genuine as again, I m no expert on Cubans. I don’t...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars
It is true that most cigars are to rest in your humidor for about a week to ten days after a long trip from Europe.....After that period, enjoy one after a nice meal with a beverage of your choice. If the cigar is too strong in power and flavor, it needs...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars
In my experience of 35 years... The cigars are fine when they arrive as most shops in Europe are better than any shop in America. The date the cigars were put in the box is on the bottom. Most Cuban cigars I have seen are 1 year in the box or more...

Cigars: Reas
Cigars: Reas

Cigars: Humidor seasoning in Singapore
Hi Jegan, If your humidor s internal humidity level is within 65-73% WITHOUT a humidifier, you will not require a humidification device. Take a digital hygrometer and measure the humidity level inside your humidor. If the humidity level is BELOW 65%, add...

Cigars: Reas
Hi Richard, The website is experiencing problems and your question was automatically flagged as spam. I apologize for the inconvenience. Reas cigars are no longer in production in Canada. The brand was owned by Imperial Tobacco (Montreal, Quebec) but...

Cigars: Reas cigars
Hi John, Selling vintage cigars is always tricky because not all cigars are in demand but providing your cigars and the box are in acceptable condition, you may be able to find someone who is interested in purchasing it. You can try taking your cigars to...

Cigars: taste
Hi Mike, It s hard to pinpoint exactly why your cigars are behaving like that without inspecting your cigars and humidor but bland-tasting cigars are often associated with low humidity in your humidor and/or poor aeration. The ideal humidity level for cigars...

Cigars: using wood glue in a humidor
Hi Ken, Any mildew-resistant, low-fume carpenter s glue will work just fine for this job. As an easier and less messy alternative, you may want to consider using a magnetic strip and earth magnet as this will allow you to easily remove the humidity pack...

Cigars: cuban cigars
Hi Bill, La Flor de Henry Clay is a pre-revolutionary Cuban cigar brand. The brand was created in 1840 in honour of US politician Henry Clay by cigar magnate Julian Alvarez and was a sister-brand to the regular Henry Clay Cuban cigar line. Based on the...

Cigars: curing
Hi Xavier, No, you didn t ruin your humidor and humidifier. What you should do now is let your humidor and humidifier sit open for several days so they can thoroughly dry out. Once they have dried out, simply use 100% distilled water and repeat the seasoning...

Cigars: HumiPouch
The only humipouch you should be using is Boveda Any others are BS, Cigars and accessories are typically 90% BS and 10% reality Use 2 - 72% Boveda on top of the cigars in a 50 cigar humidor - Right on top - bigger humidor Use 2 -72% on the top shelve...

Cigars: Travelling with Cigars, humidification, Boveda
humidification, Boveda, Xikar: Gary, Your cigars should be fine for a couple of days without humidification unless you are going to a really dry climate (i.e. Phoenix). If you are worried about them at all, pick up a Boveda disposable humidification packet from your local tobacconist...

Cigars: humidors
The shelves inhibit the movement of moisture from the device. You could in the future leave the cigars in the boxes they come in and take out the shelves – this is always the best. For the loose cigar scenario use Boveda packets on every shelf, right...

Cigars: Storage
Hi Marika, Yes, your cigars can most definitely be saved if they re dry. Simply place them in a properly maintained humidor or humi-pouch and they will slowly rehydrate over time. When re-hydrating cigars, it s best to let them sit in a humidor for at least...

Cigars: humidor spots
Interesting. Interesting that both woods did the same thing. I m not an expert on wood, but my wild guess it that the moisture pulled something (maybe dirt or organic micro waste) from the small pores of the wood and it expanded. It stained the wood. I don...

Cigars: Walk in humidor
Hi Toni, Your construction plan is well thought out so I don t think there is anything I need to add. If your room can reach 28 degrees Celsius, you should definitely invest in a cooling unit. I would also suggest that you use either compact fluorescent...

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos
Hi Stevan, You may check the serial number at Habanos official website and authenticity check program here: http://www.habanos.com/Sellos/Info/VerificaSelloCajon Please be sure to enter the serial number correctly and select the correct label format...

Cigars: Cuban cigar
Hi Johnny, The green spots is not cigar mold. The green spots are actually a discolouration on the tobacco leaf itself and is harmless. (Cigar mold will look exactly like mold you would find on spoiled food. It would be thick and fuzzy and grow in random...

Cigars: dry cigar comeback
Phillip, I apologize for the delay in responding, for some reason I was not notified of your question until today. Yes, it is possible to re-humidify cigars. It takes some patience as you’ll want the cigars to slowly take on moisture. If you were to...

Cigars: Royal Jamaica Gold - Original formulation (blend)
Frank, Sorry, but as far as I know there are no original Royal Jamaica cigars available anywhere. These cigars were unique not only because they were made with Jamaican filler (which is relatively rare these days), but the cigars were made with bethune...

Cigars: 73%, room humidity, digital gauge
room humidity, digital gauge, humidity level: Josh, If it reads a constant 73% regardless of the temperature I d still be a little suspicious, but it may be ok. I m not very familiar with that brand of hygrometer, but even the Madelaine brands can be off 1-2%. As long as your cigars are ok I wouldn t...

Cigars: Ageing a box of cigars, satin sheen, plastic wrappers
satin sheen, plastic wrappers, even exposure: Hi Mike, Yes, it is recommended that you remove the plastic wrappers from the cigars when aging cigars. By doing so, this allows for a more even exposure of humidity to your cigars and lets your cigars evenly “breathe”. As a result, your cigars may produce...

Cigars: Ageing Hoyo DCs, hoyo de monterrey, double coronas
hoyo de monterrey, double coronas, even smoke: Hi Joe, Absolutely! Hoyo doubles will definitely get better with age; especially if you have a batch with rich dark wrappers. July 06 is still fairly young so let these beauties sit in your humidor for at least another 8 to 12 months. Keep your humidor...

Cigars: Air leaks, air leaks, corner joints
air leaks, corner joints, vacuum seal: Don, There really aren t any leak tests that you can subject your humidor to so the best thing to do is visually inspect your humidor for any exterior damage and/or construction flaws that would allow humidity to escape. Be sure to examine the humidor...

Cigars: Airing out humidor and cigar rotation., romeo y julieta, oily sheen
romeo y julieta, oily sheen, proper humidity: Eric, Yes, it’s always good to rotate your cigars. Rotating helps ensure an even, thorough exposure of humidity to your cigars. This is very helpful when you want to speed up the humidification process on some cigars that you want to smoke soon. Proper...

Cigars: Amount of distilled water in Humodor cup?, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, proplyene glycol: Hi Harry, The best method is to just completely saturate the humidification device with distilled water. Simply pour small doses of distilled water into the humidification unit until the aquafoam (the foam core inside the unit) is well saturated. The aquafoam...

Cigars: Antique Cigar Humidor Use, sheet zinc, antique cigar
sheet zinc, antique cigar, store cigars: John, That is an old timer for sure. If it seals well it ll still work, but I d put a modern humidification system in it. I really like the Madelaine Crystal systems. If you don t mind altering the antique, a Spanish cedar liner might be a good idea. The...

Cigars: aging cigars, fuente opus x, cuban montecristo
fuente opus x, cuban montecristo, magic 70: Daniel, ANY cigar has potential for aging well as long as you keep your humidor environment perfect. I personally enjoy 5 year old Cuban Montecristo #4 and Bolivar Bonitas, 5 year old Fuente Opus X, 3 year old Avo Domaine Maduros and 2 year old Fuente...

Cigars: Baby Cigar - It's Girl!, sancho panza, romeo y julieta
sancho panza, romeo y julieta, cigar tube: Hi Vicente, When handing out cigars to celebrate the birth of a child, it’s always important to hand out cigars that are wrapped in cellophane or packaged in a cigar tube. Not everyone may own a humidor so by handing out individually-wrapped/sealed cigars,...

Cigars: Bad batch, hoyo de monterrey, rolled cigars
hoyo de monterrey, rolled cigars, purchase receipt: Hi Paddy, Whether or not you are able to return the cigars is entirely up to the store so check your purchase receipt or call the store and ask if you are able to return the cigars because they are a bad batch. In most cases, return is not possible after...

Cigars: Barrier on bottom, cigar collection, paper napkins
cigar collection, paper napkins, humidification device: Hi Trent, It s absolutely fine to let your cigars touch the base of the humidor. It s completely safe and your cigars will not be in any danger. I wouldn t recommend you place your cigars on top of a napkin or any type of fabric/material as it can actually...

Cigars: Bead/Gel questions, propylene glycol, humidification units
propylene glycol, humidification units, humidification device: Hi Robert, When using gel or bead-based humidification devices, you do not need to add Propylene Glycol or a 50/50 mix but you should still use distilled water. Most bead/gel packages come with a storage container but if your beads didn t come with...

Cigars: Best digital hygrometer for the $, digital hygrometer, desktop humidors
digital hygrometer, desktop humidors, bt 400: JF, I would recommend the Caliber III. It s extremely accurate (compared to most brands) and has a much longer battery life. (Caliber III uses a CR watch battery while Bionaire uses AAA battery, IIRC.) The Caliber III s small size is also a big plus...

Cigars: Best Humidor, humidity control system, cigar oasis
humidity control system, cigar oasis, cigar collection: Eric, Building your own humidor cabinet – though sounds good – can be a major task full of frustration… unless you’re an expert carpenter. I would recommend that you look into buying a commercial humidor cabinet. Based on your situation and needs, that...

Cigars: Best humidor for the price, starter humidor, bench international
starter humidor, bench international, construction quality: Hi Reginald, I don t own any Craftsman Bench humidors myself but I know a couple of people that do and they swear by them. They absolutely love their humidors. I ve examined their humidors and the construction quality is excellent and the humidors do...

Cigars: Bidest water, bottled water supplier, distilled water
bottled water supplier, distilled water, tropical island: Hi, Double-distilled water can be found at most pharmacies/drug stores, supermarkets and chemistry supply shops. You can also contact a bottled water supplier and they may have double-distilled for sale or at least high-quality single-distilled water....

Cigars: In the Box or out, that's the question., tobacco beetle, cigar tubes
tobacco beetle, cigar tubes, mold infestation: Hi Bob, What happens is that a lot of cigars can and do carry tobacco beetle eggs (I know, it s a disgusting thought but it does happen) inside the filler tobacco. Under normal humidor conditions, these eggs will NOT hatch. The only time when they’ll...

Cigars: Boxed Cigars, bug problems, hygrometer
bug problems, hygrometer, humidor: Thyglow, When storing boxes, you can leave the wrapping on the boxes and the cigars will stay fresh - obviously all manufacturers and distributors store their cigars wrapped. The only drawback is that you cannot monitor the cigars directly. I like to pull...

Cigars: Brand of Cuban Cigar, quai d orsay, de la habana
quai d orsay, de la habana, genuine cuban cigars: Hi Lisa-Marie, I m not sure what your spending limit is and what cigar strength level your brother might like so what I ll do is list the more popular brands categorized by stength and when you visit the tobacconist, you can see what sizes they have available....

Cigars: Building a walk-in humidor, ceramic floor tiles, cigar boxes
ceramic floor tiles, cigar boxes, cigar room: Hi Jimmy, You can contact a contractor but if you’re interested in building the cigar room/walk-in humidor yourself, here are some important tips to remember: Walls: The walls should be covered with 100% natural, genuine cedar panels. Be sure to lay...

Cigars: Burning qualities, lit cigar, cigar cutter
lit cigar, cigar cutter, hotter than the rest: Hi Keith, The problem with your Epi 2s could be one or a multitude of things. I m not able to properly assess the problem because I would have to see the irregular burn but I think the following possibilities could be the cause of this problem: 1/ The...

Cigars: having a babby, kdsi, babby
kdsi, babby, ruger: First...congratulations...! You are in for a world of changes.... s ... Yes..there are a couple of companies that come directly to mind that have It s a Boy/Girl printed on them...and they are readily available throught the internet... Arturo Fuente...

Cigars: beginner cigar smoker, cigars on line, world of cigars
cigars on line, world of cigars, cigar smoker: Sam, There are some great stores in Chicago. The ones I know best are: Iwan Ries & Co. 19 S. Wabash Avenue 312-372-1306 Jack Schwartz, Importer 141 W. Jackson Blvd. 312-782-7898 Up Down Tobacco Shop 1550 N. Wells Street 312-337-8505 You...

Cigars: A book huh?, propylene glycol, cigar smokers
propylene glycol, cigar smokers, cigar book: Famous, Thank you for your interest in my book. Though I can’t reveal too much info about it right now, I can tell you that it’s almost finished and we’re hoping for a Spring 2007 release. You’re right, there is a LOT of cigar books in the market that...

Cigars: box of cuban cohibas, cuban cohiba cigars, genuine cuban cohiba
cuban cohiba cigars, genuine cuban cohiba, fake cuban cigars: Hi Fred, Unfortunately, your Cohiba cigars are indeed fake. The reason why they re definitely fake is because they are sold in a glass-top box and genuine Cuban Cohiba cigars are not manufactured or sold in glass top boxes at all. This is actually the...

Cigars: How to bring humidor humidity down?, analog hygrometer, propylene glycol
analog hygrometer, propylene glycol, humidification device: Hi Anton, It sounds like you might not have enough Propylene Glycol in your solution. The initial dosage should be 50/50; 50% PG, 50% distilled water. This should be enough to perfectly set your humidity at 70% (allow 1-2 weeks for the humidity to stabilize...

Cigars: bugs in my humidifier, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, tupperware container: Even with one hole, the cigar is ruined now. You can take your chances and smoke it if you want but you probably won t enjoy it as much knowing that mature tobacco beetles have now been in the cigar and made a mess of things inside. It s better to throw...

Cigars: buying cigars, cigar aficionado, cigar tube
cigar aficionado, cigar tube, cigar shops: Cigar Aficionado (www.cigaraficionado.com) has a good message board. Though you can t post messages asking for mailorder sources, there are plenty of people on that forum that you can chat with and make friends with and then be able to contact with outside...

Cigars: Candlelight cigars, cigar companies, filler cigars
cigar companies, filler cigars, cigar man: Evan, Nowadays, there are lots of cigar brands being created. There are so many cigar companies that it seems like every month, there are at least one or two dozen new brands in stores. While some of these new brands are exceptionally good, many are simply...

Cigars: Care & Treatment of Cigas, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, gvtel: Hi Roger, Propylene Glycol is good but I would only recommend it as a last resort because it could increase your humidity level at an unpredictable rate. I would recommend a hygrometer salt test or adding a second humidifier before using Propylene Glycol...

Cigars: CIGAR DIST, habanos sa, cigar distributor
habanos sa, cigar distributor, consumer confusion: Hi Shane, To distribute Cuban cigars, you will need to contact Habanos SA and find out which authorized distributor represents your country/region. To avoid consumer confusion and cigar counterfeiting, there is only one appointed distributor for each country/region....

Cigars: CIGAR ENJOYMENT AVAILABILITY, cigar enjoyment, cigar smoker
cigar enjoyment, cigar smoker, romeo y julieta: Hi Kevin, Congratulations to you and your wife for having a new son! To answer your question, if your humidor is properly maintained at 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit, your Romeo y Julieta Churchills should be fully restored and ready to be smoked...

Cigars: CIGAR FRESHNESS, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Adam, The temperature inside a humidor should be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity level inside a humidor should be around 70%. If the temperature or humidity level is slightly off by 1 or 2 points, that s perfectly fine. Just try to keep...

Cigars: CIGARS GETTING HARD, cigar oasis, humidification device
cigar oasis, humidification device, cigar stores: Hi John, It sounds like your humidor is still not fully seasoned (is it a large humidor?) because the interior is still soaking up all the moisture; even from your Opus. What you should do is continue to reseason the humidor until it can hold around 70%...

Cigars: CIGARS PRODUCED FOR SALE W/I CUBA, counterfeit cigars, fake cigars
counterfeit cigars, fake cigars, romeo y julieta: Hi Alan, You did the right thing by contacting your credit card and disputing the charges. We need to put pressure on the counterfeit cigar industry. The more pressure we put on these bad sellers, the harder it is for them to take advantage of us. ...

Cigars: CIGARS PRODUCED FOR SALE W/I CUBA, ink stamp, intur
ink stamp, intur, inner edge: Hi Alan, That ink stamp is legitimate. The ink stamp indicates that the box of cigars is for sale at the Tiendas Intur; Government-run shops/stores for the tourist industry in Cuba. However, the box code(s) appear to be a bit suspicious. (See my next...

Cigars: CIGARS, humidor designs, propylene glycol
humidor designs, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer: Jose, Because there are literally hundreds and hundreds of humidor designs in every shape, size and style, my best advice is that you visit your local cigar shop/tobacconist and carefully examine the available humidor models and select one that is right...

Cigars: Cigar books - ?, cigar books, vegas robaina
cigar books, vegas robaina, cigar retailer: Layne, Check your local bookstore as there is a wide range of books about cigars. However, books about cigar smoking and other important topics such as cigar maintenance and decorum are rather limited. There are a few books but they are not thorough with...

Cigars: Cigar business, retail tobacco dealers, cigar smokers
retail tobacco dealers, cigar smokers, cigar business: John, I addition to our manufacturing and retail store businesses, we have a good size mail-order business as well. In all honesty, the most precarious part of the cigar business of all is mail order. There are a number of issues facing us. Some states require...

Cigars: Cigar dating, genuine cuban cigars, habanos sa
genuine cuban cigars, habanos sa, counterfeit cigars: Jason, When buying Cuban cigars, authenticity is always a big concern. My best advice is that you only purchase from Habanos SA -approved retailers such as the La Casa Del Habanos stores (LCDH). All over the world, even in Cuba, counterfeit cigars...

Cigars: Cigar Etiquette, de la habana, genuine cuban cigars
de la habana, genuine cuban cigars, handrolled cigars: Rajesh, I m not sure where you re located so what I ll do is just name a few brands and give you average prices in Canadian dollars. For cigars, taste is often subjective so part of the fun and enjoyment of cigar smoking is to try different brands on...

Cigars: Cigar etiquette, sensitive mouths, harsh taste
sensitive mouths, harsh taste, heavy smoke: Christopher, Having the urge to constantly spit while smoking is not a good sign. I’m not sure what exactly is causing you to have to spit but usually it’s an indication that the cigar is too strong for you or that you’re just not used to the heavy smoke....

Cigars: Cigar Freshness, moisture proof, dry climate
moisture proof, dry climate, cellophane: Samantha, If the cigars are a handmade brand they are probably packaged in cellophane tubes. These cigars kept in a wrapped box will stay fresh a couple of weeks (less in a dry climate). If they are machine made, chances are they wrapped in a more moisture-proof...

Cigars: Cigar-Gift, h upmann, handmade cigars
h upmann, handmade cigars, buy cigars: Chris, What a great son, buying your dad cigars for Christmas. We should all have kids like you... Cigars are a lot like wine - personal taste has a lot to do with what you like. If you know what brands your dad smokes I can suggest something similar....

Cigars: Cigar Help, flavoured cigars, distinct flavour
flavoured cigars, distinct flavour, cigar shops: Hi Jason. Unfortunately, this is somewhat outside of my expertise. I really don t recognize that cigar brand (Togie/Togy) and probably 99.9% of all PREMIUM cigars have natural, earthy and robust flavours such as pepper, coffee, cocoa and various earthy...

Cigars: Cigar Humidifier, cigar humidifier, quality humidor
cigar humidifier, quality humidor, mail order: Stacie, I suggest you start off with an inexpensive, good quality humidor. You can either visit your local tobacconist to see them and get some advice or you can visit our mail order web site at www.finckcigarcompany.com and look under accessories for our...

Cigars: Cigar and Humidor Puchase, cigar of the month clubs, cigar smokers
cigar of the month clubs, cigar smokers, cigar of the month club: Hi Emily, The only reputable/popular Cigar of the Month club that I can think of is available at cigar.com (here s a direct link: http://www.cigar.com/clubs/default.asp?sid=49189163835) Cigar.com is an American website so Cuban cigars are not available....

Cigars: Cigar Preservation, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey, oily sheen: Hi Richard, Though a cigar s flavour would eventually mellow over years of aging, a cigar can be preserved almost indefinitely if it is properly stored in a properly maintained humidor; regardless of cigar or humidor brand. Typically, aged cigars will...

Cigars: Cigar preservation, preserving cigars, humidification device
preserving cigars, humidification device, natural storage: Hi Ashwin, If the natural humidity in Singapore is at least 67%, then you don t need a humidification device. In places like Singapore and Hong Kong, the natural humidity is abundent enough that humidor humidity is not required. (Most tobacconists in...

Cigars: Cigar prices in different locations, cuban cigar prices, petit corona
cuban cigar prices, petit corona, mexico cuba: Hi Mike, Prices can greatly vary by country. For example, a genuine box of 25 Montecristo #4 (petit corona) can cost about $80 USD in Cuba. In Mexico, the exact same box can cost about $150-200 USD and in Canada, the box will cost about $400-425 before...

Cigars: Cigar Questions, dutch cigars, dry cigars
dutch cigars, dry cigars, sized cigars: Hi Dominic, To ensure that the cigars taste fresh, burn evenly and have flavour, all PREMIUM machine-made cigars should be properly stored in a humidor. However, many small, cheap machine-made, third and fourth tier “convenience store” cigars such as Captain...

Cigars: Cigar Recommendations, saint luis rey, monterrey excalibur
saint luis rey, monterrey excalibur, romeo y julieta: Hi Fred, If you have access to Cuban cigars, some good cigars that I would recommend for beginner smokers are: Vegas Robaina H. Upmann Romeo y Julieta El Rey du Mundo Saint Luis Rey All of them are mild to medium bodied and loaded with flavours...

Cigars: Cigar Rejuvenation, mail order company, romeo y julieta
mail order company, romeo y julieta, metal tube: Fred, The cigar should be fine. Since it is in a tube you can easily remove it, check it and replace it, so why not do that? Simply lightly squeeze the cigar between your thumb and fingers - it should have a slight give to it. If instead it is hard then...

Cigars: Wrapper shades, distinct flavour, soil climate
distinct flavour, soil climate, cigar makers: Hi Jean-François, The Maduro shade does indeed exist for Cuban cigars but you’ll need a sharp eye to spot them as the Cuban brands don’t label their boxes “Maduro” like the non-Cuban brands do. Though the non-Cuban wrapper shade has a larger colour spectrum,...

Cigars: Cigar Smoking, cigar smoking, tobacco pipe
cigar smoking, tobacco pipe, nub: Hi Daryl, There s really no set rule on how much of a cigar you should smoke. Most people prefer to stop smoking a cigar when it begins to taste strong or harsh. This usually occurs when there s only 1/3 or 1/4 of the cigar remaining. However, if the...

Cigars: Cigar Storgae, plastic food containers, cigar smoker
plastic food containers, cigar smoker, tupperware containers: Greetings from Canada! Congratulations on receiving a box of Cohiba Esplendidos, that is a great cigar! To answer your question: yes, there are several inexpensive methods to preserve your cigars so that they don t dry out. Considering you have a limited...

Cigars: Cigar storage, propylene glycol, cigar storage
propylene glycol, cigar storage, proper humidity: Joe, The first thing you need to do is ensure that you have a fully functional and properly calibrated hygrometer and that your humidor is properly seasoned. (Check my previously answered questions/topics on humidor seasoning.) Using a digital hygrometer...

Cigars: Cigar storage, long term storage, cigar storage
long term storage, cigar storage, cigar band: Hi Phil, Yes, for long term storage, it s better to remove the plastic wrappers. This helps ensure an even exposure of humidity to your cigars, which will promote a healthy growth of plume. As for the cigar that you re looking for, a Cuban 1913 Millenium...

Cigars: Cigar storage, cigar tubes, cellophane wrapper
cigar tubes, cellophane wrapper, cigar storage: Hi Bob, It s totally optional and safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers and/or cigar tubes while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars...

Cigars: Cigar storage in a wine cellar, tobacco beetles, purchase cigars
tobacco beetles, purchase cigars, cigar storage: Bob, The optimal levels for keeping cigars are 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% humidity. Because wine cellars often achieve a temperature between 50 to 60 degrees, you will need to compensate the cooler temperature with more humidity. Cooler temperatures...

Cigars: Cigar storage, preserving cigars, tobacco beetle
preserving cigars, tobacco beetle, cigar smoker: Hi Nick, Though it takes a bit of time and patience, it is possible to restore cigars if they become too dry. However, I recommend that you first invest in a humidor for your cigars and not use your teak wood cabinets. Teak wood is not suitable for cigars...

Cigars: Cigar type, cigar smoker, vegas robaina
cigar smoker, vegas robaina, double corona: Steven, The brand is called Vegas Robaina (pronounced Ro-bye-na ). The brand was unveiled in 1998 to honour legendary Cuban tobacco grower Don Alejandro Robaina. This line only has 5 regular production sizes (Corona, Lonsdale Piramide, Robusto and Double...

Cigars: Cigar Wholesalers, arturo fuente opus x, fuente opus x
arturo fuente opus x, fuente opus x, cigar specialist: Jackson, There are some brands that are not sold through wholesalers, and Arturo Fuente Opus X is one of them. They are only available directly from Fuente, and you ll have a hard time getting them. Opus X is in such high demand that its typically only sold...

Cigars: Cigars, tobacco beetles, dry cigars
tobacco beetles, dry cigars, dominican cigars: Hi Ken, Yes, as long as your cigars don’t show any signs of mold or holes (from tobacco beetles), your cigars can be saved. What you should do is place your cigars in a humidor with a proper humidity level of 70% for at least 3 months so that the cigars...

Cigars: Cigars I may enjoy - Camacho Nacionales, camacho cigars, cigar world
camacho cigars, cigar world, perdomo: Hi Larry, I enjoy Camacho cigars as well and think you might like Padron s 2000/3000 line as well as Hoyo Excalibur 1066, Criollo, CAO and Perdomo brands. These brands are fairly inexpensive and have similar flavour profiles to Camacho. I think you ll...

Cigars: Cigars: fresh, desktop humidor, digital hygrometer
desktop humidor, digital hygrometer, tobacco beetle: Fernando, Wetting the back of the cigar box is not recommended as your cigars can sustain direct water damage. As a result, everything from mold to tobacco beetle infestations to even soggy/split wrappers can occur. For a short-term solution, what you...

Cigars: Cigars and Health, respiratory irritant, cigar smoker
respiratory irritant, cigar smoker, cause breathing problems: Hi Dennis, Cigar mold can be harmful if it’s taken internally but it depends on how much mold you intake. Cigar mold is a bacterial growth, a fungus, and smoking it might not kill you but will most likely cause breathing problems (mold can be a respiratory...

Cigars: Cigars and Humidors, romeo y julieta, humidity level
romeo y julieta, humidity level, cheroots: Nick, Depending on what system you have, your humidifier should hold enough fluid to last around 30 days. If you have a hygrometer in it just take a look at it every time you open the box - when you see it start moving down you know your humidor is getting...

Cigars: Cigars in Mexico, genuine cuban cigars, cigar factories
genuine cuban cigars, cigar factories, san miguel de allende: Rob, I m not familiar with tobacco shipping policies to Mexico and cigar retailers (such as JR s and Thompson) each have their own individual policies on this so what you ll have to do is check with their websites. In Mexico, there are several La Casa...

Cigars: Cigars left in sun, dry cigars, wrapper leaf
dry cigars, wrapper leaf, hi adam: Hi Adam, There s really not much you can do now but let your cigars sit in your humidor and slowly re-adjust to the humidity again. The good news is that your dry cigars can be restored and should be back to normal after a month. Any physical damage to...

Cigars: Cigars, tobacco beetles, zane zane
tobacco beetles, zane zane, mold problem: Zane, Because your humidity is beginning to enter a very risky level (75%+), you need to lower your humidity to around the 69-73% range (70% is the best). That s a safe range and your cigars, even the plastic wrapped ones, should be OK. Once the humidity...

Cigars: Cohiba Cuban cigars, cohiba cuban cigars, cigar boxes
cohiba cuban cigars, cigar boxes, closeup photographs: Hi Winona, eBay forbids the sale of tobacco on their website and will automatically flag and remove auctions involving actual cigars (such as single or whole boxes). However, it s perfectly fine to advertise your cigars on Craigslist. Just be sure to...

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos, cigar aficionado, counterfeit cigar
cigar aficionado, counterfeit cigar, cigar smokers: Hi Todd, 99.9% of the time, counterfeit cigars are safe to smoke. The only difference between counterfeit cigars and genuine cigars is the quality of the tobacco and the quality of construction. Counterfeit cigars often use lower-grade tobacco which means...

Cigars: Comparable cigars, smooth flavours, don lino
smooth flavours, don lino, havana reserve: Don, Yes, the regular Dominican line of Don Lino is also great and quite similar to the Havana Reserves line. IIRC, the only thing different between the two lines is that the Havana Reserves are aged longer. If you get the chance, try the Cameroon wrapper...

Cigars: Costa Rican retailer, habanos sa, hotel comodoro
habanos sa, hotel comodoro, counterfeit cigars: Hi Dave Unfortunately, I have not heard of Royal Habanos before. I just checked out their website and though they claim to be genuine, some things about their website does not sound right so buyer beware. First, they claim that Cimex SA provides all their...

Cigars: Cuban Cigar, vegas robaina, cigar sizes
vegas robaina, cigar sizes, double corona: Hi Ken, That cigar is a Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro double corona. The brand Vegas Robaina (pronounced Vay-gah Roe-bye-na) was created in honour of famous tobacco grower Alejandro Robaina and currently there are only a few select cigar sizes for this...

Cigars: Cuban Cigar Date, flavours and aromas, cardboard display
flavours and aromas, cardboard display, cardboard boxes: Hi Cooper, To answer your questions: 1/ Unfortunately, it s not possible to determine the age of the cigars by the hologram sticker. Typically cardboard display boxes such as cardboard 5-packs and 3-packs do not have the date on the individual boxes...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, cohiba cigars, vegas robaina
cohiba cigars, vegas robaina, monticristo: Hi Bob... Cuban cigars are indeed some of the fullest bodied cigars on the market...next in line are the Nicaraguan puros and some Honduran blends...but by far the best for fuller bodied are Cuban in heritage. Cohiba cigars are great cigars...the down...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, cuba trade embargo, cigar divan
cuba trade embargo, cigar divan, genuine cuban cigars: Hi Bradley, The best (and safest) method to store cigars without a humidor is to purchase a humi-pouch . Humi-pouches are Ziploc-style bags with a humidified lining inside the thick plastic and these bags will properly humidify your cigars for up to 3...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, storefront window, cigar stores
storefront window, cigar stores, cigar store: Hi Jim, Here are some things you can do to protect yourself when buying Cuban cigars: - Habanos SA authorization: Authorized Habanos SA retailers will have an up-to-date Habanos SA authorized retailer sticker on their storefront window or on the glass...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars Produced for Cuban Sales, cuban cigar boxes, cigar encyclopedia
cuban cigar boxes, cigar encyclopedia, genuine cuban cigars: Hi Alan, I’m not familiar with this sticker (but I haven’t purchased cigars in Cuba in a few years now so I can’t remember seeing this sticker or not. The “INTUR” sticker would probably mean the box of cigars is designated for sale within the immediate...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars for my Wedding, genuine cuban cigars, casa del habanos
genuine cuban cigars, casa del habanos, habanos sa: Hi Jamie, The most popular Cuban cigars to hand out at weddings are Montecristo #4, Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur and Partagas Mille Fleur. All these cigars are petit corona in size which is large enough to be very flavourful and just the right size for...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, smoke cigars, bay of pigs
smoke cigars, bay of pigs, cuban cigars: Hi Cindy... In direct answer to your quetsion...in one word or less...it s politics. ..and I could stop there but that would be way too siplistic... G ..! So I ll just keep muttering on here and go on to remember that you are probably under the age...

Cigars: Cuban Cohiba Esplendidos, cohiba esplendidos, counterfeit cigars
cohiba esplendidos, counterfeit cigars, cuban cohiba: Hi Brendan, Cohiba is the most counterfeited Cuban cigar brand in the world and yes, there are definitely levels of “counterfeit quality” among counterfeit cigars sold throughout the world. (Coincidentally, Cohiba Esplendido is the most counterfeited Cuban...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, authentic cuban cigars
fake cuban cigars, authentic cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars: Hi J.C., The best way to identify fake Cuban cigars from the real ones is quite simple… you have to smoke it. The process of counterfeiting cigars have become quite impressive and sophisticated in recent years. Everything from the cigar band to the exterior...

Cigars: Cuban cohibas, mold, bottled water tap water, cuban cohibas
bottled water tap water, cuban cohibas, proper humidity: Hi Jon, If you can t get the humidor humidity level near 70% with just distilled water, what you can do is add 1 part of Propylene Glycol to the humidification device. You only add this part just once as it will last a long time. It s only necessary if...

Cigars: Cuban Montecristo's, approximate price range, cuban montecristo
approximate price range, cuban montecristo, tobacco taxes: Hi John, It’s perfectly fine to leave the box sealed. The box and cigar tubos are not airtight so your cigars will still be humidified if you keep them in a properly maintained humidor (or humi-pouch). You should break the seal just to examine the cigars...

Cigars: Cubans from Cuba, cohiba cigars, cigars from cuba
cohiba cigars, cigars from cuba, cigar boxes: Hi Grant, Cigars purchased in Cuba without any seals on the packaging could mean that the cigars were not purchased at a reputable retailer/factory. The seals placed on cigar boxes are used as a counterfeit deterrent so any boxes that do not have seals...

Cigars: Cubans and a problimatic cigar', montecristos, luck frank
montecristos, luck frank, crystalization: First, was it really mold? The most common mistake is confusing bloom (or plume) which is a powdery substance which forms on the wrappers of really good cigars. It is the crystalization of the natural oils and sugars in the wrapper that form when storage...

Cigars: Cubans., romeo y julieta, cuban cigar
romeo y julieta, cuban cigar, cuban cigars: Eric, If you love robustos, here are some of the more popular Cuban robustos currently available. This would definitely make shopping easier for your friend (with literally hundreds of cigar shapes, sizes and names, entering a cigar store can be quite...

Cigars: Cubar vs Dominican, cigars from cuba, cuban cigar
cigars from cuba, cuban cigar, cuban cigars: Jim, Throughout our e-mail exchange I ve repeated that better is all a matter of taste. Cuban cigars are only better if you like them better. For the guy who s smoked King Edward cigars his whole life, they are better than any Cuban. The only difference...

Cigars: Customs with Cuban Cigars, cigar rollers, anna in the tropics
cigar rollers, anna in the tropics, cuban cigar: Hi Heidi From what I was told, when the head of a family – the father for example – wants to share his cigar with his family, he would offer it to either the oldest or hardest working son first (usually it s the same person). The son would sample the cigar...

Cigars: Cutting a Cigar, ring gauge cigar, cigar punch
ring gauge cigar, cigar punch, double corona: Hi David, Absolutely but it depends on how you smoke a cigar. The reason for this is because when you smoke, there is always a buildup of saliva, smoke, tobacco and tar in the cigar. This residue is always concentrated at the head of the cigar; where...

Cigars: canadiancigar.com, tobacco merchants, cigar company
tobacco merchants, cigar company, web merchants: Hi Pete, I have not ordered from Canadiancigar.com before but according to their website, they are an authorized Havana House retailer and on their shipping and policies page, they even invite you to email Havana House to double check with them. Their...

Cigars: cellophane, cigar companies, cigar market
cigar companies, cigar market, cigar industry: Hi Lee, Actually, Cuban cigar companies do indeed wrap some of their cigars with cellophane but this practice is usually reserved for medium to low-end cigars. Some high-end Cuban brands such as Ramon Allones, Partagas and Romeo y Julieta as well as low-end...

Cigars: cigar ageing, oasis humidifier, humidification units
oasis humidifier, humidification units, humidification devices: Hi Grant, When aging cigars, it’s personal preference as to whether or not you should remove the cigars from the box. Most people prefer to keep the cigars in the original box. By doing so, the cigars will have a more “complete” feel and remain original,...

Cigars: cigar beetles, cigarette beetles, digital hygrometer
cigarette beetles, digital hygrometer, cigarette beetle: Kelly, Actually, cigarette beetles (Lasioderma Serricorne) can hatch at temperatures lower than 72 degrees Fahrenheit. I ve seen them hatch at 68 degrees and maybe even lower. Since it is not practical to keep your home temperature that cold and your humidor...

Cigars: cigar canister, president jfk, wooden cigar
president jfk, wooden cigar, tobacco manufacturer: Hi Rebecca, I m not too experienced with Alhambra-related items but I ll try my best to provide you with some info on the company and item. As far as I know, Alhambra is a local Filipino tobacco manufacturer that made cigars and cigarettes. They were...

Cigars: cigar cases, cigar aficionado, cigar cases
cigar aficionado, cigar cases, sotheby s: Hi Chris, Yes, old cigar cases, lighters, cutters, humidors are always collectable and there is always someone interested in these types of things. Unfortunately, I m not qualified to give you an appraisal value but if those cigar cases are in excellent...

Cigars: cigar feel, cigar roller, filler tobacco
cigar roller, filler tobacco, bunches: Hi Jim, The difference between a hard cigar and a soft cigar is the way the cigar is rolled. All premium cigars are rolled entirely by hand so how a cigar feels depends greatly on the skill of the cigar roller. If the cigar roller bunches the filler tobacco...

Cigars: cigar freshness, line cigars, dry cigars
line cigars, dry cigars, cigar storage: Hi Cynthia, Even though the box of cigars are still sealed in plastic wrap, they can lose moisture over time. Because you ve had these cigars in your closet since May 2007, they may be dry now (or at least not in the ideal storage condition of 70% humidity.)...

Cigars: cigar humidors, propylene glycol, cigar humidors
propylene glycol, cigar humidors, proper humidity: Neil, It sounds like your humidor may need to be seasoned. Seasoning is process of letting your humidor s interior be initially and thoroughly absorbed with distilled water so that it will be able to function properly and maintain humidity at the proper...

Cigars: cigar with mold, mold spores, green mold
mold spores, green mold, fermentation stage: Hi Peter, First, you need to make sure it s mold. Cigar mold is often blue, green, bluish-green in colour and can be wiped off. If/when you wipe the mold off, you will notice that it leaves a stain on the wrapper. If the green mold cannot be removed,...

Cigars: cigar preservation widthout a humidor, cigar boxes, cigar storage
cigar boxes, cigar storage, tupperware container: Hi Joe, You can keep your cigars in something called a humi-pouch . Humi-pouches are plastic, Ziploc-style bags with humidified linings inside. They re intended for short-term cigar storage and will keep your cigars fresh for up to 3 months once you...

Cigars: cigar problems, world of cigars, virginia tobacco
world of cigars, virginia tobacco, gentle mix: Hello Lionel... Apologies on the delay...have been on vacation to Kentucky and W Virginia...tobacco lovers paradise...! First..your humiditstat quite probably needs to be calibrated...can send that info to you if you want and need...an easy process......

Cigars: cigar quality in singles, wet piece, zip lock
wet piece, zip lock, tobacconist: Staci, The cigars should be ok for about a week or so (including the time it took to ship them to you) out of humidified conditions. After that they will start to dry out a bit. Since you already have them, you have a couple of options. Ideally, go to you...

Cigars: cigar ratings/recommendations, cigar ratings, smoke cigars
cigar ratings, smoke cigars, smoking cigars: Good day, Michael... While your question SEEMS like a straight forward and simple request...there are a number of variables and levels to it. Do you prefer: light flavorful cigars solid peppery complex aeromatics gentle on the palate mouth grabbing...

Cigars: cigar shapes, padron anniversary, thet
padron anniversary, thet, straight lines: Hi Kathrine... The shapes are an industry standard and are based upon a specific shape and not necessarily on size. A Pyramid is just that..straight lines coming to a blunt end at thet head. Good one to check out is the Padron Anniversary Pyramid. (One...

Cigars: cigar storage, cigar shipping, cigar storage
cigar shipping, cigar storage, cigar store: Ritchard, If you have no plans to purchase a humidor any time soon, your next best solution would be to purchase a humi-pouch . These are Ziploc-style bags that contain a humidified lining inside and once opened, can properly store your cigars at the...

Cigars: cigar storage, tobacco beetle, cigar storage
tobacco beetle, cigar storage, cigar boxes: Hi Jon, The cedar in your tupperdor must be natural and untreated Spanish cedar and not any other type of cedar or wood. Other types of cedar are extremely pungent and the strong scent can actually ruin your cigars. The natural scent of Spanish cedar...

Cigars: cigar storage, cigar storage, preferances
cigar storage, preferances, flavors: Hi Charlie.... That s an age old question..and it boils down to personal preferances... Wrapped...your boys will survive the handling that they will undoubtedly be subjected to when under your care.... Unwrapped...many people believe that the flavors...

Cigars: cigar taste, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, hoyo de monterrey, cigar smokers: Kerry, Thanks for dropping me a line. I m always glad to help out fellow cigar smokers. Just off the top of my head, the Padron 2000/3000 series (Nicaraguan) have a nice creamy and smooth taste. Padron s 1964 & 1926 Anniversario line also has a sweet,...

Cigars: cigar wraping, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Chris, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers and/or cigar tubes while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars properly...

Cigars: cigar wrappers, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Matt, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers and/or cigar tubes while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars properly...

Cigars: cigars, fuente fuente opus x, arturo fuente hemingway
fuente fuente opus x, arturo fuente hemingway, hand rolled cigars: Hi Kelly. I would say the top 10 cigar brands available in the United States are: 1/ Fuente Fuente Opus X ($12 - $35) 2/ 1964 Padron Anniversarios Naturals ($12 - $25) 3/ 1964 Padron Anniversarios Maduros ($12 - $25) 4/ 1926 Padron Anniversarios Naturals...

Cigars: cigars, mold spores, fuzzy patches
mold spores, fuzzy patches, green mold: Hi Mario, Cigar mold is usually in the form of thick fuzzy patches (much like mold that grows on spoiled food). Mold can be wiped away but when you remove it from a cigar, it will leave a stain on the cigar. Mold is usually blue, green, bluish-green,...

Cigars: cigars, desktop humidor, counterfeit cigars
desktop humidor, counterfeit cigars, arturo fuentes: Adam, First, congratulations on your interest in fine cigars. To answer your question, there are both positive and negative sides to purchasing cigars online. Yes, it is indeed cheaper but on the negative side, your cigars may be subject to additional...

Cigars: cigars, cigar storage, cigar shops
cigar storage, cigar shops, don don: Don, What you could do is purchase a humi-pouch for the cigars. Humi-pouches are basically Ziploc-style plastic bags that are doubled-layered and between the layers is a humidified lining that keeps your cigars perfectly fresh. Once the seal on the...

Cigars: cigars, cigar store, cigar box
cigar store, cigar box, cuban cigars: Nibia, That device with the green aquafoam is the humidor s humidifier. ( Humidor is the box that you bought to store all the cigars) Adding liqueur to it is NOT good. The humidifiers in all humidors are meant to hold distilled water. Adding any other...

Cigars: cigars, tobacco beetles, humidor
tobacco beetles, humidor, cigars: Alex, Old cigars - even 40 year old cigars - can still be smoked. The cigars may be more mild in aroma and flavour now but if the cigars have been well cared for over the years, you can definitely smoke them. The cigars need to be free of mold and tobacco...

Cigars: cigars, tobacco beetles, cigar brands
tobacco beetles, cigar brands, cigar box: Ziko, 1) The larger sized (diameter) cigars will use a larger combination of tobacco leaves in the filler to create a more unique flavour. For cigars that are long, the flavour will slowly adjust the more the cigar burns. Typically, longer cigars will...

Cigars: cigars, long term storage, cigar storage
long term storage, cigar storage, cigar boxes: Hi Phil, It s not recommended that you freeze your cigars for long-term storage. By freezing your cigars, they can develop a stale taste or even suffer from freezer-burn. If you don t have a humidor, what you can do is purchase a humi-pouch . These...

Cigars: cigars, tupperware containers, cigar storage
tupperware containers, cigar storage, cigar shops: Hi Rick, As an inexpensive alternative to owning a humidor, what you can do is purchase a neat little item called a “humi-pouch”. Humi-pouches are basically Ziploc-style baggies with a thick humidified lining that provides humidity for your cigars. These...

Cigars: cigars, mail order companies, cigar mail
mail order companies, cigar mail, habanos sa: Hi Jim, Cuban cigar mail-order companies normally remove the bands and box so that American buyers are guaranteed to receive the cigars through the mail. This is done to protect the buyer as well as the companies themselves. If the company shipped cigars...

Cigars: Do cigars go bad?, dry cigars, quality humidors
dry cigars, quality humidors, tobacco beetle: Andrew, Yes, cigars can indeed go bad... in a certain way. If a cigar is not properly stored and humidified, it can become extremely dry within a few days to a week. When a cigar becomes dry, attempting to smoke it can be very unpleasant as the cigar s...

Cigars: cigars cigars cigars, cigar enthusiasts, cigar enthusiast
cigar enthusiasts, cigar enthusiast, david tang: Hi Duncan, Thank you for the kind words. Helping people here on allexperts.com is sometimes a thankless job but hearing from cigar enthusiasts like you totally makes my job all worthwhile. I m glad to hear you make regular visits to HK as well as visiting...

Cigars: cigars in glass tubes, glass tubes, rocky patel
glass tubes, rocky patel, finkler: Gary, I always say if they can dry out in a glass tube then they can absorb moisture from your humidifier while they are in the tubes - right? I keep all the cigars in my humidors inside their tubes/cello wrappers and they stay super-fresh. This really helps...

Cigars: cigars and humidors, digital hygrometer, proper humidity
digital hygrometer, proper humidity, humidity level: BK, Cigars burning too quickly on the inside could be the result of 1 of 3 things: 1/ Improper Aeration - This problem is actually quite common with larger capacity humidors; especially those with multiple trays, panels or storage compartments. Improper...

Cigars: cigars storage?, tobacco beetles, plastic wrapping
tobacco beetles, plastic wrapping, plastic wrapper: Hi Michael, I personally like to store both cigars with cellophane and cigars without… it depends on the situation. If I have a cigar that I want to age long-term, I ll remove the cello so that the cigar can develop a nice plume on it (which brings out...

Cigars: cigars that come in a tube, cigar tubes, tobacco beetles
cigar tubes, tobacco beetles, cigar tube: Jon, It’s purely personal preference but I would recommend that you keep the cigars in the tubes because cigar tubes actually provide an extra bit of protection for your cigars. A cigar tube is an impenetrable barrier for your cigar so there’s no worry...

Cigars: cigars in tubes, humidor, bad taste
humidor, bad taste, cellophane: JF, Yes, it s perfectly fine for tubed cigars to be in the same humidor as cigars that have no tubes or cellophane wrappers. I haven t heard of cigars having a bad taste from this but if you re worried about keeping your tubed cigars side-by-side with...

Cigars: cigars, luck frank, high humidity
luck frank, high humidity, hygrometer: Yes Brenda, mould does ad flavor, yuck! These cigars have been stored at too high humidity and probably a little too warm too. Cast them away and get a new hygrometer (digital ofcourse) or at least add a 50/50 solution of P.G. to your humidifier, this can...

Cigars: cohiba esplendido III, cohiba esplendido, genuine cuban cigars
cohiba esplendido, genuine cuban cigars, cigar cutter: Hi Will, Don’t worry, an irregular burn is not a definite sign that your cigars are fake. A lot genuine Cuban cigars can indeed burn crookedly as the crooked burn is the result of one or a combination of many things. The filler tobacco may be bunched...

Cigars: cohiba siglo I, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, fuente opus x
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, fuente opus x, arturo fuente hemingway: Hi Chris, Here are my top 10 all-time favourite non-Cuban cigar brands: 1. Fuente Opus X 2. 1964 Padron Anniversario 3. Avo Domaine Maduro 4. Ashton VSG 5. Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066 6. Arturo Fuente Hemingway series 7. Padron (regular line)...

Cigars: cold weather and my humidor, weather temps, proper humidity
weather temps, proper humidity, humidity level: Hi Paul, The first thing you should do is check to make sure your hygrometer is in proper, working order. Make sure it s properly calibrated, not obstructed inside your humidor and perform a salt test on it if necessary. If it s a digital hygrometer,...

Cigars: A couple quickies, tobacco beetles, cigar tubes
tobacco beetles, cigar tubes, cuban cigar: Hi Sean, To answers your questions: 1/ One method that I can think of is purchasing unbanded Cuban cigars (ie: Cabinet selections) in Cuba or another Cuban cigar-friendly countries. However, no method is 100% fool-proof and without risk so if Customs...

Cigars: cracked but humidified, excessive pressure, humidor
excessive pressure, humidor, cigar: Eric, It seems to me that if moisture can get out of a tube, it can get in as well, so the cigars should not dry out if kept in a humidor even inside the tubes. They may have cracked from handling the tubes and the cigar moving around inside the tube. A...

Cigars: cuban cigar, cuban cigar, cuban cigars
cuban cigar, cuban cigars, james yee: Fernando, As my bio says, Cuban cigars really aren t my specialty. I don t know much about the seals... they use so I can t really give you any good advice. There is another expert on this site. Mr. James Yee, who is very knowledgeable about Cuban cigars....

Cigars: cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, cigar mail
fake cuban cigars, cigar mail, cigars of habanos: Hi Aaron, To answer your questions: 1. I don’t have the statistics for Cuban cigars produced per year, per brand. You should contact either Habanos S.A., Cubatabaco or the Cuba Tourist Agency and they might be able to help you with the statistics....

Cigars: cuban cigars, quality craftsman, filler tobacco
quality craftsman, filler tobacco, cuban cigars: Hi Aaron, Squeezing out the tight spot in a cigar can indeed loosen the draw. Simply smoke the plugged cigar as you normally would and allow the cigar to burn at least an inch. After an inch, the heat of the cigar should have softened the filler tobacco...

Cigars: cuban cigars, cuban cigar boxes, cuban cigar prices
cuban cigar boxes, cuban cigar prices, counterfeit cigars: Hi John, I m sure there are online reference guides/sources for properly identifying genuine Cuban cigar box seals. What you can do is try ASC newsgroup or google and you should be able to find something. There s been some mixed reviews about PuroExpress.com....

Cigars: cuban cigars in Cancun, casa del habanos, la casa del habano
casa del habanos, la casa del habano, casa del habano: Hi Scott, I m not sure exactly how far the Marriott is from the La Casa Del Habanos but what I can do is give you the address for the LCDH and the concierge from your hotel should know exactly how far it is and what the best route is to get there. The...

Cigars: cuban cigars in Mexico, genuine cuban cigars, cuban tobacco
genuine cuban cigars, cuban tobacco, mexican friend: Hello, Barry....and shake your friends hand...he s telling you the awful truth....! Cigars are difficult to discern when it comes to being real or fake...because when you look at them, the can can be triple rolled in cuban style and still be a collosel...

Cigars: cuban cigars and ordering online, cuban cigars, entering the united states
cuban cigars, entering the united states, living in florida: Kevin, The is a U.S. embargo against all Cuban products prohibiting them from entering the United States, so in short, no there is no legal way to get Cuban cigars here. Instead, pick one of the fine cigars being made in the US, Dominican Republic, Honduras...

Cigars: cuban cigars, cuban trade embargo, cuban cigar
cuban trade embargo, cuban cigar, cigar bands: Hi William, It would totally depend on the police officer and what his mood was at that moment. I personally have never heard any stories of a police officer arresting someone because they were smoking a Cuban cigar but I have heard stories of very strict...

Cigars: cuban prices, habanos sa, cigar stores
habanos sa, cigar stores, cigar box: Jim, This may sound complicated but I’ll try my best to explain it so bear with me. A slight dip in prices doesn’t necessarily mean that one business is definitely selling fakes because the business with the lower price could simply be having a sale....

Cigars: cuban question, habanos sa, swiss region
habanos sa, swiss region, cohibas: Hi Chris, I haven t ordered from TopCubans.com yet but a lot of people have and proudly vouch that the company is genuine. The company is based in Geneva and is supplied by Intertabak AG and Intertabak is the only distributor appointed by Habanos SA for...

Cigars: Darkish stains on inside of humidor, mold spores, faint smell
mold spores, faint smell, humidor: Greg, I d give it a light sanding, a thorough cleaning to remove all dust, and then mix about a tablespoon of bleach in a cup of water and wipe out the entire humidor. The bleach should kill any mold spores. Let the humidor air out for about 24 hours, give...

Cigars: Davidoff Cigars, cigar sizes, davidoff cigars
cigar sizes, davidoff cigars, ring gauge: Hi Bill, The Davidoff Special R is a robusto (pronounced roe-boost-oh )-sized cigar, meaning it measures 4 7/8 inches long with a ring gauge of 50 (just a tiny bit smaller than a US/Canadian quarter; circumference-wise). Davidoff makes cigars in a variety...

Cigars: Davidoff Cuban Cigars, cigar lounges, cigar smokers
cigar lounges, cigar smokers, chateau latour: Hi Ian, There are always collectors interested in vintage Cuban cigars; especially Cuban Davidoffs. What I suggest is that you speak with an antique dealer dealing in “tobbaciana” or a tobacconist that specializes in rare vintage cigars and ask for an...

Cigars: Decent cigars, smoking cigars, anniversary series
smoking cigars, anniversary series, ashton: John, I ll list some $10 cigars, but you can t really judge a cigars quality by its price... Here are some of my suggestions of brands in that price range: Montecristo White, Ashton Heritage Puro Sol, Ashton Virgin Sun Grown, Partagas Limited Reserve Decadas...

Cigars: Disputing charges, credit card policies, cc company
credit card policies, cc company, discrepencies: Hi Idrees, After you’ve emailed the merchant, what you should do is wait a few days and give CubanHabanosCigars.net an opportunity to reply. CubanHabanosCigars.net may offer you a refund providing you comply with their return policy. If they do offer...

Cigars: Can Don Gusto and Treasury be frozen?, brand cigars, cigar band
brand cigars, cigar band, storage life: 1) These are both boutique brand cigars and to my knowledge are not distributed in the U.S. at least not under those names. 2) The price sounds about right. 3) The storage life in a humidor woth 70% RH and under 75 degrees is infinite. Freezing is OK but...

Cigars: Don't Want It To Go Stale, zip lock bags, anniversary series
zip lock bags, anniversary series, padron 1964: Maria, You really need to keep some type of humidification with the cigars until you give them to him. There are disposable-type humidifiers available that you could place in the zip-lock bag with the box that will work fine. Try calling your local tobacconist...

Cigars: Dry cigars, tupperware containers, dry cigars
tupperware containers, dry cigars, tupperware container: Hi Glen, To restore your cigars, all you need to do is let them sit in your properly-maintained humidor (at 70% humidity, 70 degrees Fahrenheit) for as long as possible. Depending on how dry the cigars are, it may take anywhere from 2 to 9 months before...

Cigars: How many a day?, cigar bands, cigar band
cigar bands, cigar band, cigars: JF, In a day, an expert torcedor/torcedora can roll anywhere between 60 to 150 cigars a day; depending on the size of the cigar. There are four classes of torcedors and only the highest rank of rollers can roll the larger, more difficult to produce cigars....

Cigars: How do you define flavors in a cigar?, mild cigar, bodied cigar
mild cigar, bodied cigar, cocoa coffee: Jean-François, Cigar tasting can be a tricky and lengthy subject to understand but I ll try my best to explain it. The power of a cigar is often detected with the tongue and throat. It’s that “tingle” you feel in the back of your mouth during smoking....

Cigars: How should I develop a rating method for Cigars, vinegar acidity, light scent
vinegar acidity, light scent, negative characteristics: Hi Dave, Creating a rating system for cigars can be a tricky subject. Because taste is subjective and a strong cigar for one person can be mild to another person, where do we set the bar as being the standard? If you’re rating cigars for your own personal...

Cigars: dominican cigars, cohiba esplendido, esplendido cigars
cohiba esplendido, esplendido cigars, cohiba cigars: Hi Keith, I m not sure which version of Dominican Cohibas you purchased but there is a story behind the Dominican Cohiba brand. In the mid 90 s, there were two Dominican cigar companies (General Cigar Co. & Monticristi Co.) producing non-Cuban Cohiba...

Cigars: dried out cigars, dry cigars, cigar tubes
dry cigars, cigar tubes, cigar tube: Hi Alan, Dry cigars – no matter how old or dry they are - can definitely be saved. What you should do is place them in your humidor and allow them to sit and absorb the humidity for as long as possible. The longer they sit in your humidor undisturbed,...

Cigars: drinking liquids with cigars, cuban cigar, hearty steak
cuban cigar, hearty steak, asian tea: Hi Adrian, Drinking a beverage while you smoke can actually enhance the way a cigar tastes. Beverages like water and [Asian] tea can cleanse your palate and keep your tastebuds clean and refreshed so that you can taste the full potential of a cigar s flavour....

Cigars: El Rey del Mundos, cuban brands, rey del mundo
cuban brands, rey del mundo, humidor: Hi Patrick, Non-Cuban El Rey Del Mundos are Honduran in origin. Depending on the line of El Reys, the wrappers are either maduro (Sumatra seed grown in Ecuador) or natural (US Connecticut). The binder and filler are both Honduran. For this size of...

Cigars: Etiquette, personal preference, cigar
personal preference, cigar: Hi Troy, It s really personal preference. Either method is perfectly acceptable. For me, it depends on my mood that day. 7 times out of 10 I ll leave the band on. Some days I ll leave the band on and some days I won t. There s really no explanation...

Cigars: Excessive Smoke, tobacco store, excessive smoke
tobacco store, excessive smoke, monterry: Matthew, That is unusual, unless the cigar(s) have a leak in them or if they are rolled too tight and aren t really drawing properly. If everything is right, when you draw on the cigar all the air should be drawn through the filler evenly and this would not...

Cigars: Experimenting with an old tube., tupperware containers, cigar tubes
tupperware containers, cigar tubes, ziploc containers: Jean-François, Glad the Monte #4 turned out great. Those cigar tubes are always handy. To restore several cigars at once, you can also use those disposable tupperware containers that you can buy in supermarkets (ie: Glad, Ziploc containers). Just line...

Cigars: expiry dates, dark cupboard, little jewels
dark cupboard, little jewels, high humidity: A box of cigars...left for two years...? Oh my...a lucky person you are....! The cigars...if you live in a moderate temperature area with decient ambiant humidity (around 50/70%) than they are more than smokable...they will be at a premium stage for pleasure......

Cigars: Factory Seconds, private stock cigars, flagship label
private stock cigars, flagship label, minor imperfections: Hi Patrick, Factory Seconds can be great cigars; perfect when you need an inexpensive everyday cigar to smoke. As the name suggests, Factory Seconds are often practice cigars rolled by rollers or cigars rolled for a premium brand but because that...

Cigars: Fake Cuban Cigars sold individually, fake cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars
fake cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Angela, Yes, genuine Cuban cigars can be sold and wrapped individually but it would depend on the brand and quality of cigar. Some low-end, less expensive Cuban cigars (very low end brands such as Guantanamera, Los Statos Deluxe, La Flor de Cano, Cabanas,...

Cigars: Feelings brought about from cigars, cigar smoker, cigar smoke
cigar smoker, cigar smoke, irritant: Hi Michael, If you inhale cigar smoke, then it s not uncommon for you to feel light-headed. Cigar smoke can be a strong irritant so if it gets into your eyes or you choose to inhale, it can indeed make you feel uncomfortable. Fortunately, the more you...

Cigars: First cigar, arturo fuente curly head, cigar storage
arturo fuente curly head, cigar storage, cigar brand: Hi Chris, Calixo Lopez is a low-end cigar brand produced in the Philippines and the brand itself is rather average. For the price, this cigar is a good everyday cigar that you can smoke but the flavour profile is pretty average and not very special at...

Cigars: Follow-Up Question, cigar companies, cellophane wrapper
cigar companies, cellophane wrapper, handmade cigar: Hi Dominic, While reputable cigar companies do tell the truth to maintain their brand(s) reputation, it’s not uncommon for smaller cigar companies/brands to “bend the truth” when it comes to their products. I’ve seen a lot of machine-made, low-end “convenience...

Cigars: Freezing cigars to kill blue mold?, mold spores, blue mold
mold spores, blue mold, mold development: Neil, The refrigeration process is only advised for when you want to salvage your moldy cigars. It is necessary that your cigars are not frozen because you would need to monitor them for any new mold growth. Freezing your cigars would indeed stop the...

Cigars: Fuente Fuente Opus X, fuente fuente opus x, fuente opus x
fuente fuente opus x, fuente opus x, dominican tobacco: Dave, Opus X is considered to be a non-Cuban puro and AFAIK, the brand is made with a special sungrown Rosado tobacco that the Fuente family specially developed and refined for the brand. The tobacco s recipe is closely guarded in secrecy by the Fuente...

Cigars: Fuente Hemmingways, hemmingways
hemmingways: Hi Patrick, Most people will just leave the tapered foot as is and light it. It s also perfectly acceptable to snip it if you prefer but remember that a tapered foot is meant to provide an even light and progressively, a more uniform burn so if you want...

Cigars: Fuentes, opus x, curly head
opus x, curly head, knob creek: Hi Patrick, Yes, I ve had some Fuente Curly Head Deluxes before and they ve all provided positive experiences for me. The cigar isn t on par with the more high-end Fuente lines (ie: Opus X, Hemingway) but it s still a good cigar at a great price. I ve...

Cigars: Best Humidor, cigar oasis, water reservoir
Cigars: Best Humidor, cigar oasis, water reservoir, humidor

Cigars: Best humidor for the price, bench international, craftmens
Cigars: Best humidor for the price, bench international, craftmens, fuente cigars

Cigars: Bidest water, london
Cigars: Bidest water, london

Cigars: Brand of Cuban Cigar, cigar shop, valdes
Cigars: Brand of Cuban Cigar, cigar shop, valdes, cancun

Cigars: Building a walk-in humidor, cigar factories, tobacco beetle
Cigars: Building a walk-in humidor, cigar factories, tobacco beetle, metal hinges

Cigars: bugs in my humidifier, vacum bags, food saver
Cigars: bugs in my humidifier, vacum bags, food saver, other ones

Cigars: Cigar Help, local mall, cigar
Cigars: Cigar Help, local mall, cigar, gentleman

Cigars: Cigar Questions, moistened sponge, store cigars
Cigars: Cigar Questions, moistened sponge, store cigars, mason jar

Cigars: Cigar recipe, cigar industry, fermentation process
Cigars: Cigar recipe, cigar industry, fermentation process, misnomer

Cigars: Cigar storage in a wine cellar, relative humidity, rh
Cigars: Cigar storage in a wine cellar, relative humidity, rh, myth

Cigars: Cigar Wholesalers, jr cigars, cigar
Cigars: Cigar Wholesalers, jr cigars, cigar, large scale

Cigars: Cigars and Health
Cigars: Cigars and Health

Cigars: Cigars in Mexico, jr cigar, mexico
Cigars: Cigars in Mexico, jr cigar, mexico

Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos, boxes
Cigars: Cohiba Esplendidos, boxes

Cigars: Costa Rican retailer, humidor, bolivar
Cigars: Costa Rican retailer, humidor, bolivar, solocigars

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, double coronas, puro express
Cigars: Cuban Cigars, double coronas, puro express, time smoker

Cigars: Cuban Cohiba Esplendidos, some cubans, cigar
Cigars: Cuban Cohiba Esplendidos, some cubans, cigar, cigars

Cigars: Cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars, loreto mexico
Cigars: Cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars, loreto mexico, cigar shops

Cigars: Cubar vs Dominican, cigar shop, cuban cigar
Cigars: Cubar vs Dominican, cigar shop, cuban cigar, cuban cigars

Cigars: canadiancigar.com, retail store, havana
Cigars: canadiancigar.com, retail store, havana

Cigars: cigar with mold, cigar industry, crystallization
Cigars: cigar with mold, cigar industry, crystallization, plume

Cigars: cigar problems, vinegar, cigars
Cigars: cigar problems, vinegar, cigars, apps

Cigars: cigar taste, cream taste, fruity flavor
Cigars: cigar taste, cream taste, fruity flavor, purple line

Cigars: cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, puroexpress
Cigars: cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, puroexpress, genuine cuban cigars

Cigars: cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, puroexpress
Cigars: cuban cigars, fake cuban cigars, puroexpress, genuine cuban cigars

Cigars: cuban cigars in Cancun, kukulcan plaza, police station
Cigars: cuban cigars in Cancun, kukulcan plaza, police station, marriott

Cigars: cuban cigars in Mexico, fake cuban cigars, revolucion
Cigars: cuban cigars in Mexico, fake cuban cigars, revolucion, tabaco

Cigars: cuban question, bad experience, cubanlous
Cigars: cuban question, bad experience, cubanlous, real deal

Cigars: Dry cigars, pipe tobacco, piece of bread
Cigars: Dry cigars, pipe tobacco, piece of bread, desired results

Cigars: Factory Seconds, hoyo de monterrey, factory seconds
Cigars: Factory Seconds, hoyo de monterrey, factory seconds, rey del mundo

Cigars: Follow-Up Question
Cigars: Follow-Up Question

Cigars: Ghurka popularity?, cigar brands, torano
Cigars: Ghurka popularity?, cigar brands, torano, cigar maker

Cigars: Glass tubes for cigars, quality cigar, cigar brand
Cigars: Glass tubes for cigars, quality cigar, cigar brand, cigar shop

Cigars: Great info here, luis martinez, tobaccos
Cigars: Great info here, luis martinez, tobaccos, mixture

Cigars: HUMIDORS, bleeder valve, humidor
Cigars: HUMIDORS, bleeder valve, humidor, suitcase

Cigars: Humidor, distilled water, little bit
Cigars: Humidor, distilled water, little bit

Cigars: Humidor Glue?, carpet tape, humidity
Cigars: Humidor Glue?, carpet tape, humidity

Cigars: Humidor humidity levels, break in time, humidor
Cigars: Humidor humidity levels, break in time, humidor

Cigars: Humidor Maint, humidification systems, desktop range
Cigars: Humidor Maint, humidification systems, desktop range, active systems

Cigars: Humidor Problems, humidor, cigar
Cigars: Humidor Problems, humidor, cigar, cigars

Cigars: Humidor troubles, tupperware container, airspace
Cigars: Humidor troubles, tupperware container, airspace, humidor

Cigars: Humidors/Mold/Spanish Cedar, white vinegar, humi
Cigars: Humidors/Mold/Spanish Cedar, white vinegar, humi, humidifier

Cigars: humidifier problems, passive units, horrible taste
Cigars: humidifier problems, passive units, horrible taste, distilled water

Cigars: humidity/temperature in cold climate, flavors, cigars
Cigars: humidity/temperature in cold climate, flavors, cigars

Cigars: humidor, baking soda, humidor
Cigars: humidor, baking soda, humidor

Cigars: Internet buying, canada, tyendinaga mohawk
Cigars: Internet buying, canada, tyendinaga mohawk, mohawk territory

Cigars: Internet buying, cuban lous, moeny
Cigars: Internet buying, cuban lous, moeny, cubanlous

Cigars: How to get involved, housing bubble burst, cigar lovers
Cigars: How to get involved, housing bubble burst, cigar lovers, quality cigar

Cigars: Jose Marti, decent cigar, jr cigar
Cigars: Jose Marti, decent cigar, jr cigar, money

Cigars: How do you know if you're inhaling cigar smoke, wine drinker, cigar smoking
Cigars: How do you know if you're inhaling cigar smoke, wine drinker, cigar smoking, cigar smoke

Cigars: what do you know about : solocigars.com ?, no doubt, young lady
Cigars: what do you know about : solocigars.com ?, no doubt, young lady, phone call

Cigars: Lars Tetens, lars tetens cigar, ashton vsg
Cigars: Lars Tetens, lars tetens cigar, ashton vsg, cigar smokers

Cigars: Mail/web order Cigars in Canada, kitchener ontario, cigar store
Cigars: Mail/web order Cigars in Canada, kitchener ontario, cigar store, london ontario

Cigars: MOLD!!!!, mold spores, trash bag
Cigars: MOLD!!!!, mold spores, trash bag, ventilated place

Cigars: MONTECRISTO HABANA NO 2 COMPARABLE, cohiba siglo, edmundo
Cigars: MONTECRISTO HABANA NO 2 COMPARABLE, cohiba siglo, edmundo, piramide

Cigars: Mold, reocurring, drastic measures
Cigars: Mold, reocurring, drastic measures, humidor

Cigars: Montesino Cigars, cuban cigars, good taste
Cigars: Montesino Cigars, cuban cigars, good taste, novice

Cigars: merchant from Costa Rico, gibraltar, reputable suppliers
Cigars: merchant from Costa Rico, gibraltar, reputable suppliers, isom

Cigars: mold in humidor, humi, humidor
Cigars: mold in humidor, humi, humidor, occurance

Cigars: mold prevention, chipmunk, pine tree
Cigars: mold prevention, chipmunk, pine tree, fungus

Cigars: newest LE cuban cigars, cuban lous, real deal
Cigars: newest LE cuban cigars, cuban lous, real deal, cigar

Cigars: Opus X, cuban cigar, fuente family
Cigars: Opus X, cuban cigar, fuente family, opus

Cigars: online cigar seller, cigar purchases, ditto
Cigars: online cigar seller, cigar purchases, ditto, authenticity

Cigars: online purchasing of cuban cigars, puro express, visible aspects
Cigars: online purchasing of cuban cigars, puro express, visible aspects, cigar

Cigars: ordering cubans online, cigars, cheers
Cigars: ordering cubans online, cigars, cheers, love

Cigars: Plastic Wrappers on Cigars, galleon trade, spanish friars
Cigars: Plastic Wrappers on Cigars, galleon trade, spanish friars, cuban seeds

Cigars: Puro Express, legit, uniform color
Cigars: Puro Express, legit, uniform color, cigar bar

Cigars: Relative Humidity, relative humidity
Cigars: Relative Humidity, relative humidity

Cigars: How to Relight a Cigar, cigar, cigars
Cigars: How to Relight a Cigar, cigar, cigars, rh

Cigars: Ria? Rias? Cigars, cigar store, greenish color
Cigars: Ria? Rias? Cigars, cigar store, greenish color, fishing trip

Cigars: rehydrate cigars, eye dropper, wrapper leaf
Cigars: rehydrate cigars, eye dropper, wrapper leaf, deep freeze

Cigars: Seasoning a Humidor - without wiping it down, propylene glycol, toxins
Cigars: Seasoning a Humidor - without wiping it down, propylene glycol, toxins, cigars

Cigars: Sick after cigar smoking, drink water, hiccups
Cigars: Sick after cigar smoking, drink water, hiccups, cigarettes

Cigars: Sickness, smoking cigars, queasiness
Cigars: Sickness, smoking cigars, queasiness, water bottle

Cigars: Solo Cigars, cohiba siglo, 3 rings
Cigars: Solo Cigars, cohiba siglo, 3 rings, cohibas

Cigars: St Martin, tax stamp, emporium
Cigars: St Martin, tax stamp, emporium, cheap tabacco

Cigars: How to set up and maintain a humidor, open container, humidor
Cigars: How to set up and maintain a humidor, open container, humidor, distilled water

Cigars: Tuppadors..., air tight container, humidity control
Cigars: Tuppadors..., air tight container, humidity control, boveda

Cigars: Type of cigar, bow arrow, sosua
Cigars: Type of cigar, bow arrow, sosua, santo domingo

Cigars: Walk-in humidor, spanish cedar
Cigars: Walk-in humidor, spanish cedar

Cigars: Wine Humidor, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
Cigars: Wine Humidor, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, cigar boxes

Cigars: Worms in the Humidor
Cigars: Worms in the Humidor

Cigars: fake cigars, fake cigars, cigar bands
fake cigars, cigar bands, filler tobacco: John, Yes, for premium Cuban cigars, those are clear signs that they re counterfeits. Premium sizes will always use long filler tobacco (inexpensive, machinemade Cuban cigars do use short filler but never for an expensive, handrolled size; ie: double corona,...

Cigars: fake cuban?, romeo y julieta, vintage cigar
romeo y julieta, vintage cigar, cigar band: Hi Craig, One of the clear signs of a true vintage cigar would be the appearance. The cigar(s) would look extremely old and less shiny as much of the wrapper leaf s natural oils have long crystallized. If properly maintained, the cigars should have a...

Cigars: I have a few questions...1.)..., fuente opus x, davidoff cigars
fuente opus x, davidoff cigars, chocolatey aroma: Hi John, To answer your questions: 1/ No, Dominican cigars are not identical to Cuban cigars in regards to taste/flavour. Cuban cigars have a distinct, heavy and flavourful taste while non-Cubans have either a spicy/peppery/sweet/mildly bitter taste....

Cigars: My first box..., filler tobacco, smoking cigars
filler tobacco, smoking cigars, wrapper leaf: Hi Mario, If you’re sure the shops are all reputable and genuine, then the only thing you need to look for when buying cigars is the quality of cigars. Here is a checklist of things you should look for when buying a box of cigars: Wrapper colour: Always...

Cigars: flavored cigars, flavored cigars, travel humidor
flavored cigars, travel humidor, cigar store: Hi Jose, Flavored cigars can not be mixed with your other (more expensive) premium cigars. Flavored cigars are more aromatic than your other cigars so if you mix them, the aroma of the flavored cigars will ruin your premium cigars as well as your humidor....

Cigars: freshness, dry climate, zip lock
dry climate, zip lock, humidifier: Brian, Cigars in a sealed box will be ok for a couple of weeks maximum, if you are in a dry climate they can start drying out in a matter of days. Once you open the box they ll start losing moisture within a couple of days. Sealing them in a zip lock bag...

Cigars: Ghurka popularity?, cigar boom, ghurka cigars
cigar boom, ghurka cigars, cigar industry: Hi Dave, I’ve heard the same rumour about Ghurka’s origin but even I can’t confirm if it’s true or not. Here’s the story about the history of Ghurka cigars (some people may dispute this so take it with a grain of salt. Again, I can’t confirm if it’s 100%...

Cigars: Ghurkha Grand Rreserve, plastic food storage containers, food storage containers
plastic food storage containers, food storage containers, plastic storage container: Hi Lester, Flavoured cigars, especially ones that have a powerful aroma, can indeed infuse their scent onto other cigars when inside a humidor. Flavour contamination is not too much of a concern but “aroma contamination” can be a big problem and particularly...

Cigars: Glass-Top Humidors, tobacco beetles, cigar shops
tobacco beetles, cigar shops, natural sunlight: Hi Patrick, Owning a glass-top humidor is perfectly fine as long as you keep it away from sunlight. Most people often forget to do this so they ll keep their glass-top humidor by a window or in a room that is heavily lit/heated by natural sunlight and...

Cigars: Glass tubes for cigars, cigar tubes, cigar band
cigar tubes, cigar band, glass tubes: Hi Rob, There s really no difference in performance or freshness between glass, plastic and aluminum cigar tubes. Aesthetically, glass can be the nicest-looking tubes but I personally don t think they re worth the price that some retailers make them out...

Cigars: Glossary terms?, cigar brands, types of tobacco
cigar brands, types of tobacco, yellow mustard: Terms such as Connecticut, Maduro, Oscuro, Claro, Double Claro and Candela are used to describe the colour of the wrapper. For example, you might occasionally hear people say “Connecticut shade” and that is in reference to the colour of the cigar. How these...

Cigars: Graycliff, cigar wrapper, cigar brands
cigar wrapper, cigar brands, types of tobacco: Hi Dan, The flavour you experienced is the result of the cigar being freshly rolled. All cigars – whether it’s Cuban or non-Cuban – have that unique flavour when they are freshly rolled. This is because the individual types of tobacco used in the cigar...

Cigars: Great info here, cigar smokers, cuban cigars
cigar smokers, cuban cigars, endeavour: Brian, Thanks for the kind words. :) I love hearing from fellow cigar smokers and your support really means alot to me. It s nice to hear from other cigar smokers that share the same love and dedication for premium cigars. Cigars is not just a hobby,...

Cigars: green spots on cigars, cigar stores, broken seals
cigar stores, broken seals, cigar factory: Joe, Mold is often teal (green, bluish-green) in colour, fuzzy, and when wiped off, leaves a stain on the cigar. Cigar wrappers can have green spots/splotches that cannot be removed and that s not mold but instead, is discoloration caused by direct water...

Cigars: gurkha legend comparable to top line cubans, cuban brands, gurkhas
cuban brands, gurkhas, cubans: Savvas, I have tried the Gurkha line of cigars and although they are good, they still can t be compared to top of the line Cubans. I ve had some really dark Gurkhas and I would say that a good batch can be compared to some of the top non-Cuban brands like...

Cigars: H. Upmann cigar compiarisons, h upmann cigars, nicaraguan binder
h upmann cigars, nicaraguan binder, aromatic flavour: Hi Rick, The Vintage Cameroon is Upmann s more fancier and high-end line of cigars. From what I have been told, the Vintage Cameroon cigars are aged longer and have Nicaraguan binder and 3 different kinds of filler for a more complex and aromatic flavour...

Cigars: Habano Wrapper, cuban seed tobacco, cigar industry
cuban seed tobacco, cigar industry, tobacco seeds: Hi Sammy, In the Cuban cigar industry, there really isn’t a “Habano wrapper” on the wrapper shade scale. The Cuban cigar industry follows the same wrapper shade scale as the non-Cuban cigar industry and with Cuban cigars, the main shade classifications...

Cigars: High Humidity, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, high humidity: Hi Garret, You may want to try a 50/50 propylene glycol mixture again but this time, add a bit more propylene glycol. A 50/50 Propylene Glycol will limit the humidity perfectly at 70% (the ideal level for humidity in your humidor) but if you want to lower...

Cigars: Hoja cigars, cuban seed cigars, authentic cuban cigars
cuban seed cigars, authentic cuban cigars, cuban seeds: Hi Albert, Hoja Yellow Label cigars are Cuban-seed cigars but are in no way considered authentic Cuban cigars . Cuban seed simply means that the tobacco is (or originally derived from) Cuban tobacco seeds and the seeds are now grown on non-Cuban soil....

Cigars: Hoyo Epicure No1's with a band?, mail question, slbs
mail question, slbs, epicures: Kevin, As far as I know, Epicure No. 1 s are only packaged in Cabinet SLBs which means that they don t come with bands. Cabinet cigars are intended purely for aging which is why they re just bundled with a ribbon in plain SLBs and no bands. Gerald is...

Cigars: HUMIDORS, polypropylene glycol, purge valve
polypropylene glycol, purge valve, cigar stores: Rick, I ve never seen a humidor with a purge valve, so I m not sure what that s all about. Is the valve in the humidor or the humidifier? Use distilled water or better yet a distilled water/polypropylene glycol solution in the humidifier (sponge). This...

Cigars: Humidifier Maintenance, humidification device, construction flaw
humidification device, construction flaw, humidifer: Mike, If the humidor is made of wood, then you shouldn t submerge the entire humidor in water as that will ruin the humidor. Just submerge the humidification device in distilled water. To season the interior of your humidor, what you need to do is...

Cigars: Humidifier Mold, mineral impurities, humidification device
mineral impurities, humidification device, corn starch: Hi Bill, It might not be mold but instead mineral trace which is less harmful to your cigars but should still be taken care of ASAP because it can clog up your humidification device. Mineral trace is the result of not using 100% pure distilled water. ...

Cigars: Humidifiers, commercial humidors, bells and whistles
commercial humidors, bells and whistles, 2 quarts: Hi Bob, The Oasis II XL is very effective and would suit a 1500 count humidor very well. I know several people that use this unit and they are pleased with it. It’s very reputable and reliable. I also know a couple of people that use Moist-N-Aire for...

Cigars: Humidity changes, digital hygrometers, chamois cloth
digital hygrometers, chamois cloth, humidity changes: PG 50/50 should definitely stabilize the humidity. What you should also do is conduct a salt test on your new hygrometer just to make sure that it s accurately calibrated. Many digital hygrometers can be adjusted for sensitivity and it s not uncommon for...

Cigars: Humidity in Humidor, humid area, humidor
humid area, humidor, humidifiers: Hi Steve, You need to reduce the amount of distilled water/humidor solution you re putting into your humidifier(s); especially if you already live in an extremely humid area. To immediately reduce the humidity (and avoid damage to your cigars), you may...

Cigars: Humidity level ok cigars still hard, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer
digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer, humidity level: Hi Mark, Because it s only been a week, you should let your cigars sit in your humidor for one more week and refill the humidification device when necessary. It may take up to two weeks for your cigars to adapt to the humidity again. Also, be sure that...

Cigars: Humidor, digital hygrometer, humdifier
digital hygrometer, humdifier, electronic units: Hi Scott, When you say you prepped the humidor, do you mean that you seasoned it? To properly season your humidor, spray down all interior wood components with distilled water and place a glass of distilled water or 50/50 solution, a fully charged humidifier...

Cigars: Humidor, humistat, room upstairs
humistat, room upstairs, relative humidity: Greg, One thing you need to understand about humidity is that it is relative to temperature. If you moved your humidor and the temperature increased, the humidity reading on your humistat will automatically decrease. The ideal conditions for cigars is something...

Cigars: Humidor, cigar co, relative humidity
cigar co, relative humidity, cigars: Ricardo, You are trying to achieve a balance of humidity and temperature. If your temperature is 72 degrees you want about 68% relative humidity, at 74 degrees temperature you want 66% relative humidity. Typically the humidity gauges that come with humidors...

Cigars: Humidor, room humidifier, humidification devices
room humidifier, humidification devices, humidity level: Hi Fred, As the weather gets colder, the indoor temperature of your home will increase and this can greatly reduce the humidity in your humidor. Refilling our humidification devices more frequently during the colder months is pretty common and it’s natural...

Cigars: Humidor, cigar tubes, digital hygrometer
cigar tubes, digital hygrometer, cigar tube: Hi Jordan, If by “metal containers” you mean metal cigar tubes, then no, you really don t need to remove them. It s really personal preference but I would recommend that you don t throw the tubes away because you can reuse them to transport cigars in your...

Cigars: Humidor, humidor designs, cigar shop
humidor designs, cigar shop, smoking cigars: Sean, There are literally hundreds and hundreds of humidor designs in every shape, size and style so when choosing a humidor, my best advice is that you visit your local cigar shop/tobacconist and carefully examine them before selecting one that is right...

Cigars: Humidor, digital hygrometer, humidity levels
digital hygrometer, humidity levels, humidity level: Mark, Yes, reseasoning your humidor will most likely help. It seems that the humidor interior wood has lost some of its moisture so rather than keeping your cigars properly humidified, all the humidity from the shotglass and wetbeads are going straight...

Cigars: Humidor, tobacco beetle, ethyl alcohol
tobacco beetle, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol: Prashant, As long as you used the alcohol lightly during the humidor cleaning, it should be ok. When cleaning a humidor with alcohol, a little bit of alcohol will go a long way. Always use just a tiny bit of alcohol; just enough to wipe the humidor down...

Cigars: Humidor...?, digital hydrometer, wet sponge
digital hydrometer, wet sponge, hygrometer: Hi Mike, The first thing you should do is make sure your hygrometer is not obstructed by anything. Often with larger humidors, paneling, trays, shelves, compartments or even the cigars themselves can obstruct the hygrometer and as a result, humidity aeration...

Cigars: Humidor, cigar smokers, bodied cigar
cigar smokers, bodied cigar, partagas spanish rosado: Avi, Thanks for your questions. On the humidor issue, I suggest you start with something that holds around 50 cigars. Much smaller and you ll find it full as soon as you buy a full box, and much bigger it may be larger than most new cigar smokers need....

Cigars: Humidor, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, cigar humidor: Hi Todd, The first thing you should do is check any documentation that came with your humidor or humidification device (if you bought that separately) as it should tell you how much water your humidification device can hold. (Also check the housing on...

Cigars: Humidor, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Hi Steve, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers (or cigar tubes) while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars...

Cigars: Humidor Bags, oasis humidifier, cigar oasis
oasis humidifier, cigar oasis, natural aroma: Jackson, Sorry to be late in answering you. For some reason I did not get notice of the last couple of questions that we asked of me. The bags work pretty well, but its a shame not to use your humidor. The humidor not only looks nice but it allows the cigars...

Cigars: Humidor Care, propylene glycol, water mixture
propylene glycol, water mixture, distilled water: Gaurav, Don t wipe down your humidor with a 50/50 mixture. If you haven t seasoned your humidor already, season it with distilled water only and that should increase humidity. If the humidor has already been seasoned, just add a 50/50 propylene glycol-distilled...

Cigars: Humidor concerns, cold storage room, hot summer day
cold storage room, hot summer day, degs: Hi Jim, The ideal environment for a humidor is “70/70”; 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. (75 degrees is entering the danger zone.) Frozen distilled water may be too cold for your cigars and would only be a short-term solution. (On a hot summer...

Cigars: Humidor crystals, propylene glycol, cigar storage
propylene glycol, cigar storage, cigar shops: Hi Bill, The perfect PG/Distilled Water ratio is 50/50; that s 1 part PG and 1 equal part distilled water. A one-time 50/50 mixture will easily reach 70% humidity and confidently stay at that level. In some cases however, 50/50 is not enough so start...

Cigars: Humidor Glue?, double sided carpet tape, velcro strip
double sided carpet tape, velcro strip, nasty odors: Hi Mark, You can apply some double-sided tape to the back of the velcro strip and it should hold quite nicely. 3M makes double sided tape that you can buy at any office supply store. You can also use double-sided carpet tape which is a bit thicker and...

Cigars: Humidor with HUMIDIFIER & HYGROMETER, humidity level, humidification device
humidity level, humidification device, fahreinheit: Pradip, Your description of your humidor is very vague so I don t know which humidor you are talking about. However, I assume you have a humidifier filled with crystals so what you will need to do is fill the humidifier with DISTILLED WATER until the crystals...

Cigars: Humidor Humidity, cigar oasis, proper moisture
cigar oasis, proper moisture, hygrometer: Tony, Hey, I didn t realize that you don t have cigars in it yet - that makes a lot of difference. You won t be able to raise the humidity in an empty humidor to 70% - you just can t humidify that much dead air space with an evaporative humidifier. Go ahead...

Cigars: Humidor Humidity High, propylene glycol, high humidity
propylene glycol, high humidity, relative humidity: Adam, Try adding propylene glycol to your humidifier (if you re not using it already). Use a mixture of 50% distilled water and 50% propylene glycol and the humidity should eventually drop back down (it may take a few days). You only need to do this once...

Cigars: Humidor humidity, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Matt, What you should do is add a 50/50 mixture of Propylene Glycol (PG) and distilled water to your humidification unit. Sometimes after seasoning a humidor, the humidity level may be extremely high (more than 75%) and the humidification unit may continue...

Cigars: Humidor humidity levels, propylene glycol, analog hygrometer
propylene glycol, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer: Hi Brooks, Analog hygrometers tend to be faulty/inaccurate sometimes so I would recommend investing in a digital hygrometer. These are highly accurate so there s no second-guessing required when getting a humidity reading. (Don t get me wrong, analog...

Cigars: Humidor Interiors, spanish cedar interior, storage chest
spanish cedar interior, storage chest, natural scent: Hi Bob, While it would seem logical that “cedar is cedar” and any kind of cedar will do, there are some types of cedar that should not be used in humidors. Some types of cedar for example, are extremely pungent and the strong scent can actually ruin your...

Cigars: Humidor Maint, open trays, growing mold
open trays, growing mold, 74d: Jay, Before you junk the musty cigars I d let em dry out a bit and try them. You re right, there s a good chance they will have a musty taste, but if the smell is actually superficial and isn t coming from inside the cigars they may be ok. If the cigars...

Cigars: Humidor Mold Below Humidifier, digital hygrometer, corn starch
digital hygrometer, corn starch, isopropyl alcohol: Kenny, First, you have to look at the colour of the moldy substance. Is it either blue, green or bluish-green in colour or is it almost pure white? If it s white and has the texture and appearance of flour or corn starch, then it is not mold but instead,...

Cigars: Humidor Problems, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Rich, It definitely sounds like the humidity is leaking out due to the faulty construction so you ll need to get a new humidor. Since this humidor doesn t have any warranty, it wouldn t hurt to try to repair the humidor yourself or you can get a second...

Cigars: Humidor Problems, cigar humidors, digital hydrometer
cigar humidors, digital hydrometer, retail chain stores: Hi Tony, No, you might not need to replace the humidor. 74% humidity is still in the acceptable comfort zone so keep it at this level for awhile and see if you like how your cigars are turning out. 74% should be enough humidity to make your cigars moist...

Cigars: Humidor Questions, humidity fluctuations, analog hygrometer
humidity fluctuations, analog hygrometer, electronic thermostat: Hi Albert If your cigars were dry to begin with and you added a lot of cigars to your humidor, then it s very possible that they will absorb most of the humidor s humidity for the first couple of weeks. Once the cigars are rehydrated, the humidity level...

Cigars: Humidor is reading 60% humidity constantly, humidification device, cigar shop
humidification device, cigar shop, removeable lid: Hi Mark, First, see if you can add more distilled water to the humidification device. If you’re using a 50/50 PG-distilled water mixture and the humidity is less than 70%, it’s possible that there is more PG than there is water in your humidor so adding...

Cigars: Humidor Seasoning, propylene glycol, dry cigars
propylene glycol, dry cigars, humidity level: Hi Patrick, Though the humidity level can fluctuate during the initial stages of the seasoning process and you can indeed over-saturate the interior, all this can easily be fixed. Having the humidity level going up as high as 85% is not an uncommon...

Cigars: Humidor Temperature, tobacco beetles, humidity level
tobacco beetles, humidity level, tempurature: Hi Rick Storing cigars at that high tempurature can definitely ruin your cigars. Your cigars can become soggy, mushy and develop a stale taste. The heat can even dry up your humidor faster or even worse, your current humidity combined with the high tempurature...

Cigars: Humidor troubles, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer, cigar smokers: Hi Chris, Thanks for the kind words. I enjoy hearing from fellow cigar smokers and it’s comments like yours that makes my day. In regards to your humidor, it sounds like there is definitely a humidity leak somewhere in your humidor. Humidity leaks...

Cigars: Humidor, humidity level, humidistat
humidity level, humidistat, distilled water: Hi Jim... Well...there could be a couple of reasons for that....the most important problem would be that you live in a dry place and your humidor will not seal properly. This is a real common issue. Second...your humidor is not sealing well and your...

Cigars: Humidors, cigar smoker, cigar shop
cigar smoker, cigar shop, travel humidor: Hi Avi, No problem, I m glad to help and you can ask as many questions as you want. If you can t finish a cigar for whatever reason but want to smoke it later, what you can do is let the cigar completely burn out on its own (never stamp the cigar out...

Cigars: Humidors, spanish cedar, humidor
spanish cedar, humidor, bonding agent: Hi Ramon, Yes, it s perfectly fine to put Spanish cedar in your acrylic humidor. In fact, the Spanish cedar will actually improve the humidor s performance. Spanish cedar will absorb and regulate the humidity inside your humidor more effectively. For...

Cigars: Humidors/Mold/Spanish Cedar, drawer bottoms, proper humidity
drawer bottoms, proper humidity, cedar panelling: Jeff, In order for a humidor to effectively take care of your cigars, the interior must be made from genuine, untreated, 100% natural Spanish cedar. The humidor must use solid cedar panelling and not thin cedar sheets simply glued to pressed particle/backing...

Cigars: Humidors, humidor designs, cigar humidor
humidor designs, cigar humidor, fabrication details: MK, Though there really isn t a truly complete idiot-proof humidor, there are things you can do to make any humidor more user-friendly and easier to maintain. A humidor is made up of three crucial components; the humidifier, the hygrometer and the humidor...

Cigars: Hygrometer Calibration, desktop humidor, accurate calibration
desktop humidor, accurate calibration, calibration methods: Hi Patrick, No, that s perfect. The method that you performed is exactly how a person should calibrate a hygrometer because it provides an effective and accurate calibration. I ve heard of other make-shift calibration methods but those are often inaccurate...

Cigars: Hygrometer mold, elie bleu humidor, mold growths
elie bleu humidor, mold growths, analog hygrometer: Hi Chris, To remove mold from your humidor, first remove your cigars and store them in a safe container such as a clean, plastic Tupperware container. Let your humidor air out with the lid/door open for at least 24 hours so that all the mold particles...

Cigars: Hygrometer question, digital hygrometers, light meter
digital hygrometers, light meter, battery life: Hi Ron, Digital hygrometers can indeed be left on continuously. Even if you leave the hygrometer on, the battery can still last a long time (on average two to three years but can last even longer depending on brand of hygrometer and quality of battery)...

Cigars: hello again, cedar frame, interior base
cedar frame, interior base, drill holes: Hi Chris, Brass nails should do the trick as they won’t rust and at best, will simply tarnish over the years. The simplest method to building a cedar liner without using any type of adhesive/fasteners is to first measure the interior base of your humidor...

Cigars: holes in cigar, tobacco beetles, filler tobacco
tobacco beetles, filler tobacco, hygro: Hi Brett Normally, room temperature doesn’t really affect the humidity inside the humidor. It can however, affect the humidity if the lid doesn’t close tightly or doesn’t have a good seal. Glass top humidors are also more likely to fluctuate in humidity...

Cigars: hoyo de monterrey (bad batch?), changi airport singapore, propylene glycol
changi airport singapore, propylene glycol, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Mat, Can you describe what exactly is wrong with the cigars? All premium Cuban cigars are handmade so not all of them are perfect. Though Cuban factories do try to filter out the bad from the good during quality inspection, getting a bad batch does...

Cigars: humidifier alternatives?, humidifiers, humidor
humidifiers, humidor, gels: James, I like to think gels and bead/crystal-based humidifiers are the better choice. Performance-wise, they re similar to aquafoam/oasis and all are capable of producing the same level of humidity but I ve noticed that gel/bead/crystal humidifiers performs...

Cigars: humidifier problems, bottled distilled water, distillation process
bottled distilled water, distillation process, mold problem: Oh OK. I don t have Zephyrhills in my area (I don t think it s available in Canada) but I knew that they make bottled drinking water. I didn t know that they now make distilled water. Hope everything works out fine. If you have any more questions, just...

Cigars: 72 to 69, cigar oasis, oasis humidifier
cigar oasis, oasis humidifier, cigar storage: Hi Havert, A 3 degree drop in humidity is not bad so you can go ahead and change the humidity immediately. If you properly maintain your humidor, you should only need to season it just once; when you first received it. After you ve seasoned your humidor,...

Cigars: humidity/cigars, plastic food containers, tupperware containers
plastic food containers, tupperware containers, cigar storage: Akhil, The amount of veins on a wrapper leaf doesn t mean anything. Typically tobacco leaves used for the wrapper leaf are stripped of the major veins but some of the younger veins are left intact and the amount of veins remaining on a cigar is purely...

Cigars: humidity in humidor, camp arifjan kuwait, counterfeit cigars
camp arifjan kuwait, counterfeit cigars, padron 1964: Hi Darrell, First, welcome to the wonderful world of cigars and cigar smoking! In terms of finding a non-Cuban cigar comparable to Cuban cigars, there are really only a few brands that are comparable. I would recommend you try Fuente Opus X, Cohiba XV...

Cigars: humidity level, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, tupperware container: Hi Andy, After adding PG to your humidor, you will need at least 1 to 2 weeks for the humidity to stabilize and return to 70%. During this time, it is not uncommon for the humidity to be as high as 80+ percent. What you should do now is keep your cigars...

Cigars: humidity level in humidor, plastic storage containers, tupperware containers
plastic storage containers, tupperware containers, propylene glycol: Hi Jean-Francoise, This is a common problem when storing cigars in plastic storage containers or Tupperware containers. What happens is that if the lid is fully closed, the humidity will not vent properly and instead, build up and have nowhere to go. ...

Cigars: humidity level, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, humidity level: Hi Andy, The humidity in Vietnam can be quite high (average 80-85% during the warmer months) so what I recommend is that you keep your humidor in a very dry room because environment humidity can affect humidor humidity. Moving your humidor to a dry and...

Cigars: humidity and how to maintain it, long periods of time, degrees fahrenheit
long periods of time, degrees fahrenheit, relative humidity: Michael, Humidity is relative to temperature, so the level depends on the temperature you are storing the cigars at. Ideally, 70 degrees Fahrenheit requires 70% Relative Humidity, 72 F requires 68%RH, 74 F requires 66% RH... You can maintain this level...

Cigars: humidity/temp, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, degree environment: Van, To a certain degree, environment temperature will not affect humidor humidity very much but it really does depend on the type of humidor you are using (glass top & acrylic humidors for example, are more susceptible to temperature changes.) Obviously...

Cigars: humidity/temperature in cold climate, thermo hygrometer, mold growth
thermo hygrometer, mold growth, degrees fahrenheit: Hi Michael, It may be possible that your larger cigars (the brittle ones) are not receiving enough humidity; especially if you have a large humidor and a large collection of cigars where they can be obstructed by other cigars. Try rotating your cigars...

Cigars: humidity, humidifier unit, humidity level
humidifier unit, humidity level, humidity levels: Teresa, I’m not exactly sure why you want to take humidity out of your humidor as your question is not very detailed. Do you have too much humidity and just want to reduce it to a reasonable level or do you want to remove all the humidity completely? ...

Cigars: humidor, artificial scents, natural aroma
artificial scents, natural aroma, bombay company: Justin, You may want to double-check with the company to ensure that your humidor is indeed made with Spanish cedar. Some humidors are actually made with American Red Cedar which is totally different than Spanish cedar. Spanish cedar’s aroma is subtle...

Cigars: humidor, mold spores, tupperware container
mold spores, tupperware container, humidification device: Hi Isabel, You should only wipe down with water just once, when you are about to use the humidor for the first time. After that, whenever the humidity gets low, just recharge the humidification device with 100% distilled water. Don t worry, the humidor...

Cigars: humidor, plastic sleeves, cellophane
plastic sleeves, cellophane, cigars: Doug, It is not necessary to remove the cellophane tubes from your cigars to keep them fresh in your humidor. Actually, I prefer not to remove them because you increase the risk of damaging the cigars as they are handled and/or transported. Keep the tubes...

Cigars: humidor/cigar storage, flavoured cigars, cigar boxes
flavoured cigars, cigar boxes, cigar storage: Hi Carl, If you plan to [eventually] smoke all the cigars in your humidor within the next year or so (and of course constantly add new cigars to the humidor), then it s not a problem to store them all together in the same humidor... as long as you keep...

Cigars: My humidor and cigars, passive humidifier, humidity levels
passive humidifier, humidity levels, mark fox: Mark, This is a puzzling situation. Do you by any chance live in an extremely dry climate region? If not that, is the room where you re keeping your humidor dryer than average rooms? It seems that, even at 68-70% humidity, your cigars are just barely...

Cigars: humidor circulation, cigar oasis, humidity range
cigar oasis, humidity range, tray shelf: Hi Grant, Typically, larger humidors (400+ capacity) will work best with an electronic humidifier – such as a Cigar Oasis – that has a motorized fan to circulate the humidity. For larger humidors, the humidity can sometimes become blocked or not circulate...

Cigars: humidor construction, spanish cedar interior, interior fixtures
spanish cedar interior, interior fixtures, furniture maker: Hi Richard, Humidors typically don’t use a moisture barrier between the interior cedar and exterior wood so what you should do is just lacquer the interior side of the maple wood. This will easily prevent any moisture damage to the maple wood. In regards...

Cigars: humidor/high humidity, propylene glycol, proper humidity
propylene glycol, proper humidity, humidification device: Richard, Don t worry, usually it can take up to a week for your humidification device to settle down after you initially charge it with propylene glycol. If you charged the humidifier properly with a 50/50 mixture of propylene glycol and distilled water,...

Cigars: humidor humidity and, propylene glycol, distilled water
propylene glycol, distilled water, pharmacists: 62 to 64% is a bit low so what you should do is use a humidor solution that has 50% pure distilled water and 50% propylene glycol. Propylene Glycol should regulate the humidity back to 70%. If you re having trouble tracking down some propylene glycol, most...

Cigars: humidor maintenance, tobacco beetles, fertile eggs
tobacco beetles, fertile eggs, isopropyl alcohol: I am assuming that there are now no cigars in your humidor and it is just taking up space on some bookshelf. Simply wipe out your humidor thoroughly with a new sponge and distilled water. For an added measure you may also use some isopropyl alcohol. Use...

Cigars: humidor, humidor designs, corner joints
humidor designs, corner joints, spanish cedar: Lindsay, 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 humidor...

Cigars: humidores, romeo y julieta, tupperware container
romeo y julieta, tupperware container, humidity level: Hi Graham, The good news is that the temperature in your humidor is perfect so the only thing we need to focus on is the humidity. What you ll need to do to boost the humidity is to season your humidor. When a humidor is seasoned, it will absorb and regulate...

Cigars: humidors, what should I get?, cigar storage, cigar shop
cigar storage, cigar shop, corner joints: Hi Kathlene, Because there are literally hundreds of humidor models available in every shape, style and size, it s best to visit your local cigar shop/tobacconist and look for a humidor that your husband might like. Avoid novelty or complicated-looking...

Cigars: humidors, spanish cedar interior, humidification device
spanish cedar interior, humidification device, humidification devices: Hi Jennifer, When shopping for a humidor, you will need to be sure to look for a humidor with the following: - Good construction - Spanish Cedar interior - Humidification Device that s simple to use - Hygrometer that s simple to read - Ideal placement...

Cigars: humidors & cigar oasis, oasis humidifier, cigar oasis
oasis humidifier, cigar oasis, propylene glycol: Hi Grant, If you add a 50/50 propylene glycol and distilled water mixture, the humidity will balance out at 70% but over time, you will need to replenish the humidification devices with distilled water in order for the humidity to stay at a constant. Propylene...

Cigars: humidors, cao mx2, cigar capacity
cao mx2, cigar capacity, cigar enthusiast: Hi Thomas, Without a doubt, it s best to use Spanish Cedar for the interior of your humidor. Spanish Cedar is aromatic enough to accentuate the natural aroma of your cigars as you humidify them but the wood itself is not an overpowering cedar. Cedar is...

Cigars: Got the hygro, now the other guizmo, humidification devices, cooler room
humidification devices, cooler room, hygro: JF, With the temperature at 90 degrees Fahrenheit, you should really try to lower the temperature immediately. Place your cigars in a cooler room or your basement and try to lower the temperature to the 70 range. With the summer heat, I know it s hard...

Cigars: hygrometer calibration, relative humidity, hygrometers
relative humidity, hygrometers, coolerdor: Dave, I can t answer your question as to why they are all reading different levels of relative humidity - if you have a good quality digital type (i.e. Madelaine brand) it should be fairly accurate. Since all you are using them for is to watch for variations...

Cigars: hygrometers, analog hygrometer, propylene glycol
analog hygrometer, propylene glycol, digital hygrometers: Kurt, What you should do is double check to make sure both hygrometers are accurate and properly calibrated. If one of your hygrometers is digital, use it as it is more accurate than an analog hygrometer. Digital hygrometers would also require little...

Cigars: Internet buying, cigar retailers, tobacco taxes
cigar retailers, tobacco taxes, native reserves: Hi Grant, I have not ordered from cigarchief.com/cigar-smoke.com before but it s true, Native Reserves do not have taxes and therefore tobacco products such as cigars are definitely much cheaper. It s also true that Canadian cigar retailers cannot ship...

Cigars: Internet buying, questionable merchant, cuban cigars
questionable merchant, cuban cigars, habanos sa: Hi Justin, To answer your questions: 1. It’s perfectly fine to keep cigars of varying wrapper shades together but most people – as a personal preference – prefer to keep their humidors neat and organized by shade colour (ie: keep maduros together and...

Cigars: info on cigar store, cigar shops, cigar shop
cigar shops, cigar shop, cigar store: Hi Jim, I actually do very little cigar mailorder because there s usually very little buyer protection - even with reputable retailers - through mailorder. Cigars are very fragile and they can easily become damaged through shipping. Most reputable stores...

Cigars: How to get involved, cigar business, cigar shops
cigar business, cigar shops, cigar industry: JF, My best advice to you is that you get to know people in the business and speak with them. Speak with store owners and managers and learn as much as you can about the business... not just about cigars but also about the inner-workings of running a business,...

Cigars: Jose Marti, jose marti, dominican cigar
jose marti, dominican cigar, cigar factory: Genuine Cuban Jose Marti-brand cigars have not been made for several decades and are extremely hard to find now. Though there is still a Jose Marti cigar factory in Cuba, the Jose Marti brand itself is no longer in production. There are however, Nicaraguan...

Cigars: JRCigars & humidity, cohiba montecristo, propylene glycol
cohiba montecristo, propylene glycol, cohiba siglo: Roberto, I ve only sampled a few of JR s Cuban Alternatives but their Bolivar, Cohiba, Montecristo and Partagas alternatives are excellent cigars and great deals. (Lucky you, being from Canada, I cannot order from JR s so I can t take advantage of their...

Cigars: Keeping Cigars Fresh, cigar storage, humidity level
cigar storage, humidity level, air humidity: Hi Larry, Yes, it is possible to store your cigars in your basement as long as your basement meets the ideal conditions for cigar storage. The ideal environment for storing cigars is 70/70; that s 70% humidity and 70 degrees fahrenheit. If your basement...

Cigars: Keeping a cigar fresh, boy cigars, royal princess
boy cigars, royal princess, zip lock: Bob, Don t worry, unless you live in Arizona/Nevada where the humidity is 0%. Assuming the box they came in is wrapped in cellophane, they ll be fine for another week at least. Keep them in a cool place (not the refrigerator) like your pantry. If you re really...

Cigars: Keeping cigars fresh, plastic baggie, cigar storage
plastic baggie, cigar storage, proper humidity: Hi Georgia, What you can do is store your cigars in something called a humi-pouch . Humi-pouches are basically Ziploc-style baggies with a humidified lining built right into the bag. They re designed for travel and short-term cigar storage. Once the...

Cigars: Keeping it fresh, travel humidor, glass canisters
travel humidor, glass canisters, cigar storage: Hi Mike, The lack of a humidor or Tupperware container and being in Afghanistan can be a bit of a challenge to maintaining your cigars. For the time being, if you have access to distilled water and can find some sort of seal-able container, you can definitely...

Cigars: Keeping Humidity, propylene glycol, cigar humidor
propylene glycol, cigar humidor, dead air space: Craig, I d take the water dish out. An open container doesn t regulate itself, so you could actually over-humidify the cigars. You also have the chance of a spill, not to mention the dish is taking up space you could be using for more cigars! My suggestion...

Cigars: King's Swisher Sweets, swisher sweets, mild cigar
swisher sweets, mild cigar, smoking cigars: I generally suggest that a new smoker only smoke an inch or so of his first cigar, and slowly increase the amount he smokes with subsequent cigars. You may have just overwhelmed yourself with too much of something your body is not use to. Also, all cigars...

Cigars: kahlua, propylene glycol, cigar smokers
propylene glycol, cigar smokers, proper humidity: DG, Adding Kahlua to your humidor to keep your cigars fresh is a bit of an urban legend. I m not sure how the rumour got started but over the years, I ve heard it all and it s funny how inexperienced cigar smokers stand by their home remedies of adding...

Cigars: How to keep cigars fresh, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, cigar shop: Hi Eddie, It sounds like your humidor is too dry. What you need to do is constantly keep your humidor well-humidified. If your humidor came with a humidification device, simply add distilled water to it until it is well soaked. A small glass of water...

Cigars: How to keep cigars fresh, thompson cigar co, frank hoffmann
thompson cigar co, frank hoffmann, mr hoffman: The humidor is the best and only way to keep cigars fresh. Properly humidified cigars not only stay fresh but actually improve with age. My only guess is that your humidor did not come with instructions to season it so now your humidifying the humidor and...

Cigars: keeping cigars fresh, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Roberto, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your cigars in their original plastic wrappers and/or cigar tubes while in your humidor. The plastic sleeves and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars...

Cigars: keeping cigars fresh, cigar storage, tupperware container
cigar storage, tupperware container, cigar stores: Dennis, Your best option is to purchase a humi-pouch . These are basically Ziploc-style plastic bags with a humidified lining. They re intended for short-term cigar storage (at most 90 days) and will keep your cigars perfectly humidified. They are available...

Cigars: How do you know if you're inhaling cigar smoke, cigar smokers, cigarette smokers
cigar smokers, cigarette smokers, gag reflex: Hi Phil, Cigar smoke is a strong irritant so the first sign that you’re inhaling smoke is usually a gag reflex/cough to help clear your throat. For beginner cigar smokers, it’s a very heavy, distinct feeling in your throat and lungs when you inhale and...

Cigars: Lars Tetens, cigar smokers, lars tetens
cigar smokers, lars tetens, cigar industry: Check one __I love Lars Tetens __I hate Lars Tetens I think you ll find that 100% of cigar smokers will agree with one of the above statements. No two ways about it, Lar s cigars...

Cigars: Le veil et al, table humidor, cigar oasis
table humidor, cigar oasis, tobacco retailers: Jay, Sorry, but I am not familiar with the Le Veil brand. We sell Cigar Oasis and have been very satisfied with their performance. I checked the tobacco retailers almanac and there is no listing for La Veil, so it does not seem to be a brand distributed through...

Cigars: Leather humididor, careful inspection, humidors
careful inspection, humidors, best of luck: Hi Tom, Yes, you re right. I ve seen this happen before and I m pretty sure the leather is absorbing all the humidity in your humidor. I ve seen this in some low-end humidors (and even some very expensive high-end models) and basically the leather is just...

Cigars: Legitimate Cuban Cigar Distributors, genuine cuban cigars, snail mail
genuine cuban cigars, snail mail, cigar distributors: Hi Greg, To answer your question, authorized Habanos SA distributors do keep a list of authorized retailers that they supply. This list is usually on their website(s) and though some distributor websites may lack this list, they are more than happy to...

Cigars: Life of a Cigar, tobacco beetles, cigar smokers
tobacco beetles, cigar smokers, cigar wrapper: Matthew, First, congratulations on your wedding! Hope you have many years of happiness with your new bride. To answer your question, if you properly maintain your humidor, your cigars can stay good for a very long time... in fact, in a properly humidified...

Cigars: Longevity, fuzzy patches, humid regions
fuzzy patches, humid regions, bluish green: Darrell, Depending on how dry the air in your home is, a cigar sitting out in the open can be dry within a few days to a week. In VERY humid regions, cigars can sit out in the open and you won t have to worry about them drying out. In regards to mold,...

Cigars: Looking for a brand, edition cigar, cigar tube
edition cigar, cigar tube, cigar manufacturers: Hi Roger, That description doesn t sound very familiar. The name Don Antonio is actually used by several cigar manufacturers, companies and cigar brands for medium to low-end cigars so it s hard to know exactly what the origin of your cigar is. If you...

Cigars: Looking for a type of cigar, cigar industry, cigar brand
cigar industry, cigar brand, cigar band: Hi Anna, That name doesn t really sound familiar. The name sounds like it could be Jimenes and there is a cigar brand called Leon Jimenes but I can t confirm if that s the brand your friend is talking about. It could also be a lower-end cigar brand...

Cigars: Loss of CIgar Flavor, quality cigars, humidity range
quality cigars, humidity range, storage trays: Hi Dennis, Yes, insufficient humidity can actually cause a cigar to taste bland. The more dry a cigar is, the more stale it will taste. The safe humidity range is between 67-74% humidity (with 70% being considered perfect) so if your humidor s humidity...

Cigars: What is the life of a humidifier, electronic units, humidifier
electronic units, humidifier, humidifiers: Hi Robert, Depending on the quality and type of humidification device, a properly maintained unit can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years before it’s recommended that you replace it. These devices can actually last longer but some devices such as the aquafoam-based...

Cigars: lighters, butane lighters, butane torch
butane lighters, butane torch, free matches: Nick, I like butane lighters or sulfur-free matches. Neither of these will give you any foreign taste when lighting the cigars as opposed to regular matches or lighters like Zippo s that have a distinct, foreign odor and taste. Ideally find yourself a butane...

Cigars: Macanudo Vin. 2000, tobacco beetles, cigar tubes
tobacco beetles, cigar tubes, cigar tube: Hi Albert, For short term aging (ie: if you plan on smoking the cigar within a year), removing the cigar from the tube will greatly improve the aging process as the cigar will have more exposure to the humidity aeration which will promote the cigar’s natural...

Cigars: Madelaines Cyrstal Clear Tobacco Humidifier, cigar humidor, baking soda
cigar humidor, baking soda, room mate: Hi Erik, Here s what you need to do: 1/ Let the humidor sit for 1 to 2 weeks with the lid open. 2/ After letting the humidor air out, vacuum up any dust or dirt particles in your humidor. 3/ Season your humidor. Here s how to properly season your...

Cigars: Mail/web order Cigars in Canada, mississauga ontario canada, decent cigar
mississauga ontario canada, decent cigar, romeo y julieta: Hi Rich, Glad to hear your humidor is working perfectly now. As for cigars, because cigar prices are so high in Canada (due to the high cigar taxes), it’s quite hard to find cigars in the $5 range. A decent cigar brand for around $5 is Jose L. Piedra....

Cigars: Maintaining Cigars, humdifiers, cigar store
humdifiers, cigar store, cigar box: Hello. There are storage bags called humi-packs or humi-pouch (name varies by brand) and they re simply ziplock style bags with a padded, humdified lining inside that will keep your cigars fresh and well maintained for 60 to 90 days (depending on the...

Cigars: MEXICO, san andres tuxtla, cigar websites
san andres tuxtla, cigar websites, san andres tuxtla veracruz: DG, Most tobacconists/cigar shops in the United States do in fact carry the more popular Mexican cigar brands (such as Andrea s, Veracruz and Te-Amo). Smaller, local Mexican brands however, may be more hard to track down. My best advice is that you visit...

Cigars: Metallic, chalky powder taste! PLEASE HELP!, opus x, metal compounds
opus x, metal compounds, natural tobacco: Eric, You may want to make sure you re using 100% pure distilled water and switch the 4 crystal gel units with a regular humidification unit as I think that is what is creating the problem. First, to explain, the reason why cigars have a metallic taste...

Cigars: Mild cigar, romeo y julieta, mild cigar
romeo y julieta, mild cigar, bodied cigar: Dave, Royal Butera is a Connecticut Shade wrapped, Dominican filler, medium-bodied cigar. One of my favorites with similar tobaccos and great construction is Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real, and the 6 x 50 Toro retails for about $5 - how does that sound?...

Cigars: Mixing Fresh and Dry Cigars, flavours and aromas, dry cigars
flavours and aromas, dry cigars, flavoured cigars: Hi again Richard, The green spots is actually the result of the tobacco leaves being stained by water during the fermentation process. When the tobacco leaves are first picked from the tobacco fields, they re air cured and then fermented before being sent...

Cigars: MOLD!!!!, hoyo de monterrey, travel humidor
hoyo de monterrey, travel humidor, cigar boxes: W. Kim, Good news: You don t have mold! The white dusty powder that you have on your cigars is something called Plume (or Bloom) and Plume is a good thing. Plume is a sign that your cigars are well maintained and properly aging as the white dust is...

Cigars: MONTECRISTO HABANA NO 2 COMPARABLE, cuban cigar, cuban cigars
cuban cigar, cuban cigars, james yee: Jeff, I m not much of a Cuban cigar expert as I live in the US and don t have access to them. There is another expert on this site, Mr. James Yee who claims to know Cuban cigars very well. You question would be better suited for him. Sorry I can t be of more...

Cigars: Mold, humidification devices, mold spores
humidification devices, mold spores, green mold: Hi Steve, Yes, it definitely sounds like you have mold. The first thing you should do is remove all the infected cigars from your humidor. If the mold damage is minor and you think you can salvage your infected cigars, place them in a separate container...