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Cigars: Hoyo de Monterrey, hoyo de monterrey cigars, hoyo de monterrey
hoyo de monterrey cigars, hoyo de monterrey, habana cigar: Hi Rick, These are the Cuban Hoyo de Monterrey cigars closest to the 6x50 toro size: Épicure No. 1 - 5 5/8 x 46 Corona Gorda (but also known as a toro) Épicure No. 2 - 4 7/8 x 50 Robusto Churchill - 7 x 47 Churchill Épicure Especial (2004 Edicion...

Cigars: Humidifier maintenance, cigar mold, bloom
cigar mold, bloom, plume: Hi Michael, It s very possible that the substance could be plume/bloom but it s not very common to find plume on a humidification device. Plume/bloom typically remains on your cigars as it is the crystallization of the natural oils extruded from your cigars...

Cigars: Humidity in Humidor Won't Go above 65%, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, humidification device: The humidity devices are time sensitive - if they have been sitting on a store shelve too long they won t absorb water properly. Can you tell if it is noticeably heavier after soaking in water? Also soak it every week till the cigars are better rather than...

Cigars: Humidity level in humidor, connecticut shade wrapper, self destructor
connecticut shade wrapper, self destructor, cigar source: Steve, You re right, that sounds like bad advice. If your cigars get over-humidified they will swell up and the wrappers will split. 70% relative humidity is perfect if your temperature is 70 degrees, but if your temperature is more like 74, then your relative...

Cigars: Humidor., Seasoning a humidor, low humidity
Seasoning a humidor, low humidity, prepping a humidor: Hi Alan, There could be one or several reasons why the humidity in your humidor is too low. First, check to make sure your hygrometer is properly calibrated and tested for accuracy. If you have an analog hygrometer, it should be re-tested for accuracy...

Cigars: Humidor/humidity, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometer, finck: Jeff, Since you ve had the humidor a long time and know it well, how were your cigars when you stored them in there for an extended period of time? If the humidor is actually at 40% humidity, you d notice drying out right within a few days. If your old...

Cigars: Humidor isnt holding Humidity, moist paper towel, foam gasket
moist paper towel, foam gasket, cigar storage: Hi Mike, OK, it s definitely better to return the humidor for a refund then repair it yourself and void the warranty. To remove mold from your cigars, take a damp paper towel (moistened with distilled water) and delicately wipe the mold off your cigars....

Cigars: Humidor Question - Humidity Level, humidification device, digital hygrometer
humidification device, digital hygrometer, dry cigars: Hi Monica, The addition of cigars to the humidor - especially dry cigars - can temporarily absorb all the humidity in the humidor. Check the humidor s humidification device. If it has lost a lot of moisture and appears dry, add more distilled water and...

Cigars: Humidors, humidification units, adjustable shelves
humidification units, adjustable shelves, tower unit: Rob, I know a little about the cigar tower. You ll get what you pay for with this model - decent quality but not the best on the market. The hygrometers are not accurate, the lock in the door is light weight, and the finish is fair. They don t come with...

Cigars: Even humidity, cigar oasis, humidification device
cigar oasis, humidification device, bottom area: Hi Grant, Yes, humidors do function better if the humidification device is placed at the bottom of the humidor. For larger humidors, the humidity can have a problem thoroughly circulating to lower levels if the humidifier is not placed at the bottom. ...

Cigars: humidor humidity and temp, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Tim, Usually, a seasoned humidor should be able to create 70% humidity without any problems but sometimes they may be slightly off. Wait another two days and watch if the humidity level balances out at 70%. If the humidity doesn t correct itself, what...

Cigars: hygrometers/humidors, seasoning a humidor, humidification device
seasoning a humidor, humidification device, digital hygrometer: Hi Edward, The first step is to make sure that your hygrometer is properly configured. Even though most digital hygrometers are factory-tested, calibrated and extremely accurate, some digital hygrometers do require some minor configuration so that they...

Cigars: Isabela Miami cigars, cuban cohiba, romeo y julieta
cuban cohiba, romeo y julieta, cigar company: Hi John, I ve never heard of or seen Isabela cigar before so it s either a new brand that just came out or a small brand that isn t very established yet because it doesn t show up in any of my resource materials or product guides. However, a colleague...

Cigars: Keeping Cigars humified, propylene glycol, cigar humidifier
propylene glycol, cigar humidifier, relative humidity: Kevin, I have never used the quick start 50/50, but I believe it is only for setting up a new humidor, and should only be used the first time you prep the humidor. Typical PG solution is much less than 50%/50% - if you use that much propylene glycol all...

Cigars: Low Humidity in Humidor, propylene glycol, cigar humidor
propylene glycol, cigar humidor, digital hygrometer: Hi Doug, It s possible that the humidor has construction defects or damage that may constantly cause the humidity to leak out and prevent a proper humidity level. Examine the humidor s construction and look for construction flaws such as gaps or cracks...

Cigars: mold in humidor, humidification device, rubbing alcohol
humidification device, rubbing alcohol, sollution: If it does not hold humidity there is something wrong. Perhaps the humidification device is to small as this is the #1 problem. Mold- Wipe the whole box down with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol use a tooth brush to get all the corners. Leave it open for a day....

Cigars: You get what you pay for....., reccomendations, humidor
reccomendations, humidor, cigars: Patrick, Be careful using caulk - any odor from it will be absorbed by the cigars and will affect the taste. If you can find an odorless product, I think you ll be ok. I don t know what else you can do to seal the lid. Sorry I can t be more help. Bil...

Cigars: Ring gauge puch cut., punch cutter, large cigars
punch cutter, large cigars, punch ring gauge: Hi Andrew, The size of a punch cutter is usually around 25-29 ring gauge which is approximately the circumference of a cigarette or cigarillo cigar. There are some generically-produced punch cutters 30 ring gauge or larger for larger cigars such as churchills...

Cigars: Sealing a humidor, loose joints, construction flaw
loose joints, construction flaw, cigar stores: Hi Thomas, OK, if you re worried about cooking odors entering the humidor and just want to patch up the gaps, a low-fume, microban sealant should work. I ve never used it myself but alot of cigar stores do sell sealants like Kwikseal for minor humidor...

Cigars: Spanish cedar/mahogany cedar, Spanish cedar, Honduran Mahogany
Spanish cedar, Honduran Mahogany, American Red cedar: Hi Thomas, Mahogany is actually the second best choice for a wood in a humidor. If a humidor builder can t find Spanish cedar, Mahogany is the next best thing. Mahogany is more faint in aroma (compared to Spanish cedar) but in terms of absorbing and regulating...

Cigars: seasoning humidor, humidification device, mold growth
humidification device, mold growth, paper towel: Do not use 50/50 solution to wipe down the wood. By the book - To season the humidor wipe it down with a new damp sponge and distilled water - OK I just use a paper towel on the hundreds I have prepared for customers. Wet a paper towel and squeeze it out...

Cigars: seasoning humidor, sponge material, mold growth
sponge material, mold growth, humidor: The sponge material is sometime a little loose and can fall out especially if it has been banged around. Never put a bowl in the humidor please please please! Normally, 50/50 sollution every 6 months or more often only to reduce humidity and reduce the...

Cigars: can't find, cigar stores, dominican cigar
cigar stores, dominican cigar, cigar store: Andrew, If the distributor has gone out of business, it will be extremely hard to track these cigars down. What you should do is search on the Internet for cigar stores/online retailers located in the Dominican Republic and inquire with them as to if and...

Cigars: tobacco beetle, tobacco beetles, desktop humidor
tobacco beetles, desktop humidor, tobacco beetle: Hi Tom, No, not all cigars are guaranteed to have tobacco beetle eggs inside them. In fact, most cigars don t have eggs but with premium hand-rolled cigars, a cigar roller may accidentally miss a tobacco beetle egg that s been left on a tobacco leaf and...

Cigars: Varadero, cigar store, melia cohiba
cigar store, melia cohiba, cigar stores: Hi Thomas, The cigar store at the Plaza La Americas mall is nice. It s always got a great selection of cigars and is probably the best cigar store in Varadero. There s a LCDH at 63rd St & 1st Ave (1 ave & Calle 63) worth checking out... nice selection,...

Cigars: Vintage cuban cigars, cigar magazine, vintage cigars
cigar magazine, vintage cigars, cuban cigars: Hi Mike, It s really a matter of opinion. Some people do prefer not to purchase cigars from a certain year but other people will purchase vintage cigars regardless of year. As for why they prefer not to buy cigars from a certain year, there could be one...

Cigars: wrappers, split wrappers, cracking cigars
split wrappers, cracking cigars, machine-made cigars: Hi Grant, This is somewhat of a common thing. Usually when this happens, it s because the cigar is either A/ too dry at the head of the cigar, B/ a machine-made or low quality cigar, C/ rolled too tightly, or D/ cut too deep or too hard using a cigar...

Cigars: 2-Stick (3140) Cigar Caddy, cigar caddy, cigar case
cigar caddy, cigar case, humidification device: Hi Addison, No, you don t need to add any humidification device, PG or water to your cigar caddy. The cigar caddy you purchased is designed to carry cigars that you intend to smoke that day. It s not a long-term humidor meant to preserve your cigars for...

Cigars: Acryl Polymer Humidifier, polymer crystals, loose sediment
polymer crystals, loose sediment, drip water: Hi Adam, Yes, you can use the housing for your humidification device. The housing may not be large enough to hold all the crystals (when they re fully expanded) so start off with a small amount of crystals, add water and see how much they expand, if there...

Cigars: Bad Cubans, cigar rollers, fake cigars
cigar rollers, fake cigars, vegas robaina: Hi Daniel, It s hard to say... with premium, handrolled cigars, it s not uncommon to occasionally receive a bad cigar in a box. It s important to remember that there are many cigar rollers rolling a particular cigar in a factory and all the cigars are...

Cigars: Barrington House Intl. Jamaican cigars, cigar tobacco, jamaican cigars
cigar tobacco, jamaican cigars, cigar co: Hi Janet, I myself have not tried this brand as I have not seen it in stores yet but as soon as I try one, I ll let you know. (I ll just add a follow-up to this email discussion and you ll be re-notified by email.) The combination of tobacco does sound...

Cigars: Beetle holes in cigars, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, cigar cutter: Hi Mike, Tobacco beetles will leave behind a very fine dark powder which is made up of chewed up tobacco and tobacco beetle fecal matter. If you smoke a cigar with tobacco beetle holes, you could inadvertantly inhale this powdery substance and it could...

Cigars: Bitter taste??, cuban cigars, spanish cedar
cuban cigars, spanish cedar, bitter taste: Hi Thomas, The bitter taste is actually from the tar-like residue that naturally builds up at the head of the cigar as you smoke. This residue is a combination of your saliva mixing with the tobacco and this creates a bitter taste in your mouth. This...

Cigars: Bolivar, best cuban cigars, bolivar cigars
best cuban cigars, bolivar cigars, bodied cigar: Hi Daniel, Bolivar is an excellent cigar brand. It s a medium-to-full bodied cigar and the cigars age incredibly well. As you mentioned, the Belicoso Finos is a fantastic cigar but I also recommend the Royal Coronas, Corona Gigante and Gold Medal. If...

Cigars: bands, cigar dossier, cigar bands
cigar dossier, cigar bands, humdifiers: Hi Charles, It s totally natural for the humidity to slightly drop after you ve added a surplus of cigars to your humidor. Whenever you add a large quantity of cigars to your humidor, those cigars will absorb most of the humidity so you will need to check...

Cigars: what is the best cigar to begin with, mild cigars
mild cigars: Josh, Start with something mild, and if you like them you may want to start trying others. here are some suggestions: Macanudo Cafe Avo Classic Romeo Y Julieta Reserva Real Ashton Classic These will all be available at your local cigar store. If...

Cigars: Cigar ingredients, flavoured cigars, store cigars
flavoured cigars, store cigars, small cigar: Hi Massimo, What I suggest is that you try a small cigar first and if you begin to show signs of an allergic reaction, stop immediately. However, I think it should be fairly safe for you to smoke cigars. Preseratives are not added to the tobacco leaves...

Cigars: Cigar Mold, bottled distilled water, tupperware container
bottled distilled water, tupperware container, cigar stores: Hi Firoz, To clean your humidor, first remove all your cigars and store them in a plastic Tupperware container, Ziploc bag or Humi-pouch (which you can buy at most cigar stores). Store your cigars in your refrigerator. This will allow any mold particles...

Cigars: Cigar Storage, cigar tubes, cigar storage
cigar tubes, cigar storage, cigar tube: Hi Noemi, It s optional and totally safe for you to keep your Cohiba cigars in their original cigar tubes while in your humidor. Plastic cellophane wrappers and cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so humidity can pass through and keep your cigars properly...

Cigars: cigar freshness, tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle
tobacco beetles, tobacco beetle, cigar storage: Hi Ben, The first thing you need to do is clean the interior of the humidor. Use a vacuum cleaner with a soft-bristle attachment and vacuum the humidor. If you see mold or a fuzzy white substance inside the humidor, vacuum it up and gently wipe the humidor...

Cigars: cigar rotation, Rotating cigars
Rotating cigars: Hi Dennis, With large humidors filled with many cigars, humidity may not circulate effectively to cigars that are buried at the bottom of your cigar collection. To rotate your cigars, simply move cigars that located at the bottom of your cigar pile to...

Cigars: cigars in original box, cigar storage, cigar stores
cigar storage, cigar stores, cuban cigars: Hi Lucy, A box of premium cigars can last approximately 2 weeks if it is not properly stored in a humidor or humidified environment of 70% humidity & 70 degrees Fahrenheit. To make sure the cigars stay properly humidfied, you should store your cigars in...

Cigars: contrrol, propylene glycol, cigar oasis
propylene glycol, cigar oasis, cigar stores: Hi Chris, The first thing you should do is remove the cup of distilled water as that could be why your humidity is so high. Don t add your Xikar pre-mixed humidor solution to the puck yet. Let the humidor sit closed for a couple of days with the puck...

Cigars: Don Tomas Clasico, padron cigars, honduran cigars
padron cigars, honduran cigars, don tomas: Hi Robin, Don Tomas cigars are very good but Padron cigars are better quality and much better in terms of flavour. I personally enjoy Padron cigars more than Don Tomas but there are some excellent Don Tomas cigars that are definitely worth trying if you...

Cigars: dropping humidity in humidor, humidity level, humidification device
humidity level, humidification device, crystal jar: Hi DS, Yes, it s not uncommon for our humidors to dissipate humidity more quickly during colder months. What happens is that during autumn and winter seasons, the heating in our home is increased and along with the drier air, this causes our humidors to...

Cigars: Factory codes, cuban cigar boxes, romeo y julieta
cuban cigar boxes, romeo y julieta, cuban cigars: Hi Anthony, Absolutely. It s perfectly fine to store Cuban cigars along with non-Cuban cigars in the same humidor. If you have a large humidor with shelves/trays, you can organize your cigars so that your Cuban cigars are stored on one level and your...

Cigars: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Act, 31 flavors, flavored cigars
31 flavors, flavored cigars, tobacco act: Jason, It looks like there is a good chance that the ban will eventually extend to cigars. Small cigars are already being looked at, and in some cases states are treating them as cigarettes. I m not a big believer that cigars like Tatiana are causing kids...

Cigars: Barrington House Intl. Jamaican cigars, montalvo
Cigars: Barrington House Intl. Jamaican cigars, montalvo

Cigars: ghurka cigars, partagas cigars, wines
Cigars: ghurka cigars, partagas cigars, wines

Cigars: new cigars, world weather conditions, weed
Cigars: new cigars, world weather conditions, weed, tobacco

Cigars: Toscano, ancaster ontario, cigar shop
Cigars: Toscano, ancaster ontario, cigar shop, holy smoke

Cigars: ghurka cigars, gurkha cigar, ghurka cigars
gurkha cigar, ghurka cigars, gurkha cigars: Hi Amber, Yes, the HMR is the only Gurkha cigar to use green wax. In regards to the silver wax sealed Gurkhas, the LXIII Platinum cigar is produced in extremely limited numbers - only 6,000 anually - whereas the Gran Reserve is the flagship cigar as well...

Cigars: A good cigar, hoyo de monterrey, cohiba xv
hoyo de monterrey, cohiba xv, zino cigars: Hi Addison, For a full-bodied dark cigar, I recommend either a Cohiba XV, Ashton Aged Maduro #10, Hoyo de Monterrey Dark Sumatra Espresso or an Avo Domaine Maduro. For a Nicaraguan puro, Padron is the best of the best so try a Executive, 2000 (robusto)...

Cigars: Humidipacks?, cigar caddy, cigar shop
cigar caddy, cigar shop, fuente cigars: The Fuente pak should last a few weeks and if your buddy will give you a humidipak every time you go in to his store just live on those. The Fuente paks are made by Boveda. The new Boveda comes full and should feel like a little pillow stuffed with water...

Cigars: Humidor room interior, cedar walls, cabinet construction
cedar walls, cabinet construction, room interior: Hi Jon, It s perfectly fine to use any type of waterbase sealer for the doors and cabinets. However, the Spanish cedar walls and shelving must be left natural in order for them to absorb and regulate humidity effectively. Everything else such as the moulding,...

Cigars: humidor smell, baking soda, ashtray
baking soda, ashtray, cigars: Yes it will ruin your other cigars. Take all the cigars out and put them in a plastic bag they will be good there for a few weeks while you smoke them. Smoke them or throw them away? Wipe down the box with Isopropyl Alcohol and throw away the Humidity...

Cigars: JLP, cigar sizes, cigar brands
cigar sizes, cigar brands, cuban cigar: Hi Daniel, Piedra cigars have been around for many years. It s one of the oldest Cuban cigar brands (circa 1880s) but was discontinued in the early 1990s. The brand was then reinstated in the mid 1990s and became very popular for being a very inexpensive...

Cigars: Lighting a cigar, cigar boxes, lighting cigars
cigar boxes, lighting cigars, cigar stores: Hi Addison, It s perfectly fine to use lumberyard cedar to light your matches as long as the cedar is untreated and does not contain any type of chemicals (such as weatherproofiing lacquers or oils). The wood needs to be 100% all natural and extremely...

Cigars: Lighting cigars, lighting cigars, cigar
lighting cigars, cigar, ashton: Addison, The truth is, lighting a cigar with a cedar match does not add anything to the taste of the cigar. Cedar matched are preferred by some because they smell nice, but you won t taste anything in the cigar from them. As long as you use a sulfur-free...

Cigars: Match vs. Gas, butane torch lighters, butane lighter
butane torch lighters, butane lighter, lighting cigars: Hi Addison, I love both lighters and matches so for me, this is a tough question to answer. ;) I m exactly like you, I prefer a lighter for outdoors and cedar matches indoors. I use them both equally but if I had to choose one over the other, I would...

Cigars: Mold or Bloom?, rubbing alcohol, soft cloth
rubbing alcohol, soft cloth, shelve: Mold can occur on cigars and you can t tell it from bloom in my experience. But this is what to do. Isopropyl Rubbing alcohol kills the mold and cleans the cigars leaving no smell or taste. Take a soft cloth moisten it with Alcohol, do not soak it. Gently...

Cigars: Mold on cigars and humidor, mold spores, rubbing alcohol
mold spores, rubbing alcohol, alternative treatment: Hi John, Using isopropyl alcohol is really the only effective method for killing mold. Mold can be quite resilient so it s important that you kill all mold particles present inside the humidor. Otherwise, it will reform and quickly grow again. Using...

Cigars: mini cohiba, saint luis rey, florida orange
saint luis rey, florida orange, cohibas: The tobacco is different and the taste will be different, no one can tell you otherwise. You cannot find a California Orange that tastes like a Florida Orange but both are good in their own unique way. But try Don Diego Preludes - Mild Punch Slim Pamatella...

Cigars: mini cuban cohiba, padron anniversary, padron cigar
padron anniversary, padron cigar, cuban cohiba: Which orange is just like a Florida orange only grown in California? Which California Cabernet is just like a French Cabernet? To compare is not possible in reality as the soil and other elements impart different taste to the Tobacco as it does to wine....

Cigars: mini fridge to a humidor, digital hygrometer, cigar boxes
digital hygrometer, cigar boxes, mini fridge: I assume this is a new fridge, if it is not you must clean it out with rubbing alcohol to kill the germs and smells. You have to take the fridge apart and clean the coils that blow cold air as they will have picked up the smells of food and will impart them...

Cigars: Nicaraguan/Honduran Cigars, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, sancho panza
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, sancho panza, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Robin, Yes, Nicaraguan and Honduran cigars are generally less expensive than Cuban cigars. Here are some excellent Nicaraguan and Honduran cigars that you should try. Many of these cigars are fairly inexpensive but taste almost as good as a Cuban...

Cigars: new cigars, smoke one, esplendidos
smoke one, esplendidos, manure: Hi Charles, It s hard to explain why your cigars taste the way they do. I would let your cigars age a bit longer, at least 4-6 months (but preferably longer), and this may allow the cigars to develop a richer flavour. Your humidor conditions are perfect...

Cigars: Pipe Lighter, flint lighters, white briar
flint lighters, white briar, cigar shop: The wheel strikes the flint. The flint is pushed by a spring up to the wheel. Move the wheel backward and forward to perhaps free it up. Take out the spring there should be a screw and see if the flint chamber is clear. You can try to poke a thin drill...

Cigars: Recommendations for Cuban Cigars, romeo y julieta, hoyo de monterrey
romeo y julieta, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina: Hi Patrick, There s lots of great, moderately priced Cuban cigars. The key to finding a great Cuban cigar is to buy dark, oily-looking cigars. The more natural oils there is on the cigar(s), the better it will age and the richer the flavours will be....

Cigars: robusto's, cohiba robusto, handrolled cigars
cohiba robusto, handrolled cigars, cigar roller: Hi Jim, With premium handrolled cigars (this includes both Cuban and Non-Cuban cigars), the draw is mainly based on how the cigar roller bunched and rolled the filler tobacco in the cigar. Cigars with tight/no draws is caused by a blockage or knot in the...

Cigars: stacking cigars, proper humidity, bottom section
proper humidity, bottom section, humidor: Charles, Been out sick for a few days, sorry about the delay in answering you. Absolutely no problem in stacking the cigars on top of each other. One suggestion I have, you should keep the cellophane tubes on the cigars while stored in your humidor....

Cigars: how to store cigars for3 months, michael delacroix, cigar storage
michael delacroix, cigar storage, montecristo cigar: Hi Christine, Just to be safe, you should keep the Boveda pack to the side of the cigars just so that it does not stay in direct contact with them. If there is direct contact, the cigars may absorb too much moisture (from potential condensation/saturation...

Cigars: storing cigars, garcia vega, glass tubes
garcia vega, glass tubes, store shelves: Joe, Even though these cigars are sealed in glass tubes, they will start drying out somewhat over 60 days. However, I don t think they ll get so dry that they will not be enjoyable. The Garcia Y Vega brand is designed to be sold in mass-market outlets in...

Cigars: Tap water and humidors, cigar caddy, wood humidor
cigar caddy, wood humidor, pelican cases: 1. 1 day with water or tap water can ruin the cigars. 2. Let the water sit overnight then throw it out (joke here) 3. Tap water has minerals and chlorine that will ruin your cigars not to mention a breeding ground for mold - these minerals are good for humans...

Cigars: Toscano, toronto ontario canada, cigar store
toronto ontario canada, cigar store, cuban cigars: Hi Peter, I haven t seen this brand in stores lately. You should visit your local cigar store and ask if it s possible for them to order these cigars from their supplier. You can also contact House of Horvath (Toronto) directly and they may be able to...

Cigars: Vinotemp humidor, thermo electric, electric humidor
thermo electric, electric humidor, wine cooler: Hi Chris, I spoke with Laura at Vinotemp early last week and she said that they would send me more info about their thermo-electric humidor and their cabinet humidors so I m just waiting for that now. I ll let you know as soon as I receive it. (I ll just...

Cigars: wife wants to try, cigar sampler, cherry chocolate
cigar sampler, cherry chocolate, chocolate mocha: Brian, Try one of these brands: Tatiana (Cherry, chocolate, Cinnamon, Honey, Rum or Vanilla) Helix Mocha (chocolate mocha) CAO Flavours (a wide variety of flavors available) Baccarat (lightly sweet) If she d like to try several items, we have a...

Cigars: Yellowish film on Adorini humidifier unit, humidifier unit, humidity levels
humidifier unit, humidity levels, high humidity: Hi Arthur, I believe this yellow residue is caused by the shutter originally being closed and that you are using the humidifier element for the very first time. What you should do is remove the yellow residue by first rinsing the housing under warm water...

Cigars: Between the Acts, altadis usa, cigarette tobacco
altadis usa, cigarette tobacco, federal excise tax: Ray, Between the Acts was made by Altadis USA, an has apparently been taken off the market as it does not appear on their price list any longer. The massive federal excise tax increase on little cigars killed many of these brands, and I suspect this was...

Cigars: Beatles, aluminum tubes, aluminum tube
aluminum tubes, aluminum tube, vacation dates: Louis, Sorry about the late answer. I was on vacation and forgot to set my vacation dates on this site. Freeze all of the cigars, including the aluminum tubes just to be safe. If they are sealed, the bugs won t get in them, but I wouldn t take any chances....

Cigars: Just bought a small humidor, now what?, humidor cigar, digital hygrometers
humidor cigar, digital hygrometers, analog hygrometer: Hi Steve, Congratulations on your new humidor! Before using it, the first thing you should do is make sure that your hygrometer is accurate and properly calibrated. Remove the hygrometer from your humidor* and place it in a Ziploc bag. Next, take a teaspoon...

Cigars: Cellophane Wrappers, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Hi Mark, 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: Cigar Aroma, connecticut shade wrapper, bodied cigar
connecticut shade wrapper, bodied cigar, natural tobacco: Jason, Any aroma other than tobacco is an added product, so there are no unflavored, sweet smelling cigars. However, some unflavored cigars can be strong, bitter, musty, burned smelling, and some have a much more pleasant aroma. You ll want to make sure...

Cigars: Cohiba Double Corona, hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta
hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta, double corona: Hi Javier, Unfortunately, no. There is NO Cohiba Double Corona Edicion Limitada cigar for 2007. The only Edicion Limitada cigars for 2007 are: Romeo y Julieta Escudo Hoyo de Monterrey Regalos Trinidad Ingenios The only Cohiba Edicion Limitada...

Cigars: Cohiba Maduros, assumming, time james
assumming, time james, maduros: Hi Grant, If I recall correctly, the Maduro 5 band is one piece. However, I m not sure if Habanos recently made changes to the band and made it a two-piece like the Edicion Limitadas. To confirm this, it s best to contact Habanos directly. You can reach...

Cigars: Cold environment, humidification device, cigar oasis
humidification device, cigar oasis, proper humidity: Hi Michael, Actually 50/50 humidor solution works well with sponge-based humidification units ONLY if the humidification device generates too much humidity (greater than 75% humidity) with only distilled water. 50/50 solution basically regulates the humidity...

Cigars: cigars, mold outbreak, respiratory irritant
mold outbreak, respiratory irritant, tobacco leaves: Hi Thomas, If the green spots on the cigar did not rub off, it most likely wasn t mold but instead, was natural green spots on the tobacco leaves or a stain from a previous mold outbreak. Tobacco mold will resemble mold that you would find on spoiled food;...

Cigars: clueless if it is mold or bloom, rubbing alcohol, cubans
rubbing alcohol, cubans, humidor: The picture is mold for sure but even so when you have this stuff or anything like it be prepared to work. Use Isopropyl alcohol only - wet a clean cloth Wipe the cigars gently with the cloth cleaning off all the mold, dab the foot of the cigar also to get...

Cigars: Disinfecting humidification device, mold spores, mold infestation
mold spores, mold infestation, humidification device: Hi John, I would say it s better to just replace the humdification device. These sponge-based humidification devices are fairly inexpensive (they usually cost anywhere between $5-$15; depending on the size) so its best to just replace the unit entirely....

Cigars: Failed Cohiba Authentication?, warranty stickers, serial number sticker
warranty stickers, serial number sticker, cigar purchase: Hi Steve, The serial number on the Havana House sticker will not work with Habanos SA s authenticity check. The Havana House serial number is strictly for Havana House s computer system. The serial number that you need for authenticity check would be...

Cigars: HELP!!! MY CIGARS ARE STARTING TO TASTE LIKE AMMONIA AND PLASTIC., humidor, cigar
Cigars: HELP!!! MY CIGARS ARE STARTING TO TASTE LIKE AMMONIA AND PLASTIC., humidor, cigar, limited edition

Cigars: Placement of cigars and humidifier in humidor, humidification, humidor
Cigars: Placement of cigars and humidifier in humidor, humidification, humidor, humidifier

Cigars: fresh, tobacco beetle, cigar shop
tobacco beetle, cigar shop, degrees fahrenheit: Hi Mike, The most important task to operating a cigar shop is to make sure the thermostat and humidification system is working properly. Cigars require an ideal environment of 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit so if your shop has a walk-in humidor,...

Cigars: Good Cuban Recommendations, cohiba esplendido, habanos sa
cohiba esplendido, habanos sa, cigar smokers: Hi Steve, It s true, Cohiba and Montecristo are the two most counterfeited Cuban cigar brands in the world (The most counterfeited cigar in the world is the Cohiba Esplendido.) To answer your question, it s not a matter of what you should order but...

Cigars: glass top cigar boxes, cigar boxes, kudlow
cigar boxes, kudlow, beaten track: I have to know Height width and depth 5 inches wide by 7 inches deep? 5 inches high by 7 inches wide? 14” W x 9 3/4” D x 6 1/2” H is the one I have And I have others. But I also need to know what it is for to sell them to you, or properly direct...

Cigars: HELP!!! MY CIGARS ARE STARTING TO TASTE LIKE AMMONIA AND PLASTIC., ammonia smell, spanish cedar
ammonia smell, spanish cedar, partagas black: Hi Joe, Your cigars will most likely lose their plastic smell/taste but it will definitely take some time. Just let your cigars age naturally in your coolerdor and over time, the plastic smell/taste will disappear. Spanish cedar will help remove the plastic...

Cigars: Humidifer Questions, seasoning a humidor, cigar selection
seasoning a humidor, cigar selection, humidification device: Hi Bill, First, seasoning is the process of preparing your humidor s interior so that it can absorb and regulate humidity more effectively. It s possible for you to use an unseasoned humidor but unseasoned humidors may have erratic performance and require...

Cigars: Humidore, humidification device, water scale
humidification device, water scale, humidor: Hi George, Yes, you should always use distilled water or bidest water (double-distilled water) in your humidor. Any other type of water (such as boiled, tap, bottled, filtered, etc.) will contain small traces of minerals and this will accumulate in your...

Cigars: harmful?, how to smoke cigar, mild cigar
how to smoke cigar, mild cigar, cigar smoke: Hi Justin, It s hard to say because everybody reacts differently to cigars. Most people that do not inhale cigar smoke are not chemically addicted to cigars and do not have an urge to chain smoke them. If you don t inhale the cigar smoke, I would say...

Cigars: humidifiers, cigar oasis, electric humidifiers
cigar oasis, electric humidifiers, humidity level: Hi DL, The Humicare XG-1000 is a good humidifier so you shouldn t worry. You just need to make sure that your hands are always clean when handling the sponge; otherwise, mold can form. It s also important that you do not obstruct the humidifier when kept...

Cigars: Placement of cigars and humidifier in humidor, digital hygrometer, humidification devices
digital hygrometer, humidification devices, daniel marshall: Hi Steve, The placement of your humidification devices in your humidor can be anywhere as long as they are not blocked by humidor components, fixtures or cigars themselves. Keeping your humidifiers/crystals in an obstructed position can cause the humidity...

Cigars: Real vs. Fake, cuban cigar prices, habanos sa
cuban cigar prices, habanos sa, dominican cohiba: Hi Addison, There s actually two different non-Cuban versions of Cohiba. The premium and most well-known non-Cuban Cohiba version has a totally different looking cigar band when compared to the Cuban band. The non-Cuban band is black and white and the...

Cigars: SEASONAL HELP., cigar shop, lighting store
cigar shop, lighting store, indirect lighting: Bill, Sorry about the delayed response. I ve been out of the office for a few days. Most stores use some type of indirect lighting, but in my shop, which is a 1,500 square foot walk in humidor, we just use fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent doesn t give...

Cigars: Seconds?, cigar retailer, cigar bands
cigar retailer, cigar bands, cuban cigar: Hi Joe, Factory Second cigars can be a great deal and are definitely worth trying. As you mentioned, many of these cigars are blemished and unbanded cigars that are plainly bundled in cellophane wrappers. They also do not come with boxes or cigar bands...

Cigars: storing unopened cigar cases, propylene glycol, humis
propylene glycol, humis, cigar cases: Karl, That ll work, but you d be safer spending a few dollars on a a humidifier that is designed to hold plenty of solution and that won t leak/spill on your cigars. You can put the cigars in anything airtight - Tupperware bowls work great. If you are storing...

Cigars: Warranty Seals for Cuban Cigars, cabinet boxes, cuban cigars
cabinet boxes, cuban cigars, gold stripe: Hi John, First, the Habanos chevron sticker does exist with and without the fine black lines. The version with the black lines was in use between 1994 to 2004 before it was discontinued and replaced by the sticker without the black lines in 2005. The...

Cigars: Adorini Humidor / Book, cigar stores, hygrometer
cigar stores, hygrometer, internet retailers: Hi Thomas, Because the hygrometer is installed into the facade of the humidor, it may not be removable. Removing the hygrometer may cause damage to the wood or seal and compromise the humidity performance. To test your Adorini hygrometer for accuracy,...

Cigars: My Analog Hygrometer Reads 78%, humidor hygrometer, analog hygrometer
humidor hygrometer, analog hygrometer, vacation dates: Mike, Sorry about the delayed response - I ve been out for the holidays and forgot to set my vacation dates on allexperts.com The answer to your question is long, but don t worry, you are not doing anything wrong. Your hygrometer will definitely read...

Cigars: Bill Clinton Presidential Cigar Can, cigar boom, presidential cigar
cigar boom, presidential cigar, double coronas: Please excuse this original answer if you thought it flippant. These cigars were meant to be a joke cigar and have no value as good smokes, so my answer was meant to reflect the light hearted nudge they were meant to be. History shows that during a cigar...

Cigars: Building my own Cabinet Humidor, cigar humidor, desktop humidor
cigar humidor, desktop humidor, commercial cigar: My commercial cigar humidor for 25,000 cigars is Spanish Cedar from top to bottom. But you do not need that much cedar, just make the shelves out of Spanish cedar and you will be like 99% of the cigar stores in the USA. Use good humidification that is important....

Cigars: Butane Fuel Quality, butane fuel, quality specs
butane fuel, quality specs, lighter fuel: Kevin, A couple of years ago a Ronson salesman was in my office and had the study I referred to. I don t have a copy, and unfortunately I no longer buy fuel from Ronson and can t get a copy. I have heard that Zippo may be acquiring Ronson in the next couple...

Cigars: going into business, cigar lounges, tobacco beetles
cigar lounges, tobacco beetles, cigar smokers: Hi Christine, Here are a few suggestions for your cigar bar: - When stocking cigars at your cigar bar, be sure to stock popular PREMIUM brands. Lesser-known brands are less likely to sell. - Offer fair prices. If you markup the prices too high, the...

Cigars: Castro Rey, silver box, arturo fuente
silver box, arturo fuente, cigars: Cuesta Rey made by Arturo Fuente. Not made any more as far as I know. Remember that cigars change as the crops change,cigars change as the companies grow or alter the blends to meet changing tastes of the public. So a Cuesta Rey today might be totally different...

Cigars: cigar storage, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, cigar storage: Hi Thomas, Merry Christmas! Whether or not you should remove the plastic wrappers, cigar tubes or box packaging is purely optional and entirely up to you. Plastic wrappers and most cigar tubes are not 100% airtight so you can leave them on your cigars...

Cigars: the cohiba gran reserva, cohiba robusto, cohiba cigars
cohiba robusto, cohiba cigars, cohiba siglo: Hi Janet, The entire Cohiba Siglo line (Siglo I, II, III, etc.) is fantastic and less expensive than the Gran Reserva. I m quite fond of the Siglo III and IV cigars myself. They re reasonably priced plus the cigars are a good size for the money. Though...

Cigars: another cold weather & humidity question, cigar faq, salt mixture
cigar faq, salt mixture, humidity level: Hi Bill, Yes, the salt mixture will remain at 75% in colder temperatures. Also, be sure to add only a tiny bit of distilled water so that the salt mixture is crumbly and not a slush or paste. Hopes this helps! As always, if you have any more questions,...

Cigars: coleman thermoelectric cooler, coleman thermoelectric cooler, humidity level
coleman thermoelectric cooler, humidity level, humidor: You have to get the temperature to 65 degrees. If you have good cigars and want to keep them fresh get a real humidor please. Refrigeration is not always necessary but if you want a real one go to Vigilant as they are the best. Or you are still safer with...

Cigars: Dye & additives, cigar forum, cigar wrappers
cigar forum, cigar wrappers, additives: Jerry, There is a process that uses an alcohol based solution to darken tobacco. It is not a true dye, but is a chemical process that darkens the leaf. I belive that there is also a process that uses a dye to turn tobacco black, although I have never...

Cigars: Bill Clinton Presidential Cigar Can, air force one, paks
Cigars: Bill Clinton Presidential Cigar Can, air force one, paks, keepsakes

Cigars: Walk in humidor, humidification system, plastic barrier
Cigars: Walk in humidor, humidification system, plastic barrier, musty odor

Cigars: good humidor, quadrant hinges, digital hygrometers
quadrant hinges, digital hygrometers, humidification device: Best in the world is Vigilant but they are expensive. Daniel Marshall makes a nice box but the humidification has to be manipulated to fit the desired atmospheric conditions, dryer climate more, near the ocean less. So buy one, make sure it comes with a digital...

Cigars: Humi-care EH plus, electrical components, humidifier
electrical components, humidifier, inconsistency: Hi Dave, It sounds like the unit is overheating (or the electrical components is defective) and automatically shutting itself off. When it turns off, does it eventually turn back on by itself? I m not sure exactly what is causing it to shut down so it...

Cigars: Humidor Ferguson Bros #8405, ferguson bros, exact measurements
ferguson bros, exact measurements, interior wood: These were made in the 40s and 50s - Check the antique side of this Allexperts site. But supply pictures and exact measurements for an accurate assessment. Pictures of the back, front, hinges + show the interior wood construction in the pics also. Let...

Cigars: Humidor question, water filtration system, surface mold
water filtration system, surface mold, cigar smoking: Tim, Mold is not really powdery, it grows and looks more like a fuzz. Occasionally cigars grow mold just on the outside wrapper from being over-humidified. This surface mold can be wiped off and does not cause any real damage. However, if a cigar grows...

Cigars: Humidor question, long periods of time, cigar smoking
long periods of time, cigar smoking, rubbing alcohol: Hi Tim, If the white substance is thick and fuzzy in appearance and forms in random patches, it is mold. Cigar mold often appears when the humidity inside your humidor is greater than 75%. When the humidity remains above 75% for long periods of time,...

Cigars: holding cigars, cigar store, christmas specials
cigar store, christmas specials, storage container: Hi David, If the package is properly sealed and airtight, your cigars will last for about 3-4 weeks. Your cigars can actually last longer (since they are well protected in a sealed environment) but it s usually advised that after 3-4 weeks, your cigars...

Cigars: humidification, pungent aroma, pipe tobacco
pungent aroma, pipe tobacco, dear james: Hi Thomas, Because pipe tobacco can be very aromatic, it s best that you do not store it in your humidor. Storing your pipe tobacco with your cigars can cause your cigars to absorb the pungent aroma of the pipe tobacco and this will affect the way your...

Cigars: my humidification device, cigar oasis, humidity level
cigar oasis, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Roger, Don t worry, a humidor temperature of 72 degrees will not affect your humidor environment or endanger your cigars. Your Cigar Oasis Ultra will also automatically adjust the humidity level so if your humidor s humidity level increases due to the...

Cigars: humidor, humidity fluctuations, mold spores
humidity fluctuations, mold spores, cigar room: Hi Paul, The white substance is most likely mold which is caused by bacteria contamination. You will need to thoroughly disinfect the entire water reservoir and filter to remove all traces of mold. Use isopropyl alcohol to wipe down the entire reservoir...

Cigars: humidor, digital hygrometer, cigar manufacturers
digital hygrometer, cigar manufacturers, boveda: First how do your cigars feel? If they are OK then perhaps the Hygrometer is not accurate. A digital hygrometer is necessary for an accurate reading. Order a few 72% Boveda humidity pillows immediately and put them on top of your cigars along with filling...

Cigars: humidor question, control mold, mold growth
control mold, mold growth, cigar smoking: I just got back in town This mold is prevalent on cigars. Remember to change the humidity device every 2 years to keep it fresh and clean-imagine a big moist sponge sitting in your humidor for 2 years. White stuff can be cleaned off with Rubbing alcohol....

Cigars: premium non-Cuban cigar brand, romeo y julieta, h upmann
romeo y julieta, h upmann, cigar brand: KW, Here are some of the most popular brands and average prices: Montecristo (Dominican) $9 Padron $5 Ashton $9 Oliva $4.50 Romeo Y Julieta (Dominican or Honduran) $6 Arturo Fuente $5.50 H. Upmann (Dominican) $6 Punch (Honduran) $5 Excalibur...

Cigars: Re: Cohiba Esplendido's Pricing, cohiba esplendido, cohiba esplendidos
cohiba esplendido, cohiba esplendidos, hi john: Hi John, On average, a box of genuine Cohiba Esplendidos will sell for about $500-$600 USD. Supply and demand as well as the condition, appearance and age of the cigars can also influence the value. If the cigars have a nice appearance with a dark and...

Cigars: Smoking cigarillos, smoking cigarettes, cherry flavor
smoking cigarettes, cherry flavor, carcinogens: The nicotine enters through the vessels in the mouth but it is not as intense as inhaling the smoke deep into the lungs. It eliminates many other carcinogens in tobacco if you do not inhale. The addiction level is lower also if you do not inhale. This...

Cigars: stamped date, gentle squeeze, sxf
gentle squeeze, sxf, sylvie: Sylvie, The stamped code could mean anything, depending on who the manufacturer is. There is no way I can tell from the information you gave me if it is the date code. If the cigars are not too dry, then yes you can smoke them. Give one a gentle squeeze...

Cigars: How do you tell if a Cuban cigar is real?, cuban cigar bands, genuine cuban cigars
cuban cigar bands, genuine cuban cigars, counterfeit cigars: Hi Taylor, The majority of counterfeit Cuban cigars can easily be spotted by the poor cigar construction, incorrect printing/trimming of the cigar bands or improper placement of labels on the cigar box itself. Counterfeit cigars generally have a poor quality...

Cigars: Walk in humidor, plastic barrier, james hope
plastic barrier, james hope, vapor barrier: Hi Thomas, It s best to install a large plastic vapor barrier that separates the cedar from the drywall. The cedar panels will absorb and regulate a lot of moisture over time so adding a vapor barrier will prevent moisture and mold damage to the drywall....

Cigars: Zippo lighter value, vietnam zippos, check ebay
vietnam zippos, check ebay, ebay: This is a regular production Zippo Value $35 ? Check ebay for values but this one is not that collectible. The hot ones are real old - like 30s and 40s or unusual logos for instance my Disneyland Zippo from 1971 is worth $250, Vietnam Zippos are worth $50...

Cigars: Building a humidor, Building a humidor, American Red cedar
Building a humidor, American Red cedar, Spanish cedar: Hi Nick, Yes, when building a humidor, never use American Red cedar. American Red cedar is actually more pungent in aroma, so pungent that the cedar s strong scent can actually compromise and fuse with the natural scent and aroma of all the cigars in your...

Cigars: Cabinet humidor humidity, level space, humidor
level space, humidor, humidifier: Hi Thomas, Crystals/beads can definitely boost the humidity at the top level. In fact, crystals and beads are better than a foam element because they can maintain humidity longer and are less susceptible to bacteria. Also, be sure to organize your cigars...

Cigars: Cancun, LCDH Cancun
LCDH Cancun: Hi Jack, You should buy your cigars from a La Casa del Habanos (LCDH). There are LCDH shops all over the world (except the US) and there s even a shop in Cancun. Here s the address: La Casa del Habanos Cancun Address: Blvd. Kukulkan Km 12.7 Zona...

Cigars: Cardboard cigar boxes- ?$ worth, cigar boxes, cardboard boxes
cigar boxes, cardboard boxes, ebay: BJ, J.B. Back Cedarap cigars were made in Kingston, NY until 1986 when the factory closed and production was moved to our facility in San Antonio, Texas. The boxes you have are likely cardboard boxes with paper wrappers and don t have a great deal of value....

Cigars: Cigar Caddy 3540, cigar caddy, digital hygrometer
cigar caddy, digital hygrometer, gram scale: Scott please read my revised answer again I am here to help... I have sold 1,000s of Cigar Caddy s with a Boveda in them and the customers all agree that this works with NO effort. You do not have to put water in every few days and you do not have to open...

Cigars: Cigarillos in a tin, dry cigars, dutch cigars
dry cigars, dutch cigars, storage: Hi William, Many cigarillo and cigarita cigars are small enough that they don t require humidification. These cigars are called dutch (or dry cigars ) and usually include small machine-made convenience store cigars, flavoured cigars, and cigarette-sized...

Cigars: Cigars and coffee, cigars and coffee
cigars and coffee: Hi Joshua, I would suggest a cigar that is rich in flavour but is not too strong. A full bodied cigar would compromise the flavour and strength of the coffee and you wouldn t want that because it will muddle all the flavours together. A milder cigar will...

Cigars: Cuban question, cohiba robusto, montecristo 2
cohiba robusto, montecristo 2, punch punch: Mike, Partagas Serie D 4 is fantastic if you can find a dark, oily box. Other cigars worth picking up are Montecristo #2, Hoyo de Monterrey double coronas, Bolivar Belicoso Finos and Cuaba Salomones. Did you like the Punch Punch? If yes, try other Punch...

Cigars: Cubans in Toronto, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, humidification device: Hi Mike, 66% is fine but be sure to monitor your humidor for the next few days to see if the humidity will increase. When a humidor is dry/unseasoned or has many dry cigars, the humidity will be low for a few days until the humidor and cigars is finally...

Cigars: Cubans off the truck, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina
hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina, cuban cigar: Hi Patrick, You actually don t need to age any Cuban cigar. They can be smoked immediately without aging. Aging them will cause richer and more defined flavours to develop but it s not mandatory to age cigars. Many Cuban cigars do taste great even without...

Cigars: cigars going out, Spanish cedar, aeration panel
Spanish cedar, aeration panel: Hi Denny, You can buy Spanish cedar at most home renovation/hardware stores such as Home Depot or Lowes. You can also buy cedar from lumberyards as Spanish cedar is commonly used for home construction. (ie: Cedar is common in lining closets and outdoor...

Cigars: Cardboard cigar boxes- ?$ worth, mid hudson valley, cigar factory
Cigars: Cardboard cigar boxes- ?$ worth, mid hudson valley, cigar factory, aunts

Cigars: cigars going out, home building materials, spanish cedar
Cigars: cigars going out, home building materials, spanish cedar, humidor

Cigars: Humidor Odor, humidor, christmas gift
Cigars: Humidor Odor, humidor, christmas gift, cigars

Cigars: White stuff on Cigar, greenish colour, natural substance
Cigars: White stuff on Cigar, greenish colour, natural substance, cigar

Cigars: Hoja Cigars, Universal Cigar Co., Hoja Yellow Label
Universal Cigar Co., Hoja Yellow Label, Yellow Band: Andrew, Here are two websites that Google found for me: http://www.bighumidor.com/products.cfm http://www.bonitasmokeshop.com/hoja_cigars_online_at_bonita_smo.htm Again, if you re having trouble finding these cigars online, you may want to ask your...

Cigars: Humidity level low, cigar oasis, analog hygrometer
cigar oasis, analog hygrometer, humidity level: Hi Lou, To season your humidor, you will need the following: - 1 clean, sterilized sponge (preferably brand new) - 1 clean, sterilized spray bottle - Distilled water or bidest water (double-distilled water) - 1 sheet of plastic food wrap or a small,...

Cigars: Humidor Lid is slightly sticky now..., Propylene Glycol, PG
Propylene Glycol, PG, 50/50 humidor solution: Hi Nick, Yes, Propylene Glycol (PG) can last a long time in a humidor and on average, will last around 2 years before it loses its effectiveness and needs to be replaced. To properly use PG in a humidor, you need to combine it with distilled water. Add...

Cigars: Humidor maintenace, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, calm weather: They could be old clay humidification devices. I would suggest replacing them with hanging humidification devices. Moisture falls and the best scenarion is to mount up 1 or 2 devices to the top of the box. How big is the humidor to decide how many devices...

Cigars: Humidor mold low humidity, microscopic traces, humidification device
microscopic traces, humidification device, humidity levels: Hi John, It s not necessary to re-season the humidor if you only remove the tray to disinfect. Disinfect the tray with isopropyl alcohol and then wipe it down with distilled water before returning it to your humidor. Humidity problems from obstructions...

Cigars: Humidor Odor, nooks and crannies, alcohol alcohol
nooks and crannies, alcohol alcohol, humidification device: To clean odor and everything else out of an old pipe I always used rubbing alcohol. Alcohol evaporates and leaves no smell or aroma. I cleaned many old stinky pipes out and it left them clean and no smell. The same should aply to a humidor absolutely and...

Cigars: Humidor Question, store cigars, boveda
store cigars, boveda, humidifier: Your observations are beyond the normal humidor owner and all correct. Go with your information, get another humdidor and do not stack them so high. To bring humidity to the bottom of the stack and keep it consistent, layer in 2 Boveda humidity packets and...

Cigars: Humidors, spanish cedar interior, humidor designs
spanish cedar interior, humidor designs, desktop humidor: Hi Soli, £100 - £150 for a desktop humidor is very reasonable. Adorini is a good brand but there are literally thousands of different humidor designs, styles and brands so my best suggestion is that you visit your local cigar store/tobacconist and see...

Cigars: humidifier, propylene glycol, aluminum tubes
propylene glycol, aluminum tubes, humidification device: You have to replace the device immediately. Step one take out the cigars and put them in a big zip lock bag - they will stay fresh in there for several days. Throw away the device. Clean the whole humidor out with Isopropyl rubbing alcohol to kill all the...

Cigars: Industrial Press, Drew Estate, Industrial Press
Drew Estate, Industrial Press, Brickk: Hi Jack, Yes, I have heard of Industrial Press (aka IP ) cigars and they are indeed made by Drew Estate. You can still buy Industrial Press cigars from online cigar websites as I see them for sale all the time. Simply google Drew Estate Industrial Press,...

Cigars: looking for metal cigar tubes, Empty cigar tubes
Empty cigar tubes: Hi Tamara, I don t have access to empty cigar tubes at the moment but if you contact local cigar stores and cigar lounges in your area, they may be able to gather some empty cigar tubes for you. Finding a large supply of empty cigar tubes may be tricky...

Cigars: Madelaine Crystal Humidifier vs. Boveda packs -follow up, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, upper stratosphere: The Boveda just makes things easy, all my customers use them and swear by them. The others devices are planes. Boveda is the Space shuttle. They use a plane to take the Space Shuttle to launch - Humidification sponges like Madelaine are the base, then add...

Cigars: Madelaine Crystal Humidifier vs. Boveda packs, cigar humidification, carlos torano
cigar humidification, carlos torano, fuente carlos: Boveda In a sealed environment my tests show that Boveda is a necessity. In a humidor it is different but Boveda helps make perfection easy without a daily commitment by the owner. The Madeline crystals are just a different type of sponge to absorb water...

Cigars: Making a humidor, cigar oasis, michael dixon
cigar oasis, michael dixon, poor flavor: Leave space so the cedar does not fit tight and you can move them in and out by hand. If the victrola cabinet corners are just glued together, nailed, or stapled the box might split or come apart with time. Most boxes do not seal completely to allow...

Cigars: Oasis, cigar humidor, cigar oasis
cigar humidor, cigar oasis, oasis humidifier: Robert, You have a couple of choices: 1. If you want to save money and just want a good humidifier, go with a Madelaine Crystal system. The require regular filling with distilled water, but work much better than the typical humidifier that comes with...

Cigars: PG Solution, Propylene Glycol, Industrial
Propylene Glycol, Industrial, Food-grade: Hi Choong, Industrial-grade Propylene Glycol can be extremely pungent for your cigars as well as cause allergic reactions (skin and respiratory irritant) for some people so it s best that you stop using this PG immediately and switch to a food-grade/commercial-grade...

Cigars: Pirámides, Habanos piramides, Cuban torpedos
Habanos piramides, Cuban torpedos, figurados: Hi Daniel, I absolutely LOVE Montecristo #2, Robaina Unicos and Bolivar Belicoso Finos! Montecristo #2 is actually my all-time favourite figurado. My second favourite is Bolivar Belicoso Finos and my third is Robaina Unicos. H. Upmann #2 and Partagas...

Cigars: Propylene Glycol..., propylene glycol, relative humidity
propylene glycol, relative humidity, nick nick: Nick, I don t like the 50/50 solution because I have seen it cause mold in the past. I d stick with Madelaine or Xikar brand PG solution - I have great success with them. Your comment about the PG solution lasting a year is incorrect though. You ll need...

Cigars: Quality Humidor!!!, humidor designs, cigar store
humidor designs, cigar store, quality humidor: Hi Chandrea, There s literally hundreds of different humidor designs ranging anywhere between $100-$2,500+ dollars so I recommend that you visit your local cigar/tobacconist and examine the available humidors they have for sale. Regardless of brand, be...

Cigars: Straight from the box ?, dry cigars, smoke immediately
dry cigars, smoke immediately: Hi Daniel, It s perfectly fine to smoke cigars straight out of the box IF they are not dry. If the cigars are a bit dry, you shuold let them sit in a humidor for 2 to 4 weeks (at least 2 weeks) before you smoke them. Dry cigars can actually crack and...

Cigars: Sweet cigars, mama juana, sweet cigars
mama juana, sweet cigars, artificial flavors: Baccarat is probably the most famous of the mild slightly sweet cigars. There is an Indonesian bundle from Oliva that is my favorite in the slightly sweet cigars. It is tastier tobacco than Baccarat and slightly sweet but NOT overwhelming. Drew Estate makes...

Cigars: Temp/Humidity, cigar oasis, vegas robaina
cigar oasis, vegas robaina, cigars montecristo: Hi Jack, You may want to consider using an electronic humidifier in your humidor such as a Cigar Oasis (www.cigaroasis.com) that allows you to custom set the humidity level. With an electronic unit, it s easier to maintain a proper humidity level in areas...

Cigars: I used tap water for 1 day with my new humidor, propylene glycol, humidification
propylene glycol, humidification, xikar: Gil, Tap water won t hurt the wood, it s the humidifier that will get damaged from using tap water. Using it a couple of times won t hurt, but repeated use will cause calcium and lime to deposit in the humidifier causing it to stop up. Ideally use a pre-mixed...

Cigars: White stuff on Cigar, cigar makers, cigar maker
cigar makers, cigar maker, wrapper leaf: Cesar, The white stuff is either mold or is the paste that the cigar maker uses to seal the wrapper at the head of the cigar. If it is mold, it will wipe off easily. If it is the paste it won t come off. There are 2 different types of paste cigar makers...

Cigars: Acrylic Humidors, cigar jar, wood humidor
cigar jar, wood humidor, water device: A cigar jar stands the cigars up. Cigars must not stand on their foot which is the side you light as they will expand and break with time. You must have an environment where the cigars can rest like in a bed. Would you want to stand for weeks, months or...

Cigars: How can I bring down the temperature in my humidor, vigilant humidors, cigar humidifier
vigilant humidors, cigar humidifier, costco: The Moist-n-Aire is probably creating heat in the cabinet. Make sure no lights are on as they create heat. Make sure no lights are near that might be affecting the humidor. I was just posting for another Question and I mentioned my friend with a serious...

Cigars: COHIBA Expendidos, cuban cigar boxes, la habana cuba
cuban cigar boxes, la habana cuba, cohiba esplendidos: Hi Tom, A photo isn t necessary. I had a feeling that the box would have a glass-top lid. Glass-top Cohibas are actually very well known among Cuban cigar smokers because Cohiba has never produced a cigar box with a clear glass-top or plexi-glas lid....

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo VI Fake Cigar, cohiba siglo vi, cigar shops
cohiba siglo vi, cigar shops, dominican cigars: Cigars bought in Cuba have holograms. The cigars I have seen from Europe have no hologram. 1. It does not have to have a hologram. 2. Some of the best cigar shops in my area of Southern California sell fake Dominican cigars like the Partagas 150 right...

Cigars: Cubans, cigar factories, cigar companies
cigar factories, cigar companies, vegas robaina: Hi Thomas, Yes, a lot of non-Cuban cigars do have an excellent construction when compared to Cuban cigars. I know some non-Cuban cigar factories use machines for cigar production so many cigars are hand-rolled and machine finished and vice versa. This...

Cigars: cellophane wrappers, cigar cutters, cigar factory
cigar cutters, cigar factory, technical packaging: Sue, We buy ours from Technical Packaging in Tampa FL (813) 885-4791. I m not sure they will sell small quantities - we normally order a minimum of 25,000 per size. If I can help with your special events please let me know. We do custom banded and/or...

Cigars: cellose or no cellose, personal humidor, cedar aroma
personal humidor, cedar aroma, course hope: Ian, Cellophane is a relatively porous material, so even if you store your cigars inside the cellophane tubes they come in, they will absorb some of the Spanish cedar aroma from your humidor. The advantage of keeping them in their original tubes is that...

Cigars: Diplomáticos, Diplomaticos, Montecristo
Diplomaticos, Montecristo: Hi Daniel, Yes, Diplomaticos cigars were often compared to Montecristo because they were made in the same factory and their cigar lineup all featured the same-sized cigars and cigar names. (Montecristo #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 are identical in size to Diplomaticos...

Cigars: Distalled water or RO (reverse osmosis), humidification units, ro systems
humidification units, ro systems, humidor: Ian, RO water is the best you can use, we just usually recommend distilled because most people don t have access to RO. I use RO systems on all of our commercial humidification units and we have no problems whatsoever. Keep doing what you are doing! ...

Cigars: Distilled Water vs PG, initial activation, distilled water
initial activation, distilled water, hygrometer: 50/50 should be used sparingly every 6 months or it will block absorption of water. Using 50/50 will help keep mold out and reduce humidity by a few percentage. To moisten a sponge place it upside down in a bowl and fill the bowl 1/2 way up the sponge body...

Cigars: COHIBA Expendidos, cohiba esplendidos, first clue
Cigars: COHIBA Expendidos, cohiba esplendidos, first clue, glass vial

Cigars: Cohiba Siglo VI Fake Cigar, beirut airport, beirut lebanon
Cigars: Cohiba Siglo VI Fake Cigar, beirut airport, beirut lebanon, lebanon airport

Cigars: Distalled water or RO (reverse osmosis), tds meters, ro water
Cigars: Distalled water or RO (reverse osmosis), tds meters, ro water, total dissolved solids

Cigars: High Humidity Level, digital hygrometers, cigar shop
digital hygrometers, cigar shop, humidity level: Too much water causes high humidity. I believe it is just a simple mistake on your part. Do not add water - take water away. Remove the humidification device and... Open the box and leave it open for 2 hours to air it out. Close the box and check it...

Cigars: Home made humidors, oak ice, storage compartment
oak ice, storage compartment, spanish cedar: The safest thing to do is to place a Humidor inside the cabinet. If it is antique you do not want to ruin it but you can... Line the inside with Spanish cedar and put in an Oasis humidification device. Leave the cigars in their original boxes they come in....

Cigars: Hoyo de Monterrey, hoyo de monterrey, distinct flavour
hoyo de monterrey, distinct flavour, robusto: Hi Daniel, Yes, Hoyo s petit robusto will indeed have a very similar blend to other premium Hoyo vitolas such as the Epicure No. 1 & 2. In fact, I m pretty sure Hoyo s Petit Robusto has the same ligada as their Epicure cigars. Cigars within a brand will...

Cigars: Humidity Uniformity in Humidor, slurry mixer, humidfier
slurry mixer, humidfier, having a great time: Moisture falls A hygrometer on the cigars will tell you the most appropriate humidity and the top one can read a little lower. Never put a sponge in the humidor just add another Glycol based humidifier. I have suggested in other posts - add a few Boveda...

Cigars: Humidor issue, digital hygrometer, cigar storage
digital hygrometer, cigar storage, attractive piece: I am familiar with this humidor and I have subtly suggested it s disuse. Air is better than 80% humidity so leave it open as long as it takes. Take the humidification out completely. Don t stand the cigars vertically. cigars like to rest laying down....

Cigars: humi-pouch reusability, humi-pouches
humi-pouches: Hi Jason, Yes, humi-pouches are only good for 90 days (3 months) so if your humi-pouch has already been used for two months, you still have one month of usage left. If you add an extremely dry cigar to the humi-pouch, it may require more than one month...

Cigars: humidity in humidor, cigar storage, humidity control
cigar storage, humidity control, relative humidity: Tyre, You are measuring relative humidity, that is humidity relative to temperature. For cigar storage, you start with a baseline of 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 70% relative Humidity (RH). For every degree your temperature is above 70, you reduce your desired...

Cigars: Importing cigarettes to China, pac rim, chinese importer
pac rim, chinese importer, tobacco products: I did some import export many years ago. I am sure you need a special license as tobacco products around the world are severely restricted. Taxes and duties will be high on tobacco products. Specialty exporters with China will be helpful, Check that with...

Cigars: Madelaine 50 crystal cigar humidifier, propylene glycol, cigar humidifier
propylene glycol, cigar humidifier, excess fluid: Miles, Having lots of empty space in the humidor will not allow the hygrometer to get a true reading of the moisture in the cigars. An evaporative type humidifier cannot humidify air space very well, although they do a fine job of supplying enough moisture...

Cigars: Mold, green mold, greenish colour
green mold, greenish colour, dangerous health: Get a new humidity device to put in the humidor as the one you have now is probably infected and cant be rescued. Buy another device smaller than the first if possible. Fill it with 50/50 solution every 6 months and in between use distilled water every...

Cigars: Monte #2, monte cristo 2, cuban cigar
monte cristo 2, cuban cigar, cigar box: Hi Kyle, That is the production box code that explains where the cigars were made (the factory) and what month and year it was made in. There s a lot of factory codes and they occasionally change so to find out more about a specific factory code, search...

Cigars: mold, treating moldy cigars
treating moldy cigars: Hi Charles, As long as the mold has not spread between the layers of exposed tobacco at the foot of the cigar, your cigars can still be saved and smoked. What you need to do is take a paper towel dampened with distilled water and delicately wipe away all...

Cigars: Placement of cigars within humidor, gil gil, cardboard package
gil gil, cardboard package, quality cigars: Gil, First, I like to keep my cigars in their original cellophane tubes when storing in my humidor. This helps protect them from damage. It is not necessary to leave the ends open as cellophane is porous and allows moisture to be absorbed at the same rate...

Cigars: Proper Levels of Propylene Glycol, propylene glycol, humidor
propylene glycol, humidor, maintaining humidity: Hi Charles, The general rule of thumb is to start with a 50/50 mixture of Propylene Glycol and distilled water. Normally, a 50/50 dosage is enough to balance the humidity out at exactly 70% humidity. If not, you will need to fine-tune the mixture by adding...

Cigars: Relative humidity question, degrees fahrenheit, relative humidity
degrees fahrenheit, relative humidity, storage temperature: Miles, Ideally, the cigars should be stored cool, between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. As explained in the humidor paper I sent you, start with a baseline of 70 degrees and 70% RH. For every degree of temperature your storage climate is higher than 70...

Cigars: sealed box no humidor, montecristos, room temperature
montecristos, room temperature, cigars: The cigars will be extremely dry, but if they don t have any bug damage they can be revived and will still be good. If you want to smoke them, take them out of the box, put them in a humidor and be patient. It could take 3-6 months, but eventually they will...

Cigars: storing cigars, mixed cigars, cigar storage
mixed cigars, cigar storage: Patrick, Mixing cigars with different blends of tobaccos, whether that be the wrapper or even the filler, will cause some slight marrying of the tobaccos, but unless the cigars are stored for an extended period - several weeks or more - you probably would...

Cigars: Temperature control for humidor, vigilant humidors, wine celler
vigilant humidors, wine celler, temperature and humidity control: That is the simplest way but Boveda makes a 75% and this might be best at the lower temperature. 72% will be about 68.5% in your cigars at 64 degrees. 75% will be about 71% in your cigars at 64 degrees. Because the Boveda releases humidity very slowly I like...

Cigars: Uneven Humidity in Humidor, low humidor humidity
low humidor humidity: Hi David, The first thing you should do is make sure both your humidifiers are not obstructed by anything inside your humidor. Cigars or humidor fixtures such as shelves, trays, drawers and/or compartments can actually obstruct humidity flow and localize...

Cigars: bad hygrometer too much humidity, digital hygrometer, filler tobacco
digital hygrometer, filler tobacco, fifth paragraph: Hi Kyle, OK, as I mentioned, make sure your Cigar Oasis is not crowded by cigars or humidor fixtures as that will obstruct and localize the humidity; crating high, improper humidity flow. (Also make sure your hygrometer is not situated too close to the...

Cigars: Am I buying rejected Cuban Cigars??, proper labels, cuban cigar
proper labels, cuban cigar, cuban cigars: Anthony, I m really no Cuban cigar expert as we do not have access to them in the U.S., but it sounds like you are getting counterfeit Cuban cigars which are very common everywhere in the world. From my limited experience, I d find it very suspicious that...

Cigars: Am I buying rejected Cuban cigars??, fake cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars
fake cuban cigars, genuine cuban cigars, caribbean cigars: Hi Anthony, Your cigars are most likely counterfeit (fake Cuban cigars). The fact that the cigars greatly vary in size is a strong sign that the cigars are counterfeit and poorly produced. Also, your contact is selling the cigars for far below the normal...

Cigars: Cabinet Humidors, vigilant humidors, temperature and humidity control
vigilant humidors, temperature and humidity control, budget constraints: Hi Chris, I think a local cabinet maker would be able to offer you a better price. Commercially-built humidor cabinets can be very expensive. With electronic temperature and humidity control, a cabinet would be at least $2,500. Based on your budget,...

Cigars: Carbonell Cigars, retail tobacco dealers, carbonell cigars
retail tobacco dealers, carbonell cigars, cigar company: Jim, I checked the Retail Tobacco Dealers Association Almanac, and the Carbonell does not show up at all. It aparently is off the market completely. We never carried that brand, so I don t know who made it or what was in it. I wish I could offer you an...

Cigars: COOLador, Coolers, Coolerdors
Coolers, Coolerdors, Tupperdors: Hi Thomas, Storing a coolerdor in your relative s basement is perfectly fine. Just be sure that the coolerdor is kept in a cool area in the basement and away from heat sources such as the furnace, boiler or major appliances (ie: washer, dryer, freezer)....

Cigars: Most Cuban-like cigars..., cohiba xv, cuban cigars
cohiba xv, cuban cigars, opus x: Hi Mark, It s hard to find non-Cuban cigars that match Cuban cigars in terms of strength and flavour. Cuban cigars are more full-bodied than non-Cuban cigars so you ll want to find non-Cuban cigars that are full-strength and very rich in flavour. Two...

Cigars: cigar oasis xl, analog hygrometer, cigar oasis
analog hygrometer, cigar oasis, digital hygrometer: The chances of an analog and or digital being close to right is a shot in the dark. Usually depend on them to be 2 to 7% off no matter what your test says. The Oasis will be just as inaccurate. Just 1 high accuracy hygrometer costs $150 or more. I check my...

Cigars: cigar smoking, inhale
inhale: Greg, Cigars aren t meant to be inhaled. Cigar smoking is all about taste, and you don t taste anything by inhaling the smoke. Cigarette smokers inhale because that gets more nicotine into the blood stream, which is what they are craving. Next time you...

Cigars: Do cigars go bad?, cuban cigar, composition changes
cuban cigar, composition changes, natural oils: Hi Miles, Temperature is also important because it can influence humidity which affects the cigar s flavour and aroma. In extremely hot temperatures, a cigar is susceptible to drying out faster as a humidor is prone to losing humidity due to the heat....

Cigars: Davidoff Cigars & GTA Cigar Shops, davidoff cigars, thomas hinds
davidoff cigars, thomas hinds, cuban partagas: Hi J, In Toronto, try Thomas Hinds, Tobacco Haven, Cigars-4-You and Xcentrix as they all carry many Cuban and non-Cuban brands. For cigar recommendations, try Cuban Partagas Serie D No. 4, Davidoff Special T and Double R, Padron 2000, 3000, 1964 Anniversarios,...

Cigars: Dry cigars in high humidity, sling psychrometer, dry cigars
sling psychrometer, dry cigars, high humidity: Get the Boveda as I am sold on that device. Remove the new device you put in. Get the Boveda 74% and lay a few on the cigars along with your original humidification. It controls mold and keeps exact humidity. How are you achieving 65 degrees? If it...

Cigars: dry cigars, restoring dry cigars, seasoning a humidor
restoring dry cigars, seasoning a humidor: Hi Keith, Don t worry, your cigars can still be saved. As long as the dry cigars aren t damaged (ie: broken, cracked or split wrapper leaves), you can restore them by simply letting them sit in a humidor for a certain period of time. In a properly maintained...

Cigars: Fincks Havana Blend, cigar business, cuban tobacco
cigar business, cuban tobacco, destination store: Gilbert, Glad to hear you liked our store. We ve worked hard to make it unique and a great destination store, and so far its worked out very well... Havana Blend cigars are made with a great blend of fillers including a small percentage of true Cuban...

Cigars: Carbonell Cigars, google, carbonell cigars
Cigars: Carbonell Cigars, google, carbonell cigars, sticker shock

Cigars: humidor, business development director, seasoning a humidor
Cigars: humidor, business development director, seasoning a humidor, slow evaporation

Cigars: stoage of cigars in closed boxes, humidor, ash
Cigars: stoage of cigars in closed boxes, humidor, ash, humidity

Cigars: fake cubans, counterfeit cigar, cuban cigar
counterfeit cigar, cuban cigar, filler tobacco: Hi Jeff, I ve never heard of that test and I m not sure what it would prove. Placing a cigar in front of a humidifier won t reveal whether or not it s a counterfeit cigar. What determines a Cuban cigar to be fake or not is the quality and compostion of...

Cigars: Habanos and aging, cohiba siglo vi, montecristo edmundo
cohiba siglo vi, montecristo edmundo, magnum 46: Hi Sinan, All premium Cuban cigars have potential to age well. How well a cigar ages doesn t depend on the brand name but instead, depends on which cigars have oily tobacco and the quality of the tobacco that is used in the cigar. It s hard to say which...

Cigars: Heat to high in my humidor, window air conditioner, small window air conditioner
window air conditioner, small window air conditioner, crawl space: Not a good idea to run a chilled pipe into the humidor. Get a small window air conditioner for your kitchen and cool it down in there. Or you can run another vent from your Air conditioning into the kitchen to cool it down. The heat from the refrigerator...

Cigars: Humidity AGAIN, air humidifier, humidity level
air humidifier, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Thomas, The first thing you need to do is make sure your boxes and cigars on the 4th shelf do not tightly obstruct the humidification device. Because the 4th shelf is closest to your humidifier, there needs to be plenty of space on the 4th shelf for...

Cigars: Humidor, hoyo de monterey, humidification devices
hoyo de monterey, humidification devices, fresh science: The pillows are small Boveda devices. Get the real thing for long term perfection, they have 10 times the staying power. Temperature is related to your house temperature. Turn down the temperature on the air conditioning to 70 degrees. I had a friend...

Cigars: Humidor, humidity, storage
humidity, storage, hygrometer: Tarek, A couple of things you need to know: 1. You are measuring relative humidity, that is the humidity relative to the temperature the cigars are stored at. Starting with a baseline of 70 degrees F and 70%RH, your target RH reduces by 1% for every...

Cigars: Humidors, propylene glycol, foam work
propylene glycol, foam work, hygro: Are the Gel crystals on the bottom of the humidor or hanging? You have a digital hygro? Hanging humidity is the best as moisture falls. The humidity bars with sponge like foam work for me. Use Propylene glycol for set up and every 6 months. In the...

Cigars: health question, Cigar Sickness, How to smoke a cigar
Cigar Sickness, How to smoke a cigar, blogspot: Hi Bruce, Cigar sickness (ie: nausea, feeling light-headed, vomiting) has been known to usually last only a day so I m not sure why you re experiencing it for so long. How many cigars do you smoke in a day? I m not a doctor so I can t give medical advice...

Cigars: humidor, propylene glycol, mold growth
propylene glycol, mold growth, cheap junk: The gauges in most humidors are cheap junk. Get a digital for around $20 to $40 to be sure. Put water in every 3 to 4 weeks soak the device in water upside down and let the distilled water soak up into the device. Hopefully they gave you some Propylene...

Cigars: I'm sorry I didn't get it or see it posted yet., monte cristo 4, message board forums
monte cristo 4, message board forums, cigar selection: Jr., I actually don t discuss mailorder sources so if you re looking to confirm the authenticity of mailorder sources, please use google or visit cigar message board forums for more info and feedback. In regards to duty free shopping, Hong Kong duty free...

Cigars: mold, Mold, xikar crystal clear humidifier
Mold, xikar crystal clear humidifier: Hi Earl, What you should do is thoroughly rinse your humidifier with distilled water to remove any possible mold particles and then let it sit for several days. If you do not see any mold appearing after several days, your crystals/humidifier are safe...

Cigars: Repositioning Cigars in Humidor, aeration platform, rotating cigars
aeration platform, rotating cigars: Hi David, Yes, to ensure that all your cigars in your humidor receive an even exposure to humidity, you should periodically rotate your cigars. With full humidors, obstructed cigars at the bottom of your humidor won t receive enough humidity which is why...

Cigars: peeling outside wrapper, hoyo de monterrey, cigar stores
hoyo de monterrey, cigar stores, filler tobacco: Hi Kyle, Moistening a cigar with saliva or water can work (according to some people) but I have never seen a major improvement to a cigar with this method. Moistening the wrapper leaf can make it more pliable but if a cigar is rolled too tightly, it will...

Cigars: Questions, cigar band, cuban cigar
cigar band, cuban cigar, stogie: Fab, I ve never dealt with topcubans so I can t comment on their authenticity. You ll have better luck searching cigar message boards and forums for feedback on this website. If it helps, I do know some people that have ordered from them and their cigars...

Cigars: Reas, cuban seed tobacco, genuine cuban cigars
cuban seed tobacco, genuine cuban cigars, cuban seeds: Al, Actually, the majority of tobacco being grown in Nicaragua, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and many other growing regions is Cuban seed, the same as you described as being used in Rea. There is nothing illegal about bringing cigars made with Cuban...

Cigars: Spanish Cedar, Humidors, Spanish cedar
Humidors, Spanish cedar, kiln-dried cedar: Hi Thomas, When building a humidor, be sure to use kiln-dried Spanish cedar as it is less likely to warp and bow. Air-dried Spanish cedar can warp in a humidor which is why many humidor manufacturers prefer kiln-dried cedar. (Kiln-dried cedar is best...

Cigars: stoage of cigars in closed boxes, cohiba cigars, cigar fan
cohiba cigars, cigar fan, special ocassions: Hi Ken, 64 degrees Fahrenheit is fine. With temperature, you ll want to avoid extremely cold temperatures (ie: sub-zero temperatures) and extremely hot temperatures. At hot temperatures, your humidor is susceptible to tobacco beetles and at extremely...

Cigars: storage of cigars in sealed cigar box in humidor, cohiba cigars, gold ribbon
cohiba cigars, gold ribbon, cigar box: Ken, Storing the cigars inside the sealed boxes will be fine. They will maintain humidity and should be in good shape when you are ready to smoke them. The cigars are in cellophane tubes, and cello is a semi-porous material. Just as cellophane allows moisture...

Cigars: Travel Humidor and PG solution, PG Solution, PG
PG Solution, PG, Propylene Glycol: Doug, The Xikar propylene glycol solution is designed to be used continuously in humidifiers. The old method of using straight PG every six months works, but is not as effective as using a pre-mixed solution of PG and distilled water like the Xikar brand...

Cigars: Tube Cigars Humidity Life, Humi-pouches, cigar tubes
Humi-pouches, cigar tubes, travel humidor: Hi Oscar, Cigars in cigar tubes can stay fresh, on average, for about a week without a humidification source. In an extremely hot and dry climate, a tubed cigar may only survive for 2-3 days without proper humidification. If you don t have a travel...

Cigars: Tube Cigars Humidity Life, anaheim california, zip lock
anaheim california, zip lock, humidor: Days - weeks, it depends on the humidity outside, as tubes are not the greatest. Put them in a zip lock bag and they will stay for 2 weeks for sure. Be sure to lock it properly. More protection? Put one zip lock inside another zip lock and seal them up....

Cigars: Tube Cigars Humidity Life, humidor, zip lock
humidor, zip lock, humidifier: Oscar, Tubes help keep cigars humidified, although they do not act as humidors. A couple of weeks out of the humidor will be fine - much longer than that is a little risky. If you are worried you could always put them in a zip lock type bag with a disposable...

Cigars: Adding dry cigars to humidor, dry cigars, humidification device
dry cigars, humidification device, humidity level: Hi Andrew, When you add dry cigars to a humidor, the drop in humidity will be temporary and very short term. Once those dry cigars are replenished with enough humidity, the humidity level will return to normal throughout your humidor. As long as you...

Cigars: appraisal, vintage cigars, cigar stores
vintage cigars, cigar stores, antiques dealers: Hi John, To get your cigar items apraised/sold, look in your local yellow page phonebook for antique dealers that specialize in TOBACCIANA (look under Antiques - Dealers , Cigars or Tobacciana ). If your local tobacciana dealers will not buy or appraise...

Cigars: Beetles????, Tobacco mites, tobacco beetles
Tobacco mites, tobacco beetles: Hi Thomas, No, those aren t tobacco beetles. Those are actually tobacco mites and the good news is that they re 100% harmless to your cigars. Tobacco mites are very common and are tiny bugs that cling to the cigars or tobacco during production. They...

Cigars: Build my own humidor, cigar oasis, cigar boxes
cigar oasis, cigar boxes, thermo electric: Hi Jeff, A coolerdor is a good setup if you don t plan on buying a humidor just yet. Be sure to line the base and sides of the cooler with Spanish cedar (to help absorb and regulate humidity more effectively.) Cigar Mechanic is a good product but for...

Cigars: Cigar Mould in low humidity., propylene glycol, proper portion
propylene glycol, proper portion, humidor: Joel, It sounds like the propylene glycol solution you are using may be mixed too strong. if it is actually 50%/50%, then I wouldn t use it. Try The Madelaine or Xikar brands - they are mixed with a proper portion of propylene glycol and water, and I have...

Cigars: Cigar Samplers, cigar samplers, cigar brands
cigar samplers, cigar brands, sentors: Jason, Thanks for the compliments. Our Factory Seconds brands are Travis Club seconds, so the taste is similar but the cigars have stains/soft spots... which is what makes them seconds. We don t make the Cohiba brand, and there are no seconds available....

Cigars: Cigars to gain more experience, arturo fuente cigars, saint luis rey
arturo fuente cigars, saint luis rey, cigar smokers: Hi Andy, For Cuban cigars, Partagas and Romeo y Julieta Mille Fleur are excellent and not very expensive. Both are quite comparable to the Romeo No. 2 in flavour. Montecristo #4 & #5 are also excellent buys. Other inexpensive Cuban brands you should...

Cigars: Cohiba Piramides, counterfeit cigars, cigar bands
counterfeit cigars, cigar bands, cigar brands: Hi Blain, I ve seen genuine Cohiba bands that have the printing/embossing slightly off (very slightly) and overlapping the dots. It s not common but it can occur with genuine Cohibas (and other Cuban cigar brands as well). However, if the aroma is off,...

Cigars: Cohiba Robustos, cubin cigars, filler tobacco
cubin cigars, filler tobacco, cohibas: Hi Justin, If the mold was caught and treated early, your cigars can indeed be saved. Because the mold has reached the foot of your cigars, cutting the cigars to remove the mold is your best option of saving them but there is NO GUARANTEE that the cigars...

Cigars: Cuban cigars in Costa Rica, montes de oca, san pedro de montes de oca
montes de oca, san pedro de montes de oca, genuine cuban cigars: EDIT: 1/10/11 - Please note that the Habanos distributor for Costa Rica & Nicaragua has officially changed. The new distributor is Cruz Canela & Trust. Here is Cruz Canela s contact info: Cruz Canela & Trust G B Sociedad Anonima President: Mr. Diego...

Cigars: calibration of digital hygrometer, digital hygrometers, plastic bottle cap
digital hygrometers, plastic bottle cap, digital hygrometer: Hi Michael, Digital hygrometers are usually factory-calibrated and extremely accurate. Just to be sure, you should test your hygrometer for accuracy with a salt test but it may not be necessary to calibrate it as it could already be accurate. To salt...

Cigars: cigar box sizes vs. age., count boxes, cigar box
count boxes, cigar box, james hope: Hi Bill, No, there s no truth to this as there isn t any major difference between the different boxes of Siglo VIs. When Siglo VIs are produced on a certain date, they re all produced from the same batch of tobacco. A box of 25 SLB Siglo VI dated Feb...

Cigars: cigars, humidity environment, relative humidity
humidity environment, relative humidity, cigars: Gary, The cigars are most likely pretty dry and may crack and/or burn very fast when you try to smoke them, but if you can put up with that they ll be ok. If you unwrap them and store them in a 70 degree, 70% relative humidity environment they will absorb...

Cigars: Differences between cigars of the same brand, distinct flavour, cuban plants
distinct flavour, cuban plants, filler tobacco: Hi Gavin, No, cigars of the same brand and size will usually have similar flavours because they use similar - if not the same - tobacco. However, if one cigar is handmade and the other is machinemade, the quality of the cigar will usually differ. Romeo...

Cigars: Digital Hygrometer question., digital hygrometers, propylene glycol
digital hygrometers, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer: Hi Andrew, For single button hygrometers, if you press and hold the button, the number in the display should start to change (like programming an alarm clock.) Just press and hold the button until it reaches the correct number. The best method to program...

Cigars: Florist sponge (Oasis), Oasis sponge, aquafoam
Oasis sponge, aquafoam, green sponge: Hi Thomas, It s actually better to purchase an extra oasis sponge humidification device rather than use a raw piece of florist sponge. If you want to prevent mold, simply use a 50/50 mixture of propylene glycol and distilled water in your humidor. Propylene...

Cigars: Cuban cigars in Costa Rica, humidor room, little havana
Cigars: Cuban cigars in Costa Rica, humidor room, little havana, hotel little

Cigars: Any good sites for Canadians?, digital hygrometer, cigar accessories
Cigars: Any good sites for Canadians?, digital hygrometer, cigar accessories, ontario canada

Cigars: Tight draw issues, cubans, distilled water
Cigars: Tight draw issues, cubans, distilled water, humidor

Cigars: Any good sites for Canadians?, propylene glycol, smokin cigar
propylene glycol, smokin cigar, unfortunate downside: Hi Andy, Unfortunately, there aren t many Canadian, website-based retailers of cigars and cigar related products. A lot of storefront retailers such as Thomas Hinds, Cigars-For-You and Casablanca have their own websites but I think you re looking for an...

Cigars: Humidor, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer
digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer, cigar capacity: Hi Fab, For your humidification device, you should be able to unscrew the black plastic housing in half. Once you do this, the foam core should be visible and removeable and you can refill the humidifer more easily now. Just open the housing and touch...

Cigars: Humidor humidity, humidity level, tupperware container
humidity level, tupperware container, corner joints: Hi Jay, Seasoning should take about 2 days (on average) so it s perfectly fine to store your cigars in a Ziploc bag or clean tupperware container. As an alternative, you can also store them in a humi-pouch which you can purchase at any cigar store. Because...

Cigars: Humidor Temperature and Cuban Cigar Recommendations, Thermoelectric humidor, Wine Fridge
Thermoelectric humidor, Wine Fridge, Temperature-controlled humidor: Hi Michael, Vinotemp makes a temperature-controlled humidor that holds 100 cigars. The MSRP is $199. Here s the website for it: http://www.vinotemp.com/View.aspx/2973/Thermoelectric-Humidor As an alternative, you can also store your cigars in a small...

Cigars: Humidor temperature/tobacco beetle question, tobacco beetles, egg incubation
tobacco beetles, egg incubation, tobacco beetle: Hi Andy, Fluctuations between 69-74 degrees Fahrenheit will not harm your cigars. If you can t find a cool room in your condo, you may want to invest in a thermo-electric desktop humidor that allows you to electronically set the desired temperature level....

Cigars: humidifier 101, propylene glycol, aluminum tubes
propylene glycol, aluminum tubes, humidification device: To begin and at least every 30 days thereafter soak the humidification device face down in a bowl of distilled water (or Propylene Glycol) for 1 minute. Only fill the bowl ½ as high as the device and allow the water to absorb up into it. Also - Leave the...

Cigars: humidor temp v Cuba temp, High temperature, thermo-electric humidor
High temperature, thermo-electric humidor, wine fridge: Hi Andrew, Temperatures in Cuba are indeed much higher than a humidor environment and this helps with the tobacco curing process. However, once the tobacco is rolled into cigars, the cigars are stored at a more ideal temperature level. At 80 degrees...

Cigars: Maintaining humidor temperature!, wine fridges, humidification device
wine fridges, humidification device, cedar paneling: Hi Chandrea, I m doing well, thank you for asking. :) To answer your question, there s a few methods to maintaining proper temperature in your humidor. If your humidor has a high temperature, the simplest method to reducing the temperature is to relocate...

Cigars: Ordering Cuban Cigars by Mail?, genuine cuban cigars, mailorder companies
genuine cuban cigars, mailorder companies, cigar rings: Hi Mike, Cuban cigars are still illegal in the United States so if you tried ordering them via mailorder, there is always a chance of having your cigars seized by US Customs. Your best option for acquiring Cuban cigars is to buy them while visiting...

Cigars: Pre-seasoned Humidors, seasoning a humidor, cigar store
seasoning a humidor, cigar store, store shelf: Hi Pamela, In my opinion, it s not worth paying extra money for a humidor just because it is pre-seasoned. The problem with pre-seasoned humidors is that we have no idea how long a pre-seasoned humidor has been sitting in a warehouse or on a cigar store...

Cigars: Question about uniformity of cigar cases etc, romeo y julieta, cigar tube
romeo y julieta, cigar tube, cigar cases: Hi Andrew, A colour difference in the cigar tube lining is pretty common. The wood used for the lining is cedar and can vary in colour depending on how old the wood was, what part of the wood is used, when the wood was acquired, etc. The colour difference...

Cigars: Real or fake Cohiba Esplendidos, cuban cigar factory, counterfeit cigars
cuban cigar factory, counterfeit cigars, cohiba esplendidos: Toan, The image URLs you included do not work but I m still skeptical about your cigars being genuine. The story my friend has a friend/connection at a Cuban cigar factory has been used many times by people trying to sell/give away counterfeit cigars...

Cigars: Smoking a cigar twice, cuban cohiba, cigar tube
cuban cohiba, cigar tube, humidor: Hi Neal, The cigar may taste a bit stronger than before but yes, it s perfectly fine to put a cigar out to smoke later. A previously-smoked cigar can smell pretty pungent so instead of keeping it in your refrigerator, simply place the cigar in either an...

Cigars: Stale?, proper target, target temperature
proper target, target temperature, cigar storage: Avi, If the relative humidity in the humidor is correct, the cigars will slowly re-gain moisture and will become perfectly smokeable again. If you haven t already done so, you should check the calibration of your hygrometer to ensure that it is giving you...

Cigars: Stale?, beefs, humidor
beefs, humidor, cigars: If humidity is correct and you have a digital hygrometer just put distilled water in each week till the cigars are fine. I push the Boveda humidity pillow and that beefs up humdity and keeps everything perfect even if you forget to put water in for a few...

Cigars: Stale?, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers, seasoning a humidor: Hi Avi, What you should do is buy (or borrow from someone) a small digital hygrometer, salt-test and calibrate that so that it s accurate and let it sit inside your humidor for at least 6 hours. If the humidity reading on your digital hygrometer matches...

Cigars: Storage/Care, propylene glycol, money effort
propylene glycol, money effort, crystal type: John, Any humidified, airtight container will suffice. A Tupperware-type container with a humidifier works very well. You can visit your local tobacconist and pick up a humidifier for around $15. Ask for the Madelaine crystal type humidifier, which I believe...

Cigars: Tight draw issues, filler tobacco, metal spike
filler tobacco, metal spike, smooth metal: Hi Shak, Dry cigars are usually very hard and brittle. When you smoke a dry cigar, it can also taste stale or bland. As you also mentioned, if you delicately squeeze a dry cigar, it can make a brittle cracking noise. Extremely dry cigars can look slightly...

Cigars: Tobacco beetle, tobacco beetles, cedar interior
tobacco beetles, cedar interior, moist towel: Hi Steve, You don t need to use alcohol to clean your humidor if you have tobacco beetles. You only need to use alcohol when your humidor has mold. For tobacco beetles, freeze your cigars and thoroughly brush out and vacuum your humidor. Use a soft-bristle...

Cigars: Your Top 10 Smokes, cohiba siglo vi, ashton vsg
cohiba siglo vi, ashton vsg, monterrey excalibur: Hi Gil, My top 10 lists usually doesn t change very much. Once I find a good cigar, I ll stick with it for awhile. :) Monte #2 and Hoyo Double Corona still remains my top #2 favourites and there are a few newcomers to my list that I m really enjoying...

Cigars: Unopened box of Ben Franklin Perfectos, ben franklin, cellophane
ben franklin, cellophane, humidor: Ben Franklin seems to be a machine made cigar. Perhaps in another 70 years they might be worth $100 to a collector. I am basing that on my knowledge of mass produced cigars from, 1900. Bring them back in a humidor and smoke them for fun. MJ...

Cigars: Adding Aeration Grate, dry surface, bottom layer
dry surface, bottom layer, aeration: Hi David, Don t worry, feel free to ask as many questions as you need. Whether or not you should season the aeration platform is entirely up to you. Some people find that the aeration grate works perfectly well without seasoning and other people finds...

Cigars: aeration grate, Aeration platform, aerator
Aeration platform, aerator, aeration grate: Hi Dave, Yes, that s a proper aeration platform for your humidor. Before ordering, be sure that it fits the dimensions of your humidor. For middle layers, your humidor should have a tray that is already slotted for aeration so it won t be necessary to...

Cigars: Beetles, beetle, bug
beetle, bug, freezing cigars: Aaron, Sorry about the delayed response - I forgot to set my vacation days on this site and just got back. While freezing is the most common and only real practical way for consumers to try to get rid of tobacco bugs, the truth is you probably don t...

Cigars: Cohiba behike, counterfeit cigars, tobacco farmers
counterfeit cigars, tobacco farmers, cuban tobacco: Hi Edo, As you mentioned, the cigars are a copy which means that it s not genuine Cohiba. This also means that the tobacco is not the same quality as the tobacco used in the real Behikes. As long as you understand that the cigars are not the genuine...

Cigars: Counterfeit Cohibas, cuban cigar bands, cigar rollers
cuban cigar bands, cigar rollers, counterfeit cigar: Hi Frank, Again, the quality of counterfeit cigars greatly varies from counterfeiter to counterfeiter as there are usually no quality control standards with the tobacco or production of these cigars. As a result, one box of counterfeit cigars can taste...

Cigars: Cuban cigars fake or real?, hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigars
hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigars, cigar box: Hi Martin, In 2008, Habanos added the second Epicure band to their Epicure cigars. This additional band appears on the Epicure No. 1, No. 2, and Epicure Especial cigar. The cigars in the picture you attached looks 100% genuine. Bolivar Royal Coronas...

Cigars: cigar beetles, tobacco beetles, cigarette beetle
tobacco beetles, cigarette beetle, little holes: Charlie, As the cigarette beetle eats his way through cigar, he excretes residue that is deposited in and on the cigar. If you ve ever had a box of cigars get infested, you ve seen the powdery residue left in the box. If you smoked the cigars you d be smoking...

Cigars: Are cubans somewhat overrated?, opus x cigars, saint luis rey
opus x cigars, saint luis rey, fuente opus x: Hi Andrew, I don’t think Cuban cigars are overrated. Yes, there are some Cuban cigars that sell for $30-40 per cigar but there are also Non-Cuban cigars that sell for similar prices. As you mentioned, there are also fantastic non-Cuban cigars that are...

Cigars: Fat Robustos, saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey
saint luis rey, hoyo de monterrey, gran habano: Hi DS, If you like the Gran Habano #5, try Rocky Patel Edge Battalion. Zino Platinum, La Gloria Cubana (non-Cuban version) and Camacho (El Legend) also makes a 6x60 cigars that are really good. As for your humidor, you can increase the humidity by adding...

Cigars: Cohiba behike, number and a name, page www
Cigars: Cohiba behike, number and a name, page www, boxes

Cigars: humidifier mold, grain alcohol, sugar alcohol
Cigars: humidifier mold, grain alcohol, sugar alcohol, rubbing alcohol

Cigars: wet cigars, smoking cigars, period of time
Cigars: wet cigars, smoking cigars, period of time

Cigars: glass tubed cigars, cigar tubes, cigar collection
cigar tubes, cigar collection, cigar tube: Hi Kyle, For cigars sealed in glass tubes, it s perfectly fine to keep them in your humidor. If the cigar tubes are hermetically sealed, you don t need to store them in a humidor (but most people keep them in their humidor(s) anyway to keep their cigar...

Cigars: High Humidity, humidification device, cigar oasis
humidification device, cigar oasis, proper humidity: Hi Daniel, Yes, it s safe to use reputable brands of odor-free dehumidification beads in your humidor. When you use them, be sure to monitor your humidor closely for any signs of negative or erratic behaviour. If your humidor begins to behave poorly with...

Cigars: Humidor, humidification device, proper humidification
humidification device, proper humidification, cigar collection: Hi Andrew, It s perfectly fine to use a cedar cigar box for cigar storage as long as it has a proper humidification device and hygrometer. You should invest in a hygrometer so you know what the RH is inside the box. With cigar storage, over-humidification...

Cigars: humidifier mold, propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol
propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, proper humidity: Hi Don, While vodka is safe around your cigars and humidor, it is lower in alchol content (when compared to genuine rubbing alcohol) so it may not effectively kill all the mold particles/bacteria in your humidor. Isospropyl alchol (rubbing alcohol) is...

Cigars: humidity too high, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi JP, Adding a few small drops of straight PG is fine. It won t harm your madeline humidifier. Be sure add very small drops and allow your humidor to sit for a week to stabilize. If the humidity continues to be too high, add a few more small drops of...

Cigars: humidor in a wine room, automatic humidifier, cigar humidor
automatic humidifier, cigar humidor, wine room: Humidity needs to be higher at lower temperatures Lower humidity at higher temperatures First your wine cellar should be 60% to 70% humidity at 55 degrees or the corks will dry out. Cigars should be kept at 65 degrees and 73% humidity for optimum conditions....

Cigars: Little white dots in ash, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, humidification device: Hi Daniel, Don t worry, the white dots on the ash is actually very normal and can be found on both Cuban and non-Cuban cigars. Are you using propylene glycol or a 50/50 solution in your humidification device? 76% humidity is too high so you should try...

Cigars: Makeshift Humidor question, hoyo de monterrey, cigar smokers
hoyo de monterrey, cigar smokers, cigar boxes: Hi Andy, Water pillows are fantastic. I like to use them as well. They maintain humidity very well, perform longer than foam humidification devices, are less susceptible to bacteria (because they re polymer based), are very easy to use and very cheap....

Cigars: Plans to build own Humidor, solid doors, spanish cedar
solid doors, spanish cedar, humidification: Build a cabinet to these specifications 1 solid wood like mahogany, cherry or? Locking mitre or double locking mitre construction to avoid splitting or cracking. Solid doors 1/8 glass or double paned if possible and make sure they seal perfectly. ...

Cigars: Propylene glycol to season my humidor, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, humidity level: Hi JR, You re not supposed to wipe your humidor down with propylene glycol. PG is only meant to be used in a humidification device. PG basically forms a liquid membrane over water to restrict humidity output. You only need to add PG to a humidification...

Cigars: Proximity to humidifier, humidification device, humidifer
humidification device, humidifer, humidor: Hi Andy, If the humidity in your humidor is kept near the proper level and does not exceed 74-75% humidity, it should be safe to store your cigars near it. However, it s still possible for your cigars (especially if you have a lot) to obstruct your humidification...

Cigars: RASS, cigar bands, partagas d4
cigar bands, partagas d4, cuban brands: Hi Jerry, It s not very common for a recently produced box of cigars to have older, discontinued cigar bands from at least three years ago. If the boxes had production dates closer to when the bands were discontinued, it would be plausible but I m not...

Cigars: Temperature question, desktop humidor, electric humidor
desktop humidor, electric humidor, thermo electric: Hi Andrew, Based on your situation, your best option would be to invest in a thermo-electric humidor. Thermo-electric humidors will properly and automatically maintain perfect humidity and temperature levels; regardless of the climate conditions. Many...

Cigars: tobacco beetles, tobacco beetles, cigar rollers
tobacco beetles, cigar rollers, binder tobacco: Hi Charlie, I wouldn t recommend smoking cigars that were infested with tobacco beetles. Even though the beetles have been frozened and killed, they leave behind traces of a fine, dark powdery dust which is a combination of the chewed up tobacco that they...

Cigars: wet cigars, mold outbreak, humidity range
mold outbreak, humidity range, t rush: Hi Dennis, It sounds like the cigars are over-saturated with moisture. This is a big problem as your cigars are now too wet to smoke and the excess moisture can cause mold to form. Cigars typically require 70% humidity for proper storage (67%-73% is the...

Cigars: zippo lighters, zippo lighters, cigar collector
zippo lighters, cigar collector, mjr: This lighter set is late 1990s. As a distributor of Zippo we still have some singles for sale and this shows the lack of interest in the item at this early date. Very infrequently does a Zippo increase in value this early. The Millenium Zippo in titanium...

Cigars: analogue hygrometer, ring gasket, cigar shop
ring gasket, cigar shop, tight seal: Hi Raymond, The first thing you should do is salt-test and calibrate your new hygrometer to make sure that it s accurate. After it s been calibrated, let your new hygrometer sit inside your humidor for 12 hours. (Leave your original hygrometer installed...

Cigars: authenticity, cigar bands, foil embossing
cigar bands, foil embossing, bodied cigar: Hi JP, The cigar in that photo looks genuine. The band is evenly printed and cleanly cut. The gold foil embossing also appears centered and the colour appears consistent. Fake Cohibas usually have cigar bands that are crookedly printed or poorly cut....

Cigars: Boveda Packs, humidity levels, albert einstein
humidity levels, albert einstein, madelaine: Take out the Madelaine and put in 2 69% Boveda and it will give you exact humidity. Buy more Boveda if you like as they have a several month shelve life. Use 1 boveda for every 25 cigars in the box size and lay them right on the cigars. Boveda is like Albert...

Cigars: Boveda Packs, humidity level, humidity levels
humidity level, humidity levels, relative humidity: Since the cigars are in the basement, I assume it is pretty cool down there. 2 things to consider when measuring humidity: 1. you are measuring relative humidity - that is the humidity level relative to the temperature. Starting with a baseline of 70 degrees...

Cigars: Boveda packs, humdifier, humidity levels
humdifier, humidity levels, madelaine: Hi JP, Boveda packs are excellent. They re fairly inexpensive and they work perfectly. They re available in 65%, 69%, 72% & 75% (they also have a 84% seasoning pack) so if prefer your humidity to be 67-70%, you can use the 69% pack. You can also use...

Cigars: building my own humidor, wine fridges, cigar oasis
wine fridges, cigar oasis, cigar boxes: Hi Andrew, Retro-fitting a small refrigerator into a humidor can definitely work. Simply remove the wire racks/shelving and add an electronic humidifier such as a Cigar Oasis and it s ready to be used. For the interior, you can line the refrigerator with...

Cigars: Caught at border crossing in Ontario, customs agent, cigar smoke
customs agent, cigar smoke, random inspection: Hi Karen, I have no idea how Customs agents know what they know. (Actually, I have an idea how they know but I m sure once I reveal their secrets, I ll be searched the next time I m at the border. LOL) From what I ve been told (these theories are purely...

Cigars: Cigar prices in Cuba?, partagas de luxe, cohiba cigars
partagas de luxe, cohiba cigars, cohiba cigar: Hi Andy, MartyMix has a good price list for Cuban cigars in Cuba. I m not sure how often he updates his price list but it is fairly recent so it will give you an idea of how much certain cigars cost. Here s his price list: http://www.marty.514crew.com/cigarprices.html...

Cigars: Cigar taste, ami ami, cuban cigar
ami ami, cuban cigar, cuban cigars: Ami, I apologize for taking so long to answer you. I was on vacation and did not get your question until today. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the Guantanamera brand and can t suggest a substitute. You might ask Mr. James Yee, another expert on this...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars, hoyo de monterrey, cigar smokers
hoyo de monterrey, cigar smokers, romeo y julieta: Mike, You ll have better luck selling to private buyers. Many businesses will not buy cigars from people off the street. Try posting your cigars in newspaper buy/sell classifieds or through a website like Craigslist. You can even sell them to your friends...

Cigars: cigar wrappers, perfect shape, cigar wrappers
perfect shape, cigar wrappers, humidors: 25 years ago I began my experimentation with humidors. I noticed immediately the difference in the wrapped and unwrapped cigars - The unwrapped cigars are prone to damage, they are more likely to split, crack, unravel and develope mold. I have smoked cigars...

Cigars: cohiba cigars, de la habana, romeo y julieta
de la habana, romeo y julieta, vegas robaina: Hi James, For Cuban cigars that have the similar strength profile to Cohiba, try these brands: H. Upmann Romeo y Julieta San Cristobal de La Habana Vegas Robaina La Gloria Cubana Montecristo These cigars will be similar in strength but the flavour...

Cigars: cooledor, Building a coolerdor
Building a coolerdor: Hi Grant, With a coolerdor, the cedar lining does not need to be seamlessly assembled with precision. In fact, you should let the cedar panels sit loose inside your cooler. (Cedar will expand and contract with the humidity so they should not be permanently...

Cigars: Distilled Water, tap water, distilled water
tap water, distilled water, humidors: Annette, Most tap water has calcium and lime in it, and these items will stop up the pores in a humidifier and make it work less efficiently. Distilled water does not have calcium or lime, and is therefore recommended for use in evaporative type humidifiers....

Cigars: Distilled Water/Battery Water - pH Level, battery water, distilled water
battery water, distilled water: Hi TJ, Battery water is made with distilled water so it can be used in humidors. ***HOWEVER, battery water may contain sulpheric acid or another hazardous chemical (to create an electrolyte mixture for lead acid batteries) so if this particular brand...

Cigars: Don't have AC in house and is too humid in Humidor, humidity level, high humidity
humidity level, high humidity, relative humidity: John, First, understand that you are measuring relative humidity (RH), which is the humidity level relative to the temperature at which the cigars are stored. The baseline is 70 degrees/70% RH. For every degree your temperature rises, your target RH decreases...

Cigars: building my own humidor, humidor, article id
Cigars: building my own humidor, humidor, article id, content view

Cigars: Glass top humidor and rectangular humidifier, maximum circulation, tray storage
maximum circulation, tray storage, informative forum: Hi Tim, That humidification device is actually designed to sit upright and centered in your humidor. By having both vented sides unobstructed, there will be maximum circulation of humidity throughout your humidor. Setting your humidification on its side...

Cigars: High Temperature, halogen lighting, perimeter walls
halogen lighting, perimeter walls, digital thermometer: Hi Jack, Prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75 degrees Fahrenheit will incubate any tobacco beetle eggs hidden in your cigars. These eggs are embedded inside the cigar (not all cigars will have them) and when they hatch, the beetles will chew their...

Cigars: Humidor Humidity, atleast, rh
atleast, rh, humidity: 67F 71%RH is perfect! If you want it to go down a little open the box, check humidity and if it too high for you, then blow around in the box for 5 or 10 seconds, circulating the air. I noticed a 2 or 3 % decrease in Humidity when I do this simple thing....

Cigars: Humidor Humidity, rafael gonzales, relative humidity
rafael gonzales, relative humidity, storage temperature: Rish, You want the cigars to be a bit soft, just not mushy. If you think the cigars are over-humidified the only thing you can do is leave the humidifier out of the humidor for a few days and let them dry down a bit. However, be cautious because it is very...

Cigars: Humidor Seasoning and Humidifying solutions, cigar smoking, spanish cedar
cigar smoking, spanish cedar, small stock: Hi Will, Yes, if you follow the instructions included with your humidor, it should be fine. If however, you follow the instructions and the humidity is still too low (66% or less), you will need to season your humidor more thoroughly. Seasoning will allow...

Cigars: humidity too high in humidor, analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers
analog hygrometer, digital hygrometers, digital hygrometer: Hi Jack, Was your humidor seasoned recently? If yes, you may need to let your humidor sit for a few days (after adding your cigars) so that the humidity can re-stabilize itself. Next, most digital hygrometers are usually accurate straight out of the...

Cigars: little cigars, pipe tobaccos, loose tobacco
pipe tobaccos, loose tobacco, tobacco pipe: Rich, Sorry, but I don t have a good answer for you. There really isn t any good loose cigar type tobacco on the market. There are lots of cigarette and pipe tobaccos, but none that I know of that taste anything like cigars. You might try something like...

Cigars: Marking on the Havana boxes of cigars., havana, cigars
havana, cigars, boxes: Hi Suj, The three letter code is the factory code which incidates which factory the cigars were rolled at. You can find more info about the factory codes here: http://www.cubancigarwebsite.com/8-packaging.htm#Factory_Codes Hopes this answers your...

Cigars: Medium Quality Cubans, hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta
hoyo de monterrey, romeo y julieta, vegas robaina: Hi Daniel, Here is a list of the best medium to full-bodied premium Cuban cigar brands: Romeo y Julieta Vegas Robaina Cuaba H. Upmann Hoyo de Monterrey San Cristobal de La Habana Montecristo Cohiba Partagas Ramon Allones Bolivar Punch ...

Cigars: Minimum number of cigars in a humidor, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, petite coronas: Hi Ziggy, It s good practice to have a handful of cigars in your humidor but there really isn t any noticeable difference in humidor performance whether you have 5 cigars in your humidor or 50 cigars. A lot of people do say that you should have your humidor...

Cigars: mold in humidor, control mold, mold problem
control mold, mold problem, dust particle: Mold is a constant problem in a warm moist box. You have a mold problem. 1. Empty your box and put the good cigars in a Zip Lock bag. 2. Use a clean cloth and wipe down the affected cigars with Isopropyl Alcohol, leave them out for 1 hour to dry and put...

Cigars: Opus X and glass jar humidors, proper humidification, wood humidors
proper humidification, wood humidors, opus x: Hi Rodney, The X in Opus X actually refers to the roman numeral as it took 10 years for Carlos Fuente Jr. to create the famous cigar brand. In regards to mason jar-style humidors, they do work and I think they re a great alternative to traditional...

Cigars: Pre Embargo Appraisal, vintage cigars, cigar store
vintage cigars, cigar store, stamp series: Hi Rich, I would recommend getting in touch with an antique dealer that specializes in Tobacciana and they should be able to appraise your cigars and help you sell them. If not, they can certainly direct you to someone who can. If you can t find a local...

Cigars: Rea Cigars, Rea cigars, Fred Rea
Rea cigars, Fred Rea, Imperial Tobacco: EDIT (3/7/13): Hi Kathryn, I received a message from someone today expressing interest in receiving a scan of the article regarding the closing of your grandfather s factory. Would it be possible to send a scan of the article? You can just send me another...

Cigars: smoking half a cigar, ring gauge, wrapper leaf
ring gauge, wrapper leaf, loose end: Hi Andrew, You re right. Cutting a cigar in the middle can cause the cigar s wrapper leaf to unravel. The tobacco in a cigar is consistently rolled so it is possible to cut the cigar in half and smoke the halves separately. To prevent the loose wrapper...

Cigars: Cigar rollers, cigar rollers, cigar roller
cigar rollers, cigar roller, habanos sa: Hi Siobhan, First, congratulations on your upcoming wedding. If you re staying (or having your wedding reception) at a large, reputable hotel/resort in Varadero, I would suggest that you speak with the hotel s guest services department and they may be...

Cigars: Cigar/Spirits Pairing., arturo fuente hemingway, cao criollo
arturo fuente hemingway, cao criollo, romeo y julieta: Hi Tom, For Cuban cigar brands, I would recommend the following: Vegas Robaina Romeo y Julieta (Churchill or Exhibicion No. 4) El Rey del Mundo H. Upmann (Sir Winston or #2) Trinidad For non-Cuban cigar brands, try the following: Avo Domaine...

Cigars: Cigar Tubes, sancho panza, cigar tubes
sancho panza, cigar tubes, zip lock bags: Watch it, cigars in tubes breed mold. Without a humidor put the whole box in a Zip lock bag and sealed it will last about a month. How about- take out the few cigars you need for the week put them in a zip lock bag and seal up the box in 2 zip lock bags...

Cigars: Cigars from Punta Cana (Cohiba), cohiba cigars, punta cana dominican republic
cohiba cigars, punta cana dominican republic, gut feeling: Seth, First, check the boxes to see if they say made in Cuba or made in the Dominican Republic. Actually, regardless of where they were made, $2.50 per cigar is way less than you can buy Cuban or Dominican Cohiba cigars for, so it sounds like they are either...

Cigars: Cohiba cigars from Dominican Rep, cuban cohiba cigars, cuban cohibas
cuban cohiba cigars, cuban cohibas, punta cana dominican republic: Hi Seth, OK, I know exactly which Cohibas these are. These are indeed Dominican Republic Cohibas but they are not made by the same company that makes red dot Cohibas. About 10 years ago, there were two non-Cuban Cohiba cigars available; red dot Cohibas...

Cigars: Cuban cigars, colonia polanco, genuine cuban cigars
colonia polanco, genuine cuban cigars, colonia juarez: Hi Lou, The best place to purchase Cuban cigars from is the La Casa Del Habanos shops (LCDH). There are many LCDH shops all over the world and they all sell genuine Cuban cigars (all supplied by official Cuban distributors) and because LCDH shops are authorized...

Cigars: How to choose good cigar, handrolled cigars, cigar roller
handrolled cigars, cigar roller, h upmann: Hi Vladimir, When choosing a cigar, you did everything right. You selected a cigar that had a nice construction and was firm to the touch. However, sometimes a nice-looking cigar may still have burn and draw problems. A tight draw can be common with...

Cigars: cigar, wet towel, boveda
wet towel, boveda, zip lock: A wet towel will grow mold and ruin the cigars. Get a Boveda immediately. OR Take a few cigars out put them in a zip lock bag where they will stay fresh for 2 weeks. Wrap up the box in a big zip lock bag and do not open it till you need cigars to refill...

Cigars: cigar temperature, tobacco beetle, humidification device
tobacco beetle, humidification device, zero temperatures: Hi Grant, Cooler is definitely better than warmer. At cooler temperatures, your cigars are OK and won t suffer any negative effects from the cooler temperatures. As long as your cigars aren t subjected to near sub-zero temperatures, your cigars will be...

Cigars: My cigars taste like plastic hobby glue., propylene glycol, hobby glue
propylene glycol, hobby glue, tupperware container: Hi Albert, The first thing you should do is smell your humidistat. Does it have a strong aroma of plastic hobby glue? If yes, mold has definitely affected it and it needs to be sterilized or replaced. (A plastic glue aroma/flavour can also mean that...

Cigars: dark marks in humidor, digital hygrometer, genuine brass
digital hygrometer, genuine brass, brass tacks: Hi Chris, Unfortunately, those dark spots may return over time. The dark spots are most likely from the tacks tarnishing (or rusting) from the moisture and rubbing off into the wood. If the tacks are not brass, you can replace them with genuine brass...

Cigars: I didn't season y humidore, am I in troubble?, analog hygrometer, humidore
analog hygrometer, humidore, humidor: Seasoning depends on the size of the humidor in relation to the humidification and the quality and thickness of the wood. So I need to know a lot more. Do you have a digital that is accurate or round analog hygrometer that is inaccurate to several percent?...

Cigars: Cigar rollers
Cigars: Cigar rollers

Cigars: Humidors & Cigar Wraps, bolivar cigar, bolivar cigars
Cigars: Humidors & Cigar Wraps, bolivar cigar, bolivar cigars, humidor

Cigars: fake cigars, cohiba cigars, cohiba logo
cohiba cigars, cohiba logo, fake cigars: Hi Ari, To my knowledge, the only Cohiba cigars packaged in a humidor jar are the 30th Anniversary and Millennium Reserve Cohibas and both cigars are not double coronas. The 30th Anniversary Cohiba is a lonsdale and the Millennium Reserve is a Pirámide....

Cigars: Humidors & Cigar Wraps, cigar tubes, cigar tube
cigar tubes, cigar tube, tobacco beetle: Hi Louis, 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: Hunidor Mould, humidification solution, propylene glycol
humidification solution, propylene glycol, moist condition: Cedric, If I was you, I d throw your humidifier and humidification solution away and start over. You almost certainly have mold inside the humidifier, and it will continue growing and affecting your cigars as long as it is in the moist condition inside...

Cigars: Over humidified cigars, dry cigars, mjr
dry cigars, mjr, tupperware: I just had a box of cigars that got wet when the refrigeration leaked just a little water on the sealed box. So I left them out to dry but... In my 30 years experience you can restore dry cigars and they will still be smokeable but never the same. Wet cigars...

Cigars: humidifier fur, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, cigar stores: Hi Dustin, If your humidification device s vent can be removed, carefully remove it (keep it away from the element core) and wipe the white fuzz off with a damp paper towel. After that, thoroughly wipe the vent with Isopropyl Alcohol and then wipe the...

Cigars: How to keep cigars in smoking condition, cigar smokers, cigar boxes
cigar smokers, cigar boxes, cigar storage: Hi Anthony, The best method for storing cigars outside your humidor is to store them in Humi-pouches. Humi-pouches are Ziploc-style bags with a humidified lining built into the bag. They re designed for short-term cigar storage/travel and can properly...

Cigars: Little cigars, building a humidor, twinkle twinkle
building a humidor, twinkle twinkle, cigar name: I am a cigar man. I know everything about cigars, lighters, pipes. This twinkle twinkle is a cigarette with a cigar name. A cigar is made from tobacco lovingly grown and harvested by a cigar family that has been growing tobacco for generations. The leaf...

Cigars: long term storing of cigars, cellophane, cigars
cellophane, cigars, humidity: Rich, You don t need to do anything else, except if you really intend on keeping them for years you should probably remove them from their cellophane tubes. Cellophane will break down over time and will leave a deposit of flaky material on the cigars. Other...

Cigars: Montecristo fakes?, montecristos, brown colour
montecristos, brown colour, entire band: Hi Andy, Based on your description, it sounds like the cigars are fake because the burn quality of the cigars is really suspicious and bizarre. The vertical tunnels is usually a sign that the cigar is machine-made or the filler tobacco was either improperly...

Cigars: new cohiba esplendido box, habanos sa, cohiba
habanos sa, cohiba, different times: Hi Yosuf, You should ask your relative which store in Spain he purchased the cigars from. If he purchased them from an authorized Habanos retailer (such as a La Casa de Habanos shop), the cigars will be genuine. If the cigars are genuine, it s possible...

Cigars: Purchase Cuban's in Mexico, sancho panza, bolivar cigars
sancho panza, bolivar cigars, cigar dealer: La Casa Del Habana the cuban cigar franchise began in Cancun in 1990. But for the life of me I cannot find an address. The closest I can get is near the Ritz Carlton Cancun. Try to find more if you can or ask when you get there. La Casa Del Habana is the...

Cigars: PYRAMID COHIBA LIMITED ED, cuban cigars, limited ed
cuban cigars, limited ed, cigar: LuAnn, That cigar is made in Cuba and is not available in the U.S. Since we don t deal in Cuban cigars, I really can t give you any other information. You might try Mr. James Yee, the other cigar expert in this site. His profile states that his specialty...

Cigars: rigar rings, cigar rings, romeo y julieta
cigar rings, romeo y julieta, blessed day: Jessica, I think when your grandfather talked about cigar rings, he was actually talking about the paper bands that come on cigars. These bands are often referred to as rings. I ve never heard of an actual metal ring on a cigar - but I bet your friend would...

Cigars: seasoning, etiquette, and storage, cigar band, smoking cigars
cigar band, smoking cigars, slender cigars: Hi Dustin, To answer your questions: - Demineralized water should be fine to use in a humidor and won t harm your humidor or cigars. - Whether or not you should remove the cigar is purely personal preference. Either method is not rude nor incorrect....

Cigars: Tobacco Mites?, cigar stores, alcohol solution
cigar stores, alcohol solution, damp rag: Hi DS, Tobacco mites are completely harmless. They usually enter your humidor by hitching a ride on cigars from cigar stores or other humidors. Your only effective method for removing them from your humidor is by vacuuming your humidor interior with a...

Cigars: tour guides and fake cigars, habanos sa, fake cigars
habanos sa, fake cigars, cohiba siglo: Hi Andy, I haven t used the verification check very much but from the boxes I ve checked, it works. The program may not be working properly (it s acted buggy before) so contact Habanos SA and ask them if their authenticity verification is operating properly...

Cigars: Uneven color of wrapper, cigar sizes, liquid droplets
cigar sizes, liquid droplets, double corona: Hi Vladimir, Green spots on cigars can be from poor fermentation (water/liquid droplets comes in contact with the tobacco leaf during cultivation/fermentation and that spot on the leaf doesn t change colour properly) or the tobacco may have had mold and...

Cigars: warranty seal, cardboard carton, carton boxes
cardboard carton, carton boxes, pacific cigar: Hi Michael, That s correct. Under UV, the numbers in the serial code should be fluorescent and a brighter red colour than the letters. There should also be a hidden image directly above the serial code in either a light neon pink-orange or a light neon...

Cigars: Absolute vs Relative Humidity, equilibrium moisture content, cigar aficionado
equilibrium moisture content, cigar aficionado, rh values: Mike, I m no expert on RH vs. AH, and if you say that measuring RH vs. temperature doesn t make sense, I believe you. However, my advice is based on experience, and I believe it is correct and answers he questions of the visitors to this site. The humidity...

Cigars: Absolute vs Relative humidity, cigar aficionado, cigar faq
cigar aficionado, cigar faq, cigar distributor: Hi Mike, For decades, the idea of compensating low temperatures with more humidity has been discussed and debated thousands of times among cigar smokers. I think ASC best answers this in their FAQ: From ASC s Cigar FAQ: Many self-proclaimed authorities...

Cigars: Aging of EL cigars, cuban cigars, maduro wrappers
cuban cigars, maduro wrappers, strong belief: Hi Vladimir, Aging Cuban cigars - especially Edicion Limitadas - will definitely be good because it will make them taste even better and the flavours will be even more defined. I have some EL 2001 & 2002 cigars that have been aging for many years now and...

Cigars: Cigar defrosting process, lint free cloth, cigar wrapper
lint free cloth, cigar wrapper, humidity level: Hi Vladimir, When removing your cigars from the freezer, you can just let them sit at room temperature for about an hour and this will allow the cigars to slowly thaw at their natural pace. To eliminate the condensation that can form with thawing cigars,...

Cigars: Cigar Storage, digital hygrometer, cigar storage
digital hygrometer, cigar storage, thermo electric: Hi Terry, There are a few tricks you can do to keep your humidor cool. First, use a digital thermometer and try to find the coolest area in your home possible. When cooling a humidor, even a one or two degree drop in temperature helps. If possible, store...

Cigars: Cigars in Cayo Coco, melia cayo guillermo, sol club cayo coco
melia cayo guillermo, sol club cayo coco, sol club cayo: Hi Mike, Government shops, reputable hotel shops, cigar factories and authorized Habanos retailers (such as LCDH) are perfectly safe to shop at. In Cayo Coco, the best shop to shop at is probably the Sol Club Cayo Coco. If you venture to Guillermo,...

Cigars: Cigars suddenly tasting awful!, desktop humidor, cigar retailer
desktop humidor, cigar retailer, partagas shorts: Hi Roger, It sounds like the cigars were over-humidified at some point; if not by your humidor then either by the cigar retailer or somehow during shipping. When the cigar is hard to light and the filler tobacco only burns, it s a clear sign that the cigar(s)...

Cigars: Cuban Cigar Box Codes, hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigar
hoyo de monterrey, cuban cigar, cigar box: Komodata, In 2008, Hoyo de Monterrey did add a second band to their Epicure No. 2 so your box appears genuine. Your box was produced in September 2008 and at the La Corona factory. It s really not important to track a box with the factory box code now...

Cigars: Cuban vs Non Cuban, cuban cohiba, cuban cigar
cuban cohiba, cuban cigar, cuban cigars: Hi Daniel, Is a Guantanamera Cristales better than a regular non-Cuban cigar? No, not really. Guantanamera are considered to be low-to-medium quality in terms of quality and taste. It s marketed as an affordable Cuban cigar but the quality is still lower...

Cigars: cigar humidor, propylene glycol, digital hygrometer
propylene glycol, digital hygrometer, humidification device: Hi Rahul, In countries where the humidity is extremely high and consistent throughout the year, a humidification device for your humidor may not be necessary. Try removing your humidification device (the sponge based humidifier) and let your humidor sit...

Cigars: cigar storage, electric wine cooler, wine fridge
electric wine cooler, wine fridge, thermo electric: Hi Chris, Yes, placing humidity beads/crystals in your humidor and wine fridge should work but you ll need to monitor the humidity closely for the first month or so to make sure that everything is working properly. With beads, crystals and Propylene Glycol,...

Cigars: cigar tax, state excise tax, acid cigars
state excise tax, acid cigars, honest source: Jim, State excise tax on tobacco, just like sales tax, are due to the state regardless of where you buy the cigars. If you buy out of state, the company you buy from likely won t collect the CA excise tax from you and won t pay the state. They are not required...

Cigars: Freezing Cuban cigars, cigar boom, habanos sa
cigar boom, habanos sa, white hairs: Hi Khaled, It s very possible that the freezing process is altering the quality of Cuban cigars but again, the freezing process is not long-term so I don t think there is a substantial difference in tobacco quality from just freezing alone. In my opinion,...

Cigars: Cuban Cigar Box Codes, hoyo de monterrey, nephew
Cigars: Cuban Cigar Box Codes, hoyo de monterrey, nephew, epicure

Cigars: humidors, wood humidors, spanish cedar
Cigars: humidors, wood humidors, spanish cedar, igloodor

Cigars: Heat/cold, degrees fahrenheit, time hope
degrees fahrenheit, time hope, heat cold: Hi Thomas, Don t worry, 65-69 degrees Fahrenheit (18-21 celcius) is OK for your humidor and your cigars are not in any danger. The humidity also appears to be fine so you shouldn t worry as everything is optimum right now. As long as your humidity is...

Cigars: Hey, cuban seeds, kind thanks
cuban seeds, kind thanks, insecticide: Why not? Sounds good just access a site that talks about the preparation for growing tobacco. It has to be healthier because you know what fertilizer and insecticide you use. Try running a stereo with 24 hour classical music for the plants also. I am...

Cigars: Humidifier buildup?, white vinegar, coffee pot
white vinegar, coffee pot, vinigar: We are talking mechanical not water problems I believe. The moist n air just blows air over the water to humidify so if it is not going on I believe the fan is the problem. Try taking it apart and oiling the fan? Checking the connections? Never use white...

Cigars: Humidors, bottle wine cooler, cigar boxes
bottle wine cooler, cigar boxes, metal shelves: The more cedar the better but you are already 1,000 miles ahead of the coolerdore (a big plastic cooler filled with cigars) crowd as you stand. You are there with most stores in the USA or better... I saw glass and metal shelves in a Davidoff store. Always...

Cigars: hey, kind thanks, tobacco products
kind thanks, tobacco products, tobaccos: Alex, Growing your own tobacco is much more difficult than growing things like vegetables. You have to have the right soil and climate, the right fertilizers... Once its grown, it has to be cured which is a long and skilled process. Nearly all tobacco products...

Cigars: humidity, relative humidity, humidor
relative humidity, humidor, finck: Dustin, First, understand that 70% relative humidity is only ideal at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. If your humidor is stored at say 74 degrees, your target RH becomes 66%. Next, know that it is impossible to humidify air to 70% RH at 70 degrees with an evaporative...

Cigars: humidors, spanish cedar, smell taste
spanish cedar, smell taste, humidor: John, Spanish Cedar is the wood of choice for 2 reasons: its aroma is complimentary to cigars and it holds some moisture without warping. You can use a different wood, you just want to make sure it has no aroma that will affect the smell/taste of the cigars...

Cigars: Mould inside cigars, moldy cigars, cigar mould
moldy cigars, cigar mould: Hi Vladimir, Yes, it s very possible for mold to form inside a cigar. Mold is caused by a buildup of residual moisture. If there is a prolonged buildup of moisture in the gaps and spaces of the filler tobacco, mold can form and cause a stale and moldy...

Cigars: mold inside electronic humidifier, table humidor, propylene glycol
table humidor, propylene glycol, humidification device: Greg, You can soak the aquafoam in alcohol but will need to thoroughly flush the foam clean with distilled water. If you decide to just start over with a brand new piece of aquafoam, be sure to thoroughly rinse it with distilled water to remove as much...

Cigars: Nausea and lightheadedness after a strong cigar, ashton vsg, tobacco cigar
ashton vsg, tobacco cigar, cigar brand: Hi Peter, Cigar sickness is temporary nausea (very short-term vomiting and feeling lightheaded) and people who get sick from cigars are often smokers that rush their cigar smoking, get irritated by the smoke, or inhaling the smoke (either intentionally...

Cigars: Padron, padron cigars, jose padron
padron cigars, jose padron, padron 1964: Hi Daniel, The Padron 1964 Anniversario cigars were created to mark Padron cigars 30th Anniversary in the cigar making business. The tobacco is aged for four years and is very rich, smooth and creamy. There are 9 cigars in this line and the cigars are...

Cigars: Partagas Cuban Cigar, cuban cigar, opus x
cuban cigar, opus x, cuban cigars: Hi Peter, Unfortunately, there really isn t any type of non-Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban Partagas. You may want to try Fuente Opus X as many people claim that it s the closest non-Cuban cigar there is, to a Cuban cigar. Hopes this helps. ...

Cigars: Partagas Cuban Cigar, Cuban taste, similar to Cuban
Cuban taste, similar to Cuban: Peter, First, I have to remind you that as my profile states, I am not a Cuban cigar expert. Living in the U.S. I have very few opportunities to smoke Cuban cigars. Your question might be better asked of Mr. James Yee, one of the other experts on this site....

Cigars: pairing, havana club rum, arturo fuente short story
havana club rum, arturo fuente short story, non alcoholic beverages: Hi Anthony, Maker s Mark, Johnnie Walker Black/Green/Blue Label, Glenlivet and Havana Club rum all go well with the Arturo Fuente Short Story. For non-alcoholic beverages, a nice rich coffee or espresso also compliments the short story very nicely. ...

Cigars: Questions, hoyo de monterrey excalibur, saint luis rey
hoyo de monterrey excalibur, saint luis rey, sancho panza: Hi Joe, The following are excellent (and affordable) non-Cuban cigar brands: Arturo Fuente Oliva Padron Partagas Romeo y Julieta Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur/Excalibur 1066 Sancho Panza CAO For Cuban cigars, you may want to try: San Cristobal...

Cigars: question about a Padron, cuban seed cigars, padron 1964
cuban seed cigars, padron 1964, cuban seeds: Hi Jonathan, I m pretty sure the Padron family has not made another Cuban-based cigar since leaving Cuba in 1961. Padron did make pre-Castro Cuban cigars but those are very rare and almost impossible to find now. Is there anything else you remember about...

Cigars: ratings, arturo fuente hemingway, ashton vsg
arturo fuente hemingway, ashton vsg, hoyo de monterrey: Hi Jack, No, Cuban cigars are still illegal in the United States but there are many non-Cuban cigar brands that have the same name as the Cuban cigars. For example, there are non-Cuban versions of Montecristo, Cohiba, Hoyo de Monterrey, Romeo y Julieta,...

Cigars: Seasoning Humidor
Mac, Just wondering if you received a care package of cigars from us and how you liked them? Stay safe, Bil...

Cigars: Storage, digital hygrometer, humidification device
digital hygrometer, humidification device, trap moisture: #1 The analog hygrometers are inaccurate. If you reset a watch that is fast or slow you know it will still be inaccurate tomorrow. So best to get a digital hygrometer for $20 to $30. #2 Most humidors with a shelve trap moisture at the top. In my testing...

Cigars: siglo VI, cohiba siglo vi, seam lines
cohiba siglo vi, seam lines, counterfeiters: Hi Charles, The triple cap should be fairly noticeable. You should see three separate lines which indicate the seam lines of the cap s tail wrapped around the head of the cigar. If you see only two lines, it s definitely a double cap. Try smoking...

Cigars: tubed cigars in humidor, cigar tubes, tobacco beetle
cigar tubes, tobacco beetle, cigar tube: Hi Jan, Cigar tubes and plastic cellophane wrappers are not 100% airtight so you can leave them in your humidor as is. If however, you feel that the cigars are slightly dry, loosen the cigar tube cap or untuck the open end of the plastic wrapper to allow...

Cigars: tubos, cigar tubes, tubos
cigar tubes, tubos: Hi David, A lot of cigar smokers do prefer to buy their cigars in tubos form so there is always a market for them. Many tubos cigars (such as the RyJ Churchill, Cohiba Siglo II and RyJ Tubos #1-3) are very successful. Smokers love tubos cigars because...

Cigars: how to turn off the cigar, flavours and aromas, lit cigar
flavours and aromas, lit cigar, cigar tube: Hi Emad, To save a lit cigar to be smoked later, simply let the cigar sit in the ashtray and it will slowly burn out by itself. Do not stamp or rub the cigar out in the ashtray as this will cause the cigar to have harsh/bitter residual flavours and aromas....

Cigars: Upmann № 2 - fake or not, store cigars, cigar bands
store cigars, cigar bands, cigar store: Hi Vladimir, H Upmann No. 2 do in fact come with Band B and Band C variations. Upmann began packaging the No. 2 with band B in 2003 and then changed the band to Band C a few years ago. I do recall seeing Upmann No. 2s with these bands at my local...

Cigars: white little bugs, zip lock bags, little bugs
zip lock bags, little bugs, cuban cigars: Who the heck knows without seeing them BUT BUGS ARE NOT GOOD Take out all the cigars and isolate them in 3 groups in zip lock bags to find the ones with bugs. Cigars will retain moisture in a zip lock bag for up to 2 weeks. Look carefully for holes in the...

Cigars: Canary Island cigars, canarian cigars, double coronas
canarian cigars, double coronas, cigar manufacturer: Hi Jan, Goya, Condal and Penamil are three of the Canary Island s flagship cigar brands. At one point, the cigar industry in the Canary Islands was flourishing with many premium brands but unfortunately, the industry has greatly downsized within the past...

Cigars: Canary Island cigars, cigar signs, canarian cigars
cigar signs, canarian cigars, cigar info: Many years ago Canary islands were a key cigar making mecca, now they are way down the line. But I am sure you will still find great fun in sampling the local cigars. As you drive around you will see cigar signs around and you would be well served to try...

Cigars: Which Cigar to Pick, cigar recommendation for beginner smokers
cigar recommendation for beginner smokers: Hi John, For beginners, it s always best to start out with mild-to-medium bodied cigars as they re less likely to upset your stomach. Once your stomach and palate is used to smoking cigars, you can gradually move up to medium and full bodied cigars. ...

Cigars: CigarKing, american cigar, cigar king
american cigar, cigar king, cigar retailers: Hi Frank, CigarKing is actually a sponsored website that advertises on Allexperts. I ve never dealt with them before and have no control in choosing advertisers for this website. Allexperts.com is actually a US-based website so it s no surprise that they...

Cigars: Cigars out of Humidor, degrees fahrenheit, sampler packs
degrees fahrenheit, sampler packs, humidor: Hi Alex, Dried out cigars - even cigars that have been dried out for years - can indeed be saved simply by returning them to a properly maintained humidor (70% humidity & 70 degrees Fahrenheit) and letting them naturally rejuvenate with humidity. Because...

Cigars: Cigars wrapped or unwrapped, cedar aroma, cuban cigars
cedar aroma, cuban cigars, wrapper leaf: Thank you for asking this important question. ALWAYS leave your cigars in the wrappers if that s how they come. In the last 30 years I have seen all sorts of damage to unwrapped cigars. I have also smoked some of the best aged cigars that were in wrappers....

Cigars: Cohiba Double Corona Edicion limitada, cigar tubes, double corona
cigar tubes, double corona, lid boxes: Hi Rich, Depending on the regional distributor, Cohiba boxes may be shrink-wrapped in plastic. For slide lid boxes like the Siglo series or robusto cigar, the bundled cigars are wrapped with a piece of tissue paper and then bound with a ribbon. The cigars...

Cigars: cigar humidifiers, humidor, humidity
humidor, humidity, humidifier: Debbie, First, you don t want to soak the box - the water can cause the joints to swell and loosen. Just take a damp cloth and wipe it out to remove any dust and add a little moisture to the wood. The humidifier should be filled with either distilled...

Cigars: cigar rejuvenation, H. Upmann, Petit Palantinos
H. Upmann, Petit Palantinos, JFK: Hi Chris, The Cuban brand name of your cigars is H. Upmann and it is one of the seven major global brands that is found all over the world. H. Upmann is one of the oldest Cuban brands (Established in 1844) and is most famous for two things: 1/ Their...

Cigars: cigars in cedar lined tubes, romeo y julieta, aluminum tubes
romeo y julieta, aluminum tubes, hoyo de monterey: Pete, There are many cigars that come in aluminum tubes with cedar liners. See if any of these rings a bell: Bering, Don Diego, H. Upmann, Montecristo, Romeo Y Julieta, Macanudo, Partagas, Hoyo de Monterey, Punch, Helix, Don Tomas, Cuesta-Rey. All of...

Cigars: What do they cost in Cuba, cuba cigars, cigar prices
cuba cigars, cigar prices, double corona: Hi Rich, In Cuba, cigars prices are generally much lower than what you would pay in other countries. Much of the high price is due to local tobacco taxes, excise taxes and duties to import the cigars to that specific country and these taxes vary by country....

Cigars: Dealer list, fake cuban cigars, habanos sa
fake cuban cigars, habanos sa, puro express: Hi Pasquale, I m not sure if Habanos SA has an official watchdog list... you may want to contact them directly (www.habanos.com) and inquire about it. Habanos website does have a list of regional distributor and each distributor may have a list approved...

Cigars: CigarKing, cigar king, brick and mortar
Cigars: CigarKing, cigar king, brick and mortar, west of the mississippi

Cigars: monte cristo cigars, 70th anniversary, cubans
Cigars: monte cristo cigars, 70th anniversary, cubans, knock off

Cigars: S A Habanos list, subject matter experts, cigar industry
Cigars: S A Habanos list, subject matter experts, cigar industry, cuban cigar

Cigars: Humidifiers (La Veil vs Cigar Osasis), propylene glycol, cigar humidor
propylene glycol, cigar humidor, cigar box: I m guessing the humidor is the glass top with a shelve. Electric is way over kill for this size box use electric with a 500 cigar box or more in my opinion relating to the 1,000s of humidors I have set up. If it is a glass top box it has bottom humidification...

Cigars: Humidor, antique expert, luck mike
antique expert, luck mike, top knob: This kind of item must be looked at by an antique expert in person. Every aspect of the box must be taken into account including the construction and wood. Sometimes there is a manufacturers name under a drawer or on the back? It looks like a nice piece and...

Cigars: Humidor, tupperware bowl, airtight container
tupperware bowl, airtight container, cigars: Dan, Put the cigars in any airtight container - a Tupperware bowl works great - and keep them in there while you re-season your humidor. Then put the cigars back in the humidor and be patient - they will slowly absorb humidity and eventually become soft...

Cigars: Humidor heat, digital hygrometer, aristocrat humidor
digital hygrometer, aristocrat humidor, thomas fisher: I have never seen the cigars aging affect the temperature that much. First, is the Digital hygrometer reading correctly? But in a well sealed cabinet humidor the electric humidity control motor is warming the cabinet slightly. Enjoy Mike ...

Cigars: Humidor lining, cigar vendor, cigar boxes
cigar vendor, cigar boxes, thin veneer: Hi Rodney, Spanish cedar is actually very important for cigars. The aroma will compliment and enhance the cigars natural scent and the natural oils in the wood will assist in proper cigar aging. Using a more neutral-scented wood such as Okoumé can actually...

Cigars: help, Distilled water for humidors, how to make distilled water
Distilled water for humidors, how to make distilled water: Hi Rich, It is better to use distilled water instead of boiled tap/bottled water. Boiled water will not contain any living parasites after it has been boiled but it may still contain small mineral deposits such as iron, magnesium, sodium and calcium (particularly...

Cigars: humidifer, propylene glycol, time bill
propylene glycol, time bill, humidification: Charles, I strictly use the propylene glycol solution as it really helps with humidification and is relatively inexpensive. You can use distilled water and will still have good results, but I think you ll be more pleased if you use the solution all the...

Cigars: Two hydrometers reading differently, little havanna, tupperware container
little havanna, tupperware container, little havana: Joe, There is a method to check the accuracy of a hygrometer - the salt test: Here’s how it works: Place about 1 teaspoon of salt in a small shallow open container, such as the cap to a jar. Add a few drops of water to the salt. You do not want to dissolve...

Cigars: Improperly Alligned Logo on Cigar Box, dress boxes, romeo julieta
dress boxes, romeo julieta, cigar box: Hi John, It s hard to say without visually inspecting the box. It could be a production error where the dress box paper was slightly misaligned when it was being applied to the box or it could very well be a counterfeit box. If you ve had great success...

Cigars: Inadequate humidification, cigar humidor, digital hygrometer
cigar humidor, digital hygrometer, furniture style: Cigar solution 50/50 brings humidity down, use more distilled water. In a large 500 cigar humidor there should be several passive humidity devices spread though out the humidor. 2 big ones on top a couple in the middle and a few on the bottom. SO if you...

Cigars: Lag time, cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper
cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper, dry climate: There is no problem leaving them in their box for a week sealed. Or open the box if you cannot wait, take a few out and stick the whole box in a Zip Lock bag to protect them for a few days, no problem. I suggest that if you are in a dry climate get a few...

Cigars: Lag time, cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper
cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper, drymistat: John, The truth is your cigars will be just fine out of the humidor for a few days. If you are really concerned, you can go to your local tobacconist and pick up a disposable humidifier - a Madelaine Humideze or a Madelaine Drymistat will do just fine....

Cigars: Lag time, cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper
cigar smoker, cellophane wrapper, free tupperware: Hi John, You can add a sponge but because your cigars will be without your humidor for only a few days, it s not absolutely necessary. If you do decide to put a sponge in with your cigars, make sure the sponge is sterilized and unscented and only use 100%...

Cigars: Lighting a cigar with a match or butan lighter, butane lighter, cigar
butane lighter, cigar, begining: Hi Amr Aboeul, Lighting a cigar with a butane lighter can indeed make the cigar burn hotter at the beginning and this can cause the cigar to have a crooked or irregular burn. When lighting a cigar with either a match or lighter, it s important to not let...

Cigars: low humidity in humidor, propylene glycol, tupperware container
propylene glycol, tupperware container, humidity level: Hi John, In winter, the dry heat in our homes can cause the humidity level in our humidors to deplete faster. (The dry air will wick away the humidor s moisture faster than normal.) To fix this, you should monitor your humidor every few days and refill...

Cigars: Macanudo, Crystal Cafe, macanudo cigars, tobacco beetle
macanudo cigars, tobacco beetle, cigar stores: Hi Jim, Don t worry, if your Macanudo cigars are still sealed in their original tubes, the cigars are still good. As always, it s best to let your cigars thoroughly humidify for a few weeks (4-6 weeks) before you smoke them so you should keep your cigars...

Cigars: Maintaing proper temperature, temperature control for humidors, thermo-electric humidors
temperature control for humidors, thermo-electric humidors: Hi John, To lower the temperature in your humidor, you should first try to move your humidor to the coolest room possible in your home. Avoid placing your humidor in rooms with lots of direct sunlight as this can heat up both your room and your humidor....

Cigars: Montecristo Open, montecristo cigar band, varadero cuba
montecristo cigar band, varadero cuba, cigar name: Hi Daniel, Montecristo Open is the newest line of Montecristo cigars. It was released last year (July 2009) and feature four sizes: Eagle (Robusto Extra; 54 x 5.9) Regata (Pyramid/Torpedo; 46 x 5.3) Master (Robusto; 5 x 4.9) Junior (Short Pantela;...

Cigars: monte cristo cigars, monte cristo cigars, counterfeit cigar
monte cristo cigars, counterfeit cigar, fake cigars: Hi John, The real Montecristo Maravillas , which is the 70th Anniversary double robusto , was only limited to 500 book shaped boxes (20 cigars per box) and was only available in 2005. It certainly would not retail for $200 so I believe that these cigars...

Cigars: new cigars, humidor, flavour
humidor, flavour, cigars: Hi Shaun, It s hard to say what could be the cause of your cigars tasting harsh. If your humidor is properly maintained, it may just be that the tobacco in the cigars is from a dull harvest. Be sure to rotate your cigars monthly and let them sit in your...

Cigars: Opening a cigar shop- gaining experties, zippo distributor, tobacco pipes
zippo distributor, tobacco pipes, cigar shop: Sorry I needed time to put this together and tonight I have time. How big a store? Do you want a club with a liquor license? Full liquor $35,000? Are you in it for fun or for the long haul? Can you buy the store or are you renting? Buying a small retail...

Cigars: Punch cutter question, cigar punch, punch cutter
cigar punch, punch cutter, filler tobacco: Hi Andy, As you push the cigar punch into the head of the cigar, twist the punch as you push in. When you pull the punch out, continue to twist it and it should cleanly remove a small plug of tobacco. If only the cigar cap comes out the first time, you...

Cigars: Question about relative humidity and temperature, Humidor humidity in winter and summer temperatures
Humidor humidity in winter and summer temperatures: Hi Andy, Humidor humidity can indeed by affected by the environment temperature. During summer months, the humidity in your humidor can be high due to the hot and humid environment but in winter months, the humidity can dissipate more quickly due to the...

Cigars: Romeo Y Julieta, romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigars
romeo y julieta, romeo y julieta cigars, spelling mistake: Hi Tom, I don t think these cigars are genuine. The correct spelling on a genuine box is indeed Exhibicion and many counterfeit boxes do have this particular spelling mistake. Because genuine Cuban dress box labels are are mass-printed with the same...

Cigars: S A Habanos list, fake cuban cigars, puro express
fake cuban cigars, puro express, international conglomerate: Not that I know of - most just smoke the fakes, some enjoy the real ones and enjoy them but it s just a mind thing. The real Cuban cigars are just OK mass produced cigars controlled by a cooperative effort between the Cuban government and an international...

Cigars: Am I Going Up in Smoke, Cigar stress, cigar sickness
Cigar stress, cigar sickness, cigar nausea: Hi Jeff, It s really hard to pinpoint what the exact cause of smoker s stress is but I would say that you may be burning yourself out with cigars so you should either cut back on the amount of cigars that you smoke or take a short break from smoking cigars...

Cigars: Cigar Jars, propylene glycol, porcelain jars
propylene glycol, porcelain jars, humidification device: Hi George, For long-term aging, you can use glass or porcelain jars but it s important that you leave the lid closed but loose. As you mentioned, cigars can indeed swell and split if stored in an airtight container with a humidification device so it s...

Cigars: Cigar Mold?, nooks and crannies, digital hygrometer
nooks and crannies, digital hygrometer, ventilation holes: I ve never seen white stuff on the wood that wasn t mold and I ve seen it 1,000 times as shown to me by customers over 30 years and always treated it successfully the same way. The white mold hopefully wipes right off, if it doesn t then it is more serious....

Cigars: Cigar Mold, exact mold, cigar making
exact mold, cigar making, cigar maker: Yes, it s a cigar mold. If you go to my Museum site here: http://cigarhistory.info/Cigarmaking/Cigarmaking_tools_II.html about halfway through you ll see your exact mold. Cigar making was a skilled craft. The Cigar Maker s International Union required...

Cigars: Counterfeit cigars, mail order business, altadis usa
mail order business, altadis usa, counterfeit cigars: Gerald, First, Mike s is a reputable dealer, and I seriously doubt they d ever do anything that was not totally above board and legal. They are one of our competitors, but are an honest company, so I think what you have is real. Many large mail order...

Cigars: Cuban Cigars and others, jr cigars, cigar roller
jr cigars, cigar roller, filler tobacco: Hi Mike, Smoothing out a tobacco knot is simple: When smoking a cigar that has a poor draw, try to feel for a hard spot on the cigar. Use your thumb and index finger and gently pinch the cigar all over. If you feel a hard spot or lump, you ve found the...

Cigars: cigar box, family history book, cigar boxes
family history book, cigar boxes, cigar magazine: Hi I have been researching your question trying to find Bill or Wm or William Grunst in any of the trade directories. It takes a goodly amount of time. But I was successful in finding him in the 1930 Directory. His factory was located at 112 Washington, but...

Cigars: Distilled Water, humidification device, humidity level
humidification device, humidity level, first mistake: The cigars are ruined. Throw out the jar of beads. Start with new humidification. Just forget your first mistake - a coolidor and all the devices. Please never return to this option. And enjoy your new humidor I hope it comes with humidification. ...

Cigars: dry cigars, dry cigars, travel humidor
dry cigars, travel humidor, cigar storage: Hi James, To rehydrate your dry cigars, all you need to do is store your cigars in a humidor or humi-pouch at 70% humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Your cigars should be fully hydrated and ready to be smoked in 2-3 months. Because the cigars are extremely...

Cigars: Electronic Humidifier Choices, table humidor, cigar oasis
table humidor, cigar oasis, box humidor: Sorry about the delay in answering the email went to spam for some reason. For an electronic humidity device the bigger box is best as it is over kill for a smaller box. Cigar oasis is the one I have worked with for years and the size does not matter much...

Cigars: Home Made Cigars, tobacco ingredients, harris and co
Cigars: Home Made Cigars, tobacco ingredients, harris and co, natural tobacco

Cigars: Home Made Cigars, swisher international, cigar brand
swisher international, cigar brand, cigars: Dave, That s a brand I ve never heard of, but I did some research and tracked it down. Home Made is now made by Swisher International. They are only offered in 5-packs, and have a suggested retail price of around $3.65 per pack. That s really all I could...

Cigars: Humidor humidity, digital hygrometer, humidification devices
digital hygrometer, humidification devices, humidity level: Hi Mike, Yes, a humidor s humidity level can indeed drop (temporarily) whenever a surplus of cigars is added. What you should do is let your humidor sit for a few more days and see if the humidity re-stabilizes at a normal level. If the cigars were somewhat...

Cigars: Humidor humidity, analog hygrometer, wet wood
analog hygrometer, wet wood, shelve: Yes go ahead with no fear Should be all right. I used to wipe the boxes down 20 years ago also, then 10 yrs ago I tried it without, put in a lot of cigars and everything was perfect. The cigars have a lot of moisture also and the Boveda just need to...

Cigars: humidors and humidification, humidor designs, humidification device
humidor designs, humidification device, humidification devices: Hi Mark, Yes, it s perfectly fine to not stock your humidor to full capacity. When buying a humidor, it s always best to buy a humidor that is slightly larger than what you need. This leaves room for additional cigars that you might pick up later. ...

Cigars: Infragos, cigar labels, box labels
cigar labels, box labels, cuban brands: Jan, Sorry, but I ve never heard of the brand and can t find any info. on it. The brand is not currently offered for sale in the U.S., and cigars that are not available here are really out of my expertise. You might ask James Yee, another expert on this...

Cigars: nauseous... for days, cigar smoke, hi doug
cigar smoke, hi doug, refreshing breeze: Hi Doug, Cigar sickness has been known to affect people for several days. The level of nausea really varies from smoker to smoker. For some people, it can last a couple of hours and for others, they may feel nauseous for 4 or 5 days. The only thing you...

Cigars: old box of monterrey cigars, tobacco beetles, dry cigars
tobacco beetles, dry cigars, mold growth: Hi James, No worries, I m here to help so don t worry about bothering me or asking questions. Yes, it s perfectly fine to leave the cigars in their original box until you buy a humi-pouch. As I mentioned before, your dry cigars can be very fragile...

Cigars: Smoking when windy, cigar lounges, tool shed
cigar lounges, tool shed, home position: Hi Justin, When smoking outdoors, it s always important to note the direction of the wind. If the wind is blowing in one direction against your home, position yourself so that the house is shielding you from the wind. (For example, if the wind is blowing...

Cigars: Soft Cigars, personal humidor, cigar box
personal humidor, cigar box, humidity level: Hi Thomas, Over-humidified cigars can indeed have a bland or vegetal taste. What you can do is let your cigars sit in a Ziploc bag or cigar box for 48-72 hours and this will remove much of the excess moisture from the cigars. After 2-3 days, your cigars...

Cigars: Sterilizing humidification device, propylene glycol, humidity level
propylene glycol, humidity level, bottled drinking water: Hi Evan, Mold can appear due to one or more reasons. First, mold can appear when your humidor has high humidity for a prolonged amount of time. Mold usually appears when the humidity is greater than 75% so it s always best to keep the humidity lower than...

Cigars: storing cigar boxes in wine cellar.., cigar boxes, humidity level
cigar boxes, humidity level, wine cellar: Hi Fulton, Yes, it s perfectly fine to store your cigars in your wine cellar. Your powered wine cellar has a humidity level of 70% and this is considered perfect for cigars. Though the temperature in the wine cellar is cooler than normal for a humidor,...

Cigars: Tubos Storage, cigar tubes, cellophane wrapper
cigar tubes, cellophane wrapper, cigar collection: Hi Steve, Whether or not you should leave the cigars in the aluminum cigar tubes is optional and entirely up to you. The tubes are not 100% airtight so air and humidity can still enter the tubes through the cap. I personally prefer to leave the cigars...

Cigars: walk-in humidor for home, electric humidor, humidification system
electric humidor, humidification system, tobacco beetle: Hi John, Wine storage should not exceed 64 degrees Fahrenheit (55 degrees is considered ideal). Your room also shouldn t be too cold (ie: anything less than 60 degrees) as it will be harder to keep the cigars humid. As long as your room does not exceed...

Cigars: 2 cigar boxes, cigar boxes, cigar box
cigar boxes, cigar box, tax stamps: I m glad to help and truly sorry but I can t make professional decisions and evaluations of and about boxes without adequate pictures. I have received none, and for best results would like [1] inside label, [2]overall box at an angle that includes top, side...

Cigars: Cigar storage, cigar tubes, cigar storage
cigar tubes, cigar storage, cigar tube: Hi Kevin, It s best to leave the box lid(s) closed. Air and humidity will still enter the box through the small gap between the lid and the box so there s no worry that your cigars won t receive enough humidity. Keeping the box lid closed will also add...

Cigars: Cuban Fakes, counterfeit cigars, cigar smokers
counterfeit cigars, cigar smokers, fake cigars: Hi David, If your friend purchased the cigars from a reputable Swiss dealer, the cigars are most likely genuine. Cigar boxes manufactured after 2009 will have a glossy warranty seal with a hologram, barcode and serial number. This serial number can...

Cigars: Which cigar brands use flour?, arturo fuente cigar, cigar smokers
arturo fuente cigar, cigar smokers, cigar wrapper: Hi Joe, It sounds like you are having an allergic reaction to the vegetable glue that is used to adhere the cigar wrapper leaves during the cigar rolling process. Vegetable glue does indeed contain gluten. Unfortunately, vegetable glue is the industry...

Cigars: cigar mold, propylene glycol, humidification device
propylene glycol, humidification device, count model: Mold occurs in a warm moist environment. The cigar probably was the culprit, wipe it off with a little rubbing alcohol and leave it out to dry for a day. For a glass top humidor you must use Boveda on the top shelve and some propylene glycol every 4 months...

Cigars: Factory Outlet's Factory Seconds, smokers choice, factory seconds
smokers choice, factory seconds, magnums: Pete, Glad you found one of our cigars you like. Our Factory Seconds Toro s are seconds from our Travis Club Magnum cigars. I m curious about your comment about them not having a hole in the head and some long filler though. It is possible that you got...

Cigars: La Casa del Habano St Maarten, french side, hotmail
Cigars: La Casa del Habano St Maarten, french side, hotmail

Cigars: Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 - What Compares?, sancho panza, hoyo de monterrey
sancho panza, hoyo de monterrey, vegas robaina: Sancho Panza Belicoso $$ Ramon Allones Specially Selected $$ Vegas Robaina Unicos $$$ Montecristo Edition Limitado Sublime $$$$ I can t suggest sites as the legality is questionable. Read some expert posts as I believe some have covered that to a limited...

Cigars: Humidity without humidifier, digital hygrometer, drymistat
digital hygrometer, drymistat, humidification device: Hi Zain, The first thing you should do is make sure your friend s hygrometer is accurate. Use a salt test on the hygrometer and calibrate if necessary. If your friend is using a digital hygrometer, it most likely does not require calibration or configuration...

Cigars: Humidors, tobacconist, cabinets
tobacconist, cabinets, humidors: Hi Shaun, This website has some well-priced humidors plus they re based in the UK: http://www.humidordiscount.co.uk You can also try asking your local tobacconist and they may be able to direct you to other humidor suppliers or retailers in the UK....

Cigars: humidor capacity, cigar oasis, passive humidifier
cigar oasis, passive humidifier, humidity level: Hi Jon, Keeping 10 or 20 cigars in a 100-count humidor is perfectly fine as long as the humidity level is properly maintained. For the humidification device, it would be best to use an electronic humidor humidifier (such as a Cigar Oasis unit) that can...

Cigars: humidor reading, hygro, fine watch
hygro, fine watch, substantial drop: The analog hygro is not accurate, if you calibrate it the next day it can still be off by as much as several percent. Digital is closer to accurate but still off by as much as 3 or 4% unless you spend $75 or more. As long as you are near the right humidity...

Cigars: La Casa del Habano St Maarten, cabo san lucas, casa del habano
cabo san lucas, casa del habano, la casa del habano: These are a few 100% Habana stores in Mexico Any of these stores will have a great selection and reasonable prices for Cubans. Check their sites please. Address: Madero s/n Blvd Marina y Guerrero, Cabo San Lucas, BCS , México Phone: 52 624 1436160...

Cigars: Montecristo Sublimes 2008 with 2009 Box Codes, couple boxes, habanos dealer
couple boxes, habanos dealer, topcubans: Pictures are unnecessary as the fakes many times look better than originals. These cigars have recently become available. The price is $220 for 10 cigars average. Availability, price and smoke (according to you) is right so - Everything matches up and...

Cigars: Old Elie Bleu Humidor, speciality store, quality gold
speciality store, quality gold, multiple images: I looked at the pictures and they are not good enough for me to tell. However $300 is a good price for an older Elie Bleu box in this condition. Mention the construction as I detailed Double locking mitre Gold gilded hinges and inlay You need...

Cigars: re: pics of cigar boxes, cigar boxes, cigar capital
cigar boxes, cigar capital, cigar box: Your MI LOLA dates from the 1930 s. It is a fairly well known national brand. The frontmark, Buckeye, is unusual but doesn t make it valuable. I believe it will bring $10 to 20 tops on eBay. HAZEL KIRKE is known to collectors even tho the BOX is somewhat...