Articles Categorized in: Cigar 101

Types of Humidification Devices: How To Keep Cigars

So what is the best humidification device for your humidor? Lets take a look of our choices. Oasis Floral Foam is a green foam that can be found at your Walmart or hobby store for cheap. Most of the round plastic and plastic humidifiers that come with new humidors have this is it. They are good because they hold a lot of distilled water and you can cut it down to the size you need. Make sure to get the...
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Cigar Beetles and How To Deal With Them

If you are one of the unlucky cigar smokers that have ran into cigar beetles you know how much damage they can do to your expensive cigars. Also known as the tobacco beetle or cigarette beetle, these are tough insects to fight and once they start they can ruin every cigar in your humidor very quickly if not found. What is a cigar beetle: The official name of these pests is Lasioderma Serricorne though most people in the cigar hobby...
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How to Fix a Split or Cracked Cigar

A product called liquid pectin, brands include Sure Jell and Certo that can be picked up at your local grocery store. This is used in making jelly and is like a natural glue with no taste. Try this next time you have a cigar with a split in it or it is starting to unravel. Fix a Split or Cracked Cigar Get the cigar, the liquid pectin and a toothpick. Smear a little on the offending wrapper. Make sure not...
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How to Store Cigars

How to Store Cigars

Every new aficionado will need a way to store their cigars. Doing it the correct way is important to protect your treasured stogies. In this article we will answer the question, how to store cigars. We will go over multiple ways and price ranges so you are sure to find an option that works for you. How to Store Cigars Desktop Humidor The most common way to store cigars is a desktop humidor. These come in different price ranges and...
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Cigar 101: Cutting Your Cigar Optimally

Cigar 101: Cutting Your Cigar Optimally

Although seasoned cigar smokers make it look easy, the reality is that many new smokers have some difficulty cutting their cigar(s). This fact became clear to me, most notably at a wedding of a relative, when a family-friend asked me if his cigar (one of those being handed out at the wedding) was properly cut, while holding what likely used to be a cigar, now missing about the last inch or so. Having borrowed a cutter from my aficionado uncle—who...
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Cigar 101: Cigar Suggestions for New Cigar Smokers

Cigar 101: Cigar Suggestions for New Cigar Smokers

While samplers offer a great way to try new smokes, often offering a variety of different brands at impressive prices, a little bit of guidance about the taste of the cigars within these samplers can be very useful to new and prospective customers. Additionally, selecting a sampler of a cigar that sounds like one you’d enjoy is certainly a good idea. The following list is not a paid advertisement(s), but rather a collection of some of the admittedly high-quality brands...
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Cigar 101: Choosing the best place to purchase cigars

Cigar 101: Choosing the best place to purchase cigars

One of the hardest parts of enjoying cigars regularly is finding out where the best deal is. Whether you’re struggling to afford your smokes, or have quite a bit of extra money to put into the hobby, nobody likes overpaying for cigars by not finding the best deal around. Whatever your budget, more money saved on cigars equals more money for other things (including more cigars!). While the brand(s) that one purchases have a big impact on the budget, the...
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Cigar 101: Seasoning Your Humidor

Cigar 101: Seasoning Your Humidor

Humidors are a very important part of every cigar smoker’s collection. Not only do they serve as a great place to keep cigars sorted and organized, but they also keep smokes fresh and great-tasting—even helping certain cigars to season, and taste better with age. Getting a humidor ready to hold cigars isn’t hard, but if it’s your first time readying one for use, this short guide will help you through the process. Additionally, the guide contains several helpful tips and...
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Good Cigars for Beginners

Cigars, at least the premium ones made with aged tobaccos, are simply among the finer things in life. For the connoisseurs, having a collection of first-rate cigars in their humidor is a delight. Cigar smoking offers a relaxing moment as one puffs with it, enjoying the rich, flavorful aroma up to the last inch of the cigar. While for others, smoking a cigar is an art. When you’re a beginner, it may be tempting to start with the machine-rolled gas...
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