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How to Calibrate Your Hygrometer

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Having a correctly calibrated hygrometer can be the difference between a delightful afternoon smoke and an overly harsh or even unpleasant smoking experience. If your hygrometer isn’t accurate, you could ruin your cigars without knowing it. Luckily, calibrating the hygrometer is simple and there are two easy tests you can easily... [Details]


How to Charge Your Humidifier

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Charging your humidifier is the process of filling your humidifier with water or propylene glycol in order to maintain ideal humidity levels. Here’s how: Remove your humidifier from your humidor. While placing the humidifier on a plate, fill the humidifier with distilled water or a solution of 50% distilled water and... [Details]


New To Cigars?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Welcome to the fascinating world of cigars, a centuries-old pastime fuelled by pleasure. As with fine wines, your enjoyment is often enhanced by learning more about what goes into crafting a fine cigar. But at the end of the day, a good cigar is the one you enjoy smoking, simple... [Details]


How to Light a Cigar & Caring for Your Lighter

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

You’ve cut your cigar expertly, you’re perched comfortably and ready for a delicious smoke, so now all that’s left is to light it. After choosing a cigar perfectly suited to your tastes, use a butane torch lighter or wooden match so you don’t risk introducing any foreign flavours to your delicate... [Details]


How to Set up Your Humidor

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Do you really need to season your humidor? Yes. When most people buy a new humidor, they’re naturally excited to fill it with their cigar collection immediately. But being hasty could ruin your precious smokes. First, you must re-humidify the wood in your humidor or it (and your cigars!) could be irreversibly... [Details]


How to Travel with Cigars

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Brendan Wethink

Taking your favourite cigars to events and when traveling ensures you never have to miss your favourite smoking experience. The biggest mistake people make when traveling with cigars though is incorrect storage, which could leave your favourite smokes spoiled.Follow these tips to make sure a trip away is a safe... [Details]


Cigar Storage

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Think of cigars like fine wine: They’re all uniquely different and thoughtfully crafted to create an evocative taste and experience. Much like fine wine, how you store them can influence their special characteristics. The best way to store your cigar collection is undoubtedly in a quality humidor or several humidors.  How to... [Details]


Cigar Sizes

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Pamela Bramwell

Cigars come in a surprising variety of shapes and sizes. There are dozens of different ‘types’ of cigars and each adhere to a prescribed length, ring gauge (diameter) and shape. Do keep in mind though cigars of the same type can still vary quite significantly from brand to brand the... [Details]


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