Category: Cigar Care


How to Store Cigars

hidradenitis suppurativa icd9 Storing cigars properly is important because it may compromise its taste and quality. Once it is left in the open, it will dry up just like a flower. Mishandled cigars may burn unevenly or faster than usual. They can have a strong bitter taste and even broken wrappers. Molds and insects also pose a problem. Prevent these by keeping cigars below the maximum temperature of 73F (23C) and within 68%-74% humidity. The ideal environment would be 70F (21C) and 70% humidity. Cigars ...

Should You Age Your Cigars?

This is probably one of the most common questions that you hear from new cigar enthusiasts. It is a very valid question as you normally hear people talking about how the older the cigar is, the better it tastes. Then there is the camp that says that aging a cigar would cause it to lose certain flavors. So which camp is right? Do cigars taste better when aged or are they better smoked "fresh?" The answer, I have to say, depends on you and your personal ...

When NOT To Light That Cigar

It’s a nice night, and you want to spend it smoking a cigar while enjoying the cool breeze outside. Or maybe you want to settle in in your favorite comfortable chair and watch a good movie or read a book while smoking a cigar. Then you realize a possibility – that the only cigars you have at home might have “gone bad!” Is this scenario even possible? Definitely! While you may not want to think about cigars going bad, it does happen – and it ...

Spanish Cedar For Humidors

When it comes to humidors, the foremost material that comes to mind is Spanish Cedar. This wood has long been established as the best lining for humidors. This is because of the fact that Spanish Cedar has the tendency to absorb moisture, giving it the ability to restore moisture within the humidor, which is ideal for cigars. But did you know that Spanish Cedar is technically not cedar? As a matter of fact, it comes from the mahogany family. If you look at it, you will see a salmon red tight-grained wood. The aroma is very ...

Don’t Forget To Season Your Humidor

At this point, I hope that you have decided as to whether to age your cigars or not. If you have decided to age your cigars, then you should be in the market for a humidor already – if you have not already bought one. Before you jump ahead and start storing your cigars in your new humidor, however, you should remember to season your humidor. One of the worst mistakes that you can make is to use that brand spanking new humidor without seasoning it! ...

Of Hygrometers

Do you know what a hygrometer is? If you are finding yourself a bit confused right now, don’t be. You probably know what it is, or what it looks like, you just might not be familiar with the term. A hygrometer is basically an instrument which measures the level of humidity. How is this important for cigar enthusiasts? Humidity is the keyword here. You should know that when it comes to storing cigars, humidity is a key factor. That is where the ...

Got A Plug In Your Cigar?

Before we go any further, do you have the vaguest idea what I am talking about? What are plugs in relation to cigars? Think about it, what does a plug do? Now that I have got your brain working, let me help you out a little bit. Imagine yourself lighting up a cigar, excitement running through you…suddenly, when you inhale to take the draw, you seem to be having a lot of difficulty drawing the air in. What has happened? The chances are ...

How Do You Relight Your Cigar?

Smoking a cigar is one of the greatest pleasures in life. Some people think that it is not much different from a cigarette. After all, you have a stick (albeit of varying sizes) in your mouth, you puff, and so on. Then again, those who know nothing (or very little) about cigars wouldn’t know that there are key differences when it comes to smoking cigarettes and cigars. For example, most cigar smokers that I know do not inhale the smoke. If you don’t believe ...

Reviving “Dead” Cigars

What in the world are dead cigars? I do not think that people technically use this term but I like to use it to describe cigars that have dried out. Sometimes, you buy a bundle of cigars and you do not smoke all of them within a short period of time. If you do not have a humidor, then the chances are that they will dry out. And sometimes, you buy dead cigars from shops. This actually happened to me just recently. I wanted ...

Best Cigar Tips Continued

We took a look at three tips that you should bear in mind when smoking a cigar. I think my favorite of the three is to find a good drink to go with the cigar. Well, let’s take a look at some things that you can consider and which will help you enjoy your cigar better. Expand your horizons. What do I mean by this? As a new cigar smoker, do not try just one brand or flavor. After all, you do not have much experience ...