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  • Where will you Keep your Wooden Cigar Humidor?

    Posted on June 11, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Thinking of a wooden cigar humidor conjures a series of images in my mind, I think about what kind of cigar does it hold, who is the man who owns it, does he keep it on a great wooden desk where he does his work...

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  • How to Season your Wooden Cigar Humidor

    Posted on May 11, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    So you just procured your wooden cigar humidor and now you are ready to start seasoning your cigars.  The first and most important step is very important and it is, do not put your cigars in it.  That is right an unseasoned humidor can actually ruin your precious cigars, the same is true of an old humidor.  The reason for this is that the very special wood inside of the humidor is actually a crucial part of the humidification process, and before the wooden humidor is properly seasoned it can actually pull the moisture out of your cigars, of course not what you had in mind.  Not to worry there are some easy steps you can take to season your wooden cigar humidor that will have it ready to go in very little time.

    The first step to seasoning your humidor is to wipe down the interior with a clean unscented sponge or cloth using distilled water.  It is important to use distilled water for this part of the process as it protects your investment from impurities.  Using the distilled water and the sponge or cloth carefully wipe down all of the interior wood of your humidor.  After you are done take the sponge or cloth, making sure it is not overly saturated and place it on a piece of cellophane or plastic bag inside the humidor.  Be careful not to let it directly touch any of the wood.  Now, sponge or cloth in place, fill up your humidification device to the manufacturers specifications and insert it in your wooden cigar humidor.  Close the humidor lid and let it sit for twenty-four hours.  After twenty-four hours have passed repeat the entire process except do not leave your sponge and cloth inside of the humidor this time.  The next day when you come back to your humidor it should be ready for cigars, make sure that you can not feel any dampness on the interior wood before adding your cigars.

    So by following these simple steps you can season your new wooden cigar humidor for use in forty-eight hours.  This process will help ensure that you get the most out of your investment and can enjoy it’s benefit for years to come.


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  • Travel Humidors Allow You to Have a Great Cigar Anywhere

    Posted on April 26, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Smoking a great cigar in your own home is easy.  You just go to your humidor and remove your cigar.  However, if you’re traveling, it can be a bit more difficult.  Sure, you can put cigars in a cigar box, but they’re no longer as protected from the elements, and they’re no longer kept at that perfect temperature and humidity.  However, there are a number of travel humidors you can purchase that guarantee your cigars will be kept at the perfect temperature and ready for you to smoke. All of these travel humidors are, of course, waterproof, and all of them are designed to keep your cigars fresh and ready to smoke for weeks at a time.

    When selecting a travel humidor, there are several things you must take into consideration.  The first is use.  If you’re going to be taking many week-long or longer trips, you may want a travel humidor that can hold a number of cigars.  One of the largest travel humidors you’ll find holds around 100 cigars, but you most likely won’t need that large of one.  You’ll find many travel humidors that hold 30 cigars, and that’s usually about right for most people who travel a lot.

    There are actually many smaller travel humidors that can be used for various things.  There are some that only hold two or five cigars.  These small travel humidors are designed for the man on the go.  Many take them out to the club or to the golf course so they can have a smoke while relaxing.  For those who love their golf and their cigars, these small travel humidors are a great investment.


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  • Wooden Cigar Humidors and Spanish Cedar

    Posted on April 21, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    When it comes to purchasing a cigar humidor, most of your selections will be out of wood.  You’ll find that there are a variety of different woods out there for you to choose from, but the best wooden cigar humidors, according to many collectors, are those made from Spanish cedar.  There are several reasons Spanish cedar is the wood of choice of humidors.

    First, this wood, especially the Spanish cedar grown in North America, is known for its very distinctive and unique fragrance.  In fact, this fragrance makes Spanish Cedar a popular wood for many other projects and items, not just humidors.  It’s interesting to note, however, that Spanish cedar isn’t actually a cedar tree at all—it’s a deciduous tree, but the oil found within the tree has a very “cedary” smell.

    Spanish cedar not only smells great but it looks great.  While the wood will vary in color depending on the soil conditions it was grown it, it generally has red or pink colored heartwood that slowly darkens when exposed.  This eventually results in reddish brown or purple tone that looks gorgeous when oiled and stained.  When used for a wooden cigar humidor, make certain the Spanish cedar is of the non-weepy variety.  If not, you may find that the wood is very high in sap, which can cause some issues as wooden cigar humidors are heated.  However, even if you do purchase a wooden cigar humidor that only includes non-weepy Spanish cedar, you may still notice some leaky sap.  This is normal and should be cleaned up right away.  It is possible to remove all sap from the wood, but experts agree that this sap is part of what makes Spanish cedar wooden cigar humidors have such a great smell and flavor.


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  • Unique Cigar Humidors

    Posted on March 18, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    While the cigar humidors you can purchase in most stores or online are standard boxes, there are some very unique humidors out there. Just like any collectable, some people have taken the traditional humidor and turned it into a work of art. While most of these humidors are in private collections, some do come up for sale at auctions. You can also often have a unique humidor made, although again, it will be quite expensive.

    Some of these cigar humidors are still simple boxes, but they've been decorated in unique ways. Some include the owner's initials or name etched on the lid. Others have designs burned into the lid. If you're looking to make a custom cigar humidor, this will be the most affordable.

    Another unique cigar humidor looks like a book. These humidors appear like a standard hard back novel, but when you open the book, it reveals your cigar collection. This type of humidor typically doesn't hold very many cigars, but it is a very classy, unique type of humidor that few people will own.

    Some cigar humidors are built as pyramids instead of square boxes. This design is somewhat traditional; however, one of the downsides of a pyramid humidor is that the upper shelves in the humidor are really too small do to much with, while getting to the more usable lower shelves can be difficult since you have to take out all of the shelves above them. However, these are unique looking humidors that can add a different look to your collection.

    Finally, there are the very expensive unique humidors. These humidors don't look like cigar humidors at all. One unique humidor, for example, has been made to look like the United States capital building. This humidor is almost two feet wide and two feet tall, making it a huge box. The details are incredible-each window is clearly visible, as are the support pillars and domes. These humidors are rarely found, and if you do see one for sale, you'll have to pay a lot of money for it.


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  • When it’s Time for a Good Cigar

    Posted on February 1, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    If you are a cigar smoker then you probably like to take your pleasures slowly and relish the feel of the leaves between your fingers. You'll be an expert at knowing that there are some things in life that need to be enjoyed and savored. If you smoke cigars then you will know the pleasure and contentment that comes from lighting up one of your nicest cigars at any special occasion. For those gentlemen who not only appreciate the aroma of their cigar, but make sure that they are stored correctly, there is nothing to equal a good humidor. You can pay a lot of money for a humidor but you don't have to. It is possible to get a top quality humidor in which to store your cigars, at a reasonable price.

    A good cigar humidor will have enough space for you to be able to store your cigars in your order of preference, and this is only possible when you have a humidor with separate drawers. You will probably want highly polished exterior that will look good on your desk or your side table. When you choose a humidor try to ensure that you get one with an interior that is designed to keep your cigar as fresh as the day that it was rolled. Buy one with a glass front if you want to keep your cigars fresh, yet on display to your visitors.

    If you are lucky enough to have an upscale automatic watch then you really should give it the care that it deserves with a top quality automatic watch winder. There are plenty of watch winders on the market but if you have a great watch then it makes sense to have the best kind of winder you can afford. There are plenty of winders on the market ranging from the very cheap, to the exorbitantly expensive. If you want to take care of your watch and have it looking good then get yourself a winder that is a mid-range price.

    Buy a watch case with a high gloss, poly urethane lacquer because it will act as a protective coating for your winder. Get one with a glass front and a plush interior so that you can show your watch off at its best. When you have a distinctive and elegant automatic watch then you should get a high quality, but affordable automatic watch winder.


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