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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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  • Collecting Wooden Cigar Humidors

    Posted on May 20, 2009 by SwissTGallery

    Many people collect cigars, but there are some people out there who enjoy collecting wooden cigar humidors as well. These people often actually enjoy the humidors more than they do smoking the cigars. They will go out of their way to find some of the most unique humidors out there. If you’re one of these people, here are some tips for finding really neat wooden cigar humidors for sale.

    First, you may want to pick up the basic humidors: while standard, square humidors may not appeal to you, you may enjoy the pyramid shaped ones. These are interesting containers that look pretty neat in just about any room. They’re also more widely available than other, more unique wooden cigar humidors, so you should be able to find one pretty easily and for a reasonable price.

    If you like more unique humidors, though, you’ll have to search them out. These can include cigar humidors shaped like famous landmarks or decorated in an unusual way. Some may even be made out of special wood, although you have to be careful that these won’t disrupt the smell or flavor of the cigars you store in them. Finding these wooden cigar humidors for sale can be difficult, though. You will rarely find them at traditional humidor stores. Instead, you’ll need to look in more unusual places, such as estate sales and antique stores.

    Other great places to search for wooden cigar humidors that are a bit out of the ordinary include small, local cigar stores and the internet. The smaller, locally-ran cigar stores sometimes have different items than the larger stores do. The internet, too, is a great place to find unique items. You may find these on an online auction site, or you may find a fellow collector who is selling his collection.


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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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  • What is a Cigar Humidor?

    Posted on December 21, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    If you don’t smoke cigars regularly or are just getting into the habit, you may not know what a cigar humidor is. Basically, it’s a small box (or it can be a room, but only the biggest cigar collectors actually big a room-sized cigar humidor) that keeps a constant humidity and sometimes temperature. These boxes are used to keep cigars and pipe tobacco at a constant humidity so that they are fresh and keep their scent. Humidors, both box and room-sized ones, use a hygrometer to read the humidity level inside the box.

    There are several different types of small humidors. The first is a table humidor. It can usually hold up to between 300 and a thousand cigars. While a table humidor is very heavy, it is possible to use one as a portable humidor. Table humidors generally have a polished wooded exterior accented with marble or leather.

    A personal humidor is really what a casual cigar smoker would want. These humidors can only hold around 100 to 250 cigars. Since most casual smokers may not have that many cigars, a personal humidor can often be the only humidor needed since there will always be space in it for new cigars.

    If you travel a lot or have a very small cigar collection, you may want to purchase a travel humidor. Travel humidors can carry up to around 50 or so cigars. They’re lighter than both table and personal humidors so you can more easily take them with you wherever you go.

    All of these humidors keep the inside humidity between 65 and 75% relative humidity. The more cigars inside the humidor, the slower the humidity will drop.   


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  • Tips To Take Care of Your Cigar Humidor

    Posted on November 13, 2008 by SwissTGallery

    Everything in life has to be maintained to extend its longevity; cars, swimming pools, watches and even your cigar humidor. Without the proper care and maintenance, all the money that is spent on buying these items could be wasted. This is why cigar hobbyists spend lots of time and money in maintaining their expensive cigar humidor.

    To ensure that a humidor functions properly, you have to season the cigar humidor; this is regardless of the price of the humidor. You have to line its interior with Spanish cedar or mahogany as these woods hold humidity well and have a natural anti-fungal that helps resist mold. However ensure that this wood is kiln dried as kiln dried wood easily absorbs moisture.

    The next thing to be done is to use distilled water and a sponge to help prevent any build up in the humidor. This is done by first saturating the sponge and then using it to wipe the interior of the humidor. Exposed interior wood has to be wiped generously, after which the humidor has to be filled up according to specifications.

    The sponge then has to be saturated once again and then placed in the closed humidor for a day, after which it is taken out and its interior wood wiped once more. This ends the seasoning process of the humidor; after which you can refill it.

    The reason the humidor has to be seasoned is that the tobacco of the cigars has to have sufficient moisture to keep it elastic, but not too much to make it expand. This level which prevents the tobacco leaves from getting too brittle and the tobacco leaves from swelling is called the sweet spot, and is usually about 70% RH.

    With the right seasoning and by maintaining the right temperatures and humidity levels in the humidor, you improve the longevity of your cigars and thus maintain your cigar collection for many years to come.  


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