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Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Brush Off the Plume?

If after aging my cigars for a few years and they develop plume, do I brush it all off or do I smoke the cigar with the plume still on the cigar?

Posted: July 27, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

When to Stop Aging?

When aging cigars, how long is too long?

Posted: July 20, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Soggy Smokes

I have recently been stationed in Guam, where the humidity is constantly above 90 percent and temperatures are always high. I have a reliable humidor, but I can't seem to keep my cigars from becoming soggy. What should I do?

Posted: July 13, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Final Word on Finish

You often refer to a cigar's 'finish' in your tasting notes. Can you define this term for me?

Posted: July 6, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Summer and the Humidor

With summer almost here, any tips for maintaining the proper environment in our humidors?

Posted: June 29, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Band on the Cigar

Why do some people smoke their cigars for a few minutes before removing the band?

Posted: June 22, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Blue Mold Explained

What exactly is blue mold?

Posted: June 15, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cutting with Scissors

I can't seem to make a nice, clean cut with my new cigar scissors. What's the proper method to snip a cigar cap?

Posted: June 8, 2015    By CA Staff

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Mixing Cigars?

Is it all right for cigars to comingle in my humidor?

Posted: June 1, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Binder Finder

What characteristics is a cigarmaker looking for when selecting the binder leaf for a blend?

Posted: May 26, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

What's with the dry mouth?

When I smoke a cigar, sometimes it makes my mouth terribly dry. Why is that?

Posted: May 18, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Holy Moldy!

I opened my 25-count desktop humidor and found the humidifier case had fallen to the bottom of the humidor and mold was growing. What can I do to fix this? Is the humidor a loss?

Posted: May 11, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Right Retailer?

I usually don't buy cigars but I'd like to give them away as gifts. How do I make sure I am buying cigars from the right place?

Posted: May 4, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

A Lesson in Lighting

My friends tell me I have to use a butane lighter to light my cigars? Is there a special lighting method with these lighters?

Posted: April 27, 2015   

Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

The Art of Box-Pressing

How are cigars box-pressed?

Posted: April 20, 2015   


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