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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 21, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

When to Stop Aging?

When aging cigars, how long is too long?

Posted: July 14, 2014   


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 7, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Blue Mold Explained

What exactly is blue mold?

Posted: June 30, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Go Ahead and Relight

If a cigar is long (like a Cohiba Lanceros, for example), I usually relight it when I'm ready for another few puffs. I've been told that is bad cigar etiquette, and, in fact, is bad for the cigar. Is that true?

Posted: June 23, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Plugged Cigars

I recently received a box of Montecristo No. 4s as a gift and the draw on every one I have smoked so far has been incredibly tight. Is there any way of curing a tight draw?

Posted: June 16, 2014   


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 9, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Covering Your Ash

Unlike smokers who let their cigars burn halfway down before flicking the ashes, I tend to ash often. I've noticed that my cigars often burn unevenly. Could this be related to how often I ash?

Posted: June 2, 2014   


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: May 27, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Summer and the Humidor

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

Posted: May 19, 2014   


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 12, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Wetting the Head Before Cutting

I watched a movie where a cigar smoker wet the head of his cigar with his mouth before clipping and lighting it. Is this necessary or correct?

Posted: May 5, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Cedar Secrets

Is either red or white cedar considered a good alternative to Spanish cedar to line the inside of a humidor?

Posted: April 28, 2014   


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: April 21, 2014    By CA Staff


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Why Habana and Not Havana?

Cigars that are made in Cuba or come from Cuba have Habana on the band. Why not Havana?

Posted: April 14, 2014   


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