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Your Cigar Questions Answered

Looking for tips to keep your smokes…more smokeable? Weird things happening in your humidor? Whatever your stogie challenge, the Advisors have answers – and present the lowdown on the most-asked cigar questions we get from smokers of all skill levels. We’ll even tackle cigar gifts for the pickiest smoker you know, in these short videos.

Cigar Questions #1: What is the Proper Humidity Level for Storing Cigars?

The most frequently asked questions we get are about humidor care, especially when it comes to proper humidity levels, like this question from Juan S.: “What is the proper humidity level I  should keep my humidor at, and how often should I check it?” Although 70% humidity has been the usual norm, the answer may surprise you. If you’ve been wondering about the humidity level in your humidor, click below for my answer. Plus, I’ll tell you about another way to keep the environment  in your humidor more stable.

~ Gary

Cigar Questions #2: How Do I Fix a Cigar That’s Burning Wrong?

We love when you ask us questions because we just love talking about cigars! And I got a great one from Charlie in Minnesota pertaining to burn issues. Basically he wants to know why burn issues happen and what can he do about them? Well, there are several reasons why a cigar may not burn so well, and yeah, there ARE some things you can do to save that stick. Watch my quick little video and I just might have an answer or two that’ll help you preserve that precious puro!

~ Tommy Zman

Cigar Questions #3: Should I Store My Cigars With the Cellophane On or Off?

Cello or no cello? That seems to be the most popular question. That’s why I’m answering Tom from Washington’s question today: “My friend always takes the cello off his cigars before putting them in his humidor. I leave them on. What’s the right way to store your stogies?” Click here to find your answer, Tommy boy, and all will be right with the world.

~ Jonathan

Cigar Questions #4: What Cigars Would You Recommend as a Cigar Gift?

We get asked for cigar recommendations all the time…but this one stood out because Shevah asked us on Facebook, “I’m trying to buy a gift for someone, but I don’t know squat about cigars…can you guys give any recommendations?”

Yes, Shevah, we can.

Watch and I’ll explain why choosing cigar gifts can be a challenging experience; and I’ll give you three easy tips for choosing the right gift for your cigar smoking pal, even if you don’t consider yourself a cigar expert.

~ John

Feel free to share these with your brothers and sisters of the leaf; and if you have more questions you’d like answered, hit us on Facebook or leave it in a comment below!

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[…] queries we get from both new and seasoned cigar vets alike on pretty much anything cigar-related. Last time around, we talked burn issues, cellos on or off and cigar gifts in our videos; this time, let’s call it the “Humidor Edition“…a batch of the most […]

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I have had burn issues with the Drew Estates infused cigars after 1/2 smoked. Is this common? Should I expect to smoke 1/2 down and be done ?

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