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What to prepare before smoking a cigar

What to prepare before smoking a cigar

As a cigar novice, you don’t need to pursue novelty or expensive, but you must have basic cigar equipment if you regard cigars as a part of your life.

1.Cigar Humidor

A humidor/humidor is the first cigar accessory you need to own. For the preservation of cigars, we like to call the collection of cigars "raising cigars", which vividly shows that cigars are a delicate treasure that needs careful care. It also shows that cigars have growth potential and need a suitable environment to support them.

Cigars are both afraid of heat and cold, so they should be kept neither too damp nor too dry. When the temperature exceeds 24 degrees Celsius, cigars may be infested with insects. If the temperature is too low, the cigars will stop growing and will not become more mellow as the storage time increases. At the same time, if the humidity is too low, the moisture in the cigar will be "drained", thus losing its original taste. Therefore, the best way is to store the cigar in a special humidor for cigars.

Humidor boxes come in various sizes and specifications ranging from a dozen to thousands of sticks, and the price ranges from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands. The humidity regulator in the humidity box automatically adjusts the humidity inside the box, making the internal environment suitable for storing cigars, directly prolonging the life of the cigars stored in the box.

Generally, the humidor is made of a kind of wood called cedar wood, and it can only be made of this kind of wood, so as to keep the original flavor of the cigar. Boxes made of other woods can easily taint cigars, and cedar wood can make cigars more fragrant. 

2. Travel cigar case

When traveling, cigar fans also hope to take their favorite cigars with them. Then there are travel cigar cases of various sizes. Small travel cigar cases can hold one to three cigars and are only the size of a spectacle case. Larger ones can hold a dozen cigars. But no matter the size, it is suitable for use, as long as it can meet the daily needs of cigars going out.

3. Cigar cutter

Before enjoying a cigar, the cap must be cut off. There are various pruning tools on the market, it is important to keep the cut clean and smooth, otherwise the extraction will not be smooth and may damage the wrapper. Cigar cutters are necessary for smoking cigars. They can be drilled, single-edged, double-edged, scissors-style, guillotine-style, etc. For beginners, having a double-edged cigar cutter is a useful tool to improve the cigar experience.

4. Cigar lighters

Do not use gasoline lighters to light cigars, because the smell of gasoline will detract from the flavor of cigars. The gun-style lighter is the best choice for lighting cigars, it is clean and odorless, and the flame is medium-sized and long-lasting. When igniting, when the flame is stable, to light the cigar, hold the cigar horizontally, tilt the end at a 45-degree geometric angle, and get close to the flame at 2.5 cm, so that the cigar burns evenly from the edge to the center.

5. Cigar ashtray

Since smoking cigars takes a long time, you should also prepare a specific cigar ashtray. Cigar ashtrays are not just for ashtrays - because both the hands of the cigar aficionado and the cigars need to be given proper time to rest.

When a cigar aficionado needs a rest for his hands, he can comfortably rest his cigars on the ashtray's support. There are special "slots" for cigars on the cigar ashtray, and several "slots" can hold several cigars.

The fun of real cigar smokers is not all in the smoke. Cutting, lighting and caring for the cigars also give them great satisfaction. So for a cigar fan, a complete set of professional smoking sets is indispensable.

At the same time, many cigar smokers usually do not smoke one flavor of cigars. Different types and brands of cigars are different in length, thickness, and thickness, and have different requirements for the specifications of smoking accessories, so there is more than one choice for each smoking accessory.

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