To properly care for your Costa Rica Cigar Collection,
you will need a quality cigar humidor. Ideally, the humidor
will be made of Spanish Cedar wood and will close
Along with your cigar
humidor, you will need to purchase
a hygrometer. This device measures the humidity level
your cigar humidor. Finally,
you will need a humidifier.
This is usually a cylindrical device, which you fill with water.
As you would expect, its purpose is to provide humidity.
The perfect conditions for a Costa
Rican Cigar are 70%
humidity and 70 degrees
Fahrenheit. Temperature and
humidity are critical to keeping your Costa
Once you begin to
fall below 65% humidity, you run the
drying out your "Signature Brand" Costa Rican
and cigars as precious as these... should be
Once you exceed 70% humidity, you run the risk of
making your cigars too moist. This in
turn... will cause
mold to grow on your cigar. Discard the cigar, if you
Too cold ? Yes, we have heard, that people suggest,
keeping cigars in a
refrigerator or freezer, is the
best place for a cigar. It is not !
Cold air will rob your cigars of their
besides, do you want your cigar to
nights dinner ?
White spots on your cigar ? These are known as "blooms".
They are the result of long term storage. They are harmless
and can easily be removed.
Cigar dried out ? You can restore a dried out cigar,
If it's an expensive or special "Costa Rican"
see your tobacconist.
You can usually restore a cigar, by
exposing it to moisture
in a partially opened box. Every
few days, you should
rotate the cigar, so that all of the wrapper is exposed
to the humidity. Repeat this process for a month.
How to Refill a Lighter:
One of the
most common questions we receive, is the
technique to refill a lighter. Did you know that if
you can cause some serious problems.
Not quite as bad
as global warming, but bad enough,
to render your lighter
Refueling your refillable butane cigarette lighter is quite
Refill cans are available, just about
from your local
tobacco shop. Ronson and Colibri brands
among the best
and most popular.
Using a cheap brand of
fuel can damage the inlet valve
more commonly, clog the
The most common mistake made, in refilling a butane cigar
lighter, is not keeping the can and
the lighter, upside down.
If you do not refill with the can in the upside down position,
you will just inject air into the
lighter and it will not work
properly, until it is bled and refilled.
First read the warning labels and instructions... on the can.
away from face and stay away
from any open flame or
ignition source. Please use common sense!
adjustment screw to the (-) position. On some
it is located in the same hole
as the inlet valve,
around the inlet valve, and requires a
standard screw driver.
lighters, have a separate, easier to locate,
adjustment screw, and some have a knob over the
that can be turned with your fingers.
Hold the lighter and the refill can, upside down. There
will be a small hole at the bottom of
your lighter, inside
the hole, you'll
see the inlet valve. Press the
tip of the
refill can over the
inlet valve and press down firmly,
4 - 5 seconds. Repeat once.
Adjust the flame to desired height. You're done!
Let the Magic begin!