06 August 2012
Cigar Accessories - Humidors, Cutters & Cases
If you are a cigar smoker, then you already know it is highly satisfying and can be a great way to unwind both alone and socially. Maybe you are just getting into cigar smoking, in which case, you may want to learn a bit about good cigar smoking, care and cigar accessories.
Cigar accessories are not just to look ‘good’. They are there to help make your smoking experience the best it can be. For example, a cigar cutter is there to give the cigar a perfect cut, as opposed to a jagged cut or bite, that can ruin the way the smoke is spread throughout the cigar, and ruin the cigar. A cigar case is there to offer protection to your cigars, as they are at risk of damage and getting wet if kept simply in a pocket or loosely somewhere waiting to be smoked.
A cigar humidor is an important accessory for any cigar smoker. These pieces of equipment keep the cigars safe in the correct environment, at a humidity to suit the cigars requirements. When you store you cigars in a humidor, generally at around 12-14% of the total weight in moisture and at a level of 55-56% in humidity, you are able to safely look after them, allowing you to smoke them as you please, without any damages or problems. Humidors come in a variety of different forms, shapes, sizes and materials, meaning that you should easily find one that suits your tastes, requirements and volume.
Cigar cutters are essential to those smokers who select cigars that need cutting. Generally, these cigars are considered the best. It is not recommended to bite the ends of a cigar of, like you may have seen in gangster movies, as it is very unpleasant and can leave tobacco in your mouth, thus affecting the desired taste the cigar intends to bring. Should you cut your cigar properly, you will be, the smoke will burn evenly, meaning you get an even and smooth flow of smoke, leading to a perfectly lit cigar.
Cigar cases are there for a few reasons. These are; to protect the cigar, to keep them organized and to look stylish, classy and sleek. There is nothing worse when you have a cigar you are looking forward to smoking and you arrive home to find it damaged, wet or snapped. This is why a cigar case is essential. Not only does it look good, keep your cigars in a place you know exactly where they are, and protect them. There are a range of different cases that can range from the type of material they are made of, to the size, colors and design. If you find yourself smoking cigars every now and then, getting a case to go with it is a wise idea.
Lighters are an important accessory and are essential to the smoking of a cigar. A proper cigar lighter makers a huge difference to the experience of smoking. Not only does it make you look the part, it distributes an even flame to your cigar, giving it the perfect light and taste, with no burnt tobacco. Cheap disposables should be avoided as they do not light well and can result in improper lighting, leaving a burnt and horrible taste.