How To Make A Unique Travel Cigar Humidor

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How To Make A Unique Travel Cigar Humidor

Have you heard of a “coolidor”? If you want to take more than a few cigars on the road with you, you may want to learn this do it yourself trick.

Here are the items you need to make your coolidor:

One Igloo type cooler

4-Pack: Boveda Humidifier

2-3 Cigar Caddy Crystal Gel Humidification Jars

1 XIKAR Digital Round Cigar Hygrometer 832XI

Cedar cigar boxes (or cedar racks)

Visit Cigarsecrets.com for the rest of the instructions,

Once done, you will have a great make shift Cigar Humidor that does not cost you an arm and a leg – and will keep your cigars fresh!

Cigars 101…Cigar Terms

 

 

 

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Cigars 101…Cigar Terms

CigarCabana.com is full of great information about cigars including some of the most used terms when referring to cigars. Here are a few that have to do with the construction of a cigar:

Binder
The tobacco leaf that holds the filler of the cigar together. Chosen for its durability, the binder is normally a coarse leaf that is often found on the upper part of the tobacco plant. 

Cap
A small, round piece of wrapper leaf attached to the head of a cigar. The purpose of the cap is to secure the wrapper. 

Cigar Band
The label that sits around the head of a cigar. 

Filler
The tobacco leaves that make up the body of a cigar. A combination of leaves from the top, middle and bottom of the tobacco plant are normally used for the filler. 

Foot
The end of the cigar that you light. The foot of a cigar is usually pre-cut. 

Ring Gauge
The thickness, or diameter of a cigar.

Wrapper
The tobacco leaf that is wrapped around the filler and binder of a cigar. A cigar’s wrapper should be perfect: no wrinkles, spots, veins or tears should be evident. 

For more information on premium cigars, contact Bobalu Cigar Co. at 1-888-33-CIGAR.

Mark Twain Quotes About Cigars

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Mark Twain Quotes About Cigars

According to Cigar Aficionado, Mark Twain was number five on the list of  The Top 100 Cigar Smokers Twentieth Century. He reportedly smoked as many as 40 cigars a day.  Even though he was an avid cigar smoker, he did not have the best taste in cigars and liked “Anything except a Havana”.

Here are some of Mark Twain’s quotes about cigars:

“If smoking is not allowed in heaven, I shall not go.”

“I never smoke to excess – that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.”

“I make it a rule to never smoke while I’m sleeping.”

…and one other quote, just for fun…

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits.”

Bobalu Cigar Co. loves Mark Twain’s quotes and salute one of the best cigar smokers of all time!

 

Choosing A Humidor For Cigars

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Choosing A Humidor For Cigars

According to Scott Silva, via a file on Cigar Club Lounge Facebook Page, the purpose of a humidor is to keep cigars in an environment that is as close to the native countries as possible. In general, places where cigar tobacco is grown has temperatures in the 70′s and humidity around 70%. That being said, these are the three main considerations of choosing a humidor:

1. You will want a humidor lined with a wood that will expand and contract with fluctuations in humidity. Being naturally resistant to mold is another benefit you will want in the lining of your humidor. To see what Scott suggests, click here.

2, Your humidor will need to have a solid seal.  Without a good seal, your cigars will be in danger of drying out

3. Make sure you get a humidor large enough to hold your current cigars, plus you may want to leave a little room to grow your collection.

For the entire article, visit Cigar Club Lounge Facebook Page. For help purchasing a humidor, visit Bobalu.com or call our store at 1-888-33-CIGAR.

 

 

 

Bobalu’s New Building Under Construction

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Bobalu’s New Building Under Construction

It won’t be long now until Bobalu Cigar Co.’s second location in Austin will be open for business! Take a look at the progress being made.

We’re excited to be growing, and we hope you’ll stop into our new location once we’re open. Stay tuned for more details!

Buy Cigar Online…Pros and Cons

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Buy Cigar Online

Our friend, Jonathan Barrancotto, has a great blog full of cigar education and reviews. We will be featuring an article from time to time. In this article, Jonathan is exploring the pros and cons of buying cigars online. Here is an excerpt:

” Buying online has many benefits and challenges.  First of all, do not buy a cigar based solely on the description because the description will make even the worst cigars sound delicious.  Second is that you should be careful on which online company that you decide to do business.  You want one that has a money back guarantee for any of their products that arrive damaged or dried out. “

Visit Probakercigars.com for the rest of the article and visit Bobalu.com to order premium cigars that will arrive in resealable Boveda Humipacks.

 

Join A Cigar Lounge…On Facebook!

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Join A Cigar Lounge…On Facebook!

Whether you are an avid cigar smoker or a newbie, you’ll want to check out this great Facebook Community!

This page is chock full of cigar lovers who enjoy sharing pics of their smokes and opinions along with comradery of the common interest! We promise, you won’t find a more welcoming group of people who just love to relax with their cigars!

So, go ahead and like their page! Tell them their friends at Bobalu Cigar Co. sent you!

Quad Torch Flame Lighter

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Quad Torch Flame Lighter

The Hottest lighter on the market.4 flame Quad torch making lighting even large ring size cigars a snap.4 flames are better which makes this lighter our most popular. Large see thru tank let you see the fuel. COOOOOL!!!!

Famous Radio Personalities And Cigars

CBS Radio's All Star Cigar Extravaganza - July 14, 2014 - The Carltun

Famous Radio Personalities And Cigars

On July 14, 2014, CBS Radio hosted the All Star Cigar Extravaganza at the Carltun in New York. Guests were treated to fine cuisine, drinks and a sampling of cigars. Among the personalities present were: Dan Taylor, Joe Causi, Craig Carton, Wayne Cabot, John Montone and local sports favorites Mookie Wilson, Carl Banks, Goose Gossage, and Tiki Barber.

Food, Drinks and Cigars…A great evening that only lacked cigars from Bobalu Cigar Co.!

 

 

 

 

The Story Of Bobalu Cigar Co.

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The Story Of Bobalu Cigar Co.

THE BOBALU STORY
Since 1997 Bobalu has made and manufactured all of their own lines of cigars. You can deal direct with the factory, NO middlemen, NO typical overpriced and stale cigars, only a huge stock of great-tasting cigars from the most exotic tobaccos to the largest selection of shapes, sizes and blends available anywhere north of Havana. All Bobalu cigars are made using our finest long filler from Dominican RepublicNicaragua, Honduras as well as our extensive wrapper inventory selections which include, Sumatran, Cameroon Maduro, Habana98, Criollo, Corojo, Brazilian Maduro, Connecticut Shade and Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro. The fact is, combining great tobacco with truly experienced Cuban Cigar Rollers making handmade cigars in small batches equals GREAT CIGARS! Bobalu currently makes 25 different lines of cigars, from mild to wild, Bobalu has it all. We like to think of ourselves as the micro-brewery of the cigar business, better cigars for a factory direct price.