Cigar Oasis works

dunbar82 from Columbus, GA reviewed the CIGAR OASIS HUMIDIFIER, XL PLUS (FOR UP TO 500 CIGARS)

This has worked very well for me. It has reduced the number of times I have have to refill the solution. I had used several crystal cups before buying this and they would dry up in a month.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Great Value
Cons: None
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado

The Cigar Oasis Humidifier XL Plus is positioned (as pictured here) with the fan and digital hygrometer facing up, inside your humidor. You can set the humidifier to any specific level of humidity that suits your taste. With the touch of an up and down button you can set the levels higher or lower, and the microprocessor inside the unit will do all of the control work, taking the guesswork right out of the equation. This is the brain inside your humidor that knows when to shut off, and knows when to kick on to keep your cigars in exactly the condition that you want. The water reservoir easily snaps on and off for easy refilling. You can either use the “6 AA” battery pack that is already attached to the bottom of the unit, or power the unit from a wall plug.

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All the accessories you need

Thompson Cigar has a lot of fun stuff to buy. I could and do spend hours looking through the various premium cigars and cigar accessories, and dream about who I can convince to buy me something off of my wish list for the holidays this December.

But not everything a cigar smoker needs is something flashy. Sometimes, you just need the gear to maintain the items you already have, or repair something that needs some tender loving care. That's why the Thompson homepage has that Humidor accessories section.

OK, so nobody is asking Santa Claus for Thompson Solution Plus humidifier gel. Everyone would rather get cigars. But if you've ever had to deal with an over-saturated humidor, this is what you need to reactivate it to make sure those cigars are protected. And when that humidor needs a humidifier, the La Veil DCH 210 humidifier gets the job done in a user-friendly, low-maintenance way that anyone can appreciate.

There are numerous other accessories available at Thompson Cigar that will keep your humidors running at the right temperature with minimal fuss. Because what's the point of taking advantage of those great cigar deals if you don't have all that you need to take care of them once they arrive?

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XIKAR CRYSTAL HUMIDIFIER

Paramedics from Hartford, CT reviewed the XIKAR CRYSTAL HUMIDIFIER

Way easy to use and reuse. Works at tehy said it will work.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Enhances Smoking, Great Value, Highly Functional
Cons: None At This TIme
Best Uses: Events, Everyday, Gifts, Special Occasions
Describe Yourself: Cigar Aficionado, Special Occasion Smoker

This crystal humidifier from Xikar has a slow and steady release of constant 70% humidity. Each fill lasts up to 90 days before the next re-fill. The unit regulates humidity for up to 250 cigars, but will easily fit into smaller humidors. This unit is compact and can fit anywhere in your humidor, stand it up if you have room or put it on the bottom and it will work just fine. Ideally the best place is the inside of the lid so you can pack your space with more precious cigars. Humidifiers don’t come easier to use. Just unscrew the top, re-soak, and place it back in your humidor! Use our PG solution that regulates the RH (relative humidity) at 70%, the perfect environment to keep your prized smokes.

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X tra Good

Jet Green from NJ reviewed the XIKAR CRYSTAL HUMIDIFIER

This is the best and easiest product to buy to maintain your humidors.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Great Value, Highly Functional
Cons: None
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Aspiring Aficionado

This crystal humidifier from Xikar has a slow and steady release of constant 70% humidity. Each fill lasts up to 90 days before the next re-fill. The unit regulates humidity for up to 250 cigars, but will easily fit into smaller humidors. This unit is compact and can fit anywhere in your humidor, stand it up if you have room or put it on the bottom and it will work just fine. Ideally the best place is the inside of the lid so you can pack your space with more precious cigars. Humidifiers don’t come easier to use. Just unscrew the top, re-soak, and place it back in your humidor! Use our PG solution that regulates the RH (relative humidity) at 70%, the perfect environment to keep your prized smokes.

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So far so good

OV Paul from Ventura, Ca reviewed the XIKAR CRYSTAL HUMIDIFIER

Purchased one month ago and working fine. The only problem was it leaked the water absorbent crystals before I added solution but no leak afterwards.

Bottomline: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Rating:

Pros: Highly Functional
Cons: Leaks crystals
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Cigar Aficionado

This crystal humidifier from Xikar has a slow and steady release of constant 70% humidity. Each fill lasts up to 90 days before the next re-fill. The unit regulates humidity for up to 250 cigars, but will easily fit into smaller humidors. This unit is compact and can fit anywhere in your humidor, stand it up if you have room or put it on the bottom and it will work just fine. Ideally the best place is the inside of the lid so you can pack your space with more precious cigars. Humidifiers don’t come easier to use. Just unscrew the top, re-soak, and place it back in your humidor! Use our PG solution that regulates the RH (relative humidity) at 70%, the perfect environment to keep your prized smokes.

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How to season a new humidor

If you're getting a new cigar humidor, one thing you'll want to do before you proceed to load it with your cigars is to season it. That will ensure that the humidor is prepared to do its job of keeping your cigars stored at the proper temperature and humidity levels.

Here's one quick and easy way of accomplishing this. Get some distilled water on a cloth or sponge and wipe down the ceder lining, as well as any trays that may be included. Make sure the sponge or cloth isn't too wet -- you're looking to pick up any dust or dirt in the cedar, not give it a bath!

Once that's done, place the sponge or cloth on top of a plastic bag (making sure it is not directly touching the wood). Fill the humidification device as directed (it will ask for either distilled water or a specified humidifying solution). Then close the humidor, leaving the sponge or cloth inside, and let it settle for 24 hours.

The next day, repeat the wipedown process but remove the sponge or cloth, and close the humidor. Again, wait 24 hours. Catch up on your cigar blog entries during that downtime.

The following day, open the humidor and check it out. If the cedar isn't damp and the humidity isn't lower than 72 degrees, your humidor is ready for your cigars. If not, repeat the wipedown process for a third time, and try again the following day.
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Take it from the Top

We've all been in a situation where we've had to buy a high-pressure gift for someone. It could be a boss, an in-law, or anyone else we need to impress. That can turn the gift-giving process into something more stressful and unpleasant than a root canal.

When I'm faced with that situation with someone who loves cigars, I have an easy solution. Go to the Top Cigars of 2009 page, pick one, and send it on its way.

That works for me on a number of levels. It shows that I know my cigars, since anyone who gets them and follows the cigar community at all will recognize them from the year-end top 10 lists. It ensures that they get a quality smoke. And particularly for people I know less well, or someone I haven't had a chance to share many cigars with, it gives me more peace of mind than giving one of my personal favorites would. I may not know whether the box of CAO LX2 Toro Natural cigars I'm giving is exactly what the recipient would have ordered, but I am 100% sure that it will be recognized and appreciated, and won't get buried in a spare humidor and forgotten. That makes it a lot easier to do my shopping, which is always a plus.

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How To: Prepare a Humidor with Al Remp


Cigar lovers, have you recently purchased a new humidor and aren't sure how to prepare it for your cigars or get it to the correct humidity? Well then, you've come to the right place! Let Thompson Cigar's cigar expert, Al Remp, show you the right way to prep your humidor. Learn how to get the most use out of your humidor and make sure your cigars are in the best shape possible!















TC Crystal Humidifier
and Solution


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Xikar Drymistats

This nifty little Xikar humidifier is made specifically for those cigar lovers out there who fill their humidors to maximum capacity and no longer have enough room for the rather inconveniently shaped standard humidifier.

You see, for this cylindrical humidifier, all you need is room for a single cigar, because that's more or less the size of this convenient cigar humidification device.

This "Drymistat" humidifier will keep up to 75 or more cigars at the proper humidity. If you want more options I suggest using TCC Humidifier Solution as that will do the trick as well.

Simply throw this cigar-sized humidifier in with the rest of your cigars, and you'll have an optimum humidity for months.

See the price on this humidor accessory

See all humidor accessories offered by Thompson Cigar.
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Some heavy duty cigar humidifiers from Cigar Oasis

This heavy duty cigar humidifier is for those of you who have taken your passion for fine cigars to the next level, both in the quantity of cigars you keep and the quality of cigar humidification that you demand. If you have a large humidor, than quit tinkering with those little humidifiers and humidifier solution. You need something bigger and better that can upkeep a humidor the size of yours.

Cigar Oasis has three different sizes to accommodate the large humidor, the huge humidor, and the gigantic humidor.

Oasis Ultra model (for up to 100 cigars)                        Oasis XL model (for up to 300 cigars)









Oasis XXL model (for up to 500 cigars)




See all products available from Thompson Cigar that can help you in your quest for optimum cigar humidification, no matter what size humidor you own.
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Helpful Cigar Smoking Tips: how to keep your cigars

A humidor is the best place to keep cigars. If you are a smoker who is serious about cigars, nothing can beat a humidor. However, if you are an occasional smoker who doesn't want to spend the money on a humidor but would rather buy more cigars with that money, a normal every day jar is a great way to keep your tobacco at the right humidity. As long as it is air-tight, I highly suggest using a jar to keep cigars moist. You can get Thompson's Wonder Gel and Solution to go in the jar to keep them in good condition. It's not a must, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to get a hygrometer to keep the humidity level in check.



Then if the day comes that you become a cigar aficionado, I'd start looking at a humidor to purchase. Thompson Cigar carries a wide selection of humidors on their website, www.thompsoncigar.com.
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Thompson's crystals and solution make for a perfectly moist humidor

No experienced cigar smoker wants to be surprised by the initial taste of a dry, stale cigar from his humidor. Thompson Cigar has researched and designed our own special crystals and humidifying solution specifically designed to keep this misfortune from occurring.

Many other products will work too hard, causing your cigars to become too wet or even grow fungus. But our product will never get ahead of itself. Probably the best feature of the crystals is that they emit moisture only when needed, which keeps your humidor at the perfect humidity level of 70%. After you add the solution to the crystals, the crystals will last 90 days before requiring a recharge. Apart from the cigars themselves, this is the most important asset of your  humidor.

Consider which package to purchase based on the size of your humidor:

For 100-count humidors
For 50-count humidors
Extra bottles of solution
Humidor accessory kit (made complete with hygrometer)

The Crystal Humidifier is the perfect way to protect your cigars not only from dryness, but also from becoming too wet. All things considered, it could improve the taste and enjoyment of your cigars significantly.

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