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Smokeasy Q&A

Random questions frequently asked by novice smokers and aspiring cigar connoisseurs

Why am I smelling ammonia coming from my humidor?

There's no need to worry or panic if there is an ammoniac odor emanating from the inside of your humidor. This is a relatively common occurrence with "young" or "green" premium cigars that require additional aging in the humidor. It is not necessarily an indication of poor quality. You may notice that your other stock may begin to take on that ammonia odor as well. This can be avoided by storing and aging your "young" cigars in a separate humidor, or plastic/Tupperware container. Alternatively, you may keep them in your humidor - just keep them stored for a few weeks or so and open the humidor more frequently (at least twice daily) to allow the humidor to "air out" effectively.


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