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Information About Humi-Pouch Humidifying Bags.

Humi-Pouch Humidifying Bags are an easy to use, no maintenance, go anywhere disposable humidor bags. There is no setup or maintenance involved. Just open the recloseable zip opening, fill with cigars and go. The humidification system is part of the bag not a separate insert and just uses water, which is included. The humidification system does not activate until the bag is open and will keep your cigars at a perfect 70% humidity for 90 days. The bags have a shelf life of 1 year until used. The bags come in 3 sizes, which are the Elite which holds 2-3 cigars, the Connoisseur which holds 5-7 cigars and the Vintage which holds a whole box of cigars. There is also a Gift Bag with a gift wrap design with a To: and From: tag which holds 5-7 cigars perfect for birthdays, Fathers Day, weddings, holidays and other special occasions. They are perfect for traveling and shipping cigars.

What is the difference between Glacier Mist and Quickstart?

There is a difference between what Glacier Mist and Quickstart are used for. Quickstart is a 50/50 solution made up of 50% Propylene Glycol and 50% Ultra Pure Distilled Water. This combination helps to allow your humidification system to absorb more water and helps prevent bacteria and mold from forming. Glacier Mist is an ultra pure laboratory grade distilled water, which means no impurities to contaminate your cigars. It also is formulated with Algicide, which prevents bacteria and mold from forming in your humidification system, which can spread to your cigars.

* Quickstart should be used every 4 system refills.

* Glacier Mist should be used every other refill in between.

How do I fill and maintain my butane torch lighter?

Always use only premium triple refined butane to fill your butane lighter. Lower quality butane contains more impurities that can clog the inner workings of your lighter. To fill your butane lighter, the refill inlet valve is on the bottom of the lighter. Check your lighter instructions to find the exact location. Set the Lighter Flame to low and hold the lighter upside down and bring the lighter refill can nozzle to the inlet valve of your lighter; when filling your lighter both the lighter and butane refill can should be upside down. Push the refill nozzle firmly into the lighter’s inlet valve and hold for 3 to 4 seconds. After filling the lighter, let it sit for at least 2 minutes before lighting. Reset flame adjuster to desired height and light.

If the lighter will not light, then the lighter ignition and/or the tube to the tank may be clogged. To unclog, take a can of compressed air and hold it about 2 to 3 inches from the lighter ignition and shoot air into it 2 times about 2 seconds at a time. This should unclog the lighter.

How do I calibrate my analog or digital hygrometer?

Analog Hygrometers: Take a slightly damp cloth with water and wrap your hygrometer in the cloth. Let it sit for about an hour. The hygrometer should read 100% humidity after you unwrap it from the damp cloth. Your analog hygrometer should now be calibrated.

Digital Hygrometer: Not all digitals need to or can be calibrated, so check the information that comes with your hygrometer first. If it needs to be calibrated take a soda bottle cap and fill it with table salt and then add water just enough to make the salt wet, not too much where the salt floats. Take the cap of salt-water with your hygrometer and place in a plastic zip-lip bag and close. Let them sit for about 4 hours. Once the 4 hours has passed push and hold the options button until the hygrometer resets it to 75% humidity. Take the hygrometer out of the zip-lip bag and you are done. You can recalibrate as often as you like.

How do I set up my humidor?

The first thing that you will want to do is take a damp cloth and wipe the inside cedar of the humidor unless the manufacturer does not suggest it. This will allow the cedar to hold more moisture. Put your humidification system in a pan (example: Cookie sheet) and fill your system with 50/50 solution or distilled water until the system overflows. Let the system sit for 15 minutes then dry completely off with a cloth and let it sit for another 15 to 20 minutes to make sure fluid has absorbed. Dry the system off again and make sure there is no more liquid remaining on the outside of the system before you put it in your humidor. Calibrate your system as explained above and place in your humidor. Close the lid and let the humidor sit for 24 hours. Check the hygrometer to see the humidity level and what it shows is where your humidor needs to be which should be around 70%. Now your humidor should be ready to fill with your favorite cigars. Check your hygrometer and cigars periodically and refill your humidification system as needed.

What is the criteria for Zippo Displays and Point of Purchase Items?

The criteria for receiving a Zippo Lighter Display for free is simple. To receive a Zippo Display free you must place an order of Zippo Lighters that will fill the display that you are requesting. Zippo Displays come in four different sizes: 15 pcs, 30pcs, 60pcs and 96pcs.

Point of Purchase items are dependent on your Zippo purchases for the year. You can order point of purchase items valued at 10% of your total Zippo purchases for the year at no cost. After you hit your free goods total, you will have to purchase any other P.O.P. items that you request.

How do you pack your pipe?

When packing your pipe, small pinches are the best. Pinch a small amount with your fingers and place in the bowl. This will avoid an air pocket in the bottom of the bowl. Tamp the tobacco firmly, but leave a slight spring. Your second pinch should fill the bowl half full. Once again tamp the tobacco firmly, but leave a slight spring. Now you are ready to light your pipe.

How do I light and keep my pipe lit?

When flame is applied to the tobacco, the tobacco will rise gently. Apply your tamper to the lit tobacco and tamp gently while at the same time puff gently. The tobacco is now burning towards the bottom of the bowl instead of toward the top. The secret to keeping your pipe lit and a steady burning tobacco, is in the packing of each individual blend. Each mixture burns and packs differently.

Rough Cube Cuts – Pack Firmly

Flake Cuts – Pack Medium Firm

Mixed Cuts – Pack firmly but with a slight Spring

If your pipe keeps going out – you have packed your blend too tight.

Correction: Insert shank poker of your pipe tool into back of bowl down to the air hole.

If you get tongue bite – you have packed your blend too loose.

Correction: Tamp gently.

How do I clean my pipe?

For your bit & shank, about once a month remove the bit from the shank and clean thoroughly with a pipe cleaner and “Clean & Cure”. Take a pipe cleaner and dip it into your bottle of “Clean & Cure” and then slide it through the bit and shank of the pipe. This will remove any heavy accumulations of tar. For the exterior of the bit, you can keep it bright and shiny with any commercial car cleaning abrasive.

For the bowl, use a pipe reamer to cut back cake to an even thickness but do not use a sharp knife. As your pipe darkens naturally with smoking, you can always keep it looking its best with a little olive oil applied with your fingertips and buffed with a soft cloth.

Never use “Clean & Cure” in the bowl of the pipe. It will affect and change the taste of the tobacco.

What is Green Tripoli and Carnuba Wax used for?

Green Tripoli is a buffing compound used to clean and remove scratches from the exterior of the pipe and prepare the pipe to be polished for a perfect shine.

Carnuba Wax is for polishing the exterior of the pipe to protect the pipe from getting scratched and give it a perfect shine.

Green Tripoli and Carnuba Wax should only be used with a commercial motor that runs at 1,725rpm with two shafts to put both a cotton buffing and flannel polishing wheel on. Green Tripoli should only be used with a Cotton Buffing Wheel and the Carnuba Wax should only be used with Flannel Polishing Wheel.

Always use eye protection when using any equipment with fast moving parts