Hey, Tony from Cigar Cutter Expert here. In our articlewe outline what a Cigar Humidor is; best materials to consider in choosing one; and how to best care for it ie. Seasoning – an excerpt is below…
Seasoning your Cigar Humidor with Distilled Water
You need to keep in mind that you would have to season your humidor when you first buy it. The same rule applies if you have not used your humidor for a while. This is to ensure moisture is absorbed by the unseasoned wood so it adds to the humidity level of 70% and your cigars stored do not dry out. Seasoning is done by dampening a clean cloth with distilled water or using a pre-moistened wipe (sold at cigar shops or online) to rub inside the humidor all over the cedar walls and crevices for absorption.
5 Steps involved:
- Before storing your cigars (or remove them if already stored), remove all dividers, the humidifier and hygrometer and anything else leaving the humidor completely empty;
- Rub into all the cedar walls and crevices, distilled water using a damp clean cloth/sponge or pre-moistened distilled water wipe (do not pour distilled water directly into the humidor or saturate it, as you may damage it);
- Close lid and wait for 24 hours for deep absorption to take place;
- Place all items – not cigars – back into the humidor and close for another 24 hours; and then
- Make sure your hygrometer shows a humidity reading of 68-72% (depending on your climate) and now you can proceed with storing your cigars.
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