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Message posted by corybird on February-19-2012 at 05:58 - IP Logged
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I was reading about seasoning a humidor. What are the proper steps to properly season a cigar humidor? Are there certain novelty humidors that are more difficult to season than others?

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The key to seasoning a humidor is to not to over moisten the wood. Boveda sells some humidor seasoning packs that I believe are calibrated for 85% humidity and seem to work quite well if price isn't an issue. If that's not your thing then use some distilled water with a clean sponge and wipe down the surfaces. Do not over-saturate the wood as it can damage the humidor. Also, you'll want to wait until the RH settles back down before you begin to use it.

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This is helpful information. I knew cigar humidors had to have special properties, but I thought most of that information came with them. Then I thought about how so many of them have been passed down and gone through years of sitting in closets.

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Things you need for your 3 drawer humidor....

-distilled water
-shot glass
-a medium sized bowl
-a clean rag

First you'll want to pour the distilled water in a bowl.

Damp your rag with a bit of distilled water and wipe down every square inch of your humidor (not too wet, you want the water to dry within 5 minutes of wiping the humidor, you don't want too much water in there or it might get moldy.

Once it's dried repeat the process 2-3 more times. Space it out, don't do it all in one day, its a process but in the end t will be worth it. During the process fill a shot glass with distilled water and set it in the humidor for a few nights. You should have already found a place for the humidifier thats came with the humidor, be sure to dip that in distilled water for a few minutes and place in the humidor after you've ragged down the humidor for the two days.

While this is all going on you should have prepped your digital hygrometer. It is so important to have a digital hygrometer too, you cannot rely on the ones the humidor comes with, they're not worth it, they only look cool. The digital will stick inside the humidor and give you an very accurate reading.

This should take a total of 3 days to be completely finished with the seasoning.

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"E] Are there certain novelty humidors that are more difficult to season than others?


I don't think so, unless they're made from glass or metal and not the good old Spanish cedar wood.

By the way, I really like TonyC's tips for seasoning a humidor, you should try following them.
Good luck! "

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I wonder why one cannot rely on the devices that come with a humidor? Why do you need to by everything apart if a humidor already comes with anything a cigar aficionado needs? Is it some kind of business trick to gain more money?

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The main tip is to buy yourself a good (which may be expensive but is worth every penny, believe me) cedar wood humidor and follow the manufacturer's guidance. The rest is easy.

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