When you first get your Cigar Humidor, you’re going to need to learn How to Season A Humidor. What I mean by that, you need to condition your cigar storage box so it can reach the proper humidification levels and stay there. So lets dive right in, and learn How to Season A Humidor.
Seasoning a Humidor, Supplies You’ll need
This is pretty straight forward, don’t use the same rag you used to clean your cars tires with. You don’t want all that dirt and whatever else inside your humidor. I like to use microfiber towels when I do this, so it does grab anything else that is floating around inside of my humidor.. here are the ones that I use.
DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Tap water does have bacterial and hand full of other garbage inside of it. Don’t contaminate your humidor on day 1. If you want to use standard water use distilled. But I highly recommend the Xikar solution, That I purchase here.
Personally, I don’t like to use the flat humidification devices they typically send with humidors. They are typically messy, stain your humidor, and warp the wood. So I use the humidification jars that have crystals inside them, and they are reloaded with the solution I outlined above. This is what I used.
Now watch this How To Season Your Humidor Tutorial.
Step #1 - Clean & Organize
Remove everything from your humidor, all your cigars, any sort of tray, & humidification jars.
Step #3 - Watch Video
Watch the video above, and use the materials I have outlined below. If you cant see the video, click here.
I learned How to Season A Humidor, Now What?
After you’ve gone through this process of How to Season A Humidor, let the humidor sit for up to 24 hours and check the hygrometers humidity levels. Most people prefer to storage their cigars at 70% humidity. If your humidor does not hold 70% humidity and is below, go through these steps again until it does hold it for at least 24 hours. If your humidor goes over, and holds a humidity that is too high.. well leave that box open for a few and let it dry out a bit.