Humidor maintenance seems like a huge pain but it is in fact quite simple. By taking some east steps you can ensure that your cigars stay fresh for years. Cigars are a hand made product that are crafted from elements from nature. They need to be maintained in a certain environment in order to thrive, so making sure your humidor is seasoned properly is of the utmost importance

 The two most important aspects to maintain when aging your cigars are temperature and of course humidity. You must keep the humidity between 68-72% with 70% being your perfect. When using your standard, cedar lined humidor, there are preparations you should take before filling it with your cigars. This process is called seasoning. Seasoning a cigar humidor is incredibly important to maintaining your cigars.

 First, open up your cigar humidor. Take four shot glasses and fill them with distilled water. It is important you use distilled water because it is pure H20, with all of the minerals being evaporated out. If you use tap water, there is a chance of ruing your cigar wrapper. After filling the glasses, take them and place one into each corner of the humidor then close it. Leave it closed for 8-10 hours.

 After this time frame, open up the humidor and see how much water the shot glasses have lost and refill accordingly. The water is going down in the glasses because it is being absorbed by the cedar wood on the inside. Repeat this process until, after an 8 hour period, the shot glasses remain filled. This means the wood has absorbed all it can and is ready to be filled with cigars.

 Make sure your humidor is filled at minimum 50% with cigars, with 75% filled is preferred. After setting up your humidifier and hydrometer, your humidor is ready. I prefer to season my humidor about twice a year, so make sure you check it every few months.


POSTED ON Dec 03, 2018

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Excellent - I have been looking for tips for my humidor!

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Great article!

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Great article!

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