How To Prepare Your Humidor

A humidor must be prepared in advance to properly preserve cigars. The interior walls of the humidor must be “seasoned” to prevent the humidor itself from drying out the cigars. The instructions for doing this are found below. You will need: Distilled Water, paper towel, and a shot glass. IMPORTANT – DO NOT USE Tap water or normal bottled water as they have added chemicals that will negatively affect your cigars.

Image
Step 1

Moisten the paper towel and wipe down all interior walls. Repeat until the wood is saturated.

Step 2

Soak the humidifier that came with the humidor in distilled water.

Step 3

Fill the shot glass with the distilled water and place it and the humidifier inside the humidor with the lid shut. Keep closed for 24-hours.

Step 4

Remove the shot glass, you humidor is now ready to hold cigars. For proper care you want to maintain your cigars between 60% and 70% humidity. To do so re-soak the humidifier in distilled water as necessary.