Often times we get anxious to use our new humidor placing our
favorite cigars in the humidor before we have broke it in. It is
extremely important to break your humidor in and have it well tested
before filling with your favorite cigars. A new humidor typically
made of wood (usually Spanish cedar) is very dry. Thus, by placing
cigars in your new humidor before assuring it is stable (the
humidity has reached 70%) the wood will suck the moisture from the
humidor, and after that your precious cigars leaving them dry and
eliminate this here are the steps you should take to prepare your
humidor for use:
Charge your humidifier, using “credo” and water.
2. Place a calibrated (salt tested) hygrometer in the humidor.
3. Place a shallow dish of distilled water in the humidor. (Do not
rub the sides of the humidor down with distilled water; this will
bring up the grain of your wood. Le the humidor absorbs the moisture
from the dish of water naturally.
4. Place the humidification device in the humidor.
sure to check the humidity daily until it stays at 70%, when this is
achieved it is time to add your cigars. This may take a few days or
a few weeks to occur. Caused by a number of reasons:
You naturally live in a dry area.
2. The wood in your humidor is very dry.
3. Your humidor does not seal well.
If it is taking an exurbanite amount of time to stabilize your
humidor check the seal of the humidor through placing a sealed
Ziploc bag over the humidor. If the humidity is reached through
having the bags chances are you have a leaky humidor.
once stabilized from this point forward you only need to add
distilled water to your humidifying device. If you wait too long to
add water to your humidor the humidty will begin to decrease and dry
out your cigars so check it regularly. Replacing “credo” every
final note, if your humidor is vertical where cigars are placed on
their ends be sure to rotate them frequently to eliminate gravity
from damaging the ends of the cigar and to provide an even cigar
through proper rotation.
Courtesy of Cigarado.com