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What is a Humidor?

Charge your humidifier
Before moving forward; first read your manufacturer’s instructions. Some manufacturers require only distilled water (like Diamond Crown) to operate. Do not disregard these directions.

On the contrary if you have no instructions and your humidifying device looks like a hockey puck with holes you probably need to charge the device with what is called “credo solution” a combination of propylene glycol and distilled water. This solution typically called fifty fifty has a property of maintaining 70% humidity. If the humidity within the humidifying device becomes to low it will automatically release water into the air humidifying the device. On the contrary if the moisture is too high the solution will absorb moisture from the air, hence meaning you do not want to saturate the foam. Moreover, if the foam is saturated it will not absorb water.

After you have once added the credo solution you DO NOT have to add it again for approximately 1 year. You DO however have to continue to add distilled water to the foam. This is a common mistake found among fellow aficionados.

To recharge your device; simply wash the foam completely with distilled water and add the credo solution once again to the foam and recharge the system until 70% is once again reached.

Article Courtesy of Cigarado.com

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