At this point, I hope that you have decided as to whether to age your cigars or not. If you have decided to age your cigars, then you should be in the market for a humidor already â€“ if you have not already bought one. Before you jump ahead and start storing your cigars in your new humidor, however, you should remember to season your humidor. One of the worst mistakes that you can make is to use that brand spanking new humidor without seasoning it! So how do you do this? Read on to find out.
First, why do you need to season your humidor? This is because the cedar that is the material used for the humidor also absorbs moisture. Brand new humidors and old humidors that have not been used in a while need to be seasoned because the cedar does not have sufficient moisture itself. What will happen is that the wood will actually GET moisture from your cigars if you use the humidor without seasoning it.
In order to season your humidor, you have to get distilled water. Remember, it should be distilled and not tap water. Get a sponge and wet it with the distilled water. Then you should wipe down the whole inside of the humidor. After this, put the sponge â€“ which should not be too saturated â€“ on top of a piece of plastic inside the humidor. Then follow the manufacturerâ€™s instructions as to how to fill your humidifying device. Wait for 24 hours, repeat the sponging process, and then wait another 24 hours.
It should then be fine to use your humidor. Just make sure that the insides are not damp.
Originally posted on November 22, 2010 @ 8:07 pm