How to Season your Wooden Cigar Humidor

Posted on May 11, 2009 by SwissTGallery There have been 0 comments

So you just procured your wooden cigar humidor and now you are ready to start seasoning your cigars.  The first and most important step is very important and it is, do not put your cigars in it.  That is right an unseasoned humidor can actually ruin your precious cigars, the same is true of an old humidor.  The reason for this is that the very special wood inside of the humidor is actually a crucial part of the humidification process, and before the wooden humidor is properly seasoned it can actually pull the moisture out of your cigars, of course not what you had in mind.  Not to worry there are some easy steps you can take to season your wooden cigar humidor that will have it ready to go in very little time.

The first step to seasoning your humidor is to wipe down the interior with a clean unscented sponge or cloth using distilled water.  It is important to use distilled water for this part of the process as it protects your investment from impurities.  Using the distilled water and the sponge or cloth carefully wipe down all of the interior wood of your humidor.  After you are done take the sponge or cloth, making sure it is not overly saturated and place it on a piece of cellophane or plastic bag inside the humidor.  Be careful not to let it directly touch any of the wood.  Now, sponge or cloth in place, fill up your humidification device to the manufacturers specifications and insert it in your wooden cigar humidor.  Close the humidor lid and let it sit for twenty-four hours.  After twenty-four hours have passed repeat the entire process except do not leave your sponge and cloth inside of the humidor this time.  The next day when you come back to your humidor it should be ready for cigars, make sure that you can not feel any dampness on the interior wood before adding your cigars.

So by following these simple steps you can season your new wooden cigar humidor for use in forty-eight hours.  This process will help ensure that you get the most out of your investment and can enjoy it’s benefit for years to come.


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