Conditioning Your Humidor at Randy's Tobacco Shop


A Guide on how to Condition your Humidor

Before you put any cigars in that new humidor or your older humidor, be sure to condition the inside of the humidor to maintain a humid environment for your premium cigars. If you don't, then as the humidor acclimates to a humid environment, it will rob your cigars of moisture.

To prevent this from happening, follow these simple directions:
1. Fill the humidification unit with distilled water or 50-50 solution.
2. Using a damp sponge or cloth, wipe the entire inside surface of the humidor so that it is slightly damp with distilled water.
3. Close the humidor and let it sit empty for several hours allowing the moisture to be absorbed into the Spanish Cedar lining of the humidor.
4. After a few hours, repeat the above process several times.
5. Fill the humidification unit with distilled water.
For the first few weeks, you will need to check and fill the humidification unit regularly to ensure that the humidor isn't still taking a lot of moisture into the Spanish cedar lining.

When the humidor has absorbed all the humidity it will take, you should only need to fill the humidification unit about once every 3 - 4 weeks.

When filling the humidification unit, it is important to use distilled water, which is chemical and additive free, ensuring no foreign smells or flavors permeate into your cigars.

Also, about once every 4 - 5 months, you will need to use a solution like "Cigar Fresh 50-50" fluid to put back into the humidification unit the essential chemical which maintains the 70% humidity needed to keep cigars fresh.

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