Cigar Humidification

How Often Should You Charge Your Cigar Humidifier?

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Q. How often do you have to put distilled water or solution in a cigar humidifier to keep it working correctly?
– Bobby in Middletown, OH

A. Only as often as necessary. Once your hygrometer dips below 65%, you should add more distilled water. (The “normal” range is 65% – 70% RH.) Of course, how often you need to refill also depends on both, your cigar humidor itself, and the type of humidifier you have in it.

If you find you’re refilling too often, you may need a larger or a better model, like the XiKAR crystal-based humidifiers (shown). They regulate much better and last longer, too.

Remember to use distilled water or polyglycol solution only to help avoid mold from forming on the cigar humidifier. Note that some humidifier manufacturers also make their own solution to go with them.

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Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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