Cigar Humidification

Keeping your humidor in good condition

Q. How often should I condition my humidor and how often should I re-soak my humidifier?
– Brian B.

A. You should only need to “condition” your humidor once: when you first set it up for “seasoning.” If done properly, the box will continue to season itself over time as the moisture absorbed by the cedar walls reaches a consistent ebb & flow.

The humidifier should be re-charged only when you see the RH% dip below the 67% mark. Try to keep the RH at average of 70%, but try not to let it get any higher than 72%.

Finally, check your cigars regularly, at least 3 times a week, to ensure they’re supple; not too moist or too dry.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. 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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