Cigar Humidification

Salt and distilled water as a humidifier?

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Q. As a dish of moist salt can be used to calibrate a hygometer, can it be used as a humidifier? For example, a container of salt that has no chemical additives, wet with distilled water. It would be easy to check to see if it needed more water, right?
– Joseph V.
A. Good question, and it would appear to make sense, too, but the scenario you describe would require way too much maintenance. Moreover, the evaporating salt may cause your cigars to take on a salty taste. I’ve had a few cigars that had a salty taste (for reasons unknown) and it ruined my enjoyment of the cigar.

Stick to using salt & distilled water only for testing your hygrometer, and use a reliable humidifier for keeping your cigars fresh.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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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