Guide: How to season your humidor

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  1. Rod

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    Hope the newer members find this guide useful - I felt it was time we created something like this...

    http://www.cigarpass.com/cigars-101/76-how-to-season-a-humidor.html
     
  2. grateful1

    grateful1 Oh My!

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    Very nice.

    One thing I do when seasoning is to put a paper towel in the cup/shot glass.
    I fill it up to just over the saturation point of the towel.

    If a tip=over occurs, it's limited.
     
  3. dbanther22

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    Just my 2 cents here but read awhile back you could use a shot of your favorite liquer. Don't know of the long term outcome but it sounded interesting.
     
  4. Rod

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    Seasoning a humidor with liquor is not something I'd recommend, never heard of doing this. Doing something like this would most likely cause your cigars to pick up the flavor of the liquor.
     
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    I know a lot of people use the Boveda seasoning pack, or what I did was just fill a shot glass (or bowl) with distilled water and let it rest in there till I the RH regulated where I wanted it.
     
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    rectifythis CP; may cause dependency

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    Just an FYI for the nervous noob, my 1st 150 ct humi took 4 weeks to season. I almost ruined my sticks by putting them in prematurely and sucking the moisture out of them. The operative word is patience.
     
  7. grateful1

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    Top for a couple folks.
     
  8. Golfanatic

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    This is great! Thanks for the good tips. I have ruined one humidor and just ordered another one. I will do it the right way this time.
     
  9. Rod

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    Time is on your side. Once you season your humidor properly, it will provide years of service. Keep it maintained properly and you'll never have to season it again. Good luck!
     
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    Golfanatic The Biggest Newbie on CP

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    thanks Rod! I have really found some great info on here today. I have visited most threads and am thirsty for more knowledge.
     
  11. Rod

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    Sounds good! You've come to the right place. As time permits, I will write up some more articles, but the forum provides a wealth of knowledge. I was by no means an expert when I first started (and still not), however almost everything I've learned has been from fellow members.
     
  12. Fishin345

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    Thanks for the great info just nought my first humidor. seasoning it right now cant wait till its done and start buying more sticks.
     
  13. benedic08

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    From experience, I dont recommend using a paper towel to wipe down the inside of the humidor. A paper towel can leave a paper trail on your humidor. What i use is a soft fragrance free sponge when wiping the inside of my humidor.
     
  14. Goldie

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    Definitely a great write up. I'll have my new humi. seasoned in no time
     
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    I think the link is broken. Does anyone know the new link?
     
  16. modo22

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    I second that. Rod, can you update the link?

    Thanks
     
  17. Rod

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    Link has been updated.
     
  18. eups73

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    Awesome right up. Really informative. I wish I read this months ago.
     
  19. J-Dramastically

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    Thanks alot. Got on to ask about the cellophane and lo and behold you've answer it for me along with a great guide for seasoning.
    Thanks
     
  20. Rbantz

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    Excellent piece! My humi should be arriving tomorrow, and this article explained many of my questions. Thank you for taking the time to help us noobs out.
     

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