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#1 Rod

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:55 PM

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

http://www.cigarpass...-a-humidor.html

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:38 PM

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.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 08:03 PM

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.

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:42 PM

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.



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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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:11 PM

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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Posted 18 August 2008 - 07:44 PM

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.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 01:32 PM

Top for a couple folks.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:12 PM

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.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:23 PM

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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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:28 PM

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!


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

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:38 PM

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.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 04:52 PM

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

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Posted 09 December 2008 - 12:21 PM

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.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 07:18 PM

Definitely a great write up. I'll have my new humi. seasoned in no time

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:51 AM

I think the link is broken. Does anyone know the new link?

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:01 PM

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

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:46 AM

Link has been updated.

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Posted 09 April 2009 - 06:40 PM

Awesome right up. Really informative. I wish I read this months ago.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:39 PM

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

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Posted 05 July 2009 - 10:05 PM

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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