Good evening everyone! I'm new to this community and to the cigar lifestyle in general. I've been smoking finer cigars (not dutchmasters from the corner store lol) for going on 3 years now, however, I decided I was done with having to run to the tobacconist the afternoon before an anticipated night's smoke and wanted a humidor and some cigars I could have stored in my house. I was looking in a local coupon magazine and came across a deal with cigarinternational.com (CI) The deal? $35 (including shipping) for a humidor and quality 10 cigar sampler so I figured now was the time to pull the trigger and get a humidor and stash of cigars. The shipment arrived and to my surprise and excitement came a (what appears and feels to be) quality humidor and 10 good cigars including La Gloria Cubana (thats my girl and has always been one of my go-to brands) a gurkha, punch and other decent cigars. I guess thats neither here nor there so I apologize for rambling.
Here's the gist. I immediately (like most 25 year olds) went to the internet and searched how to season a humidor. First hit was a CI video showing how to do it. Figuring I bought from there and they should be familiar with the product it was a safe bet. The video suggested wiping down the inside with a new distilled water dampened sponge. I did so being careful not to soak it. While cleaning up the packaging I found the instructions that came with the humidor. It warned not to use water... So I was like uh-oh did I already screw up my humidor? Knowing I didn't oversoak and only did a light wipe down I used one of the methods the instructions suggested which was putting a shot glass of distilled water in the humidor.
After all that (sorry), here are my questions.
Did I screw up by using the wipe with distilled water method or am I alright and that instruction to not use water is only there for the sake of covering the manufacturers behind and so they don't have some yahoo over soak and warp his/her humidor to come knocking on the door for another one at the expense of the company?
Should I have my crystal humidifying jar in with the shot glass of distilled water?
Thanks for any help and I apologize for the long (probably unnecessary) post. Look forward to learning more!