Learn how to season cigars using the simplest method available. In addition to providing step-by-step instruction for each cigar, we’ve included some additional advice from our veterans at Stoggies. Humidifying your cigars properly will help preserve their flavor for many years. It’s important to season them correctly though.

A properly seasoned humidor can last you decades and even centuries if cared for correctly. The best way to do that is by using the proper amount of water in the process.

When it comes to humidors, there are two types: those which use a fan or air circulation system to circulate the air through the chamber and those which rely on natural convection.

Calibrating Your Hygrometer

If you don’t calibrate your hygrometer before you start using it, you’ll be measuring humidity levels incorrectly. If you don’t calibrate it, you could end up drying out your cigars by mistake. It doesn’t matter how much water you add to the humidor; if you aren’t measuring the humidity correctly, you won’t know what level of humidity you’re getting.

1. Dampen the Inside of the Humidor

You should calibrate your hygrometer before you start using it. If you don’t, then you won’t be able to tell how much humidity is in the air at any given time.

To calibrate your hygrograph, simply place the hygrometer on top of an object that has the same temperature as the room where you’ll be storing your cigars. For example, if you have a room with a constant temperature of 70 degrees F, put the hygrometer next to a bowl filled with ice water. Then, measure the relative humidity inside the bowl. This is the humidity level you want to maintain in your humidor.

To ensure that you get accurate readings, make sure that the hydrometer isn’t touching anything else when you take the reading. Don’t leave it sitting on top of something like a stack of magazines or books. You need to isolate the hygrometer so that it’s not affected by other factors.

Once you’ve measured the humidity level in the room, record it. Write down the number and store it somewhere safe. That way, if you ever forget to check the humidity level again, you’ll remember exactly how high it was.

2. Prepare Your Humidification Device

A humidifier may be included with your cigar box but if not, there are several options available for purchase online. To activate the solution, put some into a bowl and add either a small amount of propylene glycol or distilled water.

Once you’ve soaked the humidifier, clean it up by wiping it down and placing it on a towel for several minutes before using it again. It prevents dripping from happening by ensuring that there isn’t any air space between the lid and the cigar box.

Make sure to read the instructions that came with your humidifier before using it for the first time. Certain models may need additional activation steps or distilled water.

Humidifiers usually come with a green foam box for humidity control. These humidifiers may not be ideal for everyone but if you’re looking for something simple and easy to use then they might just fit the bill. If you want to get the best from your air purifier then consider replacing its humidifying unit. Humidifiers that use gel technology tend to be effective and affordable.

Once your humidifier has been assembled, place it into its designated location within the humidor.

3. Place a Seasoning Agent in the Humidor

A “seasoning agent” sounds like something fancy, but it’s actually just a water source that helps keep a cigar humidor at the right moisture content. The most popular options are a sponge that has been soaked with water or a small glass of water (again, using only distilled water).

Whatever choice you make, be sure not to let any water damage the wood. If you go with a sponge, you’ll want to make sure it’s damp, not soaking wet, and put it on top of plastic wrap. Make sure that your humidor has enough space for any type of container that might be used to hold your cigar tobacco.

Once you’ve got the seasoning agent and humidifier in your humidor, then it’s time for you to wait until they’re ready before using them.

4. Let the Humidor Reach the Right Humidity

A cigar smoker’s ideal humidity level for his/her humidor is between 70% and 80%. But any humidity level within the 65–73% range will ensure that your cigars stay fresh.

As long as you provide enough ventilation for the humidifier, it will slowly increase the humidity levels inside your humidor. Depending on various factors, such as the weather and time of year, the length of the project may vary. In some cases, if you live in an extremely arid climate, it might be harder to get enough moisture into the air because there isn’t any water vapor present, to begin with.

After the first 24 to 48 hours, you can remove the seasoning from your humidor. You may be able to clean off some of the dust if you take out the cigars from the humidor and then put them back into the

If you want to smoke cigars after removing the seasoning agent from them, wait at least 24 hours before smoking again. After the temperature has reached an appropriate level for smoking, go ahead and add some cigars.

 In conclusion, the process of humidification takes a few days to complete. Once you have finished, you should see a significant improvement in the quality of your cigars.

You can also use this method to create a more humid environment for your home. Just remember to follow these guidelines when doing so.