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How to Season a Humidor

Properly preparing, or seasoning, your humidor can make all the difference between perfectly preserved smokes and dried-up twigs. Stop by either Habana Premium location and our helpful staff can help you choose the right humidor and supplies for your needs.

Supplies Needed
  • Humidor
  • Activation Solution (Propylene Glycol/Distilled Water Solution)
  • Lint-Free Cloth
  • Humidor
  • Humidification Device
  • Hygrometer
Seasoning Your Humidor
  1. Moisten cloth and wipe down all exposed cedar surfaces on the inside of the humidor, including lip, trays and dividers.
  2. Close the lid and wait 1 hour.
  3. Moisten cloth again and repeat step 1.
  4. Close the lid again. Allow the box to sit closed and empty overnight.
  5. The next day, charge the humidification device and mount it, along with the hygrometer, in humidor.
  6. Place cigars in humidor and check hygrometer every day for the first week, your humidity level should remain at about 70%.
How to check Analog hygrometer accuracy
  • Wrap hygrometer in a dampened paper towel.
  • After a half hour or so, check dial to see if it reads 100%.
  • If it reads less, turn the calibration screw until it reaches 100%.