Cigar aficianados-Need Humidor help!

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  1. Leroy

    Leroy Second Unit

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    Finally got around to getting myself a humidor for my growing cigar collection (had been keeping most in plain cigar boxes).

    I keep reading conflicting methods on how best to hydrate the humidor before I can use it. Some say place a sponge/shotglass/small bowl with distilled water for a few days, others say to speed the process to moisten the cedar with a cloth dampened with distilled water.

    Can anyone offer any advice?

    BTW, cigarcigar.com has a great deal on a 75 capacity humidor at only $35+shipping. It's the one I got and it is quite nice, comes with hygrometer, humidifier, tray, 3 dividers, nameplate and keylock all lining/tray/dividers are spanish cedar.
     
  2. Dave_Brown

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    I soaked all the cedar inside with distilled water, let it soak into the wood along the base and used a sponge to get the top and sides. Takes about 24-48 hours to really treat the wood.
    After that I soak the retainer in distilled water about once a week. Keeps everything right around 72% inside.
     
  3. Paul O

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    I currently have two humidors and ive never been really satisfied with them - it seems like cigars almost always dry out i did prep the humidors and kept the resevoirs filled with distilled waters). Their not high end models - one is your basic $50 Cedar and the other is slightly nicer and when you close it you can feel the air pressure which usually implies a higher quality humidor. It seems like my humidor kept cigars are never as good as the ones from a local cigar store - i don't have a digital display which i understand is the only really accurate way of measuring humidity but i do keep them filled regularly. anything im doing wrong - maybe my wife is tampering with them to get me to stop smoking?
     
  4. Rob Lutter

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    I'm by no means an "aficionado"... but I wanted to know, is there any reason to have a humidor in Florida? I mean, we're always got almost 100% humidity down here and I've just always kept my 'gars in a tupperwear container. Think there would be any benefit to keeping them in a climate-controlled box?
     
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  6. cleondann

    cleondann Auditioning

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    Thanks for the info. I have also a good collection of small and large humidors
     

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