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Humidor instruction manual
The wood inside your humidor high quality cedar wood that is kiln dried. This process guards against sapping, splitting and warping. In order for it to perform at its best, the wood must re-absorb moisture. Please follow these directions to properly season your humidor.
Seasoning your Humidor
- Place a shot glass filled with distiller water in the bottom of your humidor
- Charge the humidifier (see section below) and place it inside your humidor
- Place the calibrated hygrometer inside the humidor (see hygrometer section)
- Close the lid
- Check the humidity reading on your hygrometer daily. When it reaches 68 – 72 % range, the wood has been properly stabilized. This is considered the ideal range for proper cigar storage.
Note: Do not saturate the interior of your humidor with water. This may cause the wood to warp.
Humidifier - Charging and filling your Humidifier
- Remove the humidifier(s) from the Humidor.
- Fill your humidifier with a good quality Propylene Glycol/Distilled Water.
- Do not overfill the humidifier. It should be wet, not soaking
- Wipe any excess liquid from the front of the humidifier with a clean dry cloth
- Re-attach humidifier back into humidor
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Hygrometer - Measure Humidity
Your humidor may come equipped with an analog hygrometer. For increased accuracy, we recommend using an Adjustable Digital Hygrometer.
How to calibrate your hygrometer
Most humidor come equipped with hygrometers. Before use, we recommend that you calibrated its accuracy. Follow these simple steps to ensure that your hygrometer is working properly.
Salt Test to calibrate your hygrometer
- Place a teaspoon of table salt in a plastic dish and just enough water to make in damp
- Place the dish in a zip lock plastic bag and place the hygrometer next to it. Take care not to spill any salt water onto your hygrometer
- Seal the plastic bag with some air trapped inside, and allow it to sit for at least 6 hours.
After the time has elapsed, the hygrometer should be reading 75% humidity. Some hygrometers have a small screw on the back that will allow you to adjust the reading if it is incorrect. If your does not, make a note of the deviation.
Caring for your humidor
With proper care and attention, your will gave you many years of service. To help maintain your investment. Follow these tips:
- Place your humidor on a flat, level surface. This will guard against accidental damage from being knocked over.
- Never place your humidor near a heating vent or in direct sunlight. This could fade the finish of the wood and raise the temperature inside the humidor.
- Avoid placing objects on top of your humidor.
- Always use a soft cloth when cleaning your humidor.
- We recommend that you use a good quality furniture polish to protect your humidor’s outer finish
- Dusting regularly will help keep your humidor looking new.
- Do not wipe the interior of your humidor with water or any other liquid, as over-saturation may damage the cedar lining and may result in warping of the wood.
- Place your humidor in a cool, dry place. Cigars should be stored at around 21 degrees.
- Avoid any unnecessary opening of your humidor lid. This will allow humidity to escape.
- Avoid storing foreign objects such as lighters, cutters inside the cigar storage portion of your humidor.
Please check our website for more information and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
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