The level of humidity in which cigars are kept has a significant effect on their taste. It is believed that a cigar’s flavor best evolves when stored at a relative humidity of approximately 65–70% and a temperature of 18 °C (64 °F). An ideal rate of humidity allows an even burning of the cigar. Conversely, dry cigars become fragile and burn faster while damp cigars burn unevenly and take on a heavy acidic flavor. Humidors together with their humidifiers are then used to serve this purpose. Without a humidor, within 2 to 3 days, cigars will quickly lose moisture and level up with the general humidity around them.

A new humidor requires seasoning and once seasoned needs to have its humidity maintained in some fashion.

The internal wood of a new humidor will not contain much moisture. The inside needs to be seasoned: allowing it to absorb moisture so that it can maintain the desired humidity level.

There are many methods to season a humidor but the most common is to fill up a shot glass with distilled water, place it into the humidor, close it up, and let it sit for two weeks, checking on it every couple of days. Any method you use that consists of using water, you should use distilled water so that you are using something with the least amount of impurities.

We recommend to use our smart Boveda moisture packs. These packs will keep your humidor moist for a long time without any mess or spill of water.