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Friday, 18 July 2014

The Cigar Guide II – Humidors, Cutters, Lighters etc.

Setting up a humidor takes a certain level of patience and effort, but once it’s set to the proper humidity levels, your cigars will stay fresh and smell fantastic.
What the set up process does in a nutshell is re-humidifies the wood. Since your humidor has likely sat unattended in a warehouse or retail store for some time, the wood has dried out and so filling it with your fresh cigars will transfer all of the cigars moisture to the wood, thereby ruining the cigar. Regardless of where you purchased your humidor or how much you spent on it, every humidor must be set up before being used for the first time.
Re-humidifying your humidor will take anywhere from a few days to a month but the process itself is rather simple. There are many variations that can be found, but personally I’ve always followed the advice David Sabot who as we mentioned in Part One.

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Cited from: Cigar Humidors, Cutters & Lighters Guide — Gentleman's Gazette

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