As promised, I wanted to give you some information on how you setup a cigar humidor for the first time.
When most people get their new humidor home, they're anxious to fill it up with their collection of smokes. If you do this without first re-humidifying the wood, you may ruin your cigars. This is because the wood hasn't had a chance to reach its equilibrium. So when you put your cigars in, the wood will absorb their moisture, and you'll be left with dry, useless cigars. Not exactly the reason you bought a humidor, huh? To solve this problem, all humidors should be humidified before their first use.
Re-humidifying your humidor is easy; just follow these simple
1) Place a shallow container filled with distilled water in the
2) Place a calibrated hygrometer inside the humidor.
3) Charge your humidification device.
4) Place the humidification device inside your new humidor.
You have to check the relative humidity every day. Depending on a number of factors, this can take from a few days to a few weeks. When you get in the 70 percent range, it's safe to store your smokes inside. As long as you constantly recharge your humidification device, you'll never have to wait to store your cigars in that humidor again.