Seasoning your Humidor
To season your humidor, take a new sponge (make sure that it is unscented and free of soap) soaked with distilled water and wipe down all the inside surfaces. Wipe down all the exposed wood, including dividers, and the interior lid. Avoid using a paper towel or a fraying cloth; these will literally leave a paper trail on the wood.
After you've wiped down the wood, squirt the sponge with more distilled water. Then place it inside the humidor on a plastic bag. Avoid direct contact with the wood and close lid.
Once the humidification element is filled be sure to wipe it down to remove any excess water. Rest it on a hand towel for approximately 30 minutes. Close the humidor with the humidifying element and the damp sponge, and leave it over night.
The next day refresh the humidification device (You will not need to if you are using one of my gels) and check the sponge. If it is fairly dry, add more distilled water. However, if very damp, leave it alone.
Let the humidor sit another night, and then remove the sponge and the plastic bag.