An electric humidor is a new gadget for cigar collectors and enthusiasts. The electric humidor is an essential accessory for cigar lovers and collectors. It can be a very harmful but highly useful device. It doesn’t need to be difficult. Let us show you how.
How To Prepare Your Electronic Humidor?
If you are interested in cigar collecting as a hobby, purchasing a humidor is an important step. To maintain the quality of your cigars, a humidor is vital. Understanding how to set it up is key. When buying a humidor, the rule of thumb is to re-humidify your cigars before storing them. Because of the equilibrium of your humidor material, storing your cigars immediately will cause them to be completely damaged. Spanish cedar is most commonly used for electric humidors. However, more often than not they do not reach their equilibrium of 65% humidity after distribution. Therefore, if you store cigars in humidors that aren’t ideal in terms of humidity, the humidor will eventually dry out the cigars.
The Breaking In Of Electric Humidors
It is best to place a humidor at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. You should keep the humidity at an optimal level to prevent mold growth and corrosion. These are good storage practices for any cigar collection, even if they’re not being broken in.
You will need to have a few items in order to break an electric humidor.
- Humidification unit
- Propylene Glycol solution
- 1 Gallon Distilled Water
- A brand new, clean, and unused kitchen sponge
- A glass or stainless steel dish
- A dish towel or dish rag
Step 1: Calibrating The Hygrometer
Although a hygrometer will not affect the performance of a humidor, it will indicate if your humidity levels are within a specified range. This can be done in 6-8 hours, and should be done only once a year. The hygrometer is more than just measuring the moisture level in an enclosure. The hygrometer also measures how much water vapor escapes from the container’s interior over time. This allows users to know if their box or another container is performing as they expected. The calibration process takes between 6-8 hours and is completed without interruption. After that, any changes are checked through readings. To maintain accurate measurements for all months, it is recommended that the measurement be done at least once per year.
Step 2: Filling The Humidifier
Next, remove the humidification unit and place it on a plate. There are several ways to prepare your humidor if you’re making it for the first time. You have two options: either spray the solution directly into the humidor or wipe it clean. Propylene glycol can be used safely and effectively to prevent the over-humidification and destruction of tobacco products and cigars. Tap water should not be used as mold can form on any other items if it isn’t properly cleaned. When cleaning out contaminated taps containers, it is best to use distilled water with some liquid detergent.
Step 3: Put Some Humidity Inside You For A Few Days
To ensure that you have the ideal breeding ground for high-quality cigars, let the humidor work its magic over several days. To preserve the moisture in your humidor, you will need to use a sponge. Before putting the humidor in, soak up all excess water. For added convenience, you can also store lighter fluid or cigars in the humidor. The humidor lid should be closed. After that, leave it open for 3 to 5 days.
Step 4: Determine The Level Of Humidity
After three to five days pass, check the humidity level of the box. Your hygrometer should read between 75% and 80% relative humidity (Relative Humidity). This is slightly higher than the usual range for cigar storage. Your cigars will still draw in some of the excess moisture from their initial placement.
Step 5: Place Your Cigars
A hygrometer is the best way to check humidity levels. To ensure consistent humidity inside the box, you can fill it with cigars once the humidity has reached 75% to 80 percent. You should also be careful not to fill your cigar storage area with too much. This will cause air and moisture to have restricted access between them, even if there is enough space for movement.
The Bottom Line
Cigar collecting is different from any other hobby. It is important to have the right tools in order to preserve your cigars. The electronic humidor is essential for ensuring that you and your friends enjoy the best quality cigars. Although you could have as many humidors and as many as you like, not knowing how to set one up can make or break your smoking experience. Your Elegant Bar has high-quality humidor cabinets. These cabinets are climate-controlled and have many great features to help you build your cigar collection. Browse our selection of electric humidors if you are a beginner to the hobby. It’s never too early to invest in quality cigar storage, such as cooler humidors and cigar lockers. Custom humidor cabinets are available for those who are more advanced in the hobby. You can even order wholesale. Make sure to purchase your air purifier!