Cigar Maintenance: Winterize Your Humidor with Rene Castaneda (video)
Rene Castaneda of Villiger Cigars explains to us the steps necessary to ready your humidor for the winter.
Hey guys, I’m Rene and I want to get you ready, your humidors, for the winter. Here are a couple of tips that you should have to get ready to protect your cigars during the winter in your humidor.
There are two easy ways to handle the situation before the winter starts. First, take the cigars out of the humidor, put them in a zip lock bag, because we want to do something with the humidors for 24, 48 hours. So the first step, take all the cigars, carefully, out of the humidor, put them in a zip lock bag. Don’t put them in the fridge, just leave them in a zip lock bag. And you have two ways to, in a way, winterize your humidor.
One, the cheap one, you just go and get some distilled water, put it in a cup, and put that cup that you can fit in the humidor, and leave that cup over there for 48 hours and just let it sit. The cedar from the humidor will absorb some of that distilled water to, in a way, prepare the humidor for the season, for the winter. 48 hours later, just take the water, and you’re ready to put your cigars back into the humidor.
The other way is that you can also buy one of the Boveda seasoning kits and, again, take the cigars, put them in a zip lock bag, put the seasoning kit into the humidor for 24 hours and the humidor will be ready to put the cigars back.
This way, you know that by getting to the winter, the cedar in your humidor has enough humidity to take care of your cigars, because if not, when the dry season comes and you have the heater on in the house, your cigars could dry very fast and you will have to be on top of the cigars like every other day.
With this, you have more security just to check on your cigars every week. But do that, every week check on your cigars, because it’s your investment, it’s your baby, so make sure that you’re taking care of them.
So you have the two ways. The first one, just with distilled water, one cup, 48 hours in the humidor. Or go with the Boveda seasoning pack, or kit that they call it, and put it in the humidor for 24 hours and your cigars will be in better shape during the winter. You can get the Boveda packs at BestCigarPrices.com. So visit the website and see the tools and the advice that we have over there for the humidors.
Enjoy and have a good winter and take care of your cigars.