So you've just purchased the Case Elegance Carbon Fiber humidor, and now you need to season it. You've come to the right place.
- It's important to keep cigars stored as close to 70 degrees as possible. Lower temps will prevent the solution from evaporating and higher temps will quickly dry the humidor out.
- Winter months and dry climates require diligent maintenance, using bottle or distilled water in addition to humidor solution will boost humidity much faster than humidor solution alone.
- We do not recommend using Boveda packs. We have extensively tested Boveda packs with poor results.
DO NOT store your humidor in direct sunlight. This will quickly lower the humidor’s humidity.
Store your humidor on a level surface. Avoid sudden movements as it could cause the humidor solution to spill.
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Our classic Humidor Solution mix is perfect for seasoning and maintaining in non-extreme environments.
The Winter Humidor Solution mix helps maintain your humidor in the driest months and climates.
Its good to replace your humidor solution crystals a few times a year to keep things fresh.
Hydro System Instructions
(Updated: Dec 15 - 2020)
First, remove the plastic pull-tab from the backside of the digital hygrometer to turn it on (located on the front of the humidor). You can switch to °F or °C by temporarily removing the rubber seal and pressing the small button located on the back. Next, open the Hydro Tray.
- Rest the bottom of the Hydro Tray on the wood cover in the humidor and carefully fill it with humidor solution. Use about 1/4 of the bottle. Pour a little bit of the solution into each 1/4 section, then put the tray lid back on. Set aside the other accessories.
Let the humidor rest until the hygrometer reads ABOVE 70% FOR 3-5 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. This process can take up to 2 weeks depending on your local climate. Note: If desired humidity is not being met, you may need to repeat step 2 and add more solution.
Leave the Hydro Tray in the bottom of the humidor and gently tear open the included "Gel Solution" packet from the edge. Remove the lid and distribute the gel into the solution. Wait 6-12hrs for the gel to absorb the solution.
After, if your humidor is:Between 70-75% = No more solution + Next StepBetween 65-69% = Add 1/4 of solution + Next Step
Above 75% = Remove Hydro Tray for 24-48 hours and re-evaluate
Put the Hydro Tray lid back on and place in the bottom of the humidor. Set the wood tray cover on top of the Hydro Tray.
It’s time to put your cigars in the humidor. Your humidity levels need to be between 67-75% when placing cigars inside. Your cigars will soak up the moisture and inside humidity levels might decline. When cigars are inside, the optimal humidity level for our humidors is between 67-75%.
- Once seasoned, it's important to rotate your cigars biweekly and periodically refill the Hydro Tray.
Winter/Dry Climate Seasoning Tips
The easiest way to raise your humidity, is to add distilled or bottled water to your hydro tray. Make sure to add a dab of humidor solution to prevent mold.
When seasoning - remove the lid from the hydro tray and set on top of the wooden tray - it helps let the moisture rise.
Give the humidor 1 wipe down with solution or distilled water (no more as it could cause warping).
Adding a shot glass full of solution or distilled water is great.
Keep the temperature in your humidor as close to 70 degrees fahrenheit as you can get it. Too high and your humidity will evaporate very quickly.
In a drier climate or the winter, it can take a full bottle of solution and up to two weeks to properly season a humidor. Adding bottle or distilled water directly to the tray will boost if you are having issues.
Even after adding your cigars, you have to be especially vigilant until things begin to stablize in the humidor. Don't feel like you have to add the gel crystals until your cigars are added and the humidity has stabilized.
Boveda Packs - Do Not Use
Some folks prefer Boveda, we get it. Your CE Humidor is designed and optimized to use approved Case Elegance provided and sold accessories, including our CE Humidor Solution & our CE Hydro Sticks.
We have extensively tested with Boveda packs in our humidors and have not had good results. We do not recommend using them.