How do I season a humidor with Boveda?


Before you add cigars to it, every wooden humidor needs to be seasoned to:

  • Prevent the wood from robbing your cigar’s essential moisture. (Seasoning raises the wood’s moisture level so it’ll be in equilibrium with your cigars.) 
  • Create a better seal for the lid, which keeps moisture from escaping.

How many Boveda to use:

  • Use (1) Boveda Size 60 for every 25 TOTAL cigars your humidor can hold. Example: For a 100-cigar capacity humidor, use four (4) Size 60 Boveda at once.

How to season a wooden cigar humidor with Boveda:  

  1. Remove your cigars from your humidor and move them into a closed Tupperware® container, cooler or a Humidor Bag with 69% Boveda.
  2. Place the 84% Boveda seasoning pack(s) inside your empty wooden humidor.
  3. Close the lid and don’t open the humidor for 14 days—no matter what your hygrometer readings are. (The wait is worth it. Trust us.)
  4. After 14 days, open your humidor, remove the Boveda seasoning pack(s) and discard them—they aren’t reusable.  
  5. Move your cigars into your well-seasoned humidor and add new Boveda packs in your desired RH—65%, 69%, 72% or 75%. This handy chart will help you choose the right RH for you. 

How often to season a wooden humidor:

  • If you live in a dry climate or experience seasonal dryness, we recommend re-seasoning a wooden humidor one to two times a year. 

Should you season a wineador?

Yes, if a windeador has wood trays and shelves, you should season the unit before adding cigars. Seasoning conditions the wood components inside the wineador. Using Boveda to season a wineador works just like seasoning a wood humidor with Boveda.