First step: Calibrating the hygrometer

After purchasing a humidor some simple preparatory steps need to be carried out prior to storing cigars in the humidor. Otherwise, the dry cedar wood lining will extract the humidity from the cigars. Adorini deluxe humidors contain the accurate adorini hair hygrometer and the adorini premium deluxe humidifier based on acryl polymers.

Please note that the calibration is not necessary if one has purchased the adorini hair hygrometer, which ships with the adorini deluxe humidors. The adorini hair hygrometer comes pre-calibrated and re-calibration may be necessary only in cases of strong shocks during transport.

There are two methods to calibrate an analog hygrometer:

  • The recommended and most accurate calibration method is to place the hygrometer together with a salt solution into a small plastic box. One should take a cup or spoon filled with salt and moisten it with a few drops of water. The salt should not dissolve, but merely be damp. Afterwards, place the hygrometer and the salt in a well-sealed plastic box and wait. After about 8 hours the humidity within the box should have reached a humidity of 75%. Then adjust the needle of the hygrometer with a screwdriver at the rear to indicate 75% humidity.
  • Alternatively, remove the hygrometer from the humidor, wrap the hygrometer in a thoroughly moistened cloth, wait about one hour and then adjust the hygrometer on the rear with a screwdriver to 96% rel. humidity.

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Second step: Filling the humidifier

Put the humidifier on a plate and moisten it with the propylene glycol solution (for sponge-based humidifier) or distilled water (for adorini deluxe premium humidifier based on acryl polymers). Leave the humidifier in the liquid for about 5 minutes. As soon as the humidifier has absorbed sufficient liquid, shake the humidifier so that liquid that was not absorbed will be removed. Now dry the humidifier with a cloth and place it in the humidor.

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Third step: Moistening the humidor

The inner walls of the humidor, dividers and trays should be wiped off with a cloth moistened with distilled water.

Place a glass filled with distilled water in the humidor and leave it for three days in the closed humidor. If the glass of water is heated beforehand in the microwave, the water will be absorbed more quickly and the humidor will be operational after only about a day. The inner walls of the humidors should now have absorbed sufficient humidity.

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