Step 1 : Attach the adhesive pads on the back of the humidifier and to the center of the inside lid of the humidor. Press firmly – the bond has to withstand the constant high humidity.
Step 2 : Moisten all interior surfaces of the humidor with a damp sponge. This will season the wood so it doesn’t suck up all the output of the humidifier.
Step 3 : Re-soak the sponge and place it on a saucer or into a shallow bowl that will fit into the bottom of the humidor when the lid is closed, (you don’t want a puddle of water in the humidor). Close the lid and leave it overnight.
Step 4 : Using a specially formulated humidor solution soak the humidifier. You will know it is full when the solution begins to puddle on the surface. Wipe off the excess liquid and attach the humidifier to the pad inside the lid.
Step 5 : The hygrometer will indicate a reading of between 65 – 75% relative humidity. This is the optimum range for ideal cigar storage, (the humidor solution is formulated to insure the correct conditions).
Step 6 : Refill the humidifier on a routine basis every 7 to 10 days.
Step 7 : Place your humidor in a location away from direct sunlight, air ducts and other sources of heating or air conditioning. Normal room temperature is ideal.