The simple answer is this: don’t do it! It’s not wise for you to use regular tap water in any humidification system. In fact, the federal government has warned that this could pose a serious health risk. For one thing, the minerals found in tap water are dispersed into the air and can leave behind white dust and crusty deposits which help the accumulation of unhealthy microorganisms. The chemicals and impurities in regular tap water can taint the cigarWrapping It Up With Big Biv: Zino Platinum Scepter - Grand Master. Read more ... » quality and taste. Tap water also contains chlorine, which can clog the humidifierDifferences Between Cigar Humidor Humidifiers. Read more ... »’s pores and inhibit operation. Many people who use tap water also often learn that it leads to mold accumulation. In addition, there is often a nasty smell that occurs in your humidor[VIDEO] What is an Imperfect Humidor?. Read more ... » when your humidifier filled with tap water is in there too long (if you ask me, any amount of time is too long)!
So if you can’t use regular tap water then what is the best option when filling your humidifier? It is imperative that you use distilled water in your humidifier. Even when spraying beads or sponges, it is wise to use distilled water instead of tap. All you need is a few drops of distilled water and you can keep the beads moist. Once you do this, dry off the surface and make sure there is no water drip.
Distilled water is water that has been purified through a boiling process. The water is boiled and then the steam is condensed into a container. The biggest difference is that distilled water contains fewer minerals than tap water. Distilled water also increases the longevity of your humidifier so you don’t have to replace it too frequently. We launched our new Humidor H20 Distilled Water this summer and we think it’s superior to that nasty tap water you’ve been using. It’s for use in electronic, bead-based, and crystal-based humidifiersIs it Possible to Use More than One Humidifier in Your Humidor?. Read more ... » and it will prevent mineral buildup rather than cause it.
Although using tap water might be the easiest and most convenient option to fill your humidifier, you’re risking the operation of your humidification system and the quality of your precious sticks. We can’t have that, can we? If you’ve already filled your humidifier with tap water, we recommend replacing that humidifier and using only distilled water from now on. And when your friend asks you: should I use tap water in my cigar humidifierHow to Dry Box Cigars. Read more ... »? You say NO without hesitation! Take our advice and avoid tap water altogether and only buy distilled water for your humidifier. You better not call us later crying because you didn’t listen!
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