How to get mold out of a humidifier
I've read alot about cigar mold, but this is a pretty interesting case. I got a new humidifier last week for my humidor, it's just your standard soak-with-water humidifier, and I popped it right on in using distilled water. Two days later I spot tiny mold fuzzies on parts of the green spongey material. There is no mold anywhere else in the humidifier or on the cigars as of this writting (a week after first spotting it). The humidity was a constant around 71% with a temp. of about 70-71. My thought is that the warehouse this humidifier came from (not CCOM) wasn't kept so well and some sporey bastards snuck into the humidifier. My question now isn't so much as to how this happened, but how to make sure I get rid of all living mold spores in the humidifier. Obviously, I don't want to use any chemicals on it as that will ruin the cigars once I put it back in. So far, my course of action has been to dry out the humidifier and stick it in the freezer for a couple of days (although I'm not certain freezing temps kill spores). Any suggestions?