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post #11 of 26 Old 04-30-2016, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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would it be a good idea to separate the dry beads while spritz down the others and when they turn clear and aren't dripping combine all the beads back in the bag or tube? I have a spray bottle and dropper.
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would it be a good idea to separate the dry beads while spritz down the others and when they turn clear and aren't dripping combine all the beads back in the bag or tube? I have a spray bottle and dropper.
Sounds like a lot of work. .just don't spritz them as much as you did last time. .instead of 85% try for 60% of the beads clear.

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oh ok. I just thought by separating the 40% dry for a little while I would have a guarantee of getting enough dry beads
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I'm a boveda lover myself.... mostly cause I'm lazy. Set it and foget it.

Not knocking the beads, I'm just too lazy, and my humidor is small(lol) so I don't need large amounts of humidity.

I would double check the hygrometer. Nevermind you said you have

If I only had a small humidor or just a couple 100+ count I would use Only Boveda. But I have over 8 box humidors 4 coolidors and a wineador. So I have no choice to use a cheaper method in my larger humidors. Boveda is great and I love the easy methods but in the beads cases I was referring to it's cost me a fortune. I have thousands of sticks.
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Had the same problem when I started using heartfelt beads. I wetted the beads and added some new cigars. Kind of a nightmare with oversaturated beads and wet cigars. I took out beads spread them on a cookie sheet and used a hair dryer to very gently dry them. Repeat process until humidity stays below 70%. I then used a spray bottle to raise humidity. Go slow or you will have to dry beads again and restart process. Once you get the hang of it it's easy.
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Thanks everyone. I was over saturating. In my windeador I got em about 60% clear and 40% dry. now they are about 69% which is perfect. In my 250 count humidor I have 2 heartfelt rectangular bead humidifiers and I'm reading 67. I want to get that one a little higher but for now I can live with 67. At least now I know about how to measure it up.
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Thanks everyone. I was over saturating. In my windeador I got em about 60% clear and 40% dry. now they are about 69% which is perfect. In my 250 count humidor I have 2 heartfelt rectangular bead humidifiers and I'm reading 67. I want to get that one a little higher but for now I can live with 67. At least now I know about how to measure it up.
Is there something in particular that makes you worry about 67 vs 69%? Is it a fear of sharper burn, less muted flavors, and lack of bitterness?

Glad to know you fixed the over-saturation issue, but if you're hanging around 70%, beware that the Mold Man might try to pop in and pay a visit
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You definitely don't want to end up in the " is this mold or plume" thread..it's hardly ever plume. Just sayin. 65 gives you room both ways for fluctuation. Plus you may enjoy your smokes a little more.
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You definitely don't want to end up in the " is this mold or plume" thread..it's hardly ever plume. Just sayin. 65 gives you room both ways for fluctuation. Plus you may enjoy your smokes a little more.
i personally think 65 is a good spot to start with. as stated it gives fluctuation both ways and i enjoy my smokes better stored in the 62-65% range. usually anything with a good seal like a tupperdor or winador i go with 62% since they usually hold solid and with wooden humidors i go 65% for the wiggle room
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Well I tend to get varying opinions on this but I have always kept in the area of 69%. For cigars I'm about to smoke I tend to lean more towards 65. I've always been told that its above 72 where mold is a real danger. I was also under the impression and this might be wrong that Boveda and Heartfelt beads had anti-molding agents, But then again I'm no expert?
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