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02-04-2012 04:02 PM
Flapjack23
Re: Thirsty Humidor

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Originally Posted by debrent View Post
Last Update: After being calibrated, the new digital indicated a comfy 75% rh, so the cigars are now put to bed. About the only thing I might do now is swap out the Ciguardian jar for the rectangular version to replace the cheap foam unit that came with the box. That would free up a little space.

Now if I could only decide... celophane or no celophane. :smile:
Then what to buy next....then next....then next....
02-04-2012 11:55 AM
debrent
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Last Update: After being calibrated, the new digital indicated a comfy 75% rh, so the cigars are now put to bed. About the only thing I might do now is swap out the Ciguardian jar for the rectangular version to replace the cheap foam unit that came with the box. That would free up a little space.

Now if I could only decide... celophane or no celophane. :smile:
02-04-2012 04:21 AM
Matt4370
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Hope it all works out for ya, let us know the outcome.
02-04-2012 04:19 AM
Poneill272
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Keep us posted. Good luck
02-04-2012 03:33 AM
debrent
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Update 2: Mystery solved! My ceiling fan was the culprit. Apparently a ceiling blowing on the outside of an analog hygrometer (at least a cheap one) causes it to read a lower rh level. It must force air through the bezel becuase if I just block the meter (not the whole humidor) from the fan, it holds its value...weird.

Anyway, it's all moot now because my digital arrived today and I just calibrated it and am re-testing it. If all goes well tomorrow it will get installed and the analog will be no more than a decoration.
02-03-2012 12:24 AM
debrent
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Update: Tonight I did one final wipedown and the humidor is holding around 65% +/- 10%(for the analog) without the sponge but with an open canister of Ciguardian Hydro-Gel, and of course the freshly soaked foam hydration unit that came with it.

I'm actually thinking the humidity might be higher than the meter is indicating because there are a couple of very thin condensation layers forming in the glass. Is that normal during the seasoning process? That digital hygrometer can't get here soon enough! I read one review on Amazon for this humidor where the buyer said it took him almost a month to get the humidity stabilized at 70%.
02-02-2012 06:35 PM
debrent
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Well I know it takes time. And I have no shortage of patience as far as the process goes. My main problem is that I've got cigars that I bought with the humidor that are in danger of drying out if I don't get them in there soon. They're in the freezer now (recomendation from another thread). I guess I'll see what the digital hygrometer says. Should have that in hand tomorrow or Saturday.
02-02-2012 05:04 PM
chasingstanley
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Agreed your analog hygro isn't going to give you an accurate reading...
Also agreed you definately can't rush the seasoning process...
Patience my good man.
02-02-2012 01:49 PM
maxlexi
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Just salt test your new digital hygrometer when you get it and you should be good to go. I would recommend heartfelt beads also. Good luck
02-02-2012 01:27 PM
waylman
Re: Thirsty Humidor

Definitely get a digital hygro and make sure you calibrate it. There's no point in doing anything further until you are certain you have a good hygro.
Keep in mind it can take up to a couple of weeks to properly season a new humidor. I learned this the hard way recently!
I followed HERF's guide but to be honest, it didn't work. I needed to apply water directly to the humidor wood several times. Not a lot of water mind you, but I believe larger humi's need this.
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