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  1. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I have a digital hygrometer and it has been exposed to salt on occasions. I recently read in the manual you are not supposed to do this. How much does salt permantly effect a digital hygrometer that is capable of being calibrated?
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    I just ran the salt test in a well-sealed jar with my Caliber IV digital. After 18 hours, the reading was a steady 77%. According to the Caliber IV's instructions, however, the Boveda calibration kit is the only proper test method; they insist that the salt method is unreliable (I don't know...
  3. Cigar Accessory Questions
    probly a dumb question just wanna make sure it still reaches 75% because its been about 6 hrs n both r still at 70%
  4. General Discussion
    Lately I have noticed more and more references to members out there being Navy or just seeing hints in their profile or names. As the title says, "Old Salts" introduce yourself. Logistics Specialist Chief Dustin Titlow Active
  5. Cigar Bombs
    Went and noticed the mailbox had been blown to shreds yesterday.. Found out the cause was a bomb... So What did I do today, on my day off? Ill tell you I replace the mailbox... Then this afternoon, I went to retrieve the mail again and to my surprise the mailbox was blown off the post again...
  6. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I know this topic has probably been beaten to death, but I gotta ask, how much salt? I have read filling a typical bottle cap. I recently saw a video where the salt filled up half a shot glass then put in a Tupperware container. I've tried the bottle cap method in a plastic bag and got one...
  7. Cigar Puffers Introduction Forum
    Hello there, my name is Thomas (although I'm cool with most variations and shortened forms of my name). I'm originally from Pittsburgh (give or take about 30 miles) but I've been living in Salt Lake City for nearly 3 years. Looking for people who share my enjoyment of finely made cigars.
  8. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Has any one ever read the sheet of paper that comes with Western Caliber III? It says to not do a salt test on the device. Why?
  9. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Ok..so it has been 36 hrs and this hygrometer won't budge off 64%. Could it be that far off? Its a digital. The salt is moist. Not sure if it coudl be that far off or if I am dong the test wrong.
  10. Cigar Accessory Questions
    I got a Xikar adjustable today. The one with two buttons dont know if it's the new or old design. I filled a soda cap with salt and dampened it as instructed. Sealed it all up and let if for 4 hours. Pressed the calibration button and it reset to 75%. I've left it in there for another hour or so...
  11. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Hello all- I salt tested and calibrated a couple of my hygro's a few weeks back. I actually did it two different times a few days apart with two separate salt samples and I was right on at 75%. Yesterday, my brother gave me a Boveda Calibration packet. I figured I'd see how close I was...
  12. Cigar Accessory Questions
    I have a salt test for one of my hygrometers going right now and I noticed I put sea salt in the ziploc bag. Does this make a difference? My hygro has about 5 more hours to go and is holding at 66%. Thanks
  13. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    So this is my first humidor and hygrometer. The first salt test I did I got 73% so I adjusted the knob up to 75% and threw it in my humidor. The built in digital hydrometer in my humidor read 66-67 and the one I just calibrated read 62-63. Now for some reason I wanted to do the test again. This...
  14. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    The last week I salt tested 9 caliber 3 hygros. They are anywhere from one year to two year old. A few have new batteries, but not sure which. They have been in my humidors, one in the refrig, one just hanging out in a bedroom. Was surprised at the results. Since the result should...
  15. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I must have a dozen or so of these devices around. Most are probably a year and a half old. I decided to take two of them at random, and do a salt test on them, to see how calibrated they are. The last time I checked them about a year ago, I posted a thread, and used a...
  16. General Pipe Forum
    Thankfully they were all corn cobs. I wanted to test this method out to get the gist of things before eventually trying it on a briar. All three had several bad cracks on them. I used regular non-coarse salt with regular Bacardi rum. Completely saturated the salt, leaving the shank empty. Let...
  17. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Got a new hygrometer for christmas. I put it in the humidor and it was giving me strange readings. I decided to run a salt test on it today: 74 degrees F, 46% Is this a normal reading? I thought it should read 75%?! It's been in there ~8 hours.
  18. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Ok, I have seen and understand the infamous salt test to calibrate a hygrometer, but I do have a question or two. The end result is that the environment that were testing in reaches a 75.5% RH at equilibrium, and that any variation from that number is how much your hygrometer is "off". I know...
  19. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    This is how I do my salt test. Salt has an amazing property where RH% will be pretty much nearly be 75% when it is in a saturated condition with water. (Look for Sodium Chloride, aka. Salt) http://www.omega.com/temperature/z/pdf/z103.pdf Here's what you'll need: Salt (I use Morton Salt) Small...
  20. General Cigar Discussion
    I've never heard anyone describe tasting saltiness in a cigar, but I taste it quite often. Anyone else?
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