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post #1 of 13 Old 06-10-2016, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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65% Boveda in Tupperdor too high!

Greetings everyone, I currently have a Tupperdor with four 60 gram 65% Boveda packs in it. The tuppedor is roughly 2.5 gallons in size. I have checked my humidity with three different digital hygrometers and they say 67-70% humidity. They never say 65%! Should I take two of the packs out? or is this normal for Boveda pack? Thanks, Roel
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-10-2016, 08:00 PM
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Any spanish cedar in there? Trays, etc.? Brand new sticks straight from a shipment (usually higher Rh)?

Never had any issues with my tupperdor's with spanish cedar trays and 2 60 gram 65% boveda's in them. Just wondering if something you added (trays, sticks, etc.) are at a higher Rh, causing it to spike.

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I currently have two boxes of cigars with some singles. No matter what I put in or take out. It stays above 65%. The only thing good is that it usually is at 69% percent. Maybe I shouldn't be complaining. But I thought Boveda work both ways. Thanks for your response, Roel
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It'll settle. .the sticks add humidity sometimes. They're not instantaneous give em a day or two
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I reread your response, and I do have a constant influx of new cigars and exodus (especially on the weekend LOL!) Would this affect the humidity. Thus I do open the tupperdor once a week. Thanks, Roel
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post #6 of 13 Old 06-10-2016, 08:18 PM
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Toss those hygrometers in a plastic bag with one Boveda overnight. Let's see if they are calibrated well. In the morning they should all read 65% +\- 1 or 2%.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-10-2016, 08:28 PM
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its the new cigars that are elevating it. I have had that happen also. Right now your Bovedas are taking some of the extra humidity in.
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post #8 of 13 Old 06-10-2016, 10:00 PM
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Bovedas are dead on for me
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-11-2016, 03:36 AM
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You put in new sticks. They want to raise the rh to 70+. The boveda is fighting them and the changes from opening you're Tupperware. They'll get there no need to panic

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May take about 2 weeks or more for the rh to settle.

When I put new sticks in my 'dor, the rh spikes. That's why I dry box singles I buy from my b&m, and then put them in the 'dor.

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