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post #1 of 13 Old 12-10-2019, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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A question about humidification beads and cigar dryness

I am currently using 65% humidity beads and it looks like it is rock solid at 65% using my 2 sensor push sensors that are calibrated. I grabbed a cigar that has been in my humidor for 3 months and I use a humidimeter and the Rh is 55% and the cigar feels dry. I thought that the cigars would only get to the RH that the beads are and not dryer I think I might be missing something I am new to this so any help would be very cool and appreciated!

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-10-2019, 11:31 PM
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How much space are you're cigars taking up in your container. 75-80% full is best. But you still need airflow to circulate the RH to ALL the cigars

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How was the humidimeter calibrated? The beads are reasonably accurate and you said the hygrometers were calibrated. Three months should be enough time for the smokes to equalize. How did you calibrate the hygrometers?
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How was the humidimeter calibrated? The beads are reasonably accurate and you said the hygrometers were calibrated. Three months should be enough time for the smokes to equalize. How did you calibrate the hygrometers?
The humidor is not calibrated the mech hygrometer is calibrated all the hygrometers are calibrated using the Boveda calibration packs!
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How was the humidimeter calibrated? The beads are reasonably accurate and you said the hygrometers were calibrated. Three months should be enough time for the smokes to equalize. How did you calibrate the hygrometers?
The Mech hygrometer and the electronic were calibrated using the Boveda packs!
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Was the humidor seasoned correctly. If it's dry it'll get the moisture it requires from the cigars.

By correctly, I mean passive seasoning over a few weeks to a month. Not wiped down and reading 90% for a day.

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Unless I missed it, what type of humidor is it, wooden, wine cooler, tupper ?
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Unless I missed it, what type of humidor is it, wooden, wine cooler, tupper ?
It’s a new air humidor like a wine cooler!
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Itís a new air humidor like a wine cooler!
Okay so that being said if it has the wooden drawers in it then yes they would have needed to be seasoned prior to use, as well wine coolers being larger than desktop humidors need a good amount of air circulation/rotation of stock. I have several wine coolers and I try to rotate the cigars inside at least once a month, stick towards the top I move to the bottom and such. But good chance if the wood that came with wine cooler was not seasoned prior to storing cigars then the wood is sucking up your RH.

So one more question to add on is how are your boveda packs feeling as of now, are they starting to feel crunchy and dry ? If so after 3 months I would lean toward the drawers/shelves not being seasoned, So while your sensors are saying that the RH is steady 65% the wood that was unseasoned is drawing moisture out of cigars and boveda packs to reach that level. and Boveda packs are drying up faster than normal to keep up with moisture being absorbed by wood.
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So you have a NewAir Wineador. Is it the 250 or 400 stick, and how many cigars do you currently have in it?
Also, what steps did you take to season it. The more info you can give everyone, the better a chance of getting an accurate diagnoses and hopefully a remedy.
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