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post #1 of 26 Old 04-29-2016, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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I am using heartfelt beads in a humidor they are 70% beads. I am getting a reading of about 83-85% so I have been opening it the humidor from time to time. Any ideas on why I am getting such a high reading. I know its not the hygrometer, Could I have over sprayed em? I think the package says to spray til about 85% of the beads are clear with distilled water. Anyone else had this problem before?
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post #2 of 26 Old 04-29-2016, 04:25 PM
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I have the same problem in my tupperdor right now. A couple days ago I used a syringe to wet about two thirds of my 65% beads, now I'm getting rh in the high 70's!? I took the beads out last night and this morning my hygrometer was still reading 66.
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Just wondering how do you know it is not the hygrometer? you need to dry your beads out some so you have more beads to suck up humidity. it also dose not kill to have more beads than needed for your space to help the rh recover faster after being open. is it possible the ambient humidity outside your humidor is 70% or higher?? if so opening is not going to help the issue but actually make it worse. that is really all i can say with what i have to go off of from your post

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Get a Boveda bag an test your hygrometer. Wait at least 24hrs before taking a reading. If it's on point, it's highly likely your beads are over-saturated.
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I cuddle with Boveda bags ... HA ... I like'em ... just sayin' ;-)

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Just wondering how do you know it is not the hygrometer? you need to dry your beads out some so you have more beads to suck up humidity. it also dose not kill to have more beads than needed for your space to help the rh recover faster after being open. is it possible the ambient humidity outside your humidor is 70% or higher?? if so opening is not going to help the issue but actually make it worse. that is really all i can say with what i have to go off of from your post


Yeah I am using much more beads than required. I know its not hygrometer I have recalibrated all hygrometers and tested it using more than. Not sure about humidity on the outside but inside the humidity does drop if I open it. I'm thinking maybe I over saturated the beads?
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I cuddle with Boveda bags ... HA ... I like'em ... just sayin' ;-)

Yeah I use Boveda in most of my humidors but in my larger humidors and wineador it can get pricey....so i went with beads I already spend quite a bit on Boveda.
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Just take em out and let them dry out a bit. .now you can gauge how much to spritz then. .about 2/3rd as much as you did this time. Cigars are trial and error bro.
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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
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just went through this ....check hygro numbers first by by boveda calib.........mine were oversaturated ......took out 2 bags and let dry out, re-spritzed according to instructions, and the humidity stabilized............I was freaking.....I couldn't buy any more cigars, gasp!......... now all is golden........used the search feature to figure it out........posts for days talking about just such issues..............thanks puff members.............apparently they don't need to be wet to maintain rh, just damp.........who knew?...............apparently the forum members, lol

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