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12-11-2019 03:11 PM
D Big Smoke
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Originally Posted by curmudgeonista View Post
I think the root of your "problem" is relying on the Humidimeter. Based on reviews, they appear to be inconsistent from one unit to the next. Some say theirs is spot-on, but many reviewers indicate the reading is significantly lower than expected.

I also question whether accepted correct environmental RH necessarily means the cigars' internal RH will, or even should, exactly match it. You've expressed that your cigars feel dry to you, yet made no indication of how they smoke. Could it be that your assessment of what feels dry is distorted by the feel of over-humidified cigars as received from online vendors or so often encountered in LCS humidors?
You get a load of help here this is great! It is very possible that what you asked could be the case! The cigars when you get them always smell like tobacco and sometimes smoke them when you get them they get like pillows in your mouth and the burn is wonky! Let them dry a bit they don’t smell as much the burn is better. The cigar in question burned well not a problem, but was a change in flavor and the smoke didn’t seems as creamy, I lack ways to describe what can be sensed! After thinking about your question it is very well possible that I have been normalized to a higher humidity in the sticks! I will continue with the course I am on and do more testing!! Thanks
12-11-2019 01:22 PM
curmudgeonista I think the root of your "problem" is relying on the Humidimeter. Based on reviews, they appear to be inconsistent from one unit to the next. Some say theirs is spot-on, but many reviewers indicate the reading is significantly lower than expected.

I also question whether accepted correct environmental RH necessarily means the cigars' internal RH will, or even should, exactly match it. You've expressed that your cigars feel dry to you, yet made no indication of how they smoke. Could it be that your assessment of what feels dry is distorted by the feel of over-humidified cigars as received from online vendors or so often encountered in LCS humidors?
12-11-2019 12:40 PM
Kidvegas
A question about humidification beads and cigar dryness

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Originally Posted by OldGringo View Post
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.


Just throw a couple bowls of distilled water in and shut it for a couple weeks. Of course take your stogies out while ya season. After a couple weeks check your Rh. Should be high 80ís. At that point remove the Dw and replace with your beads. Close again till your numbers get to were ya want them. Then your set to go! Load up and enjoy.

Those beads should stay good for a long time without having to recharge. As long as your seasoned properly.




Sent from the place that warmth has forgotten!
12-11-2019 12:17 PM
OldGringo 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.
12-11-2019 11:58 AM
JtAv8tor
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Originally Posted by D Big Smoke View Post
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.
12-11-2019 11:49 AM
D Big Smoke
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Originally Posted by JtAv8tor View Post
Unless I missed it, what type of humidor is it, wooden, wine cooler, tupper ?
It’s a new air humidor like a wine cooler!
12-11-2019 11:03 AM
JtAv8tor Unless I missed it, what type of humidor is it, wooden, wine cooler, tupper ?
12-11-2019 10:53 AM
UBC03 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.

Sent from. .. HAPPY HOLIDAYS.. YA JAGGOFFS
12-11-2019 10:43 AM
D Big Smoke
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Originally Posted by OneStrangeOne View Post
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!
12-11-2019 10:05 AM
D Big Smoke
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Originally Posted by OneStrangeOne View Post
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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