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Old 01-04-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Humidor Questions

I am fairly new to the many joys of cigars and thanks to a very good friend I have a new humidor and I am trying to do the right thing with it. It is a custom built humidor with a probable capacity of 7-10. My friend built it for me in order to give the Q*ban that he bought for me. The inside is done in Spanish Cedar and it has a solid seal on the lid. I believe that I have done an ok job of preping it and now have a calibrated digital hygrometer reading 75 at 66% humidity. I have 7 stix in there now. Is this acceptible or should I be trying to get my humidity higher? Any and all help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:21 AM   #2
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Mike,
Many folks prefer the humidy to be in that range. There has been endless debate on the topic, but some say that certain cigars smoke better at a lower RH.
I would leave it as is.

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply

Thanks for the information, I appreciate it. It seems like everyone here is very quick to help.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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I'm' sure you'll find yourself needing a bigger humidor in no time flat. It's happened to all of us. Welcome.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:06 PM   #5
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I keep mine at 65% or as close to that as possible with very nice results.
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:12 AM   #6
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I have been charting my temp and humis each day, its gone up to 70% and the smoke I had last night wasn't as good as others. I am gone to slowly bring it back down and watch the results. My buddy who built my humidor was over and he is starting to plan his next project. I can see now that what I have will be a good display with a couple of days smokes but I will need a larger storage size.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:17 AM   #7
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Now that I have joined the cigar of the month club I think I will need a larger Humidor. Right now I have a nice travel size one. Any suggestions for the next step up? Something relatively simple for this newbe. Thanks.
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youve got cigar of the month...

i can see this building momentum fast

300 count or larger. you will fill it up faster than you ever think you would
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Agreed buy BIG. If your going to hang out here with these enablers then your addiction will grow at a speed that can be downright scary. Trust me I learned the hard way.
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:20 AM   #10
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Humidor Questions

Thanks....I guess to all you enablers who replied...I guess I'll go on the bigger side.
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