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Old 06-05-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Cigar humidity

I used hot glue on seals between the glass and wood of my humidor to ensure airtight seal, as well as using vinyl foam tape around the edges of the openings. I have a foam humidifier with PG solution and two preloaded (PG) humistat tubes along with a digital aftermarket hygrometer. I've had about 50 cigars in the 40-cigar count humidor with these devices for the past three days and my humidity still reads 63% RH. Does it take a bit for the cigars to reach the right humidity in order for the overall climate within the humidor to read better, or might I have another leak somewhere in it?
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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It depends on how dry the humidor was when you reloaded it. Without seasoning, the humidity will tend to be absorbed by the wood.
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:27 PM   #3
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Ah yes, the other thing I forgot to mention...I calibrated the hygrometer that came with the humidor twice, and took a week to season it twice. So two weeks of seasoning it in total.


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I wouldn't worry too much about 63%- that's a good number for most cigars.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:02 AM   #5
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They're just a little too dry for my liking. I seasoned it once more using a soaking sponge (not dripping) on a plastic bag inside. They seem to be doing a bit better this time around, I also got glued the area that the hygrometer, which comes with the humidor, sits. It was at 88% by the time I took the sponge out 48 hours after putting it in. Hopefully it works this time


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Old 06-12-2016, 03:10 PM   #6
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Hopefully it drops to 70 or less.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:36 PM   #7
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When I put the cigars in, it was reading 72% and it's finally staying stable with its RH. I think I had a leak where my hygrometer sits and hot gluing around it did the trick


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Old 06-15-2016, 12:05 PM   #8
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Yep, Sometimes they are pretty loose. I remember that I glued one in on one of my 50 counts.
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