Cigar humidity

May 22, 2016
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Dunedin
#1
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?
 
Oct 14, 2012
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Connecticut
#2
It depends on how dry the humidor was when you reloaded it. Without seasoning, the humidity will tend to be absorbed by the wood.
 
May 22, 2016
14
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Dunedin
#3
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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May 22, 2016
14
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Dunedin
#5
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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May 22, 2016
14
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Dunedin
#7
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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