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Humidor issues

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I have what I believe is a problem. Any valuable help is greatly appreciated. I have two humidors seasoned. In each of the humidors I have 2 Boveda packs of 72% size 60 in each one of them. The humidity is being monitored by a Govee Smart Temperature Humidity Monitor. My readings are 70 degrees and 59.2% on one the other reads 70.1 degrees and 59.6 %. Each humidor has roughly 20 cigars each. I live in Pennsylvania and it’s cold now, but as you see the temperature is not a problem. The humidity is were I’m concerned. What is going on here and what should I do? I thank you for any comments in advance.

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    Mad Bricky

    (7 months ago)

    I suggest you triple the humi packs and place both in a plastic tote to stop the house humidity from leeching the humidors. 72 is too moist in my experience. I use pure crystal Silica in my humidor to keep it stable at 63-66% nearly year round with only a tiny bit of distilled water to charge it and keep it in the north part of my house away from temperature fluctuations from sun. Best of luck to you!

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    ChAoS_584

    (10 months ago)

    This is just my preference, but I actually prefer my rh to be around 60. That's the way my main humidor tends to run anyway, and I haven't run into any issues. It might just be the placebo effect, but I feel like that smoke more consistent.

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      VFIG62

      (10 months ago)

      Thanks for your comments!

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    jamoose

    (10 months ago)
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      VFIG62

      (10 months ago)

      This helps tremendously. I’ll start re-calibrate it today.

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    Smok'em

    (10 months ago)

    How do the cigars feel/smoke? This is the most important factor.

    In general, 2 - 60 packs should be good for a 50 cigar capacity humidor. What is the capacity of your humidor?

    The packs should last a few months. How old are the packs?

    Is your hygrometer calibrated? You can always salt test it.

    How is the seal on your humidor? A poor seal, especially this time of year where you have the heat on and I assume a lower house humidity, can cause the humidity to drop.

    How often do you open it? More of a factor if your humidor is well below capacity.

    Was it recently seasoned? Many times a new humidor or reseasoning an old humidor takes longer than many think.

    Once again, the most important thing is how the cigars feel/smoke. Best of luck!

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      VFIG62

      (10 months ago)

      Thank you for those questions. I’ve smoke a few cigars and they have been good. But, I must admit, because it’s been cold I haven’t been smoking lately.

      Each of my humidors are 50 cigar capacity. The Boveda packs are new. I use a digital hygrometer instead of relying on the analog one.

      I do have a lower humidity level at home, so that maybe the factor. Both humidors have very good seals. One humidor is new the other older. The older one was re-seasoned,the new one seasoned for 5 days.

      Thank you so much for your comments and insight on helping to figure this out for me. Very much appreciate you!