Humidity Too High (Rant)
I've been more or less wrestling with my humidity for over a month now. I received my first humidor as a gift and I took the time to break it in, season it, yada yada before I put smokes in it. The humidity has always been high. I was not able to calibrate the analog hygrometer because it is built into the box. During the break in period the hygrometer read around 80-82%. After break in it lowered to about 78% after I stocked it with some smokes. It is a 50-capacity humidor and had about 20 smokes in it. One day recently I noticed mold growing on one of the smokes. I waged war. I took my humidifier out to dry a bit, unwrapped the smokes that still had cello on them, and inspected the humidor for additional nasties (mold) or other problems. While leaving the humidor lid open and humidifier out for a while, the hygrometer still read around 62%. Can the hygrometer be that inaccurate?? I live in South Florida so I know it's a bit more humid here but that is rediculous. Now, with all the cello off my smokes and humidifier almost dry as a bone, the hygrometer reads around 74%. I've ordered another 15 smokes to help absort the humidity and maintain balance. I'm just wondering if the hygrometer is that screwed up and I'm actually starving my smokes for humidity. I guess I'm going to have to get a digital to know for sure. Anyone else have similar problems with the humidy being too high?