Humi issue - blocked humidity?
asolomon Posts: 128 ✭
I got a CCOM 20ct with one of those sponge things hanging at the top with a magnet. I used to have my digital hygro lying on top of some cigars, so basically right by the humidifier, and it read 65%-70% depending on the time of day. Then I found I had room to move it to the bottom today so I did, and now it's reading 60%. Ah! Does this sound like some bizarre variation or is there something to be concerned about here? If the humidity really is reaching some parts of this (small) humi less, should I be concerned that some of the cigars in there are dried out? Where's the best place to put a hygro and how's best to spread humidity?
Yes, humid air is less dense than dry air but another thing that may cause your RH change from top to bottom would be time spent in the humi. Its going to take some time for that sponge to convert to water vapor and then totally fill the humidor. The fact that you are having such high varriation near the sponge makes me thing the sponge is underpowered for that humidor.
In short, get some beads and your life will be much easier.
When I read your first post I got the idea that your Hygrometer was right below your humidifier. I would say it was so close that you were getting a direct reading from the sponge, but not an overall humidity reading from the area inside the humi. When you moved it, it became more accurate in the reading of the overall humidity of the humi. Just my thoughts. Good luck with the beads... they rock.