we always talk about RH.Lasabar:So do I take any solice in the "Relative Humidity"? or is that if it's 60Degrees or 80Degrees it should always be at 67%Rh???
"whats your RH?"
"i keep my humi at 65% RH"
The relative humidity of an air-water mixture is defined as the ratio of the partial pressure of water vapor in the mixture to the saturated vapor pressure of water at a prescribed temperature.
uhh... what? Pressure? do i now need a barometer in my humidor?
no. no you dont. vapor pressure is basicly the the pressure that water feels to vaporise.
damn science getting in the way of a good time...instead of dealing with the vapor pressure and all that we can estimate RH if we know temp and the dew point temp. ...long story very short when the temp changes the dewpoint does as well. the lower the temp the lower the dew point the less water in the air. bla bla bla science bla bla bla...
when we say "RH" we actually mean "RH at 70* fahrenheit" since 70/70 is accepted for some reason in the cigar world we all say RH on the assumption that the humi is at 70*f.
the reality is we are all talking about "AH"
if im not mistaken our hygrometers are reading Abolute Humidity. thats easy to understand. Absolute humidity is the mass of water vapor per cubic meter of air.
so as long as you keep your humidor at bout 70*f you can speak in RH if not....
personally i plan in staying with RH. its what im used to.
one more fear. If you have your humidor at 70% AH and the temp sudenly drops outside your humidor to about 35* would that cause some of the water to condense on the inside walls of the humidor?
ok... i hope i didnt botch that up too bad. Im not a meterologest, im a cook.
...who smokes cigars.