Its been 6 days now, and the RH has been hovering around 73% for the last two days. I'm wondering if it'll ever hit that 84%, despite it being an 84% RH packet.
I am a newbie cigar smoker and a first time poster here on the board but thought I would relate my experience with the 84% packet. I tried one with a new humidor recently. I waited about 48 hours and then opened it up. I checked the humidty and it was 84%. I left the humi closed for another 24 hours and then put the cigars in. For over a month the humidity stayed in the 80's without any humidification whatsoever. I had to take the stogies out and put them in tupperware. I left the humi open for 48 hours and then closed it. I checked the humidity and it was 70%. I put the smokes back in and added the humidor solution. It now stays at 70%. I guess I had over-humidifiied my humi by leaving the packet in so long. Next time, I will just do it the old fashioned way.