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Ci-Gel DECREASED humidity? Surely not!

I put a new Ci-Gel 2oz into my 7 drawer humidor when the hygrometer read 68%. I wake up to a 65% reading.

Any idea what the deal is?


  • The SniperThe Sniper Posts: 3,910
    Different products are created to different set points, and some will absorb humidity as well as release it. Check the container and see if its rated for 65% RH or 70% RH. Im guessing since you asked you were either trying to maintain the 68% you had or raise it, but I wouldnt sweat it too much - the majority of guys around here will tell you that 65% RH is right where you want it to be.

  • Geno5000Geno5000 Posts: 56
    Thanks for the heads up. I generally prefer 72% or so, but my palate really isn't discerning enough to feel the difference yet.
  • sightunseensightunseen Posts: 2,130
    65%-70% is definitely ok. You can run into burn issues if your RH is too high, especially on oily cigars. An overhumidified cigar can also become harsh.
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