The - Salt Test 101

CastleCrestCastleCrest Posts: 51
Cigars taste best when they are kept at the right RH.
RH stands for Relative humidity.
It is important to test your hygrometers for accuracy.
This is done by something called a salt test.
Salt test is pretty simple to do, here is how I do it:
Take a plastic bottle cap and fill it with Kosher salt.
Add just enough water to make a paste.
I use Distilled water, the same water I use for my humidor.
Place to bottle cap in a glass jar or Tupperware container.
(I have heard of people using ziplock bags{doubled} but find it harder that way.
Place your Hygrometer in the container and let sit over night.
Salt gives off an RH of 75%
The next day you look at the reading on your Hygrometer and see how close it is.
Make a note - or + from the 75% mark and your done.
I like to keep my cigars at 63%-64%

I know 70% is recommended in most places, I find it to high & IMHO
My cigars smoke better at 64%
Hope this helps you smoke better tasting cigars!
CC

Comments

  • EJS54EJS54 Posts: 12
    Thanks for the tip. I will try this tomorrow evening as I have 2 that read out differently in my primary igloodor. I have used a variety of methods, some by the products instructions.....they seem to work more or less, usually less.

    --Eric
  • jihiggsjihiggs Posts: 468
    If salt puts out 75%, shouldn't the hygro read 75% also?
  • CastleCrestCastleCrest Posts: 51
    jihiggs:
    If salt puts out 75%, shouldn't the hygro read 75% also?


    Yes -
Sign In or Register to comment.