Need Suggestions or Insight
Hey guys, I could really use a little help in trying to regulate my RH. I've got a 100 ct humidor that seemed to be holding at a steady 62-63% for the past 2 months or so. I've been using the analog hygrometer it came with and have been worried about its accuracy. For these 2 months I've had the humidor packed with the foam humidifier it came with, every pillow I've received with orders (~6) and an uncovered shot glass filled with a mixture of distilled water and PG. Now to the point. I went and got a Xikar digital hygrometer yesterday and calibrated it according to the salt test directions. After sitting in the bag with salt water for over 4 hours the reading was 66%, so I recalibrated it to 75%. After putting it in the humidor, it read 90% after about 2 hours! I immediately removed all the humidification and went to bed. This morning (about 8 hours without humidification of any kind) it still read 90%. I understand that the cedar and cigars (49 in the humidor) will regulate the RH for a while, but I would have thought it should have dropped a little over night. Do you guys think there is something wrong with the new hygrometer? Should I try calibrating it again? Should I buy some 65% beads (where I'd like my RH to be) and not even wet them to see if they absorb the excess moisture? I'm really hoping that the hygrometer is off for some reason, but I was very careful to calibrate it correctly. Sorry for such a long post, but I checked past posts and needed to ask my question specifically. Thanks for any help.