I need to pick some brains here, at times I place orange peels in my humidor. Couple of weeks ago my humidity was below 70 so I placed my element in distilled water and placed back in my box. My box when I do this shoots up to close to 100 percent, I then crack open my box a bit and even remove the element to get the humidity down. Today I was placing some new cigar in and I had green mold on an orange peel on the 2nd level of my humditor.. I removed the peels and removed all the cigars, some close to the mold where wrapped so they were okay a couple I threw out. I washed out the bottom of the box and also I placed it in the sun to dry out. I guess I know what caused it the high humidity in the box plus the peels. It seems that when my humidity gets under 70 and a dip my element in distilled water and place back into box, my humidity shoots way up and at times takes a while to come down. I used to make it sit in distilled for 3 minutes, but last time for a minute and I still had the problem. I have about 40 cigars in my box.. going forward the peels are a done deal, but the high rise of the humidity and the time it takes to level out drives me nuts.
Is there a better way to do things before I blow all my cigars?
Plus I live in florida, and keep my box which has 2 levels and a glass top in a desk cabinet. Any idea's should I take it out of closet, leave on desk?
Any advise would help, maybe better system to buy for humidity?
Thanks I need a smoke...