So....I put the coolie together on Monday, tossed some cedar in there, did the wipedown as the cedar was very dry in this instance. Saw the inital spike over 90 for 1-2 days, pulled the sponge, tossed a gel jar in there and it hung in the 80's for the next 2 days. I left it open tonight while I smoked and it went down into the 70's. My experience is RH will drop with smokes, but are you guys seeing higher RH in the coolidors with less seasoning needed? I've always been patient with the humidor's honestly to get them dialed. I plan on using beads, just have not ordered them yet...though I have enough, I prefer overkill for regulation. I have enough gel for it now too, but the heartfelt beads have been the most consistent for holding RH IMO. Anyways, let me know your RH experiences with the coolidors. I am not in need of the storage...yet, but will be shortly. All I need is a reason to fill it and some BOTL's to mess with.