Winter Time Humidification Problem
I have a winter time humidification problem. First, here's my setup: - I have a Madeline 50 count humidor with about 20 - 25 cigars in it (5 in the top tray, the rest underneath), - a madeline humidifier (rectangular, green foam filled) attached to the top of the humidor, - and a Xikar 4 oz. crystal humidifier jar in the bottom of the humidor. I will refill the rectangular humidifier with distilled water, but will refill it with Xikar PG solution every third time. I follow the same refilling method with the crystal humidifier jar. I have two Western Caliber III digital hygrometers (one on the top shelf and one on the bottom) which I've calibrated with a Humidipak 72. Here's my issue: I've measured my foam, rectangular humidifier empty (5 oz.), and I've measured it filled to the max (6 oz.). So let's say: Day 1: I'll fill the foam, rectangular humidifier to 6 oz. and fill the crystal humidifier jar to the max line. Day 2: I'll check the hygrometers and they'll read 62%. Day 3: I'll check the hygrometers and they'll read 64%. Day 4: I'll check the hygrometers and they'll read 65%. Day 5: I'll check the hygrometers and they'll read 62%. It dropped. So I'll check the weight on my rectangular humidifier and it will read 5.7 oz. and the crystal humidifier jar will still look full. If I just put it back and wait another day or three the humidity level will drop again to like 60% but the rectangular humidifier will only read 5.6 oz. while the jar still looks at max. My question is why is the humidity dropping if there's still enough PG solution in both humidifiers?