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checking the hydrometer once its calibrated

I calibrated my digital hydrometer how do i know i did it right, do i do another salt test if so for how long. I just want to make sure its right. I have to much money invested in cigars for it to be wrong. Can some one answer that for me. Thanks


  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,589 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I used to go the salt-test route, but found it had too many variables; salt too wet, salt too dry, etc.  So now I buy a Boveda calibration kit - comes with the zip bag and a 75% Boveda pack.

    I suppose you could use any Boveda pack and a ziplock, and then go off of that too.
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  • LoyaltyLoyalty Posts: 15
    Thank you for responding i dont have a boveda pack i was just wondering was there another way to check it after calibration
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  • LoyaltyLoyalty Posts: 15
    I have already calibrated it with the salt test i just want to know how do i know its calibrated right is there a test for that checking it after calibration. But thank you for the site
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,728 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just repeat the process.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The way you're phrasing the question puzzles me. The salt test is the way you check it. If it read 75%RH during the salt test, it is correct. You know at that point that it is reading correctly. Your humidor needs to be somewhere between 65% and 70%. Is there a reason you need to verify it further? Are you getting readings that are outside the desired range? 

    Also, I want to ask, is this your first time setting up a humidor? If so, have you seasoned the humidor first? That's a whole other exercise in cigar basics. 
  • LoyaltyLoyalty Posts: 15
    no its not my first time its a new humidor and i seasoned it and its a new hydroset 2 hydrometer i just wanted to make sure it calibrated right before i put my cigars in it. Its habbit my job i just use to double checking certain things making sure i didnt make a mistake thats all. I guess i will just put every thing together and see what happens. Thank you for responding
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, Like waylaff said,  the only way to double check would be to go through the salt test process again. I shoulda just said that first. LOL

    Welcome to the forum Loyalty. 
  • LoyaltyLoyalty Posts: 15
    Thank you, thats what i will do is repeat the test .
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,089 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I spose you could get two hygrometers, calibrate each independently, then set them side by side in the box to check whether they read the same.
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