I have 65% heartfelt beads too... they usually leave my humi around 65-68... but I can regulate it by changing the size of my water cup that I use to provide the humidity. I leave my beads dry and let them absorb the excess humidity until I see the RH go up higher than I want (I cant do that as of now... my new hygrometer is being shipped as we speak.... so I have no gauge at all LOL) When the RH gets too high I take the water cup out or change it to a shot glass. the regulate that way.
Uh, the beads are intended to absorb excess moisture from the air and release it when necessary. They're not intended to be humidifiers. If you saturate the beads they can't absorb as they're supposed to. The proper way to use them is to leave them dry and use a humidifier to hold the water. Some folks use a shot glass or similar and some folks use a puck-style humidifier. I think this is the most misunderstood element in all of cigar-dom and I can't count the number of times I've explained it....
That is inaccurate according to heartfelt @jlmarta. They are just like bovedas in the fact that they are a 2 way humidification device. I use 65% beads in 1 cooler and it is always rock solid at 65. If it goes lower I know I need to add moisture to my beads.
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http://www.heartfeltindustries.com/faq.aspRead the first FAQ. Heartfelt beads are not pure silica gel.
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Sorry for causing all this commotion with that question. Everybody's gonna hate the new guy!
WAY TO GO!!! YOURE RIPPING APART OUR FAMILY!!!!
11 posts and you've pissed everyone off.... I kid I kid! ;-)
Welcome to aboard BTW.