Need Temperature Advice

arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
Ok have not been on here in some time but have had family problems. I bought a humidor some time ago and was having a lot problems with it. Later found out that it had only 1/8 inch ceder wood in it so it would not hold RH worth a damn. So just recently my mom bought me a bday gift of a new humidor. She got me the 5 Vegas box humidor. I like it a lot but am having a problem with keeping the temp down. I live in the Mohave desert it gets hot here ( like 120 and higher) I keep the ac at 79 in the summer but in the winter ( like now ) I turn it off when its cooler ( for us like 75 deg) With the temp that high the humidor gets up to 79 or 80 with a RH at 64--70 I have been reading a lot about the right temp and RH. I need to know if anyone here has any ideas how to fix this or are the temp and rh ok ? I was looking at the Newair CC-300 does anyone here have this unit? If so does it work?(keep the temp down)

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  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Welcome to California problems! I have found that the only way to keep the temp below 70 is with a wineador. I also have a desktop and a coolidor that regularly get close to 80. As long as the rh stays around 65 everything is ok. I've found that if the rh gets closer to 70, I run into mold problems.  I check for beetles pretty regularly though. There's a couple great threads on freezing to prevent beetles that you might want to check out. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    I have tried the freezing method but thought it made the cigars have a bite and loose of flavor to me. The Newair CC-300 is a wineador I don't under stand how they work. I know they have a computer fan in them but do they keep the RH good? 
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2016
    I don't have a newair, but the one I have holds 65 degrees with 62- 65% rh without any problems. I use boveda packs in it. 

    I just looked at it and it seems like it would be a great unit. Already has all the drawers and everything! Get a good digital hygrometer and you're all set. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    How many boveda pack at a time and how often do you change them?Do you know the cu feet of it? Or how many cigars it holds? The Newair holds 400 and is 2.5 cu feet
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not sure about the cu ft size of mine. It holds about 300 sticks or so. It started life as a wine fridge. I bought drawers and shelves to convert it. I use 2 large boveda per drawer (probably overkill) with 2 stuck to the roof. As for the life of the boveda, I just recharge them and use them over and over. They are about 2 years old now and just as good as the day I got them. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    Didn't know you could recharge them (newb lol ) DO you just soak them in distilled water?How long? And Thank you for the help :)
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You can soak them but I don't. I place them in a Tupperware container with a small bowl of distilled water. It takes a few days but I don't have to think about them. I rotate them out every couple weeks. Don't sweat the newb thing. We all are in one way or another! 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    So its like they recharge them selves lol
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yup. I like to keep it simple. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    What RH boveda packs do you use? And how many grams are they?
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use the 60 gram 65% ones. I used the 69% for a while but I've found that I like my cigars a little drier. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    You said two per shelf so how many in total? in the humidor at a time sorry if I am asking to many questions 
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    No need to apologize. That's why we're all here. I have 6 or so in the wineador at any given time. Sometimes more if they're all charged up. I figure more is better.  :D

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    I was reading that if you use more its just more efficiently and need to be replaced less often. So I think that will be the best for me. I will buy the 20 pack of 65 rh 60 gram packs and get the Newair CC-300 that sould be enough packs 10 per change thank you for the help I will let you know how it works out can I send you a freind request and how do I do that lol 
  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I don't know if there are friend requests on this forum. We do have a pretty neat newsletter if you're interested though. PM me your address and I'll send you a copy. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    Did I do that right?

  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    or did you want my email address

  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I got it. I'll send it out Monday morning. Poke around the forums a bit. There's a great group of folks around here. Also, if you haven't already you should introduce yourself in the welcome thread. 

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    I did that a long time ago lol back in 2014 wow seems longer than that a lot has gone on for me since then' good and bad but that's life 
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    and thank you again lol

  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,355 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^ imposter.... :neutral:
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  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Too funny!

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you [email protected]$# with me, I’ll kill you all.” -Gen. James Mattis, USMC
  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    Wow you don't know how funny I just changed my pic because when I was on here before I had the same pic as someone else. I guess I will change it again lol

  • arch72arch72 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    OK if anyone has this one please let me know lol
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    65/65 or 62/65 are what I like and yeah the pic threw me off a little. For me higher temp lower rh. Lower temp reasonable rh. Imho lower temps are always the way to go! Less mold and more promising aging potential 
    Money can't buy taste
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