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Cigar-20086515Cigar-20086515 Posts: 2
edited April 2018 in Cigar 101
Hi, I decided to treat myself and buy a nice relatively expensive humidor.

I knew I had to season it, so I had polypropylene glycol solution delivered with it.  I used quite a bit of the solution seasoning the humidor... multiple wipes to make sure the wood was well and truly moist.... I now realise that was a mistake... I wasn't supposed to use the solution for seasoning  >_<
The humidity in the front hygrometer reads 70% and the one at the back reads 75%. I've left the humidor open for 24hours, and the humidity hasn't dropped.  The room humidity is about 60%, so I know that isn't the problem. 

Do you guys have any advice?

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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 5,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Just had another post like this a few months ago. I think the consensus was you’ll be fine. Let it dry out some and reseason. 
  • Cigar-20086515Cigar-20086515 Posts: 2
    edited April 2018
    Ah good, that's a relief.

    Would there be a reason why the hygrometer at the front reads 70%, but the one at the back reads 75%?
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ah good, that's a relief.

    Would there be a reason why the hygrometer at the front reads 70%, but the one at the back reads 75%?
    Innacuracy. 




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  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it’s a built in hygrometer then it’s oribably mechanical which means it’s more useful as a sundial than it is at accurately measuring humidity. Don’t rely on it or trust it at all. 
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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 5,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If it’s a built in hygrometer then it’s oribably mechanical which means it’s more useful as a sundial than it is at accurately measuring humidity. Don’t rely on it or trust it at all. 
    Use a digital and do salt test or boveda kit
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Remember that the humidity of the are you live in will have an impact on your humidor. Unless your humidor is sealed completely, which most aren't.

    So, outside humidity, if it is relatively high, will take a long time for your humidor to stabilize. And the size of the humidor will also affect the humidity in it.
    I have a tower and often the upper part of it will be 5% different than the bottom.


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    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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