Tupperware Storage

So I store the cigars that wont fit in my humidor in a tupperware with a lid. inside is have 1 boveda packet 60g, 69% but the hydrometer reads at 78% which is asking for mold. Now I have 2 60g 72% packets in my humidor and it reads at a perfect 72% humidity. Im not sure what to do about the Tupperware asI dont want the cigars inside to get moldy or be to humid and not stay lit

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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 7,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    maybe put a partially dried out 69% boveda in the tupperware to suck up some of the extra moisture.
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Can I safely assume that you wouldn't be posting those humidity percentages if you weren't positive the readings are accurate because you calibrated the hyGrometer.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Cigar-20065753Cigar-20065753 Posts: 3
    correct. Even further I put the same hydrometer in my humi and it gives the expected reading of 72% which where i try to keep it with 72% boveda but the tupperdor have lower percentage boveda and are reading almost 105 higher 
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,029 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice to know your hyGrometers are accurate.

    Are these new Bovedas, or ones that have been recharged?

    I'd suggest taking the Boveda out of the Tupperware for a day or three and see what happens.
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • Cigar-20065753Cigar-20065753 Posts: 3
    they are new ones. ill try it out thanks 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,960 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hydrometer:  A float for measuring specific gravity of a liquid

    Hygrometer:  A device used to measure humidity

    We're a little picky, here.  Not trying to give you a hard time, just introducing you to the terminology of our hobby.
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