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twistedstemtwistedstem Posts: 3,912 ✭✭✭✭✭

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.
I have a couple questions about my Coolidor.
It's a 54 quart igloo marine .
Have been using it for almost a year now. The Coolidor has been rock solid at 65 degrees and 62% humidity for the entire time. Until about a month ago. I reorganized the cigars inside. Which I do monthly. Introduced one new boveda pack and black ice jar. And it has been at 72% humidity since then.ive removed the boveda pack. Left it open for hours at a time. But once it's closed up for a day to. Right back to 72??? Wife has suggested put one those humidity controllers that c.com sells. Has anyone tried one?? Any suggestions would be much apprecited

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  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020

    It’s probably the black ice. When I use them in my cooler it goes high just like yours. Same with the KL, if I sprits it then it’s ok but but if I use a lot of water I goes high for a couple days. I generally only use the black ice when I add in a new box of cigars.


    It will go back down to 65-68 in a week

  • Usaf06Usaf06 Posts: 10,302 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Leave the boveda (if it's lower then 72) and take out the black ice

    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill

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  • IndustMechIndustMech Posts: 4,300 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Change the battery in your Hygrometer

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
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    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 14,481 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Don't use a hygrometer. Nick doesn't. Don't use black ice. Use boveda and that's it.

    Disclaimer:. I know nothing about coolidors.

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  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2020

    It doesn’t take a lot in a cooler. Here is a zoomed in view of the bottom hydrometer near the black ice. It records high and low. It was 67% before the black ice was added.

    I have a couple boveda packs throughout. I keep a pack in most closed boxes. The general cooler is just 3 small containers of kitty litter that gets a light spritz of water about once a month. It’s a 120 or 150 qt, can’t remember the exact size.

  • RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,784 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Go strictly boveda. That’s how they meant to work.

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