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Cigar Oasis Plus/XL shows 73% humidity, Xykar hygrometer shows 61%

apercele79apercele79 Posts: 5

I am currently using the Whynter CWC-351DD Cooler Humidor, which has 6 shelves.

I have the hygrometer all the way on the bottom, and the 6 shelves are up top. The hygrometer is half way, 3 shelves up. As the title says, major discrepancy as far as % humidity.

Should i place the Oasis Plus humidification system on top or the top is fine.

Please advise :)

Thanks in advance!!

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  • apercele79apercele79 Posts: 5

    I meant to ask "should I place the hygrometer up top, somewhere in the middle or just leave it as is, on the bottom?"

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Do you trust either hygrometer reading to be accurate? If so, why?

    Put the Xikar at the top and see if they match.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • apercele79apercele79 Posts: 5

    @peter4jc said:
    Do you trust either hygrometer reading to be accurate? If so, why?

    Put the Xikar at the top and see if they match.

    I really dont, thats why i asked, what tips do the real connoisseurs have?

    Change the place of the Xykar one, change the place of the humidification device, etc. I'm willing to try everything

  • apercele79apercele79 Posts: 5

    @peter4jc said:
    I'd start by putting the hygrometers as close as possible. Then, I'd calibrate the Xikar. Then, I'd find a buyer for the Oasis and switch to Boveda packs.

    Really? I thought these oasis are what i need for the coolidor. Thanks for the advice!!

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,772 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Technically, yours is a wineador; a coolidor is made from a cooler. You can use an Oasis but it adds a level of complication that not many want especially when it also adds expense.

    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • ShawnOLShawnOL Near BostonPosts: 1,716 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Put the humidifier at the bottom. Put one hygrometer on the bottom and one at the top.

  • apercele79apercele79 Posts: 5

    Thank you all for your advice! So glad I posted here; I was getting annoyed with my setup, something needed to change!

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 5,317 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Like Shawn said one at top and bottom because humidity rises.

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