Box of Cigars dropped RH by 8%?
New to humidors and novice at cigars. Thanks in advance for help.
Wife bought me a humidor for my bday in May - Case Elegance Glass Top. Seasoned over the course of several weeks using jus the hydro tray and solution; held steady above 70% per instructions for 5 days before adding a few cigars I got for Fathers Day and it maintained 68-70% for over a month. New box of 24 Tabak Especial cigars arrives last week (my first box order since this is my first humidor) and put them in. RH dropped to 62% and now bounces between 60-63%.
So... what (if anything) did I do wrong? Is it normal to drop that much RH after adding a box. I will say the box is VERY full now, but I could fit a few more in there if I had to.
I am using the Case Elegance hyrdotray with gel and the CE brand solution; the gel is not at all dried out. Should I just try the hydro stick wetted down with solution? Case Elegance specifically says not to use the Boveda packs, but just don't want to screw up $180 worth of cigars!