Humidity Level Preferences; I Like My Cigars At XX% More Than YY%
This came up in a different thread, but thought the discussion might warrant its own thread...
@Hobbes86 picked up some Bovedas, 65% & 69%, and I was wanting to see if he had a good way of determining why he would use which percentage.
Maybe the question should've been why do you/I/we have a preference? It's perhaps a leading question. We say "I prefer X% for my cigars"; I hear it all the time, and I don't doubt the sincerity. I just think it's half hooey and half hogwash (for the most part). If those two Bovedas are 4% different, can we assume they can actually keep every cigar in a storage box at their stated percentage, (even though we don't know that, or how long it'll take a cigar to change its moisture content once we swap Bovedas, or if it matters where in the box the cigar is)? I know I'm not familiar enough with any one cigar (even though I've smoked dozens of many) to say with any degree of certainty that I like them more at X% than Y%. There are just too many variables involved in smoking cigars to make a strong statement about humidity preferences w/o also admitting we really don't know for sure.
Y'all feel free to gang up on me. I will argue forever (unless Frank takes the opposite side; he's way too tenacious and makes long posts) that we are convincing ourselves of something we can't objectively find reasons for.