Home Cigar 101
Options

Humidor was starting to get too humid

robert233robert233 Posts: 2

Hello all! I'm pretty new to this but I got a humidor recently and I just seasoned it and everything and got the humidity to about 77% for a constant 2 days and so I then put my cigars into it after that. The humidity stays around 76% constantly when I leave the humidification device (from Savoy) in. If I take it out it stays around 72% humidity. Problem is I took out the humidifier for about 2 days and left it in a plastic bag. Worried I shouldn't have left it zipped up in a plastic bag for two days. (Don't know how long it takes for mold to start). Assuming it's perfectly fine should I just leave the humidifier in and have it stay at 76% humidity?

Comments

  • Options
    robert233robert233 Posts: 2

    Yes it's a digital hygrometer that I calibrated based off of the directions given

  • Options
    ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,549 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ditch the humidifier and use boveda. You're welcome.

    Trapped in the People's Communits Republic of Massachusetts.

  • Options
    Rdp77Rdp77 Posts: 6,127 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2022

    What is the climate that humidor is being kept in? What is the climate that you live in? How large of a humidor? How many cigars? What is the ambient temperature where they are being kept? Do you open it often?
    My point is that there are too many variables when dealing with things that can absorb and disperse humidity so easily and often…such as wood. Most humidification devices that go in humidors are junk. Boveda is foolproof. But them in what rh% you want and put them in. Most of us here prefer 65-69%. I’m sure you’ve heard the 70-70 bullshìt. It’s exactly that…bullshìt.
    You’ll have to experiment. No one here can know all your variables well enough to help except with this advice….set the pretty humidor on a desk or somewhere to be seen. Buy a cooler to store your cigars in and buy boveda packs.

  • Options
    Hobbes86Hobbes86 Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tried to make a go of wooden humidors a couple of times. Setting up a Tupperware or cooler that has a good seal is much easier. Boveda really makes the job easy because it doesn't just add rh but also removes excess rh from the air. The environment stays very stable so long as you aren't constantly opening it. If you want some Spanish cedar you can add some blocks in there as well.

    "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

  • Options
    VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 16,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A real man uses a wood box.

    Don't look ↑
  • Options
    Hobbes86Hobbes86 Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VegasFrank said:
    A real man uses a wood box.

    Some real men use a wood box, but a wood box does not a real man make.

    "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

  • Options
    YaksterYakster Posts: 25,967 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Funny how cigars are stored in boxes, coffins, jars, and urns. I think my Mom has my Dad's ashes in a cigar box.

    Join us on Zoom vHerf (Meeting # 2619860114 Password vHerf2020 )
Sign In or Register to comment.