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    Quote Originally Posted by jrfoxx View Post
    The hygrometer was calibrated only a couple months ago, so it should be good to go.

    Good point, if they are burning and tasting fine, I'm just being a bit of a worry wart.

    Just got used to tupperdors and constant, exact rh in them.

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    What are you using for a hygrometer? Analog or digital?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
    What are you using for a hygrometer? Analog or digital?


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    Digital. Boveda Butler specifically

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    I keep my wooden humidors in side my plastic tubs it slows down the fluxuations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanS View Post
    I keep my wooden humidors in side my plastic tubs it slows down the fluxuations.


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    That's an interesting idea. Both of mine are way too big for any of my tupperdors.

    If the humidor rh continues dropping until its basically the rh of my room, I'll just give it to a former Army WAC here who mentioned she needed something nice to keep her jewelry in, and go back to my reliable tupperdors.

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    I'm not sure people realize how long it takes to season a dry wood humidor using passive humidity sources like Boveda. Even Boveda suggests 14 days with their 84% packs for seasoning a dry box before adding your smokes. When I brought my desktop out of storage, I gave it 3 weeks with the 3/8" cedar liner.

    Here's a current example. This cooler holds 9 sealed Sistema boxes and an open tub of tubos. I added a large dry cedar singles tray to the cooler with a large Xikar Crystals jar that's capable of pumping out 85% humidity back on April 17. Notice how long it's taken to bring the sealed cooler back up to 70% RH (today May 5th) with the dry singles tray sponging up the humidity. The cedar in this singles tray is maybe half that of the total cubic inches in the liner of a 100 count humidor if the lid is also cedar lined. It takes a long time to passively humidify dry cedar. It also takes a long time to dehumidify seasoned cedar and that's what makes it so awesome for cigar storage.


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    Yeah, mine read 85% for the first week after seasoning, and I added cigars when it got to 70% which took another couple weeks.

    In the end, I think it's just too poor of a seal to hold any reasonable rh, so I emptied the contents into my big humidor which is holding nicely at around 64%, and you can feel th wood rubbing when yo close the lid.

    Gave the small one to our former Army WAC for her jewelry.

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    The day you get to the point you can just judge your cigars by look and feel it will be magical. I get people worry about ruining their cigars bur I feel like over time you dont sweat the small things and just enjoy them. Sounds like you did your due diligence. If you are more comfortable with a tuperdor then go that way. Cigars should be a point of enjoyment not stress.
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    Some humidor have a thin bottom and can lose humidity there. Also the more stuff in the humidor can mitigate large swings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombstone View Post
    The day you get to the point you can just judge your cigars by look and feel it will be magical. I get people worry about ruining their cigars bur I feel like over time you dont sweat the small things and just enjoy them. Sounds like you did your due diligence. If you are more comfortable with a tuperdor then go that way. Cigars should be a point of enjoyment not stress.
    Words of wisdom there.

    I try not to sweat anything too much as long as they smoke good, but I have a lit of money tied up in my cigars, so I do worry even though I shouldn't.

    As much as I love the look of wood, tupperdors are just too perfectly sealing and hold steady rh and require no monitoring, and thus are worry free, so just going to go back to tupperdors so I dont have anything to worry about.

    Appreciate everyone's input. In the end, it was a cheap humidor that just doesn't seal well enough to bother with.

    Gave it to my friend who was the last of the Army WAC's since she mentioned needing something for her jewelry. It will work better for that.

    I friggin love cigars

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