CIGAR RESOURCES
 
HOME
CIGAR DATABASE
CIGAR REVIEWS
CIGAR PASSES
CIGAR PLACES
CIGAR NEWS
MY HUMIDOR
FORUMS
CALENDARS
ARTICLES
CIGAR SIZER
PHOTO ALBUMS
QUOTES
SITE LINKS
SHOPPING
 
SITE RESOURCES
 
ARCADE
LOGON
MEMBERS LIST
HUMIDORS
SEARCH FORUMS
SEARCH CIGARS
SEARCH REVIEWS
POINTS SYSTEM
 
ABOUT US
 
WHO WE ARE?
CONTACT US
ADVERTISE
 
RSS FEEDS
 
FORUMS
REVIEWS
 
SPONSORS









You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )


Random quote: "The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them." -Robert Frost
- (Added by: Administrator)



The DEATH of me
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Lounge -> Humidors and StorageMessage format
 
LTCigarNut
Posted 2/10/2015 5:28 AM (#537517)
Subject: The DEATH of me


Member

Joined: 2/10/2015

Posts: 5


Points: 5

Feedback Rating: 0


I have done the wipedown method in my main humidor. I have calibrated my hydrometers. I have used beads, humidification bricks (with the wire mesh on the front that stick to your lid via magnets), etc. This is a losing battle. I might just go to tupperware. Seems I can get a better chance at 70/70 that way. I am at my wits end with this. Are the electronic humidors worth it? Or do you have to fight with them as well? I am game for a wine-a-dor, or a specifically made electric humidor.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ntanner
Posted 2/10/2015 5:38 AM (#537519 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Guru

Joined: 4/19/2011

Posts: 7398
50002000100100100252525

Points: 11818
500050001000500100100100
Feedback Rating: 42
Location: Sasquatch territory

Badges:
Have you checked youre humi for leak's. It shouldn't be completely air tight but it should be tight enough that there is a slight woosh of air as the lid is closed. I had a problem like this once and it was a bad seal on my humidor. After determining were it was leaking I used some food grade silicone to seal up the leak and it has worked like a champ ever since.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
bigjohn20081983
Posted 2/10/2015 5:51 AM (#537524 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Expert

Joined: 6/16/2012

Posts: 1481
1000100100100100252525

Points: 1811
1000500100100100
Feedback Rating: 11
Location: Florida the devil comes & says its 2 hot here

Badges:
The seal is a great thing to check. Also I know some of the guys and gals here have had good luck keeping hard to regulate humidors regulated using kitty litter. Might be worth
a shot. AAlso jjust cucurious but are you sure you had enough beads etc for the size humidor you have.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
NebNorse
Posted 2/10/2015 5:52 AM (#537525 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Extreme Veteran

Joined: 8/10/2012

Posts: 337
10010010025

Points: 537
50025
Feedback Rating: 5
Location: Nebraska

Badges:
I had headaches with my tower when I first got it. A few hours and a roll or 2 of masking tape and I had the door sealed.

To check the gap between the lid and the humi I used a dollar bill. If it could slide through, it was too big of a gap.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
DonM
Posted 2/10/2015 6:22 AM (#537538 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: RE: The DEATH of me



Elite Guru

Joined: 1/11/2009

Posts: 12645
50005000200050010025

Points: 17520
5000500050002000500
Feedback Rating: 79
Location: The Nature Coast

Badges:
Sounds like the symptoms of a leak for sure. How many cigars do you have in it and is it close to capacity? Humidors seem to stabilize better when they are full. Lastly, why are you shooting for 70/70? My preference for RH is 65%, I think 70 % is too high, it creates burn issues etc where @ 65% cigars seem to smoke and burn better IMO

Edited by DonM 2/10/2015 6:23 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mojo66
Posted 2/10/2015 7:45 AM (#537572 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Elite Expert

Joined: 4/7/2013

Posts: 5532
500050025

Points: 7557
500020005002525
Feedback Rating: 77
Location: GWN

Badges:
Like most said already it does sound like a leak problem for sure. I mean it's completely normal to have fluctuations in a wooden humidor but you shouldn't have to fight with it all the time. A good two way humidification device (Beads, Bovedas etc.) should take care of maintaining RH.

My wooden humidors fluctuate 1 or 2% which is not a problem. My Wineador and coolerdore don't fluctuate at all.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
LTCigarNut
Posted 2/10/2015 8:19 AM (#537577 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me


Member

Joined: 2/10/2015

Posts: 5


Points: 5

Feedback Rating: 0


It is a 100 capacity humidor. I got it from Cigars International. I am going to give it the flashlight test soon. As for the beads I have in it, it is a large blue canister of them (rated for up to 200 sticks. There is a slight swoosh when i close it. AND there is a piece of cedar that joins the lid to the box. Seems snug. Even has a key lock. Just put the warm distilled water in it. We shall see.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SparklePony
Posted 2/10/2015 8:20 AM (#537578 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Elite Veteran

Joined: 8/9/2014

Posts: 760
5001001002525

Points: 1410
1000100100100100
Feedback Rating: 39
Location: Massachusetts

Badges:
I'm an Official Wineador Ambassador (ok, there's no such thing, but I love mine). I use a Newair cc-300. There are smaller ones. And if you order from here, be sure to look for coupons online because you can get it for significantly less. I also use kitty litter, which has been FABULOUS. Just my two cents.

http://www.air-n-water.com/product/cc-300.htm
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Longhorn
Posted 2/10/2015 8:26 AM (#537580 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Guru

Joined: 4/22/2012

Posts: 6572
500010005002525

Points: 9987
500020002000500100100100100252525
Feedback Rating: 224


Badges:
A picture would be helpful - as noted, air gaps in smaller (e.g. table tops) is problematic.

I allow a small amount of leakage for my larger humidors (built in and cabinet) to ensure adequate air circulation. The larger humidors require electronic humidifiers capable of throwing off a lot of humidity and moving air.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jackal
Posted 2/10/2015 9:13 AM (#537587 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Elite Guru

Joined: 3/19/2009

Posts: 12953
5000500020005001001001001002525

Points: 46633
500050005000500050005000500050005000100050010025
Feedback Rating: 263
Location: Anaheim Hills, California

Badges:
A good test for lid seal is to close the lid over a dollar bill. Then pull the bill out. It should slide out, but there should be good resistance.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ddub10
Posted 2/13/2015 2:49 PM (#538191 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me


Member

Joined: 1/21/2015

Posts: 6


Points: 6

Feedback Rating: 0


I was having this same issue, trying to get my humi to 70/70.. but I finally realized, after reading the numbers I wrote down for about 2 weeks, that my humi was steady at 68/66 +-1 ... Which is fine.... I'd say do your tests to ensure your humidor isn't the issue.. if not, I'd be happy with anything in the region of 65-70/65-70 .... After all, the goal is to ensure your cigars are well kept, smokable and flavorful... Not so much to be crazy about obtaining the false perfection of "70/70" ..
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Camshaft83
Posted 2/13/2015 5:54 PM (#538245 - in reply to #538191)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Extreme Expert

Joined: 6/8/2013

Posts: 2846
200050010010010025

Points: 4961
200020005001001001001002525
Feedback Rating: 35
Location: Honeyville, Utah

Badges:
ddub10 - 2/13/2015 3:49 PM

I was having this same issue, trying to get my humi to 70/70.. but I finally realized, after reading the numbers I wrote down for about 2 weeks, that my humi was steady at 68/66 +-1 ... Which is fine.... I'd say do your tests to ensure your humidor isn't the issue.. if not, I'd be happy with anything in the region of 65-70/65-70 .... After all, the goal is to ensure your cigars are well kept, smokable and flavorful... Not so much to be crazy about obtaining the false perfection of "70/70" ..


X2
Top of the page Bottom of the page
1029henry
Posted 2/13/2015 11:26 PM (#538286 - in reply to #537517)
Subject: Re: The DEATH of me



Expert

Joined: 9/29/2011

Posts: 1591
1000500252525

Points: 1816
1000500100100100
Feedback Rating: 3
Location: SoCal

Badges:
Rubbermaid container or Igloo cooler ($20 at Target), Boveda packs or Silica cat litter, Spanish cedar trays or boxes. I've had nothing but headaches with wood humidors, especially in the varying super dry/super humid weather we have in SoCal. Since switching to the afore-mentioned plastic ware.....zero problems, my cigars are in perfect condition. I'm not sure why cigar smokers are obsessed with wood humidors. They simply don't keep a proper RH level.

Also, you will find that your cigars will smoke waaaaaaay better at around 65% than 70%.

Best of luck with your RH issues. Cheers!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread


(Delete all cookies set by this site)

Connect with us:             Del.icio.us

Home  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise  |  Cigar Passes  |  Cigar Database  |  Virtual Humidor  |  Forums 

Copyright © 2007-2020 Cigar Geeks, Inc. All rights reserved.    Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service