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Do Humidors Die?
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The Fish
Posted 3/16/2015 10:24 AM (#545926)
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My humidor is about 7yrs old and is what I believe to be a 50-75 count humidor.. Currently I have about 57 sticks in there and they seem to be kinda dry..
I use two 69% RH Boveda packs and have a digital hygrometer.. After setting and testing the hygrometer it only reads between 62 / 66 RH...
Do I need a new humidor? Do I have to scrap the Boveda packs for something else? (I'd hate to do that coz I lust bought 24pks that were on sale from CI)
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you in advance!
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Joelala
Posted 3/16/2015 10:30 AM (#545927 - in reply to #545926)
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IMHO the only way a humidor is dead is if you put flavored infused sticks inside or if the seal is broken somehow. Make sure Hyrgo is calibrated properly and make sure the seal is good.
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Vroomp
Posted 3/16/2015 10:35 AM (#545928 - in reply to #545926)
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Boveda packs may be re-hydrated easily by soaking or just placing in seal bag with moisture. The humidor may have a bad seal if it was working well before and no longer keeps proper RH. Check the seal by putting a light inside (like a bright flashlight) or use a piece of paper and close the lid on it and see if it can be removed easily by sliding it out. Dropping the lid when open a couple inches it should not slam but, close slow and force the air out. This could all be due to dramatic RH change in your home as well....66% isn't bad at all!
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Posted 3/16/2015 11:31 AM (#545937 - in reply to #545926)
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Also, I think according to Boveda's website you should use more than 2 packs in your humidor, they state 2-4+. I read someplace you want 1 for the humidor and 1 for every 25 cigars. I would toss a couple more Boveda packs in and see how that works...there is no such thing as too many, they won't go over the stated % and the more you have the less they have to work/should last longer.

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Posted 3/16/2015 12:08 PM (#545940 - in reply to #545926)
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I have to agree with Brian I don't thing you have enough boveda paks.You can't use to many.The more you use the longer they last and you can rehydrate them
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Posted 3/16/2015 1:44 PM (#545957 - in reply to #545926)
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They only die when your wife takes a hammer to em and then cuts up all the cigars inside. She's now my exwife and this is what she did when I was on a business trip and came back home to see the ruins. I got even with her....when she went to work the next day me and my razor knife had a party with her clothes in the closet...made discreet cuts in her pants in the rear....cuts in the sleeves on the shoulders in the back.....rolled some Heet Linament inside her panties and for the creme de la creme I cut through all of her heels on her shoes about half way....silent message saying...Don't Eff with my cigars. She filed for divorce a week later....what a shame!
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Posted 3/16/2015 2:41 PM (#545964 - in reply to #545926)
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Wow. What a story
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Posted 3/16/2015 2:52 PM (#545967 - in reply to #545964)
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Kevin48438 - 3/16/2015 5:41 PM Wow. What a story

 One wonders where they got some material for the movie....War of the Roses.

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Posted 3/16/2015 4:09 PM (#545988 - in reply to #545957)
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Cigary - 3/16/2015 4:44 PM

They only die when your wife takes a hammer to em and then cuts up all the cigars inside. She's now my exwife and this is what she did when I was on a business trip and came back home to see the ruins. I got even with her....when she went to work the next day me and my razor knife had a party with her clothes in the closet...made discreet cuts in her pants in the rear....cuts in the sleeves on the shoulders in the back.....rolled some Heet Linament inside her panties and for the creme de la creme I cut through all of her heels on her shoes about half way....silent message saying...Don't Eff with my cigars. She filed for divorce a week later....what a shame!



That's a heart-warming story, thanks for sharing Gary.

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Posted 3/16/2015 4:24 PM (#545993 - in reply to #545926)
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I agree with the other's. Check you're seal on the humidor and add more boveda pack's.
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Posted 3/16/2015 4:24 PM (#545994 - in reply to #545926)
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I agree with the other's. Check you're seal on the humidor and add more boveda pack's.
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The Fish
Posted 3/16/2015 5:29 PM (#546003 - in reply to #545926)
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Thanks for the info guys,I did the paper test and it was good and tight..
I'll toss in another Boveda pack tonight and see how that works..
Hell of a story there Cigary lol!!
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Posted 3/16/2015 5:33 PM (#546006 - in reply to #545926)
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I think you're on the right tracccck brother, and Gary that was a heart warming story my man.
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Posted 3/16/2015 7:08 PM (#546022 - in reply to #545988)
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Posted 3/16/2015 7:13 PM (#546025 - in reply to #545967)
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Cigary - 3/16/2015 4:52 PM

Kevin48438 - 3/16/2015 5:41 PM Wow. What a story

 One wonders where they got some material for the movie....War of the Roses.



It's funny you say that, that's what I was thinking when I was reading your post brother
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The Fish
Posted 3/16/2015 7:59 PM (#546027 - in reply to #545926)
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Just added a third Boveda pack...... And now we wait...
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Posted 3/16/2015 9:03 PM (#546029 - in reply to #545926)
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Gary, you're my hero.

Fish, as was mentioned earlier, 62-66% RH is just fine. In fact, I believe that is a better storage environment than 69%.
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Posted 3/17/2015 7:51 AM (#546074 - in reply to #545928)
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Vroomp - 3/16/2015 11:35 PM

Boveda packs may be re-hydrated easily by soaking or just placing in seal bag with moisture.


Only the brown Boveda packs can be soaked - you will ruin the white ones - FYI.
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The Fish
Posted 3/17/2015 10:57 AM (#546105 - in reply to #546029)
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1029henry - 3/17/2015 12:03 AM

Gary, you're my hero.

Fish, as was mentioned earlier, 62-66% RH is just fine. In fact, I believe that is a better storage environment than 69%.


Well that's good news! It's just that they felt kinda dry.... I'm going to re calibrate the hygrometer just in case...
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Posted 3/17/2015 12:05 PM (#546120 - in reply to #545957)
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Cigary - 3/16/2015 2:44 PM

They only die when your wife takes a hammer to em and then cuts up all the cigars inside. She's now my exwife and this is what she did when I was on a business trip and came back home to see the ruins. I got even with her....when she went to work the next day me and my razor knife had a party with her clothes in the closet...made discreet cuts in her pants in the rear....cuts in the sleeves on the shoulders in the back.....rolled some Heet Linament inside her panties and for the creme de la creme I cut through all of her heels on her shoes about half way....silent message saying...Don't Eff with my cigars. She filed for divorce a week later....what a shame!


I don't think a Boveda pack would work in this case......lucky you weren't posioned.
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The Fish
Posted 3/21/2015 8:37 AM (#546562 - in reply to #545926)
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Well looks as if after re re re calibrating the digital hygrometer everything is back on point,thanks for all the input my friends!
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Posted 4/13/2015 2:33 PM (#553469 - in reply to #545957)
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ever thought about writing a book??
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