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Maintaining Humidity
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MacMac
Posted 12/8/2015 7:06 AM (#630439)
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I have a tuppador made from a "Ziplock" plastic container. It has service me very well. It will hold about 100 cigars. With the weather change I'd been having some trouble keeping the humidor under 70% humidity. I was opening it occasionally, leaving the top cracked open to bring down the humidity.

I decided to try a little experiment.
I took a cigar tube - toro - sized. I drilled three holes in the cap and three holes around the top edge of the tube. I put one inch of unscented kitty litter in the bottom of the tube. I closed the tube and placed it in my tuppador. The kitty litter is absorbing some of the water in the air and has reduced the humidity in the tuppador.

I'm not sure how long this will be needed or how long the kitty litter will remain absorbent, but I think it has helped. I'll have to keep a watch on the humidity to determine if this is still needed or if replacement of the litter is needed.

I use two humidifiers with a juice (50/50). This typically works great, but at higher humidity times, the kitty liter tube may be a good addition to help keep humidity down.


Sorry for the misspelling of Humidity in the title...I can't figure out how to change that...

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Posted 12/8/2015 7:10 AM (#630440 - in reply to #630439)
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That is a great idea Joe!
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Posted 12/8/2015 7:25 AM (#630441 - in reply to #630439)
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Do you have a digital Hygrometer? I'm not sure how much I would trust that analog you have in there.

I have to opposite problem here, it's drying out big time and my humidifier is working over time to keep up. When I had a big tupperdor like you have I would switch from 65% to 69% bovedas during the winter.
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Posted 12/8/2015 8:52 AM (#630447 - in reply to #630439)
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Sorry for the misspelling of Humidity in the title...I can't figure out how to change that...


Clever idea!

All you've got to do is edit your original post and change the subject if you want to correct your spelling - took me a while to find out how to do that too.
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Posted 12/8/2015 10:41 AM (#630462 - in reply to #630439)
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Clever, have you tried changing the juice mixture also? Go to a 75/25(distilled water)

 Would also back the suggestion of going digital



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Posted 12/8/2015 11:11 AM (#630466 - in reply to #630462)
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After you find the edit button change the words hold to holes as well......
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Posted 12/8/2015 3:21 PM (#630488 - in reply to #630439)
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I have used only Heartfelt beads in my 500 ct humidor. I spray 2 pucks with distilled water and leave the other 2 to absorb moisture if needed. Works perfectly for me. I would ditch the juice and go strictly KL or beads as a suggestion
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Posted 12/8/2015 3:29 PM (#630489 - in reply to #630447)
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Sorry for the misspelling of Humidity in the title...I can't figure out how to change that...


Clever idea!

All you've got to do is edit your original post and change the subject if you want to correct your spelling - took me a while to find out how to do that too.


Thanks! I did realize edit would let up changed the title.
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Posted 12/8/2015 3:32 PM (#630490 - in reply to #630441)
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ninfiction - 12/8/2015 11:25 AM

Do you have a digital Hygrometer? I'm not sure how much I would trust that analog you have in there.

I have to opposite problem here, it's drying out big time and my humidifier is working over time to keep up. When I had a big tupperdor like you have I would switch from 65% to 69% bovedas during the winter.



I don't have a digital, but the analog one is calibrated. But I will look in to a digital one.
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Posted 12/8/2015 10:16 PM (#630541 - in reply to #630439)
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In a plastic container such as your "Ziplock-ador", I believe that a Boveda pack will serve you best. I use them in my Tupperdors with great success.
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Posted 12/8/2015 10:33 PM (#630544 - in reply to #630439)
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I also use the Bovedas in the Tupperdore
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Posted 12/9/2015 3:07 AM (#630552 - in reply to #630439)
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I'm another who uses Bovedas in my Tupperdores.
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Posted 12/9/2015 5:33 AM (#631560 - in reply to #630439)
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I use exact ziploc container, it stays rock steady with three boveda packs.
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Posted 12/9/2015 5:36 AM (#631562 - in reply to #630439)
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I used the fish tank filter media bags... but I have a pile of these tubes... I'll have to give one a try! Great idea!
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