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Flynnster
01-28-2015, 11:13 PM
Hello everyone,
Things have been going well for my little 150 count humidor, but it is full up to the brim. I've always kept my hydrometer near my bead tube because it was it was convenient, but recently I tried putting it down towards the bottom and noticed it's reading about 8% lower down there.

I can't imagine such a fluctuation in such a small humidor. Is this normal?

NCRadioMan
01-29-2015, 02:21 AM
If you have the hygrometer near your humidification, it's gonna have an artificially high reading to begin with.

I would guess it's no more than 4/5% difference and wouldn't worry about it. If it concerns you that much, just rotate the cigars every few months.

:2

CigarNut
01-29-2015, 07:46 AM
In addition to what Greg said above, if your humidor is packed full then there may also be variances in RH due to lack of airflow. This is not necessarily a problem, but it something to be aware of. Just my :2

dijit
01-29-2015, 09:14 AM
In addition to what Greg said above, if your humidor is packed full then there may also be variances in RH due to lack of airflow. This is not necessarily a problem, but it something to be aware of. Just my :2

In smaller humidors air flow can be an issue but it also can be remedied by opening the humidor every few days. Just long enough to let some air movement. About the same amount of time it would take to grab a cigar off the top row. It always seemed to work when I had my 150 count.

Sadden
01-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Spreading them out may help. Or adding some more down there.

In my tower I have 4 pounds on the floor. 1 pound on each shelf for boxes , and a 2oz stick in each compartment of the singles drawer. It keeps things nice and stable accross the board. Theres also a circulation fan to help keep things circulating.

Also take a look at any seams down there and make sure theres no leaks.

shilala
01-29-2015, 12:03 PM
I would file this problem under "needs no attention whatsoever" and get on back to your regular programming. :tu

STEVE S
01-29-2015, 12:37 PM
I would file this problem under "needs no attention whatsoever" and get on back to your regular programming. :tu

I agree with Scott, if you are storing your cigars for a long period of time you might want to do some rotating.:2

bobarian
01-29-2015, 12:48 PM
I would file this problem under "needs no attention whatsoever" and get on back to your regular programming. :tu

:tpd: Dont judge your cigars by a number on a plastic box. If you like the way they are smoking, carry on. If you find some off flavors or a wonky burn, you may need to make a minor tweak. :2

czerbe
01-29-2015, 01:18 PM
:tpd: Dont judge your cigars by a number on a plastic box. If you like the way they are smoking, carry on. If you find some off flavors or a wonky burn, you may need to make a minor tweak. :2

:tpd:

Air flow can help if your humi is small and packed the stick towards the bottom are not going to get the same time of air flow down there. Also are you using a Digital Reader or an analog. Makes a big difference?

Flynnster
01-29-2015, 01:52 PM
Thanks guys, glad to hear it isn't nearly as big of an issue as I was worried it could be. And I'm using a digital reader, that's been calibrated.

Thanks all, I'll get back to smoking.