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Remo
03-24-2015, 06:28 PM
Took the RH down to about 63 from 65...my smokes taste way better :sh :tu

pnoon
03-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Took the RH down to about 63 from 65...my smokes taste way better :sh :tu

With age and experience comes wisdom.

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Remo
03-24-2015, 06:50 PM
With age and experience comes wisdom.

:2

Just that slight drop really changed the flavors :wo

And we know you have the age Peter :r

The Poet
03-24-2015, 06:55 PM
One for three gets you to Cooperstown. :tu


;)

Krish the Fish
03-24-2015, 07:05 PM
I like my cigars drier than the 65% I try to keep my wineador at. I have an order in with Ed for a custom humidor set up for Boveda... I might keep it stocked with 62s the entire time and make it my box for go-to "ready to smoke" sticks.

Plus I'm pretty much all full in my wineador as is! :r

longknocker
03-24-2015, 07:13 PM
I like my cigars drier than the 65% I try to keep my wineador at. I have an order in with Ed for a custom humidor set up for Boveda... I might keep it stocked with 62s the entire time and make it my box for go-to "ready to smoke" sticks.

Plus I'm pretty much all full in my wineador as is! :r

You'll Love Ed's Custom Humis!:dr:tu I've Had Mine For Around 5 Years. Keeps Humidity 62-65 With 65% Boveda Packs I Change Every 3 Months.

Scottw
03-24-2015, 07:28 PM
I try to keep my sticks between 60-65 and just love them that way. Enjoy!

pnoon
03-24-2015, 08:53 PM
Just that slight drop really changed the flavors

And we know you have the age Peter :r
:sl
One for three gets you to Cooperstown. :tu


;)

:tg

icehog3
03-24-2015, 11:01 PM
I dropped the RH in my humi.....

I hope it didn't break. :)

badbriar
03-25-2015, 08:31 AM
Took the RH down to about 63 from 65...my smokes taste way better :sh :tu

Mike - How did you do that? More beads?

Remo
03-25-2015, 08:59 AM
Mike - How did you do that? More beads?

I use gel jars, removed some.

shilala
03-25-2015, 09:11 AM
I hear ya, Mike. I keep mine at 62. If I could keep my cc's down around 58, I think I'd like that better. That's too low for the nc's, so I try to keep it happy midland.

G G
03-25-2015, 09:21 AM
Well then if I ever get my fridge to level out, I believe I will try adjusting the HCM beads to 62 myself.:tu

Sadden
03-25-2015, 01:41 PM
And last fall I just went up from 65 to 68. Been purring there happily for some time now.

AdamJoshua
03-25-2015, 02:17 PM
I keep mine at 62.5 .. because I'm a douche and I can. :D

I used to keep them around 68 and just didn't work out for me not to mention that sometimes it was harder to keep them lit and we all know you should never relight a cigar, I don't know if keeping them lit was an issue because of the humidity but overall I'm much happier with them in the 62.5 range.

czerbe
03-25-2015, 03:27 PM
62-65 is my sweet spot

Chainsaw13
03-25-2015, 03:33 PM
I dropped the soap once. Once...

stearns
03-25-2015, 03:40 PM
Haven't had a working hygrometer in years, but I'm probably around that same low 60s. I also don't plug the drain hole. Everything smokes and tastes excellent :ss

Brlesq
03-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Ditto. 62% seems optimum. 60% on the island cigars

kgoings
03-25-2015, 03:58 PM
58 to 60

Weelok
03-25-2015, 06:07 PM
Mine is around 71.43% at the top of the Coolidge and 67.4% at the bottom. Works good enough

kelmac07
03-25-2015, 06:19 PM
Have kept mine at 63% for years...sticks seem to smoke a lot better for some reason. I'm with Stearns, haven't used a hygrometer in years...smoking great, straight burns...must be doing something right. :D

stevef2005
03-25-2015, 08:08 PM
Well I have been keeping mine at 66-70. I will be rethinking it after my run in with mold. I am thinking probably the 62-65 range will be my new target range.....

Weelok
03-26-2015, 12:21 AM
Well I have been keeping mine at 66-70. I will be rethinking it after my run in with mold. I am thinking probably the 62-65 range will be my new target range.....

Mold is bad. I am surprised you got it at that low a RH? I confess I have had a few run ins but usually when I transisition from dry AC Summer to wet Sacramento Fall before heater kicks in and I forget to lower the active humidity sensor point. I have it set around 67% but so many variables in my set up so mostly have to monitor by smoking cigars LOL.

baust55
03-28-2015, 04:19 PM
62% TO 65%

SMOKE BEST AROUNDV 62%

I KEEP THEMP about 62F

equetefue
04-21-2015, 11:58 AM
Funny that I found this thread as I just drop my cabinet to 63 after finding the sticks to have a hard draw. I figured they were over humidified.

shilala
04-21-2015, 01:35 PM
Well I have been keeping mine at 66-70. I will be rethinking it after my run in with mold. I am thinking probably the 62-65 range will be my new target range.....
If the RH hits 80%, I'll have mold.
That's actual RH, not whatever a hygrometer may be reporting. I have to take into consideration how accurate the hygrometer is, and what it's normal deviation is.
Mind ya, that 80% used to be the old rule of thumb. Now Health Agencies are saying that if the RH stays above 70% indoors for extended periods of time, mold will almost certainly grow.
Notice that this stuff doesn't jive with the 66-70RH you mentioned.
That suggests that your hygrometers are wholly inadequate, way off, or flat out broke.
Lowering your setpoint is an excellent idea, but you may not be going low enough to make up for how screwed up your hygrometer is.
Good Luck, brother!!! :tu

nutcracker
04-21-2015, 08:25 PM
Beads beads beads beads beads

Never a worry

AdamJoshua
04-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Aristocrat Aristocrat Aristocrat Aristocrat

Never a worry

I agree -(P

jjirons69
04-23-2015, 08:05 PM
Beads at 63-65 make sweet my agricultural products very pleasing.

pullins10
05-06-2015, 12:20 PM
my humi is at RH 68%; if I want to smoke at 62% can I pull one out and let sit before smoking? How long (average) should it sit out?

thanks!

CigarNut
05-06-2015, 01:25 PM
my humi is at RH 68%; if I want to smoke at 62% can I pull one out and let sit before smoking? How long (average) should it sit out?

thanks!

It depends on the ambient RH. I would not do this if there is a big difference between the RH you are storing your cigars at and the ambient RH... You do not want the RH to change too fast as that can cause the wrapper to crack.

Having said that, leaving them out for couple of days or dry-boxing them for a couple of days should be enough.

pullins10
05-06-2015, 01:33 PM
It depends on the ambient RH. I would not do this if there is a big difference between the RH you are storing your cigars at and the ambient RH... You do not want the RH to change too fast as that can cause the wrapper to crack.

Having said that, leaving them out for couple of days or dry-boxing them for a couple of days should be enough.


I was thinking of trying for a couple hours and see if that makes a difference before smoking without causing cracking damage.

stearns
05-06-2015, 01:52 PM
I would guess a couple hours would have minimal noticeable effects, I would try overnight. But experimenting is part of the fun, so give a couple different time frames a shot and see what works best :tu

pullins10
05-06-2015, 02:38 PM
sweet....thanks! :banger

G G
08-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Haven't had a working hygrometer in years, but I'm probably around that same low 60s. I also don't plug the drain hole. Everything smokes and tastes excellent :ss

I am surprised that with the drainhole comment that Shilala hasn't hired some gangsters to come and pay you a visit Ben.:r

shilala
08-02-2015, 02:15 PM
Haven't had a working hygrometer in years, but I'm probably around that same low 60s. I also don't plug the drain hole. Everything smokes and tastes excellent :ss
I'm gonna kick your nuts.

G G
08-02-2015, 02:17 PM
I'm gonna kick your nuts.

That boy just aint right is he?

shilala
08-02-2015, 02:22 PM
No he is not.
There's lots of reasons why he's getting away with it, but I'm too tired to type.
He'll pay the piper one day.
Plus I'm still gonna kick his nuts. :D

G G
08-02-2015, 02:37 PM
No he is not.
There's lots of reasons why he's getting away with it, but I'm too tired to type.
He'll pay the piper one day.
Plus I'm still gonna kick his nuts. :D

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