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Old 09-17-2009, 11:09 PM   #81
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If I want my RH @ 65% lets say, does it matter what the actual temperature is?

For example, if I had 65*/65% or 70*/65% or 75*/65%.........Is there one temperature that is ideal or does it not matter b/c my RH is at 65%?

I see some humis plugged in and some not and the temps are all over the place, just curious if temperatue really mattered as long as your getting your ideal RH numbers?

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Old 09-17-2009, 11:25 PM   #82
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The temperature does make a difference, Bart, as temps which are consistently above 70*F can create conditions which lead to the hatching of beetle eggs. The eggs can lay dormant in the cigar leaves for long periods of time, and can hatch when temperatures are elevated.
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I have a cheap cutter I picked up for a penny. It actually just smashes and tears my cigars rather then cut them. Before I go spend money on a nice cutter I was wondering if I could get some feedback on ones you guys have found to work best.
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I have a cheap cutter I picked up for a penny. It actually just smashes and tears my cigars rather then cut them. Before I go spend money on a nice cutter I was wondering if I could get some feedback on ones you guys have found to work best.
Palio....the best in my opinon and many others'. The owner of the company is a member here as well (OpusEx - Marc).

http://www.paliocutters.com/
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Palio....the best in my opinon and many others'. The owner of the company is a member here as well (OpusEx - Marc).

http://www.paliocutters.com/
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Palio....the best in my opinon and many others'. The owner of the company is a member here as well (OpusEx - Marc).

http://www.paliocutters.com/
Xikar also makes a good cutter. It was my first cutter and it was a great cutter. The problem is I got a Palio and you should do the same

Just wanted to give you another option. Both have lifetime warranties and are comparable in price.

Xikar.com
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #91
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My humidor regularly sees 75deg+ inside according to my hydrometers.

Any issues here?

The heartfelt beads are keeping it at a solid 70% humidity, so no worries there.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:30 AM   #92
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My humidor regularly sees 75deg+ inside according to my hydrometers.

Any issues here?

The heartfelt beads are keeping it at a solid 70% humidity, so no worries there.
Temps of over 75 degrees can lead to a beetle infestation. Most cigars are now treated at the factories and again at many domestic warehouses. But there is always a chance of a beetle or two finding there way to your stash after treatment. Many of us freeze our cigars before putting them in coolers or humidors if there is a chance temps will be high for an extended period of time.
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Temps of over 75 degrees can lead to a beetle infestation. Most cigars are now treated at the factories and again at many domestic warehouses. But there is always a chance of a beetle or two finding there way to your stash after treatment. Many of us freeze our cigars before putting them in coolers or humidors if there is a chance temps will be high for an extended period of time.
Gotcha. Guess I'll start freezing them in batches to avoid that worry. Thanks!
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Gotcha. Guess I'll start freezing them in batches to avoid that worry. Thanks!
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #95
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I am about to start seasoning my Humidor, and I feel that putting a bowl of distilled water instead of wiping down the wood would be best.

Q: When I season the humidor, should the beads be in place, or should I only put the beads inside the humidor after the seasoning process?

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I am about to start seasoning my Humidor, and I feel that putting a bowl of distilled water instead of wiping down the wood would be best.

Q: When I season the humidor, should the beads be in place, or should I only put the beads inside the humidor after the seasoning process?

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I would wait until after the humidor is seasoned to place beads in it. You want the humidor to absorb the moisture - not the beads.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:28 AM   #97
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Thanks for that answer m8, oh and for the quick response. Also, should I wipe down the humidor and then place the bowl, or should i just stick with the bowl theory? This seems safest to me, but I do not want warping to occur.

My analog hygrometer read 76% after the salt test, which i heard is quite rare for analog one's. So, on that I am happy. Receiving digital in a few days however. Thanks
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Guys

Is the temp issue ONLY to gaurd against beetles?

If you freeze your sticks before putting them in the humi (my house ranges between 74-84 in the summer, Florida sucks ).... are there any other issues I could run into?

The humi rh stays around 72-75

So.... 77temp/75Rh... = ?? problems?

BTW.. I ordered a Edgestar 28 bottle (wood style) wine cooler yesterday

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Guys

Is the temp issue ONLY to gaurd against beetles?

If you freeze your sticks before putting them in the humi (my house ranges between 74-84 in the summer, Florida sucks ).... are there any other issues I could run into?

The humi rh stays around 72-75

So.... 77temp/75Rh... = ?? problems?

BTW.. I ordered a Edgestar 28 bottle (wood style) wine cooler yesterday

Cheers
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RH of 72%-75%, IMO is way too high.

Generally accepted ranges are 60%-70%. It's all a matter of personal preference.
Personally, I prefer 65%.
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