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Old 12-01-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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I noticed a little white what looked like mold in my desk top humi. I wiped it out with a rag. Should do anything else? Didn't notice any on my smokes.I thought distilled water was suppose to keep that from happening.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:09 PM   #2
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I don't think distilled water helps against mold. It helps against mineral buildups I'd imagine. I'm just speculating though.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
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I don't think distilled water helps against mold. It helps against mineral buildups I'd imagine.
Bingo. Mold spores are airborne pretty much everywhere and practically speaking, you can't really get away from them, so the most effective thing you can do to keep them from sprouting is keep the RH down - 65% or under should be about fine.
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Bingo. Mold spores are airborne pretty much everywhere and practically speaking, you can't really get away from them, so the most effective thing you can do to keep them from sprouting is keep the RH down - 65% or under should be about fine.
ok thanks, i keep the rh around 65-68
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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Maybe the temp is too warm? I know mold likes warm/damp/dark places.

I would say maybe recalibrating your hygrometer is in order. And try to keep the temp close to 65.
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Maybe the temp is too warm? I know mold likes warm/damp/dark places.

I would say maybe recalibrating your hygrometer is in order. And try to keep the temp close to 65.
That could be. stays aroung 75 to 78 during the summer.
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What are you using for humidification? If your not using beads and just the green foam you should be using propolyn glycol (sp?) to keep down mold growth. Honestly since I started using 65% beads 8 or so years ago, I have never had an issue with mold.
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What are you using for humidification? If your not using beads and just the green foam you should be using propolyn glycol (sp?) to keep down mold growth. Honestly since I started using 65% beads 8 or so years ago, I have never had an issue with mold.
I use 65% beads
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #9
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Probably just plume!
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:36 PM   #10
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Probably just plume!
That was my thought. Plume is usually white... mold will look fuzzy, if its not fuzzy, its probably plume.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
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While some cigars may develop plume after many years of careful aging, usually humidors do not develop plume on their own.
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