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    I decided to to switch my Bovedaís a few months ago from 69s, which normally held the RH around 70 to 65s.

    I checked the humidor today, first time in a month or so as Iíve not been smoking and RH has dropped to 55%. They feel ok when you give the foot a little squeeze, wrapper feels a bit dry though. Do you think itís done any damage?

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    How do they smell? If they feel ok too, try one. I expect they'll be ok. Let us know!

    Are the bovedas drying up? Weird. Bring them back up slowly.

    Maybe the hygrometer isn't so accurate below 70%. That's probably where they are designed to operate. You might not actually be at 55%.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ha_banos View Post
    How do they smell? If they feel ok too, try one. I expect they'll be ok. Let us know!

    Are the bovedas drying up? Weird. Bring them back up slowly.

    Maybe the hygrometer isn't so accurate below 70%. That's probably where they are designed to operate. You might not actually be at 55%.
    Smell fine, I’ll swap the hygro with the one in my tub. Good point about the accuracy below a certain threshold.

    Entering cigar smoking season for me so I’ll let you know how I get on!

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    I assume it's a wood humidor?

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    That's interesting, I've just had to take the Bovedas out of a wooden humidor that had shot up to 72%. Yes I know they absorb moisture but these two aren't.
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    I have found that the lower the Boveda RH you use in a wooden humidor, the larger the RH "loss" is. I suspect that the lower the RH, the worse the seal is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike72 View Post
    I assume it's a wood humidor?
    Yes, typical 40 cigar desktop type.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeJay View Post
    That's interesting, I've just had to take the Bovedas out of a wooden humidor that had shot up to 72%. Yes I know they absorb moisture but these two aren't.
    I’ll definitely be monitoring them more closely

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    I put an extra Boveda in the humidor when I found it had dropped so much, I suspect one was asking a bit much.

    These are the readings before I swapped the hygro's round.

    19/04/19 20:10

    Tub 73.5f 66%
    Humidor 75f 60%


    The readings below are after I swapped them round. I think the readings show that its not a hygro issue.

    Humidor is now holding at 61% with two 65's in it. I'm going to smoke one later to see what they're like, but what are peoples opinions about long term storage at 60% RH?

    20/04/19 10:50

    Tub 74f 67%
    Humidor 73f 61%

    22/04/19 13:20
    Tub 74.3f 67%
    Humidor 72.8% 61%

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    Then check you have the suggested number of boveda packs for your humidor https://bovedainc.com/support/cigars...number-boveda/

    A 100ct humidor they recommend 4 60g packs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ha_banos View Post
    Then check you have the suggested number of boveda packs for your humidor https://bovedainc.com/support/cigars...number-boveda/

    A 100ct humidor they recommend 4 60g packs!
    I think that was the problem, I only had one 65% 60g pack for roughly 32 cigars. When I was using 69% packs I only had one and it seemed hold up quite well so I assumed the 65% would as well. That and the fact that I didn't check the humidor as often as I should've over the winter, just glad I found it when I did as its the humidor with all my expensive cigars in.

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