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Old 02-28-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Minor humidity issue (newb question)

Howdy all,

I am new to cigars and purchased my first humidor in December- a nice 100-count model. I currently have it stocked with about 75 sticks. It has two new credos installed- one large rectangular model and one of the small, round ones. Both were moistened with 100% distilled water at the inception. I also "seasoned" the spanish cedar interior with distilled water as well- not too much, just wiped it down with a new sponge. The humidor is kept upstairs in my house, out of the sunlight, in a room that stays around 68 degrees Farenheit all day.

In the 2.5 months that I have had this setup, I noticed that in the last couple of weeks, the humidity seems to dropping down to around 60 to 62 percent. I was trying to keep it around 65. I added a little bit of distilled water to the large credo, but it really didn't have much of an effect. I re-calibrated the digital hygrometer, and everything is fine there. I also checked the seal on the lid (using the flashlight trick), and everything is fine there too.

I am not really nervous about this. I mean, the cigars smell great, don't feel overly dry, and have smoked fine thus far. I was just wondering if I am missing something- overlooking something I should be doing that is causing the humidity to drop ever so slowly. I just don't want the cigars to dry out over time or start smoking poorly due to the lower humidity. Any help/comments will be greatly appreciated.

Oh yeah- I am a lawyer in the Pittsburgh area. I like to smoke about one cigar a week, if I have time. If there are any members in the area, let me know. I would love to meet and talk cigars some time. Thanks!
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