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Old 11-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Will an improperly seasoned humidor hold humidity?

Hello all. I seasoned my antiem by running the inside down with distiller water and letting it sit overnight. This was done some time ago and my humidor holds humidity well.

Today, I picked a stick from the bottom of my humidor to smoke. The moment I lit it it burned fast and lacks in flavor. I've noticed that, sometimes, my cigars seem light in flavor and burn strange.

My humidity is holding fine, but is it possible that the cedar needs reseasoning? For a week?

If so, how do you guys recommend I store my 200 cigars while it seasons? Coolidor?
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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Do you have a digital hygrometer? What's it reading? Try placing it at different levels of the humidor. What's the RH when it's left on the bottom?
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Do you have a digital hygrometer? What's it reading? Try placing it at different levels of the humidor. What's the RH when it's left on the bottom?
All 3 of my calibrated hygrometers read between 67 - 70%.
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All 3 of my calibrated hygrometers read between 67 - 70%.
In that case I would think you are fine.
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In that case I would think you are fine.
I hope so. Nonetheless I am re seasoning the humidor. Will 3 or 4 days at 75% do it?
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What are you using for humidification?
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All 3 of my calibrated hygrometers read between 67 - 70%.
I keep all my cigars at 65%. But certain cigars (usually Nics) seem to have more flavor at 75%. I don't like the way they burn at higher RH though.

I don't think re-seasoning is going to do anything at all for you. Your humidor is doing exactly what you want it to do.

Try keeping a second humidor (tupperdor, cooler, whatever) at 75%. Put the cigars in there that seem bland at lower RH and see what happens.

Or you could try putting those cigars closer to the humidifying source. in your Antietam.
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