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Old 12-01-2012, 05:53 PM   #381
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The lighter that comes with the Herfador deal is garbage

I'm having trouble maintaining humidity in my humidor, and I think it's because the air is so dry in my apartment. I have ~15 cigars, the humidifying puck, a humicare pillow, and a shot glass of water and it still hovers ~60%. Any ideas?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:39 PM   #382
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The lighter that comes with the Herfador deal is garbage

I'm having trouble maintaining humidity in my humidor, and I think it's because the air is so dry in my apartment. I have ~15 cigars, the humidifying puck, a humicare pillow, and a shot glass of water and it still hovers ~60%. Any ideas?
is your hydrometer calibrated correctly?(with the salt test or any other method), did you take your time to breake in the humidor? you can try a shot glass with destilled water in addition to the humidifying pack to temporary raise the humidity, then remove it when it reaches the desired point, that sounds like it might help but honestly I've never tried that before

Edit: are you talking about the plastic humidor in the deal?

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Old 12-01-2012, 09:59 PM   #383
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Try an electric hydrometer, those are accurate and inexpensive. I had an issue like yours with my smaller humidor, just would not go above 62 when fall season started. I finally gave up and upgraded to a larger humidor with electric device, problem solved, I didn't want my "special" cigars drying out. But like the other poster mentioned, get another hydrometer to see if the analog one is even accurate, I never trust those ones. Also, as stated above, make sure the humidor is seasoned first.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:17 AM   #384
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I tested it with another analog and a digital one and they were all within a few % of each other so I know it's fairly accurate. It would stay around 70-72% before the air got dryer a couple weeks ago
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is your hydrometer calibrated correctly?(with the salt test or any other method), did you take your time to breake in the humidor? you can try a shot glass with destilled water in addition to the humidifying pack to temporary raise the humidity, then remove it when it reaches the desired point, that sounds like it might help but honestly I've never tried that before

Edit: are you talking about the plastic humidor in the deal?
Check the seal on the humidor too.. If it isn't a glass top, put a bright flashlight inside when it's dark in the room - - you can check for leaks by seeing if you can see the light seeping out anywhere. Also, I've wiped down the edges of one of my humidors where it seals with a rag lightly dampened wih distilled water. This slightly swells the wood that makes the seal and can tighten up the seal and hold the humidity in.

Also.. I'd agree that the lighter that comes with the Herfador deal sucks. It's extremely cheap in look and feel, but it seems to work well. Still and awesome deal regardless.
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"Fluctuating humidity levels commonly occur throughout all humidors; it doesn't matter what shape, size, or brand of humidor you own, you will always have small fluctuations in humidity on a week by week basis. The biggest fluctuations occur when the seasons change, which is why it is incredibly important to "season" your humidor four times each year as the weather changes, especially when winter arrives. Why is this so important during winter? When the outside temperature drops and becomes very cold, the amount of water the air can hold drastically decreases. When this cold air enters your home and warms up, it can now hold more water, which drops the relative humidity inside your house, thus directly affecting your humidor's humidity levels by causing them to drop as well. Since the warmer air can now hold more water, your humidor will need "seasoned" again to reintroduce more moisture to your cigars and in turn, restore your humidor's humidity level to the proper 70%. When re-seasoning your humidor, don't be afraid to add additional humidification elements."
I had always heard of seasoning a humidor as introducing moisture into the wood when you first get it. It makes total sense, but it never dawned on me just why it was called seasoning
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I'm completely naive when it comes to cigars, so I'm asking for some help.

I'm wanting to spend a max of $60 on some cigars for my brother-in-law for Christmas....any suggestions on good samplers? I was cruising around www.cigar.com since some of you have referenced it in this thread.

Is something like this any good?

http://www.cigar.com/cigars/viewciga...catid=samp_var

Edit: If I could find one that includes a little humidor or herfador, that would be ideal.
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I'm completely naive when it comes to cigars, so I'm asking for some help.

I'm wanting to spend a max of $60 on some cigars for my brother-in-law for Christmas....any suggestions on good samplers? I was cruising around www.cigar.com since some of you have referenced it in this thread.

Is something like this any good?

http://www.cigar.com/cigars/viewciga...catid=samp_var

Edit: If I could find one that includes a little humidor or herfador, that would be ideal.
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...ASST02&cat=215




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http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...p?item=sp-ca42

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Hey Griffin, I've seen the last deal from cigar.com a few times but everytime I go into it, its always showing the full retail price, do you need an additional code or something?
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Hey Griffin, I've seen the last deal from cigar.com a few times but everytime I go into it, its always showing the full retail price, do you need an additional code or something?
it looksl ike that one expired. They are normally only good for a a day or two.
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it looksl ike that one expired. They are normally only good for a a day or two.

cool, I don't even know what I want another humidor for, one of those deals that seems so good to pass hehehehe
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never had one of these travel herf-a-dor before. I noticed there is a a spot humidifer part in the top of the case. do you add distilled water it? What is the trick to use it?
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I'm guessing that's what you do. It's the same material that comes with regular humidifiers, that dense green foam that florists use. I'm assuming you saturate it and you're good to go.
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I'm guessing that's what you do. It's the same material that comes with regular humidifiers, that dense green foam that florists use. I'm assuming you saturate it and you're good to go.
i read on a couple of forums to not use the one in the roof. It can over humidify. that if you put some sticks in they will be good for about 4 days. anything longer to use a pillow.
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