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Should I move my humidor?

A: Many cigar smokers encounter this same problem every year, too. First, I would NOT replenish the humidifier. In other words, let it get down to about 65% and try to keep it there. If the readings, as you say, have already climbed up to the 70% range, remove the humidifier and keep it out for a half a day or so. Keep it in a ziploc bag until the RH in your humidor dips below 64%. After 24 hrs, put the humidifier back in the humidor and take a reading . Repeat this procedure until you can stabilize the RH at around 65%. The cigars should settle nicely under those conditions.

As far as the air conditioning is concerned, moving the humidor closer to the AC would be a plus. I would try that first, before doing the above.

Re Cigar Oasis: Yes, they all monitor humidity and temperature. Note the XL unit (shown above) is made for humidor that holds at least 50-300 cigars. For 75 you want to go with the Cigar Oasis ULTRA model. 100 and higher, see the other XL models.

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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