Help! I need any suggestions on dehumidifying my humidor?

SDAndy

Young Chimp
First it was difficult to keep my closet humidor up to the right humidity. A new larger humidfier solved that. Now it's too high!

I converted a small closet into a humidor, cedar lined, decent seal. It's about 100 cubic feet. We went through a very dry spell that made me realize I needed a larger humidifier. Now we're going through a very wet spell and the humidity is staying up around 77%!

I would appreciate any advice on how to keep the humidity down. Leaving the humidor open doesn't help as it's too humid outside. Someone had written in the past that they have climaxx beads to absorb any excess humidity and help stabalize their humidor. That would require around 20lbs for me.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

:confused:
 

Matt R

Neener, Neener, Neener...
Install a small exhaust fan, vented out of the closet, attached to a humidistat. Set the humidistat to turn on the fan when the humidty gets over where you want it to be. Not sure if this will work, but it seems logical.
 

Brandon

Trout chaser
Matt R said:
Install a small exhaust fan, vented out of the closet, attached to a humidistat. Set the humidistat to turn on the fan when the humidty gets over where you want it to be. Not sure if this will work, but it seems logical.

The only problem with this is that humid air would be drawn in through the gaps around the door.
 

nero

No longer a community member.
Are you using the right type of cedar to line the closet? I've heard that some types will not properly regulate humidity.
 

edisonbird

SilverBack
Get a pound of 65% climaxx beads and put them into several different containers around the humi, put them in dry, it should bring the rh down within a couple of days.:D
 

Mayor

The Mayor
I hear your pain. My cabinet was too high for a while, but it's down below 70% now. Sounds like you might have to invest in a small dehumidifier and empty the tray often.

J.
 

SDAndy

Young Chimp
originally posted by nero
how many sticks/boxes do you have in there?
I have three shelves with about 50 boxes in the top half, and a wine rack with about 70 bottles on the bottom half.
 

SDAndy

Young Chimp
Stays between 60 and 70 degrees. I know wine is supposed to be kept cooler, but I usually don't keep a bottle around that long. I just like to keep a nice variety, :al
 

Eichen

Gorilla
I dunno if this'll work or not but if you've got some spare unhumidified cigar boxes or a good amount of dry spanish cedar lying around, you could put that in the humidor to soak up some of the extra humidity.

Probably the climmax beads'll be an easier fix.
 
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