Hygrometer at Wal-Mart

Kneo

The Second One
Anyone know if I could pick up a decent hygrometer at Wal-Mart for my Vino? I am trying to get it ready so I can order beads and shelves and would like to get a decent one for it. Any suggetions would be appreciated.

Thank you
 

mugwump

Gorilla
It's pretty much luck of the draw. I bought an AccuRite at WalMart and it's the only one out of my four hygros that's accurate.
 

physiognomy

From a land down under...
Anyone know if I could pick up a decent hygrometer at Wal-Mart for my Vino?
Maybe, but most likely not if you go for one of their cheaper offerings... What ever you decide to pick up I suggest you do a salt test or measure error using a Bodeva kit. I have heard of some of the Wally world hygro's running
+/- 12% which is not good imho.
 

macster

ChestBeater
Maybe, but most likely not if you go for one of their cheaper offerings... What ever you decide to pick up I suggest you do a salt test or measure error using a Bodeva kit. I have heard of some of the Wally world hygro's running
+/- 12% which is not good imho.
I have a Hygroset adjustable which was +1% with both the salt and Boveda tests.

The Wal-Mart Accurite was +6% with both tests.

They were both tested together at the same ambient temp.
 

raralith

Young Ape
Same as the above ones, I've got the Acu Rite, 4% too low and I'm pretty sure the thermostat is wrong; it's showing 85 when it's 70 at most. Still, for $8 and no shipping or waiting, I would definately purchase another one.
 

TRicker

keeper of the fire
Mines off by 12%, as long as you test it and know. I just have it recorded in the old noggin and I'm good to go.
 

xapa97

Young Ape
Most of the ones that I've looked at at Walmart are not that accurate or cheap. The packages will tell you what the tolerance is. I would look at some on-line places first. Cbid would be a good place. If you order it from where you get your stogies you can save on shipping. :2
 

Phidelt076

ChestBeater
If you are needing a humi the size of the Vino than you most likely have a decent amount of sticks you are storing.

I wouldn't trust any amount/collection of cigars to a Wal-mart hygrometer that wasn't designed for use in a humidor.

I use the Western Caliber III in my 150ct display, Vinotemp, and 100qt cooler. All 3 of the WC3's read 100% accurately and I don't have to second guess anything or babysit them.

The extra $10-$15 per hygrometer is well worth it in my opinion for piece of mind.
 
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