Live to ride
- Jan 1, 2018
just ordered another boveda smart sensor for my second humidor. This sensor really works well. I finally trust it no more need for hygrometers!
Yes, the TempStick looks great, but priced a bit high... I think I will try it out in one of my humidor and do a comparison...
I think its just a bit of fun... I do the same thing as you, I hear the beeping sound that my units need water, then I add water... Just like I really don't need 10 different cutters, 10 different lighters, 10 different ash trays, etc... but it is a "hobby" that we entertain ourselves with...After reading all of the reviews online and comments here over the last 18 months or so, I've decided to pass on all of them. The way I see it is, once you purchase a quality humidor or have a well constructed walk-in....fill it with cigars...it becomes it's own living/breathing ecosystem with hardly any fluctuations in humidity, even when they run out of distilled water for a bit. There is so much humidity in the cedar, boxes, and cigars themselves, I find a few percent either way has no effect on the cigars I smoke. Having all these sensors would probably drive me nuts and cause low level anxiety thinking I had to check all the numbers often in an attempt to justify their purchase.
So I'm sticking to my tried & true method of tending to them every month or two...a little more so in the Winter's dryness...checking the digital units periodically, dry box cigars that seem a tad moist based on experience, and not worrying about it...like I've done for 40+ years. I find I enjoy that ritual of playing with my cigars and constantly discovering sticks I forgot I bought many years ago.
I'll leave the high tech stuff to you young whipper snappers...
I get it Bill, that was my initial draw to the concept. But in the end....I think its just a bit of fun... I do the same thing as you, I hear the beeping sound that my units need water, then I add water... Just like I really don't need 10 different cutters, 10 different lighters, 10 different ash trays, etc... but it is a "hobby" that we entertain ourselves with...