Review: CigarMedics HumidiMeter And Calibration Standard
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
HumidiMeter - ($29.99 available at cigarmedics.com)
The Ad Copy:
What is the HumidiMeter and what does it do? The HumidiMeter is a one of a kind patented measuring device that quickly and accurately gives you a digital readout of the relative humidity inside your premium cigar. Other gauges measure the humidity in the air that surrounds the cigar, which can be markedly different than the actual humidity reading in your cigar. It is widely assumed that the humidity (or moisture content) within the cigar replicates the humidity level in your humidor. This is not always true. It can take weeks and sometimes months for a cigar to reach equilibrium. The HumidiMeter will inform you instantly how close to equilibrium your cigar really is.
(Humidity in a cigar and humidity in the humidor during storage are equal)
Why is HumidiMeter essential for every cigar smoker?
Can be used on cigars with a 38 ring and larger
Verification and prevention of your premium cigars from being too dry or too moist
Assessing when to rotate cigars in your humidor
Assessing the time required for cigars to reach equilibrium
Validating that your expensive online shipment of cigars was shipped within acceptable standards
Personalizing and learning that different cigars smoke better at different humidity levels
Elimination of the squeeze test
Pinpoint accuracy of how much moisture is REALLY in your valuable cigars!
Learning that often the cap and foot are at different levels of humidity.
It fits in your pocket so you can take it with you where ever you go.
The HM uses 4 LR44 batteries. To replace, simply unscrew back of unit.
This product is nothing short of amazing. I was under the impression that I was maintaining a perfect humidor. I was and still am. It never crossed my mind that there could be a difference in humidity depending on rotation, location, and a ton of other factors. I tested the device with every cigar I enjoyed after receiving it. 20% of them were spot on when it came to matching the humidity of my humidor. 60% were not exact, but were within the ideal range. The final 20% were off and outside of my desired humidity range for a cigar. I was able to rotate those cigars to an optimal spot inside the humidor. After rechecking and allowing them to rest they were able to gain perfect humidity.
HumidiMeter Calibration Standard - ($9.99 available at cigarmedics.com)
The Ad Copy:
This device is intended to be a calibration standard for the CigarMedics HumidiMeter. It is electronically tuned to read 70% +/- 2% to ensure the HumidiMeter is operating accurately.
I have to say that this is a great accessory to an accessory if that makes sense. If your going to take the plunge and purchase the HumidiMeter you should definitely purchase this along with it. It will keep your meter operating and the readings accurate.
Other Accessories available at cigarmedics.com
HumidiMeter carrying case - $9.99
X-Cigar Stand - $12.99
This is a no nonsense item. It would benefit anyone who has to maintain cigars in any quantity. I will have to say when I first looked at this I was screaming the word gimmick in my mind. It was interesting enough to purchase though. Once I received it and had the chance to use it my thoughts have changed. Even if you maintain a perfect humidor and rotate your cigars there still could be a difference in numbers which I experienced. This handy device takes all the guess work out of it. It also allows you to make sure that each cigar you go to smoke has rested long enough so you get the best smoke you can. The amount of money we put into our passion is worth every cent. Why not spend the little extra to enjoy the luxary of perfect humidity.