@PigFish I was hoping you’d throw your two cents in at some point. I’m pretty sure you’ve exhausted yourself trying to explain best storage practices over the years...
my house typically stays around 65-72 year around. An ideal situation is I keep my house at 65 all year around. Unfortunately like most men, our ladies run super cold so I have her complaining to deal with. Also, I have a baby and 65 is too cold for her. So, I need to keep my house in the low 70s in the winter. My only option is to use a wineador to keep the cigars in the mid 60s. I believe i had the temp too low inside the unit and too high outside the unit causing there to be about a 15 degree difference. Condensation formed and the rest is history.
I was able to identify one cigar which had a good amount of white mold. That cigar has been wiped clean and stored separately until its stabilized. About four boxes of cigars were saturated. The cigars have been removed from their boxes and placed in ziplock bags with 69% boveda packs and some paper towels to the side of the bag. When those have stabilized, I’m going to put them back in their original boxes for storage. As suggested, I’m going to leave those cigars alone for probably a year until they have completely stabilized.
Moving forward... I will not be packing the wineador so tightly. I’m utilizing a Coleman cooler for additional storage until a better permanent solution has been identified.
Im all ears.