Originally Posted by TheGasman
There is a lot of debate of exactlly what is the right humidity but in the 65-70% range is usually good(non-cubans at 70%, cubans better at 65%), tempature is just as important too!! ideally between 65-70 degrees, you don't want it to go to much over 70 degrees because you risk getting bettles. My bigger humidor is a 150 count and holds about 80-90 sticks and is a steady 70-72 degrees and 69% humidity. I use 65% beads in both of my humidors, and small tempature swings can greatly effect humidity. Gummi Bear put me on to this site http://www.botl.org/
there is a ton of info there and some great people as well. I would suggest if you are looking to spend that kind of money to go with a Vinotemp, seems to be a popular way of storing smokes. Don't have to worry about tempature with these as far as running AC or heat in your house all the time to keep consistant.
As far as your cigars falling apart after a year, not sure what that is all about but it shouldn't be happening after a year, mostly from what I've read it is not uncommon for people to age them 10 years under the right conditions and be fine(actually better flavored cigars).
Originally Posted by The Birdieman
This is the same reason I use 65% beads, my friend had a mold issue that ruined everything in his humidor. Not going to let that happen to me.