Since the pillows are "two way" medium, I don't give it much thought. I've been steady 65%RH and it's safe to assume that's where the smokes are at. Opening the door to pull a smoke doesn't seem to change those values. I can read the values through the window.When Boveda said to consider your environment when selecting Boveda Rh packets is it because wetter cigars smoke better in low humidity environments and dryer cigars smoke better in wetter environments OR
Is it because if you keep your humidors at a lower rH in damp environments the cigars and packets are better able to absorb the influx of damp air when you open the humidor and provide more moisture when opening in dry environments?
By doing what they suggest (65% packs in high humidity, 72% packs in low humidity and 69% in moderate environments) and assuming you do occasionally open your humidors are you basically smoking all your cigars at 69%?
So I guess your question being .. if I'm smoking 65%RH cigars outside at 73%RH .. is the cigar actually at 69%? I don't think the transition is that fast.
I'm sure we all have smoked in extremely high humidity in the dog days of summer and also below freezing clearing snow and seen cigars react to that extreme.
My assumption is a stored 65% RH cigar that is lit outside ....under typical conditions.. will be 65RH, and it's characteristics are more influenced by the end that is on fire.