12 responses

  1. Dr Augie Mauser of Tampa
    April 15, 2015

    Excellent article…Succinctly and “fairly” stated using the pros and cons of the humidification delemma…Very Accurate commentary, for sure…AJM

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  2. michael georgariou
    April 15, 2015

    i have 11 humidors for 35 years and found a shot glass filled with distilled water keeps my 100 count humidors at 70…for my big 400 cigar humidors i use 4 shot glasses….works like a charm and you only buy the shot glasses once…

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  3. Wee Liam
    April 15, 2015

    The Boveda packs are reusable; just place a dried-out packet or packets in a sealed container with some distilled water, taking care not to allow it direct contact with the water.

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  4. Peter Driver
    April 15, 2015

    DO NOT wipe out a new humidor !!!, You WILL Wreck it !!! wiping the cedar wood with distilled water will open up the fibers of the wood, Water distilled or otherwise and cedar oil don’t mix all aromatic oils float on top of water wiping with distilled water will force the oil to the wood’s surface where it will evaporate Never to be replaced !!! Nice smell for a few days but the Beneficial cedar oils will be lost forever !!!, Put a small washing up sponge abrasive side down on a small saucer put in your new humidor soak the sponge with distilled water and leave closed for 48 hours check humidity level is between 68 to 72 RH if not in this tolerance re wet the sponge and leave for another 24 hours repeat as necessary

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  5. fahed
    April 16, 2015

    You can put Boveda even in to the distelled water and in 3-4 days pack will be refilled

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  6. Tee
    April 21, 2015

    About how long do the Boveda packs last? Also, there are two sizes: which was used in this review? Thanks.

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  7. Inspector
    April 21, 2015

    @Wee Liam & @fahed
    Indeed, the packs can be reused, I’d avoid contact with distilled water as Wee Liam said.

    @Peter Driver
    Thanks for your comment. I haven’t had this kind of issues but I see your point – might be a good idea to be on the safe side.

    @Tee
    Depending on your environment humidity, these can last anywhere from 3-4 weeks to a few months. In my case I’ve used the 60 gram 72% ones, needed one unit for a small 50-count humidor.

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  8. Paul
    December 12, 2015

    do the crystal type humidifiers that you put the TCC solution in have
    a life to them? Mine was working great. adding the TCC solution when
    needed. Now seems to have stopped Humidity holding at 62%

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  9. Inspector
    December 12, 2015

    @Paul
    All of the humidifiers do become less efficient with time. How long did you use yours for?

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  10. Matuka
    February 4, 2016

    Yep… Boveduh packs are great. Boveda. easy and awesome and do a good job hovering around what the packet says or so. I have a bunch of 72% 60gram Bovedas to use for my hummidor. hummy. so yeah. recommended

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  11. Dan Leemon
    September 20, 2017

    I have a Daniels humidifier. Holds approx 100 cigars
    I resently tried a 100 cigar crystal gel humidifier but only get 62 humidity so l added another 50 crystal gol humidifier still only get between 62 /65 humidity,only have 20 petite coronas in the humidifier..lwould prefer around 70 humidity. What do you suggest.

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  12. Dan Leemon
    September 20, 2017

    I have a Daniels humidifier. Holds approx 100 cigars
    I resently tried a 100 cigar crystal gel humidifier but only get 62 humidity so l added another 50 crystal gelato humidifier still only get between 62 /65 humidity,only have 20 petite coronas in the humidifier..lwould prefer around 70 humidity. What do you suggest.

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