Your Guide to Using Boveda Humidity Packs

Why Should I Use Boveda in My Cigar Humidor?

Boveda is the global leader in two-way humidification and have revolutionized methods for maintaining the relative humidity in a cigar humidor with their patented proprietary 2-way humidity membrane and packet.

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How Do Boveda Humidity Packs Work?

Boveda humidity packs work through two-way humidification. This means that Boveda packs will absorb any excess humidity inside your humidor and only emits humidity when it drops below the pack’s specifications. 

This effect occurs through simple chemistry using salt. The chemistry of the salt and solution allow for humidity to stabilize at a certain humidity level with the amount of salt that they use in each packet.

Hence if you use a 72% Boveda pack chances are there is a little bit less salt then say a 69% Pack or a 62% pack.

Can You Use Boveda With Other Cigar Humidifiers?

Our experts at Cigar Star says yes!

Through years of experience and testing, we have discovered new methods for enhancing the environment in a cigar humidor and encourage our customers to use our crystal bead transparent cigar humidifiers inside their cigar humidor. Doing this will add humidity and moisture inside your humidor that is needed for maintaining the freshness and quality of your cigars.

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Because Boveda humidity packs work through a two-way humidification system, meaning that it can add and remove humidity in a humidor, it’s highly unlikely that you will over-humidify your humidor by using Boveda with other cigar humidifiers. 

Maintaining Optimal Relative Humidity with Multiple Humidifiers

Imagine this, you place a cup of water inside a container with a Boveda pack. The pack will probably last well over a year because it has the ability to absorb the humidity / water that the cup of water is emitting through evaporation.

The same theory goes with your cigar humidor if you add one of our crystal bead humidification humidifiers inside your cigar humidor along with humidity packs you get long lasting precise relative humidity.

Therefore, the Boveda humidity packs will not have to work as hard maintaining the desired humidity in your cigar humidor. On the other hand, by having the added humidity in your humidor, your two-way humidity pack will last longer. This means you’ll save money in replacing your Boveda packs over the long run, all while keeping the precise humidity that you desire inside your cigar humidor.

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Can You Recharge Boveda Humidity Packs?

Our experts have experimented with recharging Boveda packs and found that you lose the precision of the pack after being recharged or rehydrated.

There are many videos on YouTube that show you how to recharge a Boveda back and they have worked by wrapping in a wet paper towel or submerging in a bowl of water for a few days.

Keep in mind, again you lose the precision of obtaining the precise RH and ability to keep the precise desired humidity level indicated on the packet whether it be 62% 69% or 72%.

Keep Your Cigars Fresh and Flavorful with Boveda

If you’re looking for a reliable way to maintain the relative humidity in your humidor, our Cigar Star experts recommend adding Boveda inside your cigar humidor as a secondary humidification device. Explore our cigar humidifiers to ensure your collection stays fresh and in top-condition.