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KnowledgeBase --> Tips & Tricks --> Drying out Over Humidified Beads
Drying out Over Humidified Beads

Well it's that time of the year again for me. So I thought i'd write this up as it comes up from time to time. I live Maryland where we get crazy high humidity in the summer months. In the winter months I work to keep the humidity up by having to spray my beads occasionally. I have the opposite problem in the summer - my beads become saturated and need to be purged from moisture. It's easy to tell when this is needed because, without spraying the beads, the humidity will continue to climb above 70% (I like to keep my humidors around 65%.)

So 2 tricks for drying the beads out are the following:
  1. Oven - Bake them in an oven safe dish on 200 for about an hour to 1.5 hours. Do not go above 200 as they can start to crack and split at higher temperatures as the moisture hits a boiling point.

  2. Hair Dryer - Hit them with a hair dryer on medium in a deep bowl for about 10 mins while continuing to stir them up. Be careful with the force of the air as you can easily scatter them all over your floor if not careful.

That's all folks!
-Paul




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