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Boveda Recharge
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Longhorn
Posted 1/5/2016 5:20 PM (#636720)
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Read the thread started by C130Driver about altering a foam humidification device and the subsequent posts about Boveda and recharging them.

I do this frequently - my local B&M saves the Bovedas that come in the boxes they buy and I occasionally grab a handful when in the shop.

I found these divided Rubbermaid "Take-Alongs" for about $2.50 for a three pack at a local dollar store (Walmart, grocery stores carry them too) that are prefect for recharging. Just add a little distilled water in the smaller reservoir, put the Bovedas in the other side, put the lid on it and... voila!

I maintain several to separate the different humidity levels (69, 72, etc.). Trust me, you have to do this!

Once recharged, just put them in a zip-lock bag. Or, leave alone - they'll reach a saturation point and stop taking more moisture.




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millarddj
Posted 1/5/2016 5:29 PM (#636721 - in reply to #636720)
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Great example. Those dual-compartment containers look perfect. I will have to keep an eye out for these.
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Gustoff
Posted 1/5/2016 5:38 PM (#636722 - in reply to #636720)
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Thats a great idea! I was just contemplating the best way to facilitate a recharge of my bovedas. Problem solved!
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Posted 1/5/2016 6:24 PM (#636725 - in reply to #636720)
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That is a good idea, I have always just used a large Ziploc with a small bowl of DW but those containers if nothing else would be neater in appearance and provide a more long term storage option.
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bmac7754
Posted 1/5/2016 6:41 PM (#636726 - in reply to #636720)
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Great example Brad of how to recharge these.  Also for ideas check out this thread from Ted a while back.  http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=26658&start=1#top

I also upgraded to the tuperware divider he used, and got to say I love it.  Seals tight, and never touches the water. 

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Posted 1/5/2016 10:19 PM (#636740 - in reply to #636720)
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I like this idea I just use a jar with a rubber seal that latches down and a whiskey glass. Just put the glass with distilled water in the jar toss the Boveda around the glass and seal it up and let it go.
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McBryde
Posted 1/6/2016 3:47 AM (#636747 - in reply to #636720)
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I had one I left in mine way too long, and figured out that they will charge way over there percentage though!

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Cfickter
Posted 1/6/2016 4:36 AM (#636749 - in reply to #636720)
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Brad, great post and a money saving tip. Been doing this for a little while now and works like a charm
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nirab
Posted 1/6/2016 6:32 AM (#636755 - in reply to #636749)
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Great idea on the split container, Brad! I've been using a Tupperware container with a small bowl of distilled water in the middle and the Boveda packs positioned around the outside of the bowl...until now!!! Gonna pick up some of these containers this weekend. Thanks!
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benchjockey
Posted 1/6/2016 6:58 AM (#636762 - in reply to #636720)
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Very helpful thread.
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C130Driver
Posted 1/7/2016 11:12 PM (#637237 - in reply to #636720)
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At what point do you give them the recharge? I know they say they're done when they turn hard. Do you wait til that point or do you need to do the recharge before they are that far gone?
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Longhorn
Posted 1/8/2016 4:26 AM (#637245 - in reply to #636720)
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You can recharge at any time - even completely dried ones.
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C130Driver
Posted 1/8/2016 6:49 AM (#637265 - in reply to #637245)
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That's solid info. I have one I use for my travel humidor, but it's got a lot of life yet and it's the only one I've ever had. I must sheepishly admit when it started to dry out I was planning to recharge it and was under the impression you applied the water directly to the Boveda. So... thanks for the save. I was wondering how the paper survived.

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ninfiction
Posted 1/8/2016 7:28 AM (#637270 - in reply to #637265)
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C130Driver - 1/8/2016 8:49 AM

That's solid info. I have one I use for my travel humidor, but it's got a lot of life yet and it's the only one I've ever had. I must sheepishly admit when it started to dry out I was planning to recharge it and was under the impression you applied the water directly to the Boveda. So... thanks for the save. I was wondering how the paper survived.


I've used the submersion method a few times. The paper didn't break down at all, but I would think that it would eventually. It recharges much quicker soaking it but it really doesn't take too long with the non-soaking method.
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