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New humidor - What humidification type to use?
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mrnasser
Posted 1/22/2016 6:02 AM (#643643)
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Hey guys/gals!

I recently purchased the Princeton Ebony 130 count humidor (currently still seasoning) and I was wondering what you thought would be the best humidification device for it?? Boveda packs? heartfelt beads? cigar oasis excel? I would like to know what you have best results with! I am coming from a small 20 count humidor where I would use boveda packs, I just don't know if I want to fill the new humidor with them because it'll take about 6 packs and that will get expensive fast to keep that up!
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tjm0831
Posted 1/22/2016 6:12 AM (#643648 - in reply to #643643)
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Boveda packs, for sure. They are convenient and quick. Cigar Oasis is a great setup, but for a 130 humidor its really not necessary. As to the number of packs you use, 4 packs would probably keep you where you need to be. The more packs you add, the longer they will last though. Plus you can always revive dead packs with distilled water.
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Gustoff
Posted 1/22/2016 6:15 AM (#643650 - in reply to #643643)
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Boveda is awesome. I use Boveda in one, HF or cheaphumidor.com beads in another, and an Oasis in another. All work great.
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Posted 1/22/2016 6:41 AM (#643661 - in reply to #643643)
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I prefer the Boveda pack's and as mentioned before, they can be recharged so after the initial investment all you need is some distilled water and a suitable container and you can make them good as new again.
Check out the link for how to do this. http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=4205...
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bigjohn20081983
Posted 1/22/2016 10:20 AM (#643695 - in reply to #643643)
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I'm a boveda guy as well. Another option not yet mentioned is kitty litter.
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appollo
Posted 1/22/2016 11:03 AM (#643703 - in reply to #643661)
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I have to agree with bovida for that size humidor.great system and they can be recharged.For a larger unit like a cooler you might what to try a different method.
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Posted 1/22/2016 11:07 AM (#643706 - in reply to #643643)
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Another vote for Boveda! Nice looking humidor too!
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Posted 1/22/2016 11:08 AM (#643707 - in reply to #643643)
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I like a hybrid system of Water/PG in a humidifier with a boveda pack. This sets up a dynamic equilibrium, keeping the Boveda charged, and the Boveda regulating the humidity.
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Posted 1/22/2016 11:57 AM (#643711 - in reply to #643707)
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While I don't use any solutions I do use a combo of DW and Bovedas. They are easily re-charged and I have only bought about 12 over the past 4 years making them quite inexpensive and an efficient method of humidification.....
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Posted 1/22/2016 12:49 PM (#643723 - in reply to #643707)
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Jackal - 1/22/2016 1:08 PM I like a hybrid system of Water/PG in a humidifier with a boveda pack. This sets up a dynamic equilibrium, keeping the Boveda charged, and the Boveda regulating the humidity.

That's a great idea. Wish I'd thought of it. :)

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mrnasser
Posted 1/22/2016 1:42 PM (#643742 - in reply to #643643)
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Thanks everyone for the tips! Looks like I'll be buying some more boveda packs! LOL, and I think I'm going to keep my eye out for those Tupperware's with the dividers to easily recharge them!
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Posted 1/22/2016 1:48 PM (#643743 - in reply to #643742)
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My aging humidor holds about 120 sticks, and I use 2 Boveda packs to keep it humidified, so I'd be surprised if you would need more than that. I use the 69% in this one, and she holds a steady 65-68% year 'round. Recharge em, rotate em, and then you can smoke em...the cigars that is!
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Posted 1/22/2016 2:55 PM (#643753 - in reply to #643643)
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I prefer heartfelt beads but only because I enjoy "recharging" beads more that I do Boveda packs (I still do it though). Both solutions are equally effective. I see no difference between the two and I do have some humidors with only packs, some with only beads, some with both and even a Wineador that runs on DW/PG along with the beads, kinda what Jackal uses.

As long as you stay away from green foam type humidification device you'll be fine but I figure an Oasis is a bit of an overkill for a 130 count humidor. Maybe 6 large Boveda packs is also not necessary for your humidor by the way. I ran a 250 count with only 4 packs for years and I'm in Canada where winters are dry as can be.

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Posted 1/22/2016 3:20 PM (#643758 - in reply to #643753)
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Mojo66 - 1/22/2016 6:55 PM

I prefer heartfelt beads but only because I enjoy "recharging" beads more that I do Boveda packs (I still do it though). Both solutions are equally effective. I see no difference between the two and I do have some humidors with only packs, some with only beads, some with both and even a Wineador that runs on DW/PG along with the beads, kinda what Jackal uses.

As long as you stay away from green foam type humidification device you'll be fine but I figure an Oasis is a bit of an overkill for a 130 count humidor. Maybe 6 large Boveda packs is also not necessary for your humidor by the way. I ran a 250 count with only 4 packs for years and I'm in Canada where winters are dry as can be.

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I agree with S├ębastien , I use Heartfelt beads exclusively and am very happy with them over the last 5 years. With that said, I have heard nothing but good things about Boveda in smaller humidors. I do not think you can go wrong either way
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