Boveda Boveda has knocked it out of the park with this one! Their patented 2-way humidification system means that the humidity is regulated to the perfect level, If the level drops the Boveda packs releases moisture bringing it back up. If the humidity rises, the Boveda pack soaks it up, keeping it at the perfect humidity no matter the atmospheric changes. Unlike distilled water and PG solutions with sponges/gel/crystals/beads which can affect your tobacco products, Boveda's reverse-osmosis membrane only releases pure water vapor and Boveda will never damage anything through direct contact.
You can easily tell when it is time to dispose of the Boveda, you will begin to notice a granular feel to the pouch. Once the packet solidifies then its time to replace
8 gram Boveda are for small containers and travel humidors, where our larger 60 gram pack will not fit. For desktop humidors and large containers you'll want to use the large 60 gram Boveda size Available in a variety of RH levels, Boveda provides a perfectly stable environment for the storage of tobacco
84% Humidity Pack for New Humidors All wooden humidors need to be seasoned before use. The reason is two-fold; (1) to raise the moisture level in the wood so it'll be in equilibrium with your cigars, otherwise the wood will rob moisture from your cigars if it's too dry, and (2) the lid won't seal as well as it should.
If you live in a dry climate it's not unusual to need to re-season once a year, usually during the dry winter months.
There are a lot of ways to improperly season a wooden humidor, most of which you'll see by trolling YouTube videos on the subject. The #1 easiest way to way to destroy a fine humidor is to wipe it down with distilled water. That uneven and instant shock to the wood will usually lead to warping, a bad seal, and lay the groundwork for mold growth.
Nothing could be easier. Simply place the correct amount of Boveda seasoning packs inside your humidor (without cigars) and wait 14 days. Then replace the seasoning Boveda (84% RH) with regular Boveda 62%-75% RH. Use one packet for every 25 cigars your humidor can hold. For example a 100 count humidor would require four packs.
Don't worry about what your hygrometer is reading while you season. The moisture of the air is not the moisture content of the wood.
What do you do with your cigars while your humidor is seasoning? We recommend placing them in a tupperware container, cooler, or Humidor Bag with 69% Boveda while you wait for your humidor to season. (Humidor Bags come pre-loaded with Boveda)