What are Boveda Packs?
Boveda Packs are an amazing invention. Each pack is rated for a certain humidity level, either 75%, 72%, 69% or 65%.
Simply place the correct number of Boveda packets inside your humidor to maintain a precise relative humidity. Each Boveda packet consists of a specially prepared saturated solution of pure water and natural salt. This saturated solution is contained within a water-vapor permeable reverse osmosis membrane. Within a closed desktop humidor Boveda maintains a predetermined level of (RH) by releasing or absorbing purified water-vapor as needed through the membrane.
Boveda Packs are only to be used once, they are not refillable. They become very stiff when the contents are spent.
These amazing packs last around 2 months in an average humidor.
How many Boveda packs do I need for cigars and or tobacco storage?
There is a simple formula to determine how may Boveda Packs you require.
You will need one Pack for the Humidor itself and then one pack for every 50 cigars of CAPACITY. So if you have a humidor that holds 40 cigars, use 2 packs. If your box holds 75 cigars, use 3 packs. 100 cigars, 3 packs. You get the picture.
The same formula holds true when starting your humidor off with the seasoning packs.
How many Boveda packs do I need for herbal storage?
Boveda Packs are safe to use with your herbs and will allow you to keep your product fresh for longer. Herb is best stored at 72% humidity and is safe to touch the Boveda packets.
*These recommendations are based on the assumption that the herbs are stored in a container with a good seal and vapor-barrier qualities. The tighter the seal, the more efficiently the Boveda will work.