6 Cigar Humidification Approaches
Now that you have a good comprehension of exactly what a hygrometer does and what can happen if your humidity is too high or too low, let us talk about how to actually control the humidity in your humidor. Unfortunately, you can not just use a damp paper towel in a ziplock bag...
1. The Hockey Puck Humidification Method
The unofficial hockey puck method was my very first way to control the humidity in my humidor and boy, was it trying. This is actually the"puck" that is included with humidors most of the time and needs one to boil it in propylene glycol. I found it for a bit of a guessing game because you have to make sure that your"puck" doesn't run out of juice. It was mostly stressful since I utilized the crummy free version from my humidor so results may vary. I found I had to soak the puck every 15 days or so using a humidor of 30 cigars. But once I upgraded to some Xikar puck, it was smooth sailing. I only had to re-soak each 30-45 days and found it to be much more consistent. Soaking a humidor puck is quite easy. It takes approximately 30 minutes and you just purchase the propylene glycol individually. This solution is odorless and just replaces water as a more pure form of moisture. Using tap water may create problems because of chlorine or other chemicals, and bottled water will not stay moist provided that propylene glycol.
2. The Tubes or Mini Jars Cigar Humidification Method
Xikar and Drymistat make very easy to use products which you may just open and pop it in a humidor such as this
wineador. These have a much more controlled way of managing humidity than the puck technique. The only bad thing is you have to replace these completely the majority of the time every 3-6 weeks completely. I don't recommend attempting to"re-soak" them together with the propylene glycol. The attractiveness of these, especially the tubes is they don't take up much room in your humidor. However, depending on how big the jar format may work better:
3. The Boveda Packs Cigar Humidification Method
Similar to the jar or tubes out of Xikar and Drymistat, it is possible to go with a very controlled method of Boveda humidity packs. These are my favorite cigar humidification strategy and ones that I use for the tupperdor today. But they can err a bit on the high side concerning humidity should you use them at a tupperdor. I'd aim to go several percentages lower in the desired humidity as a result if you've got a tupperdor. They do a fantastic job of absorbing humidity if it's too high and increasing if it is too low. As soon as your pack is stiff, you then just throw it off. That having been said, many claim to have the ability to recharge these quite easily simply by soaking them for a couple of days once they get stiff. Although this may be a great way to spend less, the recharged packs certainly will not be as accurate as an original. To discover more about the way to recharge, take a look at this YouTube tutorial. For me personally, I don't recharge since if I'm going to spend hundreds of bucks on cigars, I do not want to cut any corners to save a couple bucks on Boveda packs.
4. The Heartfelt Beads Humidification Method
Heartfelt beads are a frequent humidity method which many recommend across java forums. This provider revolves around these beads and they have a great deal of diehard followers for their product. These are popular with larger humidors or even wineadors. These are probably one of the more expensive choices but last forever. They do require spraying of water following two or week though so you have to abide by a schedule. This way is a bit more geared towards the advanced cigar collectors. Normally, cigar collectors will have a pouch of those a coating at the base of the wineador.
5. The Electric Cigar Humidification Method
There's nothing greater than the place it and overlook an electric humidifier, particularly in the event that you've got a big or valuable set. These are a little expensive compared to the other options such as
whynter arc 14s but there is the benefit of very little upkeep. The units work great if plugged -- so you will be asked to conduct a flat cable into the outside of your humidor. However some of those units have a few really cool features like wi-fi capacities and can humidify around 1,000 cigars! (That would be a lot of Boveda packs...) You do have to replace the cartridge every 6 -- 12 weeks but it's relatively cheap.
6. The Kitty Litter Cigar Humidification Method
For a bigger wineador installation, many recommend kitty litter as a viable option to control humidity. This is a very similar method to the Heartfelt beads strategy outlined previously. The crucial thing is to get a kitty litter without a fragrance and spray on distilled water every two to three weeks as needed. I've seen very positive reviews out of Exquisicat Crystals with very low dust nor scent.
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