6 Cigar Humidification Approaches
Now that you have a good comprehension of exactly what a hygrometer does and everything can occur if your humidity is too high or too low, let's discuss how to really control the humidity in your humidor. Unfortunately, you can not just use a moist paper towel in a ziplock bag...
1. The Hockey Puck Humidification Method
The unofficial hockey puck system was my first way to control the humidity in my humidor and boy, was it stressful. This is actually the"puck" that is included with humidors most of the time and needs one to boil it in propylene glycol. I discovered it for a bit of a guessing game because you need to be sure that your"puck" does not run out of juice. It was mainly stressful because I used the crummy free version from my humidor so results may vary. But once I updated to a 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 seconds and you just purchase the propylene glycol individually. This solution is odorless and only replaces water as a more pure form of moisture. Using tap water may cause problems due to 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 quite simple to use products that you may just open and pop it into a humidor such as this
air purifier for smoke. These include a much more controlled way of handling humidity compared to the puck technique. The only bad thing is that you need to replace these completely most of the time each 3-6 weeks completely. I don't advise attempting to"re-soak" them together with the propylene glycol. The attractiveness of these, especially the tubes, is that they don't occupy 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 tubes or jar out of Xikar and Drymistat, you can go with a very controlled system of Boveda humidity packs. These are my favourite cigar humidification strategy and ones that I utilize for my tupperdor today. But they could err a little on the high side in terms of humidity if you use them in a tupperdor. I would aim to go a few percentages lower than your desired humidity as a result if you've got a tupperdor. (These packs come in all different humidity levels.) Otherwise they do a great job of absorbing humidity whether it's too high and increasing if it is too low. Once your pack is stiff, then you simply throw it off. That having been said, many claim to be able to recharge these very easily simply by soaking them for a few days after they get stiff. Although this may be a great way to save money, the recharged packs definitely won't be as precise 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 because 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 common humidity method which many advocate across java forums. This company revolves round these beads and they have a great deal of diehard followers to their product. These are popular with larger humidors or wineadors. These are most likely one of the costlier choices but continue forever. They do need 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 more advanced cigar collectors. Normally, cigar collectors will have a pouch of these beads or a coating at the base of their wineador.
5. The Electric Cigar Humidification Method
There is nothing greater than the place it and overlook a electric humidifier, particularly if you've got a large or precious collection. These are a little expensive when compared with the other choices such as
rabbitair but there is the benefit of very little upkeep. The components also work great if plugged in -- so you'll be asked to conduct a flat cable into the outside of your humidor. However some of those units have some really cool features like wi-fi capacities and can humidify up to 1,000 cigars! (That could be a good deal of Boveda packs...) You do have to replace the cartridge every 6 -- 12 weeks but it's relatively inexpensive.
6. The Kitty Litter Cigar Humidification Method
For a bigger wineador setup, many advocate kitty litter as a viable option to control humidity. This is a very similar technique to this Heartfelt beads strategy outlined above. The key is to get a kitty litter without a odor and spray on distilled water every two to three weeks as required. I've seen very positive testimonials out of Exquisicat Crystals with very low fructose nor odor.
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