Boveda FAQ

General Information

I am new to Boveda Humidity Packs. What are they?
Do I need to activate the Boveda Humidty Packets? Or maintain them?
Boveda Packs, how long do they last?
What "Strength Humidity" do I need?
Where can buy Boveda Packs?
Do you sell wholesale Boveda Humidity Packs?
Can Boveda Humidity packs touch my herbs?
When do I know when the Boveda Packs need to be replaced?
Can Boveda Humidity Packs directly touch my tobacco?
I've been using my humidor for a while, do I need Boveda Humidity Packs?
Do I use Boveda Humidity Packs along with sponge/crystals/gel/beads?

I am new to Boveda Humidity Packs. What are they?
Boveda humidity packs are secret formulated packages, used for two way humidity control. Simply insert the Boveda Humidity pack directly into your container, jar, bag or storage and close the seal the lid. The Boveda Humidity pack will control the humidity in the environment to the specific humidity percent you desire. You can purchase Boveda Humidity Packs in a variety of "humidity strengths; to provide the most suitable humidity for your needs.

Do I need to activate the Boveda Humidty Packets? Or maintain them?
No, Boveda is zero activation or maintenance!

Boveda Packs, how long do they last?
Boveda packs can last from weeks to years, depending on the package or container, how much the container is opened/closed and the ambient environment.

What "Strength Humidity" do I need?
Selecting the appropriate Boveda humidty control percent is vital for optinum results. Boveda Humidty Packs work best if the container has a good seal, and is on tight! Boveda Humidty Packs come in a large variety of sizes to meet your needs and keep your product fresh.

HERBAL WEIGHT

RECOMMENDED BOVEDA

7-14 grams 4 gram
14-28 grams 8 gram
112-450 grams 60 gram

Where can buy Boveda Packs?
HumidityPacks.com sells Boveda packs to retail and wholesale clients and are available from our website. Please be sure to select the % level you need, and ship your items for free if it's over $39!

Do you sell wholesale Boveda Humidity Packs?
Yes, we sell Boveda Humidity Packs wholesale and to the general public.

Can Boveda Humidity packs touch my herbs?
Yes, Boveda Humidity packs are 100% safe to lay on / in / among your herbs, tobacco and products.

When do I know when the Boveda Packs need to be replaced?
Boveda Humidity Packs will turn into a solid package when they are expired. So when there are not many soft spots left, then you will need to replace the Boveda Humidity Pack. Pronounced crystallization and hardening of corners first is completely normal.

Boveda Packs for Tobacco Storage:

Can Boveda Humidity Packs directly touch my tobacco?
Absolutely. Boveda is 100% safe to lay on / in / among your tobacco.

What humidity level do I need?
Boveda Humidity Packs are available in 75%, 72%, 69% or 65%. All Boveda are accurate to +/- 1% of the RH printed on the pack in an air-tight environment. Humidors are not air tight. Depending on humidor quality and ambient conditions, it's not uncommon for the actual RH to be stable anywhere from 2-6 points below the Boveda RH you've chosen. This is why we recommend 72% for your first set after seasoning. If it's 72 on the nose, you're perfect. If it drops a few points, you're still perfect. Based on how your humidor performs, you can decide whether to move to 62, 65, 69 or 75.

I've been using my humidor for a while, do I need Boveda Humidity Packs?
A. If an accurate hygrometer (calibrate it with our calibration kit) tells you you're 60% or less, re-season it with our 84%. While the humidor is re-seasoning, REMOVE all cigars, put them in Tupperware with 69 or 72% and they'll be perfect while your humidor conditions. It MAY NOT take the usual 14 days to season, since you're starting somewhere in the middle. Calibrate your hygro with our calibration kit and only leave the 84% in (1 per 25 cigars the humidor holds) until the RH inside reaches 68-72%.
B. If an accurate hygrometer (calibrate it with our calibration kit) tells you it's 60% RH or more, just use the 1 Boveda per 25 cigars it holds in 72%. This way, the 72′s are doing the rest of the seasoning while caring for your cigars and keep you at a safe RH once it's finished. NOTE: Because the Boveda are essentially seasoning while caring for the cigars, they're working double hard. So the first set of Boveda will not last as long as subsequent sets will.
C. If you haven't calibrated your hygrometer with our kit, you can never be certain what's happening in your humidor or how to fix it. Hygrometers are imprecise and require calibration. With our one step kit, you'll know the accuracy of your hygrometer in 24 hours.

Do I use Boveda Humidity Packs along with sponge/crystals/gel/beads?
No, throw them out. They're only reservoirs for holding water and only give off 100% humidity – despite their claims. Those items give off flavors and films that keep you from enjoying your cigars the way the master blender intended.