Bůveda (pronounced Boa-va-dah) is an easy to use super-revolutionary patented technology that provides the world's first disposable 2-way humidity control. Specifically designed for desktop humidors to maintain a constant, predetermined level of relative humidity inside your humidor. The 2-way humidity control works by continually responding and adjusting to the outside temperature and climate by either adding or removing humidityóas neededóto maintain a predetermined level of relative humidity (RH). The disposable packets will last approximately one month, and then are disposed of and replaced with fresh packets. The Boveda packets create the proper aging environment for your cigars and eliminate all maintenance and anxiety while preventing growth of mold. Simply place a Bůveda pack for every 50 cigars inside your humidor and one pack to keep the humidor seasoned to maintain a precise relative humidity. Perfect for traveling - put cigars in a zip lock bag & throw in a Boveda packet! Each Bůveda packet consists of a specially prepared saturated solution of pure water and natural salt. This saturated solution is contained within a water-vapor permeable ďreverse osmosisĒ membrane. Available in Relative Humidity of 62% 65% 69% 72% 75% and 84% (exclusively for seasoning), simply choose the moisture level where you most enjoy your cigars! Boveda comes in a sealed plastic bag and has a lifespan of 60 days if opened. If sealed and stored in a well-humidified humidor, the lifespan increases to 1 year. 5ľĒ x 3ĹĒ. (shipping weight 0 lbs)Boveda spanish cedar holders
Please Note: Do not mix Boveda RH levels within the same humidor, and do not use Boveda in the same humidor with other humidification products. They will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of the Boveda.Why shouldnít I use Boveda with other humidification devices?
Boveda was designed as a stand-alone 2-way moisture control. When you introduce a wet sponge, crystal, gel or beads, Boveda is absorbing the very high humidity given off by these 1-way humidification devices, giving you mixed results. Just use at least one Boveda per 25 cigar capacity for perfect and predictably precise results.How do I choose the right number of Boveda?
We recommend using at least one 60 gram Boveda per 25 cigars your humidor holds, even if it isnít full. Itís still air space and wood that needs proper humidification. And because Boveda will never over-humidify beyond the number on the pack, using more than is recommended will just work more efficiently and need to be replaced less often. So with Boveda, you can never buy more than you need.When do I know when they need to be replaced?
All Boveda will turn into a solid wafer when theyíre dead. So itís short of that, when there arenít many soft spots left, that youíll want to replace them. Pronounced crystallization and hardening of the corners first is completely normal.Can Boveda directly touch my tobacco?
Absolutely. Boveda is 100% safe to lay on / in / amongst your tobacco.What humidity level do I need?
Boveda is available in 62, 65, 69, 72, 75 and 84 (exclusively for seasoning). 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, itís not uncommon for the actual RH to be stable anywhere from 2-6 points below the Boveda RH youíve chosen. This is why we recommend 72% for your first set after seasoning. If itís 72 on the nose, youíre perfect. If it drops a few points, youíre still perfect. Based on how your humidor performs, you can decide whether to move to 62, 65, 69 or 75.Iíve been using my humidor for a while, do I need to re-season?
A. If an accurate hygrometer (calibrate it with our calibration kit) tells you youíre 60% or less, re-season it with our 84% Boveda. While the humidor is re-seasoning, REMOVE all cigars, put them in Tupperware with 69 or 72% and theyíll be perfect while your humidor conditions. It MAY NOT take the usual 14 days to season, since youíre 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 itís 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 itís finished. NOTE: Because the Boveda are essentially seasoning while caring for the cigars, theyíre working double hard. So the first set of Boveda will not last as long as subsequent sets will.
C. If you havenít calibrated your hygrometer with our kit, you can never be certain whatís happening in your humidor or how to fix it. Hygrometers are imprecise and require calibration. With our one step kit, youíll know the accuracy of your hygrometer in 24 hours.Do I use Boveda along with sponge/crytals/gel/beads?
No, throw them out. Theyíre only reservoirs for holding water and only give off 100% humidity Ė despite their claims. Those items give off flavors and films that keep you from enjoying your cigars the way the master blender intended.