humi-bov62Boveda makes some incredible little humidification packets.  They release at a very precise humidity level that’s labelled on the package, and you can select them based on your preference.  They’re great for travel humidors, shipping products, or calibrating hygrometers.  Because they’re a 2-way humidity control, there’s no such thing as having too many in your humidor.

But like any product they have a lifespan.  In Boveda’s words “the life of any Boveda is based on how hard it has to work.”    Anyone that has used these knows that after some time the packs begin to dry out.  At this point you throw them away and buy more recharge them, and use them again!

Re-humidifying A Boveda Pack

Screen Shot 2015-09-14 at 9.29.49 PMThere are several variations to this method, but in general the method to rehydrate a Boveda is simple.  Take a small tupperware container that you would typically put salad dressing in, and fill it 1/2 to 3/4 full of distilled water.  Throw this in the microwave for about 30 seconds so that it’s warm.  Now place this container, along with the Boveda packs to recharge, in a larger sealable container, making sure not to get things wet.  Close the larger container.

Leave the container alone for about one to two weeks and the packs should become soft and full again.  Doing this before they become crispy will greatly increase the odds of recovery.  The larger the pack, and the higher the humidity the pack is rated for, the longer it will take.

Try rehumidifying your Boveda packs and let us know how it works out for you!

– David

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