The Way To Pick The Best Cigar Humidors? Reason #496

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The Way To Pick The Best Cigar Humidors? Reason #496

Сообщение FrankJScott » 31 мар 2021, 00:22

6 Cigar Humidification Methods

Now you have a good understanding of exactly what a hygrometer does and everything can happen if your humidity is too high or too low, let's talk about how to actually control the humidity in your humidor. Unfortunately, you can't 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 the"puck" which is included with humidors the majority of the time and needs one to boil it in propylene glycol. I found it to be a bit of a guessing game because you have to be sure your"puck" doesn't run out of juice. It had been mostly stressful because I utilized the crummy free version in my humidor so results may vary. But after I upgraded to some Xikar puck, it was smooth sailing. I just had to re-soak every 30-45 days and found it to be more consistent. Soaking a humidor puck is very simple. It takes approximately 30 seconds and you simply buy the propylene glycol separately. This remedy is odorless and only replaces water as a more pure form of moisture. Using tap water may cause issues due to chlorine or other substances, and bottled water won't stay moist provided that propylene glycol.

2. The Tubes or Mini Jars Cigar Humidification Method
Xikar and Drymistat make quite simple to use products which you can just open and pop it into a humidor such as this
wineador. These have a much more controlled way of handling humidity than the puck technique. The only bad thing is that you need to replace these entirely the majority of the time every 3-6 months completely. I don't advise trying to"re-soak" them together with the propylene glycol. The beauty of them, particularly the tubes is that they don't take up much room in your humidor. But, depending on how big the jar format will work better:

3. The Boveda Packs Cigar Humidification Method
Like the tubes or jar 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 utilize for my tupperdor today. But they could err a bit on the high side in terms of humidity should you use them at a tupperdor. I would like to go a few percentages lower than your desired humidity for a result if you have a tupperdor. (These packs are available in all different humidity levels.) Otherwise they do a fantastic job of consuming humidity if it's too high and growing if it's too low. As soon as your pack is stiff, then you just throw it away. That being said, many claim to be able to recharge these very easily simply by soaking them for a couple of days once they get stiff. Even though this might be a great way to spend less, the recharged packs definitely will not be as accurate as an original. To discover more about how to recharge, check out this YouTube tutorial. For me personally, I don't recharge since if I'm going to spend hundreds of dollars on cigars, I do not wish 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 advocate across cigar forums. This company revolves around these beads and they've a lot of diehard followers to their product. These are popular with larger humidors or even wineadors. These are most likely one of the costlier options but continue forever. They do require spraying of distilled water after week or two though so you've got to abide by a program. This way is a bit more geared towards the advanced cigar collectors. Typically, cigar collectors will have a pouch of those beads or a coating at the base of their wineador.

5. The Electric Cigar Humidification Method
There's nothing better than the set it and overlook a electric humidifier, especially in the event that you have a big or valuable collection. All these are a bit expensive when compared with the other choices such as
wineador but there's the advantage of very little upkeep. The units work best if plugged in -- so you will be required to run a flat cord to the outside of your humidor. However some of those units have a few really cool features like wi-fi capabilities and can humidify up to 1,000 cigars! (That would be a good deal of Boveda packs...) You do need to replace the cartridge every 6 -- 12 months but it's comparatively cheap.

6. The Kitty Litter Cigar Humidification Method
For a bigger wineador setup, many recommend kitty litter as a viable option to control humidity. This is a very similar technique to the Heartfelt beads strategy outlined previously. The key is to get a kitty litter without a fragrance and spray on distilled water every two to three weeks as required. I have seen very positive reviews from Exquisicat Crystals with very low fructose nor odor.

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