How to use the Boveda 84% 2 Way Seasoning Packs
Because Boveda technology is used in a multitude of industries and cigar manufacturer packaging, we can test in our laboratory how to achieve the proper moisture content for any given item. We know it takes 14 days of exposure to 84% relative humidity to slowly and completely moisturize a wooden humidor. Any other seasoning method is dangerous and you'll get mixed results at best.
Like all Boveda products, our seasoning packs are easy to use and take the guesswork out of seasoning your new humidor or re-seasoning your humidor in the winter. Boveda seasoning packets provide a complete and even equilibration of moisture without causing mold or warping which can happen when following more antiquated seasoning methods.
The first step is to buy the proper amount of Boveda 84% Seasoning Packs to season your humidor. This is size dependent and Boveda offers both the 8 Gram Packs as well as the 60 Gram Packs (and a 320 gram for other applications). Use one 60 Gram Pack for every 25 Cigars (you can get very specific with this if you start using 8 Gram Packs, about 0.42 Grams for every Cigar. For example, an 8 Gram Pack will work great for 3-4 Cigars)
Simply place the correct amount of Boveda seasoning packs inside your humidor (without cigars) and wait 14 days. Then replace the seasoning Boveda (84% RH) with regular Boveda 62%-75% RH. Again, use one packet for every 25 cigars your humidor can hold. For example a 100 count humidor would require four packs.
Don't worry about what your hygrometer is reading while you season. The moisture of the air is not the moisture content of the wood.
What do you do with your cigars while your humidor is seasoning? We recommend placing them in a tupperware container, cooler, or Humidor Bag with 69% Boveda while you wait for your humidor to season. (Humidor Bags come pre-loaded with Boveda)
*Do not mix different Boveda RH levels within the same container, and do not use Boveda in the same container with other humidification products. They will fight against each other and reduce the efficiency of the Boveda.
One might expect that if you use a high RH Boveda in the same container as a lower RH Boveda that you'll achieve an environment somewhere in the middle. That is not the case, instead the moisture just transfers back and forth between the Bovedas.
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