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Subject Topic: Can you re-use a Humidipak/Boveda? Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by RodTheCarGuy on December-26-2013 at 10:51 - IP Logged
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Boveda says it's "The world's first 2-way humidity control" system.  So here's my question.

When the Boveda Humidipak has given up some of it's moisture to the humidor, can you replace it with fresh Humidipaks and place those "used" humidipaks in a container with a bowl of distilled water to allow the used humidipak to re-absorb moisture so you can use it all over again?

It seems that physical science would indicate this can be done, since it's a 2-way system.  In fact, I actually placed a used Boveda humidipak right into distilled water, and left it there for a few days. 

It seemed to re-absorb the water, and once removed from the water for several hours, the feel of the paper coating of the humidipak felt and looked the same as a new one.

I've left the re-used humidipak in a ziplock bag now for a month with a calibrated hydrometer, and it seems to be working perfectly.

Any thoughts or comments?



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Hello Rod!
I have finally found some time to help you ask your question as I have been interested in that issue as well.
To be sincere, I have never re-used any of my Boveda packs - simply because I needed them only when I travelled with my cigars. But I heard a lot of interesting opinions on how to revive the used packets.
Put them either in an airtight container with a cup of distilled water or take a piece of moist paper towel and stick it in a ziplock bag along with your old humidipack. That's it! It will absorb the moisture (the water) and will be ready to be used again. That is exactly the way you did with your Bovedas, and I think it's a great way to keep proper humidity in your humidor and pay less for the luxury of keeping your babies in shape.

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WoW! That's a good question and answer. I have never considered that option simply because I have never used Boveda packs before.
Thank you for the topic and the answer, guys!

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Thanks for the information, guys. I will try to re-use my Boveda packs after they dry out and tell you about the results here.

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Very interesting information, thank you all.

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