Cigar Humidification

Boveda Humidipacks Life Cycle

Q. What’s the lifespan on the Boveda 69% Humidipacks?
– T. Powell in Easton, PA

A. From my experience, they last for a minimum of 30 days. The best way to tell when you need to replace your Boveda Humidipack is when the packet begins to feel like it’s crystallizing. In other words, once the packet starts to feel crunchy, it’s on its last legs.

Here’s some other useful information I found on the Boveda website.
The number of Boveda packets to use depends on the cubic volume of the humidor regardless of how many cigars are actually stored inside. As guide, start with two Boveda packets for the first 50 cigars the humidor can hold, plus one additional packet for every 50 cigars the humidor can hold thereafter. For example, a 75-count humidor would need three Boveda packets two for the first 50 the humidor can hold and one additional packet for up to the next 50 cigars the humidor can hold.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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