Should put a humidity control pack in there to keep ur bud from drying out from just leaving in a non air tight container/to keep it from getting moldy if your garage gets damp.
DON’T DO THIS^
Get some of these.
Choose any RH that you prefer. They control the RH with a two-way process that will either absorb or release water depending on the need of the container. Also, some people recharge them with distilled water. I haven’t tried that yet.
Some very questionable blends you have there. Use these to learn how to cut, light, draw, and generally learn how to smoke a cigar, then move up from here. The Ron Mexico for example is made as a joke cigar and is absolutely horrible. The others I am not at all familiar with. If there is a tip that helped me most in this hobby when starting out it was this: Smoking cigars is not a cheap hobby. If you try to make it one, you're really just scratching the surface of the enjoyment you can get from cigars.
You should also put a humidity control pack in there to help keep the bud fresh, you can pick one up at your local grow shop or on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-65-Percentage-Individually-Wrapped-Humidity/dp/B00FWPQ8XQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1484628468&sr=8-3&keywords=boveda&th=1
Some cigar/smoke shops and most Headshops have them. I usually add a few to my order when i get some smoking accessories. For example Amazon
Recommended pack size to weed:
Boveda 4 gram: 7-14 grams of medicine.
Boveda 8 gram: 14-28 grams of medicine.
Edit: When you are looking online you might see they are available in various humidity levels (for different stuff) and 62% is used for weed.
Sounds like you just need to recharge the Boveda Packs. Take a paper towel and dampen it with Distilled Water. Wrap the towel around the Boveda Packs and place them both into a small Tupperware container. In 24 hours, the pack will be like new.
This is the first I have heard about putting a ziplock bag around Tupperware Sounds like you don't trust your Tupperware.
Amazon as I am a Prime Member and get free shipping.
I wish 3.5g could last me a month, but usually gone in 2 days.
On Amazon, buy a bag of boveda brand humidity control. You can use the same one over and over for a couple of months.
Pour vrai perds pas ton temps et commandes toi des pads de contrôle/maintien d'humidité. Perso j'utilise les Boveda (y'a d'autres marques qui doivent faire la job aussi) que j'commande sur Amazon. Une 20aine$$ pour un pack de 10 pads de 8gram à 62% humidité.
La recette est simple:
Pot masson + 1 pad boveda + ton weed.
Criss toute dans le pot masson
Fermes le pot masson
Range le pot masson dans un endroit sombre qui fait pas 35 degrés
Boveda Humidipak 8 Gram (Medium) 10 Pack 2-Way Humidity Control 62% RH https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Hss9Db1K07JQR
Bonne journée les chums!
Sounds like you made big mistake. Tap water is a never. Distilled water is okay. Boveda Packs are your absolute best option.
Hahaha I totally understand!!! Glad to help! And don’t risk poisoning yourself with those packs! Never heard it was food-grade safe, use these! Worth every penny.
If you miss your new patient you will need to schedule another one, and you won't be able to just go any time, like you can after the first appointment. Sorry mate. I suggest going and stocking up. Grab some Boveda packs from Amazon to keep what you get fresh longer.
Y'all motherfuckers snitched. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JV27MF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I was buying these for 12$ 6 months ago and now they are 30 on amazon.
By the by, they are the best thing ever. Anyone who doesnt use them gets instantly converted when they see how fresh your weed is. Try and order them online, head shops are rip off for them.
I wouldn't base your LP choice on this at all since they cost $1.20 each on Amazon and last quite a while.
Boveda is a 2 way humidification system, meaning it will add humidity when there isn't enough and remove excess when there's too much. You can buy them at most cigar shops and Amazon
Depending on the size of your humidor you will need multiple. They suggest 1 for the humidor itself and 1 for every 25 cigars. I also add a couple more on top of their suggestion so they last longer/don't have to work as hard.
Also depending on the seal of the humidor you may want to use 69% instead of 65%. You won't really know until you've had the humidor set up for a while so probably start with 69%.
se quer controlar a humidade tenta usar packs de humidade tipo boveda ou se tiver algum humidificador ou desumidificador
You should really get some hygrometers to see what they're at. And throw your flowers into a glass jar with one and some type of hydration method if they're not at the right humidity.
Boveda Packs, Boost Packs, Humidity Stone, etc.
Bringing your flower up to the right humidity is probably the most important step for best results.
In a pinch get the packs and a ziplock bag.
Haven’t really used a vacuum sealer to store bud before but mason jar with 1 58% boveda pack will work just fine. You can find them on Amazon and if you like your bud a little softer go for the 62% option. Boveda 58% RH 2-Way Humidity Control | Size 8 in 10-Count Resealable Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MA265ZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_CjkcGbZ3SM6XK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1. Hope this helps
Yeah it saves me when i'm out of fresh weed leaf/bud . Not sure about headshops selling it but i got mine from amazon https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00JV27MF4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I second this. I had trouble getting a salt test to work properly. Bite the bullet and spend $8 on Amazon for the Boveda Calibration Kit
Yes you can, just pack them in an airtight bag and in a sturdy box, make sure they don't "rattle around" and put one of these in the bag: https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-65-Percentage-Individually-Wrapped-Humidity/dp/B00FWPQ8WC/ref=sr_1_8_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1530903447&sr=8-8&keywords=boveda+65%25&dpID=41NwaU2V61L&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
And yeah, you can get them online, I'm in Northern Europe tho, so I'm not too familiar with overseas sellers, but this subreddit has a decent list of good sellers and coupon codes for them here: https://www.reddit.com/r/cigars/wiki/deals
I'm sure most if not all of these sellers also sell Boveda packs like the Amazon link.
I just received the three Ten-packs from Amazon today. $17.55 total. For THIRTY packets. (Mine are 58%)
Amazon Boveda Packs
Or other options: onorok packets
Oops, just checked - I must have bought the last 3 bags... It now says “currently unavailable” for the Boveda. Probably other quantities available though...
You can get a boveda calibration kit to see how accurate the one you have is.
I have a few tupperdors so I bought a 12 pack of those cheap hygrometers for $30 and a then tested them. If they were off, I marked on them what the difference was. Most were accurate and some were off by 1 or 2%.
Best seller. Curing helps potency a ton, bag appeal, flavors, smells, https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=humidity+packs&qid=1599068199&sprefix=humidity&sr=8-3
I smoke stuff that's years old. It's great.
A boveda 62 is the prefect thing:
Keeps it dry enough to prevent mold, but not too dry.
I buy a 10 pack on amazon for like $15 and they last a solid month per oz, each one is good for 1 oz
Boveda 8g 2-Way Humidity 62% (10/Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_zlELEbHG82A5B
This is from zmf as I've recently asked them this question between different woods and stab pairs:
"As far as durability, its not an issue I would worry about. All of the woods we use are plenty durable enough to withstand regular use. If you happen to live in a humid environment, we do recommend storing your headphone with Boveda humidity packet. I have linked them below for reference.
The wood used to make each cup will have a slight effect on the timbre of the headphone but does not affect the frequency response of the headphone. This means that things like decay, speed and transient attack are slightly affected by wood choice, while the frequency response attributes remain the same. Typically, we recommend you choose the wood you find the most aesthetically pleasing, as wood choice won't have a large enough effect on the headphones sound to make you like or dislike the headphone.
Thanks again, and let us know if you have any other questions."
Yeah so just buy some of these 69% Boveda packs and just follow these instructions: https://bovedainc.com/can-i-rehydrate-cigars/
You have entered a minefield here I have been through this many times and was pulling out my hair using just three monitors to check calibration, you think you have it then the other one goes out,I have lots of hygrometers from Mi, Switchbot, Thermopro, Govee etc all attached to ha using the HACS Passive Ble integration and the easiest way to answer your question is to calibrate your monitors using a Boveda calibration kit…
And for the temps probably advisable to calibrate this first and you can use the melting point of ice calibration if needed it is better than not calibrating.
Did you not read the links or my post? Doesn't matter how many cigars you have. You need enough Boveda for your container's VOLUME. 1 cigar in a 50 count box needs 2 60g packs. 50 cigars in a 50 count box need 2 60g packs.
I run 9.6 cup Rubbermaid Brilliance in both 69% and 65% levels without issue. I have one that ended up with 3 69%rH 60g packs in it and things from the box smoke beautifully. My burn issues seem more tied to how humid the day is when I smoke than which box they come out of.
One of the advantages of the 65%rH is the "headroom" under the "Danger Zone" you get. If you can only have one level the 65% is probably the better way to go. If you can't control your temperatures very well 65%rH is the way to go. It also depends on what you are storing. Some of the things I smoke get very "airy" at 65%. Some stuff burns to hot at the lower. Some stuff draws a bit tight out of the 69% and burns to slow.
There are also a bunch of guys who want to use one pack in a volume that wants more packs. There is this idea around here that Boveda "over-perform" in tupperdor when the video clearly suggests that isn't the case. Boveda is saying you can use one 320g pack in a 25 count box. Even in a leaky traditional box that would be too much if Boveda didn't work like they say they do. You trust the Boveda to do what they say they do or you do not trust the Boveda to do what they say they do.
And a 60g pack or even two is less than the cost of a decent smoke. If you're uncomfortable with the 69% get some 65%. A four pack isn't even $20US. Stop making yourself nucking futs.
On Boveda’s site they suggested these Boveda 58% Humidity Control Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 8 - 10 Count Resealable Bag - Humidity Control Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs - Humidity Control Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MA265ZY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_9J8S3C2TQGVB48AJ61MX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
From what I understand, it depends on which the card bends.
If when you set the card down with the front side up it makes an arch, it means the water content in the foiled portion is higher than the nonfoiled back. If the card makes a U when you set it down front side up, then it means the water content in the back is higher than the foiled side.
For the arched cards, you need to use something that reintroduces moisture. For U shaped cards, you need to use a desiccant.
Mine all appeared to be arched, so I’m trying using these in an airtight sealed container to see if it helps. From what I’ve read 62% seems to be a good sweet spot for humidity, but I’ll see what happens to some random commander legends commons first.
That all being said, the fact that I or others are having to go to these lengths to make these cards tournament playable is frankly ridiculous.
Boveda 62%, 8-gram size is typically what is recommended. I've used them and they helped a lot. They didn't quite get mine all the way flat so I have some 65% and 69% coming that will hopefully finish the job.
If your foils are cupped (concave while sitting face-up on a table) you need less moisture, and might need to go with a 58% or 49% to get them flat before storing with the 62%.
FYI in the future:
You can remove everything at the end of 'Zon links starting with /ref= as it's all tracking bullshit.
Good link: <strong>https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Humidor-Packets-Accessories/dp/B00TU03HU6</strong>
Bad fluff: /ref=sr_1_6?crid=2GXXTW3RSFP4Q&keywords=boveda+humidity+packs+62&qid=1650728363&sprefix=boveda+humidity+packs+62%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-6
Not one person has suggested these yet lol
I've started keeping these Boveda humidity packets in with my flower for storage. My dad got my brother and I both some flower with one of these packs in these smell-proof and light-proof jars. They worked so well I bought more of them. I got some bud from my guy that was on the crispy side, and left it with one of those packets in the jar overnight and it's perfect (to me, anyway). I like when my grind feels almost cotton-y soft and sticks together a bit.
When you store your bud, toss a humidity pellet bag in with them, it’ll keep it from getting too dry and keep it fresher for longer.
So this sort of curling (where the back is concave and the front is convex) is because the card was produced in an environment that was more humid than the one you are in. The opposite, where the environment it was produced in is less humid.
Some people have had good success with the kinds of humidity packs that are used for Cigars. I've heard 62% be the magic number used by some: https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4?th=1
Get a pack of the item below. Put 2 of them in a sealed container (like for food) with the card. Monitor it over a day or two and it will come out flat. I’ve done this with dozens of cards by this point.
Boveda 69% RH 2-Way Humidity Control – Restores & Maintains Humidity – All In One Solution For Humidification- Patented Technology for Cigar Humidors – Convenient & Versatile - 4 Count Resealable Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LHSOBK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_G86EWD0GWM4XBSE4N34F
Understood. So whichever one I have, just use one of those small packets + like a Ziploc or some other airtight container and that's it? Nothing else needed like some napkin around the card or paper. For the N curve, those small cigar packets on Amazon are what was being recommended earlier right? These basically
Boveda packs £1 a pop and last forever. Used to keep cigars at set humidity levels.
These are good for anything up to an oz
I use Boveda 62, size 8 (size 8 is good for 28g/1oz). Ideal humidity for bud is 62, you can find Boveda packs in just about any smoke shop and they have them on Amazon as well. (I ordered the ones in the picture here)
“I’m certain there is a proper amount of humidity the flower should be at for best results…” which make THESE a worthwhile investment.
Research what RH fits your needs the best . The info shouldn’t be hard to find.
Boveda 62% Humidor Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 1 - 20 Count Resealable Bag - Cigar Humidor Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs -
Relative Humidity Packs - Humidor Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G8GC8TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_QNH9JDKXGGX0KZB9KAZQ
They are just slightly too big for the new Khiron rubs, but you can squeeze them in and in a few hours the bud tastes a lot better.
Thank you. It was a gift for my father in law. I bought him a pack of Boveda packs. He told me that they work great.
Boveda 72% RH 2-Way Humidity Control – Restores & Maintains Humidity – All In One Solution For Humidification- Patented Technology for Cigar Humidors – Convenient & Versatile - 4 Count Resealable Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LHQEOY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_F7YESRXSX6RN0ZSF4CP4
Size 1 Boveda fits right in the jar and fixes the dryness in a day or so. I put one in each item from gleaf, goes from powder dry to normal quickly
Boveda 62% Humidor Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 1 - 20 Count Resealable Bag - Cigar Humidor Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs - Humidor Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G8GC8TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_DH0WJD0YYAJX6FMEVTJ5
Can get em on Amazon cheap. They come in dif sizes
Boveda 62% Humidor Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs - Size 8 - 10 Count Resealable Bag - Cigar Humidor Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs - Humidor Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_74E3JK0ZRKVW21WRVV4F?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Boveda 62% Humidor Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs - Size 8 - 10 Count Resealable Bag - Cigar Humidor Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs - Humidor Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_5Q1GE0HQT2QDJ27K6YK2
Get those little humidity packs
Boveda 62% Humidor Packets - 2 Way Humidity Control Packs- Size 1 - 20 Count Resealable Bag - Cigar Humidor Accessories - Bulk Humidity Packs - Relative Humidity Packs - Humidor Packet https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G8GC8TQ/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_TSXQZPTTG6JR3AJ662A5
1 min pre heat and about 3:00 for the press.
I got 21% from frankencake T1 that was pressed for 4 mins using a 160u at 190f.
I'm also using Boveda packs 62% size 8 and I make sure they get about a week with the packs before I press them.
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1) The USA has an embargo against Cuban products, including cigars, so cuban cigars can't be imported legally there. Both Cuba and the USA manufacture cigars under the Romeo Y Julieta brand, the box you have is cuban and it looks like it was actually bought in cuba based on the MINSAP sticker.
2) Cigars need to be stored at a correct humidity, around 65%, otherwise they dry out, those in aluminium tubes will keep longer and better outside of a humidor but they are not completely air tight. If you're trying to sell them, their condition will matter to the buyer. Your best bet is to buy a boveda pack from amazon
Take the cigars out of their tubes, put them into a clean airtight tupperware container with the boveda pack inside, leave them for a few months. This will get them back up to their correct humidity. They can incidentally be stored indefinitely like this.
You might want to look at Boveda packs. They make small ones that would work for you. Boveda 62% RH 2-Way Humidity Control | Size 8 in 10-Count Resealable Bag https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_K5QX75TE7A3C95DK6Y2M
Too much moisture is not great because it can cause mold. Air tight containers are what you want. If you go to a head shop they usually carry stash jars. If you have a lot you’re trying to keep fresh vacuum sealing is good. There are also humidity control packs you can put in your jars that can help keep things fresh.
Solid! I ordered some humidifier packs (I hope these are what you meant?) And grabbed some mason jars. A lot of my flower has been sitting out while I'm trying to learn and experiment so it might already be shot in that regard, but hey next time!
Yea, that should be fine, just make sure the jars (if clear and not special dark UV) are kept in the dark and a stable temp area (65-70F, although colder is fine as my basement hits about 55-60 in the winter, just so long as you don't have huge quick temperature flucts)
They also make special packets (some people like them, I had no need due to my location) but makes curing less hands on, but I honestly enjoying burping cause you get that nice smell.
Also i use these if the weed is too dry i like to keep it between 58rh and 62rh
Boveda 62% RH 2-Way Humidity Control | Size 8 in 10-Count Resealable Bag https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_fabc_59RB8DHMXMCS20M1VDNT
And these are the mini hygrometers i use in the jar
Limited-time deal: 12 Pack Mini Small Digital Electronic Temperature Humidity Meters Gauge Indoor Thermometer Hygrometer LCD Display Fahrenheit (℉) for Humidors, Greenhouse, Garden, Cellar https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCGDN5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_glt_fabc_dl_W25B9EDNQ680ZHXTR4JC
I have the same Rubbermaid Brilliance. Three of them actually and have about 30 cigars in each. This is the packs I use.
Your best bet is to buy a humidity calibration kit like this one to calibrate your Acurite. Then use the reading from the Acurite to calibrate your ecobee humidity sensor. My ecobee was off by 9%.
Just drop one of these into the airtight jar you store your bud in. Depending on how dry your flower is it could take anywhere between a day to a week to get the humidity right. https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4
It's not just an open bowl, it has a lid. I've never had any issues with it drying out too much before I go through it. I do keep a Boveda pack in there too, to help control the humidity level.
Get some humidity control packs and put it in an air tight container and you could probably store that for a couple months maybe
These are what I use
No problem you can also order calibration kits on Amazon or from Boveda. It’s the same as the “salt method”, but you don’t have to do anything but stick the unit in the bag.
I recommend the 9.6 cup Rubbermaid Brilliance and 2x 60g 65%rH Boveda humidity packs. This will hold in the neighborhood of 30 smokes depending on sizes. It is a far simpler and more reliable method to store a few smokes and should come in aprox. $25 US. Amazon has the packs for $5.99 each and the container for $12.99.
You can use a product like this to fix cards curled from being too dry, just throw it in a sealed container with a couple of cards and they will straighten out in a few hours.
As everyone else said a mason jar with a 62% boveda pack. you can find a single mason jar that can store about an oz of weed (32 oz jar) at a dollar tree for about 5$, and the boveda packs can be bought here, try to keep the weed in the dark for the most part. This is pretty much how you also keep weed for longer.
Humidity packs on amazon
So in my experience it can store up to around 75 depending on the length/ring gauges. With Boveda recommending 1 60g packet for every 25 cigars then a 4 pack will do nicely.
Make sure you get some distilled water to recharge them instead of constantly buying new ones. It’ll save you money in the long run.
Boveda for Cigars/Tobacco | 69% RH 2-Way Humidity Control | Size 60 for Use with Every 25 Cigars a Humidor Can Hold | Patented Technology For Cigar Humidors | 4-Count Resealable Bag
At a bare minimum I would say get a Boveda humidity packet, and an air tight container. Here’s a couple links for what I would get at a minimum:
Boveda 69% Humidity Packet
Rubbermaid Brilliance Container
You can buy the Boveda packs at any Cigar Shop they all sell them. The Boveda packs last for a couple months. Cost $4-$5.
The Rubbermaid containers can be found at Target. They work really well. Beyond that just keep them out of sunlight when you store them. Cost $10-$12.
That’s a bare minimum. Good luck.
Per Amazon, the Boveda 62% I had the first time were size 4. This new batch I bought are 62% size 1. Not liking them.
Amazon Boveda 62% size 1
Does Amazon deliver there? If so, order this guy, and if your stogies arrive before this does, put them in the aforementioned heavy-duty freezer bag:
I would go and buy some Boveda packs. Super easy to use. Amazon Link You need 1 60g pack for every 25-50 cigars your humidor can hold not how many you have.
The salt is iffy in my experience. I would take a Boveda pack in a air tight container with your hygrometer and wait at least 24 hours.
The glass top is probably leaking and needs to be seal with an aquarium glue. If you're not worried about looks you can also look into tupperdors as a no hassle solution.
Above 72 is not recommended as it could lead to beetles. Before moving to a fridge, a closet or basement might be a better option. Typically these areas are cooler.
Hygrometers should be calibrated every 6 months or so to make sure they are accurate. Google how to do a Salt Test or you can order a Calibration Kit from Amazon.
Edit: Changed the beetle temp from 70 to 72.
I bought them on Amazon because of the shipping cost but you can get them on their official website.
I use the 62% and not the 58% because I can always dry my weed easily if I want - which isn't needed anyway because 62% is just right. The 8 gram pack is a good size, fits anything from 1/8th to an ounce so exactly my need.
Just as cheap as anywhere else I've found online when you factor in shipping. (free on amazon if you order 35$+)
Most smoke shops will have them. It will keep your cigars at the proper humidity levels for months. When the pack starts to dry out then you will need to replenish. Here is the link on amazon.
Between 65 and 70% is what you want.
Definitely, it's an important phase. But I wouldn't say that it can ruin everything, maybe if you don't do your homeworkk you can get mold though.
Here's something that I've ssen using on youtube! https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=boveda+62&qid=1599660098&sr=8-5 It helps with the fragrance of your weed
You can get them here: Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV27MF4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_RE8oFbJ4CGF46
It's just a RH packet, once you get to a stable RH you can toss one in. I went about 9 days of drying before I added one at like 59%. Ill keep it in the jar for the lifespan of the weed. Biggest issue is people add them to early and you can get to much humidity and then mold.
You mean boveda packs? https://www.amazon.com/Boveda-62-Percent-2-Way-Humidity-Control/dp/B00JV27MF4?ref_=ast_sto_dp
I put my bud in a mason jar with a Boveda pack.
I generally buy 15g at a time. It lasts me a couple months and the bud is still fresh right down to the last nugget.
Amazon Boveda Packs
I use them too. They are amazing.
It should be okay. As everyone is saying air tight is always better. Your flower could get a little dry in that if air is getting in. If that happens Boveda Humidity Packs (found some on Amazon) are amazing at keeping flower fresh.
They probably don't need to be "aired out" since nothing from W2T is going to have storage notes. Humidified storage doesn't have to be difficult to set up, though - a plastic bin with a cup of wet salt in it will do (finding a plastic bin that doesn't smell bad is the hardest part). You can also use a Ziploc bag with a Boveda pack in it. I use these for my bins (I can actually get them cheaper from a local tobacconist than from Amazon, though).
Drying out tea won't usually make it taste bad, it just won't be as good as if it were properly humidified.
Boveda 62 Humidity Packs
The bud should pretty much break off the stem by hand before you jar. Throw in a boveda pack and a hygrometer and monitor them to make sure you're no higher than 62% humidity. No need to burp. Just make sure to keep an eye on the humidity. I lost 20g to bud rot while curing even though I had a boveda pack in the jar because my humidity was a little too high, and my bud was in too large of nug that it couldn't get any airflow. I also didn't have a hygrometer in that jar. You can take the meters out after the humidity stabilizes in the jar and be fine too.
Also drop one of these in with it & your shit will stay fresh & continue to cure. Nake sure you use the 62% ones.
They can help with that too, but they can also be helpful when there is too much humidity since the packets are a 2 way humidity control.
I haven’t used them either, but they seem to get really great reviews from other growers as well!
The odor changes sometimes and visually you can see it.
You can buy Boveda humidity packs on amazon, I recommend the 58% option if you open your jar a lot in a high humidity area. A lot of people use the 62% option though.
Thanks I think I'll get some Boveda packs but what "gram" pack would I use if I am using 1 quart jars?
says "67 gram pouch" - what size pouch would I need per 1 quart jar?
Put the cigars in Tupperware until the humi is seasoned, otherwise you will over saturate them. Order Boveda 69's for wooden humidors, nothing else needed.
Hello /u/epitome59. Welcome to the sub.
Seasoning a desktop humidor takes time, up to two weeks. So first thing is to be patient. Having it at 60 after 2 days is not bad.
To help the process, get some distilled water. Dip your finger in it and run it along the seal of the lid. The lid is the most common spot for a leak. As the water is absorbed, it will slightly swell the lid and better seal it.
Is the humidor a glasstop model? If so, there might be gaps between the glass and the wood which could also cause the humidity to leak out. To fix this, get some aquarium sealant or low/no odor caulk and put a bead of it around the glass on the inside of the humidor. This will prevent any current and future leaks.
You are correct to leave the cigars out of the humidor until it is properly seasoned. If you haven't already, place the cigars in a ziplock bag. It would be best to get a Boveda Pack to place in the zip lock.
Once seasoned, humidity between 65-70 is best. 75% is too high and could lead to mold. The preferred humidification method is Boveda Packs as they are very low maintenance.
I think I got all of your questions, let me know if I missed anything or if you have any followup questions.
An excess of Distilled Water would also cause mold to develop as mold is likely to start to grow when humidity is > 74.
Have you considered switching to Boveda Packs? You do not have to worry about adding water and they work really well in most situations. For a Tupperdor, I would recommend the 65%.
Also, I'm assuming using Tap Water was a lapse of judgement and you know you should use Distilled Water. If not, let me know and we can have a talk about why you should not use Tap Water.
Boveda 62% 2-way-humidity-control is specifically designed to cure marijuana. I use these in conjunction with a small hygrometer.
they also have stock of the 4g packs in 58 and 62 as well and it's not too, too outrageously priced.
Honestly, there isn't much.
You're gonna be better off adding some more storage.
Buy a Boveda
And a lock n lock
(or get a much bigger one)
A boveda in one of those will pretty much last for a couple years and the only limit to how much you can store is the size of the lock n lock (there are bigger 12l ones which I use)
Sorry, meant to link the bovedas too. You need the 60g size for maintaining a humidor. Amazon to me, usually has the best prices.
62% is perfect, get the 8 gram ones. They're bigger than you'd think. The next size up is way too big for most mason jars IMO.
I bought that one ^ then I got paks for future grows too, but you can buy single ones as well, cheaper.
What I've seen are Bovida packs. They regulate the humidity, and that's really important to a good cure and long term storage. IIRC, the buds need O2 for the cure to take place, that's why the jars need to be opened every day.