|Humidifiers (generate humidity)
A good quality cigar
humidor, with a hygrometer
and a proper seal, will not on its own guarantee proper storage of premium
cigars. The humidity levels inside the humidor must also be properly controlled.
It is necessary to have a good humidification control system.
Humidifiers contain a special material which is aseptic
and bacteria free and
can have the ability to absorb almost 40 times their own weight in water. They are best used in combination with the:
Savinelli Surface Active Liquid
ODOURLESS NON-TOXIC ANTI-FUNGAL
Regulator Fluid for Humidifiers
73-Sav724 (115ml) R185.00
This fluid is made with a special formula which helps to
proper humidity levels inside the humidor
and contributes to a longer
life for the humidifier
First time of filling. Use only
the regulator fluid:
About 30ml (large tablespoon) for small round humidifiers.
Thereafter: Before filling each time, squeeze about 10 to 15 drops (half teaspoon) of regulator fluid into the humidifier. Then top up with
distilled or boiled water. Don't overfill.
The fluid serves 2 very important functions.
It changes the surface tension
of the water. This changes the normal evaporation tendencies of the water,
maintaining the humidity level at approximately 65 to 75% Relative Humidity.
Secondly it helps prevent mould and bacteria from forming – these could
adversely affect your cigars.
Always use distilled water, or at least boiled and cooled water in any
humidifier. The salts and chemicals in normal tap water clog the humidifying
material, prevent correct operation, and may affect the cigars. Only the
clay/aluminium Cigar Freshener can use ordinary water.
make the humidifier so wet that it drips on your cigars.
Clay/aluminium humidifier, can be used with hard water.
Just soak in warm water for a minute or so, wipe dry,and its ready
The clay readily absorbs the water and then releases it
the air in your humidor.
The freshener is heavier when wet if it
feels light it needs another soaking.
Fits perfectly into your cigar case, to humidify your cigars
if you have to carry them for a few hours.
Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control continually responds to ambient conditions by adding or removing moisture to affect the enclosed environment and deliver the pre-determined Relative Humidity level printed on the pack.
After about 5-8 weeks, when Boveda is completely dry, it will turn into a solid wafer. It’s just short of this, when there are very few soft spots left, that you’ll want to replace them.
A 25-50 cigar humidor will need one 60g Boveda pack if the humidor is opened relatively often. More packs in the humidor will just last longer. If the humidor is left closed for a period, the Boveda will last longer.
Idea: When you put a Boveda humidipak to work, write the date on the packet.
Boveda 72% Humidipak for Cigars; 60g
133 x 90mm For 25-50 cigar humidor
Boveda 72% Humidipak for Cigars; 8g
70 x 63mm For packs of 3-5 cigars
Boveda 62% Humidipak for Herbal leaf; 8g
LEARN ALL ABOUT: Humidity bead technology
AS USED IN THIS brand Humidifier Range
Up to 100 cigars 162x62mm Depth 18mm
(including magnetic plate)
25-50 cigars 96x66mm Depth 19mm (including magnetic plate)
Up to 20 cigars
Diameter 55mm, Depth 14mm
10 - 25 cigars 160x16x18mm
Matt black Digital Hygro/Thermometer ~ °C or °F
Magnet - 10 x 3 cm
Max/min reading ~
Less 25%: March 16 - 31
Setting your Analogue (Analog) Hygrometer (where necessary):
Note - This may be a problem at high altitudes.
Many Humidors are already supplied with an Analog hygrometer. Before use, it must be calibrated
There are 2 ways:
75% - This is the practical Relative Humidity reached at any temperature by air around a saline paste. In a small jar or bottle top make a paste of salt with a few drops of water, not enough to dissolve all the salt. Put the small jar and the hygrometer into a larger container and seal it. After 6 hours your hygrometer should read 75%. Adjust** it to show this reading. Re-check after a few hours.
100% - Place the hygrometer in a container and cover it with a wet (not dripping) cloth or sponge. Leave it overnight. The air in the container should be saturated and the reading on the hygrometer should therefore show 100%. Adjust** as necessary. Re-check after a few hours. Read more.
As an added indicator while preparing, leave a piece of damp cotton wool in the humidor - feel it regularly.
** Adjust the hygrometer immediately after checking, before the room conditions cause it to change.
are the benefits? The single cigar
is protected against damage or contamination and needs no further humidification,
in the restaurant, in your home or when you are travelling. In a glass
tube the life span of a cigar is almost indefinite (extending into years),
provided it is not allowed to get warm, for example by leaving it on a
shelf that gets the sun or is near hot water pipes. The glass tube will
preserve the cigar in exactly the same condition as it is when you put
- If it is in
good condition, it will stay in good condition.
- If it is dry,
it will stay dry.
The tube may be used
to recondition a cigar that is dry:
Simply run your damp (not wet) finger across the underside of the sponge,
then put the cigar into the tube and seal it. You may have to do this
more than once, but don't try to rush the process.
“Checklist for preserving your Cigars”
tubes are available in 5 sizes, with stopper and sponge.
The sponge is essential to prevent damage to the end of the cigar, and
useful for reconditioning.
1: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 195mm, Churchill
2: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 170mm,
3: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 150mm, Robusto or Petit Corona
4: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 125mm, Half Corona
5: Inside diameter 16mm ~ Length 125mm, Senorita
can be attractively presented in a sleeve
holding three 21mm
perfect casual cigar case.
can be appropriately
labelled for promotions,
functions or to commemorate
OPTION - If you don't have the time to finish your cigar comfortably,
and it is still enjoyable, then "Doggie bag" it. Cut it off just below
the ashline (for cleanliness), blow through it (to expel remaining smoke),
and put it in a glass tube (or wrap it) to complete your enjoyment later.
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