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HUMIDIFICATION

"What do I need to do to keep my cigars
in good condition
"

"Hi Tech or the Common Touch"
"Checklist for preserving your Cigars"

Cigars too wet or too dry

Storing Cigars

Humidifiers
from
Here you can view the Dunhill Humidification System


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 Buy Now
This fluid is made with a special formula which helps to
maintain the proper humidity levels inside the humidor
and contributes to a longer life for the humidifier

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
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.

Watchpoint: 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.

Don’t 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 it’s ready for use.
The clay readily absorbs the water and then releases it
into the air in your humidor.

73-AtFresh R70.56

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.
.

 

HumidifierMini Brick Humidifier ~ Length 5cm
The perfect humidifier for small areas

73-J5611 R30.21 Mini Brick Humidifier

 

Boveda   Humidipak
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 Humidipack

 

Boveda 72% Humidipak for Cigars; 60g
133 x 90mm For 25-50 cigar humidor

73-Bov60g72 R80.00 Mini Brick Humidifier

 

 

 

 

 


Boveda Humidipack

 

Boveda 72% Humidipak for Cigars; 8g
70 x 63mm For packs of 3-5 cigars

52-Bov8g72 R20.00 Mini Brick Humidifier

 

Boveda Humidipack

 

Boveda 62% Humidipak for Herbal leaf; 8g

75-Bov8g62 R25.00 Mini Brick Humidifier

 

 


LEARN ALL ABOUT: Humidity bead technology

AS USED IN THIS CIGAR brand humidifier brand Humidifier Range

CIGAR brand Humidifier, humidity bead technology

 

73-J5531 R398.50 Buy Now
Up to 100 cigars 167x64mm Depth 20mm
(including magnetic plate)


73-J5521 R262.50
Buy Now
25-50 cigars 96x66mm Depth 19mm (including magnetic plate)

 

CIGAR brand Humidifier, humidity bead technology -  Round

 


73-J5511 R196.50 Buy Now

Up to 20 cigars
Diameter 55mm, Depth 14mm

 

CIGAR brand Humidifier, humidity bead technology


73-J5501 R186.60 Buy Now
10 - 25 cigars 160x16x18mm

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Hi Tech or the Common Touch


Hygrometers
(measure humidity)

Slim black Digital Hygrometer/Thermometer ~ °C or °F

73-J6501 Mini Brick Humidifier
Battery supplied
Max/min reading ~ Boxed



Slim black Digital Hygrometer-Thermometer

Hygrometers (measure humidity)

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:
Analog Hygrometer75% - 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.



The Glass Cigar Tubes

What 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 it in.

  • 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


The glass 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.


Glass Cigar Tubes
1:
Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 195mm, Churchill
52-GT24,195 R11.00 Buy Now

2: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 170mm, Corona
52-GT24,170 R11.00

3: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 150mm, Robusto or Petit Corona
.
52-GT24,145 R11.00 Buy Now

4: Inside diameter 21mm ~ Length 125mm, Half Corona
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52-GT24,125 R10.00 Buy Now

5: Inside diameter 16mm ~ Length 125mm, Senorita
52-GT18,125 R7.00






Tubes can be attractively presented



Tubes can be attractively presented in a sleeve
holding three 21mm
diameter tubes.

A perfect casual cigar case.


 

Tubes can be appropriately
labelled for promotions,
functions or to commemorate
an occasion.


AN 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.

Refund Policy (Website customers - you’ll like this!)
Because we always guarantee our products – anything that isn’t completely to your satisfaction can be returned (in original condition and packaging) for a full refund.

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