Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#3
I had some that I was placing in a tupperware container with some water (not touching, of course) for probably 6-7 months, and towards the end I started to notice a bit of a moldy smell coming from them so I tossed them.

Not sure what caused it, as people seem to use theirs for a much longer time. Would love to know though.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

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Vdubb wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:33 am
NorthernFarmer wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Were you using distalled water to rehydrate them ? Mine smell like weed that’s about it lol.
Why distilled? I’ve been using bottled water... is this bad?
Bottled water is better then tap water but to be on the safe side I would stick with only distilled water when it comes to humidification. Distilled water is purified through a boiling process. The water is boiled and the steam is accumulated in a container. Humidifiers disperse minerals (found in tap water) into the air that can leave behind white dust and crusty deposits which can help the accumulation of unhealthy microorganisms. Tap water also contains chlorine, which can clog the humidifier’s pores and reduce it’s efficacy.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

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R.R.Toking wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Vdubb wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Crap... okay thanks man. Guess im going to order some new packs then to be on the safe side.
Where do you buy? I have some in a cart at canadahumidor.com.
Amazon. Just cause of the free shipping. I usually buy a herbjar at the same time. I’ve never shopped around for boveda packs cause they’re pretty cheap.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#14
Vdubb wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:08 pm
R.R.Toking wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:11 pm
Vdubb wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:53 pm
Crap... okay thanks man. Guess im going to order some new packs then to be on the safe side.
Where do you buy? I have some in a cart at canadahumidor.com.
Amazon. Just cause of the free shipping. I usually buy a herbjar at the same time. I’ve never shopped around for boveda packs cause they’re pretty cheap.

Just bought 10 new 8g 58% and 10 8g 62% bovedas with a 58% 60g from Amazon for like 50 bucks yesterday, should be here today with Prime's 1 day shipping. No reason to buy them anywhere else in my opinion.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#19
Tupperware + I use distilled water 3/4 filled in fuse container cbd isolate came in both cap and glass fuse + boveda
let sit in there till its a pillow(3days) then zip lock bag all of them together I have 20(1,4,8grams)made mistake of buying so many, don't let them dry out and should last for a long time.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

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Ypsi wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Hey guys,

just wondering what type of jars you use and where do you typically snag them from (and about how much)? I need to grab some new/better jars and boveda packs, figured I'd ask about the jars as well.

Cheers.


Ypsi
I have to hide mine, 12 year old in house , so love Rubbermaid Tupperware clicks/stacks together and
I can throw in duffel bag.
Boveda are super cheap if you use the Toronto hemp company

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#23
U/Fargin_Bastich wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:33 am
When recharging them do not let them come into direct contact with water it makes the paper funny also I have used only tap water and have had good results.

I made an accidental discovery recently that goes against what I experienced with water coming into contact with the boveda pack.

I was trying to recharge 12 packs in a container with a glass full of water with a paper towel draped over the side of the cup. The paper towel wicked all of the water out of the glass almost submerging all of my packs for most of the day and waterlogged by the time I discovered what had happened.

I thought all of my packs were ruined. I Pulled them from the water carefully handled and patted the water off of them and let them dry on papertowel for a couple of hours they turned out as good as when I first bought them, that was a week ago and they seem to be working perfectly with no affects on the Boveda paper whatsoever.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#24
Just be careful, I don't think over-saturating them like that is a good idea. Bovedas are two way humidity control, they'll release humidity when it's dry and they'll soak up humidity when it's too wet. If you ever put weed that is a bit too humid with one of those overloaded bovedas, it won't be absorbing and you'll get excessive moisture fast.

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

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xsinx wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:06 pm
Just be careful, I don't think over-saturating them like that is a good idea. Bovedas are two way humidity control, they'll release humidity when it's dry and they'll soak up humidity when it's too wet. If you ever put weed that is a bit too humid with one of those overloaded bovedas, it won't be absorbing and you'll get excessive moisture fast.
Believe it or not they aren't overloaded they seemed to have soaked up as much water that whatever those crystals are able to and no more.

I call on anyone willing to try soaking just one of your boveda packs and report back with your findings.

Prove me right or Prove me wrong

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

#27
I use empty spaghetti sauce jars as well as some Ikea jars. Both PC brand and name brand pasta sauce comes in mason jars, so if I ever need new a jar, I just buy me some food in a jar, eat that food, and reuse the jar. I have some weed in a yeast jar, some weed in an olive jar, some weed in a jam jar... has the word 'jar' become a lil jarring yet? XD

Re: Longevity of Boveda packs

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Ypsi wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 pm
Hey guys,

just wondering what type of jars you use and where do you typically snag them from (and about how much)? I need to grab some new/better jars and boveda packs, figured I'd ask about the jars as well.

Cheers.


Ypsi
So I personally use herbguard that I get off amazon. I found when using mason jars, some smell would still leech out. I tried cvault.. but they made my 3inthepink have an awful metallic taste.. I gave a nug to the owner of pufflevel and he confirmed that the batch didn’t have that taste whatsoever. I put it back in a herbguard and placed it in the garage with no lid.. hope it clears up. I know tons of people use cvault with no issues... but I purchased 3 jars, only one leeched the taste in the flower, but I found myself so paranoid about ruining my $140/hO flower that I said f it and returned them all.

The herbguard jars work as promised, but they are WAYYY too expensive. i only purchase new jars whenever I have extra cash.. otherwise I store my flower in the jars they come in (as long as they’re air-tight, no plastic crap). I purchase craft so a lot of my orders come already in a jar of some sort.
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