PDA

View Full Version : beads have a foul odor.


Scottastic
08-20-2010, 02:18 AM
Never heard of this before, wondering if anyone had this happen to them. I recharged two tubes of beads the other day and realised that they had an extremely strong smell, not unlike whiskey or tequilla. I checked my cooler and it did not share the smell.

I let them sit for a while, and when I felt they had lost some of the odor I put them back in my cooler. It was a few hours later that I was wotried and opened the cooler to check on them. Now it smells horrible in there!

Have the beads simply gone bad? They're less than a year old and have been recharged no more than 4 or 5 times. Is there anything I can do to save them?

bigdix
08-20-2010, 03:16 AM
Never heard of this before, wondering if anyone had this happen to them. I recharged two tubes of beads the other day and realised that they had an extremely strong smell, not unlike whiskey or tequilla. I checked my cooler and it did not share the smell.

I let them sit for a while, and when I felt they had lost some of the odor I put them back in my cooler. It was a few hours later that I was wotried and opened the cooler to check on them. Now it smells horrible in there!

Have the beads simply gone bad? They're less than a year old and have been recharged no more than 4 or 5 times. Is there anything I can do to save them?

Sounds pretty weird, man. Perhaps some sort of mold or mildew?? Were you using distilled water? Maybe taking them out of the cooler warmed them up and made it worse? Strange situation, man! Good luck, I hope you get it worked out! :tu

darkleeroy
08-20-2010, 10:21 AM
It's ammonia, because your beads soak up ammonia they store it within themselves. When you directly pour water on your beads, it cracks the beads and as a result releases the ammonia, it's normal. It probably will take years for it to get to the point where you need to replace them.

CasaDooley
08-20-2010, 10:42 AM
Which beads do you have?

Scottastic
08-20-2010, 11:35 AM
It's ammonia, because your beads soak up ammonia they store it within themselves. When you directly pour water on your beads, it cracks the beads and as a result releases the ammonia, it's normal. It probably will take years for it to get to the point where you need to replace them.

Is it safe to put them back in the cooler?

Darrell
08-20-2010, 11:36 AM
Which beads do you have?

Anal.

Scottastic
08-20-2010, 11:36 AM
Which beads do you have?

They are heartfelt beads, purchased new from a ca user.

CasaDooley
08-20-2010, 11:40 AM
Anal.

:r:r:r

Darrell
08-20-2010, 11:43 AM
:r:r:r

That explains the foul odor, no? :D

darkleeroy
08-20-2010, 11:44 AM
Anal.

You owe me a new keyboard. It seems as though there is coffee on this one now cause of your comment. :r

Scott, Yea it's fine it shouldn't funk anything up. Let them get some fresh air for a couple hours and put them back in.

And make sure you're using distilled water.

cigarmonkel
08-20-2010, 12:18 PM
Anal.

bahahaha :r:r:r

did your cats spray or piss on them? Reminds me of stupid cats.. why i like dogs. Cat infused recharged Beads anyone?

CigarNut
08-20-2010, 12:27 PM
I would rinse the beads with some distilled water and then air them out for several hours -- spread them out flat so that they can truly air out. If, after airing out, the beads continue to have a stong odor I would replace them, as that odor may be imparted into your cigars.

Mr B
08-20-2010, 12:30 PM
Anal.

:r:r:r



Scott, keep you beads out of the sock drawer.

bigdix
08-20-2010, 12:32 PM
Anal.

:r Dude, I knew I'd see it sooner or later...a friend of Jason's is a friend of mine, brother!! :tu

GTS21
08-20-2010, 12:51 PM
I've had the same problem several times. I describe it as a sickly citrus smell.

neoflex
08-20-2010, 01:06 PM
I've had the same problem several times. I describe it as a sickly citrus smell.
On your anal beads?
Sorry I couldn't let it die.:D

357
08-25-2010, 12:57 PM
That explains the foul odor, no? :D

That might be the beads in this thread titled "Beads Turned Brown??? "

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35486

awsmith4
08-25-2010, 04:10 PM
That might be the beads in this thread titled "Beads Turned Brown??? "

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=35486

How'd I get pulled into this :r