Thread: Humidity Gel
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Old 10-24-2008, 06:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: Humidity Gel

Originally Posted by bigloo View Post

I use a combo of beads and gel. As you know, gel only takes a few refills before needing to be replaced. I have really nice gel jjars and just want the replacement gel beads (the small dry things that expand 1000 times). Does anyone know a source for these?


The "gel" is a super absorbent polymer (completely different from silica beads) and was originally designed for agricultural use. Check your local nursery to buy the gel.

Side note, the gels tend to over humidify and have no regulating properties (even with "PG" added). PG bonds to water molecules has a release point of 70% RH but has minimal absorbtion properties for lowering RH.

Additionally, the gels have been know to swell and explode in humidors with over saturated (not good for your cigars).

I hope this helps


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