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Old 09-12-2009, 10:54 AM   #21
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I didnt see this posted so I thought I'd ask this question.

Can you get more beads than you need for you humidor?
Yes - the more beads you use, the longer you can go without recharging them; and if your humi is not particularly airtight using more beads will keep you from having to recharge them every few days. Your tradeoff is the space they take up in your humi.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:04 AM   #22
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I didnt see this posted so I thought I'd ask this question.

Can you get more beads than you need for you humidor?
Absolutely.

Having more beads won't over humidify but will increase the efficiency in which they will recover RH and reduce the frequency between adding water to them.

I hope this helps

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Old 09-12-2009, 11:10 AM   #23
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/\ Yes thank you. Im about to order off of Cigarmony.com now.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #24
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Default Re: Humidification Beads FAQs

Whats the best way to charge 3 pounds of beads in a already stocked Humi?

I have been using a Large Hydra Electronic Humidifier for sometime "With Fans".

Would the Hydra Charge the beads if I just tossed them into the Humi with the unit running? My Plan is to have 1 pound mesh bags on the Bottom, Center and Top of the Humi to regulate @ 65% RH.

Any Suggestions would be welcome..

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Old 09-14-2009, 06:25 PM   #25
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Spray bottle would work nicely but I imagine they would charge with the Hydra but would take a bit longer than the spray bottle.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:50 PM   #26
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Spray bottle would work nicely but I imagine they would charge with the Hydra but would take a bit longer than the spray bottle.

Thanks!! Going to see if the Hydra can charge them, if not then I will use a spray Bottle next
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #27
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Default Re: Humidification Beads FAQs

I have had some (1 in 150 or so) of the beads turn brown/black, what is this? Did I accidentally give them tap water or something?
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:04 PM   #28
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I have had some (1 in 150 or so) of the beads turn brown/black, what is this? Did I accidentally give them tap water or something?
From my experience, they touched or got too close to the cigars, the oils leak off of the cigars/boxes and causes beads to turn colors once in a while

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Old 09-15-2009, 09:36 PM   #29
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From my experience, they touched or got too close to the cigars, the oils leak off of the cigars/boxes and causes beads to turn colors once in a while

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They don't seem to be concentrated in one spot, but seem to be scattered through out.
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I was reading this with interest, did it go any further?
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:17 PM   #31
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They don't seem to be concentrated in one spot, but seem to be scattered through out.
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:24 AM   #32
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Default Re: Humidification Beads FAQs

I just have to say the beads are the most impressive hydration system I've ever used. I just recently switched to heartfelt 70% beads for my new cabinet and it recovers faster, maintains and overall just kicks arse. I needed 1.5 lb and got 2 lb more tried it with 1.5 and then 2, more definitely gets it back up faster after a quick flux or opening the humi. In the past I've used foam, gels and sponges and beads are by far the most efficient. I literally don't do anything other than glance at the hygro every once in a while and pour some DW over them when needed.
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #33
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just placed an order for puck 100
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #34
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Default Re: Humidification Beads FAQs

Since I'm having difficulty with keep the humidification up is it out of the question to get one more puck?
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:46 PM   #35
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Hi newbie here.

Can you mix beads. Say have half 65% and half 60% would you end up with 62.5%?

The puck-ifier is just a container with some beads in it right? If I'm buying beads for a coolidor, I can just rob some of them and stick them in a similar container for a desktop humidor?

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:05 PM   #36
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Hi newbie here.

Can you mix beads. Say have half 65% and half 60% would you end up with 62.5%?

The puck-ifier is just a container with some beads in it right? If I'm buying beads for a coolidor, I can just rob some of them and stick them in a similar container for a desktop humidor?
In theory it might work but really no point. Both beads would be fighting to get to their intended RH. I really doubt you would notice the difference in 2.5 percent, much less constantly being able to keep it there. I would choose one or the other. I prefer mine with 65 beads. The RH will fluctuate both ways sometimes, so doesn't have to be perfect.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:15 PM   #37
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Hi newbie here.

Can you mix beads. Say have half 65% and half 60% would you end up with 62.5%?

The puck-ifier is just a container with some beads in it right? If I'm buying beads for a coolidor, I can just rob some of them and stick them in a similar container for a desktop humidor?
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Because humidty beads are set to specific RH level, combining 2 rh levels will not result in a hybrid level.

Assuming you are using equal amounts, the 65% RH Beads will work to raise the RH to 65%. Once they have expelled their moisture content the 60% RH Beads will work to lower the RH level to 62% RH.

I hope this helps.

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Old 02-17-2011, 05:38 PM   #38
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Assuming you are using equal amounts, the 65% RH Beads will work to raise the RH to 65%. Once they have expelled their moisture content the 60% RH Beads will work to lower the RH level to 62% RH.

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So, the RH will bounce up and down like a yo-yo?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #39
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Sorry for not making it clear.

The rh will rise to 65% and hold there until the 65% rh beads dry out and then it will fall to 60% rh.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #40
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Are your's and Dave's (Heartfelt) the same?
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