Reviewing Boveda – 2-way Humidity Controller
When it comes to storing medicinal herbs, tobacco, or cannabis, the biggest challenge that people face is humidity. Too little moisture would cause your goods to lose their aroma, taste and efficacy. Too much moisture can promote mold and mildew growth too. To ensure that the relative humidity of your storage is closest to the required levels, Boveda’s products are the easiest and best solution.
Boveda is a humidity control product which has been engineered and patented by Boveda Inc, which was initially known as Humidipak Inc. The product is particularly useful in maintaining the right relative humidity inside containers that are used to store humidity-sensitive items like food, herbs, cannabis, tobacco, or pharmaceuticals. As every commodity requires a different optimum level of relative humidity to stay in the best condition, Boveda is available in three different sizes and numerous different humidity levels that range from 13% to 97%.
As already mentioned, Boveda is available in three different sizes – 4g pack, 8 g pack and 60g pack. The 4g pack measures 2”x2”, the 8g pack measures 2.75”x2.5” and the large 60g pack measures 5.5”x3.5”. A new pack of Boveda will be very soft and squishy and as it gets used up over a period of time, the pack will start getting harder, letting you know that it is time to consider replacing the pack.
- 4g packs are available in 62%, 58% RH levels
- 8g packs are available in 49% RH levels
- Ideal RH level for cannabis storage is 62%
- 0-14g (up to 1/2 ounce) of herbal products would need 4g Boveda
- 0-28g (up to 1 ounce) of herbal products would need 8g Boveda
- 0-450g (up to 1 pound) of herbal products would need 60g Boveda
Usually the shelf life of the 4g and 8g packs are one year in original packaging. The 60g packs have a higher shelf life which is two years in its original packaging. We tested it by putting the Boveda in one of our cannabis jars and after an hour, the humidity reading was 62%. After three weeks, the reading is still 62%. So this means, Boveda’s humidity control was maintained.
What you need to know about the product
Boveda is a two way humidity control product which is smart enough to gauge the temperature and humidity inside and outside the container and maintain the optimum RH level to ensure that the product is in the best state. Boveda can be used to store items like tobacco, herbal medicine, spices and seeds, food, photos and documents, brown sugar, camera lenses, electronics, wood instruments and much more.
Our Final Thoughts
It is very important that the herbal medicines, tobacco, spices, or cannabis that you are having is stored in the right relative humidity and temperature so that the flavor and aroma of these products are intact. A quality hygrometer is a sensible investment for anyone storing especially sensitive materials, as the temperature of air will impact the amount of water soluble in the air. The combination of the Boveda packs and a hygrometer allow the user to monitor the exact relative humidity of the container and its contents. However, for maintaining the correct absolute humidity without any further thought, there is no product that can match the efficacy of Boveda. In California, we tested Boveda and maintained our cannabis in a jar at a humidity of 62%. Boveda was able to maintain the humidity we desired. We highly recommend Boveda for storing your cannabis.
For more information on Boveda, you may want to visit www.bovedainc.com
According to their website, these are the instructions for using Boveda with herbal medicines:
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