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The Autoflower Network would like to welcome Boveda to the forum!

Boveda makes a quite popular desiccant pack that some of you may be familiar with one of our recent cVault tests on the forum; they've agreed to come on the forum and talk about their products and hopefully we'll see more growers sharing their experiences with them!

From the Boveda website:
Starts with a frustrated cigar lover. Keeping his cigars properly humidified was a job. That job was labor-intensive. That labor didn’t always work. It was the ’90s and he was limited to distilled water and sponges or distilled water and shot glasses or foam and chemicals. (Some people still use those one-way humidifying methods. We don’t know why. But that’s another story.)

So he called a guy to solve the problem. That guy was Dr. Albert Saari, a retired General Mills chemist. Saari found the answer in salt. Turns out salts keep a fixed relative humidity (RH) level. Supersaturate those salts with pure water and they humidify the surrounding air.

So Saari called a guy he knew, Robert Esse, a General Mills packaging specialist. Waterproof packages, no problem. Packages to let moisture pass in and out, never been done. So Esse found a material that had a high water-vapor transmission rate but stopped salt. Bingo! Let’s patent the packaging. (And patent it many times over around the world.)

So Esse and Saari called Sean Knutsen and Timothy Swail, two friends with business and marketing backgrounds to run the company. And in 1997, Boveda (then Humidipak) was born.

What is Boveda?

Boveda (pronounced Boh-veh-duh) invented the world’s first 2-way humidity control in a ready-to-use packet. Inside Boveda’s semipermeable membrane contains all-natural salts and purified water.

How does Boveda work?

It’s all science. Mix certain salts with water and together they naturally regulate humidity. Boveda’s patented packaging allows the cleanest, most-purified water vapor to either be emitted or absorbed.

Boveda acts on the environment around it. By adding and absorbing moisture, Boveda keeps the contents of a sealed container at a precise relative humidity (RH) level. Cool, huh?

The number printed on Boveda are the RH%. Whatever product you’re storing calls for specific RH levels.


Name of Company: Boveda

Type of Product/Service Provided: Curing/Desiccant

Website: https://bovedainc.com/

Telephone: 952.745.2900

E-mail: [email protected]

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (U.S. Central Time)

Mailing Address:

Boveda Inc.
10237 Yellow Circle Drive,
Minnetonka, MN 55343


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bovedausa

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bovedainc/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bovedainc

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/bovedainc

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Welcome to the Autoflower Network, Boveda!

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hi and welcome :pass:most stoners do as they told and we been told that 62% is what we want.think the cigar folks like 57% but i think some stoner folk may like 65% to.
be interesting to find out you and others thoughts experiences.
good luck n keep er lit


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Welcome to AFN Boveda. I've been using 62% for three years and have had no problems with mold or over dried buds. I had a problem with a 3rd party vendor and your customer service stepped right in and fixed it with me direct, immediately. Thanks.:toke:


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@Boveda Welcome to AFN:

I have used Boveda packs in the past but it seems like they pick up quite a bit of the terpenes over time. Is that just my imagination?
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Welcome Brovida
I have the 62% packs
I like them it keeps the green stuff gooey.
I've heard 55%to 65% in most place as far as rh. If cured properly I've noticed lil smell or taste loss. I see more loss is when added early (say b4 a month into cure) or trying to cure with packs( which I have tried. I'm still an advid fan and till I notice I'll effect I'll happily continue buying.

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used the 62s and had great success ideal if you over dry a little and they take the guess work out of it so welcome boveda
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hi and welcome :pass:most stoners do as they told and we been told that 62% is what we want.think the cigar folks like 57% but i think some stoner folk may like 65% to.
be interesting to find out you and others thoughts experiences.
good luck n keep er lit
Hi and thanks for the welcome! Studies have shown that the best RH to preserve terpenes & cannabinoids is between 58% and 62%. But which you choose in not only personal preference, but also evolves based on our needs as climates change seasonally. Most of the bud I get is very very dry so I almost always use 62% but others in more humid climates may choose 58. At 65% the risk of microorganism growth begins. Cheers!