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Hi peeps
just went to buy some of these and realised they come in different gram weights. Is there a general guide of what to use?
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Hi peeps
just went to buy some of these and realised they come in different gram weights. Is there a general guide of what to use?
cheers.
I actually like the Boost product better. I use the big packages only when I overdry my colas. I put them in a 1/2 gallon jar with the boost packs for a couple of days to get them back up to the 62% RH and then I seal them in a Grove bag for cure and storage. I live in a frickin' desert and it is easy to over dry here.
 

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I use the Integra Boost 62% humidity packs. If I'm storing in quart jars I'll use the 8gram pack but I'll normally just get the
larger 67gram packs that I use in 1/2gal jar or the large rubbermaid containers to get my buds to exact humidity before
jarring or bagging in the grove bags for cure.
 

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Size "67" will do up to 450g in a large jar.

Size "8" says one bag will do 28g. I have found the size "8" works well in a 16 or 32oz jar. (I know metric/imperial back and forth)

Not really a size in between unfortunately. With the way you're growing, a 10 pack of the "8"s might be the ticket. Plus, if you go to GroveBags later, you can always use the jar/boveda to get to 62% and then bag and seal for cure/storage.

However, 2/3 size "8"s may be easier to fit and find. If you leave them in their sealed packaging they stay fresh for almost 2 years. The packs themselves, 3-4 months. Also, if you overdried i have found the Boveda bags raise and hold RH better than pulling it down. I would also advise having a hygrometer in the jar for a quick visual check in case you need to add another bag if you go with the small size.

I'm using both products (grove/boveda) in combination.

I recommend ordering from the boveda website as Amazon and other third party sites don't have everything and don't guarantee you fresh packs.
 

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Size "67" will do up to 450g in a large jar.

Size "8" says one bag will do 28g. I have found the size "8" works well in a 16 or 32oz jar. (I know metric/imperial back and forth)

Not really a size in between unfortunately. With the way you're growing, a 10 pack of the "8"s might be the ticket. Plus, if you go to GroveBags later, you can always use the jar/boveda to get to 62% and then bag and seal for cure/storage.

However, 2/3 size "8"s may be easier to fit and find. If you leave them in their sealed packaging they stay fresh for almost 2 years. The packs themselves, 3-4 months. Also, if you overdried i have found the Boveda bags raise and hold RH better than pulling it down. I would also advise having a hygrometer in the jar for a quick visual check in case you need to add another bag if you go with the small size.

I'm using both products (grove/boveda) in combination.

I recommend ordering from the boveda website as Amazon and other third party sites don't have everything and don't guarantee you fresh packs.
I find Boveda packs easy to recharge once they get dry. I put them in a sealed mason jar on a screen that holds them above water in the bottom. A few days in there re-hydrates them nicely. I am still using packs that are over two years old and have been re-hydrated two or three times.

I find the 8 gram packs good for a liter mason jar. If I want to speed things up a bit, I throw in a couple of them. A digital hygrometer in the jar works well to monitor things, and will confirm that the Boveda pack is doing what it should.
 

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I find Boveda packs easy to recharge once they get dry. I put them in a sealed mason jar on a screen that holds them above water in the bottom. A few days in there re-hydrates them nicely. I am still using packs that are over two years old and have been re-hydrated two or three times.

I find the 8 gram packs good for a liter mason jar. If I want to speed things up a bit, I throw in a couple of them. A digital hygrometer in the jar works well to monitor things, and will confirm that the Boveda pack is doing what it should.
Im using wet sponge as I found its the easiest for me... I just put dry bovedas in classic big zip bag, in a way that the wet sponge doesnt touch the bovedas and seal it. Usualy after 2 days theyre rdy to go. :wiz: but Im changing them for brand new after two recharges anyway ... so usualy after a year Im buying new ..
For oldfart: bro thats cool story and if it works for yoi then good for you, but I dont believe it as they usualy go aprox. -5 in humidity after third and other recharge for me ...
 
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Im using wet sponge as I found its the easiest for me... I just put dry bovedas in classic big zip bag, in a way that the wet sponge doesnt touch the bovedas and seal it. Usualy after 2 days theyre rdy to go. :wiz: but Im changing them for brand new after two recharges anyway ... so usualy after a year Im buying new ..
Bovedas are just a vapor permeable package filled with a designed mixture of salts. I don't think they wear out. As long as they dry out without leaking, they are contributing moisture as they should, and as long as they recharge in a saturated atmosphere, they are absorbing moisture as they should. Their effectiveness can also be confirmed by putting a cheap hygrometer in the container the Boveda packages are stored in.

I'll keep mine as long as their behaviour confirms that they are still working. :biggrin:
 

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I usually use the big ones to draw down or raise up the humidity, then use the smaller ones, sometimes multiples in the storage jars. I also use the 72 % in the bigger pack to get humidity where I want it b4 pressing. I will have to try re-upping, I use a hell of a lot of packs..
 

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You should check the RH in the jar with a hygrometer as well. I have found that bovedas don't do a great job at raising or lowering the humidity. Just my personal experience, other people seem to do fine with them.

Would be interesting to hear if anybody has put a boveda into a jar with a hygrometer and seen the RH adjust to 62
 
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