How Boveda works:
Boveda’s patented 2-way humidity control continually responds to ambient conditions by adding or removing moisture to affect the enclosed environment and deliver the pre-determined RH (relative humidity) level printed on the pack.
WHEN IT'S DRY & CRISPY, IT'S TIME TO REPLACE.
When Boveda is completely dry, it will turn into a solid wafer. It’s just short of this, when there are very few soft spots left, that you’ll want to replace them.
THE MORE YOU USE, THE LONGER THEY LAST.
Adding more than the minimum amount recommended by Boveda is perfectly ok and in some cases required for dry climates, seasonality, or very leaky storage containers.
THE MORE YOU EXPOSE IT TO AIR, THE HARDER IT HAS TO WORK.
If your Boveda is being depleted quickly (less than 2 months) then you know that Boveda is working extra hard to keep that environment stable. The solution is to verify your humidor doesn’t need to be re-seasoned, or to add more Boveda packs.
The same technology that revolutionized cigar storage is also available in the herbal-specific RH (relative humidity) of either 58% or 62%. Available in multiple sizes to fit your favorite container, Boveda monitors the ambient conditions and adds or removes moisture, as necessary, to maintain the perfect water content of the flower. You’ll immediately notice that color, texture, taste and strength are enhanced. As long as you have a working Boveda now makes it possible to store herbal medication indefinitely.
What role does Boveda play in the curing process?
The drying/curing process causes buds to smell better and become more potent. It also reduces harshness when consuming. After the drying process, Plant matter jarred up into airtight containers and then “burped” by opening and closing the lid periodically over time let gas out, let fresh oxygen enter. This process takes place repeatedly anywhere from 14 days to 60 days. Another reason cultivators burp their buds is to fine tune the humidity level. This is done to prevent accidentally over drying the flower. If a 2-way humidity control product is used (like Boveda) then burping for humidity is no longer necessary as the Boveda packs will ensure that the moisture will be fine tuned to the percentage printed on the pack whether the flower has dried below the intended humidity level, or was not dried enough. After burping takes place, the flower continues to age in airtight containers for several more days or weeks in order to let internal chemical processes continue to mature the material from a fresh cut plant to a developed product that is preferred for consumption. During this process it is important to monitor the temperature and humidity level that the flower is being stored in.
Boveda precisely controls humidity for you while you cure your plant matter. So there’s no guesswork, no mold growth, no over drying with Boveda. The drying/curing process helps buds develop their aroma and become more potent. It also reduces harshness while consuming the finished product.
After plant matter is dried, they are jarred in an airtight container to cure. Periodically cultivators “burp” plant matter as it cures—they open the lid to let out gas and to let in fresh oxygen and then close the container. Cultivators also hope burping introduces moisture to buds, which can prevent flower from over drying. Burping is performed repeatedly throughout the cure, which can take anywhere from 14 to 60 days.
While you cure plant matter, it’s important to monitor the temperature and humidity level of the inside your container.
When you cure with Boveda:
- Burping plant matter for humidity is unnecessary with Boveda. Its 2-way humidity control automatically adds or absorbs pure water vapor to achieve an ideal relative humidity (RH) level for plant matter.
- Moisture is slowly and precisely introduced as pure water vapor—not room air that may or may not provide enough moisture for your flower.
- Boveda maintains an ideal RH for months in an airtight container while internal chemical processes continue to mature your buds into a fully developed product ready for consumption.
Are there different sized Boveda?
Boveda is available in 4gram (2×2″), 8gram, (2.5×2.75″), 60gram (3.5×5.5″) and 320gram sizes. The grams refers to the amount of liquid inside.
Will Boveda over-humidify my herbal medication?
Never. Boveda is the only product in the world that knows when to stop adding moisture and won’t humidify beyond the RH on the pack, so there is no such thing as “too much”. Using more than recommended will just work more efficiently and last longer.
Here’s a guide on minimum Boveda and size:
Boveda 4 gram: 7-14 grams of medicine.
Boveda 8 gram: 14-28 grams of medicine.
Boveda 60 gram: 112-450 grams of medicine.
Boveda 320 gram: up to 5 pounds of medicine.
How long will Boveda last?
Because sizes of containers and how often they’re opened vary widely, Boveda will last 2 months in a container opened often, all the way to a year or more if not often opened. That’s what makes Boveda so ideal for long-term storage. Just check the texture of the Boveda and replace it when there are very few soft spots left.
Can Boveda touch the medicine?
100%. Boveda won’t damage anything through direct contact.
How can I maximize the life of Boveda?
The tighter the seal on your container, the better. Minimize the time your container is open. Use the largest Boveda that will fit in your container or use more than one.
Boveda is ideal for storing and curing (aging) plant matter that has already been dried. While Boveda is effective in moisture removal, the standard method of hanging in a dry environment is most effective. When you feel the plant is close to the intended moisture content for curing, Boveda will do the fine tuning for perfect long term storage. Grow it, dry it, package it with Boveda. You get perfect long term curing for the best possible plant matter.