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Humi beads
#1
I ordered a tube of Humi beads from Heartsfelt industries a few weeks ago.  The 1ounce 65% beads.  They have been working pretty well, although seem to be a bit low, averaging around 60%.
Anyway, Ive noticed lately that the beads seem to be falling apart, and thus falling though the tube. 
Is this normal? 
I just dont want a bunch of beads pieces in the bottom of my humi.
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#2
Same here.  My beads are 65% and have trouble keeping much about 60% and they too break apart.

I think the breaking apart has to do with how they are "charged"  Apparently when they are rapidly charged they can burst.  Spritzing them with a spray bottle is supposed to prevent this from happening.

Regardless, i find that the broken ones fall through and collect at bottom of my humidor.  I'm working on a few remedies (stockings, small dish, etc.)
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#3
Djaric Wrote:I ordered a tube of Humi beads from Heartsfelt industries a few weeks ago.  The 1ounce 65% beads.  They have been working pretty well, although seem to be a bit low, averaging around 60%.
Anyway, Ive noticed lately that the beads seem to be falling apart, and thus falling though the tube. 
Is this normal? 
I just dont want a bunch of beads pieces in the bottom of my humi.
Just put the tube in some nylons or stocks and they will be fine.
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#4
Yeah, they will break.  I think the new style tubes are supposed to help contain the bits, though.

I just ordered a pound and divvied it up between two open RP "A" coffins . . . they fit really nicely, leave plenty of room, and are easy to spritz when they need recharged.

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#5
Not A Nice Person Wrote:Yeah, they will break.  I think the new style tubes are supposed to help contain the bits, though.

I just ordered a pound and divvied it up between two open RP "A" coffins . . . they fit really nicely, leave plenty of room, and are easy to spritz when they need recharged.

NANP

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I have mine in a tupaware and yes in the last month I have noticed them breaking apart, I might need to add water to them.  It's been well over six months since they have seen any water.
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#6
I dipped my 65% filled tube and even though it wasnt reccommended,it went well and no crackles of broken beads.
I now spray with distilled water in spray bottle.

The one thing about beads is they dont do the best job of giveing humidity when needed,its great at sucking humidity though.
I keep beads and climaguard sticks or foam with 60-40 mix juice.

Soon the new cigar oasis xl plus should be enough with the beads as soon as I build a  decent size cabinet.
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#7
Yea, its probably the way I recharge it.  Tongue  Just dribbling some distilled water on it.
They keep the humidity alot more consistant though.  I've been having issues with wet sticks before I got the beads so I woudlnt say im unhappy with the low RH level.

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#8
Can you have too many beads? My humidors seem to hold a constant 64-65% but my coolers won't go above 60% unless I keep extra water in them. I am thinking of putting in more beads so I don't have water sitting there waiting to be spilled.
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#9
Yes, try more beads.  My beads look half white and half clear to regulate the humidity.
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#10
Mine seem to dry out faster in the coolers, it may have something to do with all the wood/cigars in there, but the humidors seem to just keep going. I will order another pound or two today. We'll see.
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