WHAT IS IT?
VaporBeads™ were originally designed to maintain the appropriate relative humidity inside of your humidor using water vapor. Whether you’re using it for tobacco or cannabis, VaporBeads™ will maintain the integrity of your collection, ensuring your humidor is not too moist or too dry.
WHAT’S IT MADE OF?
The beads are made of amorphous silica impregnated with a salt-based solution, which acts as both a desiccant and a humidifier when introduced to water. When the beads are introduced to water, they will wick off moisture at a slower rate compared to other humidifying agents like sponges or fabrics. The beads are kept inside of a plastic case that allows for water to saturate the beads and moisture to evaporate through the slots.
WHAT’S THE BENEFIT?
- Maintains tobacco tannins, which means a more robust flavor when combusted
- Prevents cigar canoeing
- Prevents dried out cigars
- Maintains cannabis terpenes, which translates to a robust flavor when vaped
- Revives dried bud
HOW TO USE VAPORBEADS?
Dip in distilled or reverse-osmosis water up to the first opening slat on the bead case (horizontally so the bead case is upright like featured in the picture). The reason why we do not recommend using tap water or certain types of bottled water is because the minerals in the water will discolor the beads.
Shake off excess water and wipe it dry. You'll notice the dry, unsaturated side of the beads will begin to absorb the water from the saturated side. This is normal, so do not fully saturate the dry-side.
Place into your humidor and begin using. The VaporBeads will wick off moisture to the correct ratio until it drops to equilibrium at 50% RH. You can rehydrate the VaporBeads from step 1 once every 2-3 weeks, but do not constantly saturate or consistently keep wet as this can cause mold growth. With the VaporBeads, less is more!
THE CASE FOR SILICA GEL BEADS
Silica Gel beads hold more moisture per its weight, thereby yielding better performance for relative humidity control. This makes it easier for the user to control the humidity over time using less beads, as indicated by the study conducted by Dissicare, Inc.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?
VaporBeads™ will last up to 2 years after continual use. You may notice over time that in order to maintain the desired relative humidity, it will require re-hydrating a greater proportion of the beads and more often.