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Old 07-15-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
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Propylene Glycol a must for new humi?

just recieved new humidor, it includes a credo type humifier with dry floral foam. do i need PG to condition this thing, or 100% distilled water will do
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:46 AM   #2
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Re: Propylene Glycol a must for new humi?

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just recieved new humidor, it includes a credo type humifier with dry floral foam. do i need PG to condition this thing, or 100% distilled water will do
If that is the type of humidifier you are going to use - Yes, you need PG solution. That will work great short term.

Long term - Climaxx Premier media beads.
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Old 07-15-2004, 09:50 AM   #3
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You don't need PPG to initially condition the humidor, but you will need it to get the humidity in the humidor to stabilize at 70% RH.
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Old 07-15-2004, 10:00 AM   #4
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I second the recommendation of the beads once it is conditioned. Plain distilled water for conditioning, beads for actual storage use.
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Old 07-15-2004, 12:55 PM   #5
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I also recommend beads or something similar for long term use.

Otherwise if you're going to be using the credo type humidifier, using distilled water with a occasional (and first) charge of PG may make it easier to reach a stable humidity level. Be sure to check if your humidifer is already precharged from the factory. Remember, PG is OPTIONAL.

Depending on the size of the humi, and if you do not wish to use beads, getting a Paradigm humidifier is definitely IMHO the best passive system out there.

Best of luck with your humi and remember the best advice for a humi is to keep it full.
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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thx for the replies guys.

still gotta work on getting the humidor filled part.
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Old 07-15-2004, 01:27 PM   #7
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do not use PG for conditioning the humi.
Use only distilled water in the conditioning phase.

Do a search in the archives for conditing humidor.
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:12 AM   #8
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Using distilled water alone in your foam humidifier will result in over humidifying your cigars. 50% PG is needed to prevent the humidity from going above 70%. I do agree that long term you'll want to go with a product like Climmax media. Initially it seems a bit expensive (but not overly so), but in the long term you'll really appreciate the ease with which you can control humidity right at the desired control point. PG solutions are messy and inconsistent...
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Old 07-17-2004, 07:27 AM   #9
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Some foam humidifiers come pre-charged with propylene glycol. If you're unsure if this is the case, I'd use only distilled water to start and add PG if the humidity remains above 70%.
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