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Old 09-25-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Beware of Propylene Glycol

My constant use of a 50/50 mix has cause me to kill (2) hundred count humidors full of cigars. The PG permeates the boxes as time goes by and the cigars suck up all the moisture they can, leaving the cigars virtually unsmokable unless you can handle a strong, sweet bitter taste and a harsh sore throat after smoking them. The humidors have been remoisturized at least two times a week with just distilled water for over a year now and are starting to show improvements, but I am leery of reusing them at all.

Best bet is to add 50/50 solution once or twice a year at most. PG is really only needed for stopping mold which few of us ever see and for pest contol. Since the tradgic event, I have switched to beads, but PG is a no-no for that, anyway. Stay away from foam type humidification devices as they hold moisture too long and cause problems.
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