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HUMI-CARE Black Ice Humidification

Have a piece of this pie, son!

One look at this jar, and it seems all but the same as Humi-Care's top-notch, award-winning humidification beads. But an apple ain't an orange, and a closer look reveals a lot more ingenuity than that. These new, advanced capacity Black Ice crystals ensure a slower, steadier release of moisture, ensuring even greater humidity stability than before (65-70%). And here’s where the "oh-damn" moment happens. The patented Black Ice ‘Pie Jars’ separate into 4 equal-sized pieces, allowing for more proportional humidity distribution. Plus, they free up a ton of wasted space by fitting snugly in the corners of your humidor. Genius! Don't bother trying to compare this to another jar you'll find somewhere else. Humi-Care Black Ice has no equal.

Check out the new 8oz jar size! Designed for larger 150 to 300-capacity humidors. 

Note: Crystals are shipped dry/not activated to allow you the flexibility to use only a fraction of the jar if desired. The dry crystals are very small, but will fill the container when activated. To activate, simply fill each section with distilled water or cigar juice about halfway then wait approximately 30 minutes until the crystals absorb all of the liquid.

4oz Jar: 2.38"H (each wedge is 1.25” x 1.25”)
8oz Jar: 3.5”H (each wedge is 1.5” x 1.5”)

The Humi-Care Black Ice Pie Jar is covered by U.S. Design Patent No. D725,759S.

Type In Stock MSRP Price Qty Cart
HUMI-CARE Black Ice Pie Jar - 4-oz
4 OZ. PG PIE JAR In Stock $15.00 $12.50
HUMI-CARE Black Ice Pie Jar - 8-oz
8 OZ. PG PIE JAR In Stock $20.00 $14.99
Overall Rating 4.31 out of 5 Based on 87 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “HUMI-CARE Black Ice Humidification”

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5 out of 5
Black ice jar
The black ice has kelpt me happy for over 4 years now . I love the way they can fit in each corner of my humidor
1 out of 5
Cigar connoisseur
The black ice pie jar does not seem to really do anything especially keep humidity at or anywhere around 70%
5 out of 5
Black Ice Humidfication System
It's great. Works very well.
5 out of 5
Great! Works perfectly in my 150 CT. humidor. Just fill with distilled water a third of the way and give the beads time to expand.
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good product
Good product. Seems to be Working well.
5 out of 5
Great product
Great product. Works perfect. Keeps humidor at 70%.
5 out of 5
Being a ditz,
I bought the 8 oz. one instead, of the 4 oz. one. The 8 oz. one is too big and, doesn't allow the lid to close correctly. As soon as I get paid, I will be buying the 4 oz. jar. They don't seem to take up much space and, I really like that.
4 out of 5
Fits nicely in my humidor
Fits nicely in my humidor and does its job
5 out of 5
Worked better than advertised.
3 out of 5
Scony stoagie
I put too much distilled water in each compartment. The beads pushed the top off. I do like the convenience of the pie, however
4 out of 5
Doesn't fit the drawers in my humidor.
I'll hang onto them for when I have different humi, but this was a little disappointing for me.That said, I know that the product does it's job well.
5 out of 5
Love it
Works great love it would recommend it to anyone
4 out of 5
Black ice
Good so far.
1 out of 5
Very dissapointed
I ordered two of the 4 ounce units to have as spares. I activated one full unit and put a piece in each corner. My humidity is below 60, I added two more pieces from the second unit and now my humidity is at 62. Going to add the last two pieces to see what I can get my humidity up to. If not then I will toss it out and use my old rectangle humidifier that I was using before. Don't waste your $$$ on this product.
4 out of 5
The product is very good. I have paired it up(simply because I was already using them)with two other jars and it holds up very good. I only need to use one piece of the pie and it has maintained my humidity level at 70 percent. Awesome product. Could easily be a bit shorter. Does not fit on the corner of my humidor as intended. Only reason why I don't give it a 5 star rating. Other than that very good.
5 out of 5
Recently bought a new humidor and needed a way to maintain proper levels. Ordered the Black Ice Pie Jar and it performs flawlessly.
5 out of 5
Very satisfied with product
Very satisfied with product
4 out of 5
Humidor care
They are okay, but I am going to have to go with the electric one. Dont mind the upkeep too much, but they are not always as effective.
5 out of 5
Easy to fill, fits nicely
Easy to fill, fits nicely in corners
5 out of 5
Works great
Works well in my small humidor. Keeps them at the ideal range for several weeks without worry.
5 out of 5
Black Ice Pie Jar
I ordered it through 'make me an offer' it was great. I got the item in about 3 days and it works like a champ. You can't go wrong with black ice..
5 out of 5
black ice pie jar
This has been working great.. Got it for my husband and he likes it alot better than what he was using prior.
5 out of 5
Modularity is a plus
Great product, allows me to adjust humidity as needed.
5 out of 5
Black Ice
Love this product, fits perfect in the corners.
4 out of 5
Work great
The Humi-Care black ice works great. It keeps the humidity in the humidor a perfect 69-71%. They are a bit difficult to figure out how much water to use during refilling. It seems very easy to over fill them when adding water after about 3 weeks.
4 out of 5
Black Ice 8 Oz pie humidifier
Works very well. Only issue I have is could not tell how tall it was just from the 8 Oz volume. They were too tall for the drawers in my large humidor, but they fit fine in my 100 and 200-cigar humidors.
5 out of 5
Directions for use by trial and error ....
Fill the sections you intend to use NO MORE than half full of distilled water. Then, wait 30 minutes. Then wait another 10-15 minutes if the section isn't full of the black balls. Be careful not to put too much water in. If you do, expect to be cleaning up a lot of those little black balls.
5 out of 5
Received it in a very
Received it in a very timely manner and they seems to be working great a perfect 70%.
5 out of 5
This works great! I have a small humidor and didn't use it for a couple of years because I couldn't keep the humidity right without messing with it every couple of days. This keeps it between 65 and 70 . Effortless!
5 out of 5
Perfect, even humidity throughout my humidor. All of my cigars feel, taste and smoke great.
5 out of 5
I received my products very
I received my products very timely n in great shape with good value
5 out of 5
Simply mahvelous dahling
I love how much space is saved in my humidor, with this baby being able to split up and to be put in the corners. And if ANYONE is putting baby in the corner, it's me, time and time again.
5 out of 5
works great
love how you can split it into the 4 corners
5 out of 5
Works great. Especially like the corner jar shape
When you receive this item, you will think they forgot to pack some of the crystals. Nope, load the 4 jars equally and put about half a jar (dont overfill) of distilled water in each and let them sit for an hour or so and the little pile fills the jar. The jars fit well in the corners of my 100 ct humidor and don't waste too much space inside. They last about a month then you just refill jar to halfway again. Been using them for 3 months and they maintain perfect 65%.
4 out of 5
Great Humidity support
Was having trouble holding humidity, definitely helped out, it is great humidity support
5 out of 5
It's Moist!!!
Works like a champ!
4 out of 5
Great product!
I love the design and the simplicity! Very easy to maintain. My preference would be shorter and wider, they are just a touch too tall for the humidor I have them in.
5 out of 5
Great idea
The jar is a great idea. Works well and can be used as a whole or split apart into smaller sections. I also like that you can tell when it's time to refill it as the crystals shrink.
4 out of 5
Great fit for larger humidors but will present difficulties in smaller humidors due to the larger jar being close to 4 inches tall.
works well but it gobbles up quite a bit of pg solution and works best in large humidors 300+ count. Be mindful when unwrapping and opening the jars because the black crystals will fall out due to them being much smaller than the vent holes in the clear plastic lid
5 out of 5
Great Service
Item was on my husbands Birthday list and was larger than needed. He called and smaller item arrived within two days. Person he spoke with was VERY polite and helpful.
5 out of 5
The only place to buy cigars
Only great experiences dealing with cigar international, will be the only place I buy cigars. Easy order, fast delivery, & quality cigars.
4 out of 5
Great product
Great Product, I use it in my 100 Count Humidor. It stays somewhere between 75 and 79. I am ordering a new jar today, have had the current one a little too long. I alternate between Distilled water and cigar juice between refills, which I do probably around every 6 weeks. I bought this initially because of the reviews, while I figured out which of the electronic humidifiers I wanted to purchase, works so well and inexpensive I see no need in the electronic one as of yet. Just read direction and note the fill line and it will work well for you
4 out of 5
Works great but size a factor.
I had to cut a piece out of my humidor to fit it in to the bottom. It is too tall & is made of hard plastic with no give. Once installed it woorks fine & stays at 69/71
5 out of 5
Humi- care Black Ice Jar Works
I put the black ice jars in the corners of two humidors and one hydrometer is 63 and 60. there is no more to say, its working for me.
4 out of 5
Humi-care Black Ice pie jar
Nice addition to my humidor. It helps keep my 150 CT box just right which I keep about 80 - 90 sticks in there constantly. I only wish they told you exactly how much water to use. I've the little ball pop out all over my box. Then they won't fit back into the jar until they lose some of their hydration. Had loose ones in a tiny plastic bowl and clear a space it in my box. Other than that great product.
5 out of 5
Black Ice Pie Jar
Great product, fits humidor easily
3 out of 5
Not as efficient as I thought
i found that these are not as efficient as I thought they would be. They have to be monitored more than I thought
3 out of 5
Great Idea and concept.... Wrong size...
Average sized humidor will not shut when 4 separate pieces placed in 4 corners...
5 out of 5
best there is
Awesome itemes work like a charm will defenetly buy from CI again
5 out of 5
Latest order
My latest experience with Cigars International has been the greatest ever!
5 out of 5
Humi-care black ice jars
Holds the humidity well.
4 out of 5
Great product
With the black ice pie jar it frees up space that the traditional round products take up. Only down side is once you charge it up the lid doesn't fit on it very well.
5 out of 5
great choice
thanks you good service
2 out of 5
Not really working
I really do not understand why it is called black ice it contains almosr none these black ice it is just a water container
5 out of 5
As Advertised
Very happy with the pie jar. It freed up tons of space and has my humi at a dead, solid 70. To be honest, it did take some time to set up so make sure you follow the instructions and you should be good to go.
5 out of 5
Great purchase
a lot more versatility. Can be separated and put into the corners of humidor freeing more space for cigars.
1 out of 5
Low Humidity
Couldn't even keep humidity at 60%. Seemed to average 57%-58% with only like 10 cigars in a 20 cigar humidor. Completely insufficient. Never again.
5 out of 5
Love it....fits perfect in the humidor and does the job
4 out of 5
So far, so good.
It is a constant task to keep the humidity accurate in the Nevada desert. These help, because it's a dry heat!
5 out of 5
black ice
Very happy with products performance
5 out of 5
Black Ice Humi Care
I utilize your basic 50 cigar humidor and have always had issues in controlling proper humidity throughout. After just a few days of using the Black Ice Humi care system which allows you to put humidity in all four corners providing equal and like coverage throughout the cigars that at one time thought were questionable are back in fine smoking shape. This is a great product
4 out of 5
Humi-Care Black Ice
Great idea, each 1/4 piece hardly takes up space, tucked into each corner. Had to remove top piece of each section to add distilled water, after trying to get the water into top holes (no instructions). Overall good value, although I expected a higher level of humidity (only have around 25 cigars using all 4 corners putting out humidity around 60%
5 out of 5
Using in antique humidor copper lined
the Humi Care Black is working great. I do need too keep up with a bi-weekly check but it has been staying around 68/71%. Happy so far and glad to be using this old humidor my wife gave me this past Christmas
2 out of 5
HUMI-CARE humidification
This product has not performed satisfactorily. I have a Humidor that holds about 250 cigars. I used the entire 8-oz jar and left it closed for over a week and it brought the humidity to 62%
5 out of 5
Great product
works great!
4 out of 5
product needs to come with instructions. had to go on line to figure out how to make it work. Product seems to be doing well after that.
5 out of 5
Easy and discreet
I have a simple desktop humidor and this product keeps its at the right humidity.
1 out of 5
Not working for me
very disappointed in this products performance. I have a great humidor that currently holds about 70 cigars. I replaced my old humidity device (which worked great) with the Black Ice system. I have all 4 pie pieces in my humidor and cannot get the reading above 63%. I guess I will just have to toss it wasted
5 out of 5
Humi-Care Black Ice Pie Jar
Works great!
5 out of 5
Perfection of a service
If you're not buying your cigars and accessories from CI I don't know what you're doing with your life, I have never had such a good costumer experience, fast shipping and most importantly, the freshness and quality of the product is just incredible.
5 out of 5
insane amount of humidity
At first I was very skeptical about buying this as it was my first type of humidifier for my humidor and people spike highly of other types, but for the price I gave it a shot, and HOLY CRAP! Does this thing work! You must give it a try, can't go wrong for the price. Use the 4oz can for a 50 count humidor and watch as it stays at 74%
3 out of 5
Bigger is better
my order for the smaller pkg of black ice does not humidify as efficiently in a small humidor (40 cigars) at 68% as the larger pkg does in a larger humidor (100 cigars) 71%.
5 out of 5
Works great!
A few days after adding the Black Ice jars, humidity went up 4%!
5 out of 5
Some far I'm about a month and half into the product . The humidity stays very consistent . One beef would be that's it's a little hard to fill . For some reason the solution just sits in the top tray and you have to tap or force it in. Doesn't really Bother me though . Just giving real feed back
5 out of 5
Simple & Easy Humidification
VERY easy to use and the "pie slices" design sit nicely and unobtrusively in the corners of the humidor. Fill the chambers with distilled water and put them in the humidor. Moisture settled out quickly on a brand new humidor in about two hours right at 70% +/- 2%. You can't get a simpler system to keep your humidor in proper condition.
5 out of 5
Really good product
This product is excellent. It keeps my humidor at very nearly the perfect humidity, would buy again.
1 out of 5
Castle of Teaneck, NJ
I was drawn to the size and shape but I'm disappointed by performance--it doesn't replace a traditional humidifier
5 out of 5
Works perfect
Keeps perfect humidity. Just make sure you don't fill the reservoir too high as the black ice expands tremendously.
5 out of 5
Happy with performance
Works pretty well. I have a small humidor with only around 25 cigars in it and it took 2/4 to keep it at a constant 70%. The Medium looks small at first but expanded to fill the entire container.
1 out of 5
Only 61% Humidity
Only have 20-30 cigars in humidor and with 2 sections of the 8oz jar can't get past 61% humidity. Added another section and still at 61%. This larger jar was suppose to handle ALOT more cigars. Disapointed.
5 out of 5
They work great! My 50 count humidor only needed two halves to kerp it in the sweet spot. Have been using for over a month with little to no maintenance. Only fill the compartments halfway with distilled water and you're set to go. Have you been thinking about getting one take no further they're great
5 out of 5
Just add some distilled water and let it do it's JOB.
2 out of 5
Just OK
It's just okay. It's a constant battle to keep my humidor above 6o%, and it has to be recharged a couple of times a month. I'm looking for a replacement and don't recommend this..
5 out of 5
Great concept. Easy to use.
Great concept. Easy to use. Good value and works great!!
5 out of 5
Mr. Ralph Williams , California
I'm really surprised how will the black Ice Humidification HUMI-CARE is working. I've had my humidor for over 15 years now,and have had problems keeping the humidity at the right numbers. Now that I've gotten the Black Ice it works great. I check the thing about every 2 weeks and it is always in the right range.I put water in it about once a month.It's summer and I have my humidor out in my hot man cave. Best investment,good price. Worth every penny,Thanks
5 out of 5
Humidification has been awesome for
Humidification has been awesome for my humidor and the cigars really enjoy the treatment they are receiving! Thank you...
Customer Testimonials
Amazing product; works better than advertised. Placed in my humidor and a day later my old cigars were like I just unwrapped them.
Worth every penny IMHO. I filled them with distilled water, put them in the corners of my humidor, and forgot about them. Months later my humidor was still holding steady at 75%.
Worked as advertised. Very happy with results.
Hydrated quickly and tucks away nicely out of the way into the corners of my humidor.
Great product, allows more room in my humidor and better dissipation of moisture.
Does a great job of holding humidity! Love that you can split it up into 4 pieces. Makes it really convenient for humidor
This item is a must have for your desktop humidor; its sleek design makes it perfect at staying hidden yet keeps your humidor at just the right temp.
I keep each piece in the 4 corners of my 150qt marine cooler coolidor (there is pine in it,) with some beads to makes sure the humidity remains stable. Currently holding at 68% and that only ever changes by like a % a month. They last a long time between refills.
Love the idea, but they need to make the individual sections lids snap in place. I overfilled a couple and when the crystals swelled they pushed the lid out.
A very good buy got my humidor squared away and holding nicely only fill about half way as the media is veeery absorbent if your on the fence get off and buy this product boys it does the job
These should definitely have instructions with them. I received them today and like others, thought I got defective jars due to the very small amount of crystals in the jars. I knew they would swell, but didn't know how much so I filled them to the top with distilled water. Big mistake! Within 30 minutes they swelled so much they were pushing the lids off them. Also, before I filled them I just assumed I just needed to pour the distilled water through the holes in the lids. Water would not go through them. That's when I realized the lids came off. The corners of lid in my 50 count glass top humidor helps to keep the lids from getting pushed out by the extremely absorbent crystals....I just read numerous reviews and notice half way is the appropriate amount to fill to. I will definitely read customer reviews on anything I order from now on!
Followed instructions let it fill, then in the humidor it went. Constant humidity as promised. I also got the big brother, be careful with either size and make sure your humidor is big enough to accommodate it. Overall what I've seen so far is great and well worth the money. Would definetly recommend.
I purchased and used this product along with the wipes when first setting up my humidor. Has consistently kept my humidor at the right level..I sometimes remove this and put it in a new box of cigars that won't all fit in my main humidor
gets the job done for sure! 68-70 percent humidity reading all the time! great product!
This is the best humidification product I've ever used! After lots of trial and error I found that gel jars work the best for me since they are so low maintenance. But, the Black Ice jars work better than any other jar I've ever used. They keep a VERY consistent 70% humidity level in my 120 count humidor (I have one 8oz jar in it) and the added bonus of being able to put the 4 wedges in different compartments/corners means the humidity is even throughout. My jar has been in use for a little over a year now, and I'm pretty confident I can get at least one more refill out of it (each refill lasts me several months). As long as this product is available, I will never use another for my humidification needs. No need to repeat, but I will anyway: DON'T OVERFILL! Halfway is perfect, and what seems like nowhere near enough gel beads will swell to fill the jar in no time. Definitely allow the 30 minutes to pass before putting freshly filled jars in you humidor in case of an overflow, as an overflow could damage the interior. Cheers and happy herfing!
Pretty decent little things. Just fill with distilled water, and the black rocks I guess swell and keep my humidor at an even 73%-75% humidity. Easily refillable, and nice shape so it fits in even the tightest corners in your box.
I don't even know why I'm writing a review for this, everyone else has already said it all. Amazing product, and one of the few things I would consider a must buy (or at least must try) for everyone who owns their own humidor/s. Like everyone else has said, be VERY careful when charging the crystals as they are very easy to overfill. The first charge should only be a little less than half filled with distilled water/cigar juice.
Since it came with no instructions, couldn't figure it out at first. It would not fill, did not know you could pry the tops off. The holes just won't let water in. What I did was put a small amount of distilled water in the top where the holes are, and lightly tapped until the water went thru. Seems to work very well. Needs instructions.
These little guys are awesome. What a way to save space in the humi.
Nice way to humidify. After removing the lid that holds the 4 sections together they can be filled and placed in the corners of your humidor for a more balanced humidification. As others have mentioned only fill about half way or so with liquid otherwise the black ice will over expand and push the plastic cover out of place. Cheers!
I got the 8oz Black Ice Pie Jars on MMAO for a great price, although I thought I was ordering the small jars at the time. I prefer the 4oz size for the fit in my humidors, but will be using the 8oz for a new 150ct humi I have coming in the mail any day now. I have no doubt it will work perfectly to keep my special handmades at their optimum humidity level for long-term storage. Thanks to CI for great pricing and all the special deals, you guys get about 95% of my cigar needs business. Happy herfing!
I do not like it as much as the blue one for less money but it does work and it is convenient to split it up.
Works great, takes up very little room in humidor. As another writer said, it looks as though they did not put enough of the little black pellets in the container. But there are more than enough in there when you add distilled water. They will swell very fast so don't add too much water at first.
One of the best things since sliced bread. Easy, out of the way, use one part or all four, it really couldnt be much better for a passive humidification device, and its accurate. Just need distilled water on hand, no more solution or slim when gel starts to break down. This stuff is highly recommended
These work great and save plenty of room in my humidor! A+
Maintains the humidity very well. I like the compact size and the ability to place them in the corners out of the way.
So you read the reviews and think, "no way does it work that good.", well it does. I charged two of the 4 pie slices and they are happily maintaining correct humidification in a 50 count humidor. The other reviews are spot on, these things are fantastic. The 2 way process is helping my humidor through the more humid time of year in my corner of the world. I'll admit I was about 95% skeptical when I bought this. I shouldn't have been. These black ice beads live up to everything I read they should be. Thanks CI for providing them at competitive pricing!
Works like a charm and the fact that it can split into four parts really saves space.
Buy this! Keeps perfect humidity. I have a small 50 count humidor and this keeps the humidity consistently at 66-70. Plus the benefit of only having to use 2 out of the four pieces to keep it right on target. Definitely a must have.
I love this product! The 4oz jar is perfect to add to the bottom layer of my 120 count humidor. I had a jar of crystals that was just too big to fit in with all my smokes. The 4 quarters fit perfectly to help evenly disperse humidity and I'm noticing more even distribution because of it. Keep in mind that these jars are relatively large. A 4oz jar would fit well as the only humidification device in a 20-50 count humidor and a great add on to a 100-150 count. I'm sure the 8oz is quite large and you would probably need a 250-300 count to actually fit them in and have enough wiggle room.
I have the JFK Humidor, this product works great with it!
So far I haven't been able to test the humidification process due to my ham fisted approach to filling the sections. When I first got the Humi-Care, I thought that I had been ripped off. There appeared to be something looking like ashes covering the bottom of the jar. With no good instructions about how much to fill the jars, I ended up filling 3 of the sections to about 75% capacity and the last one 50% (all with distilled water). An hour later, 3 of the sections have popped their lids and the last one is ready to do the same. Whatever those crystals are made of...they are impressive. Moral of my story...start with almost no distilled water (maybe an inch at most) and see what happens. If I can put the crystals back into the jar, I'll report on the humidification aspects when it happens.
I absolutely love these humi-care jars. They are so easy and compact. I have a 100 count, two level humidor and needed a new way to reasonably keep both levels even. These are perfect.
Love this product!
Just received these and seem to give my humi the boost I've been looking for! I recommend the smaller 4oz size as the 8oz wouldn't fit unless I took out the top shelf medium size desk humidor. Time will tell if it is low maintenance, I'm thinking it will be, but even so, I alway check in on my babies everyday!
I had been having some trouble keeping the humidity up around 70% in my year old humidor. I saw the mostly good reviews for this Black Ice and decided to give it a try. The 4 oz jars had a few specks of "little black rocks" in the bottom. After I added distilled water to the fill line, 15 minutes later they have swelled to fill each quarter jar. Twenty-four hours later I am right on at 70%. Been holding between 68-70% for over a week now. I also like the design that allows you to place them out of the way in the corners. Makes more room for cigars. This product works well.
I'm using the Black Ice in my 100 count humidor. Not only does it maintain a consistent humidity level of 70, the ability to divide the sections is amazing. I just place one section at the bottom of each corner in my humidor. I use two hygrometers, 1 analog and 1 digital to ensure correct readings. Only fill the individual sections half full of distilled water. Within a small amount of time the gel beads will swell to the top. If you liked the round jar of humidifier gel. You will love the Black Ice much better.
Great product!!
Get product it works very well. The split size makes them easy to use also .
Keeps humi at an even 69%, very user friendly
Pretty good so far. A few things though, these suckers suck up a lot of distilled water or PG solution!! As other reviewers have said, only fill each section half-way up or even a little less with DW or PG Solution or it will swell up enough to push the tops off. Also, the sections, even from the smaller 4oz. jars will NOT fit in a small 15-20 capacity desktop humidor without laying them on their sides, like I do with mine. Just make sure you get all the unabsorbed liquid out of em' first if you have to do that. Would definitely buy again.
Love the Humi-care humidification products, and swear by them in my own humidor - but i have to say I was let down by the 8oz jar not fitting properly in my humidor! It's too tall for the lid to close, so it can't be pushed into the corner as advertised. The 4oz jar would be fine, I imagine - but avoid the 8oz if you have a typical 50 cigar humidor. I actually prefer the Xikar / Humi-Care power sticks, for 1/2 the price you can get two and they definitely fit well!
received my black ice 4oz containers; each segment had a layer of black ice granuals on the bottom; is this normal for so few granuals? If so, I am assuming I fill the remaining space with distilled water; Correct?
Great idea and great size for my humidors. I would recommend using the cigar juice every other refill. Used two 8 oz to charge/season two new humidors (each holds about 100 cigars +/-). After the two week seasoning process, the humidors were ready to go. Just ordered my 3rd humidor and already have the black ice and the seasoning wipes ready to go. Wish i owned the patent on this product.
Keeps the humidity in my 10 cnt humi at 69%. Great idea on the design to safe real-estate for more sticks. I would recommend giving it a try.
These things are Great! Perfect in any Humidor large or small, need more humidification add another 1/4, need less take it away. Small and easy to fit in the corner; out of the way. As always Humi-Care is great stuff.
Great product. I added cigar juice HALF WAY and than added a bit more after about an hour. DONT FILL TO THE TOP IT WILL OVER FLOW. maintaining 72%. Works great for me so far.
I'm not too sure what to think... At first I had to find something to pry the lid off to pour the solution in (I use my pick on a pipe tool). Once I got it filled up I wasn't sure how much was enough, so I continued to add more and more. It is ok now, but my humi is staying right at 60% :/ It does add space tho.
We'll have to see how these actually perform, but if they are anything like other Humi-Care products, they should work as advertised or better. The four little wedges nestle nicely in the corners of a glass-top Whitetail humidor and are barely visible through the glass. Definitely nifty and unobtrusive. And a word of advice: Give these a good hour after filling them "half-way" before you add more distilled water. A little goes a long way...
I received, along with 40 new cigars, the 4 oz jar... I opened the sections and was not happy. I saw so few crystals that the bottom was not even covered. So, I filled them to the bottom of the inserts with distilled water, let it sit about ten minutes and went to empty the excess water only to find the inserts would not fit back in due to the crystals protruding from the wedges. Crazy!! Overflowing with very few crystals!!!! Heed the fill 50% advice. Performance is, dead on at 70% in my humidor, even though usually my humidor is in the 60 degree range, even at seventy degrees, it stayed at 70% humidity. These crystals are a little miracle in perfectly shaped containers!!
I love this keeps my humidor at 70 so easy to use
Great little addition for humidor
These are great. Finaly a jar that can be split in 4 pieces. Great stuff
Seems to work well for my 150 box. Staying right around 65% in a full box.
I just purchased 3 of the 4oz and 2 of the 8oz pie jars; all 5 of my humidors are now perfectly stable. Here in Hawaii I have the toughest time with over-humidification. With the 2-way control of HUMI-CARE's Black Ice RH super beads, I can keep the humidity down in the ambient humid summers and up in the ambient dry winters. Solid product! Suggestion for Humi-Care: add a fill line to the jar for the distilled water. Fill to 50% in each pie slice and you will get the optimal performance from your Humi-Care Black Ice product! #HawaiiBOTL
I like this design in that it fits snuggly into the corners of my humidor; however, there were no filling instructions or line to denote how much water to add to each section. I would say filling these halfway with distilled water should be about just enough.
The package comes without instructions, and the segments do not have a "fill line," like Drymistat tubes. Take care not to fill more than half way, or you'll be left with gel crystals overflowing from the jar! That said, the increase in humidification is almost instantaneous. I use two segments per 20-capacity humidor.
This is a good space saver for my humidor. I am able to put 2 pieces on one side of divider and 2 on the other in the middle with very little room taken. More room for my 60 ring cigars.
Awesome product. This mixed with cigar juice is perfect for maintaining a humidor. Works great and is holding perfectly.
Works great. Absorbs water like a sponge. Just be careful not to overfill it, the crystals can hold a lot of water. Great buy, they fit well in the corners of my humidor.
Love it. Came in the mail. I opened, put in my cigar juice and placed in four corners of my humidor. There are 12 Gurkhas and 4 Ave Marias in there and the humidity went to 70% in about 3 hours. Two weeks later still there. Glad I bought this Black Ice.
I recently bought the Royal Tradition Humidor, a fantastic box, and the 8 oz. Black Ice Jar since I needed to use the 'shot glass' method of seasoning which is the recommended method by the manufacturer. I did use the Humi-Care seasoning wipe to give the interior a one time wiping, then filled the black ice sections and the humidification trays included. After only one day, the humidity was holding at 75 percent. Waited two more days, same level. I had to take out the Black Ice sections since they were a little too tall for this unit, they stood up a little over the upper tray ledge. I should have gotten the smaller 4 oz size to begin with, but I will use these in my older humidor since they work so well. I highly recommend them to everyone needing a simple way of keeping the best cigars properly aging, but first measure your humidor!
My humidor (bought a starter and thought it would be fine) was (soon) overfilled and was on a slow, down-hill spiral. Humidity kept dropping and some of the "buried" cigars were starting to dry and crack. I bought one of the 4oz jars, filled all 4 sections with cigar juice and 2 days later, they started to make a turn around. Still had to upgrade my humidor to fit the appropriate number of cigars, but the Black Ice saved what I had long enough for a new humidor to arrive and season.