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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.
Dimensions: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.
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.
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!
These little guys are awesome. What a way to save space in the humi.
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!
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.
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.
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