This is a discussion on Kitty litter within the Cigar Accessory Discussion forums, part of the The Cigar Lounges at Puff category; From what I've found around on videos and such, 1 cup of kitty litter and about 1/3 DW. Hopefully that ...
1 lb for every 100 sticks is a good place to start. I use bread loaf pans in my setup as there is plenty of room for them. Some guys use media bags from aquarium stores. I just use simple pans with the top open.
I'm also using the MiMi brand KL and for my 20qt setup, i'm using about a half a cup of the MiMi KL. Also, I chose to keep the KL DRY at first to see the ambient rH in the tupperdor with my hygrometer and Spanish cedar boxes/sheets/dividers. Left it for 24hrs and checked the hygrometer. I had to spray some DW on the KL to raise the rH considering its not very humid at all in my home. I would start off dry first and see where u stand to use as a baseline. then go from there to adjust your humidity before throwing the sticks in there. GL man.
^ Very good advice. With my setup it takes 2-3 days to normalize after making changes. i.e. adding moisture or drying the KL to reduce RH level.
Also, when adding sticks many times it takes a couple of days to settle down. Most times I add a box at a time and sometimes they are at the same moisture level as the rest of the stogies, sometimes not. Addition of sticks can drive RH levels up or down for a 2-3 day adjustment period while they normalize to my storage conditions.
To dry the KL out, I put it in the oven at the lowest heat setting of 170 F for an hour or so. To add moisture use a small spray bottle filled with distilled water and spray. I put the KL from both bread pans into a large stainless steel salad bowl and toss it while spritzing it with the spray bottle.
My water to KL ratio is not very specific. I stole one of my wife's hose, please don't tell her, filled it with KL, placed it in a tupperware and maybe sprayed it 4-5 times with DW. I threw it in one of those dorm room fridges and within a a few hours my fridge-a-dor was at 70 and has settled and held at 69.
Everyone's humidity preference is different. I find that my local B&M is a lil wet for me at 71rH. I'm more of a 65rh from what I've been smoking out of my tupperdor 20qt. Figure out where u want to hold it and add DW as needed to maintain what you are looking for.
Also, I've read that if u add new sticks in, the rH will raise considering most suppliers keep their rH high to compensate during shipping.
Sorry to derail but this seems a good a spot as any ask.
I have 1 1/2 lbs of hf beads in my wineador which works ok, but think another 1/2 lb would've been better. If I was to throw a 1/2-1 lb of kl in there maybe would they "train" themselves up to the 65% of the beads and all things even out? Is it that simple?
I think that was supposed to be coolidor, i.e. a cooler chest humi.
In my setups, I try to avoid spraying the crystals directly after everything is seasoned. If the humidity drops, I have a new sponge in a cut-down pint takeout tub which I spray a couple of times with distilled water and place in the humidor to bring things back to the right level. This way I avoid accidentally giving my cigars a shower trying to get water on the KL, and there's no chance of hurting the crystals or their special coating by getting too much liquid on them.