Boveda humidity packs are a popular choice for those looking to maintain the freshness of their cannabis. The packs are designed to regulate humidity levels and prevent the degradation of terpenes and cannabinoids, which can affect the potency, flavour, and aroma of cannabis.
In this review, our goal was to examine the effectiveness of Boveda humidity packs including how well they preserve the smell and flavour of cannabis. We did this by conducting a series of tests that compared flower stored with Boveda packs against flower stored without them. This would determine if this extra cost is worth the investment.
Check our review, rating and photos below.
Aroma Before Grind
To test the effectiveness of Boveda humidity packs in preserving the aroma of cannabis, we conducted an experiment using two clear glass containers with 3.5 grams of the same strain of cannabis, with the only difference being that one container had a 62% Boveda humidity shield.
After sealing the containers for 45 days, we invited a friend who is not a frequent or heavy user to join us in our experiment. Upon opening the container without the Boveda shield, we were immediately hit with a strong and pungent odor. However, we found the smell to be unpleasant, as it had a distinct pine cleaner aroma that was overpowering. In contrast, when we opened the container with the Boveda shield, we were pleasantly surprised. It was significantly more muted and enjoyable, with a delicate scent reminiscent of piney citrus. Although there was still a noticeable smell, it was much less overpowering than the first container.
Our findings suggest these humidity packs are effective in preserving the quality and aroma of cannabis. In particular, our preference for the cannabis stored with the Boveda shield highlights its ability to maintain a pleasant and subtle aroma over time.
Aroma After Grind
To further evaluate the effectiveness of Boveda humidity packs in preserving the aroma of cannabis, we conducted a second experiment using a clean grinder and the glass container with the Boveda shield. We took approximately one gram of dried flower and ground it in the new grinder.
Upon opening the storage area of the grinder, we were greeted with a refreshing aroma of pine and citrus. The scent was much more enjoyable than what we had experienced before the grind, and we were pleased with the results.
Our side-by-side comparison found Boveda’s humidity packs were effective in preserving the quality and aroma of cannabis, even after the flower has been ground.
To further evaluate the effectiveness of Boveda humidity packs in preserving the quality, we participated in the Boveda Challenge Kit by rolling up a gram of cannabis strain from our respective glass containers in the included Futurola King Size papers.
We first lit up the joint from the container without the Boveda shield and found the flavour to be underwhelming compared to the strong aroma. The smoke was harsh causing several of us to cough, plus the joint burned quickly and unevenly, requiring constant maintenance. In contrast, when we lit up the joint with the same strain from the glass container with the Boveda shield, we found the flavour profile to be much stronger than the aroma suggested, and the experience was smooth and enjoyable. The joint burned evenly and slowly, allowing us to appreciate the flavour for a longer period of time. We ended up smoking more of this joint than the first one due to its superior taste and smoothness.
Our findings suggest the humidity packs is effective in preserving the quality and flavour, even after the flower has been rolled into a joint. The Boveda humidity shield undoubtedly made a significant difference in the smokeability of the flower, resulting in a more enjoyable and satisfying experience.
In conclusion, our testing demonstrated these packs are highly effective in preserving the aroma, flavour, and smokeability of cannabis. The glass container with the Boveda humidity shield kept the cannabis fresh, moist, and aromatic. Whereas the cannabis stored without the shield, dried out and lost much of its scent and flavour. Additionally, smoking the cannabis stored with the Boveda humidity shield resulted in a much smoother and more flavourful experience.
Overall, we highly recommend using Boveda humidity packs to ensure the optimal storage and preservation of your cannabis.