Dries empty capsules. Same as included with The Capsule Machine.
Capsules are affected by humidity - they absorb moisture and expand. They can become too large for easy insertion in The Capsule Machine. Even if capsules are "new" they may have absorbed moisture since manufacture. We therefore include a drying (desiccant) bag with each Capsule Machine.
- The drying bag has been packed in a heavy plastic outer bag to prevent exposure to humidity. After removing it from the plastic outer bag, put it into an airtight jar or can. Do not open the paper bag holding the desiccant.
- Your capsules should then be placed and stored in the same airtight container for two days.
- After the drying bag has absorbed its capacity of moisture, it will no longer dry batches of capsules. However, it can be regenerated for reuse by drying it out in an oven set at 300° F (no higher) for 3 to 4 hours.
Note: Capsules can also get too dry. If a small amount of capsules are put into the jar with a fresh desiccant bag, the capsules may dry too much and get too small and the tops may fall out of The Capsule Machine. In that case, or if you are in a very dry area, you may need to expose the capsules to humidity to return them to their proper size.
The desiccant material is anhydrous calcium sulfate, a natural mineral generally recognized as safe (gras) by the US Food and Drug Administration.