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Old 11-25-2017, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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School me on humidors

So my cigar fascination has grown and I'm wanting build or buy a humidor. I do not need top of the line or anything huge. A desktop size would be sufficient. That being said, I do have a small wine fridge that isn't fridging like it should and wondered if it could be converted. I've done a small bit of googling but I know PBB is the end all be all of random info so I beg of thee to educate me. I've about outgrown my wet sponge in a freezer bag.

Is there a PBB of cigars and such?
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Drool here first. https://www.cheaphumidors.com

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Drool here first. https://www.cheaphumidors.com

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x2. I got mine from their imperfect section and I couldn't find what the imperfection was. It has been going strong for 5ish years.
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A small cooler would work with a good humidifying system I have a La Veil which should be overkill for my cheap desk top , but it barely keeps it close to the right humidity it is so badly sealed. you should be able with a small cooler to keep it with either water pillows or Bovida packs. Hit up your cigar store for some of the cedar sheets used in the expensive cigar boxes to line your cooler to help balance the humidity.
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A small cooler would work with a good humidifying system I have a La Veil which should be overkill for my cheap desk top , but it barely keeps it close to the right humidity it is so badly sealed. you should be able with a small cooler to keep it with either water pillows or Bovida packs. Hit up your cigar store for some of the cedar sheets used in the expensive cigar boxes to line your cooler to help balance the humidity.
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Once you start the only limit is your bank account and skill. One electrical job I was on the owner had a vault cut into the hill in the basement with what looked like a bank vault door, I always wanted a peek in, but never got a chance.
Thanks for the links. I could see a small cooler being a good camping humidor.
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The Lewinsky. Kinda bulky, only holds one at a time but it's cheap and has a self loading feature.
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Thanks for the links. I could see a small cooler being a good camping humidor.
I have a Pelican case with the Boveda packets.
Got it from here with 10 cigars.
https://www.warfightertobacco.com/co...nt=38634087169
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The Lewinsky. Kinda bulky, only holds one at a time but it's cheap and has a self loading feature.
Too humid makes for soggy cigars
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I have a Pelican case with the Boveda packets.
Boveda for the win, best humidity control out there!

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The Lewinsky. Kinda bulky, only holds one at a time but it's cheap and has a self loading feature.
Who wants cheesy cigars?

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Have a real nice desktop humidor that is empty.
I use
https://www.amazon.com/Zyliss-Fresh-...er%2Bware&th=1
With bovita packs, a couple of them have hydroomertors in them and a couple don稚, they keep the humidity way more stable than my humidor does and they are cheep
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Back when I was looking at a wineadoor the guys were using one of these to maintain the temperature
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x2. I got mine from their imperfect section and I couldn't find what the imperfection was. It has been going strong for 5ish years.
Same here. Sign up for the mailing list on cheaphumidors, and wait for their sale (if you aren't in a hurry). I wanted to have my dad build one (does a lot of woodworking), but couldn't even buy the cedar/hardware for what this one cost. I also bought these humidity beads, and they work really well.
https://www.amazon.com/RHShield-Ciga...y%2Bbeads&th=1
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https://www.cheaphumidors.com/ammo-can-humidor.html

I wasn't going to pay that price so i built my own. Already had a can laying around.
Local cigar shop sells empty cedar boxes for $1. Bought a few of them and cut them up to fit. Glued them to the inside of the can with some food grade epoxy. Added a humidity tube and some Boveda's to keep the levels in check. Works freaking great and holds about 50.

I picked up a couple cigar caddy type pelicans from cigars international one day when they were like $9 if you bought 5 ghurkas. Works great to throw a few sticks in when heading to your buddies or camping for the weekend.
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If you're serious about cheap, all you need is an airtight square Tupperware container (or just a zip lock bag)and a Boveda 72% RH humidipak. If you want to get real fancy, find a little scrap of Spanish cedar to toss in the container.

I went through a big cigar phase over a decade ago. I built my own standing humidor out of red oak and lined with Spanish cedar. It's heated and has a cigar cabinet humidifier. It was a fun project.

Now I smoke a cigar maybe once every six months. I should count, but I probably have a couple hundred premium cigars that have been aging at 70/70 for more than a decade.
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Build (or buy) an Ammodor. It's an ammo can with cedar lining inside. They seal up so perfectly well that a Bovida pack lasts a year in my small one. Ammodor Tactical Humidors | Ammo Can Cigar Humidors
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