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aar0n
07-19-2010, 02:01 PM
I am new to the hobby of cigars but after doing some reading I figured I can handle setting up a humidor since I have nowhere to store my sticks at home. I recently ordered This Humidor (https://www.humidorvault.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GFT-CAPRIKIT) from humidor vault, and so far there processing was kind of slow and shipping is taking about 5 business days. I ordered a combo set so I can get a torch lighter and some decent cutters to have at home. It also came with a 2 stick carrying case which was pretty nice.
My questions are what are the advantages of using the humidifier that comes with it(using the solution provided) and using the boveda packets or using beads?
I have found some guides and plan on following them to season the humidor once I get it and I just want to know the best way to balance humidity for my situation. Also do you recommend putting a bunch of sticks in all at once or put a few in at a time. Also how can I store my sticks until my humidor arrives.
Thanks,
-Aaron

longknocker
07-19-2010, 02:11 PM
I am new to the hobby of cigars but after doing some reading I figured I can handle setting up a humidor since I have nowhere to store my sticks at home. I recently ordered This Humidor (https://www.humidorvault.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=GFT-CAPRIKIT) from humidor vault, and so far there processing was kind of slow and shipping is taking about 5 business days. I ordered a combo set so I can get a torch lighter and some decent cutters to have at home. It also came with a 2 stick carrying case which was pretty nice.
My questions are what are the advantages of using the humidifier that comes with it(using the solution provided) and using the boveda packets or using beads?
I have found some guides and plan on following them to season the humidor once I get it and I just want to know the best way to balance humidity for my situation. Also do you recommend putting a bunch of sticks in all at once or put a few in at a time. Also how can I store my sticks until my humidor arrives.
Thanks,
-Aaron

Don't Use Glycol!!! Made That Mistake As A Newb & Almost Ruined My Cigar Collection.:td I Use Boveda 65%RH Packs & Shilala's Beads. Beads Are Cheaper In The Long Run. Search The Forum For Beads & Boveda Packs And That Should Help.:tu

longknocker
07-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Tupperware should be fine without anything for new cigars for a week of storage.:tu

Ogre
07-19-2010, 02:13 PM
Here is how I did mine and it works well for me. Season the humidor, add sticks, get a digital hydrometer, and beads. Never had a problem with them. I am now building a vinodore and will do the same with it.

TheTraveler
07-19-2010, 02:22 PM
More advice on the Tupperdor ..... don't rush! :r

Seriously though, when I got my first humi I rushed things a bit. I saw that nice, pretty humi sitting there on my desk and that, um, "homely" (let's be nice about it) tupperdor sitting beside it. I wanted all my sticks in the wood humi "NOW!". :) Be patient, let the humi season, then add cigars. Just my :2

Enjoy that humi, looks like a good deal especially with the ashtray and two-tube case thrown in. :tu

CigarNut
07-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Tupperware should be fine without anything for new cigars for a week of storage.:tu

Here is how I did mine and it works well for me. Season the humidor, add sticks, get a digital hydrometer, and beads. Never had a problem with them. I am now building a vinodore and will do the same with it.

More advice on the Tupperdor ..... don't rush! :r

Seriously though, when I got my first humi I rushed things a bit. I saw that nice, pretty humi sitting there on my desk and that, um, "homely" (let's be nice about it) tupperdor sitting beside it. I wanted all my sticks in the wood humi "NOW!". :) Be patient, let the humi season, then add cigars. Just my :2

Enjoy that humi, looks like a good deal especially with the ashtray and two-tube case thrown in. :tu
Great advice!

bvilchez
07-19-2010, 02:32 PM
First off welcome to the Looney Bin. You should make your way on over the the New Inmate Processing thread. Introduce yourself and let us know about you somewhat.

Darrell
07-19-2010, 02:43 PM
First off welcome to the Looney Bin. You should make your way on over the the New Inmate Processing thread. Introduce yourself and let us know about you somewhat.

He did, at 10:16 AM.

waffle
07-19-2010, 02:44 PM
He did, at 10:16 AM.

:) I am learning quickly that sometimes its REAL easy to overlook new posts here... and its even more fun to pick on those that do :=:

longknocker
07-19-2010, 03:14 PM
He did, at 10:16 AM.

Darrell Doesn't Miss Anything!:D

Ogre
07-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Darrell Doesn't Miss Anything!:D

Darrell is the Barney Fife of the Asylum-(P!!

DropTheE
07-19-2010, 03:17 PM
Congrats on your first humidor purchase, have a great time filling it up and congrats on your second humidor purchase in advance cuz you are now sailing down a slope with no brakes!! :r

TheTraveler
07-19-2010, 03:21 PM
Congrats on your first humidor purchase, have a great time filling it up and congrats on your second humidor purchase in advance cuz you are now sailing down a slope with no brakes!! :r

He's not kidding. Hanging out around this asylum willd definitely grease the wheels and cut the brake lines, my friend! :r

waffle
07-19-2010, 03:28 PM
He's not kidding. Hanging out around this asylum willd definitely grease the wheels and cut the brake lines, my friend! :r

Lol I smile and look at the 150 ct humi I ordered to hold me over til x-mas and think about the cooler I'm getting off Dan to keep everything that won't fit in the humi in.... its quick, esp after you find the devilsite...

Ogre
07-19-2010, 03:30 PM
Lol I smile and look at the 150 ct humi I ordered to hold me over til x-mas and think about the cooler I'm getting off Dan to keep everything that won't fit in the humi in.... its quick, esp after you find the devilsite...

Dont do it Steve, he may not be ready for that yet!!!:banger:banger

waffle
07-19-2010, 03:33 PM
Dont do it Steve, he may not be ready for that yet!!!:banger:banger

I left the bread crumbs, I haven't offered the full pie yet ;) and btw, another 125 bux I wasn't going to spend just bought a box and a 5-er on said devil site....

bvilchez
07-19-2010, 04:11 PM
He did, at 10:16 AM.

Damn sorry Darrell;s

Don Fernando
07-19-2010, 05:48 PM
ok, so you ordered a humidor? Next thing to do is cancel the order and get yourself a bigger one, as you will need it soon enough. No joke.

Darrell
07-19-2010, 05:55 PM
Damn sorry Darrell;s

:D

BC-Axeman
07-19-2010, 06:33 PM
Keep the tiny one for an "on hand" smoke storage and think about something larger for all the boxes you will get.:2

aar0n
07-19-2010, 09:39 PM
haha, thanks everyone for the advice and opinions. I had a good laugh as well as soaked up some useful info. I will definitely not rush it, but due to a small budget at the moment I have to deal with a small humidor. Today I also just tried a CAO L’Anniversaire Cameroon. It was decent but I havent developed a good taste for cigars yet, only my second unflavored cigar since the ACIDS :fl

Chingas
07-19-2010, 10:42 PM
Your palette will grow in time brother. I prefer unflavored sticks. The flavored sticks to an unflavored is like smoking cloves and smoking a regular cigarette.

Welcome to the asylum. You definitly got all the advice you needed in the previous 20 posts.

I second not rushing. I second a bigger box when the time comes. I second the beads and packs. I second the Tupperware. Definitly second the digital hygrometer, the analog one that comes with it is usually crap. The only advice I could possibly add would be to find a good spot for your humi. It will take to your room. So, not too hot, not too cold. You can read all about the proper temps in the Asylum but to spare you the 43000 hours of reading and debate, 65 - 70 F should do you well.

aar0n
07-20-2010, 12:45 AM
Your palette will grow in time brother. I prefer unflavored sticks. The flavored sticks to an unflavored is like smoking cloves and smoking a regular cigarette.

Welcome to the asylum. You definitly got all the advice you needed in the previous 20 posts.

I second not rushing. I second a bigger box when the time comes. I second the beads and packs. I second the Tupperware. Definitly second the digital hygrometer, the analog one that comes with it is usually crap. The only advice I could possibly add would be to find a good spot for your humi. It will take to your room. So, not too hot, not too cold. You can read all about the proper temps in the Asylum but to spare you the 43000 hours of reading and debate, 65 - 70 F should do you well.

I would probably have to keep it in the basement the house usually stays at 72-76. Also,
What exactly is a tupper-dor. I have tupperwear containers but how do I make a "tupper-dor".

Chingas
07-20-2010, 02:40 AM
Do nothing really. Just put the cigars in the Tupperware and call it a day. I've added a paper towl wet with distiller water but that may even be overboard. If you have a pack, toss it in the a digital hygrometer and just double check to see all is good.

longknocker
07-20-2010, 04:55 AM
I Have 10-15 Cigars in A 6.5 X 9 "Sterilite" Tupperware container I Bought From Walmart. I Put One 65%RH Boveda Pack In There & The RH Stays @ 65 For A Year Or More! It's Basically Air Tight, So The RH Is Maintained.:tu

CigarNut
07-20-2010, 08:34 AM
I Have 10-15 Cigars in A 6.5 X 9 "Sterilite" Tupperware container I Bought From Walmart. I Put One 65%RH Boveda Pack In There & The RH Stays @ 65 For A Year Or More! It's Basically Air Tight, So The RH Is Maintained.:tuThese containers (Tupperware, Rubbermaid, Sterilite, etc.) make really good travel humidors (depending upon how you are traveling) and also good temporary storage.

CheapHumidors
07-20-2010, 09:15 AM
More advice on the Tupperdor ..... don't rush! :r

Seriously though, when I got my first humi I rushed things a bit. I saw that nice, pretty humi sitting there on my desk and that, um, "homely" (let's be nice about it) tupperdor sitting beside it. I wanted all my sticks in the wood humi "NOW!". :) Be patient, let the humi season, then add cigars. Just my :2

Enjoy that humi, looks like a good deal especially with the ashtray and two-tube case thrown in. :tu

+1

Congrats on the new humi btw!

Eleven
07-20-2010, 09:45 AM
My new custom made humidor is still sitting 'seasoning'. I had no idea I could be this patient. Its been 2 weeks.

1 week of distilled water, and now 1 week of beads sitting all alone in there. I am currently waiting on a boveda calibration pack from the above-posted Mr Cheap to check my hygrometers, they are all giving me different readings. Time to know once and for all!

mukky
07-20-2010, 04:57 PM
so who wants to take bets on how long before we see a new thread titled, "just picked up a cooler":r:tu

Ogre
07-20-2010, 06:36 PM
so who wants to take bets on how long before we see a new thread titled, "just picked up a cooler":r:tu

New pool, 1 month

mukky
07-20-2010, 07:51 PM
New pool, 1 month

wow. I was gonna give him a bit of time to try a few and find some he wants a box of. I give him 3 months, but who knows...he may be a quick learner;)

Ogre
07-20-2010, 07:58 PM
wow. I was gonna give him a bit of time to try a few and find some he wants a box of. I give him 3 months, but who knows...he may be a quick learner;)

I worked my way up to a Vino in 5 months, LOL. and ordered the drawers 6 weeks ago. So it was really less than 4 months.

Chingas
07-20-2010, 08:12 PM
I worked my way up to a Vino in 5 months, LOL. and ordered the drawers 6 weeks ago. So it was really less than 4 months.

I'll split the difference...2 Months.

postjack
07-20-2010, 08:48 PM
I ordered an edgestar as my first humi because y'all told me too. it was the correct decision. :)

Savor the Stick
07-20-2010, 09:04 PM
I ordered an Edgestar as my first humi because y'all told me too. it was the correct decision. :)

Smart...and Handsome...you will go far! :tu

waffle
07-20-2010, 09:48 PM
I ordered an edgestar as my first humi because y'all told me too. it was the correct decision. :)

Of course larry's over on the one month... The slippery slope looks like a cliff he just jumped off ;)

Ogre
07-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Of course larry's over on the one month... The slippery slope looks like a cliff he just jumped off ;)

There was a slope?? I just went in the same direction as the ones in front of me. GO BIG OR GO HOME.:banger:banger

Chingas
07-20-2010, 09:57 PM
There was a slope?? I just went in the same direction as the ones in front of me. GO BIG OR GO HOME.:banger:banger

Love the attitude. You know what's weird? I've been smoking on and off since 93. I join the forum and buy two vinos the next month. What the hell is that all about!!!

waffle
07-20-2010, 09:59 PM
There was a slope?? I just went in the same direction as the ones in front of me. GO BIG OR GO HOME.:banger:banger

Can't say anything, I'm looking at a tower of power :D

postjack
07-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Love the attitude. You know what's weird? I've been smoking on and off since 93. I join the forum and buy two vinos the next month. What the hell is that all about!!!

all the damn good sense around this place, that's what it's about. :tu

Ogre
07-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Can't say anything, I'm looking at a tower of power :D

Follow the leader!!! thats what I did. Looks like you are right behind me. :banger:banger

Ogre
07-20-2010, 10:03 PM
Love the attitude. You know what's weird? I've been smoking on and off since 93. I join the forum and buy two vinos the next month. What the hell is that all about!!!

its the bad influence, I mean good advice, of the guys here. I know its hard to believe, but they are worse in person. :r:r

Chingas
07-20-2010, 10:36 PM
its the bad influence, I mean good advice, of the guys here. I know its hard to believe, but they are worse in person. :r:r

When the time comes, I'd be happy to meet any of the inmates in person.

waffle
07-21-2010, 07:49 AM
its the bad influence, I mean good advice, of the guys here. I know its hard to believe, but they are worse in person. :r:r

Lol, I know what you mean, I was checking out e-man's house last night and he was explaining his future plans.... ooohhhh boy, I'm not that bad.... yet :r:r

aar0n
07-23-2010, 12:07 PM
about the cooler, I have a milk crate with this dense foam stuff I had cut up and made a bottom and walls and a top to it. It is kind of a make shift cooler but I need to find something that bonds to foam to seal it. Then I will have my cooler :)