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colinb913
10-30-2011, 09:27 PM
The title says it all.. Feel free to comment and defend your choice.

gator_79
10-30-2011, 09:38 PM
I use 65% HF Beads. I use 1 pound each in both of my 70 qt. coolers, as well as another 2 oz. in my desktop humi.

bobarian
10-30-2011, 09:45 PM
I use 65% HF Beads. I use 1 pound each in both of my 70 qt. coolers, as well as another 2 oz. in my desktop humi.

:tpd:

emopunker2004
10-30-2011, 09:46 PM
I have both 65% HF and 65% Shilala beads

Ogre
10-30-2011, 09:52 PM
Hydra LG active humidification system. My cabinet is to large for anything else.

Boz
10-30-2011, 09:56 PM
Hydra LG active humidification system. My cabinet is to large for anything else.


Nobody likes a bragger. :r


I use beads in my cooler. :tu

Ogre
10-30-2011, 10:00 PM
Nobody likes a bragger. :r


I use beads in my cooler. :tu

2 years ago I started with a 50 count desk top. Not bragging, just calling it the way it is!!!!:noon:noon

Drez
10-30-2011, 10:03 PM
2 years ago I started with a 50 count desk top. Not bragging, just calling it the way it is!!!!:noon:noon

:tu

I don't have a cab but in my 2 Vinos, 2 desk tops, cooler and Tupperware I used 65% bead. In my 3 travel humi's I used humi packs.

Boz
10-30-2011, 10:06 PM
2 years ago I started with a 50 count desk top. Not bragging, just calling it the way it is!!!!:noon:noon


:tu Oh I was just kidding. I wish I had room for one.

ZachF88
10-30-2011, 11:15 PM
I have both 65% HF and 65% Shilala beads

Can you use both at the same time?

emopunker2004
10-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Hydra LG active humidification system. My cabinet is to EMPTY! for anything else.

fixt

emopunker2004
10-30-2011, 11:17 PM
Can you use both at the same time?

i dont see why not.

sevans105
10-30-2011, 11:18 PM
Hydra LG active humidification system. My cabinet is to large for anything else.

Same here. And I AM bragging. :-P

mithrilG60
10-30-2011, 11:23 PM
Used foam with glycol when I first started out, then moved to 65% Heartfelt beads after hearing this board rave about both the product and RH. After about 6 months at 65% I realised that 65% burned too hot for my personal preference so I moved back 70%, still with Heartfelt beads. Now I just use the Set and Forget that came with my Aristrocrat.

LigaPrivadaT84
10-30-2011, 11:24 PM
Beads for me :tu

Drez
10-31-2011, 03:44 AM
i dont see why not.

Yes you can. I have a pound of each in one of my Vinos and have zero issues. :tu

irratebass
10-31-2011, 04:10 AM
Humidification device that came with the humis, but as of yesterday switched to the Jars.

elderboy02
10-31-2011, 04:51 AM
Staebell Set & Forget from Bob for my Aristocrat.

Beads for the desktop humi's

Stephen
10-31-2011, 05:19 AM
Have a Cigar Oasis XL Plus for my main humidor, but I'm wanting to get some beeds to place in my old humidor that I no longer use for overflow purposes. Kicking myself because there was a group buy on them not too terribly long ago here but wasn't on here much during the summer and didn't see the thread until it was too late.

kelmac07
10-31-2011, 05:46 AM
Been using Shilala beads for almost three years now without any issues. :tu :tu

Blak Smyth
10-31-2011, 05:49 AM
:tuShilala Beads!

garryyjr
10-31-2011, 08:00 AM
I vote other. In my desktop I have Jars, in the cooler, I have HF 65% beads.

Loving both.

ktblunden
10-31-2011, 08:58 AM
I use silica crystal kitty litter in my cooler. Works great for a fraction of the price of beads.

w squared
10-31-2011, 09:48 AM
I'm running a Hydra with 3 fans and some Heartfelt beads in my vinotemp, and some Heartfelt beads in my desktop...and some 60% beads in the little desktop that I use for pipe tobacco.

icehog3
10-31-2011, 09:56 AM
Staebell Set & Forget from Bob

This. :tu

JohnnyFlake
10-31-2011, 10:33 AM
I have an Aristocrat M60 Plus with a "Set & Forget System" I feed it distilled water once a month. It's set for a constant 65% RH.

pektel
10-31-2011, 10:53 AM
HCM (shilala) Beads.

kickerb
10-31-2011, 11:04 AM
shilala beads now, but plan to change to heartfelt soon.

falconman515
10-31-2011, 11:35 AM
I use silica crystal kitty litter in my cooler. Works great for a fraction of the price of beads.

This is the ticket!!!

Kitty Litter is the only way to go to cut the cost of humidification and spend the money on the things that matter..... Like new sticks to fill humidor! :banger

WittyUserName
10-31-2011, 11:39 AM
shilala beads now, but plan to change to heartfelt soon.

Why the switch?

kickerb
10-31-2011, 01:49 PM
2 of my humidors leak, so i need to re-charge my shilala beads fairly often. recharing the shilala beads take more time than recharing heartfelt because i can just spray some water on them. i have tried to rectify the leaks with foam seals and painters tape, so far nothing has helped. i have to recharge my current beads every week or 2.

one of the advantages on the shilala beads in very consistant rH, but I have not gotten that with my humidors (because of the leaks). so because of that im not even sure any beads will work.

and im not able to buy better humidors at this point.

CigarNut
10-31-2011, 01:50 PM
2 of my humidors leak, so i need to re-charge my shilala beads fairly often. recharing the shilala beads take more time than recharing heartfelt because i can just spray some water on them. i have tried to rectify the leaks with foam seals and painters tape, so far nothing has helped. i have to recharge my current beads every week or 2.

one of the advantages on the shilala beads in very consistant rH, but I have not gotten that with my humidors (because of the leaks). so because of that im not even sure any beads will work.

and im not able to buy better humidors at this point.Would you like your money back on the HCM beads? If so, just return them to me and I will issue a refund through Pay!Pal.

kickerb
10-31-2011, 02:03 PM
Would you like your money back on the HCM beads? If so, just return them to me and I will issue a refund through Pay!Pal.No need, the beads i got from you are fine, they just dont work with my application. Im satisfied with our transaction. Please don't think I am complaining, I'm not.

MurphysLaw
10-31-2011, 02:07 PM
I use 65% HF beads in my desktop and edgestar, no complaints at all

yourchoice
10-31-2011, 02:34 PM
In my end table unit I use a combination of 65% HCM beads and a Cigar Oasis to auto recharge them. In my desktop I use 65% HCM beads.

Both work well for me. :tu

jakesmokes
10-31-2011, 02:44 PM
I've been using mostly boveda packs since the beginning of the year. In the last month or so I have switched to kitty litter and DW. But.. a couple of days ago I opened a box of portages salmons and saw... MOLD! It had just started but it was there. So... I tossed that KL into the trash and I am back on Boveda packs.

BigJPinDC
10-31-2011, 03:46 PM
KL in the vinodoor, footlocker humidor and cooler. All stay right at 63%.

The Poet
10-31-2011, 03:56 PM
Kitty litter? Hey, if I want my sticks to taste like ammonia, I'll buy CCs. :confused:







Oh, you mean FRESH kitty litter. Nevermind. ;s

jonnysmokes
11-02-2011, 08:21 AM
I use the oasis XL in my cabinet... it seems to work well. Now that the winter months are amongst us, we will see how well it holds up and may reevaluate if need be.

Silound
11-02-2011, 02:09 PM
Personally, in my cooler I use all of the above :)

I have two large jars and pucks that use PG, and I have two dry bags of 65% beads that I use to help prevent spikes in humidity.

Overall, the only thing I'd change is that I'd switch to an active humidifier at some point when I get a new cabinet.

Lonely Raven
11-02-2011, 02:12 PM
Heartfelt beads in my little cigar box of "ready to smoke", and kitty litter (crystals) in my cooler which is now up to 50 cigars!!

EricF
11-02-2011, 02:16 PM
65% HF beads in all 3 desktops, cooler and end table :tu

audio1der
11-04-2011, 12:15 PM
I trust KL to protect my babies.

mithrilG60
11-04-2011, 12:20 PM
Wow, more KL'ers than I thought in here. That seemed to be all the rage/hallmark of the other/old board.

IndyRob
11-04-2011, 01:41 PM
What is a good container for the beads? I'm using a glad container without the lid. I'm thinking about poking holes in the lid so I don't have a giant mess one day though.

Prior to that I was using a ziplock bag partially opened. That didn't work well at all. My RH was hovering at around 50%; after switching to the container I'm right at 65% almost all the time.

ucla695
11-04-2011, 01:52 PM
Beads here!

ucla695
11-04-2011, 01:53 PM
What is a good container for the beads? I'm using a glad container without the lid. I'm thinking about poking holes in the lid so I don't have a giant mess one day though.

Prior to that I was using a ziplock bag partially opened. That didn't work well at all. My RH was hovering at around 50%; after switching to the container I'm right at 65% almost all the time.

Mesh bags work great. I also use some cheap, unused nylons that my wife bought. There's lots of surface area to absorb and release moisture.

SvilleKid
11-04-2011, 02:03 PM
No option for "multiple".

Heartfelf beads for control (probably have 5 lbs between humis and coolers). I use drymist sticks in my humis for moisture input. When the cooler beads start to get low, I spray them with water. They don't need recharging very often.

Savor the Stick
11-04-2011, 03:37 PM
Shilala Beads! ! !
The very best ones around. Buy these beads and never have to buy beads again.---unless you buy another bigger cabinet.

I am in no way affiliated with Shilala, Shilala Inc., Shilala Beads, or Shilala Beads Inc.----:D:D


I have about 2 lbs in each of my Vino-temps. If I notice the RH a little low I put a saucer of distilled water in over night and I am fine for another 3-6 months.

Savor the Stick
11-04-2011, 03:49 PM
Would you like your money back on the HCM beads? If so, just return them to me and I will issue a refund through Pay!Pal.Way to go Michael continuing the great customer service of Scott Shilala the creator of HCM.

No need, the beads i got from you are fine, they just dont work with my application. I'm satisfied with our transaction. Please don't think I am complaining, I'm not.
When you are able to get a new Humi you'll have the HCM beads waiting.

14holestogie
11-04-2011, 03:59 PM
Eight desktops and two coolers, all Shilala beads. No worries...priceless. :tu

colinb913
11-05-2011, 05:33 PM
I bought a jar of xikar beads. It says when the beads shrink to add their pg solution... Do I really need to add the pg or can I just use distilled water?
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OneFineAsh
11-05-2011, 11:51 PM
All I have is travel humidors, so I just load each one up with boveda packs and it works great!

nany2201
11-06-2011, 01:43 AM
It says when the beads shrink to add their pg solution..

Mattso3000
11-06-2011, 01:52 AM
What's with the lack of multiple??? 2 lbs. beads in cabinet storage, Xikar jar in 150 display humidor, bovedas in traveldors.

Mattso3000
11-06-2011, 01:57 AM
I bought a jar of xikar beads. It says when the beads shrink to add their pg solution... Do I really need to add the pg or can I just use distilled water?
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It says when the beads shrink to add their pg solution..

Should be fine with distilled water, PG solution is usually a 50/50 mix of PG and distilled H2O. The PG helps as an anti-bacterial and preservative to the solution

DTM
11-06-2011, 10:46 AM
Currently stuck with a humi jar but plan to upgrade to beads in a month or two.

bdgile
11-06-2011, 02:20 PM
I voted for beads, but I do use the Hydra XL in one of the cabinets.

Apoco
11-06-2011, 03:18 PM
Shi's beads for maintenance. Moist-n-aire for adding in the cabinet (6'x5'x2')