View Full Version : Franco's wineador build

01-25-2015, 07:49 PM
Good evening to all i know theres several builds on here and please excuse I'm new to all of this. Let me start off by saying thanks to the previous builds and all the people that spread the knowledge. You all are the one that got me interested in geting a wineador. So after a few months decided to take a plunge and hoin the family !!! To start off my wife gifted me the new air 281 E, 2 lbs of heart felts beads, 2 digital hyrometers..!!!! What a wife !! :banger So far I have wipe down the fridge and its airing out. As soon as I get some time I will order drawers. Below i will post pics of products .

01-25-2015, 07:50 PM
New air 281 e

01-25-2015, 07:51 PM
Heartfelt beads

Porch Dweller
01-25-2015, 08:48 PM
Look forward to seeing the progress! One tip about the NewAir: if you lose power, when it comes back on it'll default to the coldest setting. So if you take a power hit you'll need to reset it to your preferred temp.

01-25-2015, 08:55 PM
Thanks james, I will have to remember that. What is the recomended temp I should set the fridge at ?

Porch Dweller
01-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Thanks james, I will have to remember that. What is the recomended temp I should set the fridge at ?

That's a matter of personal preference. I keep mine at the highest setting which I think is around 66*. I prefer it not be too cold as I don't want to pull a cigar out of it and have it go through a 50* change as I take it outside to smoke it.

01-26-2015, 08:56 AM

01-26-2015, 03:16 PM
Can't wait to see the end result! Post a lot of Empty pics of the Wineador... so we can see the space inside... :)

01-26-2015, 04:00 PM
So here it is 2 lbs of heartfelt beads, the order came with 4 bags !

01-26-2015, 11:15 PM
Are you doing your trays yet?

01-26-2015, 11:24 PM

One and a half stock trays from Cheap Humidors. Used poplar strips at the bottom for the slides. Fits great and at around $15 each, that's a bargain! A few hours work and bingo, 5 custom slide-out trays in my little old 20 bottle vinador!
Agree on the power out thing...same with mine. I also set on highest setting - 66. Need pix of yours when you're finished to see how much room you have to fill! :tu

01-27-2015, 06:47 AM
No trays yet rob, still on the fence as to who to go with. I may just order trays like yours for the mean time so i can start filling her up !!!

01-27-2015, 08:20 AM

01-27-2015, 02:41 PM
So still debating what to go with. Thinkin about going with 5 drawers 1 shelf. I guess its just preference but what do you guys have ? Thanks

01-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Do you tend to buy more singles or more boxes? If you buy boxes, do you keep them in the box or take them out? When I built my cabinet I did about 50/50. To me more boxes = shelves and more singles = trays. I tend to leave things in their boxes. :2

Also, keep posting pics so we can watch the progress!

01-27-2015, 03:03 PM
(Jesse)Thats something to think about. Being that this is my first wineador i will play it out. I currently have a 200 count humidor that is full, so as you know i have to take them out of box. I have seen some that have shelves and drawers i like the setup.

01-28-2015, 11:13 AM
So this morning i decided to put in a few boxes. The digital hygromters are reading 64. Slowly i will continue to add the rest of my cigars !!! One question is do you guys leave lids on or off on boxes. Thanks again for all the great advice brothers !!

01-30-2015, 09:43 AM
Good-morning to all !!!! The wineador is doin great so far as staying at 65. Just about moved all my cigars to their new home ! Drawers should be ordered soon. Have a great day !-(P

01-30-2015, 12:16 PM
Looking good

03-25-2015, 06:52 AM
Looks great.

04-21-2015, 12:25 PM
They are finally here gents !!!!!!!! Alll this time just waiting, siting by the window lol:banger

04-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Just opened !!!

04-21-2015, 12:26 PM
Another pic

04-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Do i wipe down the drawers lightly with distilled water

04-21-2015, 01:01 PM
Totally satisfied !!!��

07-19-2015, 12:28 PM
Those are nice looking trays/drawers.:tu

07-19-2015, 01:20 PM
Thanks GREG !

07-19-2015, 01:57 PM
I seasoned my drawers the same as a humidor, just put them in the winador with a plate and a sponge with some distilled water, you have to add more water often till they get seasoned but it ensures they don't warp or get those little frayings going.

even though you asked that months ago :P

07-23-2015, 09:29 PM
Thats exatly what I did ADAM, turned out great !