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IlmProcess
07-05-2016, 07:34 PM
So I bought a bunch of 5-packs on Auctioneer and did a couple of box-splits with a friend last week...and my little 50-count humidor won't cut it (I miss by Vicksburg and haven't seen them anywhere online).

Went to the store today and picked up a 70 qt. Coleman...while returning a defective Ronson lighter.

I avoided the much cheaper Igloo Island breeze after throwing my phone in there on flashlight mode - quite a bit of light leakage - the seal was much weaker than the Coleman. Also saw a few posts on this site with the same suggestion.

I have some HF beads coming in the mail and will have to grab a new battery for my hygrometer.

On my way home tomorrow from a few states over...so hopefully in the next week or two I will have some photos up.

Thanks for all of the information this site provided regarding set-up, cooler suggestions, etc. :)

T

sigsauer
07-05-2016, 07:55 PM
lets be honest
you should have bought
Igloo 165-Quart Super-Tough STX Cooler

sigsauer
07-05-2016, 07:56 PM
or even this
Coleman 200-Quart Optimaxx Cooler

Porch Dweller
07-05-2016, 08:33 PM
SigSauer, you've got to eassssssssse into this obsessi---I mean hobby. Baby steps... :D

IlmProcess
07-06-2016, 01:10 AM
I sat there looking at the 120...but felt like the 70 should be good for awhile at least. I hope

Chainsaw13
07-06-2016, 07:06 AM
I sat there looking at the 120...but felt like the 70 should be good for awhile at least. I hope

Famous last words. :D

DMK
07-06-2016, 02:53 PM
"WE need a bigger..... COOLER"

AdamJoshua
07-06-2016, 09:09 PM
The great thing about coolers is they stack so easy :tu

sigsauer
07-06-2016, 09:22 PM
lol

hudd
07-06-2016, 09:32 PM
I would never have enough cigars for a coolidor. Hardly ever fill my 50 count humidor.

rwiiames
07-07-2016, 06:38 PM
I would never have enough cigars for a coolidor. Hardly ever fill my 50 count humidor.

You're not trying hard enough.

Porch Dweller
07-07-2016, 09:16 PM
I would never have enough cigars for a coolidor. Hardly ever fill my 50 count humidor.

Five years ago I had a 20-count humi and said the same thing. Six months after that I bought a 50-count. Then a 100. Then I was using the 50 and 100 at the same time. Then a wineador. Now I'm waiting on my Aristocrat to be built.

Never say never. :D

IlmProcess
07-10-2016, 12:42 PM
Just got it up and running:

Photo1 new acquisitions https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8YFmiwz-senVEFsaDhWVk5ZZDA/view?usp=drivesdk

Photo 2 the dor https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8YFmiwz-senQkxPVVFRX3ZSTlE/view?usp=drivesdk

Heartfelt beads sitting at 65 rh.. Still trying to stabilize and adjust the hygrometer but will trust the beads for now

HabanosBob
07-10-2016, 10:36 PM
I use a weather station with a remote sensor in my coolidoor - I can monitor the rh and temp without opening the coolidor. I look more frequently at how my cigars are enjoying their balmy resting area before being selected for their hot, smokey and final destination. -(P

Twotacotuesday
07-10-2016, 11:12 PM
Go bigger than you think you need. I got a 48qt amd outgrew it in about a month. It becomes an obsession to fill it haha.

IlmProcess
07-11-2016, 09:57 AM
Go bigger than you think you need. I got a 48qt amd outgrew it in about a month. It becomes an obsession to fill it haha.

70qt is larger than I hoped I'd need...but obsessions tend to take us into straight jackets :)

Regarding the weather station - is there a way to confirm it's accuracy with humidity - I guess the salt test works for that just like any other hygrometer. Any suggestions for brands?

Weelok
07-11-2016, 01:51 PM
Five years ago I had a 20-count humi and said the same thing. Six months after that I bought a 50-count. Then a 100. Then I was using the 50 and 100 at the same time. Then a wineador. Now I'm waiting on my Aristocrat to be built.

Never say never. :D

A familiar story hahahaha.

HabanosBob
07-11-2016, 10:32 PM
I got mine on Amazon - search "WS-10" and up comes the one I've got - 3 remote stations - in that search are others - I did the salt test - accurate out of the box - one of the nice things is the batteries are readily available AAA vs the thin and expensive flat batteries.

IlmProcess
07-11-2016, 10:41 PM
Excellent.. Thank you

AdamJoshua
07-12-2016, 12:23 AM
Five years ago I had a 20-count humi and said the same thing. Six months after that I bought a 50-count. Then a 100. Then I was using the 50 and 100 at the same time. Then a wineador. Now I'm waiting on my Aristocrat to be built.

Never say never. :D

What's the window for deliver? You'll have to post it up in the other thread. :tu

Still love mine :D

IlmProcess
08-15-2016, 06:53 PM
So a month later I have to say - I'm not sure why I didn't do this earlier. RH stays rock solid and boxes keep it easy to dig around. Glad I took the plunge

HabanosBob
08-15-2016, 08:10 PM
Get ready for your next one - now that you're comfortable with the RH you'll fill it in no time!! -(P

Grey Goose
08-15-2016, 09:33 PM
I like the smaller format coolers, not so much digging, can separate long term, short term, CC, NC, open boxes, etc etc, and they stack discretely in the closet or wherever...