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Old 10-16-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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Default Putting together a Cooler or Coolerador

I thought I would post this for those folks that will be asking in the future;

Coolers are an inexpensive yet very effective way to store lots of cigars. They can be as fancy or as simple as you like.

Instructions for putting together a cooler.

1. Find ice/chest or cooler.... buy much bigger than you think you'll need, trust me!

2. Rinse out cooler with a little soap and water, let it air out for a day to get rid of any plastics smells, never noticed any with mine.

3. Add humidification devices, Beads are great

4. Add cigars

5. Close lid..... your done, no need to season a plastic cooler.

Options: shelves fans.... neither neccessary

Heres a pic of mine.... hope yours works out as well as mine has. PM me if you have any questions.

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Old 10-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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Thats awesome! What did you use for shelving, and are the shelved perforated to allow air movement?

I really need to get me one of these!
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #3
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I just made mine and the most important thing is that you need spanish cedar inside. It's pretty simple to get too! While some people go out and buy planks to glue or double sided tape to the walls of the cooler, you can also go to your lcoal B&M and purchase empty boxes. I, personally, went to my local B&M and the owner sold me 8 for $1 each. The best boxes are the big Fuente boxes because you can break them apart and remove the paper covering them, get some good double sided tape and tape it to the cooler walls. Than go with long boxes for your churchills and such, and medium size slide top boxes for your robustos.

Also, for seasoning the cedar boxes, just get a spray bottle, fill it with distilled water, spray the boxes and leave it in the coolidor along with beads for a day.

If you want to make cedar shelves, you can purchase cedar planks from numerous places. Southern California has "Rockler" stores which sell them in various sizes. Just measure out your coolidor, measure the wood twice, cut once, and glue.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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Default Re: Putting together a Cooler or Coolerador

was thinking of vino but this looks a whole lot easier.

Thanks for sharing.......
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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Thats awesome! What did you use for shelving, and are the shelved perforated to allow air movement?

I really need to get me one of these!

No vents in the shelves, there solid spanish cedar purchased from a local lumber yard. I've put beads on the different shelves, and havent had any problems with air circulation, I do have a couple Oust fans that moves things a little.

Someone mentioned a Vino, they are very nice, and if you think high temperatures could be a problem it might be a good option.
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
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hi all I pulled the trigger to day i got a 150qt colman at walmart for 74.00 and free shipping if you get it shipped to the store it looks like im heading down the the slope head first at light speed is there a end to this madness
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colman at walmart for 74.00 and free shipping

cooler 74 dollars... filling in it up $$$ priceless $$$

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Old 10-30-2008, 05:56 PM   #8
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thanks david i will i cant wait to get it going and fill it up with some good cigars
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:59 PM   #9
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WONDERFUL setup and sticks.
What model cooler is this?
There are more slats for shelves than I have seen before, I think.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:03 PM   #10
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the one in the pics a igloo the one i order is a colman its about same set up think
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:10 PM   #11
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Default Re: Putting together a Cooler or Coolerador

Absolutely awesome!

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I thought I would post this for those folks that will be asking in the future;

Coolers are an inexpensive yet very effective way to store lots of cigars. They can be as fancy or as simple as you like.

Instructions for putting together a cooler.

1. Find ice/chest or cooler.... buy much bigger than you think you'll need, trust me!

2. Rinse out cooler with a little soap and water, let it air out for a day to get rid of any plastics smells, never noticed any with mine.

3. Add humidification devices, Beads are great

4. Add cigars

5. Close lid..... your done, no need to season a plastic cooler.

Options: shelves fans.... neither neccessary

Heres a pic of mine.... hope yours works out as well as mine has. PM me if you have any questions.

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:10 PM   #12
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here a pic of the colman set up

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Old 10-30-2008, 06:26 PM   #13
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here a pic of the colman set up
Thank you, Robert.
There are more slats than I thought.
Which is very good..

The Walmart deal is terrific
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:35 PM   #14
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yeah it a really good deal if i had it shipped to my home it would have cost me 18.00 more but if you get it shipped to the store its free shipping
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i've had a coolidor i've been using for years. Better than a humi, and way more portable.
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Old 10-30-2008, 07:07 PM   #16
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the cool i ordered looks a lot bigger than a vinotemp and a hell of alot cheaper to
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:41 PM   #17
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Default Re: Putting together a Cooler or Coolerador

I am going to be building/making my first coolerador this weekend! Finally ran out of room in my current humidor...and this is going to be a lot cheaper than buying 300ct humidor!
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