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Old 01-02-2011, 10:55 PM   #21
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It was used for anything and everything but has not been used in 6 months. I thought it was in the garage but it might have been thrown out or back at my house at school. I guess I should just buy a cooler for a cooler-dor and then buy some beads.
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It was used for anything and everything but has not been used in 6 months. I thought it was in the garage but it might have been thrown out or back at my house at school. I guess I should just buy a cooler for a cooler-dor and then buy some beads.
Yup, $15 and you'll get more space, and it won't smell like the last plate of leftovers that were forgotten in there for two weeks.


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Where can they be had for $15? The only ones I have seen are like $40+. Also, where can I buy the beads from?

*EDIT* Which of these would work best? There is an academy right down the road from here.

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-00660-0384

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-01260-0001

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-01260-6783
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Where can they be had for $15? The only ones I have seen are like $40+. Also, where can I buy the beads from?

*EDIT* Which of these would work best? There is an academy right down the road from here.

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-00660-0384

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-01260-0001

http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...222-01260-6783
If you are on a tight budget, the Igloo 48qt will work just fine and provide plenty of storage (for now)
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:11 PM   #25
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I have no direct experience with the Coleman coolers for cigar storage. You want one that doesn't reek of plastic - you can sometimes air this out easily enough though. It also should have a well sealing lid, it should close with a whoosh and at the last moments, slow dramatically as the air pressure buildup keeps it from slamming down.
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Thanks guys. I will go pick one out tomorrow. Do they require "seasoning" like a regular humidor?
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:18 PM   #27
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Thanks guys. I will go pick one out tomorrow. Do they require "seasoning" like a regular humidor?
Nope....add beads and you're ready to go.
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Thanks fellas! Where can I order the beads from? I only have KL and then one tiny thing that has beads in it.
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Thanks guys. I will go pick one out tomorrow. Do they require "seasoning" like a regular humidor?
Wash it out well with dish soap. If it reeks horribly of plastic, you should leave the lid open for a day or so, preferably in an area where some sunlight hits the cooler, to let it vent. Other than that, just add humidification and go.
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Where can I order the beads from?
Heartfelt beads:
http://www.heartfeltindustries.com/p...Humidity+Beads

HCM (Shilala) beads:
http://www.hcmbeads.com/
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Those are pretty expensive. What about these? http://cgi.ebay.com/Humidity-Beads-7...item1c128f8e25
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Those are pretty expensive. What about these? http://cgi.ebay.com/Humidity-Beads-7...item1c128f8e25
Those are kitty litter - very expensive KL at that.

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For sale 8 ounces of generic *70% Rh Humidity Beads. (Crystal Clear Litter Pearls)
Also, look at the enlarged photos of the item - notice how the beads are all different sizes? That's Exquisicat.
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Lol well thanks I almost wasted my money.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:05 AM   #34
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A half pound of beads is enough for a 48qt cooler. Get a pair of ankle high stockings at the supermarket for a couple of dollars, and put half the beads in each. I prefer the 65% Heartfelt beads as my cigars seem to smoke better at a bit lower Rh.

Many use KL with success, but the problem is that they are not set to a specific Rh. This will lead to spikes in Rh as Adam said. KL works well if you live in an area with high humidity and can be used in the summer to absorb the extra moisture.

If there is a shop near you, try and pick up a few empty boxes to put your singles inside. The extra wood will help keep the Rh more stable.
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A half pound of beads is enough for a 48qt cooler. Get a pair of ankle high stockings at the supermarket for a couple of dollars, and put half the beads in each. I prefer the 65% Heartfelt beads as my cigars seem to smoke better at a bit lower Rh.

Many use KL with success, but the problem is that they are not set to a specific Rh. This will lead to spikes in Rh as Adam said. KL works well if you live in an area with high humidity and can be used in the summer to absorb the extra moisture.

If there is a shop near you, try and pick up a few empty boxes to put your singles inside. The extra wood will help keep the Rh more stable.
Should I take the blue crystals out or leave them in? Also, do I lay the stockings with the beads in them directly on the wood or in a tupperware dish or something so it doesn't touch the wood directly?
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Should I take the blue crystals out or leave them in? Also, do I lay the stockings with the beads in them directly on the wood or in a tupperware dish or something so it doesn't touch the wood directly?
You can leave them in until you get your Rh beads. I use a spray bottle to moisten my beads(only moisten about 2/3 of the beads), I just spray through the stockings. You can put them in a little plastic container with the lid off so they dont get the boxes wet.
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You can leave them in until you get your Rh beads. I use a spray bottle to moisten my beads(only moisten about 2/3 of the beads), I just spray through the stockings. You can put them in a little plastic container with the lid off so they dont get the boxes wet.
I don't know if I can pay $50 for beads right now though. I guess this will have to do for now I hope I don't mess them up.
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I don't know if I can pay $50 for beads right now though. I guess this will have to do for now I hope I don't mess them up.
1/2 pound of Hearfelt beads runs $18.14? http://heartfeltindustries.com/produ...Humidity+Beads
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1/2 pound of Hearfelt beads runs $18.14? http://heartfeltindustries.com/produ...Humidity+Beads
Oh I guess I miss read. haha I may have to place an order soon.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:08 AM   #40
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I have been having good luck with the KL but I do prefer my cigars in the mid to low 60s.
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