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Old 11-27-2020, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hi Guys!

I've been thinking about buying a humidor after smoking a few cigars so I don't have to keep going to the store haha Im lazy.I don't really know much about them or want to waste my money on a shitty one.

I am worried that I will get one that is not the right size then I will end up having to buy another one because I don't really know what to look for and I am new to this.

Saw some options compared on this site and I am leaning towards the Case Elegance one.

https://puffclassics.com/best-cigar-humidor/

I have a budget of $150 and I still need to get a decent cutter! Does anyone have any recommendations?

Ideally something that I can't mess up lol, something simple.

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Old 11-27-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
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My advice is to use a well insulated cooler and some humidification beads. Coolers are used by almost all my friends as overflow from the humidors as they are flexible and can be repurposed. I have 2 marine coolers with very good seals. You can't go wrong with a cooler.

As for beads, cigarnut (Michael) owns the best company for beads and his prices are good. Hopefully, he'll jump in here.

As for a cutter, Xikar is my recommendation, but a cheap cutter that works may be the best for now.

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I second points 1 and 3. As for beads, I have no experience so defer to Mark and others on this.
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I second the cooler/bead combo instead of a humidor. Cheaper, works just as well and will hold a lot more.

Google HCM beads for more info on them.

I have (2), 120qt coolers I use to hold my collection. Holds humidity great. Been using them for years.
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Check out cigarbid.com for cutters. I got a nice Palio cutter from them for under $20 iirc. Xikar’s are good to, as Mark mentioned.
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Coolers are the best path, long term. Shorter term, you can use an airtight food container such as Rubbermaid.

A wood humidor is this traditional thing that often don’t work well. You can search through the records here to see all the trouble they give people. If you think about it, you’re trying to maintain a relatively high humidity. Why would you try to do that in a wood box that’s gonna swell and warp?
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Lots of good advice here.

If you decide to go with a desktop humidor anyway though, I suggest you get one without a glass top.
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Lots of good advice here.

If you decide to go with a desktop humidor anyway though, I suggest you get one without a glass top.
Sage advice there. While they look cool, glass top humidors are notoriously leaky. Youll fight to keep the humidity up.
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If you do decide to get a humidor, I advise that you read these stickies first:

A Basic Humidor Buying Guide
http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=621

Properly Seasoning a New Humidor
http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=620

The stickies in a forum tend to be important pieces of wisdom handed down and debated over time. They are well worth reading. Most of how I handle my cigars today is based on what is in various stickies here.
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Sage advice there.
Parsley, rosemary, and thyme advise to follow.
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Parsley, rosemary, and thyme advise to follow.
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Lots of good advice here.

If you decide to go with a desktop humidor anyway though, I suggest you get one without a glass top.
Will do I have been seeing that glass is typically a no no with these
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If you do decide to get a humidor, I advise that you read these stickies first:

A Basic Humidor Buying Guide
http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=621

Properly Seasoning a New Humidor
http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=620

The stickies in a forum tend to be important pieces of wisdom handed down and debated over time. They are well worth reading. Most of how I handle my cigars today is based on what is in various stickies here.
Thank you!! I have been needing to learn how to season. I keep seeing and still dont know what is is
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Thanks for the help everyone! I am pretty sure I am going to go with this one

https://puffclassics.com/megacra-cedar-and-leather.../

If the wood on wood seal is not great I may add a little fill there or something. I really wanted something I could leave out that looks semi nice as well although Im sure ill end up getting some tupperware as well
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Remember when seasoning your humidor, Sage, parsley, rosemary and thyme work the best!
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I may have said this on another forum, but "you get what you pay for".
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If that is what you really want, then by all means; go for it.
What advice has been given to you is right on.
It's always nice to have a good looking humidor to be proud of.
Personally, I think it is better to start cheaper/easier till you get the hang of dealing with sensitive and precious objects of desire.
I have only one "wooden" humidor that my father made in the early 50's.
425 individual pieces in the construction.
All "exotic" woods from around the world.
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Good advice here.

My 2 cents: This what I use as my humidor.

https://www.harborfreight.com/4800-w...ack-64250.html

If you are not necessarily concerned about looks they work great. They are about as airtight as you're going to get and work great with Boveda packs. They are just almost as good as a Pelican case at a quarter of the cost. I removed the 2 side latches because they weren't necessary to maintain a good seal for this usage.


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