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Old 07-19-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Default Just ordered a humidor

I am new to the hobby of cigars but after doing some reading I figured I can handle setting up a humidor since I have nowhere to store my sticks at home. I recently ordered This Humidor from humidor vault, and so far there processing was kind of slow and shipping is taking about 5 business days. I ordered a combo set so I can get a torch lighter and some decent cutters to have at home. It also came with a 2 stick carrying case which was pretty nice.
My questions are what are the advantages of using the humidifier that comes with it(using the solution provided) and using the boveda packets or using beads?
I have found some guides and plan on following them to season the humidor once I get it and I just want to know the best way to balance humidity for my situation. Also do you recommend putting a bunch of sticks in all at once or put a few in at a time. Also how can I store my sticks until my humidor arrives.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
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I am new to the hobby of cigars but after doing some reading I figured I can handle setting up a humidor since I have nowhere to store my sticks at home. I recently ordered This Humidor from humidor vault, and so far there processing was kind of slow and shipping is taking about 5 business days. I ordered a combo set so I can get a torch lighter and some decent cutters to have at home. It also came with a 2 stick carrying case which was pretty nice.
My questions are what are the advantages of using the humidifier that comes with it(using the solution provided) and using the boveda packets or using beads?
I have found some guides and plan on following them to season the humidor once I get it and I just want to know the best way to balance humidity for my situation. Also do you recommend putting a bunch of sticks in all at once or put a few in at a time. Also how can I store my sticks until my humidor arrives.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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Tupperware should be fine without anything for new cigars for a week of storage.
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Here is how I did mine and it works well for me. Season the humidor, add sticks, get a digital hydrometer, and beads. Never had a problem with them. I am now building a vinodore and will do the same with it.
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More advice on the Tupperdor ..... don't rush!

Seriously though, when I got my first humi I rushed things a bit. I saw that nice, pretty humi sitting there on my desk and that, um, "homely" (let's be nice about it) tupperdor sitting beside it. I wanted all my sticks in the wood humi "NOW!". Be patient, let the humi season, then add cigars. Just my

Enjoy that humi, looks like a good deal especially with the ashtray and two-tube case thrown in.
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Here is how I did mine and it works well for me. Season the humidor, add sticks, get a digital hydrometer, and beads. Never had a problem with them. I am now building a vinodore and will do the same with it.
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More advice on the Tupperdor ..... don't rush!

Seriously though, when I got my first humi I rushed things a bit. I saw that nice, pretty humi sitting there on my desk and that, um, "homely" (let's be nice about it) tupperdor sitting beside it. I wanted all my sticks in the wood humi "NOW!". Be patient, let the humi season, then add cigars. Just my

Enjoy that humi, looks like a good deal especially with the ashtray and two-tube case thrown in.
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First off welcome to the Looney Bin. You should make your way on over the the New Inmate Processing thread. Introduce yourself and let us know about you somewhat.
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Congrats on your first humidor purchase, have a great time filling it up and congrats on your second humidor purchase in advance cuz you are now sailing down a slope with no brakes!!
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He's not kidding. Hanging out around this asylum willd definitely grease the wheels and cut the brake lines, my friend!
Lol I smile and look at the 150 ct humi I ordered to hold me over til x-mas and think about the cooler I'm getting off Dan to keep everything that won't fit in the humi in.... its quick, esp after you find the devilsite...
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Lol I smile and look at the 150 ct humi I ordered to hold me over til x-mas and think about the cooler I'm getting off Dan to keep everything that won't fit in the humi in.... its quick, esp after you find the devilsite...
Dont do it Steve, he may not be ready for that yet!!!
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Dont do it Steve, he may not be ready for that yet!!!
I left the bread crumbs, I haven't offered the full pie yet and btw, another 125 bux I wasn't going to spend just bought a box and a 5-er on said devil site....
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ok, so you ordered a humidor? Next thing to do is cancel the order and get yourself a bigger one, as you will need it soon enough. No joke.
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Keep the tiny one for an "on hand" smoke storage and think about something larger for all the boxes you will get.
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