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Old 02-11-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question New Large cabinet humidor, humidification suggestions?

Hi everyone, I know this topic has been beaten to death. I did a lot of searching here last night, but would still like some more expert opinions....

I recently got my hands on a large cherrywood cabinet humidor, from my barber. It is only a couple years old and in near perfect shape.

Its ~ 15-16 cu/ft i believe.

I used cigarmony beads in my old desktop (300 ct) and they did an amazing job, so im considering buying 3lbs to put in my new cabinet. Alternatively, ive been looking at the Hydra LG, and the Cigar Oasis II (large with LCD read out)

I would like to spend < 200, so i have more to spend on filling it up

Can anyone give me some suggestions? The cabinet DOES have electric (110v)

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Old 02-11-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:52 AM   #3
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From my experience Cigar Oasis is a piece of crap!

If beads will do the job that is probably the best suggestion for your budget and simplicity.

Nice Cabinet, you are fortunate to find it gently used.
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I would order a set and forget system from Aristocrat Humidors.
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I would order a set and forget system from Aristocrat Humidors.
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I would order a set and forget system from Aristocrat Humidors.
Hard to argue with this. I have a Staebell humi and the active humidification system works great.

The guys at Avallo have some nice systems as well. I know guys with them that are very happy with the performance.

Both systems are a bit over your budget. You only have to do this once if you get it right....IMHO it's worth spending a little more now to get years of hassle free humidification.
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Avallo is top-notch, too.
I gave the to the Aristocrat because I own one and can vouch for it first hand.
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I don't use active humidification in my cabinet and don't seem to have any problems. Just 65% beads spread throughout and holds pretty solid. Have to add much more water during the winter, but still go through less than a gallon a year.
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Me too but I did not make the suggestion due to the $200 budget since the Aristocrat exceeds it by about 50% but it certainly would be the better choice.
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Me too but I did not make the suggestion due to the $200 budget since the Aristocrat exceeds it by about 50% but it certainly would be the better choice.
Gotta agree with these guys.
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I don't know anything about the best way to humidify a large cabinet like that, but it sure looks sweet! Nice grab!
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Default Re: New Large cabinet humidor, humidification suggestions?

Thank you for the responses guys!

Ill investigate those options. The issue is getting the wife to buy in... thats a hard sell! lol

anyone have experience with the Hydra LG? i know this is not as good as Avallo or obviously Aristocrat, but im curious what first hand experience would be.

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Thank you for the responses guys!

Ill investigate those options. The issue is getting the wife to buy in... thats a hard sell! lol

anyone have experience with the Hydra LG? i know this is not as good as Avallo or obviously Aristocrat, but im curious what first hand experience would be.

Thanks!!

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I had a Hydra LG in my cabinet at first. The buzzer went off all the time to the point I just unplugged it and realized the beads would hold the humidity without the active humidification. I cannot speak on experience with and Avallo or 'Set and Forget' system, I am sure they are much more reliable and efficient.
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I had a Hydra LG in my cabinet at first. The buzzer went off all the time to the point I just unplugged it and realized the beads would hold the humidity without the active humidification. I cannot speak on experience with and Avallo or 'Set and Forget' system, I am sure they are much more reliable and efficient.
i have to ask, based on your username. Did you go to CMU?
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i have to ask, based on your username. Did you go to CMU?
You are correct in your assumption
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I have an almost identically sized cabinet humidor and i use the Oasis XL II Electronic Humidifier. It has worked flawlessly since i have used it. Set it at the correct humidity and forget it. I cant complain.
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