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Old 01-12-2010, 11:03 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the info here. I am looking to buy my first humi soon. After reading through the posts, i realize i have some other things to think about. I never thought about the flavored cigars affecting the other sticks. My wife likes the java and kaluha cigars. Now i know i'll have to take that into account.

Two questions though. I've seen some people commenting on glass top humi's. What's the big deal? It seems like most people are against them.
Second, regarding the flavored cigars and others, what if you have a larger humidor with separate drawers? Will that be enough separation not to worry about the flavors mingling?

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My wife enjoys flavored cigars as well.I keep hers in a zip lock bag in my cabinet and have not detected any scent from her smokes.

Keeping them in a separate drawer I don't think is enough to keep their aroma out of your humidor.

As far as glass tops are concerned,most believe the seal around the glass is insufficient.
In a lot of cases that is true.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:49 PM   #23
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www.cigarbid.com Look Under "Merchandise". Looks Like The BID for The "Treasuredome" is going for $65 At The Moment.
Just ordered the same humidor (to be my first) the other day from cheaphumidors with promo code for a little over $100. That site said it was a 300 count humi, but Im almost certain its the same one. Wish I wouldve joined this site a few days earlier and learned about the "devil site"
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:33 PM   #24
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Looking for an upgrade in my humidor...have a smallish one that's worked for the last little bit, but now have found that there isn't enough space!

I've seen the Liebherr XS 200, fallen in love with it, but the $2500 price tag is incredibly prohibitive! Are there any other electronic, stainless steel humidors out there that dont cost a million bucks?!
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Looking for an upgrade in my humidor...have a smallish one that's worked for the last little bit, but now have found that there isn't enough space!

I've seen the Liebherr XS 200, fallen in love with it, but the $2500 price tag is incredibly prohibitive! Are there any other electronic, stainless steel humidors out there that dont cost a million bucks?!
I would suggest looking into a wine cooler, vinotemp/edgestar and other options available. Pair that with some Chasden drawers/shelves (www.chasidor.com) and you should be all set!

This should also be wayyy under the $2500 price tag mark.
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Thats exactly what I ended up doing. Will hopefully look just as nice, at an 1/8 the price!

Just gotta figure out how to keep myself from going crazy while I wait for my chasden drawers....
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I was given a small bar fridge today and would like to turn it into a Fridgidor.
what is the process that I have to go through? are there things that I should look out for?
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I was given a small bar fridge today and would like to turn it into a Fridgidor.
what is the process that I have to go through? are there things that I should look out for?
You will need to get an external temperature control like a Johnson controller, to raise the temp high enough for cigar storage. Also, you will need to try and disconnect the freezer portion. Plug the drain hole, add beads and fill.
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I was given a small bar fridge today and would like to turn it into a Fridgidor.
what is the process that I have to go through? are there things that I should look out for?

Simple.

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1) Defrost and clean thoroughly.
2) Plug back in and allow to cool down.
3) Fill with beer.
4) Take cold beer from fridge, open it, drink it while smoking a cigar and searching online for a good deal on a vinotemp or edgestar.
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You will need to get an external temperature control like a Johnson controller, to raise the temp high enough for cigar storage. Also, you will need to try and disconnect the freezer portion. Plug the drain hole, add beads and fill.
Typically, you can't disconnect just the freezer portion on those little units as they only have one set of evaporator coils, usually comprising the floor or floor and side(s) of the freezer and the "top" of the refrigerator section simultaneously. They control freezing spaces and refrigerated spaces simply by volume of space requiring cooling versus the amount of heat the evap can remove for that space. Very primitive design.

Now, if you want to rip the entire freon cooling system out and cut a few holes to mount thermoelectric coolers and a controller, then yeah, totally different game, but it will work.

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So I have a 50 count humi and i'm looking at upgrading to a 250 or 300 count. does it matter that I don't have that many cigar YET! but I planing on stocking up over the summer. The 50 is full right now should I just leave it alone until I have enough to fill an 250?
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So I have a 50 count humi and i'm looking at upgrading to a 250 or 300 count. does it matter that I don't have that many cigar YET! but I planing on stocking up over the summer. The 50 is full right now should I just leave it alone until I have enough to fill an 250?

If you're definitely planning on increasing your stash of cigars within the next few months, you might as well just get the larger humidor now as this will give it time to settle in and you'll have it to put the cigars in, rather than having bags or boxes of cigars lying around waiting for it. Plus, start looking for a humidor now and you increase the chances of finding a good deal on something you like.
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If you're definitely planning on increasing your stash of cigars within the next few months, you might as well just get the larger humidor now as this will give it time to settle in and you'll have it to put the cigars in, rather than having bags or boxes of cigars lying around waiting for it. Plus, start looking for a humidor now and you increase the chances of finding a good deal on something you like.
Good point, thanks, any suggestions?
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Good point, thanks, any suggestions?
Treasure Dome and Havana Footlocker are popular choices. Or you could go the low-cost route: snag a huge cooler and spend the difference on cigars.
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looking at the teasure dome right now, CI got on sale for 159.95 I like it. Good suggestion, thanks. witch do you think is better the digiatal or analog hydmeter?
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Good point, thanks, any suggestions?
Yeah, buy a 500 or 600 count humidor.




I'm actually kind of serious. A lot of the 250-300 count humidors really aren't going to hold that many cigars unless the cigars are smaller vitolas and they are unboxed or in very compact boxes. Once you start looking at humidors, you'll probably quickly notice the great disparity in physical sizes of the various so called "x# count" humidors.

All of Mark's (N2Advnture) advice at the beginning of this thread is good as a buying guide. Mark also has some good humidors on his site.

How much do you want to spend? Ed (WaxingMoon) makes some gorgeous custom humidors, they aren't that expensive, but they are going to cost you more than a mass produced one, but the quality is going to far exceed most, if not all, of the mass produced products.

If you want to go to 500-600 size, CI sells a humidor called the "Club Chairside" which is well built and really does hold the claimed 600 cigars, maybe even a bit more - you have some drawers for singles and plenty of room for boxes. You used to be able to pick them up off Cbid for around $200-300, I haven't looked lately at what they are going for.

Depending on where you live, maybe a Vinotemp or Edgestar and some shelves & drawers from Chuck (ChasDen) is the better solution.

Or maybe a 48qt Rubbermaid coolers and a jar of Humicare gel will suit or please you.

Ultimately, a humidor is kind of like a car. Pick one that suits your needs, budget and personalty.
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Yeah, buy a 500 or 600 count humidor.




I'm actually kind of serious. A lot of the 250-300 count humidors really aren't going to hold that many cigars unless the cigars are smaller vitolas and they are unboxed or in very compact boxes. Once you start looking at humidors, you'll probably quickly notice the great disparity in physical sizes of the various so called "x# count" humidors.

All of Mark's (N2Advnture) advice at the beginning of this thread is good as a buying guide. Mark also has some good humidors on his site.

How much do you want to spend? Ed (WaxingMoon) makes some gorgeous custom humidors, they aren't that expensive, but they are going to cost you more than a mass produced one, but the quality is going to far exceed most, if not all, of the mass produced products.

If you want to go to 500-600 size, CI sells a humidor called the "Club Chairside" which is well built and really does hold the claimed 600 cigars, maybe even a bit more - you have some drawers for singles and plenty of room for boxes. You used to be able to pick them up off Cbid for around $200-300, I haven't looked lately at what they are going for.

Depending on where you live, maybe a Vinotemp or Edgestar and some shelves & drawers from Chuck (ChasDen) is the better solution.

Or maybe a 48qt Rubbermaid coolers and a jar of Humicare gel will suit or please you.

Ultimately, a humidor is kind of like a car. Pick one that suits your needs, budget and personalty.
, the advise given in this thread is all correct. Get what suits your needs.
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looking at the teasure dome right now, CI got on sale for 159.95 I like it. Good suggestion, thanks. witch do you think is better the digiatal or analog hydmeter?
Most of the analog hygrometers sold for cigar use are not good quality. There are a few exceptions though.

Don Salvatore, Xikar and Hygro-Set all market good adjustable digital hygrometers. (CI / Cbid sell the Hygro-Sets) There are other decent ones too, I just don't remember the names offhand.

There's a $9 adjustable Accurite hygrometer with temprature and min-max recording that you can find at Wal-Mart and Home Depot that works quite well. Acu-Rite 00613W.


Don't get too wound up on needing a hygrometer though. If the cigars feel and smoke right, right being to your liking, then the humidity is fine. Doesn't matter what number it is.
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