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Humidor suggestions?

Post by friar_jay » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:39 am

I've found myself in possession of quite a few sticks... far more than my little XIKAR 5 stick travel humidor can hold. As I'm a newbie when it comes to cigar smoking do you guys have any suggestions for a small humidor?
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Post by UncleBob » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:41 am

That is not a simple question. Do you want to store or age cigars? Do you function or is form important as well? What kind of humidification system will work best for you? One that you have to maintain more often or something less time consuming? What about price limitations?
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Post by friar_jay » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:51 am

UncleBob wrote:That is not a simple question.
Indeed.

I suppose my current goal would be to get a humidor for storage purposes to be plucked from and restocked as the need arises. I'm not looking for a 50+ stick humidor. Hopefully the humidification system wouldn't need a lot of babysitting. As far as price range I'd like to stay under $50 if that's possible... otherwise, I'll have to do some negotiations with my wife.
MrPiper wrote:http://Www.thompsoncigar.com has a large selection of quality humidors at very reasonable prices.
Alright, I'll take a look.

So far I've briefly looked over at Pipes and Cigars and Cigars International. However, I figured I'd ask before just making a blind purchase.
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Post by gravel » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:14 pm

A Tupperdore.
gravel wrote:A tupperdore is a cost effective means of keeping your cigars.

You will need:
- an new airtight container (I used a snapware container.)
- humidification (I used a boveda pack - don't mess around with beads or water pillows.)
- hygrometer (I picked up one from Amazon)

Optional: a small piece of Spanish cedar. I have a small tray in mine I acquired from a local cigar shop. Do not throw any ol' piece of cedar in there.

This will be cheaper and more effective than a cheap humidor. I can take pictures and walk you through how I built mine if you are interested.

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Post by Del » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:26 pm

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You have to try these.... sweet and rich, natural tobacco but unlike anything you have enjoyed before.

And not so stupid-expensive that you wouldn't want to try one, either. These are "mid-price" for premium cigars. About $7 a stick, here.

Go looking for these!

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Re: Humidor suggestions?

Post by JimVH » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:42 pm

Check out http://www.fieldsupply.com. They are an outdoor stuff clearance site, but usually have several humidors at decent prices. Look for humidors under the "Everything Else" tab.

Also, watch-out for shipping costs. I've seen some online vendors charge $25+ for basic ground shipping on humidors.
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Re: Humidor suggestions?

Post by canuck » Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:52 pm

as far as humidifacation- try the boveda humi packs . i prefer 69% humidi.1 pak is good for 25 cigars and lasts 4-6 months. cost $5 per pac. i store mine in a tupperware container with a piece of spanish cedar.

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Post by hugodrax » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:07 pm

JimVH wrote:Check out http://www.fieldsupply.com. They are an outdoor stuff clearance site, but usually have several humidors at decent prices. Look for humidors under the "Everything Else" tab.

Also, watch-out for shipping costs. I've seen some online vendors charge $25+ for basic ground shipping on humidors.
Would have never known about this site. Thanks.

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Post by Pepik » Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:23 pm

Do not let the name of the site throw you off: http://www.cheaphumidors.com/
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Re: Humidor suggestions?

Post by friar_jay » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:59 am

The other night I picked up an ultraseal Sterilite container to make a Tupperdor. Today, a couple Boveda packs arrived. Now I just need to get down to my tobacconist and stock up with some quality cigars.
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Re: Humidor suggestions?

Post by saltedplug » Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:33 pm

For awhile Hilands Cigars was using certain items as a draw for the site, meaning that I got a Savoy Xtra Large Macassar Humidor for $200.00 off. I just checked and they have the same buy, $185.00. That's less than half of what I've usually seen these for. Macassar is top of the line.

If you need a humidor, Savoy makes a fine piece.

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Post by dennisthemenace » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:39 pm

Igloo coolers work well if you have a lot of cigars. I have an old Savory (by Dunhill) amber plastic humidor w/ a hollow handle that holds water. Dunhill stopped carrying them because they were cheap and worked better than the expensive ones. I have cigars in there that are several years old that are just fine. No hygrometer; I just check them once in awhile and make sure there's water in the hollow handle. I use tap water. I know, I'm supposed to use distilled; but tap water seems to work just fine.
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Re: Humidor suggestions?

Post by saltedplug » Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:42 am

For anyone looking for a humidor, pm and I can give you a great lead.

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