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Hellyeah04 Offline
#1 Posted:
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Newbie here,

I've got my humidor at 64% and 70°f, Seasoned it when I first got around 3 years ago and haven't touched it since. I am getting back into cigars and have 2 boveda 69% packs in there. I have 3 orders coming in, a 12 pack sampler, 6 pack Sampler and a 10 pack Tabak.

Just wondering if there is anything else I need to do maintenance wise to my humidor before loading it up?

PS. Even with the 2 boveda packs and those numbers my cigars always seem rather dry and crack (granted they were cheap cigars) Hence the concern.

Any advise would be great !
corey sellers Offline
#2 Posted:
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What kind of hygometer do you have analog or digital and have the salt test to see how accurate it is ?

Answer this fast before my friends show up if they show up first put a rain coat on.
Hellyeah04 Offline
#3 Posted:
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Boveda Butler
delta1 Offline
#4 Posted:
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Posts: 17,177
welcome to the madhouse, hillary... the two Boveda 69 should be fine for 25-30 cigars...keep them in the humi...if you want to raise the humidity in the humidor, fill a shot glass with water and put it in the humidor, then remove it when your shipment comes in...if the Tabaks are an infused/flavored variety, you should keep them separate, or risk having the other cigars acquire some off flavors...plastic tupperware containers work well as inexpensive humidors for cigars
RobertHively Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 01-14-2015
Posts: 482
A few questions:

Serve in WWII?

Got arthritis?

Generally old and achy?

Pancakes or Ensure?

Maryann or the Queen of England?

Hellyeah04 Offline
#6 Posted:
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No
No
No
Pancakes 100%
John Wayne
RobertHively Offline
#7 Posted:
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Posts: 482
Hellyeah04 wrote:
No
No
No
Pancakes 100%
John Wayne


LOL! You're ok with me, but idk the FOGS may not be so understanding.
Cheno Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 06-06-2019
Posts: 83
Welcome fellow Noob! Enjoy the craziness!. Don't know if you already know this but, you use the packs based on how many cigars your humidor can hold, not how many are in there.
corey sellers Offline
#9 Posted:
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Is your hygrometer a digital or analog and hve you done the salt test if you do not know what I am talking about google is your friend.

Tony where you at I dont want to type all the questions
ZRX1200 Offline
#10 Posted:
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Posts: 49,230
More cigars make it EASIER to maintain humidity if they’re normal when you get them as they HAVE humidity. That makes LESS AIR for your device to have to manage.
Hellyeah04 Offline
#11 Posted:
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Posts: 12
I did the salt test when I first purchased my humidor and calibrated it. Left it alone until last year when I bought the Boveda Butler and did their test kit. And been using that ever since.
USNGunner Offline
#12 Posted:
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Posts: 205
Hellyeah04 wrote:
No
No
No
Pancakes 100%
John Wayne



Ok. You're in! Welcome aboard. Fellow noob, great folks here.
ZRX1200 Offline
#13 Posted:
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Posts: 49,230
I only season my humidor with Romaine lettuce.

Also if you have any questions that you might think are silly, private message jaderose he is the official “new guy guide”.

Another tip, get familiar with the search function (it’s not great butt)

Here’s the noob trade link:
http://www.cigarbid.com/...nge-The-Thonginator.aspx
frankj1 Offline
#14 Posted:
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RobertHively wrote:
A few questions:

Serve in WWII?

Got arthritis?

Generally old and achy?

Pancakes or Ensure?

Maryann or the Queen of England?


outstanding!

especially pancakes or Ensure.
clearly the correct answer is "Depends".
clintCigar Offline
#15 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
Answer this fast before my friends show up if they show up first put a rain coat on.


waiting...

LOL LOL LOL
tonygraz Offline
#16 Posted:
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Posts: 10,900
To determine who you are and decide upon your forum worthiness, please answer the following simple questions:

Pancakes or waffles ?
Do you like long walks on the beach ?
Daisy Mae or Ellie Mae ?
Do you like camping by the river ?
Cello on or cello off ?
Ginger or MaryAnn ?
David Lee or Sammy ?
Warner Oland or Sidney Toler ?
Have you been in a Turkish prison ?
Do you like gladiator movies ?
dogs or cats ?
Men or women ?
Wad or fold ?
Sit or squat ?
Do sad movies make you cry ?
Palama Offline
#17 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
To determine who you are and decide upon your forum worthiness, please answer the following simple questions:

Pancakes or waffles ?
Do you like long walks on the beach ?
Daisy Mae or Ellie Mae ?
Do you like camping by the river ?
Cello on or cello off ?
Ginger or MaryAnn ?
David Lee or Sammy ?
Warner Oland or Sidney Toler ?
Have you been in a Turkish prison ?
Do you like gladiator movies ?
dogs or cats ?
Men or women ?
Wad or fold ?
Sit or squat ?
Do sad movies make you cry ?


Aloha new guy.

I think another question Tony should pose is:

Do you have any Gurkhas you can share with me? Herfing
Hellyeah04 Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 06-28-2019
Posts: 12
Pancakes 100% (Again)
No, sand between my toes
Daisy sounds nice
Don't all men
Cello Off, Who uses protection anyways
Mmm Ginger
John Wayne
Who?
Broke someone out of a Turkish Prison once
Roman and anything with Guns
Dogs, wtf is a cat?
Women (o) (o)
Fold, do you wad your toilet paper? Don't shake my hand....
Sit
Only when they run out of ammo


Did I pass?

Hellyeah04 Offline
#19 Posted:
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Might offend you.. And never had a Gurkha before. But I saw a Video of the owner before and seemed like a tool.

*cringe* 😬
RMAN4443 Offline
#20 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
outstanding!

especially pancakes or Ensure.
clearly the correct answer is "Depends".

I'll take what does 80 year old puzzle taste like for $1000 Alex...Not talking
frankj1 Offline
#21 Posted:
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gross!
RMAN4443 Offline
#22 Posted:
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I'm sorry...Angel
DrafterX Offline
#23 Posted:
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That puzzle might have been worth a lot of monies... Mellow
Hellyeah04 Offline
#24 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
What kind of hygometer do you have analog or digital and have the salt test to see how accurate it is ?

Answer this fast before my friends show up if they show up first put a rain coat on.



Boveda Butler
Sunoverbeach Offline
#25 Posted:
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Posts: 1,610
Welcome to the monkey house

Per chance does your name reflect your musical tastes? If this question confuses you then I'm guessing no
Hellyeah04 Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Welcome to the monkey house

Per chance does your name reflect your musical tastes? If this question confuses you then I'm guessing no



Been asked that many times before and no it doesn't.

I know of the band though
Herfing
Sunoverbeach Offline
#27 Posted:
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Just curious. Was coincidentally up in my rotation today

RIP Vinnie Paul
RMAN4443 Offline
#28 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Just curious. Was coincidentally up in my rotation today

RIP Vinnie Paul

Hell Yeah!!!!....just kidding, I'm not familiar with their work....fog
izonfire Offline
#29 Posted:
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Posts: 1,516
Hellyeah04 wrote:
I am getting back into cigars and have 2 boveda 69% packs in there.


Just be very careful with the 69 - the snack bar is really close to the dumpster
RobertHively Offline
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#14 I thought that you'd get a laugh out of that.
frankj1 Offline
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RobertHively wrote:
#14 I thought that you'd get a laugh out of that.

always look for your take on things!
clintCigar Offline
#32 Posted:
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izonfire wrote:
Just be very careful with the 69 - the snack bar is really close to the dumpster

LOL
Hellyeah04 Offline
#33 Posted:
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Posts: 12
The Humidor I currently have is a 50 count.

Within the past few week on Cigarbid I have purchased more than 50 cigars lol.

So new problem has arisen, I need a bigger Humidor.

Best Humidor under $200? any suggestions. Cigar Cooler? Wood only?

Thanks in advance
Sunoverbeach Offline
#34 Posted:
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Options are varied. You can go humidor, convert a wine cooler or old fridge, create a coolidor, and/or tupperdor, etc.More recently a gun safedor has popped up as well as rumored plans for a churchador. Do some searches through the threads for various tidbits of info. I would, as well as many here, estimate high. Once the Cigar Acquisition Disorder takes hold, you'll want some space to store your smokes
RMAN4443 Offline
#35 Posted:
Joined: 09-29-2016
Posts: 5,837
Hellyeah04 wrote:
The Humidor I currently have is a 50 count.

Within the past few week on Cigarbid I have purchased more than 50 cigars lol.

So new problem has arisen, I need a bigger Humidor.

Best Humidor under $200? any suggestions. Cigar Cooler? Wood only?

Thanks in advance

150 Qt. Igloo Cooler....$70, Boveda packs....good to go....Herfing
Hellyeah04 Offline
#36 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Options are varied. You can go humidor, convert a wine cooler or old fridge, create a coolidor, and/or tupperdor, etc.More recently a gun safedor has popped up as well as rumored plans for a churchador. Do some searches through the threads for various tidbits of info. I would, as well as many here, estimate high. Once the Cigar Acquisition Disorder takes hold, you'll want some space to store your smokes




I know for a fact that I want a Wood Humidor or an Electric one. I don't really want to invent something even though I know Collidors are legit. I always have guests over and want/need something presentable.



RMAN4443 Offline
#37 Posted:
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I'm a hermit, and never have company, so who the hell am I trying to impress....I use the Igloo to store my stash,man,and I have a small wooden humi to show the cops if they show up again....


Sarcasm
Hellyeah04 Offline
#38 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
I'm a hermit, and never have company, so who the hell am I trying to impress....I use the Igloo to store my stash,man,and I have a small wooden humi to show the cops if they show up again....


Sarcasm




LMAO ! Roger that. How easy is it to manage a coolidor? Also what is the ratio of Boveda packs (60g) per cigars?

25 cigars per 60g Boveda?
RMAN4443 Offline
#39 Posted:
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Hellyeah04 wrote:
LMAO ! Roger that. How easy is it to manage a coolidor? Also what is the ratio of Boveda packs (60g) per cigars?

25 cigars per 60g Boveda?

I have about 600 cigars in cooler, I use kitty litter and 69% 60 gram Bovedas(about 12-15),and a couple of the gel jars, and humidity stays pretty solid at 67- 68%....all I've really had to do for months, about 8 or so, is pull out some smokes and put them in the wooden humi every week...cooler cigars get moved around and rotated while I search for the humi filler...check the hygrometers(3 scattered about) and your good to go until next refill
Palama Offline
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Hellyeah04 wrote:
I know for a fact that I want a Wood Humidor or an Electric one. I don't really want to invent something even though I know Collidors are legit. I always have guests over and want/need something presentable.


If, when you say “presentable,” you mean something nice and well made, nothing wrong with sticking with your current humidor (...for purposes of this discussion, let’s assume it is “presentable”...) and augmenting your storage capacity with a cooler, Tupperware, wineador or an electric cigar humidor.

If you’re thinking more along the lines of “impression,” then there’s nothing more impressive than showing your friends your overflow in your cooler or Tupperware. When you crack the lid open and the sight of all your cigars makes their eyes open wide and then the aroma hits their noses...oh baby! At that moment you may ask yourself “...Well, how did I get here? How did I get this beautiful house? Where is my beautiful wife?...”. But, there won’t be any answers other than you exclaiming, “...My God! What have I done here?...”
Hellyeah04 Offline
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Hahaha you got a point there.

Your story has touched me in weird places.
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Letting the days go by...

It's ok HY. You're both consenting adults.
izonfire Offline
#43 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
If, when you say “presentable,” you mean something nice and well made, nothing wrong with sticking with your current humidor (...for purposes of this discussion, let’s assume it is “presentable”...) and augmenting your storage capacity with a cooler, Tupperware, wineador or an electric cigar humidor.

If you’re thinking more along the lines of “impression,” then there’s nothing more impressive than showing your friends your overflow in your cooler or Tupperware. When you crack the lid open and the sight of all your cigars makes their eyes open wide and then the aroma hits their noses...oh baby! At that moment you may ask yourself “...Well, how did I get here? How did I get this beautiful house? Where is my beautiful wife?...”. But, there won’t be any answers other than you exclaiming, “...My God! What have I done here?...”


Listen to Palama. He is a wise man.

Wish I would've had this info when I got started years ago.
(He wasn't talking to me then, nor was anybody else here. Don't know why. I think they dropped their standards significantly since.)

I have too many wood humidors, and they are a chore to keep up with. Having one presentation humi and bulk storage is the way to go, unless you have infused sticks. They should be kept separately.

One of my humidors is the 75ct Napoli Dome Almo Lacquer Cedar Humidor, which is ideal for presentation. It is solidly built, has a good seal, and a solid arched burl top with a really nice lacquer finish. And inexpensive for the quality. The price has dropped since I bought mine, but has been well worth it regardless
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