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Old 03-02-2008, 06:41 AM   #1
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Cooler question

My modest 100Ct humi with a CigarOasis is now busting at the seams with cigars, so full in fact I got to wondering if the cigars on the bottom farthest from the CO unit were getting their share of the humid air.

I set the CO on 68 and put the remote hygrometer in the opposite bottom corner and was suprised to find it only reading 61 this morning?!?

When I say it's full I mean I have a book on top to keep the lid shut. Granted both hygrometers could be off by a degree or two, but squeezing the cigars tells me they are more dry then the ones closer to the CO unit.

Can I put everything, humi, open boxes and the CO unit in a cooler and spread everything out so they all stay moist until the new/bigger humidor arrives? Is that a reasonable solution?

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Old 03-02-2008, 07:42 AM   #2
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Yes. Then after it is full you can do the same thing with another cooler.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:17 AM   #3
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I would think that would be fine. I probably would just leave as many cigars as possible in the humi with it closed and put in cooler. Put your CO in the cooler.
I believe since you don't have any cedar in the cooler, leaving them in the closed humi will add a little buffer unitl you're sure the cooler/CO is keeping steady.

Of course...you can start smoking more of them too

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Re: Cooler question

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....Can I put everything, humi, open boxes and the CO unit in a cooler and spread everything out so they all stay moist until the new/bigger humidor arrives? Is that a reasonable solution?....
Absolutely. Coolers aren't glamorous but they're hands down the best and most stable environment to store cigars…IMHO that is! Just make sure it's clean inside and doesn't smell like your last picnic!

I had wood humidors but have long since moved everything into coolers, permanently.
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:02 AM   #5
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I absolutely love my cooler - the temp and humidity is perfect all the time!

If you want a bit more room take all the cigars out of the boxes and put then in freezer bags, then write all the pertinent info on the bag with a permanent marker. You can triple your storage space that way.
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coolers are my friends... yep, its a good idea
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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I absolutely love my cooler - the temp and humidity is perfect all the time!

If you want a bit more room take all the cigars out of the boxes and put then in freezer bags, then write all the pertinent info on the bag with a permanent marker. You can triple your storage space that way.
Ingenious... but don't we want the boxes with their cedar there to help "stabilize" the humidity..or is that just sort of a moot point since the coolers generally seal so well?
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Old 03-03-2008, 02:28 PM   #8
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I absolutely love my cooler - the temp and humidity is perfect all the time!

If you want a bit more room take all the cigars out of the boxes and put then in freezer bags, then write all the pertinent info on the bag with a permanent marker. You can triple your storage space that way.
Ingenious... but don't we want the boxes with their cedar there to help "stabilize" the humidity..or is that just sort of a moot point since the coolers generally seal so well?
I use loose cedar (like you'll find in RP Vintage boxes) and broken down boxes to line my coolers. Don't know if that accomplishes anything other than giving the cooler a nice aroma.

For humidity, each cooler has a 1/2 lb of beads and a gel jar that I use as a reservoir for distilled water. Seems to do the trick.
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the humidity will stabilize no matter what, the cedar will help act as a buffer though. there's a sticky up top on making coolers - it has a couple viable points
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Just make sure it's clean inside and doesn't smell like your last picnic!
Yeah, don't use one that ya used to use for fish.
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