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04-15-2012, 09:43 PM #1
Amateur to the scene
I am a novice, to say the least, to the cigar scene. Only a handful of times have I had them and when I did, I bought from the store and smoked that night. Majority of the time I had no idea what I was buying, I picked the ones that smelled and looked the best. I enjoyed it so much that I finally went out and bought myself a starter humidor, xikar cutter, and a few cigars as a sampler to get me on my way.
What do you guys think?
(sorry for the clutter, college finals are coming up!)
I have been researching about how to season and calibrate. Seems like you put a shot glass of distilled water and the humidifier into the humidor for two days. To calibrate the hydrometer (analog) you place the hydrometer in a bag with salt and water but since mine is attached to the humidor how would I calibrate it? Also once set up, is it basically maintenance free?I like my car the way I like my girl, topless.
04-16-2012, 02:12 AM #2
What humidor is that? I'm also pretty new to cigars and I am searching for a humidor.
04-16-2012, 02:35 AM #3
Hey man, this one I believe is the one on here: Wholesale Humidors Accessories Cigars Coffee
I bought this from a local guy brand new and the name of the company was in the instructions.
It has a great seal from what I can tell (almost like a suction when you open), a darker wood color (I wanted something close to black), it comes with the analog hydrometer that I just figured out how to calibrate it (push it out from the back and place in plastic bag with salt/water mixture), a humidifier, and also a removable/movable separator. I liked the glass top over the sealed types and I believe this can hold up to ~50 cigars?
They aren't too expensive and for a starter I think its a good one to begin with in my opinion.
Plus it matched well with the xikar cutter the local was also sellingI like my car the way I like my girl, topless.
04-16-2012, 10:16 PM #4
Yes humidors are relatively maintenance free just be sure to monitor your humidity as you will want it between 70-80. Also be sure to wet the edges of the humidor with distilled water as some glass tops tend to not seal as well from the start. But it sounds like yours is pretty tight.
now fill it up!!
04-17-2012, 01:23 AM #5
Seasoning should take longer than a few days, IMO.
Take your distilled water and a new clean sponge. Soak your sponge and wipe the cedar lining of the humidor liberally but dont soak the wood to prevent warping. Once done, place a something plastic and thin...sandwich bag works best...place it in the bottom of the humidor. Soak your sponge and wring out almost all of the water. Two thirds will do. Place it on the plastic and close your humidor. Don't open for about a week. Keep your humidor someplace dry and room temp (75 or so). After a week, check your sponge. If your cedar lining and sponge are dry, you might have a seal problem. Reseason. If theyre still dry after a second or third seasoning, your humidor is no good.
If your lining and sponge are damp, you're good to go. Add cigars, keeping the rule of 70 (70 degrees, 70 percent humidity, fill your humidor no more than 70 percent).
Don't store sticks in and unseasoned humidor. It will effect the cigar in mor easy than one. For a temp storage, get some crystals and a tupperware container with a tight seal. That'll hold you longer than you think. Certainly until your get your humidor setup."Any decision based soley on one influence or another is a BAD decision!"
04-17-2012, 03:02 AM #6
That's a good idea with the sponge, I have two shot glasses with distilled water in it now but the sponge sounds like a much better idea with more surface area.
I am assuming that it should take several days and so forth until the humidor reads ~75% humidity.
I have a few cigars in a tupperware container now but no crystals. I need to make a trip to a local store and pick some crystals up and also a lighter to finish my starter assortment and start enjoying.
Not opening or playing with the humidor is going to kill me, i keep opening it because it smells so good lmaoI like my car the way I like my girl, topless.
04-19-2012, 06:25 PM #7Junior Member
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Connor, CI is having a special on a glass top humi and a sampler for $29.99 here Top-Shelf Glass Top Humi Sampler #2 - Cigars International Looks like a good deal to me, although I don't know much about this stuff. I bought the same deal awhile ago and it seems to do the trick.
04-20-2012, 03:08 AM #8
My friend actually ordered the exact package last night. Can let you know how it is later when it arrives.I like my car the way I like my girl, topless.
04-20-2012, 10:20 PM #9
04-20-2012, 10:53 PM #10Junior Member
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Don't know if you were able to grab it while the price was at $30...it's at $150 now. If not, I'm sure they'll have the same deal again in the future.