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    Just order the boveda kit to do it for you.

    Its fool proof(unless you are "special")
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    While I have some knowledgeable people in here, do you have any suggestions for purchasing reputable cigars online? Looking to purchase some Padron 2000, 2-3 cases. Local shop, granted the only one I've checked so far, would only go as low as $8 a stick. I see them for cheaper online, but many of the retailers i've found have bad reputations if you do some due diligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    While I have some knowledgeable people in here, do you have any suggestions for purchasing reputable cigars online? Looking to purchase some Padron 2000, 2-3 cases. Local shop, granted the only one I've checked so far, would only go as low as $8 a stick. I see them for cheaper online, but many of the retailers i've found have bad reputations if you do some due diligence.
    I've bought from both Cigars International and Famous Smoke in the past with good luck. I had damaged cigars only once with CI and they replaced the whole bundle for free and told me to keep the damaged ones. Cigarbid.com is owned by cigars international and typically has way better deals if you're patient.

    If you go the Famous Smoke route, you can use coupon code "RCIGARS" for 15% off your entire order. That works out to be $4.42 a stick with free shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esquire View Post
    Never wanted a clear top or hygrometer for those reasons either, keep it as pure as possible to avoid inaccurate readings and uneven humidity levels.

    Seasoning makes me nervous, heard some bad stories about ruining humis with too much water during the seasoning process.
    FWIW ... Seasoning is a necessary evil or else you'll never hold consistent humidity. Get a boveda seasoning pack ($5 on Amazon) and a digital hygrometer (anything decent will do) and you're golden.
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    Want to keep the thread updated for future lookers.

    My fiance gifted me a Prometheus Milano series for V-Day (Prometheus International, Inc. - Home Page). I just un-boxed it, and I'm already impressed with the presentation. Brand has solid reviews online (only complaints I heard were price), and I'm looking forward to using it.

    Going to season it with the Boveda seasoning kit. Prometheus comes with a "Hygro-thermometer", which I'll be using to measure the humidity levels. Prometheus issues a "Optima Humidifier" with each of its set-ups; a solution to be combined with distilled water in a foam square, released in its magnetic case. However, I'm going to try and maintain the humidity with Boveda packs because of the low maintenance factor.

    I'll be sure to post some pics when I do set everything up.
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    boveda seasoning kit, and 72% packs is what i would recommend...

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    In my experience the boveda packs hold around 2% less than what they say. My box hovers around 69-70 with 3 72 packs in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WIEisME View Post
    boveda seasoning kit, and 72% packs is what i would recommend...
    Quote Originally Posted by TheYoungConnoisseur View Post
    In my experience the boveda packs hold around 2% less than what they say. My box hovers around 69-70 with 3 72 packs in it.
    Good to know. I ordered the Boveda seasoning kit and 69% packs (Prometheus recommends humidity level at 68-70). If the 69% pack doesn't hold at that level I'll order the 72 in the future.
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    make sure that hygrometer is calibrated
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