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    Looking to purchase my first humidor. Don't mind paying some extra money for something that will last (a lifetime?)

    Something classic looking, don't need a huge count, 30-50 capacity. Hard to find brands in my research, just came across Tampa Humidors-- no idea.

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    Typically, humidors only hold 70-80% of capacity - depends on if you are fully set on never having more than 25-40 cigars on hand at any time but Savoy are pretty high quality for the price point. You can get a 50 count for the $100-150 range at your local B&M or a little bit cheaper online.
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    Thanks for the info.

    I was reading an article on Savoy in CA, and they said they come with their own humidification system, no sponges and distiller water. Is this alright or better than a sponge system?

    Also, anything special to keep in kind with regards to seasoning?
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    That is all up to you...

    I use kitty litter crystals(google it)

    And Then i use boveda packs and a tupperware container for my infused
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    I personally would not use the sponge that comes with most humidors as it is a breeding ground for mold and not very good at maintaining constant humidty. I have 4 72% boveda packs in my 100 count, a shot glass of water, and a hygrometer. That's it. $15 every 3 months plus $18 up front for the hygrometer.

    Other good option is heartfelt beads (amazon) or buying a humidification system with fans and the whole nine yards.

    Pick your poison.
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    I'm in the process of switching to a coolador and using the kitty liter crystals. My brother has had Brett good luck with this and the boveda packs and tuppaware are awesome for infused.

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    I have a humidification system with fans inside my humidor, other than up front cost the distilled gallon of water I have lasts me all year
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    since you are new, and it is your first humidor.

    Take a look at this site.

    CheapHumidors.com - Medium Cigar Humidors for Sale

    Nothing but positive reviews.

    Now some extra notes. Get one that is solid, meaning no plexi or hygrometer on the outside. They are normally inaccurate anyways.


    Make sure you order yourself a nice calabri digital hygrometer.

    And make sure you season it properly! The key to a successful humidor is the seasoning.
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    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.
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