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#21 Zinzan

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

I like the second Che but doesnt state the count though. It looks a bit shallow, prob a 25 count or worse 5 count. Generally the counts are for Churchill sized cigar but you cant fill it to the max because you need a bit of space for air circulation. You will fill up 25 count very very fast. My 1st humi  was 120 count filled it up within 3 months. Then there was couple of tupperdors and after that was 120 quart coleman and at last, it was the wine chiller. Now i've got enough stock that i can age myself, i even got a box that is 5 years old and a couple boxes of my favourite vitolas, 1 box to age and 1 box to smoke kind of inventory system. 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Price is not bad with free shipping thrown in.

This is the product I wanted for my small tupperdor

http://www.ebay.com/...=item337f6ce4d0

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 10:24 PM

Fits a hundred.

 

http://www.boutiquee....htm?s=06472207

 

 

I like the second Che but doesnt state the count though. It looks a bit shallow, prob a 25 count or worse 5 count. Generally the counts are for Churchill sized cigar but you cant fill it to the max because you need a bit of space for air circulation. You will fill up 25 count very very fast. My 1st humi  was 120 count filled it up within 3 months. Then there was couple of tupperdors and after that was 120 quart coleman and at last, it was the wine chiller. Now i've got enough stock that i can age myself, i even got a box that is 5 years old and a couple boxes of my favourite vitolas, 1 box to age and 1 box to smoke kind of inventory system. 



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Posted 03 July 2013 - 11:48 PM

I want to live in M'ysia. Nice view from your home. Good access to a good tailor. And windy weather for me to wear suits. PHEEEEWWWW.

 

 

 

Did I also mention it is 40 minutes away from a casino? One can indulge in all the vices here: drinking, gambling, smoking, and etc.



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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:14 AM

Don't gamble, drink, visit pros (that's why you don't see me posting on the alcohol thread) :)

Tailor is the biggest allure, plus the view and breeze.

Did I also mention it is 40 minutes away from a casino? One can indulge in all the vices here: drinking, gambling, smoking, and etc.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Price is not bad with free shipping thrown in.

This is the product I wanted for my small tupperdor

http://www.ebay.com/...=item337f6ce4d0

 

I've used dry mistat, not as stable as the Heartfelt system. I actually chucked mine away after a couple of months. And it last about year or so whilst Heartfelt is suppose to be lifetime. 

 

Another option would be Boveda for a small sized container but it also last for about a year.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

Why not just use the Heartfelt then?



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:14 PM

Went to Oaks to buy the Xikar PG. Took a empty tubos. Too bad they threw away empty boxes. sa say will help me keep some :)

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

I try to dry out the crystals partially and top up with pg solution but still doesn't work. Crystals are still way too humid. Next will try to completely dry out the crystals and fill with pg solution.

I wonder is it due to too littel cigars or the lack of a cedar box to absorb / regulate the RH?

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

For the container or even a humidor to be effective it has to be near capacity. Thats y having the cedar assist to make the container more hygroscopic, it can absorb more humidity. It could be your container is too small or your puck has to big of a capacity. What's your reading btw?



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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

It will shoot all the way up beyond 80 RH. The cigars and the few pieces of cedar will hold the RH at 65ish, if I dont hand itchy.

Finally put in a wooden box and a big paper thin piece of cedar. Bought a few more cigars to "fill up the space", mainly petite coronas.

Put in the crystals to "wet" the cigar box. Been half a day and rh rise from 63 to 70 %. Will observe if it goes beyond 70 at the end of the day.

#32 Zinzan

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:01 AM

Way too high. Just air it out for a couple of days, or even a hair dryer should do the trick. 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

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Much better with a cigar box.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

Good, well done. I see you've worked your charm with the cigar shop. And dont keep tubos in the humidor, there's a tendency of the cigar to become moldy. Take the cigar out of the tubes and put in the humi. Everything else looks hunky dory then. 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Dun worry, those are empty tubos used for bringing out cigars for consumption outside the office. I will precut and just bring a small butane lighter and the loaded tubos.

Lock n Lock having warehouse sale at Pandan cres. Very tempted to pay a visit to upsize my humidor.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

At the rate you're gng, why not buy a nice humidor that can double up as a display piece/home decor item?



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 09:08 PM

IMHO, I think you should just spend the money on cigars. Try as many varieties as you can if you have spare cash yeah maybe a proper humidor. Strictly speaking I'm against buying a wooden humidor because its not temp controlled. Something below is better for our weather. Of ourse we can DIY wine chiller to work the same.

http://www.eurocave....s/cigar-humidor

If I have to be really honest temp controlled cigars has slight better burn and flavor compared to non temp controlled but it so marginal that I don't really bother.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:35 PM

What's the ideal temperature? Didn't know there's one. Though I must say that when in Asia, my humidor is stored in an air-conditioned place so it should be fine.

That wine chiller looks nice, but probably takes up way too much space in an already small apartment.

If one has space, here's a DIY option

http://www.stogieguy...wine-a-dor.html

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:27 PM

At the rate you're gng, why not buy a nice humidor that can double up as a display piece/home decor item?


My reply: Technically I am homeless till I get my keys. Luxuries will have to wait.

What's the ideal temperature? Didn't know there's one. Though I must say that when in Asia, my humidor is stored in an air-conditioned place so it should be fine.

That wine chiller looks nice, but probably takes up way too much space in an already small apartment.



My reply: There is this 70/70 guide which is 70 F and 70% RH. Temperate can be like 20-25 C, humidity can be 65-70% your personal preference. Don't worry too much, if you going to consume the cigars in a couple of months time anyway.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 11:42 PM

18-20 ideally but for long term aging 16. Even my wine chiller is at 21-22. The ambient temp is 30 onwards. I made a mistake of buying thermoelectric instead of a compressor unit.

Pet, try the petit edmundo the box in your humidor. One of my favs, a very good petit robusto




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