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cj121
09-02-2009, 08:27 PM
Reading around about setting up a humidor, there is an opinion that dead space should be avoided. What's peoples' thoughts on this one please as almost made my mind up about a purchase.
Feedback gratefully received.
Chris

Gary
09-02-2009, 08:39 PM
Chris, I'd agree with that, that dead/empty space should be avoided as it's harder to get your humidity up to between 65-72 and keep it there when you've a lot of empty space.

But saying that the only way to avoid it is to fill your humidor up as soon as you've purchased it, which as you can imagine would be very costly or fill it with some pieces of spanish cedar which not eveyone has lying about so somtimes you just have to put up with it best you can.

Another good piece of advice in relation to purchasing a humidor is always buy one twice as big as you think you'll need because believe it or not you fill them up quicker than you would believe.

cj121
09-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Hey Gary,
You read my mind on two counts there: a spair piece of Spanish cedar (which I cannot see me finding) and the size issue. Basically, I was looking at a 50ct unit thinking that would do me for good (which it probably would), however, the stockist has only got 75ct units in the style I want but will drop the price to meet me in the middle. I think I'll go for it. Currently only have about 35 sticks but like you say, it increases.
Cheers

daverave999
09-02-2009, 11:50 PM
One tip I read somewhere is to use bubble wrap to fill up the empty space as a 'humidity-neutral' filler. It doesn't look pretty but it's cheaper than Spanish Cedar or cigars if you just want something to pad it out.
I'm currently using it and it seems to do the job fine.

cj121
10-02-2009, 06:49 AM
Cheers Dave,
Yes, it would be inert. Reading around after your post, it seems a cost effective means, I'll take your lead.
Thanks

Robusto
10-02-2009, 07:25 AM
I've never heard of this no empty space theory. I'll lob some bubble wrap in and watch my hygrometer.

TJCoro
10-02-2009, 06:01 PM
Robusto, :smoke:

Why don't you just wrap the whole thing in bubble wrap and see what happens? :becky: (Just Kidding, of course )

Truth is, I never had much luck or trusted static-type desk top humidors - too much potential for dramatic himidity shifts and drying out unless vigilantly monitored.

I age my puros in a electronicly controled fan forced type humidor which regulates the humidity by circulating the air/himidy on regular intervals. Consequently, it doesn't matter if there are empty spaces and, to the contrary, it is better to have some space between the boxes so the humidity can circulate properly.

If you would like to see a picture of the type I'm referring to, click on the link below.

www.avallohumidors.com (http://www.avallohumidors.com)

cohibaIV
10-02-2009, 07:26 PM
Any pics of yours? :cool:

cj121
10-02-2009, 08:10 PM
Robusto, :smoke:

Why don't you just wrap the whole thing in bubble wrap and see what happens? :becky: (Just Kidding, of course )

Truth is, I never had much luck or trusted static-type desk top humidors - too much potential for dramatic himidity shifts and drying out unless vigilantly monitored.

I age my puros in a electronicly controled fan forced type humidor which regulates the humidity by circulating the air/himidy on regular intervals. Consequently, it doesn't matter if there are empty spaces and, to the contrary, it is better to have some space between the boxes so the humidity can circulate properly.

If you would like to see a picture of the type I'm referring to, click on the link below.

www.avallohumidors.com (http://www.avallohumidors.com)

Hey TJ,

That's some piece of kit you have. You're really fortunate to be able to afford the luxury of 'boxes' of sticks, keep it up. :rock:

TJCoro
10-02-2009, 09:07 PM
Any pics of yours? :cool:

I have the model 2000 shown at the Avallo website. :smoke:

When I figure out how, I'll post some pics of my humidor. Do you add them to your album? :confused:

TJCoro
10-02-2009, 09:09 PM
how do I delete this message? :confused:

TJCoro
10-02-2009, 09:14 PM
Hey CJ 121,

:nerd:I made a choice....to buy anything else, or cigars. I chose cigars. :cowboyic9:

Viva la puro!!! :hail:

Rufus T. Firefly
11-02-2009, 05:21 AM
Hello CJ,
Definately go big. First off humidor makers usually over estimate how much thier humidors will hold. Secondly, you will fill it up faster than you think. I went from a 50 count, to a 100 count, to a 300 count, to a coolerdor and finally bit the bullet and bought a cabinet humidor that I love. Go big CJ you won't regret it.

TJCoro
18-02-2009, 12:26 AM
Hello CJ,
Definately go big. First off humidor makers usually over estimate how much thier humidors will hold. Secondly, you will fill it up faster than you think. I went from a 50 count, to a 100 count, to a 300 count, to a coolerdor and finally bit the bullet and bought a cabinet humidor that I love. Go big CJ you won't regret it.


Let's see it, senor Rufus. :bandit:

Rufus T. Firefly
18-02-2009, 06:47 AM
Let's see it, senor Rufus. :bandit:

Ok, tomorrow I'll see if I can get a picture of my humidor posted, but I'm not that computer savvy. Just to wet your appetite I'm going to give you a link to the manufacture's website. I bought the Aristocrat M Plus, with a few additional bells and whistles. The company is based in Texas and the owner Bob could not have been nicer to me when I was ordering my humidor. He took the time to answer any questions and gave me a few good tips too. His humidors are all hand made and in my opinion works of art. They aren't cheap but you get what you pay for.


http://www.aristocrathumidors.com/

cj121
18-02-2009, 07:06 PM
Hello CJ,
Definately go big. First off humidor makers usually over estimate how much thier humidors will hold. Secondly, you will fill it up faster than you think. I went from a 50 count, to a 100 count, to a 300 count, to a coolerdor and finally bit the bullet and bought a cabinet humidor that I love. Go big CJ you won't regret it.

Well I went to a 75ct unit and you're right they fill up quicker than anticipated. I don't have a large collection of sticks, but they take up room. Guess I'm going to have to smoke a few:41:

Montesmoke
18-02-2009, 08:22 PM
Well I went to a 75ct unit and you're right they fill up quicker than anticipated. I don't have a large collection of sticks, but they take up room. Guess I'm going to have to smoke a few:41:


Your better off purchasing a large humidor, especialy if you like your cigars!

When i first started out i had a 20 count humidor & soon realised i needed a biger one.
Try get yourself a 100-120 count humi. :cowboyic9:

cj121
18-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Beehaave Andy:smile:

Just spent a small fortune on my first unit, so it'll be a wee while yet 'til the second. But I know exactly what you mean!
Chris

Montesmoke
18-02-2009, 08:36 PM
Beehaave Andy:smile:

Just spent a small fortune on my first unit, so it'll be a wee while yet 'til the second. But I know exactly what you mean!
Chris

HaHa :smoke: you can always have a look on ebay when your ready to move up a size, they usally have some good deals going on humis.

cj121
18-02-2009, 08:39 PM
I checked ebay for ages, but I found it was all leaning towards functionality and looks! Hence new.

Check out my new piece of kit on the 'Show me yours' thread. I added the Angelo gauge for good measure(ments):biggrin1:

daverave999
18-02-2009, 08:57 PM
You could always have a tupperdor or coolerdor hidden away somewhere...