PHL425

Starting a Coolerdor

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Well it's happened I ran out of room in my tupperdor... I haven't been able to stop buying cigars ever since joining the forum lol. Now I'm looking for bigger and better to start aging my and storing long term. I want to start a coolerdor. I was wondering what everyone was using in terms of type of cooler, humidifier, extra cedar planks, fans, etc... any pictures would be great as well. Thanks in advance.

Palmer 

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I bought a 120qt cooler from Walmart for $54 and wished I would have bought 3-4 more before I bought my cabinet, and the headache/heartbreak it caused (it's fine now), cooler is the way to go.

I have a pound of beads in and various boveda packs thrown about (no real order in there), and it stays steady at 65% year round, I've had it going on two years now, will try to get some pics tomorrow for you.....ah **** it here ya go

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Looks aweosme I wish mine was that full... how many different trays do you have in there and do you have other planks of Cedar and a fan?

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On 02/18/2017 at 9:20 AM, PHL425 said:

Looks aweosme I wish mine was that full... how many different trays do you have in there and do you have other planks of Cedar and a fan?

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Hi all

I have a similar question to PHL425. I am looking to start a coolidor for new boxes.

I'm planning to start with a cooler big enough for 6 boxes and some 65% boveda. I would value any guidance on whether I need to use a fan or if opening the cooler weekly will be enough to keep the air movong.

Also are spanish cedar drawers / cladding needed or is the cedar in the cigar boxes enough?

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Some people go all out and put fans in there cooladors.  I don't.  If you are going to do 6 boxes I would start with ziploc weathershield containers.  You can get them on amazon.  They make a great tupperdor.  A couple large boveda should do the trick.  I have both tupperdors and cooladors and prefer the tupperdors I think.  I am not sure, they both serve their purpose.  

No, you don't need spanish cedar.  The boxes should take care of that.  If you add spanish cedar that is good, but not necessary.

If you have time, let whatever you use air out open for a few days.  Some people say out in the direct sunlight will remove chemical smells if they occur.  A slight new plastic smell isn't a problem.  If it is intense, then you should probably not put your smokes in right away.  The cooler pictured above and the ziploc containers don't usually have a strong chemical smell when new.

Either purchase several of the ziplocs or purchase a cooler you thing is way too big.  They fill up fast.

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7 hours ago, topdiesel said:

Either purchase several of the ziplocs or purchase a cooler you thing is way too big.  They fill up fast.

Much appreciated topdiesel

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Looks aweosme I wish mine was that full... how many different trays do you have in there and do you have other planks of Cedar and a fan?

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Sorry I left you hanging bro, I have 3 trays on top Judy to house my ccs. No fan, just 2 lbs of beads.

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I agree with everything said above.  Assuming the temperatures are modest where you will keep the coolidor, they are the best route to go.  I gave up my aristocrat some time ago in lieu of collidors, they are just rock solid and require little maintenance.  I would not worry about fans.  I would also consider going a little bit bigger, at least 100 qt.  The cost is marginally more, and you will likely grow into it.  

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