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  1. Hey guys! Thanks for letting me in the community. I’m new here so I’m not sure if this topic or question has been asked before. Anyway, I live in a tropical country and it’s hot and humid on the daily, I recently just purchased an elective cigar cooler so I can keep my cigars at the right temperature. My question is, is it okay to pull a cigar out of the wineador and smoke it right away? Or would it ruin the experience, coming from temps like 18C with RH of 65-67 and smoking it right away in temps at 30C and high high humidity? Cheers guys! Enjoying an RyJ Churchill while writing this.
  2. Hi Everyone, Long time reader, first time poster. I'm a British expat living in Singapore and having spent about year getting into cigars through buying singles, I decided to make the decision to get set up with a humidor of my own and buy in bulk to save on the exorbitant cost of cigars in this fine city state. As many of you will know, Singapore is hot and humid. A normal day is 32 degrees C with humidity levels routinely topping 90%. My house has air conditioning, however I'm not there during the working day, and can't leave my aircon running all the time, particularly not when I'
  3. Hola mi amigos! I'm new here. Though I've been reading this forum for well over a year. I must say a general thank you to all the advice given here. If it wasnt for some posts I would have never made it to my second wineador! Just like the warnings, once you start you always go bigger! I'm currently working on seasoning my second wineador. This one is much more complicated. It is compressor run, so I've made modifications to make it a running sealed unit. I currently have my RH to a 68% struggling for the 70-72% I've been striving. Racking my brain and reading, noting is coming to m
  4. I finally managed to achieve full budget for my cigar tools plan after spending a year and decided to do final check before making a purchase. I am just changed my mind to buy bigger wineador (20 bottle) since it is the best deal I can find in my country at least. Unfortunately, despite of its capacity, it actually has smaller height than most of similar American wineadors like Newair. So, I think I would add total four Spanish Cedar Drawers of 3 drawers and 1 false front drawer at bottom (I could just go with all normal drawers... but it would make me difficult to place a USB fan for circulat
  5. Hey folks. My wineador setup: Cybercool 28 bottle TE. 3-4 pounds of Heartfelt 65% beads. 4 120mm fans down the bottom. 4 120mm fans up the top. The fans run for 15 minutes on, 30 minutes off. Also tried 15 minutes every hour. No matter how often they run - top remains fairly stable. 2 SC shelves & 2 SC drawers by John. About 6 packs of Boveda 65%. Cigar Oasis Plus. Removed foam for Beads. 1 pound of kitty litter up the back of the cooler over the drain hole. The Wine cooler is controlled using an Inkbird, it turns the unit on/off, it also turns the humidifier on
  6. This worked out well for me, thought I’d share the results. Step 1: Find an inoperable wine cooler, seal up all the holes/openings on the inside. Makes for a perfectly sealed box. Step 2: Happen upon a slab of Spanish Cedar, mill it into usable dimensions with the help of friends. Step 3: Line the inside and build a shelf. It goes from smelling like a plastic appliance, to smelling absolutely wonderful! I think you know the next step.
  7. Just some brainstorming and bouncing ideas off the more experienced... So I've had the larger Whynter wineador about 8 months or so now and my impression is overall positive. However, it is inefficient at best. I'm in Texas, but the room the wineador is located in is kept ~72 degrees, and the unit struggles to keep the temperature down near the 65-67 degree range I prefer without having to run all the time creating excessive condensation. I'm curious if installing multiple thermoelectric cooling plates throughout the unit with additional fans to circulate the air better would red
  8. jat

    Sexy Shelves

    I thought this might appeal to those with Winadores. Spanish Ceder - great stuff if you can find it, particularly in Australia. Then you have to have a design in mind in order to purchase the right lengths, thicknesses, etc of timber AND know somebody who can manufacturer the draws / shelves, if you're no good on the tools or just don’t have the equipment. Daily I would curse those curved wine shelves for the space they took up and how they just don’t work with boxes. Then I came across these… Black powder coated, 4mm aluminium sheet with 25% voids on a 45 deg off-s
  9. Hey everyone, My birthday is coming up and my girlfriend decided to buy me this Does anyone here have experience with this particular set up? If so I'd appreciate any insight. I've been reading countless threads on forums and there's quit the variety of set up options. Just curious what
  10. Hi all, I've searched this but haven't seen a good thread discussing, so figured I'd post. My accumulation/aging of cigars started 7+ years ago with NC's, and I transitioned to CC's 5 years ago. Like many here, I graduated from a 200 count desktop humi to a coolidor, then a larger coolidor, then a 150qt coolidor with custom cedar shelves. That filled up, and eventually I discovered Sterilite air tight tupperware. I now have 7 of the 54 QT tupperwares in my basement, and they are excellent at holding humidity, and cheap. It has been my daydream to one day have a great smoking room i
  11. As I have been posting up videos on my most recent controlled humidor build on the Humidor Tutorial forum, I decided to post up the progress of the performance of this new build. Here on Isla PigFish we have been experiencing a little bit of a heat wave. While this happens, I get an opportunity to move away from cool weather performance and work on some warmer weather performance. Most controlled humidor solutions have to deal with extreme dehydration during a cooling cycle. All units that have active cooling; regardless of the BS you read all over the net, dehydrate while coolin
  12. I just went through and took inventory last night, creating a spread sheet to track my cigars. I decided to take some pictures along the way. My collection isn't as big as some I have seen on here, but it is enough for me right now and I would like to think it has some quality sticks. In addition to what I have pictures of, there is a box of RASS from May 2015 on the way from Rob (my son's birth month), and there are 4 boxes in the online humidor; Bolivar Petite Corona, H. Upmann Half Corona, H. Upmann Petite Corona, Romeo y Julieta Petite Corona. Take a look. My winead
  13. I just bought one of these to store 6 or so boxes in at the office. I like it a lot so far. Temperature seems to be spot on although the humidity is still "off" a bit when comparing my OasisXL vs. my electronic gauge...not sure why that is. I seem to see a direct correlation between when the "fridge" is running and lowering/maintaining temperature and the humidity. If I see the humidity up a bit it's almost because the compressor hasn't kicked in to lower/maintain temp. Once it kicks in the humidity goes back to spot on. What's the trick here? Or will it be constantly adjusting itself?
  14. Actually, I posted my cigar tools purchase list on Cigar Tools Questions post but still, I have some questions about wineador. First question is, do I have to add fans to AKDY AWC0005 8 Bottles Single Zone Wine Cooler, the small thermoelectric wineador (like most thermoelectric wineadors, it has built-in fan inside) (most of people add fans to large wineadors like Newair AW-280E for solving uneven upper/lower humidity issue whereas they do not do this to small wineadors)? I am considering adding fans to that AKDY if I have to (and prevent uneven upper/lower humidity issue). Second qu
  15. I am thinking of buying a wine cooler and using it for temperature control only. My cigars will be kept in air tight tupperware and boveda humidity ziplock bags, with boveda packs inside for humidity control, and will be placed inside the wine cooler for temp control only. My questions are: is a compressor wine cooler better in this particular situation, than a thermo electric one? does it make a difference? does one consume electricity more than the other? what do you think are the advantages and possible pitfalls of each? Many thanks, Jack
  16. I have just recently acquired a slightly used Vissani hvbc31st Wine cooler. The compressor is not functioning and I was able to pick it up for free. My plan is to have some fun with it and build something with all external controls. I currently have a New Aire 280e running Heartfelt beads that's filling up, It has been working great for me so far, but I know I can do better, and like I said, I'm gunna need more room eventually. At this point I am thinking active humidification along the lines of a Cigar Oasis or Hydra Unit, Replacing the burned out compressor unit with a new higher quality
  17. I picked the Vintec up via a Penfolds promotion last year, but only got around to connecting it a week ago. The model is PV30SGMe, and it’s an 'active' system of sorts (i.e. a compressor not a thermo), and the manual says it regulates humidity at 65% (plus or minus 10%). I have stocked with wine + cigars, and about 2.5 pounds of HCM charged at 65%. Temp is set to max at 19c. So… I thought with the beads (plus fairly temperate weather and RH here right now - consistent low 20c and low 60rh%) - , I would see less fluctuation that what the manual states, but, on spots checks of the hygrometers
  18. Hi, I thought I would give the wienador a crack. Live in Sydney Australia and unfortunately in my house my desk humidor could not keep the temp at a suitable level. I'm sure I have a fair bit to go but so far I've built the drawers and shelves and I will keep tinkering to see how to improve it. Still waiting for the heartfelt beads but unfortunately Australia post decided to misplace my they are missing.
  19. Hey guys, Finally finishing up a long journey with my sleeve tattoo, so that means more money for cigars!!! I am currently working with a small tupperdor big enough for a few empty boxes in which I store singles. I want to upgrade as my funds will be allocated to my other vice I am torn between wanting a nice solution like a wineador and cost friendly solution like a coolerdor. My main concerns with the windeador is that I have heard horror stories of condensation ruining thousands of dollars worth of stock. Also, I don't want to spend $250 on a wineador and run out of space. Plus extra
  20. So I've been researching a bit and looking for an answer to a problem I have, and I think Pig fish had this answer somewhere here but I cannot seem to find. Anyway, I bought a little Capri 25-50 count humi a year ago, tries seasoning it by the wiping with distiller water method, only wiped once and tossed in my hygro after calibration with the boveda one step kit. I threw in my smokes and have been using boveda packs ever since and it's always been reading consistently within one or two percent. Fluctuates a bit as I open often and humidity in my house is around 70. I know I screwed up with s
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