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Cigar Intl, 10 Cigar sampler + 50 stick Humidor $29.99

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CI's Top-Shelf Humidor Combo #11 includes:
1 – Montecristo Classic Robusto (5" x 52)
1 – Romeo y Julieta Real Toro (6" x 54)
1 – Cohiba Red Dot Robusto (5" x 49)
1 – Rocky Patel Connecticut Toro (6" x 52)
1 – Gurkha Beauty (6.5" x 56)
1 – Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Robusto (5" x 50)
1 – Macanudo Café Hyde Park (5.5" x 49)
1 – Oliva Serie 'O' Robusto (5" x 50)
1 – Punch Pita (6.1" x 50)
1 – 5 Vegas Gold Churchill (7" x 50)
1 – Whitetail Glasstop Humidor

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I got 2 of these humidors about a month ago with the Rocky Patel's deal. One keeps a constant 70*hum and the other doesn't seal fully and sits at 60*hum. The 70* one I did put bowls of hot water in for a while, either that helped swell the wood to create a better seal or it was just coincidence. The 60* one is currently in my office, so I haven't been able to try that method there.

I don't have another hydrometer to test the included ones accuracy, so I can't speak to that.

I do not have any hydro beads. As of now, I just have a glass cup of distilled water in the humidor and so far it stays in the 70 range.

To all you savy cigar people, is there any negative effects to doing that? I couldn't find any info on just keeping a open water source in a humidor to maintain it's level. Also, is putting bowls of hot water (distilled of course) in the humidor to make the wood swell for a tighter seal a bad idea?

Thanks!
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I would get something that controls it. The boveda 69% works well, but its personal preference. If you leave open water in there you risk the chance of mold....which I know from experience. You need to have something that controls both ways.


This is a nice deal though. If you know someone getting into cigars... its a perfect xmas gift.
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I would get something that controls it. The boveda 69% works well, but its personal preference. If you leave open water in there you risk the chance of mold....which I know from experience. You need to have something that controls both ways.


This is a nice deal though. If you know someone getting into cigars... its a perfect xmas gift.
Thanks for the reply. Is it only a risk if the humidity gets too high and I don't notice though? It seems like if it is hovering at the right hum, then the taking humidity back that the beads provide isn't needed. Unless I'm missing something
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I'm not a huge fan of these humidors. They're a real crapshoot. I have one and it can't hold humidity at all. The seal looks ok, but obviously not since having multiple humidity agents can't keep it above 55RH.

A tupperware would work better ( but not look as good obviously).

As for the cigars, I just had the Alec Bradley last night, was pretty good. RyJ and Oliva are usually solid. The 5 Vegas is a decent budget stick. I forget how the Cohiba and Monte are. I've had nothing but bad luck with Ghurkas. Just my 2c.

Overall i'd say not a horrible deal, but I wouldn't jump on it unless you're new or know you like those cigars and want that Humi.
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Fark these humidors. I use them only for dry-boxing cigars.
If yall want good "tupperdors", just go to target and get a sterilite "air tight" container. Mine is 20qts, i bought it for roughly $8 and its capacity is roughly 150 cigars. They have bigger ones for just a few more dollars.
I have TWO 60g 65-humidty bovedas in there (one near bottom, one near top) and I just set it and forget it. I also have two hygrometers in there, one near the top and one closer to the bottom. This way i can see that the humidty is spread evenly throughout the container and I dont even have to open the lid unless im getting cigars.
My humidor is a constant 65-66, sometimes 67 (because its airtight Container), but it drops to 65-66 because of boveda technology.
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Seriously fark both humidors and cigars. Appreciate the post tho OP!
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I got 2 of these humidors about a month ago with the Rocky Patel's deal. One keeps a constant 70*hum and the other doesn't seal fully and sits at 60*hum. The 70* one I did put bowls of hot water in for a while, either that helped swell the wood to create a better seal or it was just coincidence. The 60* one is currently in my office, so I haven't been able to try that method there.

I don't have another hydrometer to test the included ones accuracy, so I can't speak to that.

I do not have any hydro beads. As of now, I just have a glass cup of distilled water in the humidor and so far it stays in the 70 range.

To all you savy cigar people, is there any negative effects to doing that? I couldn't find any info on just keeping a open water source in a humidor to maintain it's level. Also, is putting bowls of hot water (distilled of course) in the humidor to make the wood swell for a tighter seal a bad idea?

Thanks!
Glass top humidors are known to have air leaks. Try to get some aquarium sealer for the edges of the glass and ditch the water and stick to boveda packs. Its pretty fool proof since its a 2 way humidity controller and replace it once its hard.
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I got 2 of these humidors about a month ago with the Rocky Patel's deal. One keeps a constant 70*hum and the other doesn't seal fully and sits at 60*hum. The 70* one I did put bowls of hot water in for a while, either that helped swell the wood to create a better seal or it was just coincidence. The 60* one is currently in my office, so I haven't been able to try that method there.

I don't have another hydrometer to test the included ones accuracy, so I can't speak to that.

I do not have any hydro beads. As of now, I just have a glass cup of distilled water in the humidor and so far it stays in the 70 range.

To all you savy cigar people, is there any negative effects to doing that? I couldn't find any info on just keeping a open water source in a humidor to maintain it's level. Also, is putting bowls of hot water (distilled of course) in the humidor to make the wood swell for a tighter seal a bad idea?

Thanks!
Try some propylene glycol in your humidifier.
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Try some propylene glycol in your humidifier.
... use PG as a sealer or humidifying agent? #interesting

With a sub-freeze chill in NYC this week, my humidors are all below <60 all of a sudden. Prior to, I'd be a consistent 67-68 with Boveda packet & HumiCare pillows. What gives?
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I got 2 of these humidors about a month ago with the Rocky Patel's deal. One keeps a constant 70*hum and the other doesn't seal fully and sits at 60*hum. The 70* one I did put bowls of hot water in for a while, either that helped swell the wood to create a better seal or it was just coincidence. The 60* one is currently in my office, so I haven't been able to try that method there.

I don't have another hydrometer to test the included ones accuracy, so I can't speak to that.

I do not have any hydro beads. As of now, I just have a glass cup of distilled water in the humidor and so far it stays in the 70 range.

To all you savy cigar people, is there any negative effects to doing that? I couldn't find any info on just keeping a open water source in a humidor to maintain it's level. Also, is putting bowls of hot water (distilled of course) in the humidor to make the wood swell for a tighter seal a bad idea?

Thanks!
The glass/bowl of distilled water is fine for "seasoning" the humidor by slowly saturating the wood. It is not recommended for continued use with cigars in the humidor as it will over humidify the whole setup. Try Boveda 60g packs instead. You can get them from Amazon for like $5 each and should only need one per 25-50 count humidor. Maybe two would be needed if it's leaky. I recommend 69% Boveda in a wood humidor or 65% in a sealed Tupperware/Tupperdor setup. The open water container is also prone to spilling and would warp the wood and destroy your cigars. You can recharge Boveda packs many many times if you search on youtube for how to do that. I wish you the best!
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