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    I'm currently shopping around for a new humidor. I've been using a 250ct humidor for a few years and getting the humidity to stabilize has been a daily project from when I first got it. I feel like part of the problem is the size of it. Thinking of getting 2 smaller ones, like around 150ct. Any recommendations on what I should get would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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    You need a couple bags of heartfelt humidity beads in there. Don't look at it too much, just when you're grabbing a smoke.
    Don't worry about them too much, they're not that fragile. You'll know if they're smoking right, and then you're done.

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    Welcome to the board too. It's been pretty quiet around here, and other boards too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badwhale View Post
    Welcome to the board too. It's been pretty quiet around here, and other boards too.
    Thank you, I appreciate that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badwhale View Post
    You need a couple bags of heartfelt humidity beads in there. Don't look at it too much, just when you're grabbing a smoke.
    Don't worry about them too much, they're not that fragile. You'll know if they're smoking right, and then you're done.

    Will
    Thanks for the feedback Will. I have about 150-200 cigars in the box and enough beads to humidify about 500-750 cigars. This has been an ongoing issue for me for over 2 years. The other humidors I've owned and helped fellow new smokers season and prepare never once had this issue. This box is Brazilian rosewood so while I don't want to condemn it in any way, this experience just tells me to stay clear of it for the future.

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    Gotcha. Is maybe your hygrometer wrong? I know these are simple questions. If it's not a simple answer, maybe the humidor itself is faulty. I don't know, without knowing more about the details / situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badwhale View Post
    Gotcha. Is maybe your hygrometer wrong? I know these are simple questions. If it's not a simple answer, maybe the humidor itself is faulty. I don't know, without knowing more about the details / situation.

    Will
    I've tested the hygrometers, I have 2 inside. Both are accurate. I believe it's just the box and it's time to move on from it

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    I was curious if anyone has any experience purchasing custom made boxes. I had a few links come up on a Google search

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    Mine is a custom. Cherry cab, lined with cedar. Never had any problems with it.

    There is the coolerdor route too....; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by badwhale View Post
    Mine is a custom. Cherry cab, lined with cedar. Never had any problems with it.

    There is the coolerdor route too....; )
    Really now... Care to share where you purchased it from? I was looking at the thermogenic cooled units. I gotta call one tomorrow and find out their repair process when a part fails

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    I had a local carpenter make it for me.
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    Is your humidor sealing properly?

    I know this can be a common issue and if it's not, would certainly make it harder to keep your RH stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptnBlues63 View Post
    Is your humidor sealing properly?

    I know this can be a common issue and if it's not, would certainly make it harder to keep your RH stable.

    Welcome to the board btw.
    Good question I've been asking myself the past few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapasr_00 View Post
    Good question I've been asking myself the past few days.

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    To test if yours is sealing properly, hold the lid open about an inch and let it go suddenly. It should not just slam shut if the lid is sealing properly. Due to increased air pressure inside, the lid would slow and drop into place more gently than you would expect if it's sealing right. Also, if it's sealing properly you will hear a little hiss of air leaving under a bit of pressure.

    Try that a couple times with yours. Does the lid just slam shut? If it does, and you're not hearing a hiss of air as it closes, then your humidor probably isn't sealing properly.
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    I'm a big fan of coolerdors.

    As your collection grows, you'll outgrow your fancy, expensive humidors and wind up with a bunch of 120 quart coolerdors with beads.

    That's all ya need!

    I'm lucky, my 26' x 30' finished basement which I've mentioned in previous posts, is almost a natural walk-in humidor. It never gets below 58°F in the winter or above 64°F in the summer and the humidity hovers around 60% so I don't even need humidors or coolerdors, LOL!

    I have coolerdors but I haven't added water to my humidification beads in over ten years.
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