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#41 Gonz

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 05:12 PM

does anyone use something other than silca beads? i'm looking for a more cost friendly solution, contimplating foam oasis, but not sure if it will work well enough



It's all about perspective. Potentially your collection could grow, and you can have thousands of dollars worth of cigars in your coolidor. So spending $20-$30 on beads in my opinion is more than worth it!

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:27 PM

does anyone use something other than silca beads? i'm looking for a more cost friendly solution, contimplating foam oasis, but not sure if it will work well enough



It's all about perspective. Potentially your collection could grow, and you can have thousands of dollars worth of cigars in your coolidor. So spending $20-$30 on beads in my opinion is more than worth it!


I spent the money on an Oasis, then bought some of the beads. The Oasis is now gathering dust on a shelf.

Spring for the beads.

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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:33 PM

does anyone use something other than silca beads? i'm looking for a more cost friendly solution, contimplating foam oasis, but not sure if it will work well enough



It's all about perspective. Potentially your collection could grow, and you can have thousands of dollars worth of cigars in your coolidor. So spending $20-$30 on beads in my opinion is more than worth it!


Solid advice... :thumbs:

#44 IanHummel

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:46 PM

Here's a pic of my coolidor.
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What's the hose for?

#45 mr.mac

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:54 PM

I'm not sure that is a hose. Looks more like a plastic strap for the lid.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 01:31 PM

Cigar Nexus storage page.

Worth checking it out. :thumbs:

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Outstanding read, thank you!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 06:36 PM

Hey just wondering why you guys put the extra loose sticks in a zip lock... do you just zip up the bag or just put them in the bag? Thanks

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 01:31 PM

In the pic, the bags look open (at least to me). They might be in there because they want to keep these separate and don't have an empty box to put them in. That's usually the reason I will have loose cigars in bags in my humidor, and I keep them open when I do that.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 11 May 2009 - 02:20 PM

Zip Lock bags are a great way to organize cigars in a coolidor. I always leave the bags unzipped so that humidity can properly pass through to the cigars.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 11:33 AM

Out of curiosity how do coolidors do in the summer time as far as regulating temperature? I've got my little desktop in the basement to keep the temperature down but I am contemplating building a coolidor but only if I can keep it upstairs. I would think it has to do a better job of keeping a constant temperature due to the insulation, but I wanted to get your guys thoughts.

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:17 PM

I find that with mine it depends. It helps protect against sudden changes, but if the temp in the room gets hotter, the temp in the coolidor will rise too, just at a slightly slower pace.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:00 AM

I'm already building my coolidor!

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

My simple version of a cooledor. Has worked very well.

http://s578.photobuc...m1313/Cooledor/

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:34 AM

I'm starting to realize that building a cooledor and using heartfelt beads is really the only way to go.........

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:03 PM

I'm starting to realize that building a cooledor and using heartfelt beads is really the only way to go.........


Yea, I think you're right. A month in and I've out grown the tiny humidor I just bought.

I'm already building my coolidor!

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That's pretty slick. Did you make all those shelves yourself or buy them pre-cut like that?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

My Father in Law made them for me out of a single plank of Spanish Cedar, all of $25 for these bad boys.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 05:29 PM

Very nice, I appreciated seeing it.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:43 AM

Those cedar racks look fantastic emo!

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 04:52 AM

Thanks man, I need two more to complete the top two racks as we ran out of wood before it was all full.

Or I can just take the top rack, and put it one lower to make it complete and just use that extra space to stack boxes.

I need to post an updated pic of my cooler. :)

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Posted 09 March 2011 - 12:44 PM

What size cooler are you guys using? Im not sure how many cigars i will put in there.. But if i run into the same problem i am with my humi (out of room) I should go with the 120-150 qt size.

I'm just looking at walmart right now, 80-90 bucks for they biggest they have.




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