Cooler-dor 101

Gonz

Ultra Runner
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!
 

Mr_Wolf

He's watching.............
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.
 

BobbyRitz

You're Fired, Daddy.
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:
 

AdriftPanda

Member
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
 

DirtyDave

Newbie Dirtball
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!
 

Rod

Administrator
Staff member
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.
 

MrAnderson41

Cool Story 'Bro!
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.

TIA.
 

DirtyDave

Newbie Dirtball
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.

Hope this helps.
 

Smok'em

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

http://s578.photobucket.com/albums/ss223/smokem1313/Cooledor/
 

thecatch83

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

emoshun

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

Before


After
 

emoshun

SoCal Herfin'
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. :)
 

garryyjr

New Member
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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