High End, Retail, or Conversion?

MX

Quietly getting back into the cigar culture.....
#21
I emailed Bob and he gave me a quote on a Mini Tall, nothing fancy but with an extra drawer instead of one of the shelves.
Even with shipping it is within my budget.

This is the way I really want to go, but so many times I have talked myself into a cheaper option. My brewery is a great example of going with different options to achieve the same function, but always with some sort of trade off, to save money.....

T
 

MX

Quietly getting back into the cigar culture.....
#23
After much thought, I think I will convert a wine fridge, good thing is that it won't need power at basements temps here in Colorado.

Guess I am going t o have to use Forrest....should prolly order now, so it is ready by March-April.

T
 

MX

Quietly getting back into the cigar culture.....
#24
Ok, bringing this out of hibernation.....I hope to have a pic of what I want to convert in a few hours. On my way to see if the piece is still for sale, if so, I think it will make an awesome Humi.....wish me luck!!!
 

BlindedByScience

Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine
#30
If your ambient RH is lower than your desired set point, active humidification is so low maintenance that it's up front cost seems worth it, IMHO. After having it in my Staebell for over a decade, I wouldn't have anything else. But, the big issue is ambient RH. If your ambient RH is typically equal or higher than your desired set point, your'e going to want to run bags of beads. In my home, forced air heat or AC drops ambient RH like a rock, so the active system in my cabinet is the right answer. In a basement....quite likely a very different story.
 

MX

Quietly getting back into the cigar culture.....
#32
If your ambient RH is lower than your desired set point, active humidification is so low maintenance that it's up front cost seems worth it, IMHO. After having it in my Staebell for over a decade, I wouldn't have anything else. But, the big issue is ambient RH. If your ambient RH is typically equal or higher than your desired set point, your'e going to want to run bags of beads. In my home, forced air heat or AC drops ambient RH like a rock, so the active system in my cabinet is the right answer. In a basement....quite likely a very different story.
Colorado Springs Ambient RH is usually super low and basement temps are super stable.
Then plan was beads and an active humidification device.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I19NYB...AVRC4J&pd_rd_w=oq82w&smid=A141OTTBXJ0MV8&th=1

but, any and all ideas are welcome

T
 

BlindedByScience

Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine
#33
I'd get a recording hygro (min, max) and let it go in the basement for a while. You may be surprised; my guess is that it's lots 'wetter' than you think.
 

Gonz

Ultra Runner
#35
I look forward to seeing how this turns out! I get out to your area every now and then, to the NSCA headquarters and the USA Hockey headquarters. Next time I'm there let's have a smoke!
 

MX

Quietly getting back into the cigar culture.....
#36
I worked out at the NSCA for a while until I blew my shoulder out

and lets!!!!
 
#37
Agree with BBS, Montana is really dry too, but my basement is much more humid, so I'd do some research before buying anything. Beads have worked great is my conversion, I put a couple glasses of distilled water in there for a week or so maybe twice a year.
 
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