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Pictures of my new refridge-ador

Zach

Addicted to race cars
A while back i had reached capacity in my Savoy 100ct humidor and decided it was time for a new humi. I decided that I had a good number of cigars on hand, and didnt want to go bigger, but there were a few things i wanted...

1) More organization. I got tired of digging through my humi to find a stick i was looking for. I wanted to have more separated compartments so i could easily separate the cigars out by brand.

2) Thermoelectric cooling. For whatever reason, my room is hard to cool and regularly gets above 74deg. Having a Powermac Dual 2.5, three monitors, and a surround sound amp in here doesn't help either. I definitely needed to find a solution that kept my cigars well away from beetle-temperature-territory.

So while at Best Buy one day browsing since i had a $100 Gift Card still leftover from Christmas, i stumble into the appliance section..and what do i find? The perfect humidor for me. It's a refridgerator made by Avanti. It boasts 1.6cu ft. of storage space inside, space for four shelves, and most importantly, thermoelectrically cooled! :thumbs: For $69.99, i couldn't resist, and picked it up immediately. The next day i promptly ordered three spanish cedar trays from bargainhumidors.com and 1lb of 65% beads from heartfelt.

I finally threw it all together today. The trays were a little narrow so i cut up the top of an old cigar box to make tabs. After attaching the tabs, the trays slide in and out like they were meant to be there. I have one of the Oregon Scientific wireless temp/humidity displays, so i went out and bought two additional transponders, one for each tray of cigars. I wanted my bead container to have a lot of surface area so it would be capable of quickly bouncing back to 65%RH after i opened it up, as there is not a lot of cedar inside. I disassembled a Padron 2000 box, cut apart the mesh bag i bought from Heartfelt, inserted the beads, and used a gluestick to adhere the mesh to the top of the box, since i have been known to spill things. :whistling: I also re-used the two 1oz tubes of 65% beads. I dried them out, and threw them near the top to be able to suck up the extra humidity that rises up. I couldn't be more pleased with my setup now!

Pictures are to follow, but be forewarned....i have OCD and there is a serious amount of organization and overkill! :p

Picture of the outside


Inside and Door


Picture of the trays and beads


Homemade tabs for the trays


Bead tray


I highly recommend this setup to anyone looking for an affordable, actively-cooled, medium-sized humidor. Oh and pictures of my cigars will be up soon in the cigar discussion area! :thumbs:

-Zach
 

jabba

New Member
Zach,

nice setup.

Questions...

Can you set the Avanti at 65 degrees F?

Where did you find those SC trays, I didn't see them on the BH site?
 

Zach

Addicted to race cars
jabba said:
Zach,

nice setup.

Questions...

Can you set the Avanti at 65 degrees F?

Where did you find those SC trays, I didn't see them on the BH site?
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It doesnt have active temperature control, rather a dial with a good range between min and max. I've found if left on for 10min or so, it'll bring it down to 65 and keep it there quite a while. Anytime it nears 70 deg or so, i just click her back on. :thumbs:

heres the link for the trays. Great price for em too. http://www.bargainhumidors.com/bh/ProductI...uctid=ACC-TRAYS
 

Zach

Addicted to race cars
kro77 said:
What do you estamate the capcity to be, but it looks very very nice.
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Right now i have exactly 100 cigars in there. The Fuente drawer is stacked 3 high, the padrons 3 high, isoms laid straight out, and on the bottom, padron 2k's stacked 3 high and randoms laid straight out. I could easily stack 4 high all across each shelf. Id estimate it to hold 150, maybe 175. Could always add a fourth tray in the bottom as well.

-Zach
 

BrewMeister

The Titus Pullo of CP
Nicely done, if you think you'd like to automate the temperature control, you could add something like one of these. Presto-magico you have a temperature controlled humidor.
 

Duckguy

New Member
Apparently BrewMeister and I were on the same wavelength. Note that his source is considerably less expensive than the one I posted.

Josh
 

BrewMeister

The Titus Pullo of CP
Duckguy said:
Apparently BrewMeister and I were on the same wavelength. Note that his source is considerably less expensive than the one I posted.

Josh
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Josh,

Apparently great minds think alike! :) Although yours seems to be about a minute faster than mine... :D :whistling:
 
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