I’ve recently posted in regards to the samplers I ordered over the weekend. My cigars arrived last night and I needed a place to put them. I had 45 sticks delivered and I was tight on space. After some reading I decided to make a coolidor. I’m happy to say its working great and I have a ton of space for future cigars.
What I did was take an old coleman cooler (11″ W x 11″ L x 18″ D) and cleaned it out real well. I only used hot tap water with a clean cloth to wipe it down. I let it dry out then went back and wiped it out again with a clean cloth saturated in distilled water. Once this was taken care of, I wiped down a few pieces of spanish cedar with distilled water. I put the cedar in the cooler along with a wet sponge and some humidification beads. After sitting overnight it was ready to be filled with cigars.
Right now its holding a steady 71% humidity and I couldn’t be happier with the inexpensive and easy new humidor.
I came home from work to find a package waiting for me today. Inside I had some cigars from TechX. I’m really looking forward to smoking the La Vieja Habana ‘Fumas’ by Drew Estates. I plan on letting them acclimate in my humidor then smoking one next weekend.
I plan on getting a review up by Friday. I’m not sure what I am going to smoke just yet, but I think it will be a Romeo y Julieta Reserve Maduro.
Again, Thanks alot TechX i really appreciate the cigars.
8 thoughts on “Coolidor up and running.”
On the beads in your coolerador are those the one from heartfelt or do you use the gel beads that most new things have?
Those are the heartfelt beads I posted about.
It hasnt been too long that ive been using them but so far they are awsome. I have a digital hygrometer in the cooler that has min and max temp and hydration stored. The min was 69 and the max was 71.
I would highly reccomend these to anyone looking to get rid of thier current setup. Its not like they are expensive either. I got them for around 30.00 and that was a pound of beads. (I only used 1/4 pound in the cooler)
None right now, ill try and get some together this weekend.
Here are a few pics of the coolidor.
Nice pics bro! I think with all the smokes I got from the Philippines may require me to do a coolidor. I had put some sticks in my humi before I left so its going to be a tight squeeze. But good job…how long do you think it took all together to get going?
You should be up and running over night. The cooler doesnt absorb any humidity like a humidor it just holds it. If you stick some empty boxes or peices of cedar in the cooler over night with a humidification device it should stabalize and be ready for cigars.
I let mine acclimate overnight with the beads inside then added cigars little by little until i had it filled up.
Worked like a charm.
Nice pictures and good info on the coolidor. I’m getting ready to put one together and its reauring to hear other’s stories about how simple it is.