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  1. Is it here, now?
  2. After looking at the alternatives, I went with a chest freezer set up that seems to be working well. I added a small fan to help even out the temperature difference between the lower tupperdor and the upper one. I'm out of town but when I get back I'll post pics of my storage solution. A few tweaks are still needed but thanks to FOH I'm on the right path. Thank you again for all the truly helpful comments!
  3. Fantastic! Thank you for your advice. I may be on the right path. Salud
  4. Ahh yes the rabbit holes, I jumped in to 24:24 and the water seems fine. As such, I feel I need to continue my journey and as you said "find my solution". Salud
  5. This is what I am thinking about, but a regular sized fridge. They seem to cost about the same or less than a wine fridge. Correct me if I'm wrong but regular fridges don't usually go up to the higher temps of wine fridges (55-70F) range. This is the reason for the temp controller for the regular fridge but, then there is the question of condensation. Do you have any condensation problems? Use anything in the fridge itself to add or remove moisture? p.s. Sweet set up!
  6. My main concern is the high temperature of 78F. Although I have read about the possibility of speeding up aging, I would much rather control the temperature and let the cigars rest. My hope was that the bovedas would limit the condensation inside the tupperdors. 😕
  7. I live in Las Vegas and the temperature is already in the 100’s. My home is set at 78F, about as cold as the wife can take. I freeze all my stock so hopefully, that has minimized the possibility of beetles. After reading about all that goes into a wineador modification I am in need of another solution. I suppose Mr. Pig can put me down as faint of heart. Enter, the temperature-controlled fermentation fridge modification. Apparently, this is common among homebrewers. The plan is to purchase a refrigerator, add an inkbird temperature controller (also has a heating element switch, just in case hell freezes over), buy loads of tupperdors, fill with bovedas, insert my newly acquired 24:24 stash and wait…patiently. Will this work? My assumption is that with sealed tupperdors with 62% bovedas and a temperature range of 64-66F, I should be on my way to having a GREAT 2025. Apart from convincing the missus, what do I need to consider? What have I missed? The fridge will be out in my garage where the temperatures easily get into the 110F+ range. I have had a freezer out there for 2 years now and it's still working so there's that. Will the fridge suck out the moisture from the tupperdors? Can I compensate by just adding a bowl of water? From what I have read the temperature will fluctuate about 2 degrees when the cooling activates with the inkbird. I kinda took a "Field of Dreams" approach to my collection, BUY THEM and figure out the storage later. And here I am. Any and all advice will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance, Phil
  8. Yes!!! I would also LOVE another crack at the Sir Winston's and/or Lusitanias.
  9. I am wondering the same thing. I freeze all my cigars for a week before placing them in my humidor, so I hopefully will not have to worry about beetles.
  10. Casa Fuente, aah YEAH! Now you're talking my language. I have some Casa Fuente lanceros I've been holding onto since '09 but after reading I might just light 'em up and hope for the best. The taste of blood is no joke, good thing I found a community that I can ask for storage advice Mahalo
  11. Phil here, I’m the new guy you all kindly helped with my first 24:24. I believe I finally managed the purchase. So, thank you to the community. My first cigar was a San Marcos? back in ‘93 here in Vegas. I had just turned 21 and finally decided it was time to give cigars a go. Why the tobacconist recommended THAT cigar I will never know but I was undeterred. It was a great time to get in. Cigar lounges seemed to pop up overnight. But just as quickly as they came they were gone. This was back when you needed the password, the handshake, and the finance to get a hold of a CC, all of which I did not have. Fast forward a few years, moved back to town a decade ago, after a 7-year stint in Sweden. This time with a wife, kids, minivan, the whole bit. Thanks to Covid I dusted off the humidor and began restocking. I then found the CC rabbit hole. “What do ya mean, I can buy CCs ONLINE!” I am now 3 humidors deep of mostly NCs but looking to balance the sheet. A helluva lot of information on here to digest, but what else am I gonna do. Go to a casino?

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