Home Ratings & Reviews

Wineador or monolith 1200

I kow Alex said he was setting up one of these in his office a while ago, and I kow some forum members bought the monilith temp/humidity controlled humidors, I am just trying to figure out how these are lasting, and if you would still recommend them. I am looking at either getting one of these or making a wineador..just trying to see how anyone feels about this.

Alex, how is yours holding up?

Comments

  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    I have a wineadore and I like it a lot plus in my eyes you can make it how e er you want so that helps too!
    Money can't buy taste
  • letsgowithbobletsgowithbob Posts: 677 ✭✭
    What brand do you have? I have been looking at the new air's. I'm thinking between a 28-34 bottle would be good. One of the things I am worried about with a wineador it the thermoelectric wineadors seem to only work for a few years (according to the reviews I have read) I basically don't want to be spending 2-400 every 2 years. I really want to temp control my cigars. I pretty much need it because it's HOT down here. Do you have any pictures? I'm very interested in your experiences.
  • rwheelwrightrwheelwright Posts: 3,296
    I can tell you this about mine. It is great at keeping the temp within 2 degrees of where you set it. However it can not bring rH up or down. I have 3 other hygros in there. One on the first shelf, 3rd and 5th. The unit itself will say 85%, the 1st shelf will say ~70something, the middle will say 60 and the bottom will say ~77 something. However there are times when it really is say much higher than it should be and setting it to say 67% doesn't make the rH go down nor does it bring it up if it is low and I raise it to 70%. My only option it to put my dehumifier infront of the unit with the door open to bring the rH down. I understand that there is going to be a fluctuation between the top and bottom of the unit but it is huge. Also, sometimes when it does say 85% the bottom hygro is also up there hence having to open and run the dehumidifier. What I like about it is the temp part. Because at least I know that if I am having rH problems I can bring the temp down to hopefully ofset and potential issues.
  • letsgowithbobletsgowithbob Posts: 677 ✭✭
    Appreciate the info, I'm guessing you were one of the ones that bought the monolith? That sucks about the rh if it's the monolith, I guess my question for you is If you had to do it all over again, would you purchasae the monolith or a wineador?
  • TridentTrident Posts: 2,482 ✭✭✭✭
    I have the monolith and love it. There are some pros and cons, but overall am very happy with the monolith. I would get it again. If you want to know the pros and cons pm me.
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    I actually just bought a cuisinart... But what a lot of people don't realize is they are easy to fix! It's usually the fans that go so if your just a little handy it's a quick fix! I really wouldn't be worried but only go for thermoelectric
    Money can't buy taste
  • rwheelwrightrwheelwright Posts: 3,296
    letsgowithbob:
    Appreciate the info, I'm guessing you were one of the ones that bought the monolith? That sucks about the rh if it's the monolith, I guess my question for you is If you had to do it all over again, would you purchasae the monolith or a wineador?
    Since I am not handy I'm not sure. If I had a wineador I would just end up putting boxes in. I wouldn't make shelves or anything. I have a lot of singles so the built in shelves help a lot. I really wanted a nice cabinet but due to temps in my house on the second floor I was better off with the monolith. Even though I put the monolith on the first floor where temps are cooler. If I got the cabinet it would have been upstairs as a piece of furniture. It would have looked out of place upstairs IMHO.
  • letsgowithbobletsgowithbob Posts: 677 ✭✭
    appreciate all the info from everyone, I'll have to make a decision soon as the temps are climbing.
Sign In or Register to comment.