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Do I want a wineador?

Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
I think I might, but I don't know why. What can a wine fridge do for me that my coolidors don't do already? I realize that a constant lower temp can be achieved but is that the only difference and will it make that big of a difference for my smokes? I know plenty of guys love 'em but I just don't know enough about it.

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  • New_BootsNew_Boots Posts: 2,652 ✭✭
    Looks better? A "cleaner" storage system? These are the things I tell myself when I'm looking for one
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I myself am doing mainly for the looks. I need more storage and of course I never do anything easy so I am modding it out pretty good.

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

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  • perkinkeperkinke Posts: 1,575 ✭✭✭
    For me it's easier to find what I want, rather than have to unpack every layer to get what I want at the bottom I can just sort a shelf or two.
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 6,030 ✭✭✭✭
    For me it just makes me feel more comefortable knowing it's harder to get mold and beetles. Personally I use them strictly for cc's and high end smokes...I still use coolers but don't keep the stuff I'd die over getting eaten in them.
    Money can't buy taste
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All of the above points are valid, but one thing I want to add in that hasn't been mentioned yet is the retention rate of rH. My regular humis I have to service once to twice a month with distiller water, rotate etc. my cooler I have to do once every month or two. When I charge the rH media in the wineador, I don't have to recharge it for 3-4 months, and that's in dry azz Colorado where humidity can often be counted in single or low double digits. It's just a much more stable and precisely controlled environment there, and honestly it looks much nicer to have out on display than any other cigar storage system... Period.
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • FireRobFireRob Posts: 1,904 ✭✭✭
    90+ Irishman:
    and honestly it looks much nicer to have out on display than any other cigar storage system... Period.
    Even over a nice looking cabinet humidor?

    Maybe I am just biased being a woodworker but I would much rather look at a well-crafted wood cabinet humidor then another piece of metal and plastic “mini fridge”
  • ChemnitzChemnitz Brad in Austin, TXPosts: 1,300 ✭✭✭
    FireRob:
    90+ Irishman:
    and honestly it looks much nicer to have out on display than any other cigar storage system... Period.
    Even over a nice looking cabinet humidor?

    Maybe I am just biased being a woodworker but I would much rather look at a well-crafted wood cabinet humidor then another piece of metal and plastic “mini fridge”

    To each his own. I love the looking at the bright white radiance, running my fingers over the textures, ridges and bumps, and with long deep breaths, taking in the neutralized aromas of my beautiful Igloo. Ahhh, we spend hours together...
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I hardly ever touch my coolers They are virtually maintenance free. It's kinda spooky really. I check the RH and it's always good. (KL rocks!)

    But I like the looks of the wine fridge. They are super cool to look at :) Much prettier than a cooler.
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lee.mcglynn:
    For me it just makes me feel more comefortable knowing it's harder to get mold and beetles. Personally I use them strictly for cc's and high end smokes...I still use coolers but don't keep the stuff I'd die over getting eaten in them.
    Very good point. It keeps the temps lower than the bugs can operate in.
  • catfishbluezzcatfishbluezz Posts: 7,001
    Bob Luken:
    Lee.mcglynn:
    For me it just makes me feel more comefortable knowing it's harder to get mold and beetles. Personally I use them strictly for cc's and high end smokes...I still use coolers but don't keep the stuff I'd die over getting eaten in them.
    Very good point. It keeps the temps lower than the bugs can operate in.
    That's the number one reason. However, I find that cigars stored in controlled temps smoke 100x better. There is no comparison in that regard. There is the benefit of slowing aging as well in a lower temp. All in all, when temp and rh are controlled, you create an ideal aging environment.
  • jliujliu Posts: 7,732 ✭✭✭✭
    No you really want a temp and humidity controlled cabinet humidor. Pricey but well worth it
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jliu:
    No you really want a temp and humidity controlled cabinet humidor. Pricey but well worth it
    Says the Million Dollar Midget Porn Star ;)
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • FireRobFireRob Posts: 1,904 ✭✭✭
    In response to my question above I’ll say this, 90+Irishman after looking at the pics of your Wineador in the other thread, yours looks very nice, and I can appreciate the use of the exotic hard woods. So yours is the exception. I would still prefer a nice large cabinet humidor made with some contrasting woods to accent it and fully lined with Spanish Cedar. Like Chemnitz said, to each his own and he prefers the Igloo route :-)

    For the record I am an Igloo guy myself, right now. My woodshop closed down when we opened the baby factory. One day when the kids all start school and I get caught up on Honey-Do’s the first thing I am making my self is a nice big humidor.
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