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10toes5410toes54 Texas Posts: 85 ✭✭
I'm going to buy a cooler after Christmas, now I'm going to clean it with baking soda and water, I'll dry it, now the question I have is humidification what's better Boveda? or beads and IF I use beads how much do I use 2 jars? or can I use beads in bulk in pantyhose?? and where do I get the beads in bulk?? 


  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bovedas take up less room, so more boxes can be stuffed in.  Im paranoid so i wash mine with distilled water, then put crumpled newspaper in for a few days then wipe down again using distilled water.  I let it fully dry/air out for a day, then fill it up.
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  • Sketch6995Sketch6995 Grand Junction Co.Posts: 4,531 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    I use an electric system X2 in my 150 qt.  2 hydra SM systems with 3 fans each that only come on when it's humidifying.  I have those fastened to the side of the cooler on the top, with two of them blowing up from the bottom.
    Makes for good air circulation.
    I put 2 in cuz I've always got it open, so it needs to recover quickly.
    I also use the xikar wireless hygrometer.
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  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use boveda in mine. More room for cigars that way.  

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  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 5,652 ✭✭✭✭✭
    To exchange/circulate the air all you have to do is slam the lid closed every few days.  No need for fans this way. 
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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,537 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I run 6 of the big bovedas in my 70qt coolers. I'm still a year on my first set.
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  • Gaetano7890Gaetano7890 NYPosts: 800 ✭✭✭
    I run Crystals in mine, I can PM you where to get them If you would like.  I have found that pantyhose gives them a odor after a while from getting wet so I have been using bowls.  They sell tubes and bags now made specifically for the beads.  Boveda are great and I use them in my humidor but the nice thing with beads is once you buy your set up for a long time.  
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