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Sleddog46Sleddog46 Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
I was searching a few web sites and saw an ad for acrylic containers as cigar humidors and was wondering if anyone has used these I also wonder/ have air tight canisters that you would use to store non perishable items in and thought these would make an ideal storage container, stack cigars standing up, put in a boveda packet and seal the lid. Would this work? Thoughts...
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    YaksterYakster Posts: 25,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've done this with a 1/2 gallon canning jar with some cigars I didn't care about (and didn't want to put in my humidor).  Should work, but you'd want to change the air occasionally in there.
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    Sleddog46Sleddog46 Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks for your advise, might be a short term solution until they go in a seasoned humidor.
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    YaksterYakster Posts: 25,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tupperware is very commonly used as well.
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    deadmandeadman Posts: 8,804 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    Tupperware is very commonly used as well.
    And more cost effective. So you can spend more on cigars.
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    Sleddog46Sleddog46 Posts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes I have some cigars in a tupperware container now. Just thought that the canister sounded like a good temporary idea. Right now in South Jersey the temps and humidy are very high.
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    deadmandeadman Posts: 8,804 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2017
    If you want something that looks good then go with the canister. They go on sale at times cheap, just be patient. Some sites offer certain brands wear the cigars come in the canister instead of a box.
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    jd50aejd50ae Posts: 7,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Years ago I used canisters with a cedar cut out in the bottom. Worked well. But you have to keep an eye on the humidity, especially when new.
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    PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Posts: 7,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Boveda will take care of humidity, just not temp.
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Same idea w/ mason jars.

    http://forum.cigar.com/discussion/comment/795052#Comment_795052

    With boveda you should be set. Otherwise,  I wouldn't even add humidification if it is airtight, that's asking for mold problems. I have one of those canisters, and they will hold in moisture almost too well.


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    0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Saw this on a google search today.
    I was actually looking for antique cookie jars.
    Ok, so I'm still 5 years old and like my cookie jars.

    Anyways, I thought this one looked really cool.
    I like the design, but the jar looks a little too much like an urn for my taste. LOL!



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    YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,654 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nothing wrong with cookies, they are one of the major food groups!
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    RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,942 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sleddog46 said:
    I was searching a few web sites and saw an ad for acrylic containers as cigar humidors and was wondering if anyone has used these I also wonder/ have air tight canisters that you would use to store non perishable items in and thought these would make an ideal storage container, stack cigars standing up, put in a boveda packet and seal the lid. Would this work? Thoughts...
    You can get those same canisters at Walmart for like 5$. I got some. 
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