Humidor gift Idea and pack question
I have three questions-
I did a search and saw that most of you recommend an xtreme cooler with packs, instead of a humidor.
I wanted to purchase a gift for my husband and would feel kind of chintzy giving him a cooler for xmas
I did purchase Paradigm Humidifier for him, because I don't think he will remember to check the packs every few days. (I purchased him cigars in Ireland and I have forgotten to wet the packs for over a week, so I can only imagine with snow coming and him plowing days at a time, he will forget as well).
1. is there any starter humidor that you recommend? I have been looking at reviews etc, but not sure if they are all shills handpicked by the various companies.
2. Has anyone used the paradigm humidifier and did you find it worked well?
3. (I feel stupid asking this) I totally forgot to purchase distilled water for the packs, so I literally boiled water for a few minutes, let it cool and used that. Kind of a homemade distillation. I realize this isn't the best option, but did I totally ruin the pack and need to purchase a new one, or should I just use the real distilled water when the pack dries out?