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Herf-a-Dor for permanent storage.

LNKFixedLNKFixed Posts: 3

So I'm kind of new to the cigar world and don't smoke very often. So, possibly foolishly, I decided that a Herf-a-Dor X10 would probably be just about perfect without considering the possibility that it may not be the best option for permanent storage. I got the thing for $12 so if it's not gonna work it's not gonna work, but is it possible to use a Herf-a-Dor for long-term storage? I do have a Boveda one year bag so very little loss here if it's not gonna work out the way I expected.

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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably will keep them smokeable. If you have a boveada in there and it seals, then no issue.

    Honestly not that different than a tuppidor (buy a plastic bin, put boveda in, add cigars, repeat). I wouldnt worry. If you want to do some serious aging, then upgrade to something larger. If you just want properly humidified cigars in 2 months, I say your A OK.

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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, but don't use the built it humidification, use a small (8 gram) bovida.
    I'd guess you'll either stop smoking cigars or get something bigger. A plastic storage box with clamps to hold the lid on and a gasket in the lid.

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    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • LNKFixedLNKFixed Posts: 3

    @IndustMech said:
    I'd guess you'll either stop smoking cigars or get something bigger. A plastic storage box with clamps to hold the lid on and a gasket in the lid.

    That's kind of what I'm thinking too, but for now I'm just not keeping that many around. Especially because I don't wanna be smoking in front of my ex-smoker dad. Is there actually a difference between the boveda packs designed for cigars and the ones designed for herbs?

  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭

    By herbs do you mean weed?

    As long as its a 65% or 69% rh.

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  • IndustMechIndustMech ChicagolandPosts: 3,550 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @LNKFixed said:

    @IndustMech said:
    I'd guess you'll either stop smoking cigars or get something bigger. A plastic storage box with clamps to hold the lid on and a gasket in the lid.

    That's kind of what I'm thinking too, but for now I'm just not keeping that many around. Especially because I don't wanna be smoking in front of my ex-smoker dad. Is there actually a difference between the boveda packs designed for cigars and the ones designed for herbs?

    I don't know about herbs, but for cigars I use 65%rh. Little higher or lower should also be fine.

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

  • VisionVision Posts: 5,793 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They have them for bud as well. Not into that life style but everyone has that friend.

  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2020

    @Vision
    I certainly did. He is now a river raft guide w/ a physics degree and drummer in a funk bluegrass band.

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  • LNKFixedLNKFixed Posts: 3

    @Gray4lines said:
    By herbs do you mean weed?

    As long as its a 65% or 69% rh.

    I've been sitting here trying to figure out if they're referring to weed or not. Sounds like by the post below that's the case. Not my style either but either way I guess my question is answered! hah.

  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 8,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2020

    I use a 60 gram 65% Boveda bag in my 15 count Herfador, and I don't worry about them staying in there as long as it takes to get around to smoking them. The sticks I put in there to take along with me rarely make it back to my coolers before I smoke them.

  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 12,330 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Boveda bag in the herfador is a good idea, without it I wouldn't trust the herfador for more than a week or two, depending on the ambient RH.

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 7,569 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I used one for 2 weeks when I was in Greece a few years back and it did fine. I think for long term at home I would spend the couple bucks on a click lock style Tupperware container.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Playing chess with a 🐦🐦🐦Posts: 10,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm childish
  • BKDogBKDog NE PAPosts: 1,230 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Playing chess with a 🐦🐦🐦Posts: 10,289 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree. That was from boveda

    I'm childish
  • EgoBoundaryEgoBoundary Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭

    65 is the way to go ... it will typically keep you just below like 62-64 and that’s pretty good for sticks.

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