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headfirst
Posted 10/27/2015 5:41 AM (#608308)
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I see these antique humidors all the time on craigslist. Does anybody have/use one? I think it'd be cool to have an antique like that but not sure if it's smart to use it as intended. I would think the copper might affect the taste of the cigars if stored long term.

Any thoughts/info on this?
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Posted 10/27/2015 5:43 AM (#608310 - in reply to #608308)
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I am pretty sure that Kent. 05Venturer picked one up
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Posted 10/27/2015 6:03 AM (#608320 - in reply to #608308)
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I have an old humidor lined with Copper but I don't use it as a humidor, but it's a nice deco piece. But I don't think there is any safety issues with Copper and it doesn't usually emit any kind of smell.

It even has some antibacterial properties. But then, I have read that they are not that good (at least not optimal) for aging purposes but can be effectively used for transition humidors of short term storage.

 Just my $0.02



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Posted 10/27/2015 6:22 AM (#608325 - in reply to #608308)
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I was told by an cigar shop owner that the copper lined humidors are actually very good. They work great.
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:14 AM (#608336 - in reply to #608308)
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Copper is a very good anti-microbial. That is why they make doorknobs out of copper alloys (bronze, brass, etc)
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:17 AM (#608337 - in reply to #608336)
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I am sure it would be fine, but when I think of a copper humidor I just envision lighting up to discover it tastes like sucking on a penny.
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:27 AM (#608340 - in reply to #608308)
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I have one and love it, it works great and I have never had any problems. I use it for my daily humidor. Here is the thread with what I have. Picked it up about a year ago.

http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3118...
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:31 AM (#608344 - in reply to #608308)
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here is the thread containing the pics of the trays terrys1991 was kind enough to build for me.

http://www.cigargeeks.com/community/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=3126...
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:42 AM (#608350 - in reply to #608344)
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That's pretty cool actually. It's certainly unique. Do you have to do anything special to keep it from turning green?
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Posted 10/27/2015 10:23 AM (#608384 - in reply to #608308)
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Wow, $30 for that thing was a great deal Kent. How well is it holding humidity? And also curious on the question regarding tendency to tarnish.
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Posted 10/27/2015 11:01 AM (#608393 - in reply to #608384)
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headfirst - 10/27/2015 1:23 PM

Wow, $30 for that thing was a great deal Kent. How well is it holding humidity? And also curious on the question regarding tendency to tarnish.


Holds humidity just fine and I have had zero problems with any tarnishing in the 11 months I have had it.
With the 2 spanish cedar trays that Terry built for me that is more than enough to help with humidity stabilization.
I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another if I found a deal again.
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Posted 10/27/2015 1:32 PM (#608432 - in reply to #608308)
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Weird. I have never seen a copper lined one. I would love to see and possibly get one.
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Posted 10/27/2015 2:24 PM (#608441 - in reply to #608308)
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Copper was one of the common lining materials for early humidors and so was glass. The wood surrounding the glass or copper was there for decorative purposes because the hide glue of the time was extremely sensitive to moisture. The joints couldn't take the humidity required for cigars so the stress tore them apart. It wasn't until the advent of more or less modern adhesives that were moisture resistant that all wood humidors became possible. Any humidor made of any material will do as long as it retains moisture and doesn't contribute to off tastes. Tupperdores are a prime example and work extremely well as long as you let some air exchange happen every so often.

This ain't rocket science, folks. Cigars are a lot tougher than you think so you don't have to baby them like tender shoots. Don't get so wrapped up in the nonessentials that you forget what they're for!
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Posted 10/27/2015 2:48 PM (#608443 - in reply to #608308)
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http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/clo/5272462229.html

Here's another one for you Kent. Not in as good of shape as the one you have already, but looks like it has potential. If I had the money I would pull the trigger :(
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Posted 10/27/2015 7:32 PM (#608542 - in reply to #608340)
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Good read....looks like the copper can be very good. I have an old refrigerator that is metal lined. It's the old kind that used a block of ice to keep it cold. I plan to make it a humidor if my stash ever gets large enough.



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Posted 10/27/2015 7:59 PM (#608550 - in reply to #608542)
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MacMac - 10/27/2015 10:32 PM

Good read....looks like the copper can be very good. I have an old refrigerator that is metal lined. It's the old kind that used a block of ice to keep it cold. I plan to make it a humidor if my stash ever gets large enough.

 



Thats a pretty ballsy statement to make on this site...
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Posted 10/27/2015 8:17 PM (#608552 - in reply to #608550)
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MacMac - 10/27/2015 10:32 PM

Good read....looks like the copper can be very good. I have an old refrigerator that is metal lined. It's the old kind that used a block of ice to keep it cold. I plan to make it a humidor if my stash ever gets large enough.

 

Thats a pretty ballsy statement to make on this site...
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 Cigar stash ... That is....

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Posted 10/30/2015 11:25 AM (#609939 - in reply to #608308)
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This forum is starting to turn into the Devil site just like, dare I say it?, CB. Who'd have thunk it. Now I think I need more stuff for my collection.
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