CIGAR RESOURCES
 
HOME
CIGAR DATABASE
CIGAR REVIEWS
CIGAR PASSES
CIGAR PLACES
CIGAR NEWS
MY HUMIDOR
FORUMS
CALENDARS
ARTICLES
CIGAR SIZER
PHOTO ALBUMS
QUOTES
SITE LINKS
SHOPPING
 
SITE RESOURCES
 
ARCADE
LOGON
MEMBERS LIST
HUMIDORS
SEARCH FORUMS
SEARCH CIGARS
SEARCH REVIEWS
POINTS SYSTEM
 
ABOUT US
 
WHO WE ARE?
CONTACT US
ADVERTISE
 
RSS FEEDS
 
FORUMS
REVIEWS
 
SPONSORS









You are logged in as a guest. ( logon | register )


Random quote: "Stimulating the American economy, one cigar at a time ". -Herfin Chef-
- (Added by: Herfin' Chef)



Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Lounge -> Humidors and StorageMessage format
 
Adwinistrator
Posted 3/10/2019 4:15 PM (#763580)
Subject: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Veteran

Joined: 12/3/2013

Posts: 290
100100252525

Points: 670
5001002525
Feedback Rating: 6
Location: Buffalo, NY

Badges:
Oshkosh Humidor Co. was kind enough to send one of their new humidifiers my way for review.

The humidifier arrived in a nicely designed cardboard tube with a detailed instruction manual on the basics for setup and usage.

The humidifier itself is a decent sized reservoir that can hold over 10 oz. of water, and uses a sponge wick to soak up to the upper sponge surface. The sponge surface is covered by a gated screen that you can adjust to slightly open or close, theoretically reducing moisture release.



The humidifier did arrive with a fair amount of green foam dust spread across the top, from manufacturing most likely. While I did my best to wipe this off, you can still see evidence remaining. While this is not a problem for the functionality of the humidifier, it may be aesthetically concerning for some.

Build quality overall seems good, although some edges appear to be a slightly unaligned.

Upon initial filling, it did take a while for the upper foam surface to become completely moisturized, which does give a clue as to how slowly the water is dispersed. I consider this a good thing, as the main issue with passive humidification can be over-saturation. Even after it was fully moisturized, there are dry spots in some corners. Whether this is a problem (in the eyes of the user or the designer), I cannot say.



After nearly 6 weeks of use, the water level has gone down approximately 2/3rds. That to me shows a good, slow, and stable release of moisture.

As far as using the slotted gates to dial in the humidity, I wasn't able to achieve a notable difference, but the environment I was using this for might not be ideal. With a decent amount of cigars in the humidor, small changes might not be noticed for months.

While there are many reasons to choose a specific humidification system for every different humidor setup and preference, in comparing the Oshkosh Premium Humidifier with other passive foam humidification systems, I would have to rank this among the best. My main reasons would be:

  • It is not a solid foam brick. Many foam brick setups are prone to mold, but I think the design of this humidifier would make that somewhat less likely (though still a risk).

  • It has a reservoir. Traditional foam bricks are difficult to use at times, as you can accidentally let them dry out and damage your cigars. While that's a risk with any humidification system, having a large reservoir of water easily gives you months of humidification, and an easy way to judge how much water is remaining.

  • Used in combination with 2 way active humidification systems, I feel this method humidifier would provide a great deal of stability and longevity without introducing too much risk.



The main downsides of this specific humidifier, when compared to other passive humidification systems, would be:

  • Bulkiness of the device. I can update with the dimensions later, but it is a little longer (but shorter) than the Cigar Oasis Excel

  • Risk of spillage. If this device tipped over, water would be released into your humidor.



All in all, I think this is a good product that is being introduced to the humidification market. While many people can debate the merits of different types of humidification systems, if someone asked me to recommend a passive humidification system for a large humidor, I would probably tell them about the Oshkosh Premium Humidifier. For small humidors, there are better options. For those who argue the utility for a passive humidification system like this, I can see a lot of use in using it in conjunction with 2 way active humidification system.

I could give this a rating of 4/5, when comparing with competing passive humidification systems.

Edited by Adwinistrator 3/10/2019 4:18 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
headfirst
Posted 3/10/2019 4:43 PM (#763582 - in reply to #763580)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Extreme Expert

Joined: 12/11/2014

Posts: 3494
20001000100100100100252525

Points: 6804
50001000500100100100
Feedback Rating: 197
Location: Southern California

Badges:
How come all I can think of right now is overalls?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Adwinistrator
Posted 3/10/2019 4:48 PM (#763584 - in reply to #763582)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Veteran

Joined: 12/3/2013

Posts: 290
100100252525

Points: 670
5001002525
Feedback Rating: 6
Location: Buffalo, NY

Badges:
headfirst - 3/10/2019 5:43 PM

How come all I can think of right now is overalls?


B'Gosh?

Edited by Adwinistrator 3/10/2019 4:49 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
headfirst
Posted 3/10/2019 5:50 PM (#763591 - in reply to #763580)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Extreme Expert

Joined: 12/11/2014

Posts: 3494
20001000100100100100252525

Points: 6804
50001000500100100100
Feedback Rating: 197
Location: Southern California

Badges:
Yup.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Brlesq
Posted 3/10/2019 6:03 PM (#763592 - in reply to #763580)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Elite Guru

Joined: 5/4/2010

Posts: 20056
50005000500050002525

Points: 26211
500050005000500050001000100100
Feedback Rating: 231
Location: Upstate NY

Badges:
Thanks for the review. So basically its a plastic box with some sort of green foam in it?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Adwinistrator
Posted 3/10/2019 6:07 PM (#763593 - in reply to #763592)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Veteran

Joined: 12/3/2013

Posts: 290
100100252525

Points: 670
5001002525
Feedback Rating: 6
Location: Buffalo, NY

Badges:
Brlesq - 3/10/2019 7:03 PM

Thanks for the review. So basically its a plastic box with some sort of green foam in it?


Well, there's a reservoir with no foam, just water, the the foam top surface has a wick that dips into the reservoir.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Chefjohn
Posted 3/10/2019 6:34 PM (#763594 - in reply to #763593)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Elite Veteran

Joined: 5/30/2018

Posts: 651
5001002525

Points: 876
500100100100252525
Feedback Rating: 1
Location: Louisville KY

Badges:
Thanks for taking the time to review that Ryan.

Edited by Chefjohn 3/10/2019 7:22 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jagfandaddy
Posted 3/10/2019 6:48 PM (#763595 - in reply to #763580)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Extreme Veteran

Joined: 4/26/2013

Posts: 527
50025

Points: 747
50010010025
Feedback Rating: 5
Location: Jacksonville,FL

Badges:
The green stuff reminds me of the material you would find in a floral arrangement.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Adwinistrator
Posted 3/10/2019 6:55 PM (#763597 - in reply to #763595)
Subject: Re: Oshkosh Premier Humidifier Review



Veteran

Joined: 12/3/2013

Posts: 290
100100252525

Points: 670
5001002525
Feedback Rating: 6
Location: Buffalo, NY

Badges:
jagfandaddy - 3/10/2019 7:48 PM

The green stuff reminds me of the material you would find in a floral arrangement.


Yep, same kind of stuff. That is usually what you find in traditional humidor puck/bricks. A basic florist foam block in plastic.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread


(Delete all cookies set by this site)

Connect with us:             Del.icio.us

Home  |  Contact Us  |  Advertise  |  Cigar Passes  |  Cigar Database  |  Virtual Humidor  |  Forums 

Copyright © 2007-2019 Cigar Geeks, Inc. All rights reserved.    Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service