TX Stick here. I’m a long-time listener and wanted to ask if during a future show, you could discuss wineadors.
Many of us live in parts of the country where temperature fluctuations are so vast that keeping a humidor indoors still causes the internal humidor temperature to vacillate too much. As I don’t wish to pay a $500 + monthly utility bill to keep my humidor at an appropriate temperature, I began researching wineadors.
As it turns out, this has been a fantastic solution to my problem. There is a great deal of information on the web with a Google search of “Wineadors” that your listeners may be interested in. The most important component to remember is to get a wine refrigerator that is thermoelectric. If not, the condenser in a traditional refrigerator will pull out most, if not all, of your needed humidity.
I learned that there is a particular type of kitty litter (ExquisiCat - unscented, of course) that is the same product as humidity beads. It is a much cheaper solution than the beads and can be placed in small containers throughout the wineador to maintain 70% humidity throughout the unit. It is easily charged with distilled water and my tobacco treasures have been kept in great shape.
Anyway, just wanted to bring this up to ask if y’all could discuss it in future episodes. I’ve heard great humidor topics on your show before, but don’t recall hearing about this temperature controlled solution. I'm interested in your thoughts/knowledge/history with this type of cigar storage.
Thanks for continued great weekly shows.
TX Stick (Derek Matthews)
Thanks again for having me on the show. The website we discussed for the gentleman who makes the Spanish cedar shelves for the wineadors is wineadors.com
I had a good time and I hope the listeners are able to benefit from our discussion. Below are pics of a drawer in the wineador that has an aquarium bag with the kitty litter on the left side of the drawer (probably don't need that much!) and another photo of the kitty litter jug. Please feel free to post them if you'd like with the pic of my wineador from the other day.