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Any of you Guys and Gals CIGAR Smokers?


By spfxted

8 years ago



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#1801 31 days ago

Tonight’s another LFD I’m not getting a lot of flavor tonight for whatever reason. I have one more of these in the stash. Might try a different style LFD next time.

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#1802 30 days ago

Gurkha Royal Challenge is a new flavor tonight. Sounds like a mode for Medieval Madness or something.

Anyway this one is hitting all the right notes for me which makes up for last night. The sun keeps setting earlier so had to get the pics taken before lighting them. One of the last warm nights for the year so I have to be on the back deck tonight instead of the garage.

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#1803 30 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Gurkha Royal Challenge is a new flavor tonight. Sounds like a mode for Medieval Madness or something.
Anyway this one is hitting all the right notes for me which makes up for last night. The sun keeps setting earlier so had to get the pics taken before lighting them. One of the last warm nights for the year so I have to be on the back deck tonight instead of the garage.
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I’ll join ya with this AJ Old World Connecticut...light but tasty, will be getting a few more for the humi these are great!

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#1804 29 days ago
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#1805 29 days ago

I forgot to snap a pic tonight as we had a last minute pinball get together however I had my other LFD that was the same as the one a few nights ago. This one tastes a lot better have no idea why. It was from the same box I bought.

Tomorrow I plan to report on a red/amber beer cigar pair as laid out by Perdomo.

#1806 29 days ago

Let’s end the game

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#1807 28 days ago

After a long day of hanging tree stands relaxed with some bourbon, cigar and some football

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#1808 28 days ago

Alright time for a pairing.

We’ve got Bent Paddle again this time their Amber with the Perdomo ale/lager/red beer. I lit the cigar before sipping the beer and the cigar really tastes like a beer or it’s just my imagination.

I honestly liked the pairing of dark cigar and beer better they played well off each other better but I’m definitely going to rebuy this lager cigar and get some Sam Adams and other flavors. This is still a happy pairing.

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#1809 25 days ago

Trying a new MF and the first few minutes were the most delicious although it did enjoy all of it. I still prefer the judge but just by a little. This one is the le bijou 1922

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#1810 25 days ago

This Liga Privada T52 is a damn good stick...I get this roasted corn note I haven’t found in any other cigar. Love this one

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#1811 24 days ago

This evening it’s the AJ New World original box pressed. Nice stick, bolder flavors than the Connecticut shade I had last weekend. I think I prefer the lighter honey sweetness of that one. I recommend both.

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#1812 24 days ago

There was a bulge around the wrapper I couldn’t do anything about that busted open when I cut this Perdomo.

This is the beer pairing one with the dark cigars but it’s so delicious on its own I didn’t even bother to have a beer with it.

This one is the last cigar in my stash I think I’ll reload this weekend for shopping my Target Pool.

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#1813 23 days ago

Time for a LFD. Nothing too special here but enjoying as always. I’m pleased to announce I just picked up a few new sticks to try out which I’m looking forward to sharing with you all.

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#1814 23 days ago

Anyone seen ash burn like this before? I’ve had plenty of cigars over the years but never seen anything like this. I used butane lighter like I always do but this one is purple on the end.

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#1815 22 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Anyone seen ash burn like this before? I’ve had plenty of cigars over the years but never seen anything like this. I used butane lighter like I always do but this one is purple on the end.
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No I’ve never seen that before. Hmm...

#1816 22 days ago

Tonight’s Perdomo comes in a coffin (their words) When you open it up there is a wood piece on the back that props it up.

This is an estate seleccion.

Probably one of the better Perdomo’s I’ve had. It has a very thick but easy draw. I dare say it tastes.....salty. I need a beer.

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#1817 22 days ago

Nothing like having a good cigar and great tequila.....oh, and a shitty Giants team!!

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#1818 22 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Nothing like having a good cigar and great tequila.....oh, and a shitty Giants team!!
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Come to MN where the bars up in small towns have canceled their sports packages because people now prefer to talk to each other. This is no joke. We aren’t doing any better. I’ve watched maybe 1Q of football this season which is unheard of for me.

#1820 21 days ago

My local team is the Detroit Lions...lmfao nuff said, sports here is dead I watch diecast racing on YouTube instead.

#1821 21 days ago

Something new something familiar. Tubo100 by LFD. Usual delicious flavor though a bit smaller of a smoke than I prefer.

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#1822 20 days ago

Here’s a refreshing and crisp twist on an LFD. Has a more modern looking band too. Definitely will come back to this one except the box they have on hand has a lot with damaged wrappers.

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#1823 19 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Anyone seen ash burn like this before? I’ve had plenty of cigars over the years but never seen anything like this. I used butane lighter like I always do but this one is purple on the end.

Maybe it knows you're a Vikings fan.

#1824 19 days ago
Quoted from swillie:

This Liga Privada T52 is a damn good stick...I get this roasted corn note I haven’t found in any other cigar. Love this one

The Liga Privada T-52 Corona Doble is just two hours of smoking pleasure.

#1825 19 days ago
Quoted from Alan_L:

Maybe it knows you're a Vikings fan.

They have Vikings football cigars at the shop I go to. Unfortunately no longer a fan.

#1826 19 days ago

I’m a fan...of the Fuente Family. This Rosado is delicious. Just worked back to back 16 hour shifts...now I relax!

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#1827 19 days ago

Padron and Fuente is about as adventuristic as I get any more (maybe R&J if I can find a small-ish one). I also only have one or two when on vacation. I used to have a nicotine habit, and it is nice to enjoy a smoke occasionally. I prefer to buy a really good Scotch and a decent cigar instead of the other way around.

#1828 19 days ago
Quoted from newbieinKC:

Padron and Fuente is about as adventuristic as I get any more (maybe R&J if I can find a small-ish one). I also only have one or two when on vacation. I used to have a nicotine habit, and it is nice to enjoy a smoke occasionally. I prefer to buy a really good Scotch and a decent cigar instead of the other way around.

I agree a good Scotch is like nothing else. As far as cigars I would rather have the best occasionally, a cheapo just pisses me off and isn’t worth my time. Once you get a taste of the best...

#1829 19 days ago

Alright one more LFD before I try something new.

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#1830 18 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

There was a bulge around the wrapper I couldn’t do anything about that busted open when I cut this Perdomo.
This is the beer pairing one with the dark cigars but it’s so delicious on its own I didn’t even bother to have a beer with it.
This one is the last cigar in my stash I think I’ll reload this weekend for shopping my Target Pool.
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I've been having issues with Perdomo as well. Bought a box of the 10th Anniversary Champagne and most of them are splitting. I tried getting a hold of Cigars International and Perdomo. Both have ghosted me like a bad first date.

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#1831 18 days ago

The Liga Privada #9 is such a rich cigar, gives off tons of smoke. I slightly prefer the T52 and have a fiver of that one coming in the mail but I love both of these.

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#1832 18 days ago

Alright I decided to reup my stock since things are getting a little more strict in WI from a Covid perspective starting tomorrow so I went for a full box among some other treats.

So you might not see as many updates from me since I don’t want to keep reposting the same thing over and over. There is one missing from this box of 24 since I bought it alone which I think I posted recently.

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#1833 18 days ago

Anything bigger than a lonsdale with a shade wrapper is too much for me, but I sometimes like a rubusto for a shorter smoke. Is there anything in the $8 range that I need to try before I kick the bucket?

#1834 17 days ago
Quoted from newbieinKC:

Anything bigger than a lonsdale with a shade wrapper is too much for me, but I sometimes like a rubusto for a shorter smoke. Is there anything in the $8 range that I need to try before I kick the bucket?

Have you been down the Arturo Fuente isle yet?

#1835 17 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

Have you been down the Arturo Fuente isle yet?

I mentioned earlier that Fuente is one of my go-to's. Good smokes. I just need to stick with something no bigger than a corona in a light wrapper or a rubusto in maduro (depending on companionship, scotch intensity, and spare time).

#1836 17 days ago

Something small before the weekend

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#1837 15 days ago

RP’s the Edge. Less than a $5 smoke and it kinda shows. I slid the band over to the other side.

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#1838 15 days ago

Before dinner pic

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#1839 15 days ago

Gotta contribute

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#1840 15 days ago

Not a pic, but a question. What should I do with the R+J Churchill tubos I bought when my boy was born? They are probably a bit dry, although they have been in a cheap humidor with less than perfect maintenance. He turns 18 soon, and it would be more of a symbolic gesture than anything else. Give it 4 months out of the tube and in a proper humidor and hope for the best? Mid February is the target date. The kid has had less than a coin flip of a chance to survive cancer each of three times (starting at age 5) and he is one of the best human beings on the planet. He would be polite if the cigar was total garbage, but I feel I owe it to him to have a backup if I am probably hosed.

#1841 15 days ago

Round 2

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#1842 15 days ago

To heck with the cigar. Weller!

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#1844 15 days ago
Quoted from newbieinKC:

Not a pic, but a question. What should I do with the R+J Churchill tubos I bought when my boy was born? They are probably a bit dry, although they have been in a cheap humidor with less than perfect maintenance. He turns 18 soon, and it would be more of a symbolic gesture than anything else. Give it 4 months out of the tube and in a proper humidor and hope for the best? Mid February is the target date. The kid has had less than a coin flip of a chance to survive cancer each of three times (starting at age 5) and he is one of the best human beings on the planet. He would be polite if the cigar was total garbage, but I feel I owe it to him to have a backup if I am probably hosed.

My father bought me the Macanudo vintage of the year I was born around the age of 18 or 19 as well. In my mid 20's I found someone in California who wanted $120 for a 5 pack and I said forget it.

Anyway, sorry to hear about your son, but getting down to business on the above...

You've probably heard of the 70 70 rule of temperature and humidity. To be on the safe side you could probably get away with lower numbers. When I used to keep around $1,000 worth of cigars on hand I always used an igloo cooler AKA igloodor and that worked great. There is less of a need to keep "feeding" it water since there is no place for the water to go. I'd let it breathe a little every few weeks and kept an eye on the values and things always stayed delicious. Stay away from tap. Distilled the best but I use filtered water from the fridge because I don't care enough.

As long as your wrappers aren't peeling you can completely recover from this in an appropriate environment such as the above. But yes, pop those things out of the tube for now and set them aside to let them rejuvenate. Maybe for practice store these important ones alongside some others you don't care about and light them up to see how they compare after being in the environment.

In theory you could start this process at the end of the year and probably be alright. My friend doesn't have a humi and likes to smoke with me. After a month his box of cigars start to dry out and lose flavor FAST. I'll bring them over to my house and give them some hydration in my igloodor and within a couple weeks they're good as new.

Good luck. Also, I've heard many odd stories about cancer in a good way. Nothing would surprise me if all of a sudden your son takes a turn for the better. I've lost family too that way but best you can do is keep a good thought. I always try to.

#1845 14 days ago

Thanks for the info. I will try to nurse this one back. I have no problem with 70 degrees, but last check my humidor was about 60% humidity. The cigars are definitely firm but the wrappers are OK. Maybe it won't be a lost cause. I have read that decent, large cigars can handle a bit of humidor time. I haven't found a story of anyone waiting 18 years in less than ideal conditions, but I will let you know how it goes. If it sucks, I am good with an open wallet policy at the local shop to get something delicious.

#1846 12 days ago

Time for another Asylum 13 Maduro. I’m liking both sizes but only have a larger one if I’m watching a movie or something as it can take about 90 minutes to smoke.

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#1847 11 days ago
Quoted from newbieinKC:

Thanks for the info. I will try to nurse this one back. I have no problem with 70 degrees, but last check my humidor was about 60% humidity. The cigars are definitely firm but the wrappers are OK. Maybe it won't be a lost cause. I have read that decent, large cigars can handle a bit of humidor time. I haven't found a story of anyone waiting 18 years in less than ideal conditions, but I will let you know how it goes. If it sucks, I am good with an open wallet policy at the local shop to get something delicious.

60% isn't bad at all. I actually run mine at 65%.

Anyway, as long as the wrappers haven't split and the oils haven't all evaporated, you should be able to get them into a good smoking state in a few weeks. Here is what I would do. Empty the humidor and take a damp cloth and wipe down the walls of the humidor with distilled water (assuming it's a cedar lined humidor). Go easy on this since you don't want to add too much water at first, but you do want to slightly moisten the humidor itself.

Add your humidification device, a hygrometer and throw the sticks back in. I'd take them out of the box if they are in one for now, but leave the box open in the humidor (might want to lightly wipe down the inside of the box too depending on its construction). Make sure you keep an eye on the humidity since they are going to suck up some moisture. You might have to add more distilled water to the humidification device or replace it depending on what you choose and how quickly they absorb the moisture.

What you don't want to do is over humidify them too quickly or the wrapper is liable to split from them swelling too quickly so don't go crazy with getting the walls too wet.

#1848 11 days ago

Great cigar with my custom lighter!

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#1849 10 days ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Great cigar with my custom lighter!
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That lighter is creepy which is perfect for this time of year.

Fuente Hemingway tonight...

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#1850 9 days ago

Tonight’s monster mash

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