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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12 10 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DawgPhan wrote:
jeepdad wrote:
I enjoy a nice Punch, Kristoff, Cuestra Del Rey Sun Grown, and VSG. And a host of many others. All the best.

--jeepdad


Had a punch in columbus...cigar noob here and the punch was a great cigar to my tastes it wasnt nearly as harsh as some of the bad cigars I have had in the past and a friday night cigar at a contest is a must have now.


punch and romeo are the perfect noob cigars. They're mild without much flavor. After a couple months of those cigars, you'll want something with more flavor. Then you'll find those 'harsh' cigars aren't so harsh anymore Wink

I only smoke medium-full bodied cigars now. If the wrapper is light, 9 times out of 10 I won't be able to taste it. it'll be like smoking flavorless paper.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 17 10 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered some Oliva Series "G" Torpedos...hope my wife doesn't freak when the credit card statement comes in...heheh Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18 10 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Arturo Fuente's and usually smoke one or two per week.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19 10 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its allways nice to have a little variety,lets take a peak in the humidor.




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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19 10 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Siglo II last night that was absolutely sublime. It followed a Mag 46 the night before. Is there a better summertime evening smoke than a Mag 46? If there is, I haven't found it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19 10 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
I had a Siglo II last night that was absolutely sublime. It followed a Mag 46 the night before. Is there a better summertime evening smoke than a Mag 46? If there is, I haven't found it.


I just might light up the Siglo II tonight. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22 10 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a backwoods cigar man myself. Smoked many a fine Cuban cigar, but I'm happy with the backwoods now.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22 10 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up some Juan Lopez while in Germany it is a nice Cuban smoke.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22 10 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That box of punch gars looks mighty tasty jeepdad. I'm due for my annual gar. The questions is do I grab a cohiba out of the humidor or go pick up a punch from the local shop.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Oliva series 'G' torpedoes arrived. Very nice...a nice medium stick (maybe a little to much on the mild/med side for my tastes) Well constructed and good draw. This is a bit lighter than what I usually smoke but it is a good stick!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There used to be a place in Tampa that advertised on all the airline mags for a sampler with a decent looking free humidor. I haven't seen the in a while. Anyone know who i am talking about and if they still offer?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns wrote:
There used to be a place in Tampa that advertised on all the airline mags for a sampler with a decent looking free humidor. I haven't seen the in a while. Anyone know who i am talking about and if they still offer?


I fly into Tampa fairly regularly and have not noticed the ad but will be extra observant now that you mention it. All the best.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29 10 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the mailorder guys have promos all the time for these things. Try cigar international, JRs, or Thompson...look around their site for free give aways!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patruns wrote:
There used to be a place in Tampa that advertised on all the airline mags for a sampler with a decent looking free humidor. I haven't seen the in a while. Anyone know who i am talking about and if they still offer?


That's likely Thompson's. Way, way overpriced. If you want better prices, you got to go with jrcigar.com. Largest cigar distributor in the country. The Burlington, NC warehouse is the largest tobacco warehouse in the world. I've been in it and it is quite impressive.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigOrson wrote:
patruns wrote:
There used to be a place in Tampa that advertised on all the airline mags for a sampler with a decent looking free humidor. I haven't seen the in a while. Anyone know who i am talking about and if they still offer?


That's likely Thompson's. Way, way overpriced. If you want better prices, you got to go with jrcigar.com. Largest cigar distributor in the country. The Burlington, NC warehouse is the largest tobacco warehouse in the world. I've been in it and it is quite impressive.


Yes, Thompson's sounds about right. Was in all the flight magazines at one point. What I liked was it looked like the "starter" included a fairly decent humidor and there didn't seem to be a catch that you had to sign up or anything. Maybe I would be better off just buying a humidor on my own. I rarely smoke these days, but do enjoy it occasionally. Bonus, so does my wife!

Question.... since I do not smoke often, how long can I expect a cigar to remain fresh in a humidor?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do JRs on occasion but I find Cigars International to be similarly priced and they carry the brands I prefer. Although I do like some of JRs knock offs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 5:01 am    Post subject: cigar Reply with quote

Thompson's cigar is at the end of the Tampa Airport runway on the north west end of the field if i remenber right. every onice in a blue moon they will have a humidor and cigar bundle that you can buy cheap. i have a Thompson's humidor , nice peice but i do not use it. i use a "tupidor" and it work's very nice.



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30 10 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get a decent humidor for 50 bucks on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/150-ct-CLEAR-TOP-CIGAR-HUMIDOR-CONQUISTADOR-NEW-/280527415800?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4150bca9f8
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12 10 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bit the bullet and got a nice glass topped humidor with the hygrometer on the front so I do not have to open it frequently to check the humidity level. Bought some Cohiba Cameroons, Montecristo White Labels, Fuente Cuban Belicosos and my Macanudo Hyde Parks are on back order. All are simmering nicely in the humidor. Going to Chattanooga at the end of the week and will take a couple of the Montecristos with me and test them out. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12 10 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't trust the hygro on the humi. Hop on down to Radio Shack and get one of the tiny hygros and keep it on the top shelf where you can view it through the glass. Season the humi by placing a small dish of distilled water in the bottom after wiping down all surfaces with distilled water first and let it set for a week. Once you can maintain 65-70% humidity, you're ready to go. I would also suggest that you get some humibeads to use instead of the reservoir that likely came with the humi. The beads are gauged to maintain a stabile 65 or 70% humidity and do a far better job than any reservoir that I've ever had with any humidor (and I've owned at least a dozen over the years).

If you cannot maintain humidity, your humidor is useless for long-term storage. I've had humidors that I would have been better served to store my cigars in ziplock bags.
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