Cigar thread

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Nov 16, 2019 2:05 PM
posted by justincredible

If I can get 2-3 recharges out of a single packet I'll be happy, I think.

Online some people have gotten YEARS out of their packets.

It's mostly about laziness for me.  Maybe the osmosis method was working, but might take more like 2+ weeks.  I put them in a jar which I'm pretty sure is almost air-tight, so we'll see how that goes.

My other thought was to just put a shot glass of distilled water in my humidor to recharge, but I'm not sure if they can actually keep up with that much humidity.  Might be worth the experiment.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Sat, Nov 23, 2019 11:29 PM

Got to meet the Illustrious Potentate Justin tonight at Cigars. Gave him a couple of sticks. Hope he won't be a stranger. It's been about 6 years since I saw him. Next time I'll have a Tre-J's gift pack for you. I did buy a box of The Negotiator tonight from them. Nice 35 minutes smoke. Their is a huge story behind that cigar that only Jay can tell you.

Thank Ms Incredible once again for letting her away from you. I had a great time.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Nov 24, 2019 1:11 PM

Great seeing you and the lady last night, thanks again for the sticks. 

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Wed, Nov 27, 2019 6:49 PM

Having an Alec Bradley Gatekeeper tonight. Nice medium body cigar with a light draw. I've liked about every cigar I've had from them. It pairs well with the coffee stout that I'm drinking.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Nov 27, 2019 7:16 PM

I think I’m going to have that Tabak Especial you gave me tomorrow morning. It smells great, I’m really looking forward to it. 

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, Dec 2, 2019 11:39 AM

 

Picked up a couple of Ashtons and Camachos at Havana Phils over the weekend. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Dec 2, 2019 2:19 PM

Had a pipe and an Illusione 888 while watching the Buckeyes game on Saturday at my local spot.  Good time.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 6:09 PM

Currently having a My Father's La Opulencia. Very  nice. I did some research on it a few minutes ago. It was ranked top 5 in a couple of cigar polls. I really like their cigars. Any one in Cincy area they are the feature cigar at the event at Jungle Jim's Eastgate. I won't be there, but thinking I may know someone who is going...

Tonight's feature is Crowned Heads. They have worked with other cigar manufacturers to develop a couple of blends that you can only get in Ohio. Last year it was Buckeye Land. They just released a new one for Ohio only called La Coalition. I'm having that one next.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 6:40 PM
posted by Curly J

Currently having a My Father's La Opulencia. Very  nice. I did some research on it a few minutes ago. It was ranked top 5 in a couple of cigar polls. I really like their cigars. Any one in Cincy area they are the feature cigar at the event at Jungle Jim's Eastgate. I won't be there, but thinking I may know someone who is going...

Tonight's feature is Crowned Heads. They have worked with other cigar manufacturers to develop a couple of blends that you can only get in Ohio. Last year it was Buckeye Land. They just released a new one for Ohio only called La Coalition. I'm having that one next.

I was pretty bummed when I realized I couldn't make it tonight, but I'm definitely looking forward to the My Father event next Friday. I'll keep watching the Fairfield events calendar.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Thu, Dec 5, 2019 7:37 PM
posted by justincredible

I was pretty bummed when I realized I couldn't make it tonight, but I'm definitely looking forward to the My Father event next Friday. I'll keep watching the Fairfield events calendar.

Next week it's Tre J's official kick off of The Negotiator. (Which I already bought a box)

And I was wrong about the LA Coalition. It's nationwide, not just exclusive to Ohio. Only the Buckeye Land. Just double checked with Miguel...and it's good smoke 

 

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 87 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Dec 8, 2019 12:10 AM

I report no success with the osmosis recharge method.  I got MAYBE 20%.

Trying again doing 1 pack at a time instead of 3.  Can't see how that is going to matter.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Sun, Dec 8, 2019 8:00 AM
posted by gut

I report no success with the osmosis recharge method.  I got MAYBE 20%.

Trying again doing 1 pack at a time instead of 3.  Can't see how that is going to matter.

I'm not even going to try to recharge a cheap thing to buy. Plus I just have them in my Wynodor because I had them on hand. I have beads and gels in there that do most of the work. I've got at least 5 gel tunes, 3 gel jars, and to big bags of beads. Just checked my humidity packs and they are still soft. I actually am a little on the high side of humidity right now. Waiting for it to calm down hopefully.

 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 10:33 AM

Picked up a box of those Illusione 888 candelas and a new can of aromatic pipe tobacco.

I catch a lot of shit for liking aromatics (the mantra among my pipe-smoking brethren is that aromatics are for women and children), but I like them all the same.  More importantly, my wife likes the smell, so I catch less heat for having a pipe during the day.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 6:22 PM
posted by Curly J

I'm not even going to try to recharge a cheap thing to buy.

Ehhh, if they were easy to re-charge it's no hassle.  Otherwise I'd go thru about 18 packs a year...not really in the habit of burning $100 dollar bills if I don't have to.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 6:41 PM

Have you tried the soak method yet? It's very easy and only takes 5-6 days to recharge a pack fully.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 6:57 PM
posted by justincredible

Have you tried the soak method yet? It's very easy and only takes 5-6 days to recharge a pack fully.

I was hoping not to.  Not sure how many charges you'll get out of that approach before ruining the package integrity.  Though just twice would cut the cost by 2/3, which would be more acceptable.

Plus, you know, there's the "damnit this is supposed to work!!!!" issue....

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 7:03 PM

Gotcha. I've recharged 2 of the 3 I have once and I can only barely tell a difference between them and the uncharged pack. I'm guessing I can get at least 3 recharges out of each one, but likely many more.

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 178 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jan 18, 2020 9:06 AM

Haven't done much cigar smoking lately due to the weather. I did recharge a couple more boveda's and they still look great.

I also did my first damage on cigarbid.com last night. Won 4 lots so far. My shipping date is Tuesday so I can win a few more this weekend to save on shipping costs.

A 5-pack of Camacho Connecticut Robusto's for $17.00.
A 5-pack of Rocky Patel Vintage '99 Connecticut Churchill's for $18.00. (Usually $40+ retail)
A 5-pack of Guardian of the Farm Campeon Torpedo's for $25.00. (Usually $40+ retail)
A 5-pack Caldwell sampler for $18.50. (Several $10 sticks in the lot)

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Jan 20, 2020 11:13 AM

A buddy of mine, a traveling welder, brought me home a three-pack of Opus Xs.  They were dry from the trip home, so I'm re-humidifying them now.  VERY much looking forward to them.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Mon, Jan 20, 2020 11:17 AM
posted by O-Trap

A buddy of mine, a traveling welder, brought me home a three-pack of Opus Xs.  They were dry from the trip home, so I'm re-humidifying them now.  Looking VERY forward to them.

Walk us through “re-humidifying”. 

 

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