Cigar thread

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 3:05 PM

Ive never had any luck with Cohibas. Every one I tried burned funny. (canoed)

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 3, 2019 3:21 PM

I had my first Cohiba this weekend. It was good, but nothing spectacular. I would smoke one again, for sure.

I did not, however, like the Perdomo Fresco's at all. The first one (natural) made me nauseous, the second (maduro) had a terrible draw. After 45 minutes I was barely a third through the cigar.   

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 1:00 AM
posted by Curly J

Ive never had any luck with Cohibas. Every one I tried burned funny. (canoed)

I've had a few that did, but I've had a few that burned perfectly, too.
 

posted by justincredible

I had my first Cohiba this weekend. It was good, but nothing spectacular. I would smoke one again, for sure.

I did not, however, like the Perdomo Fresco's at all. The first one (natural) made me nauseous, the second (maduro) had a terrible draw. After 45 minutes I was barely a third through the cigar.   

Well hell.  I feel bad for pointing you that way.  I've never had that bad an experience with one, though I've not had a maduro one ever, I don't think.

 

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 9:47 AM

Every cigar is different. Maybe the way that it was made. Different roller and such. That's why you always try them a second or third time. I've known of a few people that hated a cigar, then liked it on their second try. Kinda like the I hate IPA's, only to realize 6 months later they love IPA's. 

I won't give up on the Cohiba and I'll try it again. Honestly I've only had them on 5 occasions. 4 of them canoed. The Sales Rep for General Cigars actually gave me a 3 burner lighter even after I told him about the issues i had with them.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 11:49 AM

Gonna try out an Ave Maria Immaculata today.  Never had one, but I always see them floating around.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 12:38 PM
posted by O-Trap

Well hell.  I feel bad for pointing you that way.  I've never had that bad an experience with one, though I've not had a maduro one ever, I don't think.

Not your fault, I actually forgot you had recommended them and went off the recommendation from the guy at the cigar shop. But like Curly said, I'll give them another shot.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Thu, Jul 4, 2019 11:32 PM

I thought the Black Market Vandal was an appropriate choice to celebrate the treasonous acts of the inssurectionous, rebellious lot we call "the founders."

Paired it with the GLBC Buckin' Mule, which will be a first for me.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, Jul 5, 2019 9:39 AM

Had another Punch Gran Puro Nicaragua last night. I love that cigar, I will be stocking up on them soon.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 9:06 AM

Put in a big order at famous smoke last night. I've given up on the Thompson order ever coming in. At this point my card has never been charged and the order listed on my account is marked as canceled with no items in it. If something ends up coming or I get charged I'm just going to dispute it with my CC company. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 9:14 AM

Picked up the following for just under $100:

https://www.famous-smoke.com/famous+mellow+body+sampler+q+cigars/item+34370
https://www.famous-smoke.com/famous+liquidation+medium+body+cigars/item+41665
https://www.famous-smoke.com/famous+mellow+body+sampler+g1+cigars/item+38744
https://www.famous-smoke.com/full+body+6+pack+no.+13+cigars/item+47096
https://www.famous-smoke.com/oliva-serie-g-double-robusto-5-pack-cigars/item-23744
https://www.famous-smoke.com/punch+gran+puro+nicaragua+4+7~8+x+48+cigars/item+59987 (5 pack)

2 of the packs were from Cigar Monster so they had a nice discount, I believe the Oliva pack was $22 and the Full Body 6 pack was only $20. Add in the 24% discount from yesterday and I got a bunch of decent cigars for about $3 a piece.

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 9:17 AM

I plan on having a couple or 3 sticks today. Heading over to a Brother Of The Leaf's house for a grill out. Hopefully the rain will stay away.

I did buy a 20 pack of Vicarias Black Labels on Thursday at the cigar event. I need to put some in my travel humidor. Didn't win anything in the raffle.

I've had those Punch before Justin, they are a good smoke.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 9:26 AM
posted by Curly J

I plan on having a couple or 3 sticks today. Heading over to a Brother Of The Leaf's house for a grill out. Hopefully the rain will stay away.

I did buy a 20 pack of Vicarias Black Labels on Thursday at the cigar event. I need to put some in my travel humidor. Didn't win anything in the raffle.

I've had those Punch before Justin, they are a good smoke.

Enjoy the day, I need the weather to hold off as well so hopefully we both luck out. 

Curly J Self Pwner in Training.
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 3:46 PM

So far so good. Pretty hot outside, but herfing on a Vicarias Black and sipping on some New Riff Bourbon. Both are local companies.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, Jul 6, 2019 4:02 PM

I'm enjoying a Gran Habano Corojo #5 working in the garage. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019 9:11 AM

Wow. My order from Famous Smoke has already shipped. I'll probably get it tomorrow or Wednesday. Quite the change from my experience with Thompson.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Jul 8, 2019 9:40 AM

I may try to work outside today and just enjoy one while I do.
I feel one of the candelas calling my name already.

gut Senior Member
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Wed, Jul 10, 2019 3:14 PM

New order on the way.  I'm going for more of the 4.5"-5" size to maximize capacity and variety in my humidor.  Also, I'm preferring that size either for a quick smoke, or a chance to sample 2 over a time roughly equivalent to smoking one double corona.

5 Punch oscuro

5 Rocky Patel decade cameroon

5 Partagas 1845 extra oscuro (as far as I can tell one of the fullest bodied cigars out there, being equivalent to double/triple maduro)

 

As for the bovee humidity packs, they seem to be doing the job.  But I had the 69% kind, and it's settled into about 66%.  Apparently they will typically maintain at something like 3-6% below the labeling.  That's what they say despite claiming +/- 1% variance.  Weird.  Anyway, ordered the 72% packs and will see how that goes.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Jul 10, 2019 3:40 PM

Delivery day from Famous Smoke:

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Jul 10, 2019 3:48 PM
posted by justincredible

Delivery day from Famous Smoke:

That's a nice haul!  Just had that Romeo over the weekend (the one in the bottom middle bunch, not the top middle bunch).  Solid, solid stick.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Jul 11, 2019 10:20 AM

Not sure if it would make a ton of sense logistically, but I wanted to throw out the idea of potentially doing a group box purchase. I've been browsing cigarauctioneer.com heavily the last few days and it looks like decent deals can be had. That said, I'm not sure I want/need to buy an entire box of anything. I know shipping wouldn't be too expensive, and in the end we might end up with some decent deals. I think for it to make much sense it would need to be for a pricier box, or finding one with a huge discount. Anyway, just throwing that out there.

https://www.cigarauctioneer.com/search.cfm/st/box

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