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post #196 of 9780
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
So how many cigars a week do you guys smoke?

A month ago I had just started, smoked maybe 1 cigar ever three days. It's not gotten to the point where it's 1 every weekday and 2 on saturdays and sundays. That makes 9 by my calculations.

Sadly, with my cigar budget increasing, my alcohol budget is decreasing. Before long, I'll have to smoke with no liquor to pair it with. Woe is me.
post #197 of 9780
hole punch is not a good way to cut your cigars because it affects how it burns...a straight cut cigar smokes better
post #198 of 9780
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
So how many cigars a week do you guys smoke?

Usually 2-3 cigars / week. Yesterday I smoked Trinidad Coloniales
post #199 of 9780
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Originally Posted by Fade to Black View Post
hole punch is not a good way to cut your cigars because it affects how it burns...a straight cut cigar smokes better

That is not true at all. It is personal preference. A punch does not effect the way the cigar burns at all.
post #200 of 9780
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
So how many cigars a week do you guys smoke?

Depends entirely on the week, I suppose. On average, 4 or so. I go through fits of smoking daily and then weeks of not smoking at all.
post #201 of 9780
Afternoon with Punch Punch and cup of coffee

post #202 of 9780
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
That is not true at all. It is personal preference. A punch does not effect the way the cigar burns at all.

Completely agree with fcuknu. No impact on burn, however, imo, it can have an impact on taste (bitter) as the tars can accumulate at the end (after you have smoked more then 1/2 the cigar). Doesn't happen all the time but can especially with a tightly rolled cigar. When this happens, I typically brake out my cutter and chop off the bitter end.
post #203 of 9780
Hi Guys....Ithough I have been visiting the forum for years, I just decided to ramp up and formally post, premised partially on your very impressive conversations on
cigars, a thirty year passion of mine.
Fade to Black--your knowledge and commentaries on various smokes blew me away--ie your comment on R&J cazadores--the most powerful smoke I ever had--was right on the money, for example, and brought back some fond memories. I bought a box of cazadores in prague in '92 for 25 bucks-and they had been sitting in a hotel humidor for years before that--and almost went into cardiac arrest.
post #204 of 9780
It used to be you could go to the Padron headquarters in Miami and buy whatever they had in stock for a relatively reasonable price. Anyone know if they still sell out of that location? I'll be in Miami next week, but they are out near the Orange Bowl and I don't want to haul my ass out there unless there's a good reason to.
post #205 of 9780
Just got in a shipment from CI:

15 pack Gurkha Sampler
6 pack Don Pepin sampler
20 Padilla Obsidians

My Padilla obsession is growing.

I bought a box of Padron 3000s last week and was not blown away.
post #206 of 9780
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
Just got in a shipment from CI:

15 pack Ghurka Sampler
6 pack Don Pepin sampler
20 Padilla Obsidians

My Padilla obsession is growing.

I bought a box of Padron 3000s last week and was not blown away.

Very nice, I've been meaning to try Padilla for awhile. I hear nothing but good things. As for the Padron 3000 line, I really liked the two I've had so far (tried a naturo and a maduro). For the price, I think they're really excellent. It's the kind of smoke I would treat as a higher end "every day cigar." Judging it accordingly, I would give it an A. Definitely not a '64 Anniversario, but meets every expectation I would have out of it with great satisfaction.
post #207 of 9780
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Originally Posted by The Wayfarer View Post
Very nice, I've been meaning to try Padilla for awhile. I hear nothing but good things. As for the Padron 3000 line, I really liked the two I've had so far (tried a naturo and a maduro). For the price, I think they're really excellent. It's the kind of smoke I would treat as a higher end "every day cigar." Judging it accordingly, I would give it an A. Definitely not a '64 Anniversario, but meets every expectation I would have out of it with great satisfaction.

That's pretty much exactly how I feel about Padron 3000. It's a great cigar at the price, b/c it's cheap enough to be an "every day" smoke. If you're looking for a REALLY fantastic cigar, then step up to the '64 Anny like Wayfarer said.

Then again, different strokes. Maybe you just got a couple bad padron's that'll taste better after a couple days in the humi, maybe padron 3000 just isn't your smoke.
post #208 of 9780
Its not that I don't like the Padrons, just, like I said, not blown away. I was looking for an everyday smoke, and I just much prefer the Padilla. I said screw the settling into the humi and am smoking one of the Don Pepin's right now, Cuban Classic. This is a good cigar at a great price, especially for right out of the shipping box. The Obsidian's looked good enough to eat. First experience with Ghurka so we shall see. May post pics later.
post #209 of 9780
I just got a box of Cohiba Robustos in today. This was my first ever cuban cigar, so I am pretty excited to see how my palette has changed, and how well the Robustos are holding up.
post #210 of 9780
Time for a new humidor, or get smoking, one or the other.





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