Cigars

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  1. dl20

    dl20 Senior member

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    I used to spend a small fortune every month on Cigarbid. But enough bad experiences eventually soured my appetite for the risk that comes with buying from that site. I can't tell you how many boxes I received that were bone-dry and beyond resuscitation. And these weren't cheapos, either. We're talking boxes of Olivas, Padrons, Patels, Fuentes, DPGs, whatever, you name it. Maybe one or two out of every four boxes was FUBAR. At any rate, that failure rate got me to kick the Cigarbid habit pretty quickly.

    I have heard the same from many others but never had any really bad experiences myself. I have gotten one 5er with 4/5 cigars severely damaged but other than that I've done ok. Stuff is surely overhumidified but usually settles down nicely with some dor' time.

    Did they at least refund/replace the damaged boxes??

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  2. Girardian

    Girardian Senior member

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    Had a vintage Le Hoyo this week -- a Du Prince. These age exceptionally well.

    On deck for Saturday during a trip to Sonoma is, among others, a Cohiba Reserve Selection torpedo from '02.
     
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    Have heard that the '02 boxes are superior to the still-available '03's. Let us know how it smokes...

    On deck for Saturday during a trip to Sonoma is, among others, a Cohiba Reserve Selection torpedo from '02.
     
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    WOW... Just smoked my first from the H. Upmann Mag 46 box (EPR OCT 08) and I was blown away. The last box of Mag46 I had, which was from 06, were terrible right out of the box. The cigar needed 2 or 3 years before it came around (and 06 was a great year for cuba). Buy up a couple of boxes if you can... these may become classics.
     
  6. gnatty8

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    Padron 1964 Exclusivo..

    Amazing cigar, smoked it until my fingers burned.. Only problem is I've finished it..

    Did pick up 10 or 12 sticks though, including a Camacho Diploma, that I'll light in about an hour to mark my first day off in 12 days.. Busy at Burger King these days, recession hell..
     
  7. The Wayfarer

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    COLUMBUS, OH - Friday, July 24th I posted this in the Restaurant Recommendations thread as well, but on Friday night, we're hosting an event at Dragonfly Neo-V, one of the city's best, and certainly most innovative and interesting, restaurants. It includes a flight of latin influenced dishes, drinks, and complimentary cigars provided by my site. The cigars we're offering are CAO Brazilias, Hoyo de Monterey Epicures, and a third still to be determined. Come out and enjoy a cigar with me. You don't even have to get the prix-fixe menu, just grab a drink and I'll still hit you off with a smoke. [​IMG] Here's a peak at the menu: french trumpet ceviche shiso caramel toast berry rum punch matusalem platino, house made punch gunpowder stew & empanaditas 10 cane caiparinha 10 cane rum, lime, raw sugar rum cake tres leches rum raisin paw paw gelato pyrat xo sipping rum 3 courses, 3 drinks, and complimentary cigars. $39, prix-fixe All items will be available a la carte as well, ranging from $8-12
     
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    Having a Tatuaje Brown Label lancero right now. I hate to say it, but man, am I disappointed. Tough draw, almost no smoke, and quite mild. If it doesn't evolve halfway through, I may ditch it.
     
  9. RyJ Maduro

    RyJ Maduro Senior member

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    I just installed the heavy-duty Moist-n-aire humidifier in my cabinet, should be much more hassle free than the POS Cigar Oasis I was using before it died out.

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    Having a Tatuaje Brown Label lancero right now. I hate to say it, but man, am I disappointed. Tough draw, almost no smoke, and quite mild. If it doesn't evolve halfway through, I may ditch it.

    Odd, I've never had a bad Tatuaje. In fact, the only Pepin product I've had which I genuinely disliked was his Black Label.
     
  10. dl20

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    Hey RyJ. Enjoy the moist n aire unit. I put one in my cabinet when I made it maybe 10 yrs ago. I recall it being the only large scale humidifier on the market at that time. I do have to say though that the thermostat on the moist n air can be less than accurate at times. Usually during the summer, the unit doesn't run at all as the full basin keeps everything dead steady at 65% rh.

    You have an incredible stash btw. Any chance of a big shot of your cabinet?

    dl
     
  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    WOW... Just smoked my first from the H. Upmann Mag 46 box (EPR OCT 08) and I was blown away. The last box of Mag46 I had, which was from 06, were terrible right out of the box. The cigar needed 2 or 3 years before it came around (and 06 was a great year for cuba). Buy up a couple of boxes if you can... these may become classics.

    PMing you my addy for a sample.

    Having a Tatuaje Brown Label lancero right now. I hate to say it, but man, am I disappointed. Tough draw, almost no smoke, and quite mild. If it doesn't evolve halfway through, I may ditch it.

    That has been my experience with all the tats I've smoked, tough draw and not much smoke from ALL of them that's just how they are properly humidified. No more, though I've found the corona or whatever size it is to smoke better than the lancero.

    I just installed the heavy-duty Moist-n-aire humidifier in my cabinet, should be much more hassle free than the POS Cigar Oasis I was using before it died out.

    Send me one of everything kthx.
     
  12. RyJ Maduro

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    Hey RyJ. Enjoy the moist n aire unit. I put one in my cabinet when I made it maybe 10 yrs ago. I recall it being the only large scale humidifier on the market at that time. I do have to say though that the thermostat on the moist n air can be less than accurate at times. Usually during the summer, the unit doesn't run at all as the full basin keeps everything dead steady at 65% rh.
    I have figured that out... I set it at 65% two days ago, and I had a few sticks get mouldy in a day. So I've set it much lower, looking for an actual 65.

    Nope. I have no functioning camera, at the moment. [​IMG]

    Hence the dearth of WAYWT poastings. Here are a few more shots I have available, though.

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    Send me one of everything kthx.
    To the southern California?
     
  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^Yes please.
     
  14. dl20

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    RyJ, once you find the sweet spot, you are set. That thing requires hardly any maintenance. I plugged mine in a decade ago and havent touched it, save for very infrequent fills.

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  15. Cravate_Noire

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    I just installed the heavy-duty Moist-n-aire humidifier in my cabinet, should be much more hassle free than the POS Cigar Oasis I was using before it died out.

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    Odd, I've never had a bad Tatuaje. In fact, the only Pepin product I've had which I genuinely disliked was his Black Label.




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