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jmon
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Where do you guys smoke your cigars, when at home? Patio, outdoor kitchen, sunroom, smoking room, wine and whiskey room?


BitBuster
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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Where do you guys smoke your cigars, when at home?


Arnold with the OT response.

I smoke mine out on the veranda with a nice scotch. I don't like smoking indoors.


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Baers Foot
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Obligatory response

Edit: Damnit.

...Patio
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tilco
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Spanish Fort, AL
Member since Nov 2013
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re: Let's talk Cigars
I smoke on the patio or in the yard. Just lit a rocky Patel 1992 on the rec of the smoke shop. It’s pretty good.


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BugAC
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Just a tip from experience and from my brother who is an aficionado. If you buy your sticks from a shop, unless you know the shop well and can guarantee the storage, age your cigars for a couple weeks before lighting. Nothing will ruin a smoke experience more than getting a cigar that is too wet/dry/ or has plugs. Doesn’t matter what the name brand, a cigar stored improperly, or one made shittily will make for a bad smoke. More times than not, the best cigar has not much to do with price, but in condition of the cigar.

Case in point I bought a stick a couple weeks ago i smoked that night at a buddies house. I kept having to massage the plugs out, relighting, and struggling a decent draw out the thing. After about half way I just tossed the cigar.


Midget Death Squad
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re: Let's talk Cigars
I’ve read about this. It’s why I’m not touching those padrons for a while. I want to allow them time to age.


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JimMorrison
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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kept having to massage the plugs out, relighting, and struggling a decent draw out the thing. After about half way I just tossed the cigar.


Perfecdraw is a necessary tool for cigar smokers to have. It will fix any plugged cigar and you can use it to tone the draw to your liking.

Ends up saving you money from throwing a cigar away because it's inevitable you'll run into a tight draw.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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Where do you guys smoke your cigars, when at home?


Back patio or by the fire pit in the back yard. We have a fireplace on our back patio, so lately we have been sitting by that with cigars and whiskey. My wife normally hates whiskey, but cigars make Green Spot Irish Whiskey taste good to her. Just a matter of time now

Not getting any smokes in this weekend, because I’ve been laid up with side effects from this damn vaccine. Hoping to sit outside tomorrow morning with a coffee and cigar if I’m feeling up to it.


My humidor update: I am reseasoning it. I think I didn’t properly wipe it with the wet cloth the first time. Watched some vids and realized I was way too conservative with the wetness. Will see tomorrow or Monday how it’s doing, but I think it will be fine.


Popths
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Cigars....poo fricking woo!!


Midget Death Squad
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Meme Magic
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re: Let's talk Cigars
About to start painting boards for my outdoor kitchen. Starting off with this first


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BugAC
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St. George
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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Midget Death Squad


I think you need to start the official cigar thread, if one doesn’t already exist.


Midget Death Squad
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Meme Magic
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Lol I think this thread is it. OP updated the thread title. Probably should mimic the whiskey thread title more, but it works fine.

I think there just isn’t much interest on these boards. Cigars must be a very specific crowd that doesn’t do interwebs.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Let's talk Cigars
I enjoyed this Romeo y Juliet a lot. Had a rocky Patel last week, and I came away feeling uninspired by it. This one has some really nice flavors that sat well with me. I’ll definitely get more.
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Jamohn
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Das Boot
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re: Let's talk Cigars
Hell yeah. I'm always up for cigar discussions and I think this is a natural place for them since drink/cigar pairings are a big part of it.

Since the pandemic, I've been working remotely a lot more, which means I've been smoking a lot more during the day. I've been going a lot more to local boutique rollers versus the big labels because they burn cleaner and leave me with much less of an aftertaste/cigar breath. Even got one who rolls custom blends for people. They're more expensive than the typical namebrand stuff ($15-$40 per stick) but it's been worth it.

For morning sticks, I've really been into candelas lately. I know they are frowned upon by lots of aficionados but I love em with my morning coffee and they are really light. For my after dinner stick, I've got this one with a Mexican San Andreas wrapper and a Cuban + Nicaraguan filler. The wrapper is really dark and strong with this big sexy earthy flavor that's got some spice and cocoa notes. And it really takes the edge off.

As for the label stuff- I'm a total Drew Estates fan. The undercrown series is great for value and the Liga L-40, T-52, 9, and UF-13 are all top notch.

For Christmas I got a box of Cohiba Talisman 2017 limited editions. I've smoked 1 and given away 4. Absolutely legendary stick. Top 5 I have ever smoked in my life:

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gringeaux
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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I am reseasoning it.


What is the best way to do this? I have a few in there that are dried out and I can't seem to get my hygrometers to stay above 62%.



Jamohn
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Das Boot
Member since Mar 2009
13019 posts

re: Let's talk Cigars
Starts with wiping the wood down generously with a cloth wet with distilled water.


GentleJackJones
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Dutchtown
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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As someone who enjoys talking about food, I have no interest in cigar talk. None. I understand how alcohol can go with food, but not cigars. That being said, I could care less if there is a thread on this board, I simply won’t read it.


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Midget Death Squad
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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Starts with wiping the wood down generously with a cloth wet with distilled water.



This was my mistake the first time. I read the enclosed instructions as to be conservative with the wiping, so I didn’t really season the wood enough. I watched some vids and saw people using dish sponge and being generous with the water (but not saturating the wood), and it made a difference. Holding a steady 68 now. I expect to maintain in the 65 range once the wood and humidity reach homeostasis.



Midget Death Squad
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Meme Magic
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re: Let's talk Cigars
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local boutique rollers


Such as the hand rollers that have businesses in the quarter? My firmed worked at one back in college, and I’ve always wondered how true the quality of those tobaccos were. We would smoke them a lot back then, but we didn’t really know what we were doing.


mmmmmbeeer
Georgia Fan
ATL
Member since Nov 2014
5457 posts

re: Let's talk Cigars
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This was my mistake the first time. I read the enclosed instructions as to be conservative with the wiping, so I didn’t really season the wood enough.


Personally speaking, I've always had bad luck with humidors that have display glass. Even with boveda packs, always tough. Also, I see your current humidor has a built in analog hygrometer....that thing is essentially worthless. Looks like your new one has a built-in digital, which is better, but make sure you calibrate it instead of over-humidifying your humidor giving you a bunch of wet, mold infested cigars.


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