We are living in a time of instant gratification. Next day delivery, food at your door in 30 mins, a world of information at your fingertips in an instant.
I think that's why people think cigars are the same. If you can order a meal that should take an hour to prepare but you will have it down your neck in 20 minutes . Why should I wait to ingest my cigars?
You can't order a humidor and a couple bundles of sticks on Monday and be using it and smoking them on Wednesday. Seems that guys don't get that , but they still try. Wiping down their humidor a couple times a day, or running I it under the kitchen sprayer (you know who you are ). It's not better it's just faster. You usually do more harm than good. You unwrap your bundle and fire em up (hell ..that's why you paid for next day shipping ..right?) then you complain about strong acrid taste and a tight draw and write that stick off forever as crap.
Everyone knows that things get better when they're allowed to develop. So when we advise that it may take a couple weeks to get your humidor set up and you should let your sticks acclimate for a few months. It's not a cruel joke ,it's what we've learned over years or decades of being involved in this obsession. We get that you're gonna smoke some rott because the other option is to not smoke at all, but keep in mind that you're not experiencing that cigar's fullest potential and you should note it and revisit the cigar a few months later.
All I'm saying is SLOW DOWN. Let your wine and scotch breathe, let barbecue marinade, let your cigars rest. Even with the world at our fingertips in a millisecond, some things still take time. Sit back ,relax and reap the benefits of your patience.
Or chug your wine straight from the bottle, throw your frozen pork butt in your smoker and fire up your sticks at 75% rott. Then get on here and complain about it and question why it happened. We'll be here to tell you what you need to do, in a polite way. Because over the years we've learned PATIENCE.
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Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.- - - George Carlin
Last edited by UBC03; 03-01-2018 at 09:08 PM.