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  1. Cigar Questions
    I've been doing a lot of reading up around here and have noticed (generally) that when someone recommends a particular stick, they also recommend the size as well. For example, I see people raving about the Anejo Shark, not so much about the other vitolas. If I buy a different vitola, for...
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    So, this isn't some Eureka type moment of self-discovery, but it is a sort of affirmation of what most of us already knew. Environmental variables can dramatically increase or decrease our overall enjoyment of our favorite cigar. For instance, think of your favorite cigar, your go to stick for...
  3. Cigar Questions
    with so many variables such as RH in your humidor, age of cigar, temperature in your humidor (which i guess goes back to affecting your RH), how fast you smoke, whether you lit the cigar with a match/zippo/butane/cedar spill, etc etc. how can you tell what is the original intended flavors of...
  4. General Cigar Discussion
    This is not another "Cellophane: Love it or lose it?" thread. I have not yet decided which camp I am in yet. But my situation may be different than most of yours. All my cigars must come to me via mail and specifically through the State Department's diplomatic pouch because I am stationed in...
  5. General Pipe Forum
    I was just curious if anyone has found that certain shaped pipes do better with certain types of tobaccos?
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    I can understand why the humidity is important for storage, but why is temperature important, outside of the extremes freezing and 451 degrees F (which would light them)? :ask: Thom San Diego, CA
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    Do you notice a taste or flavor profile difference in a cigar if stored at 65% versus 70%? I have heard a few say that they notice more 'spice' in a cigar if stored at a lower humidity level. I have begun to wonder a bit on this after smoking a few Opus X sticks. The first Opus I had was...
  8. Cigar Questions
    I've been smoking cigars off and on for several years, but am really only starting to get serious about it. I recently purchased a Corona Gorda sampler of Cuban cigars and am going through them to see what I like and don't like. My question is more around the effect of food and drink on a...
  9. General Cigar Discussion
    I was just reading about CAO, Torano, and Olivas factories being bought out by another cigar distributor. I am curious how this will affect the ongoing growth of each company now that it is no longer headed by the families who have been driving their growth for years? Will they continue to...
  10. General Pipe Forum
    Helloo. I'm a cigar smoker and I've been dabbling in pipes - I have a Meerschaum and a corncob and picked up some Butternut Burley and Anniversary Kake. But my main issue with this hobby so far, other than learning how to pack it and keep a cherry, is tasting anything. The smell is divine, but...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I have some Double Chateau Fuente Maduros I have had for almost a year. I have found mold under the cedar sleeves on some before. I would like to remove the cedar so I don't have to worry about the mold. So.... If I remove this Cedar Sleeve is it gonna affect the flavor of this stick?
  12. General Cigar Discussion
    There have been lots of posts, probably on every cigar forum on the Internet, describing positive effects from bloom/plume and worries about white mould. But, when you think about it, shouldn't it be the other way around? Let me explain my hypothesis! Apart from the general positive effect...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    I really wasn't sure where to put this post, but here it goes. I have a smaller desktop humidor that holds about 30-35 cigars. It contains spanish cedar walls inside. I have seasoned this thing properly, and reseasoned after about a year. For some reason however, it has the darndest time staying...
  14. General Cigar Discussion
    So I recently read this story online about how when people are given two different wines, one that costs $10 and another that costs $90, no only do they like the $90 wine better, but it actually stimulates the brain more than the $10 wine... even though they were actually the exact same wine...
  15. General Pipe Forum
    I recently purchased an auction of pipes, and it came with a new 'tartan' roll-up tobacco pouch (made in China). It's new. Nothing fancy, but it's smell immediately reminded me of the cheap halloween costumes we had when we were kids. You know, that heavy plasticky vinyl smell. Is it...
  16. General Cigar Discussion
    Even after trying to counter these problems using a various techniques, I still often find that my ash turns black and taste goes foul for several puffs after ashing, and I am wondering how common this is. Would appreciate your feedback.
  17. Cigar Questions
    a question from a noob: when making a cigar purchase, i get confused with all the different sizes in a particular brand/blend cigar. just as an example, will a churchill always taste noticeably different than a corona in the same brand and blend cigar ?
  18. Cigar Questions
    I am wondering if any of you have experienced an affect on your sleep after smoking at night. I had only half of a robusto (Fonseca series F) last night (also had a Torano 1959 silver robusto earlier in the day) and woke up around 4 AM or so. I have had trouble sleeping lately and cut out...
  19. Habanos Discussion
    When you purchase cigars how much do you buy with the intent of long term aging? How much do you buy to smoke now waiting for the others to age lol? Are there certain brands you stay away from knowing they take longer to mature to be all they can be because you want to smoke now? I saw in one...
  20. General Discussion
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/09/AR2006120900793.html From today's Washington Post Metro section: Advocates Have Hope for Baltimore Ban, New Legislative Session By John Wagner Washington Post Staff Writer The momentum behind successful bans on smoking inside...
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