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  1. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I have read a lot of reviews online and looked at a lot of sites but just got more confused. I have a Chinese one right now it's a 25 cig cap. and is working fine as of present but I want a properly sealed one built with quality materials, and good airflow and shelving installed and Spanish...
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    I am reading a lot of the cigar reviews but I can't find information about which ones benefit the most from being aged. I know asking what are the best cigars is a very relative thing to do but everyone here knows more than me about the taste/construction etc. of cigars, and I don't want to go...
  3. General Cigar Discussion
    Just ordering my first order of cigars, I have 40 cigars on the way, 5 alec bradleys, 5 cohiba, 10 rocky patel, 10 5 vegas and 10 padron, and i want to age them. My humidor is set up in my 12ct wine cooler since in southern california gets hot very often and i never run the AC. I have everything...
  4. Habanos Discussion
    I've heard a lot say 65% but I read that 70% is the best to age them at is this true?
  5. General Cigar Discussion
    First off, I've only started smoking since Dec of '14 so I know my palette is still unrefined. From my first cigar, I was hooked. I went to a B&M, bought a cigar and ended up going back and getting more. Then I found CBids in January and filled my humidor with a couple orders from them. I...
  6. Cigar Questions
    I've seen 1 or 2 posts that talk about resting duration, but they're mostly answers of opinion, which is fine, but very little reasoning behind them. How do you know how long to rest a cigar before it's at its optimum smokability? I understand that all cigars are different, coupled with all...
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    First Post! I recently won a few auctions on cbids and thompson, and in short, have around 50 sticks. They range in brand and wrappers (samplers). My humidor is an entry level thompson brand desktop humi. It holds about 50 sticks. Is it sufficient for aging? I have a 4oz xikar gel humidifier...
  8. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    Howdy folks, This is my first post, so if there is a thread that you can point me to that addresses my questions, that would be much appreciated. I work out of state and I am usually gone for 2-4 weeks at a time. Currently I have a 150 ct desktop humidor with about 75 cigars and a Cigar Oasis...
  9. General Cigar Discussion
    Hey guys, I am new to this site and to cigar smoking. I recently won about 80 cigars on cigarbid.com(very addicting,lol). I have been resting them in my humidor for about a week now. My calibrated hygrometer has been reading between 65%-70% since I've stored them. Today I went to light up 2...
  10. General Cigar Discussion
    So I am trying to age more cigars. Currently, the boxes I have sitting are in coolers that I open frequently. But I am thinking about moving some into a cooler that will almost never open. Is this an issue? I have heard / read that humidors "breathe" and that coolers do not. Should one open the...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I was told that the plastic sleeves were to protect the cigars during shipment so I remove the sleeves when I put them in my humi figuring the cedar would help add flavor during aging. I have noticed that many folks leave them on so I'm looking for opinions on what's best? :noidea: Thanks!
  12. Habanos Discussion
    OK so in my travels back through the archives and my desire to start truly aging some cc's, I wanted to ask everyone what is your prefered RH setting for long term storage. I also am curious if your prefered smoking RH varies from your LT storage RH. I know some like to dry box so some may...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    Most of the cigars I've been buying are either singles or bundles, so I haven't been able to collect any new boxes for when my collection gets large enough to warrant something like a coolador. However my dad does have some old cigar boxes. And by old I mean like 15 years at least. I've been...
  14. Retailer/For Profit Sales Forum
    Hey Guys, Aging Room Small Batch M356 by Oliveros were introduced at the IPCPR Trade Show this year. A sharp burn and perfect draw ia what you can expect from these cigars. Using Habano seed Ligero from the Dominican Republic, this cigar is rich, smooth, and full bodied. On the palate, expect...
  15. General Cigar Discussion
    http://www.cigaradvisor.com/news/cigars/thoughts-about-aging-cigars-part-2 Thoughts About Aging Cigars: Part 2 Saturday, August 27 2011 Making the most of the aging process By David "Doc" Diaz | StogieFresh.com [In Part 1] I published my discussion on why and how we age cigars. In part 2 of...
  16. General Cigar Discussion
    Does anyone know how exactly cigars age? What part of the cigar starts to age first and last? Been curious for a while now after I smoked a couple cigars, same brand and make, about 2 years apart. I remember the one I smoke 2 years ago seemed smooth until about 2/3 down, then it got kind of...
  17. General Cigar Discussion
    Taken from: http://www.cigaradvisor.com/news/cigars/thoughts-about-aging-cigars-part-1 Thoughts About Aging Cigars: Part 1 Saturday, August 20 2011 By David "Doc" Diaz | StogieFresh.com Fine stogies are like fine wines, they often get better with age. Perhaps you have had the opportunity to...
  18. General Cigar Discussion
    Has anyone had the will power to put some Viaje's up to age ? ? If you have, I am wondering which you put away and for how long, and the results on their flavors. In July I bought a bundle of Viaje WLP 50/50 Red and still haven't dug into them. I have a few singles still. I also know they are a...
  19. General Cigar Discussion
    I am planning my design for my wineador and am trying to decide on how many draws/shelves etc. I saw how Forest packed a Vino 28 full to the brim with drawers and I thought it looked great. Anyway, would it matter if I leave my box purchases in the box or if I put them divided up in a drawer? I...
  20. General Cigar Discussion
    How do you guys track the aging of your smokes? Magically know how long you've had everything just by remembering? Notepad next to the humi with names and dates? A spreadsheet? A fancy barcode reader with your own barcode labels that you apply to every stick you purchase? My inventory has...
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