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  1. Cigar Accessory Questions
    I can't seem to get the humidity down to the 65% the beads are set up for. I have checked my digital hygrometer using the Boveda's 75.5% Calibration Kit several times and each time the hygrometer reads 75%. I have also placed more than 1/3 lb of a beads in a closed plastic container with the...
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    Just got a new box yesterday and want to make sure i do it the correct way, i have already wiped it down once with distilled water and from there on out is where everything I have heard varies. Also I bought one of those packets to calibrate my hygrometer and the packet says it should read 75...
  3. General Pipe Forum
    just curious. usually i just fold it like i would a regular flake but then it just take on a ball-like shape.... correct? Should it be tight, loose? Blah Blah
  4. General Pipe Forum
    Hi, I have bought several pipes over the years and never quite got it right. I think it may have to do with perhaps the way I am packing the pipe? Too loose, too tight? I really enjoy it when you can take long, slow draws and the flavor is very pleasant but I find I end up puff, puffing away...
  5. General Cigar Discussion
    I have been fortunate to smoke an Opus X yesterday and an anejo today(Xmas present from wife). I thought the Opus X had a very nice hint of sweet when smoking that was very nice and the anejo seems to be more on the spicy(pepper) side. Am I correct in what is am tasting?
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    I bought a Savoy digital hydrometer/thermometer. I did the salt test and found it's off by 10 to 12 on the humidity scale. Anyone know how to adjust one of these? I thought my humi was not holding humidity, had me worried.
  7. General Discussion
    Hi All, At the risk of Cigar b/sotleaf's running me out of the site on a dogrocket, I just need to say the following....have a little mercy on this old English teacher! Common misuses....THERE ARE is not THERE or THEIR. You could use THEY'RE! THERE ARE tells HOW MANY....As in, "There...
  8. General Cigar Discussion
    I was just smoking a cigar, a JR's cuban Counterfeit (I think. I was given the cigar and I'm not positive. It's someone's knock-off.) anyhow, the cigar burned rather crooked. Is there a way to correct this? I believe I lit the cigar properly, using a 30 second charring light and then...
  9. General Cigar Discussion
    Hello all. I know this topic has come up before, but I was unable to find the thread... Can anyone give me some guidance as to the proper amount of beads I should be using to maintain constant RH in my new Vinotemp? I seem to remember a few folks using a pound and a half... does that sound...
  10. Cigar Questions
    So I just had a CAO Gold 5-Karats with lunch...Mini cigars..:ss Help me out with what I'm suppose to observe and learn here: I tried toasting the foot and semi-unsuccessful with match sticks outdoors..but regardless of the fact. I was reading the inside tin and was suppose to taste Vanilla...
  11. Cigar Bombs
    #2 (Jordan #2, aka JE3146) was up to something, and I knew he was being too coy when chatting with me in ClubStogie chat. He was discussing bombing people and which is better, posting the tracking numbers before sending it out or sending them out blind and waiting for the carnage ensue. I said...
  12. Meet the Manufacturer
    I just saw this while looking at some reviews of the cg4: http://cigarfan.wordpress.com/2007/09/25/illusione-cg4-%E2%80%94-white-horse/ So which one has the correct ring guage? The Illusione website or the box? Because a 48 smokes waaaaaay different than a 46.... And just where are they...
  13. Cigar Contests
    Here are the pictures from the contest that Wes888 sponsored and I won. I spent 3 hours Friday night to be given an 18 cigar prize pack. Completely awesome. This is more like an unexpected nuke than a prize pack. Thanks for the great contest Wes and the even greater prize. It will take me a...
  14. Jokes Forum
    Remember this is just a joke. . . enjoy :po
  15. Cigar Questions
    I have heard a lot of different people saying to turn a cigar as you smoke it (ie/ turn if b4 each puff) and to lay it down different ways to correct a burn problem. So, my question is this, how do you lay it down to correct the burn problem? Slow burn side down? Up? Thanks!!
  16. General Pipe Forum
    You can go into most cigar shops, buy a cigar and step outside and smoke it. Why don't they sell pipe tobacco at a smokable 40% or lower RH? Does it age better when wet?
  17. General Cigar Discussion
    I know many Freeze their stogies..and I searched and really didn't find any definitive info.. So..how do you freeze the stogies without ruining them? Ziplock? How Long? How do you bring them out of a freeze? Any concerns with Moisture, ice, foul taste pickup (I have baking soda in the freezer...
  18. Habanos Discussion
    EDN - Briones Montoto (formerly Romeo y Julieta) EGD - Carlos Balino (formerly El Rey del Mundo) EUN - El Laguito EEO - Por Larranaga EAT - Fernando Perez German (formerly Partagas) EOG - Miguel Fernandez Roig (formerly La Corona) ENI - Heroes de Moncada ECA - Jose Marti (formerly H. Upmann).
  19. Cigar Bombs
    I got bombed by Frank And Anita, But they sent it to the wrong address. I think Anitas powers are slipping. I dont have an address right now but the old one is well 5 hours away. Luckly they were able to send it to me. And I am very glad they did. A whole bunch of toranos where in there, a...
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