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  1. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Hello! My name is Joe. I have recently began using a wine chiller to store cigars. I've placed the cigars in tupperware containers with a drymistat tube & hygrometer in each. I keep the temp at 65 and have maintained 64-66% humidity for each container. Is this an acceptable method or should I...
  2. General Pipe Forum
    From pipesmagazine.com: a magisterial but down to earth description by Russ O. on how pipe tobacco is processed; with photos from MacBaren and Orlik factories on the many key ways and steps in which this is done. Note that the baccy is not strewn on the floor or stepped on, at least not in...
  3. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    I thought I would start this thread after a new experience the other day. I had recently bought a V-cutter because I was curious about how it would affect the draw and possibly even a slight big of the flavor and how it smoked. I stuck the cigar in there and cut it wit the V-shaped blade...
  4. General Cigar Discussion
    Does anyone know how different shops get shipments of cigars? I have been told many companies have reps that can sell several lines, and some require the shop to purchase a certain volume of boxes without being told upfront of WHAT types of cigars they may get, but is there a lot of difference...
  5. Cigar Questions
    My house has been soo bloody humid this summer that I've been unable to drybox a single cigar. It just doesnt work. So what are other methods I can use to dry out a cigar?
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    What's your preferred method of cutting a cigar (standard cutter, hole-punch type, v-shaped cutter, biting, etc.)? I prefer your standard cutter. Does this only effect the draw or does the way you cut your cigar have other effects?
  7. Cigar Accessory Discussion
    So I purchased a 100 ct humidor about a month ago, and it came with 2 of the square humidifiers(they appear to be the floral foam type). Everyone here seems to be big fans of the heartfelt beads. Anyone care to chime in? Recommendations? Advice? Ranting?
  8. Cigar Accessory Questions
    When I first stopped in a local shop the guy there gave me an empty box and told me just using a few Humidipaks will keep the 10 cigars I had bought for a few weeks. I trusted the guy and I didn't keep a close eye on them. I found about two weeks later the Humidipaks were dried out and my...
  9. Cigar Accessory Questions
    I was curious about other storage methods you cigar affiendos use I heard a few people use rubbermaid containers and ziplock bags
  10. General Pipe Forum
    It seems to be common knowledge that many if not most tobaccos are not packaged at an ideal moisture level for smoking, almost always erring on the side of being too moist. How do you guys like to dehumidify your tobaccos to a smoking level? Also, do you try to dry out the whole tin at once or...
  11. General Pipe Forum
    Is it better to leave the tobacco in the tin to let it dry or do you spread it out on a paper. It seems like it won't dry consistently in the tin. But I was just wondering what are some of your methods. I have brand new tins of: Haddos delight Squadron Leader Penzance 1792 flake Full...
  12. Coffee Discussion
    The other night Laura had been out shopping and bought a salad spinner. It sat there on the counter looking at me, and I it, until Laura said "why are you looking at my salad spinner like that?":mad: Naturally, I innocently replied, "Like what?", to which she let me know in no uncertain...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    What are the best shipping methods? IE the cheapest and more importantly most convient?? I am thinking in terms of Bombs, trades etc. Thanks
  14. Cigar Accessory Questions
    Thought i'd post a poll for cutting methods. I'm interested in how many of each type everybody is using.
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