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  1. Cigar Questions
    Apologies up front if this is a repeat, as I'm sure it's been covered at some point, but searching didn't return any results. I was having issues with some of my cigars leaving a chemical aftertaste. Researching this is where I read about the possibilities and solutions. Could be improper...
  2. General Cigar Discussion
    Good Day, Ladies and Gentlemen of Puff! I come to you all today with a most bizarre question indeed. I just purchased a box of Oliva V's from a very legitimate source online. I ordered it on priority shipping, and it arrived at my doorstep in about 2 or 3 days. I sampled one the day they came...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Habanos Discussion
    A couple weeks ago I mentioned that a good friend of mine (Oh #$%! I've know him for 27 years now) let me throw in with him on his latest order. When he forwarded them to me they didn't make it in time before I was off to vacation. Since it was my first time, I was a bit nervous but I'm happy to...
  6. General Cigar Discussion
    I am learning the importance of letting a cigar rest, and I'm doing the hard(expensive) way. As some of you may have read, I had a couple of Oliva Gs that were plain bad recently and with the help of this forum I came to the conclusion that they were too green and needed a nap. Well, this...
  7. General Cigar Discussion
    I buy cigars and they say that they have been aging for years and then taste a certain way when they get off the truck, and then after a month of rest they taste better and some will say they taste great after a year. Im thinking pirates gold but it could be any cigars that says it has been...
  8. General Cigar Discussion
    Noob question # ......whatever it is. After a cursory search for such came up lacking, I find myself curious as to the effects and/or need for resting cigars before firing them up. I understand the longer term effects of aging, but why the shorter rest - I see a couple of weeks mentioned often...
  9. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    As most Opus I think it benefits from some time in the humidor prior to smoking. This is one my fav sizes of the line. I feel this is a med body s... Read the full review here: Opus X Perfecxion X Cigar Review - Great after resting
  10. General Cigar Discussion
    Being very new in this hobby I have been doing a lot of reading in books/magazines and on puff about when is the right time to smoke your cigar purchase. Almost every source I have read says that any handmade high quality cigar has tobacco that has been aged for at least 2-3years minimum berfore...
  11. General Cigar Discussion
    I have some CC that I have been aging for close to 10 years. So I can be patient. lol My real question is for my newer purchase. I have a few boxes that I plan on letting age but no certain as to how long. I do plan on letting them rest for 6 months before i even light one up but I am...
  12. Cigar Questions
    tonight i decided me and my uncle were gonna try the new Man O War Virtue, i had got them in the mail last friday from the devils site, so they have been in the humi for a week. the wrappers seemed very moist and fragile. the burn was perfect though on both our cigars but to the touch the...
  13. General Cigar Discussion
    I'm on the porch tonight with a cigar that I've smoked a bunch of over the last year; a DPG JJ maduro Selectos (robusto). I remember when I smoked one rott it was a total pepper-bomb. Within a couple of months, the cigar tasted quite a bit different, instead of pepper out of the gate, the cigar...
  14. General Cigar Discussion
    Philosophically, I have no problem smoking cigars rott (right off the truck). I used to always discipline myself to wait at least 2 weeks for the cigars to "settle", but I have been known to burn hastily in a moment of weakness. My impatience has led to punishment on occasion, but also great...
  15. General Pipe Forum
    I know it's important to rest a pipe at least one day between smokes, but does this apply if I smoke two bowls in rapid succession? I've got enough of the blend I'm going through to smoke about a bowl and a half, so I figured I'd just knock it all out in one smoke, refilling the bowl as soon as...
  16. General Cigar Discussion
    im looking for a lil advice here, i am always wondering just how long i should rest my smokes after getting them in the mail. im not really looking to age them per say, i just want to smoke them at there right freshness. there are some smokes that i want to try so bad in my humi and im just not...
  17. General Pipe Forum
    I am curious how many of you follow the rules of pipe resting? I am just curious, of course! I always rest my pipe, as it sounds like a smart thing to do. Speaking of pipes, my Peterson appears to be breaking in nicely.
  18. General Cigar Discussion
    I've only been actively keeping and aging cigars in my humidor for about a year now. The improvement they pick up with a little time resting there is fantastic. Usually the first month or two is the hardest time to resist firing one up. After that, I become much more patient. Two questions...
  19. General Cigar Discussion
    I bought a 500 stick capacity humidor in the spring. I've been acquiring a lot of cigars, mostly from Cigar International. Like many here, I'm anxious to try new arrivals immediately. If they are a stick I'm unfamiliar with I have been smoking one when they arrive then putting the rest to bed to...
  20. General Cigar Discussion
    Today two cigars I got in trade had horrible draws. I know that a gorilla wouldn't send me a bad cigar. I think it may be due to travel. I let it rest for a week and a half, but it seems that it wasn't enough. How long do you let a cigar rest in the humidor before smoking it after a trip?
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