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ive been looking into smoking cigars as a hobby for a while now, about a year. Im finally heading out to the oil rigs up north and im going to be gone 21 days straight and back 7 for my job. id like to try and build a small collection of cigars i can smoke over the 21 days im gone so i can come back with even the SLIGHTEST idea of what im smoking. Im looking for cigars from the 2-4 dollar range if possible. I am new however and completely open to suggestions. what do you guys think would make a good diversified group of different cigars to give me a taste of the different types of cigars? something i can buy locally in Alberta, Canada preferably. that way i can have them for those 21 days.
 

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Get a sampler of cigars from cbid. Pay attention to how each stick tastes and behaves as you smoke it, take notes. You will soon figure out what flavor/types of cigars suit you best. Plenty of really good stix out there in the $3 range. Don't buy any box of cigars for a long time. Stick to samplers and 5 pax.
 

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thanks for the fast reply! how many cigars total do you think is a good amount to bring with me for 21 days? im not sure how often someone smokes cigars. i guarantee its not like cigarettes where everyone smokes a pack a day.
 

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First, Welcome to Puff!!

No one will be able to say what you will like or need when it comes to this hobby. You will just have to try different cigars to get to know what you like.

There are lots of things to think about. How to store your stash being very important. Tupperware or other plastic containers work well and simple Bovida packs will keep your cigars right when on your 21 day shift. Some Puffers smoke 2 or more cigars a day, some only smoke 2 or 3 a month.

Read all you can here to get ideas. The experience level of the Puff members will save you time and money when getting started down the slope.
 

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thanks! and yes, that was one of my biggest concerns. what to store them in. tupperware would make sense completely. im leaving to go to the rigs before any online store could help me though. when going to a cigar shop (edmonton has a lot) what sort of things should i ask them? or even is there specific sample packs to buy?
 

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You will pay a lot more for cigars in Canada. You should check the companies that deliver to Canada thread.
http://www.cigarforums.net/forums/v...ssion/283464-companies-deliver-canada-ii.html
I recommend Cigar Place if you want to buy some sticks. If you never smoke cigars before try some milder stuff. Check this thread
http://www.cigarforums.net/forums/vb/general-cigar-discussion/302646-cheap-mild-cigars-newbie.html
For my personnal experience as a newbie I recommend you CAO gold coronas, Oliva connecticut, Macanudo hyde park and casa torano. You should buy like 2 of the same sticks you smoke one and let the other in your box for a bit.
 

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Simply going to the cigar shop and asking them for some recommendations for a new smoker would be your best bet if you need to get them in the next few days.

Some things to have them consider:
  • You are a new smoker
  • Looking for a good variety to try (30-40)
  • More mild/medium than strong, but would still like a few stronger cigars to try
  • Get some of each different wrapper type

Those of course are just suggestions...what you end up asking them about is completely up to you. That's the one bad part about this hobby...we could give you recommendations out the wazzoo...but none of us know what your tastes are going to be like, so just because we love something doesn't mean you will.
 

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ive been looking into smoking cigars as a hobby for a while now, about a year. Im finally heading out to the oil rigs up north and im going to be gone 21 days straight and back 7 for my job. id like to try and build a small collection of cigars i can smoke over the 21 days im gone so i can come back with even the SLIGHTEST idea of what im smoking. Im looking for cigars from the 2-4 dollar range if possible. I am new however and completely open to suggestions. what do you guys think would make a good diversified group of different cigars to give me a taste of the different types of cigars? something i can buy locally in Alberta, Canada preferably. that way i can have them for those 21 days.
Welcome to PUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I don't think $2-$4 cigars exist in Canada correct me if i am wrong with the taxes and all. And to be honest even if they did i don't know that that;s really the right way to get started. But then i really don't know what you expect out of the hobby. Are you doing it to pass the time where you are far from home. Or are you really interested in being an aficionado?
 
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