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Old 10-06-2010, 09:46 PM   #61
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Rmcelwee - Looks like a sweet setup you have there, nice humidor. What's its capacity, 50? What sort of ageing process do you do, do you leave them sealed all year while ageing, do you crack the lid once a week? I've seen conflicting recommendations. Seems like while you're infusing them it's best to leave the seal intact. EDIT - About your orange slices idea, what about an orange-flavored spirit? Orange extract and rum? You mentioned the newest batch was a bit soggy, would leaving them in the humidor for a day equalize them? Sorry, I know this reads like an inquisition, but you seem very knowledgeabe.
That is an old humidor that I do not use (my current one is pictured below). I figure it will hold maybe 150+ (the pretty one). My current one will probably do 500+. I just completed a web page on cigars/humidors that I have been meaning to work on for the past 5 years (I'll put a link below). You should check it out. No, I do NOT air out my humidor. In fact, I think it is sealed pretty tight. Yes, putting them in the humidor will definitely equalize them. Read my site for info about 70% humidity.

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Old 10-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #62
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Acids are a bad idea. They aren't aromatic and pleasant like pipe tobacco. Thy are dipped in harsh (read unpleasant to taste) perfumes......... That is what it is like to me.
Wow you are the first person that I have ever heard say they dont like Acids. But like you said, to you it tastes unpleasant. I have smoked for years so I really dont have any sence of taste or smell left. Not a big cigar guy but I got to say Acids are a hell of alot better than Old Dutch Masters.

When my mom caught me smoking when I was in high school she made me smoke a whole box of Old Dutches, no matter how many times I threw up, she just gave me another and said inhale.
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Wow you are the first person that I have ever heard say they dont like Acids. But like you said, to you it tastes unpleasant. I have smoked for years so I really dont have any sence of taste or smell left. Not a big cigar guy but I got to say Acids are a hell of alot better than Old Dutch Masters.

When my mom caught me smoking when I was in high school she made me smoke a whole box of Old Dutches, no matter how many times I threw up, she just gave me another and said inhale.
haha dude.. i got over dutches from being a stoner for too long one day they just grossed me out.. i would have hated to be force fed. i think i like your mom
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:24 AM   #64
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Thanks again for the info, rmcelwee. I might have to try that out when I get back stateside. Split the R&D (if you can call it that) between the two of us, trying out different methods and whatnot.

BTW, it occurred to me when looking through your site a few days ago (I was looking for the link you posted in here, I must've been blind) that you will mod damn near anything

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No, I do air out my humidor. In fact, I think it is sealed pretty tight.
Did I read this correctly? You do air it out, or did you mean to type that you don't?
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BTW, it occurred to me when looking through your site a few days ago that you will mod damn near anything
You mean like staying up all night customizing a Stratocaster so it matches the metallic orange and black scheme of my MSM? (it is in work in progress stage right now but I should have it done in a few hours - getting a little tired now). FWIW, I used a Geo Metro as a paint booth for the project.










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Did I read this correctly? You do air it out, or did you mean to type that you don't?
Yeah, typo. I DO NOT air my coolerdor out. It has stayed sealed up for years. I went back and edited the post.
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I keep trying to upload a pic of my humi, keep failing. Gah.

Anyway, trying new sticks. Favorites so far are Man-O-War and DE Java Latte. Both smooth and not harsh. Apparently the same guy responsible for the MOW does the 5 Vegas "A" and the Ave Maria, both in humi to try when I get enough time to spare.

Least favorites were actually some of the CAOs I tried (bland) and especially the Ghurka G5 Avenger, that one was nasty. Harsh.

I think I've learned pro-words to avoid in cigar descriptions: knock-around, spice, leather, earth.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:46 PM   #67
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Cigars are for pussies.
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Another vote for the Macanudos, very nice taste at a Miata price.

I only do this a couple times a month but good wine, nice cigar, aged cheese, venison summer sausage...makes for a relaxing night. My wife drops 50-100 at the spa, I drop it on this.


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Anyone know a site that sells singles and accepts paypal?
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Anyone know a site that sells singles and accepts paypal?
http://www.cigarsinternational.com/cisingles.asp

It's where I order all my cigars (not singles though).
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Buy Rocky Patel Vintages, either 1990 or the 1999. Both are very good. Definitely worth the $14 pricetag
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Tried the 5 Vegas "A", was ok. The Ave Maria was a little better. Man O' War is still my favorite traditional stick.

Liking Drew Estate more, though. Tried an Acid (Blondie Belicosa) but wasn't all that great. The "CI Legends - Copper label" was good though. Got a few Tabacs to try. Also a Perdomo and some others. Just need the weather to get better.
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