The Cigar Thread.

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Joe91, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Zyklone

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    I have a couple of humidors from http://www.cheaphumidors.com/

    Although my next one will most likely be a wine fridge converted to shelving to hold about 500 cigars in one place.

    If you are going to make your own humidor, I strongly recommend you use Spanish cedar wood.
     
  2. Zyklone

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    According to the internet Spanish Cedar is actually a thing:
    http://www.wood-database.com/lumber-identification/hardwoods/spanish-cedar/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedrela_odorata

    "Mahogany, a close relative, is often found with cedro and both suffer damage from the same pest, the mahogany shootborer"

    Taken from http://www.humidor-guide.com/humidor-construction/spanish-cedar-in-humidors:

    Spanish cedar offers the following advantages (botanical term “cedrela odorata”):

    Protection from tobacco worms – through the cedar’s special odoriferous quality
    High humidity absorption capacity – this ensures that a stable climate will be maintained inside the humidor and mold is prevented
    Supports the cigar aging process
    Positive effect on the flavor of the cigars
     
  3. miicah

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    I've found cheap humidors are not cheap at all, especially in comparison to cigars international or even cigars.com
     
  5. schismo

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    Anyone have any recommendations for small cigar/cigarillo? I enjoy them with coffee. Cafe Creme filters are a bit cheap and rough.
     
  6. josh1990

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    As far as cigarillos go, my pick is Alta Gracia in Irish Creme. About $20US for 50 before shipping (and tax of you get pinged), well worth it (even with tax IMO).
     
  7. MyDixiesNormous

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    Excellent. Just make sure you sort out some cheap postage east.
     
  8. Zyklone

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    Awesome, more competition/outlets is always good.

    My daily is a R y J Wide Churchill, what would be your listing price for a box of 25's?

    Thanks
     
  9. Zyklone

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    CUN TAS has them listed as $688.05 per 25 box - able to work with that?

    EDIT: Put space in shop name so it wouldn't be picked up by swear filter.
     
  10. NanoDuke

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    Hey Krystof, I've been following your FB page since you linked to it. I like your reviews and photography.

    Do you have a recommendation of a beginner cigar? I've never smoked before, save for a couple of peer pressure ciggies back in highschool... :Paranoid:
     
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    What is the concensus on the Partagas Serie P No.2?
     
  12. trash

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    Just spent some time with a Trinidad Coloniales (Cuban, colonial, ring size 44) and some Brown Brothers Very Old port.

    It has been a long time since I have had a cigar.

    The Good:
    The Trinidad Coloniales is very smooth. The foot had an even burn and the draw was easy to medium. The humidity was a little high in my humidor and I think that was evident - a little hard to light and keep going. I will play with my humidor some more to get it right.

    The flavours were a woody, dark chocolate in the first to second 3rd followed by sweet vanilla in the last 3rd.

    All in all a very enjoyable re-entry to the cigar world.

    The Bad:
    I have to go to work at 10pm!

    Special thanks to CrazyNuts for his recommendation/advice.
     
  13. wildbull1984

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    CrazyNuts, just wondering if there are any Cigar Lounges in Perth?
     
  14. Zyklone

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    I got a box of the Feral Flying Pigs the other day... damn tasty!

    Have you tried the T52's yet?
     
  15. josh1990

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    I've got a few original release ffp stashed away next to some other tasty DE first releases for when I feel like a celebration. Drew estate is my favourite cigar producer :thumbup:
     
  16. JugV2

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    CrazyNuts, you mentioned earlier that there were no cigar places left in Perth.

    What about Devlins in Subiaco?
     
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    Giving this a bump in hope of kicking this thread back to life.

    What has everyone been smoking recently? I'm finding that I have been sticking to my "go-to" cigars more than normal lately. Perhaps my sense of adventure is waning a little.

    Not looking forward to winter either, opportunities to enjoy a cigar outside get fewer and far between.
     
  18. CrazyNuts

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    I have my go-to cigars as well, but I tend to mix things up a bit by changing my drinking habits. Doesn't have to be alcoholic either :)

    Are you looking for some suggestions on what to smoke? I'd happily make some recommendations.
     

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