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Old 01-25-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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what's up I'm new here. I wanted to introduce myself.

I have been smoking cigars for a few years now. It's the only thing I smoke as long as weed doesn't count. It's possibly the greatest way to spend time, especially if I'm sharing a cigar with a girl I'm seeing. I've had some of the most intimate talks afterwards when smoking.


There are so many cigars out there and I don't always like to be spontaneous. Came to talk and get recommendations of cigars.


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Old 01-25-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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Welcome ! Before anyone can suggest anything for you, they probably need to know what you are looking for in a cigar--- strength, flavor, cost, etc.
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:27 PM   #3
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:17 AM   #4
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:35 PM   #5
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I think my first cigar was a candela Garcia y Vega that I bought in a PX at Ft.Campbell, KY after I finished basic training there in 1969. Something about the "green cigar" appealed to me ... until I actually smoked the thing. It's a minor wonder that I gave cigars another try years later, and discovered the difference between cheap mass-market stick and premium handmade cigars.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:02 PM   #6
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I can almost get that bitter taste back in my mouth thinking about green wrapped/candella cigars. I have heard the the ones Illusion make are very good.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:47 PM   #7
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I've been reduced to buying gas-station cigars when I'm rambling around the countryside and find that I've emptied the traveldor. (Stupid Garmin doesn't have an up-to-date database of B&Ms.) For me the best of a bad lot these days are Dutch Masters; they have one or two vitolas I actually semi-like. Just be careful not to get the "flavored" ones by mistake. I once got a pack of DM coronas that were grape-flavored, they tasted like the smoke was filtered through a hookah filled with Nehi.

Even with machine-mades, I have to cut the head or the tar builds up quickly through that little hole.

Fortunately, I just snagged a 15-stick Herfador from CBid to replace the Xikar box that's MIA; that's enough capacity to keep me in decent cigars for three or four days of travel ... probably.
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:49 AM   #8
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Camo, you might want to slip a humidity pack under the bottom foam of the herfador if you find the cigars getting wrapper issues.
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Old 02-07-2015, 12:28 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by tonygraz View Post
Camo, you might want to slip a humidity pack under the bottom foam of the herfador if you find the cigars getting wrapper issues.
Excellent advice, tonygraz, thank you. I was already thinking along those lines but didn't know if the bottom foam layer was glued down.

Good news! The 15-count Herfador arrived with several other items from CBid. Equally-good news: my Xikar 15-stick traveldor finally turned up; it had gotten buried under other things in a corner. Traveldors of this size are useful for more than just "travel humidors" of course, All told, I now have capacity for 250-275 cigars without commissioning a tupperdor or coolerdor; that's enough to keep me happily enjoying a variety for quite awhile.
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