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  1. SpecialEd

    Pipe Smoking 101?

    Filters, yea or nay? Do you break in a new pipe by smoking progressively larger bowls? How hot should the outside of the bowl get? Bubbling/blistering of the finish on the outside of the bowl is caused by what exactly? (I know it's too hot but...) How long does your average bowl last...
  2. B

    Old Williamsburg No. 20, 101 Proof, Three Year Old . . .

    bourbon. This was one of the two bottles I bought at my recent excursion to LeNell's in Red Hook, Brooklyn. If you haven't seen my post on LeNell's yet, it's not far from this thread. It is even better to see LeNell's than just my post about it, so if you're in NYC, or plan on visiting, make...
  3. C

    Smoking 101?

    You guys have been a big help with getting me started right in cigars. There's a wealth of info on lighting, cutting, and storing your cigars. But there's not really that much on the actual smoking of a cigar. How to hold it, ensure you're not inhaling(while drawing on the cigar)...
  4. C

    The - Salt Test 101

    Cigars taste best when they are kept at the right RH. RH stands for Relative humidity. It is important to test your hygrometers for accuracy. This is done by something called a salt test. Salt test is pretty simple to do, here is how I do it: Take a plastic bottle cap and fill it with...
  5. C

    Lighting Cigars 101

    I have heard so many people that have so many different ways of lighting a cigar. I thought I'd put down what I do (mostly) I say mostly, because in my car driving or outdoors I put my flame to a cigar & suck! But given the time to sit and do it right: First I try and feel the cigar, rolling...