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Wow, you are stocked. I've never had either of those.
Lol old picture my friend. I use to have a wine fridge that I converted into a humidor. It was nice to have but humidity was really hard to maintain unless I kept it completely full. I don’t smoke nearly as much as I use to so I simplified my stock with a standard 100 count humidor. I’m almost tempted to buy another 100 count tho cuz I’m always overfilling now :ROFLMAO:

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Lol old picture my friend. I use to have a wine fridge that I converted into a humidor. It was nice to have but humidity was really hard to maintain unless I kept it completely full. I don’t smoke nearly as much as I use to so I simplified my stock with a standard 100 count humidor. I’m almost tempted to buy another 100 count tho cuz I’m always overfilling now :ROFLMAO:

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Very nice. I tried a 5 pack of the herrera esteli once and they were terrible. No flavor and wouldn't stay lit. Maybe a bad batch.
 

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    Lol old picture my friend. I use to have a wine fridge that I converted into a humidor. It was nice to have but humidity was really hard to maintain unless I kept it completely full. I don’t smoke nearly as much as I use to so I simplified my stock with a standard 100 count humidor. I’m almost tempted to buy another 100 count tho cuz I’m always overfilling now :ROFLMAO:

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    Nice! I've been toying with getting an electric humidor due to the low humidity out here...
     

    koobs84

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    Very nice. I tried a 5 pack of the herrera esteli once and they were terrible. No flavor and wouldn't stay lit. Maybe a bad batch.
    It sucks when you get a bad batch like that. I enjoy the Herrera esteli. I think the Brazilian Maduro with the blue label is better

    If you get a chance try one again. Usually if I tried a cigar that I did not like I will try again in the future. That way I find out if it was just a bad cigar or if I really just don’t like the profile.

    I had an LFD Ligero that I couldn’t stand. Tried again a year later and fell in love with it. Now it’s a go to if I want a strong cigar
     

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    It sucks when you get a bad batch like that. I enjoy the Herrera esteli. I think the Brazilian Maduro with the blue label is better

    If you get a chance try one again. Usually if I tried a cigar that I did not like I will try again in the future. That way I find out if it was just a bad cigar or if I really just don’t like the profile.

    I had an LFD Ligero that I couldn’t stand. Tried again a year later and fell in love with it. Now it’s a go to if I want a strong cigar
    I also had some AJ Fernandez New World Maduros that were supposed to be great. They were super harsh, washed out flavor and wouldn't burn.
     

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    So how often do you all smoke? I smoke on the weekends, usually 1 or 2 per weekend.
    Varies for me. Typically 1-2 a week. But sometimes I’ll go several weeks or even months without one. Just depends on how busy life gets and if I’m in the mood for one.

    I had a doctor visit once and said I smoked cigars occasionally. She went on about how bad it is and how addictive it could be. I remember sitting there and realizing while she was rambling that I hadn’t had one in 3 months. Made me chuckle a bit about the addictive part of it
     

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    I also had some AJ Fernandez New World Maduros that were supposed to be great. They were super harsh, washed out flavor and wouldn't burn.
    Same.. mine was tunneling really bad and the smoke was harsh and bitter tasting. No matter how slow I smoked it just wouldn’t cooperate
     

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    Since COVID, I have one a day most days. But when work gets busy I’ll miss a few days between smokes. That does make the stronger cigars more of a challenge to smoke though at times.
     
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    Varies for me. Typically 1-2 a week. But sometimes I’ll go several weeks or even months without one. Just depends on how busy life gets and if I’m in the mood for one.

    I had a doctor visit once and said I smoked cigars occasionally. She went on about how bad it is and how addictive it could be. I remember sitting there and realizing while she was rambling that I hadn’t had one in 3 months. Made me chuckle a bit about the addictive part of it
    There's more old cigar smokers than there are old doctors. I think I'll burn one tonight.
     

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    What's the flavor like?
    From the first light it had a background note of English tobaccos. Not at all strong but it’s there and if you have smoked Dunhill’s tobaccos you’ll notice it. Top notes of nuttiness and leather. I rushed it once and it became bitter/ astringent. Slowed down it went back to being exactly the same as above. Steady Eddy. Needs more smoke, wasn’t a whole lot. I’ll buy more and let them sit to see how they age. Cheap enough to not go broke on and novices that come over would enjoy them.
     
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    Just got these in, probably will need to age them for a bit but start sampling in a month. My self control is not always at a high in terms of waiting.

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    Quite often they can be quite good initially then get a bit sick when aging until after some time and waiting they become glorious!

    A nice breakfast at the Long Beach fly casting club.
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    Smoked this Bugatti Scurio this evening (called it a Medio earlier, was incorrect) that I was given. Meh, don’t waste your time on it.
     
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    I am a sucker for all things Arturo Fuente! My local shop knows this and I always get a call when something unique comes in. It's about that time actually! :) Worst thing that ever happened to me was visiting Casa Fuente in Vegas :LOL: On my aching wallet!
    I’m a big fan of the Anejo’s!

    Here’s a pic of one of the best cigars I ever had.
    Absolutely amazing!
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    lariat

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    Illusione, with some hens that are taking over my shop.
    Gotta rein those birds in. Next thing you know you'll have bird shit everywhere, hidden nests, rogue night roosts and beggars underfoot. Not good for cigar smoking at all.
     
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    Gotta rein those birds in. Next thing you know you'll have bird shit everywhere, hidden nests, rogue night roosts and beggars underfoot. Not good for cigar smoking at all.
    Wife ruined those birds a long time ago. At least they shit outside, must be smarter than I thought. They are beggars though, relentless.
     
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