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Brazos Hunter 01-17-2012 10:38 PM

What cigar...
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I'm in the mood. I know it's cool out but what cigar would you choose?

RiverRat00 01-17-2012 10:44 PM

I don't know cause I don't smoke but they all look good to me.

bobc 01-17-2012 10:45 PM

The 829 looks good. Dark, strong, combine with scotch or bourbon.

bassinking 01-17-2012 10:47 PM

I bought some from this place last time we were on Bourbon St. and you can order them online


Brazos Hunter 01-17-2012 10:51 PM

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My Lady caught me. Looks like we are going to call it a night. I dig the online thing! I was going to go with the Caudillo.

Gummi Bear 01-17-2012 11:01 PM

How old are they?

What kind of flavor do you prefer? Strong? Earthy? Nutty? Cedar? Grassy? Sweet?

What do you like to drink with it? Coffee? Coke? Scotch?

Brazos Hunter 01-17-2012 11:52 PM

They range from new to '89. As far as flavor and drink, it all depends on my mood.

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 09:50 PM

Going to give it another shot tonight. My Lady is doing some work so, I'm going to the shop to puff and sip...

See you in 30 or so.

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 10:02 PM

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RiverRat00 01-18-2012 10:09 PM

looks like u found the perfect combo pal. enjoy

Dr. D 01-18-2012 10:25 PM


Originally Posted by Brazos Hunter (Post 4812017)

Nice!!!! We will enjoy a few at Nanza. We have a small group of conniseurs:)

Roscoe 01-18-2012 10:31 PM

If I were a single man, cigars would definetely be one of my vices. :)

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 10:32 PM


Originally Posted by Dr. D (Post 4812138)
Nice!!!! We will enjoy a few at Nanza. We have a small group of conniseurs:)

Sounds good! I'll bring a few!

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by Roscoe (Post 4812178)
If I were a single man, cigars would definetely be one of my vices. :)

You don't have to be single! I'm not...

32drawlength 01-18-2012 10:35 PM

I like the dark cigars...

Wudstix 01-18-2012 10:38 PM

Sweet ;)b;)b

Jackson357 01-18-2012 10:41 PM

Great day for a nice stick. I hope it was good

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 10:46 PM


Originally Posted by Jackson357 (Post 4812248)
Great day for a nice stick. I hope it was good

The flavor was there but the burn wasn't even. It was the first time I had an Iguena.

altez 01-18-2012 10:56 PM


Kind of hard to see but it was a cuban .. ; ) - ~ Smoke one while I was in Vancouver, B.C

Dr. D 01-18-2012 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by Brazos Hunter (Post 4812190)
Sounds good! I'll bring a few!

You won't be alone....i hear the some folks smoke some from Cuba and they aren't horrible. :)

Brazos Hunter 01-18-2012 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by Dr. D (Post 4812371)
You won't be alone....i hear the some folks smoke some from Cuba and they aren't horrible. :)

I have two in the humidor now and they aren't bad. Nothing to write home about. Honestly, I like several others more. I'll bring one for you to try...

Roscoe 01-19-2012 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by Brazos Hunter (Post 4812193)
You don't have to be single! I'm not...

Yeah true, but I also know that the lingering odor afterwards is not pleasant for those who do not smoke, so I choose not to partake with any frequency out of consideration for my wife. :)

But a good cigar ocassionally is....aahhh. :D

muzzlebrake 01-19-2012 09:44 AM

My favorite is Drew Estate's Chateau Real Noble Habana.
Goes good with a Dos Equis lager & lime.

Gummi Bear 01-19-2012 09:47 AM

I promised the girls that I'd grill tonight. Seems like a perfect excuse to enjoy a cigar.

BH - PM me your address, I have something for you to try

ProV1 01-19-2012 09:54 AM

My favorite smokes are:

1. Montecristo #2
2. Patel Sun Grown Torpedo
3. Hoyo de Monterrey Excaliber #5

If I am on the golf course with a cigar one of the above will be what is in my hand.

Gummi Bear 01-19-2012 06:32 PM

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Got some yard bird on the grill, fresh green beans on the stove. Enjoying a "yard gar" and shooting my bow while I cook. It's a good evening...

Twztid 01-19-2012 06:58 PM

Well I smoked ciggs for ten years or just short of. I have not smoked in 8months besides the occasional black n mild( my buddy always smokes them )...always wanted to get into cigars but being on the outside of a non cigar smokers they smell like ***! They flat out right stink and I cannot stand the smell! So I guess I'm SOL? Or only the cheapy ones stink? Or what recommendations do you sr. Guys recommend

txcountryboy86 01-19-2012 07:09 PM

Rocky Patel vintage 1990, or cao italia

Gummi Bear 01-19-2012 07:27 PM

Only the truly crummy ones stink. A premium cigar should have a more aromatic smell.

Cigars are like wine, very personal. You will start to recognize certain flavors or sensations from them.

I used to smoke cigs too, Inwas a 2 pack per day smoker for years. It is manageable, and i sometimes go 2-3 weeks without a cigar.

You do not inhale them, but rather roll the smoke through your mouth and nasal passage to experience the full flavor and sensation. What you drink can heighten or ruin the experience. You also do not want to smoke on an empty stomach, that can be a bad experience.

Twztid 01-19-2012 07:39 PM

What does a humidor go for? Don't you add distilled water and keep them at a specific tempature?

Gummi Bear 01-19-2012 07:50 PM

You can spend a small fortune on a good humidor, but there are several good package deals out there.

I got mine from Cigars International, they offer a few different package deals. This is the one that has replaced mine: http://www.cigarsinternational.com/p...text=5%20vegas

I got a bunch of cigars, and a humidor for a decent price.

I've had it for about 6 years now, and it has been rock solid.

I do not use the PG solution, or humidity gel anymore. I use Relative Humidity beads, 65% humidity. They keep it very solid.

I also tossed the analog hygrometer, it's pretty, but junk. Get a good digital one.

You are supposed to use distilled water, but I use the filtered water from my fridge, and my cigars keep fine. I have several in there well over 10 years old.

I buy cigars to smoke a year or two down the road, and plan to age them. They settle in, and the flavor matures when they sit for a while. I do buy cigars just to smoke, cheap ones like the Flor I had tonight.

Some folks will tell you to take your cigars out of the cello, but it is not necessary to. They breathe just fine with it on. That myth has been dispelled several times over.

The key to keeping cigars is to have the humidor in a stable environment. I keep mine in the kitchen cabinet. The house stays pretty stable in temperature all year, and I keep a close eye on my humidity level (check it every few days)

Some more reasonably priced humidors:


Benelliguy 01-19-2012 08:05 PM

A Zino #1, without question, accompanied by a coffee flavored liquer of some sort.

JHanchera 01-19-2012 08:07 PM

Twztid- I got a Savoy for christmas this year. From what it says online they're supposed to be pretty solid. I got the 25 cigar one and I believe it cost $120+. It comes with a built in humidifier but I threw in a crystal humidifier stick so I can monitor its humidity. I am actually about to order a digital hydrometer tonight for it. Let me know if you've got any questions, I'll put up some pics if anyone would like.

I recently smoked a Hight cigar. The guy who came up with the blend is a Chef from the Alden Hotel in the Houston area, but they are rolled out of the country. It was pretty darn good. I like a sweeter cigar and it was perfect. Got some Winston Churchill Blenheims for christmas, cant wait to try those out. For $22 a stick, they better be darn good!

Brazos Hunter 01-19-2012 08:13 PM

I'm going to try and fire one up again tonight. It will be late so we will see. Thanks for running with it Gummi!!!

JHanchera 01-19-2012 08:15 PM

Let us know which one you go with. I'd never heard of an Iguana before but now I want to try one!

schlag77 01-19-2012 08:25 PM

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Y'all got me ready to fire on up. Attachment 303941as you can see I'm running low. Have a couple I'm trying to save for the neighbor that key his humi dry out. I'm maduro guy my self. Dark oily leathery little nutty with a touch of spice for me. La aroura number 1, ancient warrior, RP 90 and 92, Cain maduro,

Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 08:30 PM

The decision has been made. Fuente and Chivas. I'll let you know how it goes.


Grumbler 01-19-2012 08:41 PM

That better not be ice !!!


schlag77 01-19-2012 08:42 PM

With that stick I can forgive him. Love the Fuentes

Twztid 01-19-2012 08:48 PM

Well this is like an underground society of smokes and who makes them where they came from and what to smoke them with...guess I need to go to the humidor off San pedro and see if I can find some I like before investing in a personal humidor

I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=29.360228,-98.194226

Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 08:53 PM

You ask ANY scotch connoisseur and they will tell you a few cubes brings out the flavor. I'm not a fan of adding water, but a few cubes works for me. I wouldn't dare do that to Johnnie Walker Blue, but Chivas 12 needs just a touch. Things are going well so far.


Grumbler 01-19-2012 08:58 PM

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My evening's entertainment.

Grumbler 01-19-2012 09:03 PM

We will have to disagree on ice, BUT this doesn't mean we can't find some common ground elsewhere.

Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 09:03 PM

Man, the Fuente is burning great. What an awesome smoke. Time for a refill. No ice, promise.


Twztid 01-19-2012 09:08 PM

Ron you got some hairy man bear legs there..might need to watch that cigar getting to close....and either you dribbled or split a little on your kakies shorts there :)

Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 09:13 PM

You dont want to see my back then.

bughunter 01-19-2012 09:17 PM



Twztid 01-19-2012 09:18 PM


Originally Posted by Ron Meloni (Post 4816901)
You dont want to see my back then.

Ron you gonna hang a bownanza this year or
You gonna come hang with us at the r100 in D/FW?

I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=29.360036,-98.194434

Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 09:20 PM

Ok, I guess this is where I eat crow and admit the flavor of both the cigar and scotch are better without the ice. I'm having a great night after a crappy day. Thanks for the nudge guys.


Ron Meloni 01-19-2012 09:21 PM

Definitely want to do both, especially the Rinehart 100.

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