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Old 01-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #151
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Nice! Antanos have made a few friends weak in the knees. Might sneak up on ya. Sad, but I lost the only quality cutter I've ever purchased. I bet I've still got every cheaply made plastic one ever thrown in as a gimme. It's just not fair.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:42 PM   #152
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My last "gimme" cutter finally died. Hate to admit, but I was using an Xacto blade. How's that for sad? I would like to find a nice Xikar punch and my needs will fulfilled. The Antaņo was awesome. Great finish, I really enjoyed this one.

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Old 01-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #153
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Next? Thought I'd try a little bourbon and a little Padilla Dominus, punched and ready to go.


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Old 01-27-2012, 09:26 PM   #154
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That's a nice one too.
Got me to thinking an Alec Bradley Tempus would hit the spot. Too bad I'm out...

Got a punch cutter as a gift years ago. Couldn't seem to get all the flavor I wanted that way, but it did make less mess. Enjoy that Padilla!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:34 PM   #155
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Tempus, now that was a good one, I've enjoyed a few.

I really needed tonight after the week I had. Both smokes were great. The drink was fine as well. Finishing off the night with a nice glass of Cab/Sav, just to mix it up. Really because my wife decided to join me and brought a spare glass. We really need a get together.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:28 PM   #156
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Two new ones to try.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #157
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I'll be so glad when I'm over this cold so I can join y'all again!
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #158
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Hey Gummi,

Did the .204 get any critters for ya?
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #159
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Killed this one.
Hope they made more; was smooth.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #160
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Was able to share a smoke with my brother tonight. We had a great time.






I'm really becoming a huge fan of the Fuente.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:26 AM   #161
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Did the .204 get any critters for ya?
Nope, I struck out completely. My buddy got a coon Friday night. I sat out Saturday with my bow until a little after 19:00 when I got cold.

The cigars sure were good sitting around the campfire though!
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:35 AM   #162
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Too bad they don't make them any more, but I love the box pressed yellow band Cohibas.
Another good one is Austin's own Bobalu cigars.
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #163
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:58 PM   #164
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #165
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #166
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This is a must try!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #167
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Looks like a great combination!
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:48 PM   #168
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #169
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Wish I could hang with all y'all high rollers!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #170
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You guys are making me jealous! Will be out back as soon as I finish a few things for work. Tough time deciding what to smoke. Jackson357, that G&G is going really well. Update us schlag77 on how things are going there, looks like a winner too.

Decisions, decisions.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:13 PM   #171
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You guys are making me jealous! Will be out back as soon as I finish a few things for work. Tough time deciding what to smoke. Jackson357, that G&G is going really well. Update us schlag77 on how things are going there, looks like a winner too.

Decisions, decisions.
It was great. The Eagle Rare helped a little.
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:47 PM   #172
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Taking it easy I guess, just a Partagas Black and Dewars.

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #173
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I have a few options

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Old 02-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #174
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Jump right in, you look set.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:25 PM   #175
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Tonight Im thinking opus x just cant decide on what to drink with it
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #176
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You want the most out of that Opus? Head to Starbucks, and get an Americana.

The coffee flavor really brings out a lot in an Opus.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #177
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Man I'd kill for an opus! Haven't had one in three years! The olivas are my goto's I don't think u can get a better smoke for the price. Anybody else use bourbon for aroma n the humi? I've been putting my Lil glass cup with a mix of revel stock vanilla and some clove.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #178
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Schlag -

You can probably get an Opus at your local shop...

Thing is though, it's probably going to be a "member stock" item; meaning that they will hold back a box or two of their annual allotment for the members of the shop (lots of shops have a members smoking area, and lockers for rent in the humidor).

You can butter up the manager, or get friendly with a member to gain access to these sticks.


I do nothing to add aroma in my humidor. I just let the tobacco and Spanish cedar create it's own aroma.

This is the top tray of my humidor as of right now...

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Old 02-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #179
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Dang Gummi, good selection.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:08 AM   #180
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Had a good go of things. Decent burn with great flavor, and lasted long enough for a few glasses of refreshment.




Didn't realize it, but I smoked it well into the band. Not a bad cigar at all.

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Old 02-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #181
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Dang gummi! Three of my favorites on that top tray!! Looks like we have similar taste. I have to hit up specks and never have seen them n there humi. Guess I should at least ask. Not many cigar shots close to me.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #182
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:56 PM   #183
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:09 PM   #184
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I'll be joining you shortly. Gonna go with a Rocky Patel Edge Corojo and a Guiness Extra Stout, or four.

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #185
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Man o war ruination tonight

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #186
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[QUOTE=schlag77; Not many cigar shots close to me.[/QUOTE]

Tell me about it... At least cigar.com ships with humi pillows

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Old 02-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #187
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I had a cigar to celebrate mowing the yard for the first time this year. I enjoyed it between arrows...

I was practicing with my Kill Light, and wound up with this:
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #188
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I had a cigar to celebrate mowing the yard for the first time this year. I enjoyed it between arrows...

I was practicing with my Kill Light, and wound up with this:
Great Robin Hood!
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Dang gummi! Three of my favorites on that top tray!! Looks like we have similar taste. I have to hit up specks and never have seen them n there humi. Guess I should at least ask. Not many cigar shots close to me.
Several of those you cannot get in a shop.

The T110's were a limited edition, only a few hundred boxes made. I split a box with a fella from a cigar forum.

The 4 on the right, well, you just don't see them...

The CAO's are from 05, when they first introduced the "Black"

The Opus is from 09, and so is the Fuente (Maduro Shark)
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Oh yeah ... Here we go
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These any good?

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Those lacking in quality for a fine man like yourself.....you should probably just send them to me

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Kept under the right conditions, they're pretty darn decent. Lots of 'grassy' flavor. That's pretty indicative of a true Cuban. Let it dry out, and it won't be very good.


A lot of a cigar's flavor comes from oils in the tobacco, oil that is dependent upon moisture. Once it dries out, you can never re-condition it. I've smoked a bunch of 10 year old cigars, and I've watched people smoke pre-ban Cubans (Kennedy initiated the first embargo in 62).

There comes a point when the cigar loses it's personality, and the jury is out as to when that happens (I've never had one long enough to know personally, I'm going by what I've read, and heard others discuss)
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #194
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Nice shooting Gummi. Here's my pick tonight.




Decent enough burn, but pretty sharp in flavor, at least more than I'm used to. We'll see how it finishes.

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The Edge, a pretty darn decent smoke. I haven't met anyone with big enough stones to buy a cab of them though If you can sit on it for a while, they really smooth out after a year or so.

I wish. Wish. That Rocky would bring back the Sumatra Edge that he made a few years ago. It was a spectacular smoke.
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Not sure what the problem was tonight, but I'm kinda let down. Not sure if it was the extra stout in combo with the corojo, but it seemed to clash quite a bit. Like they fought each other. Maybe needed a whiskey or something other, but my selection was wrong. I have more and will try something different next time for sure. Tell me what I did wrong Obi Wan Kenobi, I mean Gummi?

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Gummi,

Have you seen the latest RP Anniversary?
Rhinestones on the box. So darn gaudy I couldn't even bring myself to try a stick.
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Kept under the right conditions, they're pretty darn decent. Lots of 'grassy' flavor. That's pretty indicative of a true Cuban. Let it dry out, and it won't be very good.


A lot of a cigar's flavor comes from oils in the tobacco, oil that is dependent upon moisture. Once it dries out, you can never re-condition it. I've smoked a bunch of 10 year old cigars, and I've watched people smoke pre-ban Cubans (Kennedy initiated the first embargo in 62).

There comes a point when the cigar loses it's personality, and the jury is out as to when that happens (I've never had one long enough to know personally, I'm going by what I've read, and heard others discuss)
Thanks for the info.
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Wilshire Ocean Blvd. Anyone ever try em?
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Not sure what the problem was tonight, but I'm kinda let down. Not sure if it was the extra stout in combo with the corojo, but it seemed to clash quite a bit. Like they fought each other. Maybe needed a whiskey or something other, but my selection was wrong. I have more and will try something different next time for sure. Tell me what I did wrong Obi Wan Kenobi, I mean Gummi?
That is two separate sources of very powerful flavor in one sitting. Clashing bitter flavors would be my guess. A young Corojo is very 'raspy' to me. Kind of like smoking something, and getting a bit of a sandpaper sensation. This mellows with age.

I like to keep blank cigar bands, and date some cigars that I'm interested in aging. I write the purchase date on them, and rotate them to the bottom of my humidor.

You may try it with a semi sweet drink next time. I like to drink coffee or tea with my cigars, they bring out a whole different bunch of flavors. Maybe a creamy coffee, with a hint of raw sugar might go good with it.

Or you could go all out, and spring for a pure cane DrPepper or Coke. I love it with strong cigars.


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Have you seen the latest RP Anniversary?
Rhinestones on the box. So darn gaudy I couldn't even bring myself to try a stick.
You're kidding me?! I have got to get to the shop and check that out. I wonder if they'll be as bad as the CAO Vision a little while back? They came in the coolest box ever, but it was an atrocious smoke. I'm gonna have to go buy one just to see.


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No, but I'll put it on my list of things to try. Where did you buy it? Online or a local shop?
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