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  1. Finally got around to smoking #1, and just in time. Burn was good for the most part, only requiring a couple of touch ups. Draw was good and lots of good flavors. Not too full flavored, but I really enjoyed it. Have it narrowed down to a couple, but final submission will ultimately be a guess. Here's hoping I get off to a good start.
  2. Hello all. I've been a member of this forum in the 24:24 sense for a couple of years now, but have been mostly a lurker as far as posting goes. Internet message forums and social media in general are not places I normally post much, but this forum has been a wonderful resource for information, purchases, and just lively discourse. I'll do my best to be more involved, but just thought I'd do the obligatory introduction post, not matter how late. @wabashcr gets all the credit for introducing me to cigars in general and this site specifically. Enjoying this lovely fall Indianapolis weather before it gets too cold (to smoke without my outdoor heaters, that is). Cheers all!
  3. Hello all. I've been a member of this forum in the 24:24 sense for a couple of years now, but have been mostly a lurker as far as posting goes. Internet message forums and social media in general are not places I normally post much, but this forum has been a wonderful resource for information, purchases, and just lively discourse. I'll do my best to be more involved, but just thought I'd do the obligatory introduction post, not matter how late. @wabashcr gets all the credit for introducing me to cigars in general and this site specifically. Enjoying this lovely fall Indianapolis weather before it gets too cold (to smoke without my outdoor heaters, that is). Cheers all!
  4. Thanks for putting this on. I know it was a lot of work for you, but it was a lot of fun. Can't wait for next year! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Stopwatch: Robusto

    This is actually something that I've been amazed by since I started smoking cigars. It took me awhile but I've found the pace that works best for me. That being said, after smoking with many people who are much more knowledgeable and much bigger collectors than I am and have seen them (in my opinion) waste good cigars, I realize everyone has their own way of smoking. Case in point, I was introduced by a mutual friend to someone and we did a pretty big trade of Cubans. His collection and knowledge was far superior to mine and after he traded me lots of good LE's and regional releases for my regular production stuff, we sat down to smoke. I had a PSP2 that I got from him and he lit up a Lusi that I gave him. I kid you not, he smoked that Lusi in a flat 45 minutes and managed to work in three Marlboros (double fisting style) while he did that. He has halfway through an HU Connie 1 before I put down my PSP2. To each their own, I suppose, but if I'm going to take the time to smoke something worthwhile, I'll prefer to savor it. I went with a PSD4, purchased here from 24:24 earlier this year. PSD4 was my first Cuban, courtesy of @wabashcr. Got me on the bus and here I am, a closet full of cigars later. This particular cigar came from a 3/16 MEG box, but they've been smoking so well I can't bring myself to let them age. This one was no different. Almost 90 minutes on the nose, which I would say is dead on for me with a Robusto. Interesting to see how that seems to be the average. I only wonder if the "one hour for a robusto" doesn't account for the fact that I (and apparently so many of us) smoke it down to the nub. Maybe the one hour rule applies to those wasteful people who put it down before the final third. I've always felt that the final third is the big payoff, when the best flavors shine through.

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