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  1. That tripped me up too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I have several cheap Amazon lighters around the house, and a nice Rocky Patel 5 torch diplomat. I use the amazon lighters 95% of the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Panama

    I forgot about the cash “Discount” at the LCDH. Also the reason you never saw a paper balboa is because Panama uses USD paper currency. They only mint their own coins. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Let's talk Steak

    My favorite: 35 day USDA Prime Ribeye. I got tired of paying the premium for dry aged, so I parlayed some of my wineador knowledge into building my own dry aging rig. It’s a compressor cooled mini fridge with a salt slab, charcoal air filters and a UVC light. I have also used this setup to make duck prosciutto, and have dry aged tenderloin and NY strip as well. I buy a whole roast from Costco for about 130$. It goes in for 5 weeks, and then I trim off the edges. From there it’s salt, pepper and cook to mid rare. I finish with butter, garlic and green onion. You end up with a decent amount of usable scrap pieces from trimming that I like to grind up, and make dry aged burgers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Panama

    Panama is a fantastic country and is really unlike any other Latin American country. My mom grew up in the Canal Zone, and I have a whole extended family down there. I make the trip to Panama at least once a year and I spend most of my time at the beach, but usually do a day or two in the city. Panama City is huge. The skyline changes every year. Because of the “loose financial regulations” there is a ton of money invested in the city. You can find any type of cuisine in the downtown area. Casco Viejo is the historic part of town, and where I would spend my time. Cascomar is a great Tapas spot and worth checking out. The LCDH is run by a Cuban guy named Yurian. Selection is pretty good, I found a box of Sir Winston there a 18 months ago before production ramped up, but taxes on tobacco are pretty high so sticks are pretty expensive. If you get out of the city, Panama has some of the best beaches in the world, and great fishing too. The people are very gracious, and extremely proud of their heritage and their country. The president declared the day after Panama qualified for the World Cup a national holiday. Enjoy your trip, and if you get hassled by the law, the police do take bribes. (Advice my lawyer Uncle gave me after a brief run in) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 24:24

    It’s 8:30 (usually more like 8:28-29) and every minute counts. If you’re getting in much later than 8:40 you can expect most high demand stuff to be gone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Blowfish

    I can also attest to the effectiveness of scuba diving. My brothers and I did a week long trip in the Virgin Islands where we spent our days diving, and our nights trying to consume every drop of alcohol on the island. I’d jump in the water, praying for death and surface feeling like a new man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. High tech humidors...

    I’m with you on that. I appreciate the aesthetics of a large, impressive humidor and one day would like to have one but it’s tough to justify the cost especially when you realize how many boxes you can buy with the same $$. Maybe one day I’ll finally have enough cigars tucked away and will be able justify the purchase. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. High tech humidors...

    I initially bought a whynter setup that was half wine storage, half cigars. My wife got the wine side and I got the cigar side. Worked great until I outgrew my side and ultimately took over her side. When I ran out of space in the wineador, I began using a large cooler as temporary storage while I researched another option. I realized though that the cooler more than suited my needs and I abandoned my search. I’m now getting started on my second cooler and will probably continue to use them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Blind Tasting Cigar Number 1 Reveal

    I’m logged in, I’m sure it’s user error on my part. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Blind Tasting Cigar Number 1 Reveal

    Anyone else having trouble viewing the results PDF or accessing the forum link? I keep getting an error. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’ve got about 500 sticks that I have earmarked for mid to long term aging. I usually buy these boxes with the intent of putting them away for a while. These are typically high end HQ and PSP level boxes. For the boxes I intend on smoking in the short term, I generally purchase 2 or 3 at a time, and employ the buy more than I can smoke strategy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Cigars and Divorce

    Add several boxes of glass top Cohiba’s to your collection. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. DC area herf?

    I’m in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. DC area herf?

    28th is good for me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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