Hamaki

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  1. Hope to check out these places in the next few days. Any recent updates?
  2. I had a magicos last night at a cigar club. I liked the flavor but was frustrated by the draw and limited smoke. Is that typical of this cigar or a consequence of over humidification?
  3. Seems like the consensus is they are unique and possibly tasty (obviously award winnning) but would be best to try before shelling out $250+
  4. How did you get the single Barrel project? I was at buffalo trace recently and they have a display cabinet full of their different experiments. I picked up the redbreast 12 recently and really liked it. Looking for the 15 next, I'll give yellow spot a try too.
  5. Definitely plenty of options online. The last place I lived I bought exclusively from a local shop and their stuff rocked. Where I live now doesn't really offer that or have any large vendors such as Costco. I've used stumptown coffee in the past but looking for something new.
  6. Have you tried Redbreast?
  7. I also have Bookers and Noah's Mill. Definitely tasty and strong without being over powering.. I see Blantons Gold when I visit Japan.
  8. I'm starting a coffee club at work and would love to hear opinions/suggestions for high quality coffee vendors that have an online store. It's clear a lot of people here seek out fine cigars so I'm sure plenty also do the same for coffee. What are your favorite beans and where do you usually get them?
  9. Social interaction is fundamental to a healthy lifestyle and in my opinion social media has hampered this skill and become a catalyst for societal entropy. While the above is a broad generalization about social media, I think many people can identify the unintended, negative consequences of its growth. It's quite paradoxical that technology intended to bring people together can cause quite the opposite effect. #irony<-- and yes I'm being ironic by finishing with a hash tag and writing this on a forum instead of hanging out with my guy friends.
  10. For some, part of the enjoyment of a hobby IS the tinkering.
  11. I've been on a bourbon buying kick lately but have heard good things about Japanese whiskey although haven't had a chance to try. For those that have sampled some of the well aged Hibiki or Yamazaki, is it superior to something like Blantons ($55) and worth the extra $200? Is the flavor comparable to any readily available bourbons? I don't like peat or smokey flavors in my cup.
  12. I'm gonna trial the tag sensors and see how they do for a meat freezer. I will also benchmark the rH measurement in a few other applications and see how it performs. Hard to find a rH sensor that will be better than +/- 3% accuracy unless you want to spend a couple of hundred dollars to get +/- 1.5% with a calibration certificate. The company offers a good return policy and prepaid return shipping if not satisfied.
  13. Has anyone used a system that would continuously log temp and rH data so that it can be downloaded and reviewed in greater detail?
  14. How are these working for those that have them? Im considering using a setup to monitor the temp inside my freezer to alert me in case it trips a breaker and meat starts to thaw.
  15. It would be interesting to juxatopose counterfitting in different markets such as art, olive oil, alcohol, cigars etc. I think there would be many common themes and many likely a result of unintended consequences due to regulations. The total amount spent annually on counterfeit products is probably staggering.

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