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About CigarAsh

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  • Birthday 08/13/1959

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    Oz (Kansas that is)
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    Cigars, Whiskey, Belgian Ales, Woodworking

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  1. I have a couple boxes of the Encantos. Absolutely love them and love the vitola. Would stockpile more if they were available at anything resembling a decent price. Have never tried the SLR so can't comment other than I love the SLR Regio. Don't know if it shares any of the same characteristics as the Pacifico.
  2. I've got the Colibri as well. Never thought to try it on a pyramid before. The 45 degree cut always works well on those. I use the V-cut on anything 50 ring gauge, or thereabouts, and above. Thankfully I don't smoke anything bigger than that too often. On the smaller ring gauges, I've gotten into habit of using a punch cut. That works really well on the skinnies.
  3. We're you not able to find any when you were there.? I found one box of the Don Joses in Fincato when I was there in September. Wish they'd had more.
  4. Well, it says "Sport" on the back of the truck!
  5. I did a topic thread on the cabinet several months ago when I finished it, but this photo of my humidor pretty much shows my feelings on spacing. Lots of room for growth, and for display and play.
  6. Part of the decision making for me in the size of a humidor I built for myself wasn't just the rough storage capacity. I wanted room to not only store a lot of boxes but to be able to see those boxes as well. Meaning a lot of extra room so I could "display" some boxes and easily see my stock. To play around with it actually. It's not nearly as much fun if you've packed every nook and cranny and can't see most of it.
  7. ALWAYS go larger than you think you'll need. The lure of the 24:24 and this new found space will keep you buying boxes. If all you're doing is singles, that humi is great. But you'll be more and more tempted to go to the dark side and start acquiring all sorts of new boxes and cabinets. It fills up quickly!
  8. Love it! Are you wearing a smoking jacket too? Man, I need to up my sartorial game now!
  9. This thread is useless without a picture of you in the new smoking cap!
  10. Was just in Rome for a week last fall. Loved it. Walked everywhere or took the subway around the city. For Sistine Chapel. Best advice is to book a tour (we used Viator - a tour aggregator that finds all the tours operating through the city) that gets you in before normal opening hours. You'll be able to see the Vatican Museum as you make your way to the Chapel. It is INSANELY crowded if you try to go in later in the day. Very uncomfortable experience that way. An early tour (we did a breakfast at the vatican) gets you in before the normal crowds start and you actually have a chance to see and learn a little about the Museum treasures you'll be walking by. The Sistine Chapel will be ridiculously crowded at any hour, but it's truly amazing and worth seeing. Don't skip going into the Basilica afterwards. And best advice, don't do it on your own. A good tour guide really adds a lot to the experience. For pizza - can't recommend Bonci Pizzaria highly enough. Think Anthony Bourdain showcased it and raved about it. Understandable - we loved it and and went back twice. Another fun thing to do - we did it on our first day in rome. Do a walking food tour to learn about the local cuisine, what to look for, and more importantly, what to avoid. We found a great tour through the viator site. About 13 people, 5 or 6 restaurant stops outside the city center, lots of beer, wine, champagne and great food. If you get in a good group of people it's a lot of fun. If you like art, a great place to visit is the Villa Borghese. Houses some amazing artwork. Sits in a beautiful park area on north edge of city center. The other thing to do for artwork is just walk into every church/cathedral you walk by (there's hundreds). Amazing architecture and artwork.
  11. I only go deep on things that are limited time availability like ELs and REs. Deepest I've gone on any of these is 8 or 9 boxes of the Club Allones. Did 6 or 7 of the Grande Edmundo when they came out. That's still not a lot of cigars because these were all 10 count boxes. For most of these one time cigars, the price and the ring gauge size has become too ridiculous to really want to go deep. For regular production, I like a box to smoke and a box or two behind them in the aging rotation.
  12. Yeah, you don't want to argue with an agent who can decide to make your life miserable on a whim. Better to just agree with everything they say! From the Dept of Treasury - see FAQ #32:
  13. That was the first easing of the regs. They later amended to allow bringing them in from anywhere in world without need for having come from Cuba.
  14. Planning on playing my first round of golf since double knee replacement four months ago. Not expecting much quality, but looking forward to getting out and at least trying. Especially after almost two weeks straight of spring rains here in the Midwest. I just want sunshine and the outdoors again!

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