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    On a sand bar
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    Ceramics, Corgies, Cycling, CrossFit for old fat guys, Skiing, and of course Cuban Cigars

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  1. joeypots

    Cabinet Humidor

    Not too shabby at all. Congrats.
  2. Indoors. I find that being enveloped in the smoke adds to the experience. Second is my car. Third is outdoors. I think a breeze, as a few have mentioned, detracts from the experience.
  3. If I had the talent and drive to play in the big leagues I’d go for the opportunity to win over more money. If one could manage to accumulate 50 million it could produce something like $35,000 a week invested at 3.5%. That’s not too shabby a base to work off of and I bet that Mr Machado could accumulate a lot more than that over his career. Even with agent fees and taxes. I’d rather a have legacy of winning than earnings. Alex Rodriguez, for all of that NY Yankees money, won one World Series. I have more admiration for Bernie Williams than ARod, and Bernie ain’t poor.
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    Getting better every day.
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    Left or Right?

    Left. The darker MC#2 I’ve had more of that EL taste than what I think of as the MC profile. The box I remember best was similar to the left and had that tangy creamy taste I love.
  6. joeypots

    Are you a GoT lover?

    I watched the series as each episode debuted. I'll admit it was a bit confusing but I enjoyed it. Last November I started to binge watch from season one, episode one right to the end. The amount of stuff I missed the first time is amazing. Lots of characters and story lines became clear on the second viewing and now I can't wait for the last season. For the life of me, I couldn't get past the first 100 pages of the first book. Sometimes a book just doesn't take and GOT was one of those for me.
  7. joeypots

    Question About Popularity of LCDH Cigars

    I've smoked more HURR than HUCA and like the RR better. I may be in the minority, though.
  8. joeypots

    Question About Popularity of LCDH Cigars

    I've smoked one box of Superiors and found that they didn't need much time to be very good. I've had great luck with the HURR. HUCA is a great cigar, I guess I didn't realize it was a LCDH issue.
  9. I’d pay what women pay, but only if the price is per hair.
  10. The band on the cigar has to be able to slip kind of easily before I’ll smoke the cigar. If it’s a humidification issue this will solve most problems.
  11. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\ That's a nice looking box.
  12. This is some of what I've learned over my Cuban cigar career. The only cigars I won't sample before 5 years are Cohiba Linea Classica and Siglos. I found that it wasn't worth it to sample them because the cigar experience after 5 or more years is so much improved that any smoked too young I think are wasted. Bolivar are similar to Cohiba but are not so dear that one would mind checking one or two out as the box ages. RASS need age, in my opinion but, hey, some like them young, who am I to judge. PLPC ditto. MC are good to age and benefit from time down, maybe not as much as Cohiba and Bolivar, except for the Especiales. The only Partagas I've been into lately are the SD#4 and those are pretty dang tasty as soo as they are acclimated. As has been said, all Havana Cigars benefit from age. Maybe not as much as those from the last century and current production may not have the legs to go the long haul, 15, 20, years like in the old days, but a 7 year old CORO will most likely blow the socks off anyone new to Cuban cigars. Enjoy the ride.
  13. To be clear, acclimateization is about letting your cigars recover from a ride in a aircraft cargo hold from half way around the world and getting the excess moisture out of young cigars. 30 to 60 days at a much lower RH than you are used to keeping cigars, something like 60%RH will do the trick. I like the corona and corona gorda idea but I don’t think you can go wrong. Don’t be intimidated by other’s experience. Just have fun and enjoy the journey.
  14. joeypots

    Humidor issues

    I find Bovedas maintain humidity at something like 2 points under their designated humidity. 62s give me 59-60RH pretty consistently in my desktop. And, BTW, that's perfect in the winter where I live.
  15. joeypots

    Super Bowl Wrap-up

    From today’s Boston Globe article about the locker room celebration after the big game. “Robert Kraft brought in 50-year-old cigars, in a shiny navy blue and cedar-lined box with “Patriots” emblazoned across the top and a gold plate attached to the inside panel reading, “We are all Patriots.”

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