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  1. I am happy to hear you guys enjoyed the cigars! One of the things I love the most in this hobby of ours is sharing great cigars, and seeing these reactions...
  2. Ok, I may have been a bit overzealous when I mentioned that it was a fact that too little moisture will ruin your cigars... please forgive me... What I meant was that in my experiences they were ruined for my taste. The point I was trying to make is... maybe... this new way of using lower humidity (with the temperature at 68 to 70 degrees) just... maybe... is not so good for your cigars long term. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and they are able to make choices for themselves. It is a fact “for me” and that’s what I meant.
  3. This will be my last post on this matter... I have 70 year old boxes that are in perfect condition because of the old “tried and true” method of preserving these precious cigars. For all this time 70/70 was drilled into our grandfathers, our fathers and then to us. Why? Because it worked. Sure, I changed it just a bit to 68/68, because it was close enough (margin for error) and for 20 plus years it has worked perfectly. You have seen near 100 point scores in reviews “here” with this method... Then all of a sudden there’s a “new” way to do it... lower humidity is now better, the old (tried and true) method is now “hogwash”... and... it works for me so it MUST be the right way to do it. That is until 15 to 20 years from now, maybe it turns out that it isn’t... Is lower better? Nobody really knows for sure... has the old way worked for decades? Hell yes! Just like this information was passed down to my dad, then passed down to me, I am passing it down to you. What you do with this information is entirely up to you.
  4. 65 to 68 percent to store long term. Dry box at 58 to 62 percent to smoke.
  5. It’s “my opinion” that at those temperatures your humidity is a bit too low. As MRN stated “no one really knows” but with my experience, I have found that humidity levels atound 60 percent, and temps around 65 to 70, will eventually dry your cigars out. After long term exposure to this environment, it will substantially lower the quality of your cigars...
  6. And... thanks for sharing your opinion!!
  7. John, thank you for the clarification brother.
  8. That makes sense. Makes you wonder why they kept rare cigars in there.
  9. It probably wasn’t broken very long, and the cigars just needed rehydration.
  10. Yes, you are right... however I did say “most” of the people that know me... I should have said “among” the best, but it’s not me that’s saying it 😂
  11. I think you will be ok... just put them back in your humidor for a month or two, they should be fine.
  12. Thank you for your opinion 😊
  13. I store all of my cigars at 68/68. I drybox at 60 percent and the time varies from several days to a week, depending on the cigars.
  14. You say they taste and smoke delicious, compared to what? As most of the people who know me here, they say I have the best stored aged Cubans they have seen... I appreciate the compliments, however I appreciate more the tried and true method that creates the compliments.
  15. It really depends on how “not properly stored” they were. Can you supply some background information?
  16. Could possibly be an expensive experiment, depanding on how many boxes you have...
  17. Well, I certainly won’t call him crazy 😂 however these findings are after 25 years of smoking Cuban cigars, and purchasing thousands of boxes... And... because MRN says he does this, is this what you do as well?
  18. Ok, there is a difference between storing to smoke (dry boxing) and storing long term (aging) If you store long term in the low 60’s to upper 50’s you will eventually ruin your cigars. This is a fact, not an opinion. I have purchased thousands of boxes over the years and believe me when I tell you that the ones that were stored with low humidity for years were not good at all. if you want the best possible smoking experience (and no possibility of dumping your hard earned money down the toilet) store your cigars minimum 65 percent, preferably around 68 percent, then dry box for a few days at 58 to 62 percent.
  19. CigSid

    Would this bother you?

    I was one of those "members"... I also remember that they were the best connie 1's that I have ever had, and the box went pretty quick... So, if you want to send me those, just let Di know to charge my card
  20. CigSid

    FOH Auctions Update

    Definitely looking forward to this.
  21. In 1935, Alonso Menéndez created the Montecristo brand, meaning that 2015 marked its 80th anniversary—and of course, warrants an anniversary cigar... And.. of course they are late to the party again. Beautiful cigar, very smooth wrapper, milk chocolate, just a few very small veins: Nice bunching: Pairing with a coke on ice... Warm summer evening, around 6:50 pm, and about 85 degrees outside. I use the largest punch I could find Initial aroma: very mild sweet hay. Cold draw: Very salty, with a bit of leather... This much salt has to be from someone rolling these on a very hot humid day... Sweat is sweat, whether it is from a beautiful young virgin, or some old fat guy, but... since there is no way to really know, it's very important to create the mental image that helps you to enjoy the cigar as much as possible... I am picturing this beautiful young maiden, with glistening thighs... Initial thought upon lighting: Still slightly salty, muted, not much flavor... and big... very big. I start massaging my lips, to prevent stretch marks... First third: Perfect burn so far with a blended light and dark grey ash... the salt... its presence is still there, but now mostly on my lips... I find myself refraining from licking them, trying not to have it ruin my experience... I was expecting an abundance of creamy smoke, which should be expected for a ring gauge of 70 (really 55, but big nonetheless) but it is not there... I try pulling a large amount of smoke and slowly let it go out my mouth and nose... still nothing... Second third: Still very mild, and not a lot of flavor... I find myself retroing each puff, and get a mild spice through the nose, but nothing very distinctive... I feel like I've wasted 40 minutes of my life so far with this one... A little over halfway, and I just can't take it any longer... I toss it into the ashtray, and think about the other 80's I have tried, which (except for the salt) were very similar to this one... Notes: Salty Very, very mild Chunked Score: 50/100 (Ok, I had to give it some points for the poor girl who rolled it)
  22. Great pics, thanks for sharing! I remember when I bought my first mxtplus, I thought it would be impossible to fill this huge cabinet up... Just recently purchased my fifth, and it is now full... Definitely the best humidor on the planet, imo...
  23. I do both. I love aged RA's, QdO's and JL's, and I am willing to pay a premium for well kept, dark and oily cigars... I also purchased a lot of 2014 stock several years ago (mostly from here ) that are aging nicely.
  24. Value: PLPC Everyday: Sir Winston Special: PSD1 LE 2004
  25. CigSid

    San Frans Vendetta store.

    I was there several years ago, and purchased 2 Monty No 1’s from 1950’s for $350. Both my friend and I were scepticle, because of the pristine condition of the cigars, but after smoking them, we both believed they were pre Embargo Monty’s. Absolutely amazing cigars.

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