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About Head83

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    Sports, Bourbon/Whiskey, motorcycles, old cars

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  1. So I was in the midst of moving when this all happened and I was out for nearly 3 months with military training. My wife was about a month behind me so they sat for a while with our new neighbors before they could get in the humidor. Finally home and I just wanted to sit out and have a good cigar and couldn’t wait to test my palette. Lots of familiar flavors but it came down to two in the end. I’m sure it was neither of the two after doing this for two years but it’s still fun!!!
  2. I've had my current Heartfelt Beads for a few years now and they are starting to have a little bit of a yellow color to them. They still seem to be working fine but was curious if there would be any requirement to replace them after time?
  3. My personal opinion is that 2016 was the best year for EL releases recently. Couldnt go wrong with any of them for the year. Would have loved to gone in on a box for for Capulto's but they came in 25's which put it outside my price point but was worth it at the time on a per stick cost basis.
  4. DAMN!!!! I had been waiting to grab a box of Connie A's on 24:24 for a while but couldnt resist on a 2016 box that popped up on Auction last week. No way I would have been able to hold off on these (if I signed on in time to even grab these beauties!)
  5. LOVED the two Capulto's I picked up in a FoH EL sampler back in the day. The one Taco Ive smoke so far left me with a lot to be desired. I actually chunked it into the fire after smoking about half of it and grabbed something else. Im hoping the other ones I have come around eventually into something the Capulto was.
  6. They age well and their price increases significantly with time if your concerned about that. I personally buy to smoke and some trades here and there for sticks I want to try without going in for a box so not a big deal of the increasing price. Are they good....yes. Are they worth the price....maybe depending on your budget. Are there better sticks you could get two boxes of for the price....definitely. For the price, I would prefer Fundys or Sir Winnie but thats just me.
  7. The Matrix for sure. Its release was right around the time we as humans were just starting to become completely reliant on computers and machines and the digital age really became apparent to our collective future. The film really hit home with me of our new digital world
  8. First time dry boxing but wanted to save this for a special occasion. I just graduated this morning from a one year school for officers in the rank in Major to prepare us for command and increased responsibilities on staff. There were about 500 of us in the course which included all branches of US military (we even had 1 Coastie!) and 78 different Allie and Partner countries. It was awesome spending a year getting to know our partners from other countries as we intensively studied military and operational planning and the application of air and space power in combat. Now it’s time to relax with a nice cigar while watching my Cubs play. My cigar is a HdM Epicure No 2 OPS Mar 16 that I picked up in the Frankfurt Duty Free coming back from Afghanistan 2 years ago. Dry is woody with a hint of nuts. Nothing special but it has a bit dryer feel than normal thanks to the 3 days of dry boxing. 1st third - after the first few puffs, it quickly comes into the normal creamy HdM profile. I’m surprised cause the last few out of this box were missing that. Thought the box was going through a sick period and was leaving it to sleep for a few months before deciding to pull one out for this competition. Other flavors are cedar and pine nuts with a viscous mouth filling smoke. As it wraps up 1st third, the nutty flavor comes on stronger with a hint of leather coming through. Overall, the stick is much better than the last few from the box 2nd - Cubs just went out 5-0 and the cigar is coming along just as well. The burn like is starting to go off so decisive to knock off ash to help it breath a bit. The creamy HdM is coming on with a sweet flavor to it. Hard to place it but reminds me of something from Christmas time, maybe Horchata? Final - Burn line has improved but not perfect. I huge change in flavors mostly just cream, pine nuts with hints of leather Overall it’s better than I remembered from the box but nothing compared to the Sir Winnie I had on Friday night. Honestly, I enjoyed this box much more fresh than it has aged into at this time. Hopefully they come around again but overall not bad. I would give it a solid 87 overall. It was a nice way to relax after the last year of school and always nice to get a Masters degree for all the hard work reading and writing papers everyday!! Now it’s back to the real Air Force for this guy as I get ready to move across the country to Utah.
  9. I tried smoking a RyJ Taco on Friday nighy sitting by the fire in my backyard. The thing was a tent stake. After 20 mins of ramming a perfect draw in the thing, I tossed it into the fire and grabbed a Sir Winnie. Glad I did, it was amazing.
  10. Does the New legalized weed come in the same plain packaging? I could understand the logic behind cigarettes even though it’s ridiculous. Cigars aren’t even the same market and shouldn’t even be paired to gather, especially CCs. Kids aren’t dropping 30 bucks on a CC to cut it open and roll a blunt, that’s what the Phillies are for
  11. Got it now! Thank you for pointing that out. Ill see about finding the right grommet before I take a drill to it.
  12. @aphexafx Very interesting, thanks for the details. I run a winedor as well but never ran into condensation issues in the past. I don’t keep any boxes on the bottom as a precaution and never push my drawers all the way in, mostly to provide room for airflow. I wired up two computer fans in the rear to run for about a min every five off a timing circuit. Always thought about hooking it up to a humidity probe but I run a passive system with beads so wouldn’t help me too much. One quick question, how did you run your wires inside? I snaked mine through the drain but would like to be able to keep it as open as possible if I can. It still allows for drainage but always looking for ways to improve.
  13. I’d be very intrigued if you could go into a little more details on your system, how it’s built, pictures, etc. never heard of anyone doing this before and it sounds pretty sweet.
  14. @cfc1016 Holy crap that thing is a beast!!!! Are you going to stick with the pull and pick foam or go back to the acoutstic sheets? Its hard to beat that acoustic foam for the natural shape it provides. Youll have to show us when you get it all set up.

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