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  1. Only rational explanation I can see is xenophobia. 'Get those foreigners out of here'/'they took our jobs!' Same nonsense we're dealing with here in the states.
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    Trinidad Shorts

    Maybe @El Presidente , @Trevor2118 , @JohnS , @Fuzz , @Ethernut , or @Corylax18 could chime in here? Those guys probably have way more detailed knowledge on this subject than us. As for cigarette tobacco being mild... not at all so in the case of cuban cigs. I've smoked a lot of cohiba and h upmann cigarettes, and let me tell you boyo... they are anything but mild. Buggers'll put hair on your chest. As for american cigarettes, they're literally made of paper. It's called 'reconstituted sheet tobacco'. It's a special kind of paper that burns just so and evenly absorbs all the crud that's added to it. There isn't a shred of actual tobacco in a traditional american cigarette. Spirits and the new nat sherman release are made from tobacco, but it's rubbish tobacco. The days of md/va/nc cigarette tobacco production are not what they used to be.
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    Trinidad Shorts

    Size DOES matter, eh? Interesting. I didn't know that. Got any good links to share about it? I'd be interested to read up.
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    Travel case?

    This popped up in a subreddit I'm on. Figured it'd be of use to someone here, if they're looking for a good deal on a large hard case. It has the pick n pull foam and is 16-5/16" length. I just ordered one. Looking forward to modding it out for cigars. Harbor Freight Apache 3800 Case - Pelican 1450 Knockoff - $29.99 with coupon 81892470 - good through 2/28 For anyone interested in replacement foam, this is what I used to reline my hard case: 12 Pack- Acoustic Panels Studio Foam Wedges 1" X 12" X 12"
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    Trinidad Shorts

    Yeah. That's what short filler is. With resources stretched as thin as they are in Cuba, you gotta expect them to try not to waste material that's taken a lot of resources to produce. Here's the progression. Scraps from each level are used to make the next one: Hand rolled/long filler cigars Hand rolled/short filler cigars Machine rolled/ short filler cigars Machine rolled/ short filler puritos->clubs-> minis Cigarettes
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    Trinidad Shorts

    1. To expect 'cohiba dna' from a cosho, or 'trinidad dna' from a trisho... is a bit whimsical. You have to remember that machine rolled cigarillos are short filler. We all know how wonderfully organized HSA is. Short filler is all the leftovers from the rolling boards for the long filler puros. It's inherently kaleidoscopic in terms of which seams of tobacco are represented. I've smoked many hundreds of coshos, chicos, party serie clubs. They're all good. Do they smoke like their bigger totalmente a mano cousins? No. Do they show consistent flavor profile across all smokes through a carton - or even a 10 pack? No. They're a different product from the handrolleds. Just the nature of the beast. 2. As much as I enjoy a cosho, the value for dollar just isn't there like it is with a chico (especially when they go on sale 50% off...). Like @NSXCIGAR says, the chicos (and other real puritos) are just as enjoyable, and give you more bang for your buck, and minutes of enjoyment. Though I happily admit I'll be delighted to try the trishos, I highly doubt they will outcompete chicos as my regular go-to short smoke - just as the coshos also failed to do. I just don't inherently get more enjoyment out of a cigarillo that has a fancier band and packaging. All that being true, I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes.
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    Travel case?

    @Head83 post some pics of what you managed to make with the foam i sent ya!
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    1996. Thanks be to @awkwardPause
  9. Some of the older boxes I purchase have wet/tight issues. I find it helps to open the lid of the box and let them be exposed to the open air in the humi. Maybe the ones on the bottom layer just weren't able to 'breathe' and need to dry out a lil.
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    I’m PAINFULLY jealous. Black prince is one of the lost vitolas I wistfully yearn for 😥
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    These PMS NOV 13 perlas aren’t even rested and they’re already consistently firecrackers. Absolutely off the chain. Finger burnin good.
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Do you save the cashews and cadbury orange for after the cigars?
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    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    AEM JUL 14 reyes. Wonderful.
  14. This. The vacuum seal will keep the RH stable better than anything else.
  15. I'd happily accept the gift, but insist that I was very excited to smoke the cigar I had brought, as I had been saving it specifically for that occasion. I'd be grateful for the gifted cigar, and return the favor by giving them one of my habanos. I almost always bring a few cigars with me to events like that, expressly for giving away as gifts. I don't see any issues with politely refusing to smoke the gifted cigar on the spot. I don't drink, for example. If someone insists that I share a drink with them... I'm not going to do it - regardless of who they are or how much they insist. It's good etiquette to graciously accept a gift. It's bad etiquette to forcefully insist on how another person enjoy the gift you give them. Once I give someone a gift, it is their choice how they enjoy it. I've gifted a lot of cigars [in person] over the years. I used to be very anal retentive (as is my nature) about how they cut, lit, smoked it. It completely ruins the gesture. Now I have a completely different philosophy of gift giving. Once it's given away, I have ZERO control over it anymore. If I give someone a cigar, I have to accept it if they chop it in half, light it sideways, take two puffs, and stomp it out. It's 100% their decision what they do with the gift.

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