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About grizzlee

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  • Birthday 06/16/1959

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    Fountain Pen restoration\collecting, Classic Vinyl, Sports, Wine, Bourbon, Scotch, Cooking, Woodcarving, Reading, Three Stooges

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  1. More than I will ever smoke in my lifetime and growing - 2K+. It'll make my son happy some day. I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one who tracks them to the stick in a spreadsheet or other vehicle.
  2. Meat polygamist here.... when smoking meats it’s pork butt (shoulder) and brisket, with an occasional pork or beef tenderloin for grins. When grilling it’s ribeyes, filets, bacon-wrapped pork filets, or marinated beef skirt. Beef would be my favorite of the two.
  3. I suspect poll responses may fall along generational lines.....Given my age I got to see Sabbath in '75 with Brownsville Station. For all the old guys with old memories, had to go with Black Sabbath. And as @Islandboy said, "Never considered them “metal”, wasn’t even a thing then."
  4. Ditto - As much as possible, I prefer mine in the nude....
  5. JLS 2 Epi 2 Parti 898 HUHC BBF Fundi Siglo II RGPC
  6. In the same camp...a number of others I would expect to be ahead of Bolivar in the 'dislike' rankings
  7. Punch for me and not so much of a dislike as it is last on my ranking of the list given. Would purchase all others listed before Punch.
  8. Yes, sir in Safari. Don’t have that option in Chrome on iPhone. However, if refresh Safari the posts are gone and it’s back to not seeing anything
  9. MoeFOH - this morning US time I’m unable to load the Chatbox on iPhone (IOS) in Safari, just spins or see Chatbox on iPhone using Chrome.
  10. I’d go with: Tatuaje Miami + SCdLH Principe Drew Estates Liga Privada + Upmann HC Fuente Don Carlos + JLS #2
  11. Decided to put to flame a D4 acquired from El Pres almost one year ago as part of a 5 Aged / 5 Current sampler. Perhaps I should have gone with the aged for the review but can't unring that bell. 1st Third - Colibri v-cut, great Parti spiced earthy sweetness at cold although feels a little firm to the hand in the last third of the stick. At light the glorious spiced Parti sweetness is at the front. Almost beyond a sweet pepper, paprika spiced cream, trending toward a bell pepper cream sauce...truly wonderful start if it wasn't for what to me is an overly firm draw we'd be starting at exceptional even at this fairly young age. 2nd Third - Starts off with the peppered sweetness tailing away and rapidly turns into toasted tobacco which starts a free fall descent at terminal velocity through burnt toast, on to a combination of charred oak and bitter burnt mongrel. I spent the 2nd third teetering back and forth between "this is unpleasant" and "this is such a shocking transition, I don't know what to think". No pic on the second third - too lazy to get out of the pool. Last Third - Just as quickly as the 2nd fell into god only knows what place, the last third comes roaring back with a honey spiced paprika and bell pepper cream, with just the faintest hint of the slightly charred edge of a grilled portobello mushroom and continues there until the finish. The last third turns into such a fine finish it makes me wish I had a bit of Red Mountain Cabernet to finish with as I take the last third until it gets too hot to hold. Last third finish smooth and without bite although the wrapper barely makes it to the end. There is little doubt more time will improve this soldier. Taking the 2nd third into account I'd rate a 84, if the 2nd had been a little more subtle perhaps an 87 with room to improve with age.
  12. The olfactory experience is the big one for me. I might be able to get away without taking a peek at the new box. There’s less than zero chance I can pass on taking that first or second sniff of a new box ROTT. I’ve also no issue with acclimation before smoking, just as long as I’ve had my sniff test to hold me over.
  13. Well, in sticking to our FOH Cuban Spanish language roots, there is no title option other than "¿Que Quieres?" - (What do you want? in English)

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