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  1. I did not get temp control. The range of temps I have just didn’t necessitate it. I did upgrade to the Guardian Digital system and I’ve been impressed. Readings were accurate and it was wired nicely both for electrical connection and a central placement on the back wall for the humidity probe.
  2. Hi Nick, What are you using to humidify your Newair? Since the humidity drops when you open the door it must be something within the cabinet that is raising the RH. This could be whatever media you are using for humidity or your cigars themselves. When I first wanted to bring my cigar humidity down to 62% it took a while because my cigars were bringing up the RH every time I opened the cabinet. Time will fix this assuming the RH outside your cabinet is lower and your media itself isn't adding additional moisture to the equation. Cheers
  3. My Vigilant came quickly and the quality is as good as it gets, but yeah you will pay for it.
  4. I’ve been able to source two boxes. 1 box left. Excellent cigar but I’m having a hard time breaking into the second one with the supply shortage.
  5. 50s I would want to see: Fundadores Ramon Allones Superiores H Upmann Connie 1
  6. I’ve stored for years in weathertight containers with a single Boveda and never have to recharge them. I can’t rule out that there is not loss in months with low RH and gains in months with high RH outside of the containers. You would need some super stable ambient RH to know for sure, but with a sensor you could certainly adjust things before you had a problem.
  7. Too bad about those increased charges! 😣 Let me know if you go through with it. Is there anything comparable in the UK?
  8. Thanks for the heads up @Tstew75! I haven’t dipped into the couple Invictos I have yet.
  9. Wow! Definitely didn’t get any of that! Sounds like an outlier.
  10. Oooff! Sucks about the Bushido, glad the Orgullosos treated you better. 👍
  11. You get any of that minty flavor toward the final third? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I had this wounded single in my drawer and this comp gave me an excuse to pull it out. I love a nice long smoke and I’m also a fan of the tapered top of the 109s. One of my all time favorites CCs is the Dip Bushido. Anyway, I was starting out with high hopes for this cigar. You can see the wrapper issue on the foot that was repaired with Perfec Repair. First Third: Draw is perfect. I'm greeted right off the bat with a warm buttered roll profile with just a hint of sweetness. There is some white pepper on the retro. I’m also getting some nuttiness -- closest to a cashew flavor. Solidly medium bodied cigar at this point. I did have some burn issues that i’m associating with the repair job. Second Third: That buttery bread profile is still there, but it's being challenged by a woodiness (oak lumber?) and some citrus twang in the second third. White pepper is still present and I'm not really getting the cashews anymore. Sweetness has receded. Cigar feels more like medium-full with the woodiness really making itself known. Final Third: The cigar really starts to show its youth in this final third. There is a mint flavor that comes in alongside the oaky notes. The bread notes are pretty well gone here and the body is medium-full. Needed a few touch-ups and re-lights in this final third. Conclusion: This is already a pretty good cigar. I’d give it a 90 with its best days still ahead of it. I think the oak/mint will recede some allowing other parts of the cigars profile to come through as it ages -- it was fairly dominant in the single example I smoked here.
  13. Ordered around Christmas and received end of Feb.

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