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  1. So I am jumping on the Bonds Robert Auctions to start to sell some of my Vintage Habanos. And I wanted to see if anyone here had a good recommendation for a Plastic Sealer, so I can pack the cigars well when shipping them. I went to Amazon and saw so many options, so I decided to ask the FOH Board for HELP.
  2. Last night I wanted a quick Smoke, had a nice dinner with the family, I was between a LGC Serie D #5 and this Bolivar Short ER Andorra 2017. I decided on the Bolivar, I had smoked one from the box before, I remembered it was not very good, so I thought to give it one more try. The draw was mediocre, it went out at least 20 times, because of the constant Relighting the Cigar smoked really hot. It tasted like Acid, Tanic, Bad Coffee, Metallic, and just very very hot. Woke up with a very bad Throat. I had some Ardbeg Uigeadail with this Cigar and well the Scotch was very good, but the combination was horrible, when you are trying to light up the cigar each puff you take, complete disappointment. I've smoked some bad Regionals, but this one is now My #1 Worst Regional Edition, I had this Bolivar Andorra at 62% RH, so this was not the case for the Relighting, I just think it was a badly rolled Habano, you could tell with the difficult draw. Well I will leave the box and maybe give it another try in another 5 years, maybe I will sell it to some Regional Junkies in my Cigar Club. Looking forward to smoking tomorrow night a nice Vintage Montecristo EL 2007 C to forget about yesterday's bad experience
  3. I had asked in a previous post about smoking to many Habanos, a lot of suggestions mostly to keep the quantities low and not abuse our smoking privileges. So I did not listen, I kept on Smoking 1 to 2 Cigars a day. Last Saturday I went all the way and smoked 3 cigars in 1 day. Sunday I woke up with the worst Sore Throat. Of course one gets all nervous, and starts asking and googling symptoms. Always the first symptom is "Sore Throat" After Panic Mode steeped in and then out. I remembered in the past having this same Throat Discomfort in the past when I over smoked in Las Vegas for those Crazy nights when I could stay away for 24 hours. A friend of mine sent me this video from a Cuban Doctor. So just to be sure I took several of these Salt Gargling, used Himalayan Salt. Drank several (Ginger, Onion, Garlic and Lemon Tea) and Chicken Soup. Went to Sleep and woke up much much better with close to no discomfort. So the Advice I want to give you is not to overdo it in these Stay at Home Times. Since a lot of times we are bored, we open our Humidors look at our Beautiful Habanos Collections and we start salivating and we can't only smoke one, we have to have 2 or 3. So in these weird CoronaVirus times, I think the best would be that we limit our consumption. Since take it from me, the feeling that one could be infected is not worth the extra joy that one or two extra Cigars would give us. As for me, I will give my Throat at least 10 days of Smoking Rest, it will be very hard but just think it would be for the best.
  4. I remember a while ago Mitchell Orchant mentioned he never smoked Custom Rolled outside of La Habana. And I had no idea about Customs and yes how they could care less and leave the Tabaco for months untreated. I remember Taboada looking tired, he was in his last years. When the owner of LCDH in TJ I think his name was David, said it's $50 dlls per Cigar, I first thought he was crazy, but in that time you could not get normal production Salomones, and for some reason I thought Taboada would get a cut of this. Just felt bad for this Older Roller that was a Legend. I am posting a picture of the the 3 remaining Taboada Custom Salomones II. The Bands got like this because the Cigars originally were very Oily, not the case now as you can see.
  5. It was 2004 when a friend told me about Taboada rolling cigars at LCDH in Tijuana. I went and talked to the man himself, asked him if we would roll some Salomones II, the owner of the shop said it would be $50 dlls per Cigar (expensive for a Custom Rolled) but I figured what the hell, I bought 5 Cigars. Since then I put them away, I smoked the first one the same year, I remember very unforgettable. So now 16 years later, while bored out of my mind, I started to clean out my Humidor and found the remaining 4 Custom Rolled that I had put in some Cuaba Diademas Box. So I light one up last night, what can I say just a complete disappointment when it came to the taste, the cigar itself had a good draw, went out only 3 times, but the taste was harsh, the end was the equivalent of a 2 dlls Thompson Cigar. Bad Headache, even woke up with a Cigar Hangover. I have 3 theories, first that Custom Rolled Cigars don't age well after 10 years, Second that the Tabaco used wat either not Authentic Cuban, maybe from Veracruz Mexico, and lastly that they send these Rollers like Taboada or La China to LCDH around the world and used less than inferior Cuban Tobacco, and they charge stupid people like me $50 dlls per stick. I keep my cigars at 62-65% RH. So I doubt this was the case. Wanted to share this with you, since I know a lot of people on this board love their Custom Rolled Cubans, so don't want to rain on anyone's parade.
  6. My neighbour is a well recognized Doctor at UCSD Medical Center, he mentioned that buying a Smoke Filter would be something to consider since smoking inside leaves you're-inhaling the smoke. He is not a Cigar Smoker so I guess he just suggested this as to lower the damage, since of course his first option was that I stop smoking Cigars and Drinking Scotch, but this is not an option. Any recommendations on Good Smoke Filter ??
  7. Thank you for the comments and replies, I agree that all in Moderation. I am keeping my Habanos Consumption to 1 every two days. LIke this I give my lungs 1 day to recover. Also limiting to smaller size cigars Coronas, Robustos, Belicosos. I also agree with Duxnutz that Cigars calm me down, sitting in front of the Chimney, listening to Sinatra, sipping a nice Single Malt and Smoking a vintage Habano, while the world is crumbing down as we know it. Just relaxes me and I try to put things into prospective.
  8. It's been awhile since I've written anything on these boards. But today with the California Quarantine Lockdown, everyone at home, kind of bored but at the same time, tired of being tired. A lot of news, most of it bad, seeing that it will get worse before it gets better. This song keeps popping in my Head "What a difference a day makes" in this case 2 weeks make. Since 2 weeks ago, we were planning a trip, looking to buy a new car and I wanted to buy way too many Cubans that I did not need, especially the Regionals that are the equivalent of my Kids Label Lover Clothing (they are the same jeans, just different label at 3 times the cost) Anyway, my topic is Smoking Cigars while being stuck at home. Since I have been smoking more than usual, sometimes 2 cigars a day. In the past when overdid it, I started to get a cough, no cough this time, so this is good. But I ask the rest of the Forum, and mostly the ones that are Doctors. Are cigars Smokers more at risk for this Virus. Just feel that I am abusing my free time smoking way to many and it could have a negative effect if this CoronaVirus pandemia worsens. What does the rest of the Forum Think ?? maybe I am just being Paranoid, since I have another Personal Theory that says that the Smoke and Scotch will kill any Germs entering my body. This is only my Theory so that I brainwash myself into believing that everything will be ok.
  9. But can we use Snipper Software on the FOH Auctions, since Ive only seen Auctionstealer for Ebay, but don't know of any other software that would work on other Auction Sites.
  10. QDO 54's 2018 Very good, from start to finish, can't wait to order more Didn't care for the Por Larrañaga Gran Robusto Paises Bajos, 2017. Started off Good, but gave me the worst stomach ache since it ended bitter and way to strong.
  11. I Store them at 65% Humidity and 68 Temperature. I really think either they are going through a Sick Period, since the rest of my Habanos smoke great. But these are just Harsh to the point where you have to stop smoking them.

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