Ash Bridges

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  1. I'm thinking of getting in on my first tourney. Do y'all usually do a zoom with it?
  2. So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the whole family.
  3. They feel just like silk. Now the struggle with when to smoke the first one.
  4. I didn't need to, I probably shouldn't have, but when I saw them, I had to. You know? MAR AGO 20.
  5. I got a guy that can make the commercial and help bring this to market.
  6. Great quote. Especially if you know who the line was directed at.
  7. I'm pretty sure overthinking things is a prerequisite to a serious CC affinity.
  8. This is a big part of why I can't really go this route. I don't have a garage and building one (which would be awesome) would require a long permitting process, totally redoing the driveway, doing at least 30k of site work, and that's before anything gets built. Crossing my fingers this won't be an issue... we've got a three year old already and my wife still seems onboard. For now at least.
  9. Thanks, that's really helpful. Do you bring fresh air into the room or just take air out?
  10. Thanks all, great advice. Definitely sealing the room is priority 1. If I hotbox myself in cigar smoke, so be it. No one will yell at me if the basement alone is full of smoke all day every day. It's amazing what talking to a few different contractors will yield. Some say a few exhaust fans and spray foam and it'll be no problem, some give detailed math and engineering to say I need a certain amount of negative pressure and that alone will prevent seepage. Some come in with both.
  11. Hot damn! Looks awesome. What did you use for ventilation?
  12. Based on everything you all said, I hunkered down to watch Long Way Up. I didn't really know anything about the series or about this iteration of it, but I do enjoy me some Ewan and love traveling, so it's right up my alley. After the first episode of Long Way Up, I started to do some math. They go over their previous trips a little bit and talk about Long Way Down, their trip south through Africa. Back in 2007, I was in Uganda. While I was there, I did a white water rafting trip down the Nile, just outside Kampala. It was a blast. The company that ran the tours had about 8-10 boats, one of which was the group I was with. For whatever reason, every time two of the boats converged, people would talk smack and splash each other. After an hour or so of having the time of my life, a boat drifted toward us. Me and a guy on the other boat locked eyes and engaged hard in smack-talking, using our paddles to splash monsoons of Nile onto each other. The battle waged for a few minutes until the current takes the boats away from each other, and my buddy looks at me and says, "Do you know who that was?" "No." I said. He looked at me like I was crazy and shouted, "That was Obi-Wan f***ing Kenobi!" Sure enough. I managed to snap a picture (below) and will always remember the time I went toe-to-toe with a Jedi and made it out alive. Now that I'm watching Long Way Up, I realized that he was on his Long Way Down trip. Needless to say, I'll be watching that next.
  13. Hey FOH people, I'm looking at turning a pretty big room (~30'x15') into a smoking room. It's unfinished basement now so everything is on the table. I've read mixed reviews on the forum about air purifiers and so am thinking about doing an Energy Recovery Ventilator with maybe an additional exhaust fan or two. Does anyone have experience with something like this? Would you recommend it? I plan on spray-foaming the ceiling to keep my wife happy and would love thoughts on that as well. Any thoughts or advice are very much appreciated! And obviously I'll host a Baltimore herf once it's done.
  14. We've all gotten lucky, hopefully it's your turn!
  15. Nice way to end a good day at the (home) office. Young Corona Especiales (SOP JUN 20) and my good friend Heady Topper.
  16. Sorry @NicPac; the box coming my way is a mostly SOP MAY 20 PSP from 9/17. Maybe I get lucky and end up with 6/17; I'll let you know if I do.
  17. One of my first boxes of CCs was a box of RASS that I bought at an LCDH in Havana. I didn't really know what I was looking for and when they opened the box it looked right to me. They were one of the most boring sticks I've ever had. At 6 mos, 12 mos, 18 mos, 24, just no taste. I pretty much gave up on them but so many of y'all rave about them. I saw a 50 cab PSP on 24:24 a few weeks ago and went for it. It's got to be a bad box, right?
  18. I cracked my new box of Monte Supremos yesterday. It was spectacular.
  19. I would leave the drywall up and use a vapor barrier between whatever wood you use and the existing drywall. I don't think you want the humidity seeping into the wall cavity so sure you could do a barrier on the studs and re drywall but if you're covering everything anyway, why bother with the drywall? Another option if you're concerned about moisture getting to the drywall is to do a few coats of paint (exterior or something meant to stand up to the elements) and then moisture barrier and wood. You're going to try to keep the rH below 70, which is ambient in a lot of places and I have to imagine that the drywall is molding everywhere.
  20. I believe it. I was also able to snag one of the boxes from PCC Aged week, RAE OCT 14, but will give them the proper 30 days.
  21. Ten days ago I unboxed a package from our hosts that included a cab of Partagas Shorts. SOP NOV 19 24:24 clearance. They looked good. I try to wait 30 days before cracking a box but sometimes curiosity gets the better of me, especially after waiting for what feels like forever with stateside delivery being what it is. About 20 minutes ago my wife asked me to come sit outside while she read. I immediately thought of the shorts. I'd never had one. Wow. What a smoke, what a flavor, just beautiful. I'm halfway done and had to come here and post. Just beautiful.
  22. It's likely just a little sap coming out of the wood.

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