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    FOH Mould Study

    No glitter contamination to worry about. It's not an artifact, I took the video because I noticed the sparkling under the light in person, and figured I should document it before I set it on fire. I do think, as @Kaptain Karl points out, it is very likely to just be the characteristics of the Conn wrapper... oily, toothy, rough, and dark. Combine that with some overhead lighting in a dim room, and you could get this effect without crystallization. Whoever has the means to micro-photograph one of these sticks, I'll gladly send one their way, as long as they smoke it and write a review when they're done.
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    FOH Mould Study

    Buffalo, NY, USA. I smoked the stick in the video, but purchased a few more out of the same box. I can verify the same lighting effect on another before picking one to send (whether to you, or the FoH guys if they want to test).
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    FOH Mould Study

    Thanks for this super informative thread, and thanks to all the people putting the work in to get to the bottom of this! For the sake of the "crystallized oils" investigation, I thought I'd share a video I took of a slightly aged AF Anejo that was sparkling and glistening in the light... This is what I'd expect something like crystallized oils to look like (not dust or fuzz). I don't have the equipment to take such super zoom photos, but if anyone really considers this to be the mythical crystalline structures, I'd be down for sending one in.
  4. Well, y'all sucked me into this aged Cuban hype, so I might as well fess up and confess my sins... A few of these were from my previous post, where I had picked up a box of PD4s and 5 singles, but I figured I'd come back and share a few more of my CC purchases... La Gloria Cubana Medaille d'Or No. 3 (2002) Vegueros Especiales No.2 (1998) Romeo y Julieta Exhibicion No. 4 (2004) Ramon Allones Petit Unicos RE Canada (2009) Ramon Allones Specially Selected (JUN 2018) Bolivar Royal Coronas (JUN 2018) El Rey del Mundo Choix du Roi RE Belux (2016) Trinidad Coloniales (????) Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 1 (????) Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Du Depute (2014) Jose L. Piedra Cazadore (2015 or older) Partagas Serie D No. 4 (2018, 2017, 2017, and 2015 or older) Cohiba Siglo II (2015 or older) Cohiba Robusto (????) Cohiba Siglo VI (Unbanded, 2013 or older)
  5. Thanks for confirmation and advice. I am 95% sure my hygrometers are still correct, but it's never a bad idea to double check. I will eventually get the CC noob sampler, which should bring me up to speed on a lot of the "classics" I haven't tried yet...
  6. I have yet to try a Punch Punch, but it's on my list. I feel your pain though, I've had 2 out of 4 NC cigars do this to me this week. I did have my humidor RH dip down from 62% to 59% while I was overseas, but quickly fixed this once home... I can't imagine one week of 3% drop caused my issues, as normally tunneling is a rolling defect, but hopefully this is just an anomaly...
  7. You helped a lot! That confirms what I assumed. TSM isn't a known factory yet, my PD4's could have been made in one of a few different factories, they look fine so don't worry. I'll stop by and contribute to that factory code thread, since it seems that's how this is worked out...
  8. Forgive my ignorance, as I have a stupid question. I've read most of the FAQ and noob threads, but am still a bit confused about factory codes, and this discussion. You are talking about the "Partagas Factory", and I assume are able to deduce which factory made the box by the factory code (which I am still confused on how this is confirmed, as they change all the time). I have a box of Partagas D4, factory code TSM MAR 18. In all the factory code threads, there's no mention of TSM. Is it safe to assume that my box was made at the "Partagas Factory", that you are discussing here? Thanks, and sorry if my question is off topic.
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    Hello from Buffalo, NY!

    I've actually never stopped in there, I'll have to take the time to head into the city to do so. I usually end up at Buffalo Cigar Club or Nice Ash... Thank you! Thanks, looking forward to trying them once there's some age on them! I'm also hooked, so much quality information and write-ups...
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    Hello from Buffalo, NY!

    Thank you, glad to be here! Thank you! Not too sure about Canada, while it's a short drive, I heard the prices are quite high...
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    Hello from Buffalo, NY!

    Hey all! First post here at FOH. Firstly, thanks to all the wonderful users here that have made so many informative posts. I've learned a great deal from lurking here, if only for a short while. Since I just purchased a few CCs, I figured I'd join up and show them off. Just received my box of Partagas Serie D No. 4 from my GF's parents who recently visited Cuba, as well as a small selection of singles while I was in Belgium. Partagas Serie D No. 4 (TSM MAR 18) Trinidad Coloniales Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No 1 El Rey Del Mundo Choix Du Roi Regional Edition Belgium Cohiba Robusto Bolivar Belicoso Fino The other loose PD4 was from their previous trip to Cuba, resting for 1 year.
  12. Hey all! First post here at FOH. Since I just purchased a few CCs, I figured I'd join up and show them off. Just received my box of Partagas Serie D No. 4 from my GF's parents who recently visited Cuba, as well as a small selection of singles while I was in Belgium. Partagas Serie D No. 4 (TSM MAR 18) Trinidad Coloniales Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No 1 El Rey Del Mundo Choix Du Roi Regional Edition Belgium Cohiba Robusto Bolivar Belicoso Fino The other loose PD4 was from their previous trip to Cuba, resting for 1 year.

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