Hollywood Ninja

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About Hollywood Ninja

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  • Birthday 04/26/1979

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    Pacific Northwest
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    Drums / Watches / BBQ

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  1. Hollywood Ninja

    Man Cave Build

    Man, this looks awesome. More pics please!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hollywood Ninja

    Storing Tubos

    A month with cap off to acclimate to my preferred RH, then the cap goes back on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I plug in the winter and unplug in the summer. Lately seems like sticks are arriving wet and my 65 boveda is having a hard time sucking up all the extra moisture. I usually don’t run the cooling unit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    H. Upmann Royal Robusto Casa Del Habano

    I’ve got a box of these from June 2017 that I have yet to try. Maybe I let em sit a while longer before experimenting. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. All about the short smokes these days. Regular production Minuto collection now complete: Ramon Allones Small Club Corona DIC 2016 Partagas Shorts FEB 2018
  6. Nice review - I’ve got one of these from a BOTL from 2016 sitting in my humi waiting to fire up whenever I can muster up the 75 minutes to give it.
  7. Next on my purchase list. Thanks for the review!
  8. Hopefully not all of them! First one from this box?
  9. And not just a soft flame, usually just a bic lighter yeah?
  10. The beauty of excess inventory is theoretically they will all get consumed (unless it's something you don't like) if one lives long enough. So perhaps that encourages us to take better care of our health to get through our stashes. I'm a noob and only currently house a 3.5 year inventory at my current smoking rate, so obviously I have a long ways to go in collecting or only a short time I need to live to finish them.
  11. A buddy of mine brought a couple of these over last month. Too bad Gurkha shoots themselves in the foot with their other bogus blends and pricing because these weren't half bad although certainly not at MSRP.
  12. Congrats @Lucass111 -- looking forward to next week's comp!
  13. Cigar : San Cristobal El Principe (4-3/8 x 42) Specs : TOS MAR 17 (2yr 3mo), 1 week humidor rest, 65% RH, single torch butane lighter, smoking outside on the deck, 63 degrees F here in the Pacific Northwest, did not dry box. Disclaimer : I am a cigar noob with less than 200 smokes under my belt both CC and NC. Baby is down for a nap + laundry is on + wife at work = Minuto Time! Initial notes : This is the 1st cigar from this box that I’ve smoked and first from this marca that I’ve ever had. Semi-sweet aroma from the wrapper and cold draw. My challenge with small RG sticks is slowing my draw and frequency as to not overheat them. I’m learning slowly. Initial puffs are marvelous. No bitterness, semi-sweet leather. Tons of smoke output and sweetness on the retro. I’m excited. A bit of dry tannin starts to develop, so I grab a Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. Porter to help wet the palette. Final notes : Twang picked up about halfway through. And dryness mellowed out (or perhaps the beer helped). As I mentioned, this is my first time smoking anything from San Cristobal. I’ve got a box of La Punta waiting in my humi for a moment when I have 90 minutes to dedicate. If it’s anything like this little El Principe then I’ve got a lot to look forward to. I’m sure the beer is skewing flavors somewhat, but I’m picking up light leather, honey and dark chocolate. Uh oh, the baby monitor is indicating that the boy is stirring. I run upstairs in an attempt to salvage the situation and place a pacifier in the boy's mouth. I run back downstairs to grab a puff so the cigar doesn’t go out. Fingers crossed the baby stays asleep. But of course, bad luck today as baby is fully awake. And here I end my smoke. Smoke time : 35 minutes, but likely would have been 45. Score : Gotta say, this paired with the porter was like smoking candy. What a treat! For my taste profile, I’ve gotta rank El Principe, Shorts then Corona Junior. Haven’t had a RASCC yet, but that’s next on my list to try. 9/10 for the score on this one.
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    What's in your glass today?

    Some of the last of my Hibiki. Sad face.

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