ParkitoATL

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    Atlanta, Georgia
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    Photography, real estate, jazz music, cigars, the good life.

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  1. I've experimented a while over the last few months using some Tupperware and Boveda 58%, 62% and 65%. It was actually difficult to get them below 60% with our Atlanta humidity. I feel like for most cigars I like the 62% just a hair better than 65%. None of these experiments tasted skanky to me.
  2. Just a single Boveda 62%. I had previously used the foam with some PG solution. When I started noticing the bad taste I switched to Boveda but it didn't help. Maybe this is my humidor's "sick period!" It's sick alright... Where you at in Atlanta?
  3. I can't detect any smells other than the cedar. There isn't any visible signs of mold or damage either. Reviewing my notes I now realize how many truly bad cigars I've pulled out of this box. It's definitely NOT just a cigar that tastes reasonable but needs a few more months to smooth out the edges. I'm talking nearly un-smokeable, where the acrid taste overpowers everything else in the cigar, full on skank mouth. Doesn't matter the brand or the country. I may call it quits on this one, use it to store my cigar cutters, torches, etc., add another Tupperdor and move on.
  4. Yes I have. Most were in there anyway I was just using the wood box as a dry box before smoking. Atlanta humidity is off the chain right now!
  5. I agree that there are a lot of nasty NCs but these are cigars that I've bought and smoked many boxes and found to be quite palatable. The ones I haven't put in the wooden humidor have all been fine. The Fonseca was a fairly recent addition so may be a little young but fortunately I have two more for comparison.
  6. Can a wooden humidor get spoiled or sour? Lately I've had a lot of bitter smokes, across many different brands, and I suddenly realized the one common thread was that they had all been in my wooden humidor. All of the good smokes I've had have come straight out of my plastic Tupps! My hygrometers have been tested and all of my Tupps use 65% Bovedas. I have been in the habit of moving sticks into the 60-62% wooden humidor for a few weeks as a dry box before I smoke and those all seem to turn nasty on me, even Cubans and higher end NCs. When I smoke them right out of the Tupp, they are
  7. Ah, this drives me nuts! TapTapTap all the damn time. Also, gnawing on a cigar and destroying the wrapper. Got a friend who does both of these. He gets the Drew Estate bundle cigars... 😁
  8. Okay, let's say for the purposes of discussion that I have just received a box of RyJ Coronitas en Cedro, box UBM OCT 18. These cigars were rolled at some point prior to Oct 2018, rested and then boxed. (Correct me if I'm wrong) Then, they were shipped all over the world and finally arrived at my house yesterday. Since they are subject to so many different temps and conditions over the past three years(!) have they really "AGED"? Or do they really start aging when they hit my humidor? For my Nic/Honds, I obviously never know the date and the "aging" starts when they hit my boxes
  9. Guess I need to be shopping for some Shortys! Thanks for the input.
  10. What are some good Cubans with a cocoa/coffee/cream profile?
  11. Hi Y'all, New to the forum, long time smoker but fairly new to Cubans. I wanted to ask the difference in the Partagas petit corona lineup. There seems to be a vast array of Partagas right in the 5" x 40 ring wheelhouse (Aristocrats, PCs, Mille Fleurs, Habaneros, PCE, Supers, etc) and I was wondering if these are all really that different. Got a box of MFs on the way, just looking to buy some singles and explore more Partagas!
  12. Gonna have to snag a fiver of these on my next order.

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