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    Sailing, food/wine, upland bird hunting and bird dogs

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  1. My father in law’s most common selection too. Interesting there’s such a following. May have to dip into his humidor to try Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I like to pretend I am on a sailboat in the Bahamas with Dark n Stormy while there’s snow on the ground too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. +1 on this review. Overall my sentiments almost exactly. Thanks for reminding me to go grab one! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. The takeaway for now is that I will take the aging bins down to 62. Will start getting stock in ziplocks. Gotta have more things to tinker with and more n=1 experiments to do, you know.... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks for all these suggestions guys. Glad to know there’s positive results with aging after spotting this—I’ve never had the inclination. I keep 6 of those extra large weathertight bins with about 15-25 boxes in each depending on # cabs/10 counts. SensorPush in each + throw in 1-2 Caliber IV hygrometers so I can sanity check numbers all around. All those get tossed in together to be calibrated once a year with a handful of bovedas. Been long term aging boxes for 10+ yrs and this white mold issue has probably popped up like half dozen boxes. I personally think a lot of instances are inherited
  6. Monitor like a hawk with SensorPush. Yearly average is 66F 65%. Currently 60.9F 64.6%. Never above 70F 67% Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Checked in on a box of Cohiba Exquisitos from 2017 and tiny bit of white mold developed on the edge of the cedar separation piece inside the box. And bit of the white stuff on one head. Btw, I am a brush off and smoke guy with white mold. I won’t pitch it, but fully admit it irks me to see. I wanted to experience what these do over 5-10 yrs, but when I’ve gotten white mold in the past it never seems to remain just a tiny bit over time. What do you do in this situation if you intended to keep aging? I am inclined to just move them into the smoke now pile. Sent from my iPhone using Tapat
  8. Congrats! I have set aside a box (just purchase month, haven’t chased box code) at each of my children’s birth months and it’s been a great tradition to reflect with those moments over the years. Lusis might be a consideration long term Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. My oldest Davidoff and nicer Fuentes are about 15 yrs, and I would say I would pay some premium for similar stock. But nowhere near what I see retailers markup on CC — kinda generally chuckle when I see most of those prices, but that’s just me Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. ^^^this if you don’t like sugary rums. The XO rhum agricoles are great neat with cigars. Clement. Whites + some lime are fresh, grassy alternative Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You could put baking soda, coffee grounds and/or natural charcoal inside the case to help the smell. The UV light will help Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I don’t smoke often indoors but when I do running my ozone machine for a few hours with a couple box fans to circulate air gets things back to about 90-95% normal. The rest just takes time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Here’s to hoping your BTC moves lately may fund more cigar purchases! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Band of Brothers is yearly must watch at our house. For others who noted, fun fact is Carwood Lipton’s grandson is our neighbor! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. It was one of my first buys as I waded into CCs along with D4, Monte2, CoRo and I thought to myself how is this any different than NC. One dimensional, standard was my takeaway. Another mans treasure maybe, but I moved on and haven’t revisited after that first 5x3 pack. Epi Especial also creamy when I want that hit, usually has darker wrapper which I felt adds complexity Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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