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  1. Alright here it is lets get it!! Newbie/Veteran Handicapped Boxpass It’s early, and it’s also about that time of the year to gauge interest for a newbie/veteran handicapped box pass. This is to merely to continue gain interest at this point. So, the box would not be sent out until June at the earliest. We are still desperately needing more Veterans!! Please read over this entirely to see if you would like to participate. Fundamental Principles: NEWBIES DON’T FEEL INTIMIDATED!!! This is not about ‘proving yourself’ to the other users. You don’t have to have aged,
  2. Just checking in as i am new to FOH. I am a Irish lad living in London. Been living here 5 years and love it. A great City. Job: Financial IT Consultant Favorite Cigar ever - Cohiba Behike 52 2010 (Cost me £30 and smoked it on my best friends wedding. Didn't want it to end.) Cigar Grail- Cohiba Siglo VI GR Favorite alcoholic tipple - Pint of Guinness or Lagavulin 16 neat. I am starting to get into collecting cigars properly with the arrival of my first cooledor. Looking forward to chatting on the forum and expanding my knowledge. All the best Sparky.
  3. Hi, all, I've been a cigar smoker for about 10 years now and used to pick up Habanos when I traveled for work. Sadly international travel for work has dried up, and research led me to FOH for Cubans, camaraderie, and chitchat. I've been browsing around for about a week now just scoping things out. Y'all seem pretty cool, so thanks for having the community!
  4. Been reading the forum as a guest for a while, and glad to finally be on the board! I've smoked and collected cigars for a little over 15 years, but have a baby now and collect more than I smoke. Love reading people's debates about storing, aging, and what they are enjoying smoking at the moment. Great to learn from people with so much experience. Excited to participate in the conversations instead of just watching for the sidelines. Thanks for having me!
  5. Hello all, I've been lurking on and off this forum for years (2007) but never participated. I feel like I want to participate now so : Bonjour à tous! I'm from Montreal, I've been smoking cigars for nearly 20 years, on and off depending on my financial situation. Now that I'm a bit more established financially, and due to certain big changes in my life, I've decided that my humidor looked empty and that I deserved a gift from myself. So I'm stocking up. I know a lot you from my lurking years. I've endured your posts, now you'll endure mine! Shoutout to @WarriorPr
  6. Hello everyone! Im a new member from NSW, Australia. I have a little experience with cigars, but getting into it properly now. I have a xikar humidor set up and packed a box of partagas shorts in it that i got today. Im keen to get my collection going!
  7. Hi guys, Long time lurker but first time poster ! Really excited to join this community for good Little bit of background on me, I'm a recent grad working in tech here in Montreal. Been into cigars for about two years now, first I ever smoked was a Fonseca Cosacos. Unfortunately never had the chance to smoke any Cubans since then (local prices at Mtl's LCDH are through the roof), but I'm hoping this can change now. Hobbies and pastimes include writing software and collecting / Drinking Scotch. Anyways that's all from me for now, hopefully I'll get to know you guys some more
  8. I started out with 20 qt gasket Sterlite tupperdors. I filled those two up rather quickly with boxes and sticks. I have started another one which is 50 qt (just started this week). Right now I have some good data for the smaller two. When I received the tupperdors from Amazon I splish splashed them with water then put them outside for 36 to 48 hours. Brought them inside to the basement. I put a Boveda pack in one at 65% and then put a 62% one in another. I calibrated the SensorPush temp and rh% gadget. Found here: [mention=79]PigFish[/mention]'s topic about temp and rh% and water content
  9. Hi Friends, I've been into cigars for about ten years now, and I was into CCs from the very beginning. Only recently, though, do I now have the means to begin some serious collecting. To that end, I've been working the past few months to build my collection. Below is a list of the marcas and vitolas that I have so far. What do you recommend that I add to the collection next? I have to say that I really like every marca I've tried, so don't limit your recommendations to any particular brand. For me, theres a time and a place for every cigar. I appreciate your help! shaffer22
  10. A topic that comes up semi-regularly on our forum is what cigars to give newcomers for special occasions. After all, you don't want to cause offense, yet you don't want to give cigars that may go to waste to family and friends who are new to cigar smoking. Two of my cousins have humidors and a small collection, so they aren't new to the hobby, but others invited were. We met up the night before the wedding for cigars and scotches with my cousins, the best man and the bride's brothers and a few others. As my cousin was hosting he was happy to hand out some H.Upmann Half Coronas or Hoyo de Monte
  11. Hello chaps, Thanks for the acceptance and please accept my warm regards from across the pond. Originally from Greece but residing in Her Majesty's glorious island for the past half decade. I've been a cuban cigar smoker for the past 10 years with a particular interest to cubans (why would I be in this forum otherwise...). Really looking forward into participating to your discussions. Cheers, Thanos
  12. Hello Admins & All, I am new to the world of cigars, maybe since a month or two. My first Non-Cuban was a hand rolled, no brand cigar from a cigar store near where I work. It was some mild cigar that the guy in the store recommended for a beginner. I was interested and upon further research I found ton of info online. My first Cuban cigar was a Montecristo #5, paired with single malt on my daughter’s birthday. I immediately recognized the distinctive difference in flavor vs Non-Cubans. The #5 wasn’t even a full-size cigar but nevertheless the complexity and the earthiness was way beyo
  13. Morning all! Just emigrating back to the UK from a three year stint in Asia (....where I've picked up a certain bi-weekly Cuban habit! ) and thought I'd join FOH properly! Looking forward to speaking to you more on here, and meeting up with any Manchester-based folk for a smoke. ( Anyone have any good spots in the city they know of to relax and light one up in? ) Thanks H
  14. Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to CC's. So far I've really enjoyed everything I've tried from my recently acquired sampler. Anyway, I'm excited to refine my pallet and find my favorite smoke.
  15. Hello from Birmingham in the UK. Found the forum from watching the FOH reviews on YouTube. I tend to like thicker ring gauges and medium/medium full cigars - my current "go to" is the Partagas Serie D No.4. I've been smoking Cuban's for about twenty years.
  16. Hello everyone, I'm fairly new to CC's. So far I've really enjoyed everything I've tried from my recently acquired sampler. Anyway, I'm excited to refine my pallet and find my favorite smoke.
  17. Hello botl and sotl, Thank you for having me. I have to admit that I have been lurking for years. I figured it was time to come out of the shadows. I first began smoking cigars back in '91. I still remember my first cigar: a Bances. I loved those tubed cigars and used to actively seek them out. I graduated to a pipe in '93 and still enjoy the odd puff, but it tends to be more in the wintertime. In early 2002 a friend introduced me to the world of online cigar purchases. I made a few purchases from Uncle Mikey's and then I was introduced to a few online Cuban suppliers. I
  18. Just a quick hello. A few of my cigar smoking friends told me about the site and I thought I'd check it out. Currently trying out Ramon Allones, Allones Superiores.
  19. Hello all, Here in Charlotte and loving this group. From the "what you are buying" to the "daily smoke". I used to smoke only while on work trips in the UK and Europe at big dinners, started to get more and more into the CC habit here in the US. Have always loved the Montecristo #2 and have some stock from 2010 on wards. Have branched into Cohiba and some others but still getting my feet wet with all the brands, limited editions and regional's. I have also started trying some Nicaraguans, really enjoyed the Ashton Symmetry in the last few months. Overall, looking forward to the advice, info
  20. Hello everybody from Perth, W.A. I have been enjoying this forum after discovering the informative and usually very funny video reviews. There's such a wealth of information here. I've been interested in cigars since a great trip to Cuba 12 years ago, more recently starting to take things a bit more seriously. Compared to the experience of many on the forum, I'm definitely a novice. I love that feeling how when smoking a cracking cigar, time slows down. Into most cigars but particularly Paratagás and Hoyos. Happy to meet you all. Best wishes, Paul
  21. Hello All, I am pleased to have found this site, as it appears there is a wealth of information for newbies. I have enjoyed NC for many years. Not until visiting LCDH in Playa Del Carmen last Dec 2015, did I encounter/experience CCs. It has opened a new chapter in my smoking habit. Now, I am probably like the savy CC veterans were 5,10,15, 20 years ago; trying to learn as much as possible, figure out a reputable source, and identify my taste in this category. This will be my only post for a long while. I don't want to be the guy that asks a question that was already answered a 1000x. I
  22. Hello All, I am pleased to have found this site, as it appears there is a wealth of information for newbies. I have enjoyed NC for many years. Not until visiting LCDH in Playa Del Carmen last Dec 2015, did I encounter/experience CCs. It has opened a new chapter in my smoking habit. Now, I am probably like the savy CC veterans were 5,10,15, 20 years ago; trying to learn as much as possible, figure out a reputable source, and identify my taste in this category. This will be my only post for a long while. I don't want to be the guy that asks a question that was already answered a 1000x. I
  23. Hi Everyone! My name is Craig, and while I've had a FoH account for a while, this is the first time I have posted to the forums. I live smack-dab in the middle of Pennsylvania USA, in State College, home of Penn State University and the Nittany Lions. I've been a cigar smoker for a couple years, and over a trip to Mexico last July I smoked my first Cuban cigars, including my favorite, the Montecristo No. 2. Being an American, I am not as familiar with Cubans as my international brethren, but with your help I hope to explore and find gems I otherwise would have missed. I'm already habitual
  24. Hi everyone! I am a 25 year old cigar lover from Brazil. I'm happy to be part of this community and I hope to learn a lot from you guys. Best regards, Thomas
  25. G'day from Melbourne Ahem, that's Melbourne, Florida, mates - when I hang out here I start feeling a little aussified I've been smoking cigars here and there since my early 20's, but got more seriously involved when I learned to play golf about twenty or so years ago. Then three years back, I went from being an occasional smoker to smoking more frequently and trying lots of different cigars available here in the States. So far I've only tried a couple of CC's and look forward to trying more. I've been lurking for several months and this looks like a great place with lots of great BOTLs/SOT

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