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3 hours ago, SigmundChurchill said:

My "smoking lounge" is running out of room for me.  We are remodeling our master bath, so the garage is filled with tiles and a big soaking tub.

It is always challenging to pick a birthday cigar.  It is a birthday, so I dont want to smoke something that I smoke all the time.  At the same time, it is not a major birthday, so I don't want to smoke anything too rare or special.  

This UAO SEP 17, Talisman seemed appropriate.

Happy Birthday!

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7 hours ago, SigmundChurchill said:

My "smoking lounge" is running out of room for me.  We are remodeling our master bath, so the garage is filled with tiles and a big soaking tub.

It is always challenging to pick a birthday cigar.  It is a birthday, so I dont want to smoke something that I smoke all the time.  At the same time, it is not a major birthday, so I don't want to smoke anything too rare or special.  

This UAO SEP 17, Talisman seemed appropriate.

Happy Birthday!! Have a blast..

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6 hours ago, Rhinoww said:

Happy birthday.
 

Hope your plans get approved!  Very important to have a good smoking location at the ready. We hopefully break ground in a month or two on a covered porch w a crapton of infrared heaters. Lots of ceiling fans. Best part is my wife still thinks this addition is for her. 

We are looking at doing something similar.  What’s the climate where you are? It’s tough to design a screened room for summer that can stay warm for Chicago winter that won’t allow smoke in the house but working on it.  Wife got the full house remodel, now it’s my turn if there’s enough money in the bank 😁

 

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1 minute ago, Chibearsv said:

We are looking at doing something similar.  What’s the climate where you are? It’s tough to design a screened room for summer that can stay warm for Chicago winter that won’t allow smoke in the house but working on it.  Wife got the full house remodel, now it’s my turn if there’s enough money in the bank 😁

 

I’m in cincinnati. Cold but not chicago winter cold.
Truth is in use, but I have opted for four of the largest two element infrared heaters from infratech. There is some art behind placement for best results. Lots of YouTube videos but more retailers can assist as well. My Covered area is roughly 18x20. 

Our porch will not be screened in. We will use roller blinds to keep the afternoon sun at bay which will allow three sides to be enclosed in a way. That should control the winds. The infrared heaters heat surfaces and not the air so it should give some benefit. It was the best solution for us. We just didn’t have the clearances needed for gas heaters. 

the idea was not to have it heated like a room. I wanted to take the edge off of the cold. 

my main electrical panel is close whichnis good. Very over engineered each unit will have its own 40a 220 circuit although I doubt it will all be going full tilt much. Electrician installing everything and we will have merchant support and city inspections. Plenty of everything I need to do this properly. 

If I were in your shoes I would think about building the porch in a way to have essentially storm panes fit in over the screened area. Could be as inexpensive as a wood frame with clear plastic stapled to much nicer custom build to make it more like a three season room. The trick is to have adequate airflow to pull the smoke away from the door to your house. Where there is a will there is a way. 
 

expect your build to be much more than you first think. Cry once and enjoy it however it ends up. 
 

 

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32 minutes ago, SigmundChurchill said:

This is my brother-in-law's outdoor setup.  I don't know the brand, but those 2 infrared heaters built into the ceiling, generate so much heat you could wear short sleeves out there in the middle of winter.

Those look like the ones I’ll be installing. Here’s hoping they work as advertised for my set up as well. 

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On 2/25/2021 at 6:18 PM, chuckpnoy said:

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3 minutes ago, TTP21 said:

What did you think of the Escasos?

Love them.  Only the second one I've smoked but really enjoyed it.  Great flavors of some creamy cedar and brown sugar.  A little honey mustard near the final third.  A local B&M had a few boxes when I was there a couple months back and I picked up a handful. Worth the price in my opinion. 

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I keep reading more and more positive things about this stick.  Your comment pushed me over the edge, ha!  I just placed my first Trinidad order!  I thank you!  My wife hates you... sorry... 

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Siglo 6 and a Famosos

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7 hours ago, Raskol said:
E2 (2016) from our gracious host.

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1 hour ago, StogieSteve23 said:

Love them.  Only the second one I've smoked but really enjoyed it.  Great flavors of some creamy cedar and brown sugar.  A little honey mustard near the final third.  A local B&M had a few boxes when I was there a couple months back and I picked up a handful. Worth the price in my opinion. 

Appreciate the feedback. Often my experience with NC aficionados is they limit feedback to either "it was good" or "it was bad".  

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