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Thread: Hatter's Humidor - ***The Official CIGAR Thread***

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    That's just how I roll mother bitches!

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    I read through this thread yesterday, and I'm happy to say that you rat bastards have convinced me to finally get a humidor. So any suggestions would be appreciated. Probably a 25-50 would do.

    I've enjoyed Cigars casually for years and get them as gifts, and will also bring back 15 or 20 various Cubans each trip to Japan, but honestly I don't know much about them (I let the shopkeeper choose) and probably can't even smoke them all before they start to lose their freshness. So I guess it's time to step up and maximize the investment and learn more too. This thread is a good place to start, so thanks for the push.

    Btw, Saturday night I did smoke a Cohiba Siglo VI that my GF brought me from Japan recently. I can't describe it in connoisseurs vernacular like you guys, but I can at least say that it tasted pretty ****ing damn good to me! And with a big snifter of fine Cognac it was a great night.

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    A couple of suggestions:

    get a bigger humidor than you think you'll need. If you get really into this, the "I need a bigger humidor" comment will come quite frequently.

    be wary of purchasing cuban cigars unless you know the reputation of the seller. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

    generally speaking, cigars are like wine. They age and can be stored for long periods of time given the right conditions. Also, generally speaking, cigars will taste better the more time they've spent in the humidor. The alledged ISOM's I have in my humi have been there for a few years.

    smoke what you like and like what you smoke. Everyone's tastes are different. One man's absolute fav can be another man's dog rocket.

    Get yourself a cutter (cheap double-bladed guillotine works fine, and is probably $1 at your local cigar shop) and a butane lighter.

    Cigar paraphenalia (lighters, cutters, ashtrays, cases, etc.) are to cigar smokers what forged wedges, polo shirts, and a brand new staff bag are to golf lovers.


    edit: okay, that was more than a couple. There are plenty of cigar BBS out there. One I read and post at is http://www.cigarpass.com

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    Get these stinky ass cigars out of the food court.
    take em to the mens room.

    this place is for food and beverage...not smoking.

    crazy kids....why i oughta...

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    Fuentes are probably the best of the cheaper side. At $10 or less you have most of their collection, and all are pretty smooth and easy to smoke. If you're ever in Santa Monica, you should check out Lone Wolf off 3rd street and Colorado (I believe, right across from the Mall). They have a house blend (just called Lone Wolf) that is amazingly good for the price. Also a good place to pick up what trant and I were smoking in Vegas, Shephard's Hotel, which is a very smooth and very good cig for the more casual smoker (they're a bit too pricey for a serious habit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatter View Post

    That looks like a doodie with a wrapper.

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    Hatter, just ran across this thread, and you made some excellent choices. You must have hit up Casa Fuentes in Vegas.
    I would have selected the Opus X as my favorite a few years ago, but I think the quality has really gone down, although it is still an excellent choice. But the first one I had, rated my "RC" rating which is my ultimate grade. That's a roach clip cigar, because it is so good, you don't want to put it down. I've only had 3 cigars reach that level. The first Opus X, and 2 pre embargo Cubans. If you are willing to pay the price, you will never have a better smoke than a pre-embargo.
    But here are a few more I like:
    Montecristo White (ok, this one I love, always a great smoke)
    Partagas Black
    Padron Anniversary
    Padron 3000
    Excalibur Prensado (The Prensado has different wrapper than the other Excliburs and is far superior in my opinion)

    Cubans:
    Cohiba Esplendidos
    Romeo y Julieta
    Montecristo
    Partagas
    Bolivar
    El Rey Del Mundo
    Wasn't thinking of anything specific
    Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
    Nothing too very scientific
    Just thinking of a series of dreams

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    Cubans are so overrated.


    Give me an



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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASKING View Post
    Cubans are so overrated.


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    I would agree that many cigars, including the ones shown, have reached the equal of the Cubans, but I'll still say if you are willing to pay the price a pre-embargo Cuban is far superior to anything on the market today.

    Opuis X against a Esplendido, I would take the Esplendido, because the quality is more consistant from cigar to cigar. Against any other Cuban with the possible exception of a Montecristo, I would take the Opus X.

    Now with the Montecristo White, it would be a tossup for me.

    The problem with a lot of the Cubans people buy, is that they are counterfeit, including many bought in Cuba itself. I had friends bring home a box of what they thought were Esplendidos, but were really counterfeits.
    Wasn't thinking of anything specific
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatter View Post
    So who else smokes cigars?

    This weekend was a great weekend meeting up in Vegas with eyesk8r. He hooked me up with some great sticks and it just reminded me of how much I love cigars and that there are no threads on cigars here on LGK.

    Cigars I picked up this weekend:

    Ashton ESG (Estate Sun Grown)
    3 Fuentes Anejos
    1 Torpedo Anejo with nice plume
    1 Fuentes Hemingway
    2 Fuente Hemingway Works Of Art (DAYYYYUM What a smoke)
    2 Casa Fuentes churchills
    AShton VSG
    6 Fuente Opus Opus X's (My personal favorite cigar of all time)


    And hell Mr. I even hooked me up with a Cuban this weekend truly making it a weekend of the cigar.

    So in closing my thanks go out to Mr. Irreverant and eyesk8r for the sticks and smoke em if you got em!

    By the way of the ones I have smoked already the Work Of Art Maduro is my favorite. What a clean smoke:


    Highly Recommended!
    First of all i think this should be called eyesk8r's humidor lol, j/k.

    Quote Originally Posted by Die Radio Die View Post
    I'm looking for a nice mild starter cigar. So far I've only experienced Fuente Curly Head and I very much enjoyed it. What else should this novice be lighting up?
    If your looking for a nice mild cigar, try the diamond crown line (not the maximus though, that's spicy) if you like a long smoke try the #3, if you like a shorter smoke try the #4 or #5. it's so mild you smoke it and in a hour or two you can't taste it in your mouth anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
    If any of you remember I started a cigar thread 12-18 months ago as I was just getting into it. You all gave me some advice and recommendations as to what cigars I should be starting out on, types of humidors, etc. You ****ers must have done a good job because I'm hooked. I still feel like a novice as there are so many cigars I haven't tried but I'm getting there.

    Somebody just brought me back a couple of Cuban Romeo y Julieta Coronita's. I plan on having one this week. My favorite smoke right now is a Punch Gran Cru Superior. I also have some Flore de Oliva maduro cigars I really like. Great value in a cigar. My roommate bought me a CAO Brazilia last week but the thing fell apart on me. That's why you don't buy cigars from liquor stores.

    Here are some pics of the humidor. It's small but does the job.

    Lath, get that humidor up to 70% humidity, or your stoggies are going to go bad in a few weeks. Optimal humidor settings depending on the climate is 68% - 72% in vegas we keep them at 74% cuz it's hella dry, but in the LA area you should be good at 68 to 70%.

    Quote Originally Posted by DougW8 View Post
    Hatter, just ran across this thread, and you made some excellent choices. You must have hit up Casa Fuentes in Vegas.
    I would have selected the Opus X as my favorite a few years ago, but I think the quality has really gone down, although it is still an excellent choice. But the first one I had, rated my "RC" rating which is my ultimate grade. That's a roach clip cigar, because it is so good, you don't want to put it down. I've only had 3 cigars reach that level. The first Opus X, and 2 pre embargo Cubans. If you are willing to pay the price, you will never have a better smoke than a pre-embargo.
    But here are a few more I like:
    Montecristo White (ok, this one I love, always a great smoke)
    Partagas Black
    Padron Anniversary
    Padron 3000
    Excalibur Prensado (The Prensado has different wrapper than the other Excliburs and is far superior in my opinion)

    Cubans:
    Cohiba Esplendidos
    Romeo y Julieta
    Montecristo
    Partagas
    Bolivar
    El Rey Del Mundo
    Anyone on LGK who's planning on coming to Vegas let me know, i work for the company that partnered with the Fuentes and partially owns Casa Fuente, so i get 40% off stoggies and drinks there.

    Also i can get pre-embargos for about 30 or 40 bucks a stick, what do you usually pay for them?

    eyesk8r's top 5 full body cigars

    Opus-x
    Fuente Anejo
    Diamond Crown Maximus (which is made by Fuente and Ashton)
    Ashton ESG
    Any Padron Anniversary

    If you can get your hands on a pre-embargo they are by far the best smokes in the world, aged like good scotch.

    A word of advice to all cigar smokers, don't always go by what you read in cigar magazines. They are a great guide, but never 100% accurate, some of the best cigars don't even make the list. The people that make the list up are bad a great deal of money from the manufacturer to say good things. Everybody has different tastes, and they are rarely the same as these "afficionado's"
    Live from Las Vegas....All Sarcasm all the time!!!!

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