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morefifemusic
01-31-2009, 05:53 PM
Hey guys,

I am looking for participants in a Tobacco Of the Month Club.

Here are the guidelines.

For right now, I would like to shoot for five people to sign up to get things up and going.

To participate:

You should have at least one positive trader feedback (and no negatives) and a minimum of 25 posts.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements (notice, I myself don't) you can still participate if you have been an active member of the forums at Club Stogie (aka Puff.com). Most of you I will recognize your user ID. If I do not, I will pm you on Puff.com to confirm your identity.
Post in the thread to sign up as a Monthly Tobacco Reviewer (MTR).


Procedure:

The Tobacco Sample Provider (TSP) for the month chooses a tobacco for the month.
The chosen tobacco should be of premium quality and non-aromatic.
Samplers should be sent out to the Monthly Tobacco Reviewers (MTRs) containing a sample of 3-4 bowls of the chosen tobacco.
Tobacco samples should be sent out by the end of the first week of the month to ensure timely reviews.



The TSP should not label the tobacco or post what kind of tobacco it is. This should be a blind review.
The MTRs will post a review of the sample by the last day of the current month. Guesses about what the tobacco is are ok, but the focus should be more on evaluating the quality and tastiness of the tobacco.



Once the end of the month rolls around, the TSP will post information on what tobacco was sent and will pick the highest quality review posted (in their opinion) to be the next TSP.


Purpose:

This T.O.M. Club serves several purposes. It encourages ongoing participation in the tobacco reviewing process, it gives members a chance to try different tobaccos and do blind tasting (which I think helps develop the ability to taste nuances in tobacco), and it gives us an opportunity to build up our trader feedback.


So without further ado, sign up!

morefifemusic
01-31-2009, 05:55 PM
February TSP: Tyler AKA morefifemusic

February MTRs:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Post to sign up and I will update the list.

Curly Cut
01-31-2009, 08:58 PM
February TSP: Tyler AKA morefifemusic

February MTRs:
1. Curly Cut
2.
3.
4.
5.


just let me know which genre the tobacco is in so i don't foul up a VA pipe with a Va/Per, burley, or oriental/english type blend. ;)

morefifemusic
01-31-2009, 09:55 PM
just let me know which genre the tobacco is in so i don't foul up a VA pipe with a Va/Per, burley, or oriental/english type blend. ;)

Good point! I still haven't decided yet. :) I just put in an order from pipesandcigars, so well see if I take it out of there or go for something else in my cellar.

I am leaning towards a VA I have in my cellar though. :)

Glad to have you aboard!

One other thing, when we get five signed up and are good to go for this month, I will start a TOMC thread for February so we can keep the signups in here but each month can have its own thread. That will hopefully keep it a little clean in here.

-Tyler

Curly Cut
01-31-2009, 10:24 PM
good call.
as far as genre, don't need to know now, just whenever we get the stuff sent to us.
thx for running this.

Nick
01-31-2009, 11:04 PM
Are you allowed to hop in and out as you need to or would it be more of a long term type deal.

morefifemusic
01-31-2009, 11:08 PM
Are you allowed to hop in and out as you need to or would it be more of a long term type deal.

In and out, though anyone who participates should be willing to be the TSP at least once. IE if your review gets picked as the best, you are up next.


I am also kicking around the idea of having the MTRs PM me with their review and posting the review anonymously myself and letting the forum members vote on the best one through a poll.

Anyway in specific answer to your question, you could get in on this month and either get picked to be the TSP next month or not get picked and get out.

Let me know if that doesn't make sense. Its late and I am playing MMORPGs while posting here. :)

-Tyler

Nick
01-31-2009, 11:22 PM
It makes sense, just not sure how things will go month to month you know. Count me in for now, but I will not bail on you guys if I get picked.

February MTRs:
1. Curly Cut
2. Nick
3.
4.
5.

BigFrank
02-01-2009, 09:51 AM
Are we going to limit this to just 5 guys?

morefifemusic
02-01-2009, 10:01 AM
Are we going to limit this to just 5 guys?

So far only two are signed up, so it doesn't really matter. :D

For now I am limiting it to five guys, if there is enough interest, I will either expand it to more guys or start two sign-up lists with two different TSPs.

Sign up Frank, then it will be three! Join the darkside, we have cookies.

-Tyler

yellowgoat
02-01-2009, 10:40 AM
Ok, I'll try my best to review! I'm a bad reviewer thats why I don't do any reviews.

But Just to get this through my thick cranium! How it goes is that you send a sample to the 5 then based on the best review (say Greg has the best review) He then sends a sample to the 4 to review and so on...

1. Curly Cut
2. Nick
3. yellowgoat aka yellowgoat at CS aka Fluff although I do not post there anymore
4.
5.

morefifemusic
02-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Ok, I'll try my best to review! I'm a bad reviewer thats why I don't do any reviews.

But Just to get this through my thick cranium! How it goes is that you send a sample to the 5 then based on the best review (say Greg has the best review) He then sends a sample to the 4 to review and so on...

1. Curly Cut
2. Nick
3. yellowgoat aka yellowgoat at CS aka Fluff although I do not post there anymore
4.
5.

Thanks for signing up mate. I know you from CS, so your good. :)

Your understanding is somewhat correct. Whoever has the best review this month will be responsible for providing the baccy to review the next month. The same people can stay on or stop and others can join.

-Tyler

yellowgoat
02-01-2009, 10:46 AM
Got it!
Cheers

morefifemusic
02-01-2009, 10:53 AM
Got it!
Cheers

I was just browsing on CS and considering how you won the lottery TWICE IN A ROW, maybe you should be the TSP with all of that extra baccy you have hanging around!

Just giving you crap you lucky SOB. :)

:chr

yellowgoat
02-01-2009, 11:07 AM
LOL
That was some kind of luck! :r I do have a good English picked out for everyone to try.

One other question! The tobak sender does not do a review only the receiver?

morefifemusic
02-01-2009, 11:13 AM
LOL
That was some kind of luck! :r I do have a good English picked out for everyone to try.

One other question! The tobak sender does not do a review only the receiver?

I will prob do a review just for kicks. The other idea I was kicking around was getting a group of guys together and going month by month. Each participant mails the other four or five participants an anonymous sample of the same baccy, only telling the genre (so we don't foul up a va pipe or whatnot).

This would be kind of fun because everyone would be giving some and getting some and if we had five people participating, that would equal five reviews of five different baccys, so 25 reviews total.

Might be fun to do it like that, what are your guys' thoughts?

Nick
02-01-2009, 11:17 AM
That sounds a little cumbersome and that most of my smoking would be taken up by tobacco I'm suppose to review.

yellowgoat
02-01-2009, 11:19 AM
I think that would mud up the taste buds to much, You know? We should stick with one type to review. :pi

morefifemusic
02-01-2009, 11:32 AM
Good call. :)

We'll stick to the format lined out in the first post.

morefifemusic
02-04-2009, 01:07 PM
Bumpity, we need a few more BOTLs wanting to participate.

If we don't get any more hits by the end of the week and through the weekend, we will go with what we've got. I plan on getting the tobac out on Monday, 2/9/2009.

-Tyler

Slow Triathlete
02-04-2009, 01:38 PM
Sign me up

1. Curly Cut
2. Nick
3. yellowgoat aka yellowgoat at CS aka Fluff although I do not post there anymore
4. slow triathlete - also from over on CS/Fluff and Cigar Live/Fluff
5.

morefifemusic
02-04-2009, 06:40 PM
You're in. One more and we are good to go! Cmon guys! :D

morefifemusic
02-06-2009, 10:55 AM
Bumpity. Last call for this month!

One more needed. :D

Curly Cut
02-06-2009, 12:16 PM
FYI - i'm headed out of town on the 18th, hopefully i'll have tobacco in hand so i can take it with me. ;)

morefifemusic
02-06-2009, 01:40 PM
I'm planning on sending it out on Monday, so it should be there.

BTW guys, I will PM you to remind you too, but please PM me your addys so I can send the baccy out.

I am still torn between two choices. I will post this weekend when I decide on the baccy. It is between a VA or an English.

Blind Reviewer
02-09-2009, 05:01 PM
This is Tyler (morefifemusic). Tobacco is out. I am sending you a pm with the login information for Blind Reviewer. Please log in to this id to post your review anonymously. After all reviews are posted, I will select the "winner" and he can claim it and he will be up.

Enjoy the sample guys! It's a Va just for a reminder.

-Tyler

morefifemusic
02-09-2009, 05:06 PM
Post your review here (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?p=225398#post225398).

morefifemusic
02-09-2009, 11:37 PM
Guess Cigar Asylum does not allow dummy accounts. :D Opps. Just post the review under your own id then (no suspense).

-Tyler

morefifemusic
03-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Great job on the February TOM Review (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=9948)! Yellowgoat's review was chosen as the "winner", so he is up next to offer samples. I will pm him with instructions.

As for the rest of you, if you want in on the March TOM Review, sign up below. Max per group is five, but we can start two groups if we get enough people signed up.

1. Morefifemusic
2.
3.
4.
5.

yellowgoat
03-03-2009, 10:29 AM
Cool, How's everyone on a English blend? If one or more don't care for English I'll send a Va/per to everyone. Let me know and send your addy's.

morefifemusic
03-03-2009, 10:48 AM
Im a fan of English blends, I would love to review one blind. :)

Nick
03-03-2009, 10:50 AM
I like English very much, sure I'll do it again. Put me down.

yellowgoat
03-03-2009, 11:13 AM
Cool, I'll start packing the samples and sending them out as soon as I get everyone's addy.

Cheers!

Curly Cut
03-03-2009, 12:53 PM
i'll back out and let some new blood get in on this. nothing to do with it being an english blend, i'm just getting so damn busy with traveling, won't have time.

GreekGodX
03-03-2009, 07:54 PM
How much experience do you need to be part of this as far as pipe smoking? I would love to join. I have the same sn on CS/puff with a trader review and over 25 posts..

Plus this will give me practice for the writing part on my MCAT :D

Nick
03-03-2009, 10:05 PM
Maybe I will back out and let someone new in. Thanks for doing this Tyler and good luck yellowgoat.

morefifemusic
03-04-2009, 12:59 PM
1. Morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3.
4.
5.

Greek, you are in. CMon peeps, we need three more!

-Tyler

GreekGodX
03-04-2009, 10:07 PM
Isn't yellowgoat in on this too? don't we only need 2 more?

morefifemusic
03-11-2009, 09:43 AM
Isn't yellowgoat in on this too? don't we only need 2 more?

Sorry to take a while to get back to you. I have been super busy and sick.

Yellowgoat is the one offering up the samples.

We still would like to try to get two or three more participants!

1. morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3.
4.
5.

I will give it to the end of the weekend, then send instructions to yellowgoat. If you sign up, go ahead and pm him your address.

GreekGodX
03-11-2009, 09:44 AM
yea I realized that after :bh

morefifemusic
03-11-2009, 09:45 AM
Haha, that was a quick reply. ;) Im Pming some people to see if we can get more participants.

Sr Mike
03-11-2009, 10:00 PM
Alright, I am in.

1. morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3. Sr Mike
4.
5.

DrDubzz
03-11-2009, 10:16 PM
oh sign me up
1. morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3. Sr Mike
4. rx2010
5.

morefifemusic
03-13-2009, 06:06 PM
Sweet, lets go with the four of us. If you are signed up, PM Yellowgoat with your address for him to send the samples out.

yellowgoat
03-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Alright then!

I will be sending out an English blend. :tu Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did, It will be a freshly cracked open tin that I will open tonight to pack up.

Cheers!

morefifemusic
03-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Post reviews of the English yellowgoat sends here (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?p=286401#post286401).

yellowgoat
03-14-2009, 03:11 PM
Three have been sent out. So...morefifemusic, GreekGodX and Sr Mike be on the look out!

yellowgoat
03-17-2009, 01:30 PM
Anyone get the samples yet? I was worried about the USPS thinking it was pot or something! :r

morefifemusic
03-17-2009, 03:59 PM
I haven't seen mine yet. :) I ship USPS plenty though and have never had an issue.

I can't wait!

Sr Mike
03-17-2009, 11:16 PM
I got mine in today, it was not hard to miss when I opened my mailbox. I will probably get around to it on Friday.

morefifemusic
03-18-2009, 05:56 AM
Got mine yesterday as well. I will get to it by the end of the weekend. :)

GreekGodX
03-18-2009, 07:12 AM
I got mine on Monday. I was so confused as to who was sending me pipe tobacco, but then I realized lol. Still haven't smoked it..

yellowgoat
03-18-2009, 07:53 PM
Cool! Can't wait to read the reviews and guesses.

Cheers!

GreekGodX
03-27-2009, 05:47 PM
posted my review today

DrDubzz
03-27-2009, 05:53 PM
so I was going to smoke today... but there's a foot+ of snow on the ground...

morefifemusic
04-13-2009, 09:50 AM
Time to sign up for April!

April Tobacco Sample Provider: Sr Mike

April Blind Reviewers (You don't have to be legally blind, just mildly visually impaired. If you don't have that we will settle for asking Sr Mike not to tell us what baccy he is sending before we review it):

1. morefifemusic
2.
3.
4.
5.

Post to sign up and I will update the list. You can sign up again even if you have already participated once.

GreekGodX
04-13-2009, 10:06 AM
1. morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3.
4.
5.


How can I refuse :tu

yellowgoat
04-13-2009, 12:31 PM
I'll do it again!
1. morefifemusic
2. GreekGodX
3. yellowgoat
4.
5.

Sr Mike
04-14-2009, 07:50 AM
I have a few blends in mind, this will be fun.