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Forum: All Cigar Discussion Today, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Looking for someone with experience in Myrtle Beach

When you get sick of the congestion, try Myrtle Beach or Huntington State Parks, both South of town with beautiful beaches and less people. Or, head North to Calabash, NC, which is noted for its...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 06-22-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 310
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: What was your first box purchase?

Not absolutely sure. Iíll guess:

NC: Excalibur
CC: RASSC
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 06-03-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Baseball humidors

You mean, until you take them out to rub them up?
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 06-03-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Wharf Rat
Baseball humidors

OK, so this isnít exactly a cigar humidor. But, lots of us love baseball and it interesting the relative rates that the humidity and temperature equalize. I was surprised how much the weight changes...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 05-31-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,342
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Under appreciated & overlooked...underdogs?

One of my faves is the Fallen Angel by AJ Fernandez. It’s probably a CI house blend. It’s got a bit more finesse than some of AJ’s stuff and can usually be had for ~$3. Don’t bid against me!
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 05-29-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Humidors

My experience is similar. Iíve had 4 or 5 wood humidors and only one has been useful over time. Despite beautiful craftsmanship, the moisture inside warps them.

I use coolers for the majority of...
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 05-26-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Getting a new toy.

I’m waiting for the IKEA version...
Forum: Pipe Discussion 05-17-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Rattray old gowrie

Is it’s source anything like kopi luwak coffee?
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 04-15-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Wharf Rat
Lars Tetens rears itís head

Just saw a press release that Alan Rubin, founder of Alec Bradley, is working to bring back the Lars brand.

Maybe I should have posted this in the Jokes thread...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 04-15-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 441,046
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Beginner Questions (Ask Them Here!)

Air popped popcorn? And, if you get the munchies...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 669
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Need some help with a life decision

If you’re a freshman, I’d find a school that will survive without question. They may make it another year, but the coaches and profs will be bailing out. Playing golf on a sinking ship sounds more...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 03-21-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Cigars with mineral/soil notes?

I personally get a mineral taste from Dominican cigars. So, that would point to Fuente, La Aurora, LFD...
Forum: Good Eats 03-19-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Pk 360

I always thought that it was lacking a built in Stinky ashtray.

I’m just messing with yah. Have fun!
Forum: General Discussion 03-13-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: A Cool New Technology

Very neat! I guess, in the short term, the trick is figuring out how to use it in a way that conveys the info you want instead of just mesmerizing the audience with the technology. But, that’s where...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 03-11-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 441,046
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Beginner Questions (Ask Them Here!)

T.G. has about covered the humidity issue. I've used both PG and HCM beads over the years. They both work OK, but beads give you the option to store slightly drier.

The other possibility is that...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-26-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 441,046
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Beginner Questions (Ask Them Here!)

(Please excuse the broad generalities)

Skipping the forbidden island, there are 3 main countries that produce cigars and they tend to have distinctive tastes. So, you might want to try some cigars...
Forum: Island (The other ones) Reviews 02-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By Wharf Rat
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-20-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

I have emailed back and forth with them twice since this post. They went so far as to find this thread. They ask that you contact them with your order #. Iíll put the email address I used on your...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-18-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

Iíve had several good experiences with them or I wouldnít have suggested it. I sent them an email. I will report back their response or the lack of it.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-17-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Buying cigars directly from manufacturers?

The only one I can think of is Vegas de Santiago

https://www.cigars-vegasantiago.biz/en/home
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 02-15-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: New to the Cigar Scene

Welcome Pat! I’d suggest starting a thread for nominations for which BOTL you should study first. This will help delineate the hierarchy and social structure that has developed since we emerged from...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-30-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Favorite Kristoff?

Hate to be a downer, but I bought a sampler once and decided they were big, spongy dog rockets. YMMV.
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Fixing humidity and flavouring problems for cigars.

There’s a Monika joke building up here...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-27-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Losing some love for Pepin lately

I used to love the old Vegas Cubanas and Blues. Can’t say I ever got on board with the My Fathers. If I had to buy a newer Pepin cigar, it’d be a Flor de Antillles. Guess I’ll have to try the new VGs...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 01-27-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Wharf Rat
Re: Seasoning the NewAir CC-100H CC-300 with Boveda

Mark is wise, on several levels...
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