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Old 01-27-2009, 07:17 PM   #81
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Been on my list for years - Do you leave the cello on the sticks or not when storing? To me it never made a difference...
Some leave it on to protect the cigars from getting damaged when rummaging through the humidor, some (like me) leave it off because it's ugly as all getout. Doesn't make a difference, cellophane breathes.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:18 PM   #82
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while you smoke a lancero what exactly do "they" mean then "they" say sip on the lancero.do you take 1/2 the draw that you would on a robusto ?
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:23 PM   #83
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while you smoke a lancero what exactly do "they" mean then "they" say sip on the lancero.do you take 1/2 the draw that you would on a robusto ?
Pretty much. Just take a short puff of a bit of smoke in with the tongue, as opposed to a big puff with the cheeks.
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Old 01-27-2009, 07:26 PM   #84
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:09 PM   #85
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Not to jump ahead of Al, but I have a question, too.

I read "somewhere" about "someone's" misadventure with having his cigars stuck up someone else's nose.
I remember that being pretty funny.

I have two questions if I may.

Anybody sell a large informational poster, something with the different types and characteristics of cigars?

Any good thread or recommendations on adult beverager pairings with the Padron 1926 cigars?
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:41 AM   #86
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I think I know the answer to this but wanted to ask. I noticed that some of my cigars have a "sparkle" to them when lit. What causes this sparkle?
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:30 AM   #87
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I think I know the answer to this but wanted to ask. I noticed that some of my cigars have a "sparkle" to them when lit. What causes this sparkle?
By "sparkle" do you mean sheen or do they actually sparkle like glitter?

Sheen is from the essential oils releasing through the wrapper

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Old 02-23-2009, 08:54 AM   #88
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By "sparkle" do you mean sheen or do they actually sparkle like glitter?

Sheen is from the essential oils releasing through the wrapper

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Well, there's that but also when a flame is hitting them, it sparkles (think sparklers for 4th of July that kids use -- not as huge but tiny ones).
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:55 AM   #89
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Well, there's that but also when a flame is hitting them, it sparkles (think sparklers for 4th of July that kids use -- not as huge but tiny ones).
Ok, gotcha - like a sparkler when lit

Typically from stems
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When the ash falls off cigars when I smoke often the burn starts to tunnel the cigar (inside burning faster than the outside). How do I correct this or keep it from happening?
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:56 PM   #91
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Is there a set period of time one should let new smokes sit in the humidor after purchasing?

What works better 65 or 70% humidity?
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:02 PM   #92
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Is there a set period of time one should let new smokes sit in the humidor after purchasing?
Usually people say a few weeks to allow them to adjust to your conditions you prefer. I am more likely to let a cigar from a B+M I trust sit only a day or two whereas internet order sit a bit longer.

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This is entirely personal preference, I prefer mine dryer than most, around 61-63%. This too is somethng that you will need to experiment with until you find which you prefer.
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When the ash falls off cigars when I smoke often the burn starts to tunnel the cigar (inside burning faster than the outside). How do I correct this or keep it from happening?

Sounds like the humidity may be a little off, probably a little too wet on the outside. As far as touch-up, try a single flame all the way around the outside, kind of like a regular touch-up but all the way around the outside.
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When the ash falls off cigars when I smoke often the burn starts to tunnel the cigar (inside burning faster than the outside). How do I correct this or keep it from happening?
If it always happens, try to adjust your humidity down or let them sit a little longer. To keep it from happening, I usually purge after an ashing to keep the wrapper going, because it happens to me sometimes.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:51 AM   #98
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Hi all, A noob here and living in Colorado what suggestions do you have to keep a small (50ct) desktop and at about 65% humidity? I plan on keeping the desktop humi in the basement when the summer temps start spiking to try and maintain an environment below 70 degrees and being new, I'm not sure if I prefer a wetter or dryer stick yet but I think I might lean to something more in line with 65% vs 70%. How fast will a stick dry out once removed from the humidifier during the summer. I plan on using a travel case for the most part as it may be several hours before I get to smoke what I remove from the humidifier. Am I making this way more complicated than it needs to be?

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Hi all, A noob here and living in Colorado what suggestions do you have to keep a small (50ct) desktop and at about 65% humidity? I plan on keeping the desktop humi in the basement when the summer temps start spiking to try and maintain an environment below 70 degrees and being new, I'm not sure if I prefer a wetter or dryer stick yet but I think I might lean to something more in line with 65% vs 70%. How fast will a stick dry out once removed from the humidifier during the summer. I plan on using a travel case for the most part as it may be several hours before I get to smoke what I remove from the humidifier. Am I making this way more complicated than it needs to be?

Thanks for the help,
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Hi Brett,

It has been my experience that as long as the travel humidor suits the number of sticks that you are carrying (ie 5 cigars in a 5 count and not 5 cigars in a 50 count travel humidor) and that the sticks are of the RH that you desire prior to putting them into the travel humidor, the travel humidor holds the RH fairly steady for a day or so (sometimes longer).

I hope this helps

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Thanks N2Adventure for the response. The travel humidor is a 5 count with the foam for humidification so I think I'll be in good shape when I get the desktop set up correctly and the sticks where I want them before transferring them to the travel.
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