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Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 02:53 PM
Are there any Cigar Enthusiast's on the Mane and if you enjoy a fine Cigar when do you smoke and why? What do you smoke and how much will you pay for a quality cigar?

How do you cut your cigar and do you use a humidor to store them or just a zip lock bag?

broncocalijohn
06-08-2012, 02:59 PM
I know blart is.

brncs_fan
06-08-2012, 03:06 PM
Are there any Cigar Enthusiast's on the Mane and if you enjoy a fine Cigar when do you smoke and why? What do you smoke and how much will you pay for a quality cigar?

How do you cut your cigar and do you use a humidor to store them or just a zip lock bag?

Use to be an enthusiast back in they day, but I was on a very limited budget and never really got into any heavy collecting. I had to give it up when I quit smoking although I do still have one about once per year.

I do have three humidors that I use to keep them as fresh as possible. I also use a punch on my cigars instead of a cutter (makes a cleaner cut and safer).

ludo21
06-08-2012, 03:11 PM
a good cigar is yummy

Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 03:22 PM
Use to be an enthusiast back in they day, but I was on a very limited budget and never really got into any heavy collecting. I had to give it up when I quit smoking although I do still have one about once per year.

I do have three humidors that I use to keep them as fresh as possible. I also use a punch on my cigars instead of a cutter (makes a cleaner cut and safer).

I would like to try a punch but afraid I would ruin a good cigar trying to perfect using one.

Taco John
06-08-2012, 03:39 PM
I used to be, but when the economy tanked, my cigar smoking tanked along with it. I have a humidor - empty now. My absolute favorite smoke is the Padron 1964 Anniversario. It's an expensive smoke, but if you enjoy smoking cigars, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on one. It's like smoking velvet through a supermodel's, uh... well I won't go there. But it's a good smoke.

baja
06-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I use a humidor, cut with a stainless steel cutter. My everyday cigar is a Montecristo Robusto special edition 2007, awesome cigar for an everyday smoke . Usually have one in the morning with coffee, one during the day and the last one in the evening. I also like Partagus series D or Cohiba Maduro and on special occasions a cigar I get from my chiropractor made for him by an old man in Cuba that used to roll for Castro. All are Cuban, a perk living in Baja. Nothing like a good cigar.

Taco John
06-08-2012, 03:46 PM
My favoirte every day cigar was the Macanudo Hyde Park... Punches are fun, but I preferred the steel cut because I thought it drawed better.

baja
06-08-2012, 03:49 PM
Punch is a good cigar I smoke them when in the states. I learned my lesson bringing Cubans to the states a few years ago. Customs confiscated a box of cubans. I told guy to enjoy them. He just smiled.

baja
06-08-2012, 03:55 PM
I would like to try a punch but afraid I would ruin a good cigar trying to perfect using one.

I hate the punches, seems to create a hot spot in my mouth. I like the easy draw of a full cut.

brncs_fan
06-08-2012, 04:04 PM
I hate the punches, seems to create a hot spot in my mouth. I like the easy draw of a full cut.

I started using them when the cutters kept taking off too much end cap and causing the thing to start to fall apart by the time I was done.

In terms of brands I found I very seldom went wrong with Macanudo, Punch, Romeo y Julieta, Onyx, and Fuentas.

baja
06-08-2012, 04:08 PM
I started using them when the cutters kept taking off too much end cap and causing the thing to start to fall apart by the time I was done.

In terms of brands I found I very seldom went wrong with Macanudo, Punch, Romeo y Julieta, Onyx, and Fuentas.

The trick is to get a quality cutter and when it gets dull get another one.

Never liked Romeo y Julieta

Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 04:08 PM
I used to be, but when the economy tanked, my cigar smoking tanked along with it. I have a humidor - empty now. My absolute favorite smoke is the Padron 1964 Anniversario. It's an expensive smoke, but if you enjoy smoking cigars, you owe it to yourself to get your hands on one. It's like smoking velvet through a supermodel's, uh... well I won't go there. But it's a good smoke.

Which Padron 1964 Anniversario did you smoke, I see those run between $30 to $11 each. Sounds like a good special occasion smoke but to pricey for me I like to stay around $5 and believe it or not you can find some nice smokes at that price.

Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 04:10 PM
I use a humidor, cut with a stainless steel cutter. My everyday cigar is a Montecristo Robusto special edition 2007, awesome cigar for an everyday smoke . Usually have one in the morning with coffee, one during the day and the last one in the evening. I also like Partagus series D or Cohiba Maduro and on special occasions a cigar I get from my chiropractor made for him by an old man in Cuba that used to roll for Castro. All are Cuban, a perk living in Baja. Nothing like a good cigar.

What do you pay for a Montecristo in Mexico?

baja
06-08-2012, 04:14 PM
What do you pay for a Montecristo in Mexico?

Retail they are about 26 dollars each but the owner of the cigar shop is a good friend so I get a box (25) for 2000 pesos or about 160 dollars.


I smoke Montecristo #4 when I am fishing because they are smaller. those cost about 18 dollars but I get then for about 6 bucks.

baja
06-08-2012, 04:16 PM
What do you pay for a Montecristo in Mexico?

When do you smoke? how many a day? do you look anything like your avatar? ;D

Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 04:34 PM
When do you smoke? how many a day? do you look anything like your avatar? ;D

Unfortunately I only get to smoke about 3 a week usually at the golf course but I really enjoy having one down at the boat dock. I can usually drink 3 ice cold coronas with lime while having a good cigar......... life doesn't get much better than that. My wife won't let me have a cigar within a mile of my house and certainly not while out on the boat and we spend the whole weekend on the boat.

And yes I'm a big old boy a little over 60 years old and look just like my avatar, thatís why I choose it.

Victor
06-08-2012, 04:37 PM
Are you a Cigar enthusiast?

No...cigars give you the cancer.

Pony Boy
06-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Are you a Cigar enthusiast?

No...cigars give you the cancer.

If you breath clean air long enough it will eventually kill you.

baja
06-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Unfortunately I only get to smoke about 3 a week usually at the golf course but I really enjoy having one down at the boat dock. I can usually drink 3 ice cold coronas with lime while having a good cigar......... life doesn't get much better than that. My wife won't let me have a cigar within a mile of my house and certainly not while out on the boat and we spend the whole weekend on the boat.

And yes I'm a big old boy a little over 60 years old and look just like my avatar, thatís why I choose it.

LOL that's how I have always envisioned you. ;D

I do miss a cold beer but I get to drink some NA beers and there are some pretty good ones.

Cmac821
06-08-2012, 04:56 PM
I use to like cigars but got nicotine poison so bad from one I gave it up. Nicotine poison is the worst, no idea how you guys smoke a couple daily

baja
06-08-2012, 04:56 PM
Are you a Cigar enthusiast?

No...cigars give you the cancer.

No but cigarettes do because of the 2000 chemicals.

There are many 100 year old cubans that have been smoking cigars for 70 years and do not get cancer.

baja
06-08-2012, 04:58 PM
I use to like cigars but got nicotine poison so bad from one I gave it up. Nicotine poison is the worst, no idea how you guys smoke a couple daily

What is Nicotine poisoning exactly. Never heard of it.

Cmac821
06-08-2012, 05:02 PM
What is Nicotine poisoning exactly. Never heard of it.

Really? God damn it is terrible look at the symptoms http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicotine_poisoning

baja
06-08-2012, 05:08 PM
Symptoms

Vomiting and nausea, diarrhea -no

Headaches- rarely

Syncope - don't know what that is

Difficulty breathing - no

Pallor - no

Sweating - only after sex

Palpitations - yes sometimes

Lisps - how is that possible?

Stomach pains/cramps/bloating - no

Seizures - no

Weakness - sometimes

Drooling - only if I am smoking during a lap dance

Mogulseeker
06-08-2012, 05:15 PM
Not really a smoker... I smoked a Cuban Cohiba when I was in the Netherlands Antilies. Didn't know what I was doing. Inhaled the whole thing after drinking like 5 Mai Tais on the Riviera.

Spend the rest of the day throwing up.

Rohirrim
06-08-2012, 05:18 PM
Are you a Cigar Enthusiast?

Why, yes. Yes we are.
http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/files/2011/01/Monica-Lewinsky.jpg

Cmac821
06-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Symptoms

Vomiting and nausea, diarrhea -no

Headaches- rarely

Syncope - don't know what that is

Difficulty breathing - no

Pallor - no

Sweating - only after sex

Palpitations - yes sometimes

Lisps - how is that possible?

Stomach pains/cramps/bloating - no

Seizures - no

Weakness - sometimes

Drooling - only if I am smoking during a lap dance
ROFL! Yeah not a lot fun. No idea what causes it but some people are effected and some are not. Basically feels like a migraine, motion sickness and an unsettled stomach all in a power combo of ****tyness

Taco John
06-08-2012, 05:57 PM
Which Padron 1964 Anniversario did you smoke, I see those run between $30 to $11 each. Sounds like a good special occasion smoke but to pricey for me I like to stay around $5 and believe it or not you can find some nice smokes at that price.

I had this box:
http://www.famous-smoke.com/padron+1964+anniversary+maduro+gift+pack+cigars/item+15029

I bought one for me and one for my boss (at the time).


I wouldn't smoke them all the time. That would spoil a guy. They were special occassion cigars. Like finding out my wife was pregnant. Or finding out he was a boy (I'd have smoked if it was a girl either way). I didn't smoke one after the baby was born though... Too busy being a daddy...

Johnykbr
06-08-2012, 06:37 PM
A very good website that I've always had success with is http://www.puroexpress.com

They have never come damaged or dried out and never a problem with customs.

baja
06-08-2012, 06:39 PM
A very good website that I've always had success with is http://www.puroexpress.com

They have never come damaged or dried out and never a problem with customs.

I bet you never had a bad one the site is under construction. ;D

cutthemdown
06-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Unfortunately I only get to smoke about 3 a week usually at the golf course but I really enjoy having one down at the boat dock. I can usually drink 3 ice cold coronas with lime while having a good cigar......... life doesn't get much better than that. My wife won't let me have a cigar within a mile of my house and certainly not while out on the boat and we spend the whole weekend on the boat.

And yes I'm a big old boy a little over 60 years old and look just like my avatar, thatís why I choose it.

Cracks me up the things husbands love and wives hate. Doesn't she understand that you would be happier if she came out on the boat with a nice cigar and said enjoy honey! Women need to learn to serve us more. :)

Heyneck
06-08-2012, 07:12 PM
nope... I am a cougar enthusiast...

OBF1
06-08-2012, 07:28 PM
I have smoked cigars for years.

I smoke when ever I feel like it, But mostly at get togethers or fishing trips.

My favorite has to be Arturo Fuente Opus X XXX Belicoso, just a great all around smoke. I also have my connections and do enjoy Cohiba Siglo VI's, Partagas Series D and Trinidad Fundadores which is the cigar of choice of Fidel Castro

As far as price goes, the most I have spent on a stick is around $55.00 for a Opus X A , This monster measures 9.25" And a ring size of 47, plan on about 1.5 hours of pleasure to finish this cigar.... And ofcourse, do not forget a crystal bucket with a few ice cubes and a bottle of atleast 18 year old single malt scotch.

If you store any of the above mentioned cigars in a plastic bag, you need to be shot. Humidor is the only way to store a good smoke. I also use an X cutter to cut the end.

How do you cut your cigar

and do you use a humidor to store them or just a zip lock bag

Cito Pelon
06-08-2012, 08:45 PM
Keeps the insects away and brings in some dumb chicks I guess.

Pony Boy
06-09-2012, 08:11 AM
I had this box:
http://www.famous-smoke.com/padron+1964+anniversary+maduro+gift+pack+cigars/item+15029

I bought one for me and one for my boss (at the time).


I wouldn't smoke them all the time. That would spoil a guy. They were special occassion cigars. Like finding out my wife was pregnant. Or finding out he was a boy (I'd have smoked if it was a girl either way). I didn't smoke one after the baby was born though... Too busy being a daddy...

My wife is going to order me the 5 pack sampler of the Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar for fathers day and it comes in a natural or maduro, why do you prefer the maduro?

footstepsfrom#27
06-09-2012, 12:24 PM
I'm guessing this is the OM's most popular gar: :giggle:

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/ThompsonGroup/TC_R85675_ET003360_2?

Johnykbr
06-09-2012, 12:31 PM
I bet you never had a bad one the site is under construction. ;D

The link works fine for me. I placed an order just a few weeks ago.

baja
06-09-2012, 12:51 PM
The link works fine for me. I placed an order just a few weeks ago.

Strange! This is what I get;

Site Under Construction

cutthemdown
06-09-2012, 03:58 PM
I smoke Arturo Fuente Short Story because I like cigars, but not enough to spend the full time it takes to enjoy a full sized one.

Mogulseeker
06-09-2012, 04:01 PM
I'm guessing this is the OM's most popular gar: :giggle:

http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/ThompsonGroup/TC_R85675_ET003360_2?

I remember reading Chasing Ghosts by Paul Reickhoff... he would mention smoking Swisher Sweets - and getting them in the mail for his troops - during his tour in Iraq.

He referred to them as the "choice cigar for rednecks everywhere."

Meck77
06-09-2012, 05:53 PM
I use a humidor, cut with a stainless steel cutter. My everyday cigar is a Montecristo Robusto special edition 2007, awesome cigar for an everyday smoke . Usually have one in the morning with coffee, one during the day and the last one in the evening..

I'm cancer jacking this thread.

I use to enjoy a cigar now and again but had a friend die a very slow painful death to cancer. Gave up smoking years ago but even those who quit are still at risk of cancer.

Three cigars per day or over 1,000 year?


Baja you should read this. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cigars I use to ignore stuff like this also. The nicotene and addiction though has a way of distorting your mind to thinking "I won't get cancer". "I'm healthier than most people and won't get cancer". "I smoke good quality therefore this doesn't apply to me" "I don't inhale" etc etc etc.

During my friends battle with cancer he regularly sent me cancer pictures like this. Some of you met Jason at a tailgate years ago. Rip bro....Thanks for waking me up. Hopefully pictures like this will wake someone else up to the risks....


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Dr. Broncenstein
06-09-2012, 09:40 PM
Can honsestly say I've never encountered a malignancy directly attributed to cigars. To be fair though, cigars are usually mixed with other contributing factors namely alcohol. Something that is on the rise is oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in relation to HPV. Guess where that comes from...

Personally I like cigars but never to the point of knowing the first thing about them... Probably because my mouth tastes like the shiat ferry paid a visit when I wake up the next morning.

Tombstone RJ
06-09-2012, 09:49 PM
I've never understood the appeal of cigars, or cigarrettes for that matter. I know you don't inhale cigars but it's still a mystery to me why anyone likes them.

Dr. Broncenstein
06-09-2012, 09:51 PM
I'm cancer jacking this thread.

I use to enjoy a cigar now and again but had a friend die a very slow painful death to cancer. Gave up smoking years ago but even those who quit are still at risk of cancer.

Three cigars per day or over 1,000 year?


Baja you should read this. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cigars I use to ignore stuff like this also. The nicotene and addiction though has a way of distorting your mind to thinking "I won't get cancer". "I'm healthier than most people and won't get cancer". "I smoke good quality therefore this doesn't apply to me" "I don't inhale" etc etc etc.

During my friends battle with cancer he regularly sent me cancer pictures like this. Some of you met Jason at a tailgate years ago. Rip bro....Thanks for waking me up. Hopefully pictures like this will wake someone else up to the risks....


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These pictures are impressive but they are all locally advanced due to denial and/or neglect. Had a guy with a squamous cell carcinoma on his face that was so necrotic it had maggots falling out of the wound. He was schizophrenic.

Taco John
06-09-2012, 10:11 PM
My wife is going to order me the 5 pack sampler of the Padron 1964 Anniversary cigar for fathers day and it comes in a natural or maduro, why do you prefer the maduro?

I prefer the flavor of the maduro wrapper. It's a little more bold than the natural wrapper, but not so bold that it overpowers the smoke. The naturals (to me) lack flavor at all - and I like a little bit of flavor in my wrapper. The maduros give me that while still being tame enough to be called "mellow." Honestly, though, you can't go wrong with either wrapper in the '64 Anniversario.

I may need to buy a sampler pack myself... Been awhile! :)

Taco John
06-09-2012, 10:16 PM
Another note on the maduro wrapper - think of it as a nice red wine. A merlot is a merlot is a merlot. But no two merlots are the same. One label will have grapes from one soil composition, and another grapes from a different soil composition. One label will ferment their wine in a particular manner, and another using different methods. So goes it with maduro label fermentation. I don't have a world class pallette, but I have a good enough pallette to enjoy the taste of a good maduro wrapper. With the natural, to me you smoke one, you've smoked them all. With the maduro (and others) wrapper - (to me) that's where the art is.

Pony Boy
06-09-2012, 11:03 PM
Another note on the maduro wrapper - think of it as a nice red wine. A merlot is a merlot is a merlot. But no two merlots are the same. One label will have grapes from one soil composition, and another grapes from a different soil composition. One label will ferment their wine in a particular manner, and another using different methods. So goes it with maduro label fermentation. I don't have a world class pallette, but I have a good enough pallette to enjoy the taste of a good maduro wrapper. With the natural, to me you smoke one, you've smoked them all. With the maduro (and others) wrapper - (to me) that's where the art is.

Awesome..... I'm getting a chubby just thinking about smoking one of these.

Mogulseeker
06-10-2012, 01:06 AM
Awesome..... I'm getting a chubby just thinking about smoking one of these.

I bet you'd get along with Bill Clinton pretty well, then.

zdoor
06-10-2012, 08:13 AM
Love good Cigars. I always bring a couple cases back with me from the annual trek to Jamaica.

Usually I bring back Montecristos and Cohibas.

Around here I buy Arturo Fuentes and any of the Drew Estate stuff. And like Pony, I'm good for a couple whenever I play 18 holes....

TheElusiveKyleOrton
06-10-2012, 08:36 AM
I prefer to smoke a pipe, but will have an occasional stogie. Really like Macanudo, but I'm not picky.

brncs_fan
06-10-2012, 09:12 AM
I also like the maduro wrappers as well. Macanudo made a maduro robusto back in the day that was PHENOMENAL. Haven't been in any smoke shops lately though to see if they are still in production.