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Old 03-09-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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I know we have some cigar smokers here and I am looking for learn about them. Any advice or good sites you could point me towards?

Last night I went to a store with a walk in humidor and they were selling "grab bags" for 20 bucks. They had 10 cigars in them. Most of them still had their price tags on them and for the most part they are all right around 9 or 10 each so it seems like it was a good deal. They are probably old but I doubt I will know the difference right yet.

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Old 03-09-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
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I know we have some cigar smokers here and I am looking for learn about them. Any advice or good sites you could point me towards?

Last night I went to a store with a walk in humidor and they were selling "grab bags" for 20 bucks. They had 10 cigars in them. Most of them still had their price tags on them and for the most part they are all right around 9 or 10 each so it seems like it was a good deal. They are probably old but I doubt I will know the difference right yet.
have you been to CigarBid yet? very addictive... you have been warned the forums there are decent... tons of information, albeit you must 'pick and choose'.

here is another forum that i like to browse...
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The only advice I have is to try as many as possible, you will find what you like. I found that I like mellower cigars like Partagas & Hoyo's. There are several forums that have a wealth of info.

BTW a good cigar is excellent with a nice stout.

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I just stumbled across cigarbid a few minutes ago but I dont know enough yet to have any idea what anything is. I have also spent the last couple hours looking at a forum but I dont seem to like it. Decent info but the people on there seem like a bunch of EAC's. The site layout kind of sucks too.

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What did you grab? Perhaps someone here can offer some quick reviews. I'm partial to Ghurka and Partagas myself.

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I just stumbled across cigarbid a few minutes ago but I dont know enough yet to have any idea what anything is. I have also spent the last couple hours looking at a forum but I dont seem to like it. Decent info but the people on there seem like a bunch of EAC's. The site layout kind of sucks too.
i agree with you... it's been the same site for over 5 years that i know of. it was a much different place back when i joined; the popularity of the commercial site has killed the forum.

there is the official cigar aficionado site... but that forum is becoming a bit unwieldy as well.
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When I was in Japan, I mostly ordered my cigars from Cigars, Pipes, Pipe Tobacco, and Smoking Accessories at PipesandCigars.com

Quick service, and excellent product. If you can use forums/friends to help you figure out what type of cigars you like, it's an excellent site to order from.

FYI: I don't think I've ever heard 3 people tell me they didn't like Monte Cristos, Baccarats, Davidoff (little pricey), or Cusano 18s. Baccarats especially are a serious crowd pleaser. Nice and mild, not too spicy.

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Ok they are:

there is one that just says Montecristo- no brand or anything. The sticker with the barcode on the wrapper says montecristo plat-t

Montecristo mini belicoso

Oro Rojo royal jamaica

Victor Sinclair series 55 corojo

Victor Sinclair series 55 Cameroon

Victor Sinclair series 55 Sun Grown (that on is somewhat short)

Omar Ortez Robusto. These aren't really labeled and I think I had 3 but not sure because I didnt notice the sticker til this morning. If they were all the same then it wasn't too bad. Seemed a little on the strong side for me.

Don Diego Royal Palms. I started to smoke this on tonight and didn't really care for it. I just it off and put it back in the metal tube. Don't know if they are smokable again or not.

I also got a "Humidor Bag" its basically a big thick zip lock bag with a humdipak in it. Its supposed to work as well as a humidor for 6 months.

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i agree with you... it's been the same site for over 5 years that i know of. it was a much different place back when i joined; the popularity of the commercial site has killed the forum.

there is the official cigar aficionado site... but that forum is becoming a bit unwieldy as well.
Are you talking about the forum on cigarbid? I wasn't talking about those but didn't know if you somehow knew what other site I was talking about.
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