Cigar /Pipe Smoking thread

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Now tonight I’m breaking out the big guns. Viva la Cuba! What I don’t like though is that I have to keep them at a different humidity than my non Cubans. Want to see a grown man cry is find some mold on your Behikes :eek:

Lord that is such a beautiful stick. THIS is why Montys have such a high rep. Not that DR stuff.

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And while we are at it some Khalua and a splash of crème. Notice not to much though, still nice and dark.
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Damn it Jim, I’m a doctor not a bartender. 😂😂
 

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Now tonight I’m breaking out the big guns. Viva la Cuba! What I don’t like though is that I have to keep them at a different humidity than my non Cubans. Want to see a grown man cry is find some mold on your Behikes :eek:

Lord that is such a beautiful stick. THIS is why Montys have such a high rep. Not that DR stuff.

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And while we are at it some Khalua and a splash of crème. Notice not to much though, still nice and dark.
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Nice way to spend Sunday evening.
 

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Everybody doing alright? I'm mudding and hand sanding a small room this week at the house. Right this moment I look like Tom Hanks character in The Money Pit when he was falling all over the scaffolding and sweating beyond belief. Lol Honey Do's.
 
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So a day or two ago I had this nice Camacho scorpion, essentially a very well made Connecticut with more flavor than most. A robusto vitola that went well with a punch cut.
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Quite tasty, less grassy than many cons with more like a sun baked hay instead. A bit of white chocolate and mild pepper. A nice smoke.

Then there is this today. A monte platinum toro. I find monte usually overhyped but I am enjoying this one. Plenty of flavor. A bit tight on the draw but it’s beginning to open up.
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So a day or two ago I had this nice Camacho scorpion, essentially a very well made Connecticut with more flavor than most. A robusto vitola that went well with a punch cut.
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Quite tasty, less grassy than many cons with more like a sun baked hay instead. A bit of white chocolate and mild pepper. A nice smoke.

Then there is this today. A monte platinum toro. I find monte usually overhyped but I am enjoying this one. Plenty of flavor. A bit tight on the draw but it’s beginning to open up.
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I like the Camacho Connecticut, for the price it’s better than some of the more pricier ones. Great draw on those also.
 

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I like the Camacho Connecticut, for the price it’s better than some of the more pricier ones. Great draw on those also.
IMO Camacho is one of the better connies tho it is equadorian. Certainly for the price. Well made. The scorpion has a bit more flavor IMO than their reg connie but still has all the benefits of a relatively mild cigar perfect for an anytime smoke.
 

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I’m going to get myself one of those cigar tools to open up the draw on a tight cigar. Has anyone here got one? I tried the toothpick on the cigar I’m smoking but it doesn’t go far enough to open it up.
 
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I’m going to get myself one of those cigar tools to open up the draw on a tight cigar. Has anyone here got one? I tried the toothpick on the cigar I’m smoking but it doesn’t go far enough to open it up.
I have two words for you - kebab skewer. The fancy $30 stick with teeth at the end does seem nice but usually a kebab stick has done the trick for a tight draw.

 

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Something different today with Oliva G. I have had G in the past I was iffy on but I do love the look of a perfecto.
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so as an update, I liked this one more than the one I remember, which is good since I have 4left. Lol.

Great construction and burn, as all Oliva. Clouds of smoke. Flavor is more of a dry unsweetened coco, oaky, maybe some cedar, some mild spice and some kind of….. licorice maybe? Dry finish.

Overall a good cigar. Maybe a 50 min smoker. Not my personal flavor profile but I will definitely enjoy the ones left. Quite fun watching the burn line on a box pressed figurado like this one.
 
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La Aurora Cameroon robusto , which are much better priced than the admittedly attractive perfecto tubos. From a sampler of the whole line. Overall, nice medium cigar. The draw is a little tight so I should have had a straight cut instead of the punch. Tightly packed with tobacco, very firm with a tight white ash, usually the sign of quality leaf. Also made it smoke longer than I would have thought from its size. Sampler is def worth trying.
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