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May 7

FanForum

Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in World of CO

I get a non-stop stream of requests to do a forum on the site and while I don’t think that to be needed (there are plenty of already saturated forums out there and they have been on the decline for years) a good suggestion was a Facebook Group. I can compromise on that! So for those that want to more easily discuss posts, reviews, meetups, trades, etc. here you go.

NOTE – I will NOT be actively moderating it. I have zero time for such an effort. If there appear to be any big problems I’ll bring in someone else to do so, but for now we’ll see how it goes. The rules are very simple: No trolls, no rude behavior, be civil. Other than that have fun! If you need to reach me (Bryan) do so through the site.

Yes I know some of you don’t use Facebook, sorry. The other option was a Google+ community and that’s even worse ;)

Click here to see the group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarobsession/

  • http://Www.medidal.com/ Geo Angrick

    Got a 5 pack of the gurkha beast. The first one was not very good. But the second one was totally different and really enjoyable. The third was mediocre at best. But the fourth was one of the best cigars I’ve ever had. Is this typical to have such a variation.

    • A Huge Nerd

      With Gurkha, yes. Very inconsistent in my experience (limited as it may be).

    • http://Www.medidal.com/ Geo Angrick

      Thanks for the comment. I’m on this diet. And every time I want to eat a snack a smoke a cigar. I’ve lost over 40 pounds. Although I’m new to this I’ve tried a couple hundred different types of cigars. I’m going down to Costa Rica next month to check out the cigar industry down there. I have an idea of combining cigars and their excellent coffee. What is been your favorite cigar.

      • A Huge Nerd

        Favorite…? Hard to say. Here’s a list of some I enjoy. LHC Core, Undercrown, San Cristobal, la Vieja, Fuente Short Story, Alec Bradley Nica Puro, Montecristo Espada, RP Cargo, La Jugada Prieto, Herrera Esteli, Torano Exodus 1959. Whatever you choose, enjoy!

    • Col202

      My first Gurkha Beast was a let down too. I left them to season in the hopes they improve. Unless they are significantly better I won’t be buying these again

  • Mahtyah

    I’m looking for a US cigar website that ships to Europe. Been using cigarplace but looking for a different selection sometimes. Anyone any suggestions?

    • Ben Smith

      Hmmm… maybe Cigars International? I’m international, but… we have a US Post Office.

    • Mats von Wowern

      I’ve tried a few. Atlantic Cigar is by far best. Slightly higher shipping rates, but ship next day and so far I never paid any customs charges/taxes.
      Best Cigar Prices are good but a bit messy and always taxed on arrival.
      Dirty Leaf have a good site, but it can take weeks for them to ship. No taxes and low shipping costs.
      Int’l Cigar Experts are good too, but a bit slow at shipping. No taxes when they ship by USPS.

  • Ben Smith

    Gotta give my mouth a vacation. Smoked 6 cigars over 10 hours a few nights ago. Then smoked 5 cigars two nights ago. Didn’t smoke anything last night!
    Anyway, the last cigar I smoked was this one. It was from Smoke Inn and it comes in a bundle of unbanded cigars. The bundle just has a label on the bottom that says Liga #9. No, it’s not a Liga Privada #9…but it was very tasty and smoked great.

  • Ben Smith

    Finally rearranged my coolerdor. I un-bagged a lot of these and put them in a couple of open boxes that fit in there. Also discovered some mighty fine cigars down in there that I had forgotten about. That’s my long, flat tupperdor over to the left.

    • Ben Smith

      Here it is again for link averse people. heheh… :-)

    • A Huge Nerd

      Nice collection!

  • A Huge Nerd

    So I tried that Torano Colosseum over the weekend. Ben, you were right… Not a strength bomb. In fact, I did not really detect any at all. But it is a good cigar. Consistent flavors, almost perfect burn. As you can tell from the pics… I kinda liked it :)

    • Ben Smith

      I’m not a reliable source for picking out flavors and strength. I smoked the CLE 2012 Corojo before smoking the Colosseum. I thought the CLE was strong and I guess that sorta carried over to the Torano. I’ve smoked a lot of strong cigars, but I’ve never felt sick or light headed or broke out into a sweat over a cigar… Maybe I’m just lucky that way. :-)

  • A Huge Nerd

    I really enjoyed the Ramon Bueso Genesis: The Project.

    • Matt

      I usually don’t pair cigars with anything; mainly because I am not that adept at it but I love having the with coffee in the morning. These are in my short list of sticks I need to have around.

  • A Huge Nerd

    This Melanio was phenomenal. Thanks, Garret!

    • Garret Robinson

      most welcome my friend, glad I was able to enjoy it with ya!

  • Ben Smith

    Gurkha Ancient Warrior Maduro.
    These things are 8 inches long. Smoked great and very tasty. Been in the humidor for a long time. (Not my best photo… but it was late and dark on the patio at the Vets Hall.)

  • angsolo

    Hey guys did anyone see the “New Level of Dickhead” video? I got the e-mail but I can’t seem to find it. Always enjoy Bryan’s rant videos !

    • angsolo

      He answered on CO Live early on if anyone wants to check it out

  • Ben Smith

    So… will iOS 8.0 make your cigars smoke better? Is there an app for that?

    Heheh… ;-)

    .

    • A Huge Nerd

      Ha! Doubtful. Smoke what you love, no matter what the band says!

  • Ben Smith

    Beep beep… Hello?? Is anybody out there?

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      99% of people use the Facebook group linked above.

      • Ben Smith

        Check. Joined that. Don’t use facebook much, but .. i can adapt… a little.
        ;-)

        • Garret Robinson

          I gave up FB 2 years ago… been thinking about it though.

          • Ben Smith

            I signed up just to do a technical discussion with a guy not long ago. I don’t accept friend requests and I don’t put my life story out there and all my personal details.

  • A Huge Nerd

    Is the cigar lottery a thing of the past? Will that be happening again?

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      Yes. No.

  • sduran10

    Can i get the Link to the 10 cigars for 10 dollars?

  • Ray Estes

    so I live where it is constantly like 80% humidity. do I need to keep my cigars in a sealed container?

    • Garret Robinson

      Yes, that is too humid. You want to keep them between 65-72% RH (relative humidity) and 68 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

      • Ray Estes

        okay thanks for the info

  • Garret Robinson

    I’d rather not see this forum die… I know I haven’t been doing my part lately, but damn, it just about up and died! Lets get this thing going.

    • http://www.cigarobsession.com Bryan Glynn

      Gotta go with the 99% man – FB is where the action is for the group :) This is here for those that don’t like it…but this gets 5 posts a week and that gets 500, no exaggeration.

    • Ben Smith

      Stayin’ alive… I’m still here… But I have also been assimilated. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. D’oh…..

  • MichHerper

    So I have multiple humidors. And this summer I have battled beetles and then mold. I’ve decide to move all of my cigars into a wineadoor. It has wood shelves but not spanish cedar. If I am using heartfeld beads for humidity do I need to worry about not having spanish cedar?

    • Ben Smith

      I have some tupperdors and a coolidor and a Verona cabinet humidor. I reckon you don’t really need Spanish cedar in a wineador, but it couldn’t hurt… for the nice aroma when you open it, if nothing else.

    • Garret Robinson

      Spanish Cedar has many benefits for humidor use. It is the preferred choice because it accepts and gives off humidity and has a natural anti microbial. That being said, over humidification will result in mold no matter the choice of wood.

  • Ben Smith

    Bucanero . . . very tastyf.

  • Garret Robinson

    This Hoyo is so yummy

    • Ben Smith

      I like me some HdM…

  • Garret Robinson

    being punnished!

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t had one of those yet. I hear there’s a cayenne pepper kick on the head… or is that.. to the head? ;-)

      • Garret Robinson

        there is indeed quite the cayenne kick, on the tip and infused throughout. Its a fun cigar, after the kick is gone, it’s an average cigar.

  • Ben Smith

    Purple and yellow . . .

  • Eduardo Sella

    Hello everyone, I’m new to the CO forum, and a new smoker also. I’ve been smoking cigars for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it. Thank you Bryan for this website and the youtube channel, it’s been really helpful.

    • Garret Robinson

      Welcome Eduardo!

      • Eduardo Sella

        Thanks!

  • Eduardo Sella

    Bought these as a gift for a friend, but now I want to try them, any feedback on those?

    • Ben Smith

      Haven’t had either of those. Send me a couple and I’ll see how they are.
      ;-)

    • Garret Robinson

      those are 2 ultra premium sticks. I have had several Opus’, but can’t say I’ve had either of those. What I can tell you in general about the Opus line is; They are very strong, spicy and a unique flavor profile. The Opus wrapper is by far, my favorite. For a novice smoker, these could be a both a strength assault and or too complicated flavor profile. Hard to say, But, If money is truly no object, try em and please let us know how it goes. Or as Ben said, you can sure send those to us and we’d be happy to let you know how there were ;).

      • Eduardo Sella

        Thanks garret, guess I’ll try them later on when I’m more experienced with cigars. I could send them to you but I live in the Dominican Republic, shipping from here is really expensive and these cigars are really expensive too.

        • Garret Robinson

          we are totally kidding about sending them to us. Eduardo, also make sure you are keeping them in proper storage. If you have questions about that, please ask. Most Americans don’t even see one of those sticks, let alone get the opportunity to try one. May I ask what you paid for them?

          • Eduardo Sella

            Thanks again garret, I already gave them to my friend but yeah, he has a humidor. Anyways I bought a small humi myself and followed Bryan’s advice on how to properly season it before putting my cigars in it. I paid nearly $30 each. I might be going to FL next month maybe I’ll take some, they’re easy to get here, I live a minute away from arturo fuente cigar club in santo domingo and I can just go and buy them :)

          • Garret Robinson

            Those are around 50-70 a stick in the states. If you happen to have some when you’re stateside, I’d pay you 35 ea plus shipping.

          • Eduardo Sella

            Sure, I’ll let you know if I go. Wow that’s expensive, I can get a Cohiba Behike here for that price, but not really interested in trying them yet.

          • Garret Robinson

            I’d take an Opus over a Cohiba any day. But, Cohiba’s are fantastic as well. Just prefer the Opus line. Thanks Eduardo, I look forward to chatting with you more here.

          • Eduardo Sella

            Sure, anytime. I also look forward to it, I’ve got a lot to learn from you guys. I’ll upload a picture of my new humi, Its a really small 15 capacity but enough for me at the moment. I have no hygrometer yet ( I want to buy a digital one) and just the standard oasis that came with it. I’m really scared of ruining my cigars because of the high temperatures and humidity here in DR. I also put a small humidity pack I got from fuente with my last purchase just as a backup. Any advice or suggestions?