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

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  • Garret Robinson

    You filming something right now Bryan?

  • Garret Robinson

    Bunker Busters! So so good

    • Ben Smith

      Still have mine resting. I think I’ll fire one up Wednesday night/Thursday morning (midnight) after work. …if I can find it. I just sorta throw stuff into the coolerdor, humidor, and rubbermaidador when they show up. …wherever I can squeeze them in.
      :-D

    • Ben Smith

      As I mentioned in another post, I smoked one of these a couple of days ago. It was very good.

  • Thrash

    Opus X at the Corona Cigar Co, Orlando

    • Garret Robinson

      That is a rock star cigar Thrash. Enjoy

      • Thrash

        My first one. I try not to get hooked on expensive cigars

        • Garret Robinson

          Ahhh, I remember my first opusx. This is truly a special cigar. Oily, spicy and very unique flavor profile is what make this series my #1. Tell us your experience when you’re all done and high as balls!

          • Thrash

            It was good, but I was a little disappointed due to all the hype. I guess I expected more.

          • Garret Robinson

            could be a different strokes type of thing too. My good friend thinks Padron 1926′s smell and taste like mushrooms… in a bad way. I would suggest trying another, a different shape and size. I have not had one Opus that failed to bring me joy.

          • Thrash

            I really liked it, but it wasn’t the “best” cigar I ever had.

  • Ben Smith

    It’s my birthday. Can’t believe I’ve made it all the way to 60!!

    Working a weird schedule. It’s the 16th here now, about 3:00AM. Got off at midnight. Gotta go back to work this afternoon at 3:00. But then, when I get off at midnight again, it’ll be the 17th, but I have that whole day off until I have to be back at midnight to cover for a guy on vacation.

    Gonna take some premium cigars with me for after work ‘tomorrow’ and have a little midnight birthday party of one. Probably take a Bunker Buster, but then I have to dig around in my stash to find a couple more to smoke. Haven’t decided yet which. Maybe a Las Calaveras and a MF 2014 TAA. Oh, and I have a couple of bottles of Duvel.

    Cheers . . .

    • Garret Robinson

      Happy birthday brother. Enjoy your treats tonight. Perhaps I’ll light up a buster with ya!

    • Ben Smith

      So… I didn’t fire up the Gurkha tubo. I had the 601 Bunker Buster and the Las Calaveras.
      The Bunker Buster was a great cigar! The Las Calaveras was good too… but in my opinion, it didn’t measure up to the Bunker Buster. A few more weeks in the humidor and I’ll give the Las Calaveras another go.
      I’ll be buying a box of the Bunker Busters soon… :-D

  • Ben Smith

    Can anybody provide some details about the Gurkha tubo with the silver ‘wax’ as shown in this photo: http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1137/893/original.jpg
    I got those a long time ago and I forget the details about them. I’ll be smoking one tonight after work. A little birthday treat for myself… after the Bunker Buster. :-)
    .

    • Thrash

      Not sure? Some of them are “super-infused” with Louis XIII cognac.

      • Garret Robinson

        I agree, but those are the gold wax… the silver was something else… I cannot remember.

        • Ben Smith

          I ended up not smoking that. I’ll probably pull it back out this weekend and give it a go. …and see how it develops. :-)

      • Ben Smith

        Well, I fired up one of the Gurkhas with the silver seal on Saturday night. I could definitely taste the ‘extra’ in it, but I couldn’t tell you what the flavor was exactly. But, it was -not- like a too sweet, infused candy stick. It was a subtle taste. It had an easy draw, a good amount of smoke, good flavor, and it burned razor sharp, as Bryan says.

  • Daniel

    Made this lamp last weekend. I like how it turned out.

    • Ben Smith

      Nice stack. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      Fan-freaking-tastic idea! Looks great man.

  • Jeff

    What cigar would you recommend for a first time cigar smoker, I still want the full experience of a good quality cigar though?

    • kellyj

      Padron, Arturo Fuente, My father cigars, Alec Bradley. Illusione.
      Those are GREAT manufacturers to start with!!

    • Gage Story

      Honestly, go for something by Drew Estates, preferably something in their Acid line. These are usually a good beginner cigar, in that they have a good flavor profile, but aren’t overpowering in any way. Whatever you do, don’t go snag up a 30 dollar God of Fire and base your cigar opinion on something of that quality without a base of what you know you do, and do not like.

    • Thrash

      I would avoid Acid, they are flavored cigars. Smoke a real cigar. Try an Arturo Fuente with Cameroon wrapper.

    • viewer_tan

      Acid Kuba Kuba is a popular choice. maybe rocky Patel vintage 1999 Connecticut

    • Garret Robinson

      Jeff, Let me ask this, how do you do with nicotine? If you don’t currently smoke any kind of tobacco product I would suggest starting out mild and working up. You don’t want to get a really fine cigar that will knock you out and send you packing… and yacking. I would start with a Montecristo #2. That is a fantastic cigar for both the novice and seasoned cigar smoker. It is mild-med. The #2 is always my suggestion for a first time smoker. Can I get an amen anyone?

  • Richard

    Does anyone know where I can get my hands on some CAO La Traviata Cigars in the UK? Thanks

  • kellyj

    looking forward to see who’s selected for the great cigar stuff give aways… concerning the summer of fun donation drive!

  • hbelton

    Looking forward to a review of Arutro Fuente Rosado Sungrown Magnum R5?

    • kellyj

      I love the Magnums!!!

    • Garret Robinson

      I agree, this has been one of my new fav from AF. The Hemmingway and the Don Carlos series have been favorites for some time, but I find myself passing those up for the Rosado Suns… sooooo good!

  • C Rob

    When is the next CO Live?!?!?!

  • viewer_tan

    Table 36 peacemaker (the judge)

    My palate is not as good as Bryan’s, so these are my thoughts

    I trimmed most of the “broom bristles”. First light with the filler only was earthy & leather. Once I got to the wrapper it added creaminess, and there is a hint of spice.

    Draw is loose

    • John Withem

      Good description. Sounds like an ok smoke. I don’t mind a simple blend as long as it is enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

    • viewer_tan

      Pic didn’t show… Now it’s double loading from the iPhone

    • viewer_tan

      Pic. Though… it is correct on my computer

  • Guest

    I thought I would share my Wineador that I made.
    I bought the wine refrigerator at Lowes for $179. It a 18 bottle capacity cooler that was rather narrow, but wasn’t to intrusive.
    It was wide enough on the inside to allow me to put a Churchill size cigar sideways (7″).
    I made the shelves out of Spanish Cedar just wide enough to fit into the groves and slide in and out easily (7 1/2″).
    I used wooden dowels to cradle the cigars and allow great air flow.
    I chose this Wine Cooler because of the highest temp. setting at 66 deg. And it was easily available locally. It’s made by Frigidaire. It keeps a perfect 70% RH without any assistance.
    Thermoelectric cooling doesn’t reek havoc on humidity control.
    I hope you enjoy my efforts as much as I have. I needed a solution for South Central Florida storage. We keep our house at the 80 deg. temp during the summer and I couldn’t store cigars without the worry of mold creeping in. This was the best investment I’ve made in my hubby of cigar enjoyment.

    • John Withem

      Just to let everyone know this is my wineador. I don’t know why it named me as a guest.

  • tubamarc8891

    Will Bryan be going to IPCPR this year?

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

      I’ve answer this multiple times no.

  • Thrash

    Famous smoke shop wharehouse, only $17 million in cigars.

    • Ben Smith

      Is this from a tour, I assume? Curious what they have the humidity set at in the warehouse?

      • Thrash

        Kinda a tour. I was in their store attached to the warehouse. They asked if I wanted to see it. I said yes. You can’t tell from the photos how deep it went. It was big! They showed us the humidity, but I don’t recall. I got the stick from the humidor store which was different controls. I’m not sure why it was dry, I didn’t have that problem before at this store. Cigars International is just down the road. I normally go there.

  • Thrash

    The photo didn’t load. View left:

    • Ben Smith

      Fun with uploading. I had problems at first also. Still run into a little glitch occasionally.

  • Thrash

    View to the right:

  • Thrash

    Left didn’t load and right is the left? I’m having issues uploading?

  • Lapithicus

    I have a question for Bryan or anyone out there who may have tried this. I recently saw a video on YouTube called “Three Matches” from an editor of CA. He relates a story of lighting a cigar with three matches BEFORE cutting it. I tried this once and the cutter felt like it was going into a mushy tar ball. The draw was very, very tight, which I attributed to the lighting method since this type of cigar had never had this problem in the past. Has anyone tried this, and how did it work out for you? I am reluctant to try it again and risk one of my beauties, but it sounds like an interesting method if you have a lot of time.

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

      It’s just really slow toasting. Yet another industry fable about what you ‘should’ do. Smoke as you wish.

    • Ben Smith

      Never heard of that. Sounds odd and cumbersome, eh? Got a link to the video?

      • viewer_tan

        They remind me of Star Trek: TNG. Picard and Number 1

        • Ben Smith

          Well, I don’t get your Star Trek reference here, but I’ve seen that 3 matches video before.. some time ago. I forgot. I don’t have an opportunity to try that since my only smoking option is on a patio at a Vets Hall and it’s usually too breezy. I’ll have to try that at a B&M when I go on vacation back to the states.

    • viewer_tan

      I had tried it in the past. I haven’t noticed a difference. People have rituals when it comes to enjoying the cigar experience

  • Garret Robinson

    My buster busted!

    • Ben Smith

      D’oh… Did you just put some masking tape on it and keep going? ;-)

      • Garret Robinson

        The draw was actually doable. It did take a hit, but I plowed threw it and as soon as the line was within 1/8 inch from the end of the crack, it was back to normal.

  • viewer_tan

    For the gel lovers. Thanks to Byran for the tip. A $4 bag of beads at Michael’s and a $1 mini-shaker jar from Wally-world (screw on lid has holes) A lot better than $10 for a Humicare jar.

    • viewer_tan

      for whatever reason, pics don’t want to upload from my iphone

      • Ben Smith

        Get a computer. That’s what I use. :-D

        • Garret Robinson

          probably not for keeping your humidifier @ 70% RH… Oh, you meant the pictures, upload thing… :p

  • Raz Amzaleg

    Hey everyone!!
    I’m now at the facebook group, u should get there also!
    Garret howare u brother?

    • Garret Robinson

      Raz my friend! I have been concerned about you. With all the fighting going on between Hamas and the IDF. Blessings Raz. Glad to see you back.

      • Raz Amzaleg

        Brother thank u for your support, im ok thank God.. How r u feel brother?

        • Garret Robinson

          Very good, work is a bit stressful right now, but my family is amazing. I’m very b blessed. Are you close to any of the fighting?

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Yes, i have 3-4 red color alert in my city each day, i have 20 sec to run to the bomb shelter, its hard mann..
            Yesterday i was taking a shit then suddenly i heard a red color, i stayd in the bathroom, and pray to God, hehehe it was funny and stressful in the same time..
            I hope that we destroys hamas..

          • Ben Smith

            “Why can’t we all just get along?” – Jack NIcholson, Mars Attacks ;-)

          • Garret Robinson

            Raz my brother, this is sad times for sure. I hope and pray for the evil that is behind hamas is destroyed. Also praying for you and your family.

          • Raz Amzaleg

            Thank u brother!

  • Thrash

    Enjoying a house blend 20 minutes in Las Vegas at La Casa Cigar, Detriot.

  • Garret Robinson

    A Stadivarius for appetizers.

  • Ben Smith

    Tonight, after work at midnight, I’ll be firing up a Romeo y Julieta HAVOC. I also brought along, for just in case, a Bucanero Full Sail and a San Cristobal Revelation. I’ll probably be pairing these up with some Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Got my iPhone music player and a Monster iClarity HD bluetooth speaker for a little Joe Bonamassa channel on Pandora and maybe a little Joe Satriani channel. Counting down the minutes…75, 74, 73 …. :-)

    • Garret Robinson

      what is sad is the lack of knowledge of the legendary guitarists. Satriani, Townshend, Duane Allman, Robert Johnson, Vaughan, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana. Even guys like Chet Atkins, Pete Seagar and Cat Stevens. Enjoy it my friend.