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Posts filed under : Informational
Posts filed under : Informational

Cuban Cohiba Siglo VI Cigar Dissection Cut Open

by Bryan Glynn, February 9, 2016

I have some Cuban cigars left here that I’m not going to smoke but I thought it would make for a very educational short video series! I have done a lot of FAKE cigars but only a few real ones (Like the Opux X vs. Padron vid) and these guys … Continue reading

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Are Cigar of the Month Clubs Any Good?

by Bryan Glynn, November 6, 2015

I have collected info on all the major cigar of the month clubs over the past several months so you all can make an informed decision on which might be a good fit for you to try. They vary somewhat, with what you get and how you can pay, so … Continue reading

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Blanco Nicaraguan Cigar Factory Tour Nov 2015

Blanco Nicaraguan Cigar Factory Tour Nov 2015

by Bryan Glynn, October 14, 2015

Dave Blanco is doing a special cigar factory tour in Esteli Nicaragua from Monday 11/16/15 to Saturday 11/21/15, arriving in and leaving from Managua.  In his own words, this is a special trip – showcasing how a brand is born, not the usual cigar itinerary.  He’ll provide extra behind the … Continue reading

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Dujo, Cuey , Coabey & Cucubano 2015 Factory Tour

by Bryan Glynn, June 21, 2015

Here’s a cool Factory Tour vid from one of our sponsors, Southern Classic Cigars you all should enjoy 🙂

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Truth In Advertising, In Our Beloved Cigar Industry

by Bryan Glynn, March 18, 2015

The cigar industry as a whole is a benevolent, trustworthy, straightforward passionate lot. Filled with astounding personalities, deep generational ties, immense amounts of pride and fantastic work ethic. All working in tandem to produce some of the most enjoyable and coveted product on the planet to the most diverse range … Continue reading

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CigarsDirect.com is looking for College Basketball fans and Cigar Aficionados

by Bryan Glynn, March 13, 2015

CigarsDirect.com is once again hosting a free contest to get in on some WICKED cool prizes worth thousands of dollars! Get your brackets in and good luck!

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Brown Safe Introduces The CigarSafe

by Bryan Glynn, March 4, 2015

The special-edition Cigar Safe features a custom sealed Spanish cedar interior for storing and aging cigars, in addition to state of the art security features Brown Safe is known for. The Cigar Safe is a celebration of everything the modern man cherishes….and often wants to keep to himself. Ballistic steel, … Continue reading

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How To Retrohale A Cigar For More Flavors

by Bryan Glynn, February 13, 2015

How To Retrohale A Cigar For More Flavors David Blanco of Blanco Cigars runs cigar tours down at his facilities in Nicaragua and Honduras. Part of that experience is a series of classes and one part that I thought would be helpful to everyone is his presentation on how to … Continue reading

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How To Ship Cigars Safely

by Bryan Glynn, February 11, 2015

I get this question frequently and have answered it many times but another reminder can’t hurt. It doesn’t take much but here are some do’s and don’ts for getting your cigars to the destination safely!

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How To Clean Your Cigar Cutter

by Bryan Glynn, January 31, 2015

I had a request for this vid so here you go! This is how I clean mine and I give tips on how to clean others plus what not to do.

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Short Promo Film For Frank Correnti Cigars By Notion Boulevard

by Bryan Glynn, January 9, 2015

Zak from Notion Boulevard up in Canada sent in this cool promo film they just finished on Canada’s only Cigar Manufacturer and I thought it was really neat so I’m sharing it with all of you!

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Press Release: Cigar Rolling Services Contest

by Bryan Glynn, October 31, 2014

Cigar Rolling and Hookah Catering Company, Cigar Stud, is pleased to announce their first giveaway contest taking place from October 1st through November 15. For the first time ever, Cigar Stud is making their professional cigar rolling and hookah catering services a giveaway. The 2-Hour Cigar Rolling/Hookah Catering Services is … Continue reading

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Feedback Wanted On Aged Cigars

by Bryan Glynn, July 19, 2014

Since most of the aged stash I sent out to you guys a few weeks ago were one off’s, I never had the opportunity to try them in the aged state. I have a selection here that I kept, and will get to sometime but for the most part everything … Continue reading

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Prometheus Triple T Table Torch Failure Teardown

by Bryan Glynn, July 12, 2014

I talked to LightersDirect.com who is sending a replacement lighter, no worries there of course. So I thought I might as well tear it down, take a look inside and see if I can confirm my thoughts on what failed. Hey, might as well show you guys too!

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Money Saving Cigar Humidification Tips

by Bryan Glynn, July 6, 2014

I’ve talked about and reviewed in depth, pretty much every humidification option. What I haven’t talked about are some tips on saving big bucks on some options. So here’s where I show you!

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Is It Mold?

by Bryan Glynn, July 5, 2014

Yes, yes it is. Remember when I mentioned (a few times) that I prefer to bring my own cigars to a lounge to smoke? Well here’s another great example of why. I met with a manufacturer and buddy today at a shop that will remain anonymous to protect the guilty. … Continue reading

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Is It Plume?

by Bryan Glynn, July 2, 2014

I have seen this asked for what seems an eternity on the internet and nine times out of ten someone is showing an oldie & moldie, not plume. Or bloom, as you prefer to call it. What the heck am I talking about you might ask? I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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Boveda Pack Deconstruction & Recharging Questions

by Bryan Glynn, April 27, 2014

I felt like indulging my curiosities more so I opened up a new and used Boveda pack to see what makes them tick and talk about recharging…

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How I Maintain My Humidity Beads

by Bryan Glynn, April 25, 2014

I’m tired of the fear mongering I see passed around all the time about how to recharge your beads. I have been doing this for the past 5+ years straight. Some people love to tell you about what ‘might’ or ‘can’ happen. I tell you what did. It works great, … Continue reading

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How To Take A Great Cigar Photo With Your Phone

by Bryan Glynn, April 15, 2014

I’m waging war against poor cellphone photos! Too often we are bombarded by blurry or out of focus photos all over the internet by cigar lovers that just haven’t been taught a couple important points about how to use the camera function of their phone. So here’s a real fast … Continue reading

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