Cigars

Posted:
in AppleOutsider edited January 2014
Hi all,



In the last 6-8 months I've gotten more interested in smoking cigars. I love them. Had two last night actually. I was wondering if you have any favorite brands, what your price range is, how many you consume, etc. For me, there is no better high than a nice cigar.



My brand is kind of tough to find right now, but it seems to be coming back into stock at my local store. I'm smoking CAO MX2s. They're about $5.50 a pop and come with a maduro wrapper. I believe they're 7 inches with a 54(?) ring. Good shit. Nothing like going out on the patio (if it's over 40 degrees!) with a cigar and drink. I've also smoked some Camachos in various varieties. I find they are more bitter, produce too much smoke, and have a loose draw.



Next step for me is a small humidor. Maybe someday I'll get a smoke removal/filtrations system so I can smoke inside!

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  • Reply 2 of 17
    I too like cigars, but I can't deal with the taste in my mouth afterwards. So smoking them is a rare pleasure.



    I'm not too choosy, but in Florida it's pretty easy to come upon Cubans, which all seem to be very smooth. I recall having Cohibas and Partugas (or something like that) which are the choice models of the guy I know who smokes a lot of cigars. Otherwise I don't really recall any models. I just smoke what I'm given!
  • Reply 3 of 17
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post


    Next step for me is a small humidor. Maybe someday I'll get a smoke removal/filtrations system so I can smoke inside!



    A small humidor is a great idea: you can then buy in bulk and save a few bucks over buying one at a time.



    www.jrcigars.com usually has some good deals and their JR Alternatives are typically good every day smokes.
  • Reply 4 of 17
    I don't smoke, but I understand all the best "cubans" are no longer made in Cuba, because the best cigar makers all left. True?
  • Reply 5 of 17
    lunocratlunocrat Posts: 95member
    Twenty-five years ago I smoked Montecristo Churchills for special occasions. A great smoke for your portfolio. I haven't smoked since '88 but I think I'd break the fast for one of these:

    http://www.cubancrafters.com/products.php/item_id/14
  • Reply 6 of 17
    chuckerchucker Posts: 5,089member
    Smoking cigars is proof that SDW2001 is a terrorist.



    (edit) Apparently this is being taken seriously. Apologies.
  • Reply 7 of 17
    ronaldoronaldo Posts: 439member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SDW2001 View Post


    Hi all,



    In the last 6-8 months I've gotten more interested in smoking cigars. I love them. Had two last night actually. I was wondering if you have any favorite brands, what your price range is, how many you consume, etc. For me, there is no better high than a nice cigar.



    My brand is kind of tough to find right now, but it seems to be coming back into stock at my local store. I'm smoking CAO MX2s. They're about $5.50 a pop and come with a maduro wrapper. I believe they're 7 inches with a 54(?) ring. Good shit. Nothing like going out on the patio (if it's over 40 degrees!) with a cigar and drink. I've also smoked some Camachos in various varieties. I find they are more bitter, produce too much smoke, and have a loose draw.



    Next step for me is a small humidor. Maybe someday I'll get a smoke removal/filtrations system so I can smoke inside!



    Thompson cigar company has good selection of handmade cigars. Also a good place to buy humidors and other accessories. They are pretty reasonably priced, compared to some of the local tobacco shops.



    I prefer Swisher Sweets



    http://www.thompsoncigar.com/default...code=OTC-16293
  • Reply 8 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ronaldo View Post


    Thompson cigar company has good selection of handmade cigars. Also a good place to buy humidors and other accessories. They are pretty reasonably priced, compared to some of the local tobacco shops.



    I prefer Swisher Sweets



    http://www.thompsoncigar.com/default...code=OTC-16293





    Swishers....brings back the college days.
  • Reply 9 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lunocrat View Post


    Twenty-five years ago I smoked Montecristo Churchills for special occasions. A great smoke for your portfolio. I haven't smoked since '88 but I think I'd break the fast for one of these:

    http://www.cubancrafters.com/products.php/item_id/14





    Hmm. Can you tell me about their flavor, draw, etc?
  • Reply 10 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by k squared View Post


    A small humidor is a great idea: you can then buy in bulk and save a few bucks over buying one at a time.



    www.jrcigars.com usually has some good deals and their JR Alternatives are typically good every day smokes.



    Yeah I've seen their site. Never ordered anything, but I may.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chucker View Post


    Smoking cigars is proof that SDW2001 is a terrorist.



    (edit) Apparently this is being taken seriously. Apologies.



    Not by me. No worries.
  • Reply 12 of 17
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,395member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chucker View Post


    Smoking cigars is proof that SDW2001 is a terrorist.



    (edit) Apparently this is being taken seriously. Apologies.



    Seriously? By whom?
  • Reply 13 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post


    Seriously? By whom?



    Yeah really...I don't know of anyone.
  • Reply 14 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Anyway, I bought out my local cigar store's stock of CAO MX2s last night. They had a partial box...18 cigars. I don't have a humidor yet, but they gave me a moisture pack and I sealed them in their smaple bags and a ziploc bag. Had a great hour long smoke last night. Now I'm waiting for warm weather!
  • Reply 15 of 17
    sammi josammi jo Posts: 4,634member
    Do they make still cigars in Cuba? But because of the embargo against that island nation, we're prohibited from importing them?



    There's a cigar industry in China of course... They are a *nice* *friendly* *communist* country that the US has the most unbelievably cozy relations with! Almost everything else in the stores seems to be made there.. maybe a great influx of Chinese cigars is nigh....



    So.. Cigar smokers... instead of Montecristos and Partagas look out for Red Capitals and Yinian Century! Former Chairman Mao Tse Tung loved them!.. ..



    ......coming soon to a specialist tobacco store, (or MallWart) near you!



    J/K.. or maybe not?



  • Reply 16 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sammi jo View Post


    Do they make still cigars in Cuba? But because of the embargo against that island nation, we're prohibited from importing them?



    There's a cigar industry in China of course... They are a *nice* *friendly* *communist* country that the US has the most unbelievably cozy relations with! Almost everything else in the stores seems to be made there.. maybe a great influx of Chinese cigars is nigh....



    So.. Cigar smokers... instead of Montecristos and Partagas look out for Red Capitals and Yinian Century! Former Chairman Mao Tse Tung loved them!.. ..



    ......coming soon to a specialist tobacco store, (or MallWart) near you!



    J/K.. or maybe not?









    Chinese cigars????? Hmm. I'm still waiting to try on of their $10 musical instruments (OK, $50 or so with shipping) from ebay!!!



    I've never had a Cuban in all seriousness. I would love to try one. Right now I love my CAOs. I believe they are based, or were...in Nashville. The Mx2s have tobacco from 6 different countries, and a double madura wrapper. I get excited just thinking about it!
  • Reply 17 of 17
    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,061member
    Sorry to bumpt the thread. However, I just got my first humidor. I bought one used on ebay and I'm very happy with it. It's a fairly small, cherry finish model, and holds about 20-25 cigars. I had to do some research on how to prep it. I ended up wiping it down and I'm now getting it stabilized. I probably put the cigs in there too early, but things now seem to be stabilizing after a few days.



    Guess we don't have a whole lot of smokers here on the boards, eh?
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