madurofan: you can do all the reading you want when it actually comes down to it you're just going to have to experiment.
kaspera79:There are probably some sticks that you are going to hate/love to smoke because once they are gone ....You will be eighty years old and still have that barber pole Nub, along with the Sam Leccia story.
urbino: kaspera79:There are probably some sticks that you are going to hate/love to smoke because once they are gone ....You will be eighty years old and still have that barber pole Nub, along with the Sam Leccia story.
I once had a barber pole nub, but the doctor gave me some ointment and it cleared right up.
ashmaster:And with that, dutyje welcome to the forum. Hope your experience brings you as much joy as I've had.
Well, dang.. that's about the best welcome I could've imagined. Although I should've guessed that my little bit about temperature might stir the pot Maduro makes a good point - a smoker like me with a tiny (15-20 sticks?) box like mine doesn't stand to lose a large investment to beetles, I don't care what the heck I put in it. I'll mind the humidity as meticulously as I mind my climbing gear, and everything should be fine.
I'll be smoking a Trinidad 100th Anniversary Toro this weekend. Anybody know much about that one? I've decided to pick up a couple samplers from this site to get started, and I'll keep a handful of Onyx on hand because I've been thinking about them for years.
I've got tons of questions. I enjoy the study almost as much as the smoke itself. I'll post them elsewhere and keep this as the welcome thread.
Thanks again for the warm greetings, all! If you're ever in Charlotte, seriously shoot me a PM. I've got a fully stocked bar (only a couple Scotches if that's your thing), but I'll shake hands and share a drink and a smoke with any good man.
BFGarner:Great, now I got tears on my turkey sub.
madurofan:duty,Hopefully you didn't take any offense to what I said. Just get a digital hygrometer that displays temp and RH ... find the right spot in your house that keeps the temp below 75* and make sure your RH stays in the 65-70% range and you'll be perfect. And welcome aboard, I too love the study as much as the smoking.
I'm pretty much impossible to offend... the advice is appreciated. I think I'll just stick the box in a cool closet during the summer months and the temp should stay in the low 70's. I appreciate the sense of humor everybody has, and how relaxed everyone is on here. It sure makes this hobby much less intimidating and enjoyable to us new folk.