Do you Keep track of your inventory?

RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 722 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2016 in General Discussion
Just a curiosity......do you keep records of your inventory or do you trust your memory on what you have in store?

Do you Keep track of your inventory? 36 votes

Keep track.(On paper, spreadsheet, etc)
13% 5 votes
Memory serves me best.
36% 13 votes
Who cares, I'd rather be pleasantly surprised when I find something.
50% 18 votes
Long days and pleasant nights,

Roland
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  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I organize by casa--Fuente with Fuente, etc. I prolly should log more detail, to be honest
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  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,283 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I put a label on the cigar who I got it from and when, and then organize by brand for the most part via humidor. The only exception is the cooler where I keep all of my ready to smoke stuff which is just a smorgasbord  of cigars ready to light up.

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 5,251 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I find stuff I forgot I had all the time. I should have started a spreadsheet a long time ago when I had fewer sticks. Now I never will. Too much work and too much inventory.
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    The only thing I do (used to do) was use stick on address labels that I ran through a desk top printer with the info I want for each cigar. With small font I was able to add that same basic info duplicated on each line and then cut 'em into strips, then stick them on the cello. Here lately I've been slippin. And, I don't care. 
  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 2,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I put a small sticky label with date and where or who it came from. 
    What is a spreadsheet? 
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  • jgibvjgibv John G.Posts: 9,198 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Guitarded said:
    I put a small sticky label with date and where or who it came from. 
    What is a spreadsheet? 
    i like the sticker method the best. 
    but, sometimes, even that's too much work. 

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  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mine are in alphabetical order but in my own language. 
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 6,431 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I forget. What language do the speak in Pornsockistan? 
  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I keep a very accurate inventory of my considerable stash of leaf for rolling cigars. A spreadsheet tells me how many pounds, of what seed, of what priming, from what seller, and where I stashed it; along with a number indicating how many pounds have been ordered, a number for how many pounds I'd like to keep on hand,  and how many pounds need to be ordered. Sure, there are a few odds and ends of stuff, such as home grown leaves guys have sent me, like black mammoth or garcia or izmir or perique. But anything measured in pounds has always been carefully inventoried from the beginning.

    I also keep an ad hoc inventory of batches of cigars rolled and stashed to age. This is as simple as writing the fillers, binder, wrapper and month rolled on the bottom of each stashed box, and/or banding each stick. I may progress to a spreadsheet soon. There are, of course, the odds and ends, such as blend test sticks, sticks other guys sent me, boxes busted open for current consumption, and such. But for the most part I will stash a home rolled variety a box at a time, using nice cedar boxes with good sealing flanges and latches.

    I delight in reviewing these inventories at least monthly. I'll sit on the floor re-stacking my bags in their bins like Midas in his counting room. Smelling the stashed sticks, feeling their shapes, turning them over in their boxes -- probably even mumbling to myself like a psycho hoarder. Snurfling the opened bags in their coolidors thinking what all I will combine how in the near future.

    Preparing leaves for binder and wrapper by bringing them up to the right dampness is an especially absorbing task. (see what I did there). 




    But when it comes to store-bought sticks, I am polar opposite. Open humi, dump 'em in. Open humi, reach in, stir around a bit, grab. I've got the serious who cares for store boughts right now.

    I used to spend time rooting round the humidor, snurfling the sticks, making sure I still had Ave Maria's and San Benignos, just in case. But ever since I started stashing leaves for the impending tobaccolypse, that's all gone by the board, flotsam and jetsam, no time for that.
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  • NorthsideSmokeNorthsideSmoke Not Waconia MNPosts: 512 ✭✭✭✭
    I live by the simple rule of, never turn a hobby into a job.
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For some nerds, building spreadsheets is a hobby.  I use Google Spreadsheets to keep track of my inventory and notes and I even reference bin #s to clue me in where my cigars are.

    I can stare at my spreadsheet and decide what I want to smoke or bomb out without having to root through and rotate all my cigars.  Hey, maybe that's a bad thing.

    For incoming bombs, I'll print out who sent it to me and when on a plain paper band and apply a bit of glue at the end.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Scary thought

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    Eh I gave up! Just date them and tuck them away. You'll only drive yourself mad trying to keep track
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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The month I won the lottery somebody sent along some nice little Avery labels I can run through my printer.  Since then anything that is sent to me I label with who sent it and when.  This way I don't accidentally mix something that was sent to me with my own stuff and resend it out.  Also that way I know how long it has been in my possession.

    The stuff I buy I don't label each individual stick but I will label the box so I know when I got it.
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  • jbohonjbohon Woodland, CaPosts: 1,050 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    I tried to keep a spreadsheet for a while.  It turned into a chore with all that was coming in and going back out.  Now I just put them in the humi and enjoy. I really need to try the label thing though. 

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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,492 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    webmost said:
    Sure, there are a few odds and ends of stuff, such as home grown leaves guys have sent me, like black mammoth or garcia or izmir or perique. But anything measured in pounds has always been carefully inventoried from the beginning.

    Have you rolled any with the perique? There's a few cigars blended with it, but I've never tried any of them. That's a great leaf.
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 5,016 ✭✭✭✭✭
    webmost said:
    Sure, there are a few odds and ends of stuff, such as home grown leaves guys have sent me, like black mammoth or garcia or izmir or perique. But anything measured in pounds has always been carefully inventoried from the beginning.

    Have you rolled any with the perique? There's a few cigars blended with it, but I've never tried any of them. That's a great leaf.

    Yes I have; but I have not found a decent blend with it. Just a bitty shred of perique in the center overpowers anything you pack around it. At this point, it's a one-of-these-days project.

    “It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among [my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between political and social opposition; who transferred at once to the person, the hatred they bore to his political opinions.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)



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  • WaltBasilWaltBasil El Paso, TX Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭
    Everything is pretty much out in the open so I see what I need more of with my "always have on hand" smokes. Odds and ends are in plastic containers on the bottom shelf. If I don't want a usual, I'll look through those. 
  • KCWKCW Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    It's all in my app.  Along with the ussual cigar info, there is a big field to put comments and tasting notes in.
  • NolagizmoNolagizmo Nola, LA.Posts: 1,911 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nope I'm so random. I buy specials new releases, and lots of what I see posted on what are you smoking...

    I have the groups of cigars I like the best but I don't discriminate. I'll smoke just about anything once. The trick is to get me to smoke more than 1.
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  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,401 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a pretty intricate filing system, the files are generally round and go into sqaurish boxes which are stacked in a rather precarious way depending on volume. I dont have a basement full yet so I have a decent idea of what I have and where things are. on top of the humi is a stack of envelopes with names, addys and list of seegars sent to me. just seems like too much work to catalog everything though it would be nice
    A little dirt never hurt
  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 360 ✭✭✭
    people have that many cigars that they need to take an inventory?
    I figure anything less than a couple hundred cigars is getting dangerously low, but I'm guessing some of these guys have many times that many
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's easier to start an inventory system before you get too many cigars. 
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 1,986 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I made a spreadsheet. It's s pain in the arse but it does help me know when I put something into storage. As it keeps count it also lets me know when it's time to go shopping.  :D
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