Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Sign In with Google Sign In with OpenID Sign In with Twitter

Categories

In this Discussion

Note to Visitors: Many posts have uploaded pictures that are only visible to logged in members. You may sign up for free and you will be able to see them.

Top Leaders

Top Posters

Who's Online (1)


Feeling generous? Help keep HBF running.
Get the sticker that shows them how you really feel.
Cigars for beginners
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    I thought this needed some space of it's own. Plus, I don't want to have to go find it again.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.


    Look for anything Arturo Fuentes Hemingway line. The Hemingway short story is one of the best you'll find and usually at a very reasonable price. The others are good too.
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.


    Oliva Serie V
    Sign here______________________________
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    I feel bad suggesting the V. It's an awesome cigar, but I wouldn't describe it as light.

    Oliva Serie G and Romeo and Julieta Reserva Real are good light sticks.
    Sign here______________________________
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    Rocky Patel The Edge Maduro.
    Sign here______________________________
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    Dammit, there I go again. Don't buy "The Edge". Its not light either.

    Anything from Macanudo is fine. Well, not really. A little wind and the salt air and you might as well have a Marlboro Ultra light and a Michelob Ultra.
    Sign here______________________________
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    Do you like "flavors"? Drew Estates "Acid" line has some neat stuff. Not flavored, but infused with botanicals or something like that.
    Sign here______________________________
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    On flavors, my uncle likes the Tatiana Nightcap. It's a chocolate flavored cigar. Not like a black and mild or night owl. It's a decent cigar with a flavor.
    Sign here______________________________
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.


    Oliva Serie V


    @jeepinjeepin very good call
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289

    Do you like "flavors"? Drew Estates "Acid" line has some neat stuff. Not flavored, but infused with botanicals or something like that.


    Beats me. Black and mileds were the go too in college. Or backwoods. Or Swisher Sweets. But we were drinking Natural Light so I don't put a lot of stock in anything I remember from then.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.


    Oliva Serie V


    @jeepinjeepin very good call


    I'm going to forget that. Somebody at me.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410

    I feel bad suggesting the V. It's an awesome cigar, but I wouldn't describe it as light.

    Oliva Serie G and Romeo and Julieta Reserva Real are good light sticks.



    Rocky Patel The Edge Maduro.



    Yes an yes
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    Ok, I don't want a cigarette. I want a legit cigar. Just not a gigantor face punch of flavor that's going to take me three hours to smoke.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617

    C_B said:

    jlw said:

    Cigar



    On that note, I need to find a couple good mild cigars to take to the beach.


    Oliva Serie V


    @C_B

    Perfect cigar for ya right there
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    C_B said:

    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.


    Only go to my local shop. I like see and touch and smell.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,751
    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.


    Only go to my local shop. I like see and touch and smell.


    But ... can you get a cigar there for afterwards?
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    C_B said:

    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.


    Only go to my local shop. I like see and touch and smell.


    But ... can you get a cigar there for afterwards?


    Absolutely.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,745
    C_B said:

    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.



    i've used pipesandcigars.com a couple times. they seem like good people to do business with. i only bought pipe tobacco, so i'm not sure how the cigar prices are.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289

    C_B said:

    Anybody use cigarsdirect.com? Seems like ok prices, but I don't know. I'm still going to stop at the local place.



    i've used pipesandcigars.com a couple times. they seem like good people to do business with. i only bought pipe tobacco, so i'm not sure how the cigar prices are.

    This site is much nicer to navigate than the other one.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289
    WOW! I thought "Oliva Serie V" would be a cigar. Like one cigar. Wrong. What's the difference between double robusto, double toro, churchill extra, etc? Size and shape? It's all the same tobacco within that type? I 'spose I could go check out the Cigar 101 threads...
    How about the Olivia Serie V Lancero? I think I'll just get a couple of those.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,745
    image
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    C_B said:

    WOW! I thought "Oliva Serie V" would be a cigar. Like one cigar. Wrong. What's the difference between double robusto, double toro, churchill extra, etc? Size and shape? It's all the same tobacco within that type? I 'spose I could go check out the Cigar 101 threads...
    How about the Olivia Serie V Lancero? I think I'll just get a couple of those.



    Did it take ya 2 hours?
    Sign here______________________________
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,289

    C_B said:

    WOW! I thought "Oliva Serie V" would be a cigar. Like one cigar. Wrong. What's the difference between double robusto, double toro, churchill extra, etc? Size and shape? It's all the same tobacco within that type? I 'spose I could go check out the Cigar 101 threads...
    How about the Olivia Serie V Lancero? I think I'll just get a couple of those.



    Did it take ya 2 hours?

    To figure that out? No. I thought as much last night, but like I said, the other website was no bueno. And shuty, this is a beginner's thread. So when do I add the milk?
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
    Posts: 16,255
    C_B said:

    C_B said:

    WOW! I thought "Oliva Serie V" would be a cigar. Like one cigar. Wrong. What's the difference between double robusto, double toro, churchill extra, etc? Size and shape? It's all the same tobacco within that type? I 'spose I could go check out the Cigar 101 threads...
    How about the Olivia Serie V Lancero? I think I'll just get a couple of those.



    Did it take ya 2 hours?

    To figure that out? No. I thought as much last night, but like I said, the other website was no bueno. And shuty, this is a beginner's thread. So when do I add the milk?


    Oh, ok. I thought you were saying you had a Serie V and was exclaiming it was more than one cigar.

    Shapes and sizes, you don't need to know them all. I like robustos are they are common. From there a toro is a longer robusto. A corona is a thin robusto. A double corona is a long corona. Petit corona is smaller. Corona gordo is larger. Petit robusto... From there learn lonsdale and Churchill and the shapes perfecto and torpedo and you know more than enough to get along just fine.
    Sign here______________________________