My apologies for the delay. i was unable to salvage the corrupt footage and put the video together “as is”. Some thing may be difficult to follow but I think you can get the jist of what is going on.
In this episode Brian and I are joined by Jesse of Cigar Jack and have a good time as usual. We covered the following topics as well as wondered off course on occasion to discuss different aspects of the question.
1. Optimal RH to age cigars
2. Describe blowing smoke from the sinuses (Retrohaling)
3. What initiated your cigar hobby?
4. What is dryboxing?
5. What discontinued cigar would you bring back?
6. Tips for picking out flavors
7. What would be the Stogie Review sampler
8. How to get back to tasting cigars after sinus troubles
9. Impact of CA on the cigar community
10. What is propylene glycol and is it safe
Next episodes question is: “Whats your question?”
To enter to win an Arganese sampler (4 cigars total) send in a voicemail with your question for the next episode by 5:00 PM EST on 1/30/08 . Entires will be played during the show and a winner will be selected at random.
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9 thoughts on “Your Questions, My Answers (YQMA) Episode 25”
Not done listening, but I really enjoy the opening song. First time I heard it was on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1. Haha. Sounds dumb, but the THPS series 1-4 have great songs on them.
Whoever asked #2 beat me to asking that haha. I’ve been wondering that also!
Thanks for the reply on #10 guys. Much appreciated.
Despite Brian’s video/audio corruption later in the episode, I enjoyed episode 25. Keep em coming!
I agree with Tom. I thought it was a good video and I think the video curruption was handled nicely with a slide stating this area was not here. Fflowed well.
I would like to add some clarification to my Stogie Review Cigar Sampler challenge.
My thoughts on providing a sampler to a new smoker is to create one that has a breadth of cigars from Mild to Full since their palate would not be understood yet. Also, in that line, it doesn’t make sense to steer a new smoker to $15-$30 cigars since they may find them repulsive depending on the palate they have. On this note, defining 12 cigars for $30 fixes a price limit below $3 a cigar and find those that run Mild to Full selecting different wrappers in a family to provide some flavor changes. This then is the challenge 🙂 I look at it as defining a sampler that provids flavor and variety in a well rolled cigar, not large lame cigars that burn hot and are packed with air like I found when I was new and bought a Thomson Sampler.
That being said, an intermediate smoker is now to the point where maybe a few subtler cigars are appreciated and they tend to be more expensive so 12 for $50.
Back to the challenge, it’s up to Stogie Review to find cigars that meet the challenge 🙂 On that note, I loved the answers. Wow, there must have been 15 or so cigars I’ve not even heard of rattled off. Impressive!!!! Now I have to look them up and try them out.
great episode guys. its good to have some new faces around. here’s a question im sure many of us are interested in, how’s jerry doing and when is he going to come back and do a guest appearance?
Come back jerry!
Sorry about the messed up video guys. It just figures, once I get my audio problem resolved, my video gets snarled up. *Sigh* Next time for sure.
James, my thoughts exactly. If and when Jerry’s ready, he’s got a home here at the Stogie Review. I’d even give him my much coveted Wednesday review slot if he wanted it! LOL!
Good job guys – the missing segments don’t disrupt the flow all that much IMO. Once again, a very solid YQMA!
Let me first thank you for addressing my question, and things have been getting better, a few good cigar experiences have helped more than anything. Also thanks for the Arganese sampler, I expect it to arrive tomorrow.
I was just thinking about the question with the humidity fluctuations. I think more beads may help resolve any issues he is having, as you mentioned you really can’t have too many beads. Especially since he just moved to a larger humidor. This along with not overwatering the beads when the RH drops should help. For the winter I am keeping way more beads than I need in each of my boxes and things are going well. When I see a 2-5% drop I add water until the beads are 80% clear and 20% white to avoid any oversaturation. Everything has been going steady RH wise for the last few months without any major issues, except for a screwed up hygrometer.