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Tips & Tricks Archive

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Refinishing a Stinky Cigar Ashtray

Refinishing a Stinky Cigar Ashtray

If you’re like me, you have several Stinky Cigar ashtrays around your house.  I love them.  They are deep, can hold a lot of cigar butts and ash, and are well built.  I bought one of the new more decorative versions last year that came out recently.  I choose the antique hammered copper because, well, it looked really cool.  After several months of using it, the inside started to rust really badly.  It formed some thick rusty crust all around …

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Favorite Quick Smokes – TGT Edition (2014)

Favorite Quick Smokes – TGT Edition (2014)

It has been sometime since I published a list like this. Three years is a long time in the cigar world. New cigars enter the market, old cigars leave the market and of course, what you like changes. So I decided to update my list of favorite quick smokes that I published back in 2011.

Same rules apply. To qualify cigars cannot be more than 5 inches in length and around a 44-48 ring gauge (give or take a bit), …

5

Perfect Pairing: A Guide to Cigars and Spirits

Perfect Pairing: A Guide to Cigars and Spirits

There is nothing like retiring after a hard day with a cigar, I will give you that. To sit and enjoy a good cigar while sloughing off the cares of the day is a beautiful thing. But sometimes…sometimes you want a little more punch with your Punch. A little more austerity with your Arturo Fuente. A little more lift with your Liga Privada. Those times, perhaps, call for a wee drop of the creature to sip with …

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The Art of the Raffle

The Art of the Raffle


Cigar event raffles is a topic that seems to keep coming up in conversation. Jerry, Walt, Mike and I shared our favorite and least favorite prizes in a YQMA episode a month or two ago, and I used the opportunity to complain about winning baseball caps. I’m sure it was good for a few chuckles, but it probably wasn’t useful to anyone really thinking about organizing a raffle. I started thinking more seriously on the subject when a cigar rep …

13

Mike’s Look at Cutters

Mike’s Look at Cutters


Welcome back once again my friends to another week of me battling this dang cold with a sore throat, cough and taste buds that seem to have been burnt off at the roots.

I am going to talk just a little bit about different cuts on cigars this week. I know most of you will groan but there are a lot of newer smokers or even veterans that have never seen nor tried anything other than the standard straight cut, …

5

Three Things Brian Knows About Cigars

Due to temporary schedule conflicts, don’t have a review for you this week, but I’m not going to leave you hanging. I considered posting another Brian’s The Week In Smoke, but I felt like doing something different. Since Jerry ripped off the Week In Smoke concept, I figure it’s only fair I hijack one of his. But he is a man of few ideas, so that pretty much just leaves his “Three Things” post. (Which he actually stole from …

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How To Herf

I’m AWOL again this week, so no Tower of Burn. Yeah, I know, but it’s proven to be nearly impossible to do a cigar review on the road. Next week it will be back for sure. In the meantime, I thought it’d be a good time to discuss one of our cherished cigar institutions, the Herf.

The idea to write a little bit about herfing came to me after I was asked for the third time by as many people …

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You & Your 5 Senses

After my humidor tour I received a lot of questions about how I know if I’m properly taking care of my cigars since I don’t use a hygrometer. I thought the best way to to answer that question was to demonstrate how you and your 5 senses can be used to get a good feel for a cigar all before lighting up.

Video runs a little over 11:30 and I hope you go easy on me…I’m not known for my …

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My Graycliff Tobacco Beetle Adventure

My Graycliff Tobacco Beetle Adventure

Recently, I had an unpleasant surprise. I have a small collection of Gracliff cigars I keep in one of the drawers in my humidor. It had been a while since I lit one up, and I reached for a blue label “Professionale” torpedo that had been aging for a while. When I lifted it out of the drawer I noticed a bit of fine dust fall from the cigar. And then I saw it: a beetle hole. Wait, this wasn’t …

4

Making a Cigar Box Clock

Instead of a Guest Review, today I wanted to mix it up a little bit. Last week Tom put together a video demonstrating how to turn a plain old cigar box into a wall mounted clock.

Check out the video below to see the step by step process in building your own.




Have you ever done a cigar project for around the house?





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