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Yesterday, I got a craving for a Mataloto. Delved into the long term storage chest and dug out a box stashed January 2017. A Spanish cedar box with a clasp, sealed under two layers cling-wrap. I had zero memory what these gars looked like. Check it out:

(no, I don't know how that photo got inverted when I cropped it.)

It's good to unearth something you rolled two years ago. These were torqued mighty rustic by present standards. I remember that H2K wrapper. Smelled great, but would not burn. The binder was a mystery leaf. The filler was, of course, Mata Fina and Piloto Cubano. The label was a design I stole from off the web. The mold I used for these was a touch more slender than the more opulent plumpfecto mold that I use now. But the aroma after two years of stewing in the chest: Holy Crappanoli! What a snurf!

You can see one is missing from the box. That's cause I had to burn this one:


That H2K wrapper burns way the hell better now than when I salted it away. On the way back from the post office, I stopped by the sub shop. Set the gar in the rest, walked across the lot, put in my order, waited for lunch to be made, trundled back out, maybe ten minutes later, and hit the gar for a full on mouthful. It was like I had just set it down two secs ago. Amazing.

Damn good gar. Had to set outside and make a couple phone calls just so I could enjoy it to the nub.




Old Ford Ranger has developed noisy lifters at start up in cold weather. Prolly not long for this world. But a great place to spark a gar, ya know.
 

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Yesterday, I got a craving for a Mataloto. Delved into the long term storage chest and dug out a box stashed January 2017. A Spanish cedar box with a clasp, sealed under two layers cling-wrap. I had zero memory what these gars looked like. Check it out:

(no, I don't know how that photo got inverted when I cropped it.)

It's good to unearth something you rolled two years ago. These were torqued mighty rustic by present standards. I remember that H2K wrapper. Smelled great, but would not burn. The binder was a mystery leaf. The filler was, of course, Mata Fina and Piloto Cubano. The label was a design I stole from off the web. The mold I used for these was a touch more slender than the more opulent plumpfecto mold that I use now. But the aroma after two years of stewing in the chest: Holy Crappanoli! What a snurf!

You can see one is missing from the box. That's cause I had to burn this one:


That H2K wrapper burns way the hell better now than when I salted it away. On the way back from the post office, I stopped by the sub shop. Set the gar in the rest, walked across the lot, put in my order, waited for lunch to be made, trundled back out, maybe ten minutes later, and hit the gar for a full on mouthful. It was like I had just set it down two secs ago. Amazing.

Damn good gar. Had to set outside and make a couple phone calls just so I could enjoy it to the nub.




Old Ford Ranger has developed noisy lifters at start up in cold weather. Prolly not long for this world. But a great place to spark a gar, ya know.
Those look great!


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Yesterday, I got a craving for a Mataloto. Delved into the long term storage chest and dug out a box stashed January 2017. A Spanish cedar box with a clasp, sealed under two layers cling-wrap. I had zero memory what these gars looked like. Check it out:

(no, I don't know how that photo got inverted when I cropped it.)

It's good to unearth something you rolled two years ago. These were torqued mighty rustic by present standards. I remember that H2K wrapper. Smelled great, but would not burn. The binder was a mystery leaf. The filler was, of course, Mata Fina and Piloto Cubano. The label was a design I stole from off the web. The mold I used for these was a touch more slender than the more opulent plumpfecto mold that I use now. But the aroma after two years of stewing in the chest: Holy Crappanoli! What a snurf!

You can see one is missing from the box. That's cause I had to burn this one:


That H2K wrapper burns way the hell better now than when I salted it away. On the way back from the post office, I stopped by the sub shop. Set the gar in the rest, walked across the lot, put in my order, waited for lunch to be made, trundled back out, maybe ten minutes later, and hit the gar for a full on mouthful. It was like I had just set it down two secs ago. Amazing.

Damn good gar. Had to set outside and make a couple phone calls just so I could enjoy it to the nub.




Old Ford Ranger has developed noisy lifters at start up in cold weather. Prolly not long for this world. But a great place to spark a gar, ya know.
This makes me want to go back and read what your thought of this wrapper. I think it was not good.
 
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This makes me want to go back and read what your thought of this wrapper. I think it was not good.
Yeah, it pretty much sucked. It simply refused to burn. I have never yet found a habano wrapper as good as the first batch I got years ago. The first batch was very flexible, laid down smooth, tasted great, and was olive brown in color. Nothing si8nce has matched up.

All's I can say is, a couple years later at least it burns.
 
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Yesterday, I got a craving for a Mataloto. Delved into the long term storage chest and dug out a box stashed January 2017. A Spanish cedar box with a clasp, sealed under two layers cling-wrap. I had zero memory what these gars looked like. Check it out:

(no, I don't know how that photo got inverted when I cropped it.)

It's good to unearth something you rolled two years ago. These were torqued mighty rustic by present standards. I remember that H2K wrapper. Smelled great, but would not burn. The binder was a mystery leaf. The filler was, of course, Mata Fina and Piloto Cubano. The label was a design I stole from off the web. The mold I used for these was a touch more slender than the more opulent plumpfecto mold that I use now. But the aroma after two years of stewing in the chest: Holy Crappanoli! What a snurf!

You can see one is missing from the box. That's cause I had to burn this one:


That H2K wrapper burns way the hell better now than when I salted it away. On the way back from the post office, I stopped by the sub shop. Set the gar in the rest, walked across the lot, put in my order, waited for lunch to be made, trundled back out, maybe ten minutes later, and hit the gar for a full on mouthful. It was like I had just set it down two secs ago. Amazing.

Damn good gar. Had to set outside and make a couple phone calls just so I could enjoy it to the nub.




Old Ford Ranger has developed noisy lifters at start up in cold weather. Prolly not long for this world. But a great place to spark a gar, ya know.
I had two sample leaves of that stuff in the bottom of a box. So on your prospect that they might burn after two years (I've been through maybe 6 pounds of this stuff in 5 years with nary a burn--including the stuff re-kilned by Deluxestogie), I wrapped them around something. I'll put them in a bag with a note: "Try to light these in 2021."
 
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That Rene especially. I would def buy a crapload of that stuff should Don get it in.

I rolled my sample Rene up into gars I decorated with Crimson Tide bands & sent 'em to my bro-in-law who is an obsessive Tide fan, for Christmas... then those boys lost.
Okay I'll bite

... you got samples too?
 
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