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  1. webmost

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    Trying to calculate what I need to stash, cause my stash keeps on running short. I find myself opening the stash, observing it is low, and instead smoking an inferior store bought, cause I don't want to deplete the stash. I suddenly realized this last weekend that the reason my stash is low is I've never made a plan. I just winged it. So...

    Let's say I smoke 4 week. At 4.3 weeks to the month, that's a box a month. Let's say I like them best aged four months or more. That's four boxes. Let's say I give away as many as I smoke. I can easily give away two boxes just on one murdercycle trip down the Blue Ridge Parkway. We're at eight boxes. Let's say I don't smoke all varieties at the same rate, cause I like some better, some worse, while some I hoard cause I can't get that bacca any more and I love them, while other times I'm in the mood for such and such. That's easily ten or twelve boxes I need to have stashed away at any given moment. Let's say a baker's dozen on the safe side. Fifteen to be sure.

    300 cigars seems way excessive. But the first lesson science teaches is that you cannot bullshit the numbers. So... Call it 250; but don't pretend it's any fewer; and at 250 you can count on having to play catch up.

    Don't know about you ... I better get busy.

    What's your stash plan?
    Or have you made one?
     
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    I don't really have a stash plan. I just roll way more than I can smoke myself because I believe I am honestly addicted to rolling and because I enjoy it quite a bit. I try to roll 50 a week, on average though it's probably closer to 30 lately with things going on. It has worked out pretty well. I have two 48qt coolers that are pretty stuffed with my sticks at the moment. Now when I go digging for things I find sticks I forgot I even rolled. It's taken me a while to get here though.
     
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    96qt's of cigars? holy moses!
     
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    Like Jonathan, I don't have a specific plan. I have at least a 2 year supply though, so as long as I buy/roll more then I smoke, the stash is built.

    *Thread Jack*
    @BrewinHooligan, how much leaf (poundage) are you going through to maintain that? I need to get an idea of how much leaf I'm actually going through, so I stop running out.
     
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    I am probably going through 2-4 lbs a month depending on how motivated I am. That's filler/binder/wrapper combined. Last month was more rolling 40 sticks that were 44rg and 10-12" long. That blew through a metric assload of leaf
     
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    I've rolled ~50 this month. It occurred to my yesterday that I've paid absolutely no attention to how much leaf I'm actually using. I just open another bag as needed.
     
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    I'm still doing pretty much that, the bags are seeming to get empty way sooner than I expect though. I need to keep some sort of log of my leaf and what I have so I can plan ahead a little better.
     
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    Math!? Blah! :banghead:
     
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    ... and that, my children, is how you wind up 20 trillion in debt. ...



    I like old Pythagoras. He's famous for his theorem that the length of the long side of a right triangle, times itself, neatly equals the lengths of both short sides, each times itself, then added together. Think 3, 4, and 5. But ol' Pyth viewed himself more as the founder of a religion. The three main tenets of his Pythagorean Creed were: 1) don't eat beans, 2) you used to be some other critter before you died and got reborn, & you'll be reborn again next time you die, and 3) the Universe speaks to us in math. Prolly a bit of a lunatic in his day. Today, we learn the theorem in school, we don't know why; we all eat beans; and the reborn thing is an irrational oddity favored by poor mystical folk with dots on their foreheads squatting cross-legged in the faraway land of computer tech support... but math as the language of the Universe has been pretty well established. It is useful. Specially if you don't want your cigar pantry to run out of your faves.
     
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    ... oh, and don't let me forget to remark, I think that bwhite220 is the greatest human I have never met.
     
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    ...so he would be pissed to know what a Bean Counter is?
     
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    I hope he was "reborn" as a bean.
     
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    The Stash is progressing as planned.

    The Stash lives on this closet shelf:
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    ... in my office. An ultrasonic humidifier runs constantly nearby. Stash boxes have two layers of cling wrap, and are labelled and inventoried as to blend. This box of 25 Maks Churchills, for instance, is freshly cling wrapped and just about to go on the stack:
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    Ideally, there'd be about a dozen boxes in the stash at a time. I try to create two boxes a month. I prolly average more like a box and a half. I unearth a six month + old box every month, typically a couple dozen per box, & empty the contents into my handy humidor. This month, for example, I unwrapped a box of Jackals rolled last August. There are typically a couple dozen per box. That handy humidor will gobble a box, but will also hold a few leftovers from previous stashes, as well as quickies and test rolls.

    It's great fun filling a stash box & salting it away. Here's a beautiful sight that took several weeks to create, & completed today:
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    By the time they get unearthed next September, they'll be well-aged, uniformly colored, and long anticipated.
     
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    I need to get on this... My plan is to roll 20 at a time but that's just the plan....
     
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    A dozen Nic Puros going into stash:
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    Using that smaller batch of LO Nic wrapper. Very rough stuff. I got two batches of Nic wrap from LO. The first batch was smallish, dark, abd rough. But I liked the flavor, so I got another. The another came bigger, lighter, & smoother (tho still not what I'd call smooth). Here's a pic of one of each leaf, with a cutter for scale.

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    Same leaf, same source, same price, one month apart. Even the leaf's shape differs.

    I discovered an error in my spreadsheet. The column that totals the count was taller than the macro applied to it. Turns out I have 400+ in stash, whereas I thought I had 250. That's alright. More stash plans under way.
     
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    That is so typical. That should go in a stickied FAQ. Q: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GONNA GET WHEN YOU ORDER LEAF? A: NO. See the photo.
     
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    Another 15 Nic Puros going in the stash.
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    These are the bigger wrapper leaves. Still real veiny; but so tasty.

    I tell you, the one I can't wait for, my Maks Churchills come ripe next month. I can't wait to open that box.
    Where's Maks, BTW?
     
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