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These coming out of stash today, & going in the smoking humidor:

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Note how delicados get stored alternating directions, because of their taper.
These, torqued in August 2021, are stuffed with 3 Esteli seco, 1 piloto viso, bound and wrapped in Olor.

You never roll enough of your faves. They'll be gone soon.
These are the stash that started this thread.

They get replaced in the Guayacan box with these:
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Then into the fish chest for long term aging.

Gotta love gars.
Just such gorgeous colors.

Anyone else here stash long term?
 
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These coming out of stash today, & going in the smoking humidor:

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Note how delicados get stored alternating directions, because of their taper.
These, torqued in August 2021, are stuffed with 3 Esteli seco, 1 piloto viso, bound and wrapped in Olor.

You never roll enough of your faves. They'll be gone soon.
These are the stash that started this thread.

They get replaced in the Guayacan box with these:
View attachment 171958
Then into the fish chest for long term aging.

Gotta love gars.
Just such gorgeous colors.

Anyone else here stash long term?
I have a few things with a year or so on'em at this point. My blends are in ziplocks with an ID tag in the bag. If I roll 6 or 8 and smoke a couple and they're great then there's a chance I'll let that bag sit unmolested for a while.
 
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I have a few things with a year or so on'em at this point. My blends are in ziplocks with an ID tag in the bag. If I roll 6 or 8 and smoke a couple and they're great then there's a chance I'll let that bag sit unmolested for a while.
I'm astonished. I have rolls in stash going back to August 2016. Am I just a weird outlier, then?
 
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I have my premium (from a retailer) in one corner of my basement. More so, just “collectibles” at this point. May smoke one here and here, but I always go for a homeroll first.

Next to the “collection” are boxes with extra whole leaf that I stocked up on. In a desperate section of my basement I built my “rollers workbench” that I keep more whole leaf in tubs. On a shelf I keep any sticks I rolled up in big ziplocks and make sure to have blend details & dates on bands. I get my bands from Kenco. On another shelf I have an old wide box that held a bunch of premium sticks in coffins. In this box, I keep some sticks when I first started rolling. Nice to go back and reflect on how much of a difference they look compared to today… or even in the next few years.

Pics available upon request of any part of my message. Just need to post 1 at a time… May need to change that at some point.
 
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Allz I can say is, I am baffled how anyone can torque gars without stash.
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That box in front wrapped in plastic, for instance, is a blend called Uppowoc Bob dated April 21, 2017. That round can in the upper left contains Steampunks from January 2020. Every once in a while I spark one. They're too good to just burn right thru all of them. Steampunks are one of my faves to include in a give away. People love 'em. Used to have bunches of 'em. Below that is a similar can full of Flan from Sept 2017. These gems are shrouded in stinky Habano which imparts an aroma to the goods. You peel off the shroud to reveal the Flan. In fact, this discussion has convinced me to pull this one out to burn today:
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Baffles me how you torque gars without stashing them for years. If I was making wine... Well, I used to make beers, and I kept a stash krausening and a stash to drink. But then, beers don't keep and improve over as long a term as gars do. Six weeks to get decent, but six months min to get real good.



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Maybe I just don't smoke enough. Can't spark fast as I twist.
But don't you think that aging is an important part of the process?
 
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Some of my first home rolls. 3-6 from my first 6 stick attempts. Smoked #1 and gave #2 to a good friend/ smoking buddy.
 
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I guess I don't find it sufficiently important to warrent a whole warehousing operation. I don't need to have thousands of cigars aging at any given time; just a few dozen.
They don't ripen to their best for six months... so that requires a couple hundred at least.
Add on some variety, and suddenly you've got a stash

I admit that a kilogar is prolly excessive. That comes from a) loving to roll faster than I smoke, and b) living where weather does not allow smoking every day.

Yesterday, I nubbed that shrouded Flan.
Good to know I can do itagain next year.
 
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They don't ripen to their best for six months... so that requires a couple hundred at least.
Add on some variety, and suddenly you've got a stash

I admit that a kilogar is prolly excessive. That comes from a) loving to roll faster than I smoke, and b) living where weather does not allow smoking every day.

Yesterday, I nubbed that shrouded Flan.
Good to know I can do itagain next year.
I’m in a similar boat as you Web. Can roll more than smoke. Outside conditions are mostly hot & humid or cold and dry. Tried one the other day and it was almost like a sponge absorbing up extra moisture from how humid it’s been here. Crazy how much the ambient temp/RH can play a factor at times.
 
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I’m in a similar boat as you Web. Can roll more than smoke. Outside conditions are mostly hot & humid or cold and dry. Tried one the other day and it was almost like a sponge absorbing up extra moisture from how humid it’s been here. Crazy how much the ambient temp/RH can play a factor at times.
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A new stash batch is beginning:

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I'm letting the wrapper and binder dry out in the ready to smoke humidor rather than in the dry box, because weather has turned hot so that A/C is cnstantly running... which means dry air in here... which means the ready to smoke could use a little boost from putting a few ROTTs in there.

I call this gar the Alma, because, obviously, I think is has soul. Hence the band.

Discovered that I just could not bind with the Mata binder. It's too shredded and too weak. So I stripped out the stems on this Mata binder. Now the filler is one Condega seco, one Piloto viso, one stemmed Mata binder. Each is bound and then wrapped in the same half of an Olor; where the wrap is cut from the outer edge, but the binder is the left over inner.
 
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A new stash batch is beginning:

View attachment 172141

I'm letting the wrapper and binder dry out in the ready to smoke humidor rather than in the dry box, because weather has turned hot so that A/C is cnstantly running... which means dry air in here... which means the ready to smoke could use a little boost from putting a few ROTTs in there.

I call this gar the Alma, because, obviously, I think is has soul. Hence the band.

Discovered that I just could not bind with the Mata binder. It's too shredded and too weak. So I stripped out the stems on this Mata binder. Now the filler is one Condega seco, one Piloto viso, one stemmed Mata binder. Each is bound and then wrapped in the same half of an Olor; where the wrap is cut from the outer edge, but the binder is the left over inner.
Neat label.
 
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Coming out of the drying stage and going into long term stash:
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I like this little Nat Sherman box a whole lot. I've used it for one stash after another. I dunno,it's the nifty sliding catch or sumpin.

Would've made more of these, but ran out of Piloto viso.

One to the next.
 
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Coming out of the drying stage and going into long term stash:
View attachment 172311

I like this little Nat Sherman box a whole lot. I've used it for one stash after another. I dunno,it's the nifty sliding catch or sumpin.

Would've made more of these, but ran out of Piloto viso.

One to the next.
I've had an affection for things Nat Sherman since the 1960s when my mom smoked Nat Sherman Ovals; and in recent years I've enjoyed their Epoca and Timeless cigars.
 
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