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Pics of your sticks!! 2021

MarcL

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Jealous of that wrapper! I keep eyeing up WLT to see when it comes back in stock! Hopefully.. fingers crossed… soon. What characteristics about that leaf, help make you choose to use it? Sounds like a little butt kicker under that brownish golden hue of a wrapper.
Yeah, I hope it comes back too. This is my second pound. New to this blend is the CV PA binder. another winner I'm sure. The primed CV PA is all new. .. characteristics? all good. more flavor then kick though.
 

willgodwin

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I've smoked about 6 sticks of Ec cuban seed wrapper, Sumatra binder, Nic. seco habano and corojo viso (50/50 seco and viso)and they are all smooth, sweet and delicious. Smoked one this morning with the owner of Black Iris cigar club as well as puritos(?) of each leaf of the cigar for us both to try and figure out which part we're tasting or how the magic is happening. Conensus: no clue, haha.

We are both digging into Bob's book Grow Your Own Cigars and nerding out every day about it. Fantastic book @deluxestogie!! Being a fellow Virginian, we would love to visit your tobacco field sometime!
 

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Snowblithe

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This is the most cigars I’ve made in one session. They are the finalish version of the recipe I have been grooving on for the last few rolls: Equador Corona wrapper, Vuelta Abajo binder, Corojo 2006 seco (the one with the pigtail is flojo seco), Nicaragua Condega Viso, and just a dash of ASP ligero for some ‘bite.’ I have learned that there is no substitute for the Vuelta Abajo binder in this blend. It really does bring it all together. 16E010AA-C6F1-4E77-AC79-640CB107BE3C.jpeg8A8F87FB-188D-4A42-9B48-59667CAB410A.jpegF8B55FC0-F8EC-46A3-85BC-5718E9538AF4.jpeg
 

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Freehand 4x40 PA puro's while I also look at some dirt-priming VA Brightleaf. I've been using scraps from some '09 PA I procured from my Amish neighbor for binders on these small ones, '13 PA Oscuro for wrappers, and '12 PA viso and '15 PA seco for filler. A few of these VA plants were wilting and yellowing already from the recent heat and not coming back up at night. I took them off so the other leaves can use the energy to get bigger.
 

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