Articles for March 2013

Montecristo Cigars

I recently received a 2008 Edicion Limitada Montecristo Sublime, one in a box pass and thought it would be a good way to spend the afternoon as technically, I was not smoking one from my stash that I smoke on my anniversary.

The montecristo cigar itself is a Sublime vitola. It comes in at a 54 ring gauge and is 6.5 inches long. The cigar is very toothy. The wrapper is a darkened, leathery brown. A daunting looking stick. A good amount of time is going to be needed today. The construction is decent. Squeeze test shows that it is slightly underfilled. Hope that this doesn’t pose any draw issues. The foot of the cigar shows otherwise. Looks fairly packed. The aroma from the wrapper is pure cocoa with a hint of earthiness and a slight woody smell to it. The triple cap looks good. Should be an easy entry for the punch. The draw is very loose. Much looser than I expected. Almost like a wind tunnel. I hope that it tightens up as I smoke the cigar.

Cocoa, woodiness, cream and a hint of dark sugar off the cold draw. Time to take this to the flame….

American DJ Super Black Light

If you have an event coming up where you’ll be using blacklights, and now that blacklight parties are really gaining popularity, I think it’s about time to invest in some. For 300 or less people you will need super black light. You can buy black lights at GC

I’ve used Elation UV Wash, and found that four of them really cover a 2500+ square foot room well, but my vendor is telling me how awesome the American DJ Super Black Light is. I’m wondering how well they really perform?

The idea of strobing and chasing blacklights is really cool, but my understanding is that blacklight work best across a broad spectrum, from 350 to 405nm, peaking somewhere around 370nm.