The rest of the weekend cigars were ones I’ve discussed here before. Saturday’s was a very nice Chateau Real Maduro and Sunday’s was a Hoyo de Tradicion Toro. It was really windy all weekend which reduces the enjoyability of smoking outside. These are both cigars I enjoy quite a bit, the Chateau Real for it’s coffee and cocoa and it’s excellent construction and the Hoyo for it’s mellow chocolaty flavors.
For Mother’s Day I grilled up some shrimp and salmon for my beautiful wife (who has had a rough few weeks taking care of here parents and really deserved to be taken care of for a while). The kids pitched in and we had no shortage of tasty food. I used the Punch Grill Box. I picked up some mesquite chips and it seemed to work, not that there’s a whole heck of a lot that can go wrong with such a thing. I’ll probably be using this a lot this summer.
I’m sure everyone is saying “CigarCraig, c’mon man, who won the Liga Privada Sampler?” Well, the response was excellent and I got some really good guesses. After I started seeing the guesses I realized that I may have a problem selecting a winner. I decided the only way to determine a winner when no-one guessed the right numbers was to add both temperature and relative humidity together and select the winner that way. Thanks to all who entered and I hope the new readers stick around a while. The cooler’s hygrometer (which, incidentally, I recently found in a box and put in a fresh battery) read 62% RH and 66°F for a total of 128. The closest guess was 65% and 67° for a total of 132 by Joel Scott. Congratulations and please e-mail your snaily so I can mail this beautiful box of Liga Privada No.9 cigars out to you. Remember the rule: If you enter a contest, you have to take the prize!
That’s it for now, until the next time,