Episode 176

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8:30 SHOW START

This week, we interview Jason Lois from Crossfire Cigars. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we'll talk about dealing with Lasioderma Serricorne, otherwise know as the Tobacco Beetle. In our Stogies of the Week, I'll talk about a 70-ring gauge cigar that's worth the price of admission, a very special Winston Churchill, and a small batch that we all know and love. Will joins us live from Las Vegas, so be sure to stay tuned!

8:30:PM Interview: Jason Lois, Crossfire Cigars

This week, we interview Jason Lois from Crossfire Cigars. You can find out more about all of their products on their web site: http://crossfirecigars.com/products

9:30PM - Debonaire Ideal: Dealing With Tobacco Beetles

This week's Debonaire Ideal talks about a sore subject for cigar collectors, the tobacco beetle. We'll show you how to find them and get rid of them, and most importantly, prevent them.

Some quick facts:

  1. Tobacco Beetle eggs are present in most cigars
  2. Heat higher than 73 degrees F can cause the Beetles to hatch into Larva
  3. It's the worm-like Larva that do the most damage to your cigars, cause holes and consuming the tobacco in your cigar
  4. Once the larva turns into a beetle, it still does damage, but not as much in the larval phase
  5. If you find evidence of beetles, you should put your cigars in a ziplock bag in the freezer for 24-72 hours, then in the fridge for 24 hours, then safely return them to your humidor
  6. The "Tobacco" beetle can also be found in food products

9:45PM - Stogies of the week