Episode 55: Magazine
– Local Spotlight: Castro’s at The Station Bar; Keene, NH

After last week we calm down a little with a mellow smoke and episode. We still have a lot of fun with Podcast Juice and a bunch of Hack updates. Nurse Rick brings us a Hidden Herf suggested by our friend Erik Wentworth of Hammer and Sickle. The Reverend Harvey rolls through the current events with style. Bushy and the Dominator keep us in line. The magazine “falls out of the rafters” and lands in the middle of this episode. Pallets for the fire-pit, deer are everywhere, driving in the snow storm, Dom’s ventilation “hack”, some extra gas, and the Dudley. A shameless give-away is considered to encourage listener participation – send us an email at cigarhacks@cigarhacks.com and we may read it on the show.

Local Spotlight: Castro’s at The Station Bar; Keene, NH

Conspiracy Corner: We revisit the Denver Airport discussions.

Castro’s at The Station Bar; Keene, NH

Hidden Herf 52 / Podcast Juice at The Station

Episode 54: Off the Rails
– Local Spotlight: ???

Starting season 2 we have the largest panel so far, nine plus two call-ins. With this many voices things go off the rails early which makes for another interesting episode where we completely miss the local spotlight. Nick the Nasty brings us a nice surprise for the Hidden Herf, the Reverend Harvey runs through the Current Events, and Mustang Mike covers the Conspiracy Corner. We have a guest Hack from the motor city; Comedy Chris’ son Detroit Steve. Nurse Rick calls in Skippy from The Retrohale and JoJo Mo during the second half.  Corespondent Mike gets fired (again), Dommie the Dominator keeps us warm, ventilated and tends bar mixing Podcast Juice, while Cigar Hack Dave tries to herd all these cats.

Hidden Herf 54

Episode 53: 1st Anniversary Special

Recorded in the original location [Plaistow Cigar Co.] with the original Cigar Hacks [Matty, Nick, Dave plus Rick &Harvey] we review the first year of The Cigar Hacks. We saved extra Hidden Herfs from almost every episode and each pick out a few favorites to smoke during this episode. There’s a segment covering all the Hacks and guests from the past year and one on the history of The Cigar Hacks, The Cold Draw and Podcast Juice.

We discuss a multitude of topics including:

  • Favorite Hidden Herfs
  • Licking cigars before lighting
  • Our favorite shops
  • The political climate and recent election
  • Netflix – Goosebumps; Outlaw King; The Equalizer 2
  • Liberty & Hawthorn Hotel Hauntings
  • Our Favorite episodes including excerpts form:

Episode 5: It’s Black Friday Every Day
Episode 22: Raw Meat
Episode 32: False Starts on Enema Lake
Episode 37: Make a Sandwich; with The Retrohale
Episode 44: Dead in the Water with Skippy & The Mate

Featuring: Skippy, The Mate, The Brooklyn Chick, Comedy Chris, Dommie the Dominator, Dommies Doll, Erik Wentworth, and Corespondent Mike

Cigar Hacks

Episode 52: Cigar Craig Special / Veterans Day Edition
– Local Spotlight: Sosa Family Cigar; Orlando, FL

Cigar Craig joins the Hacks for an hour and a quarter of cigar talk and banter about many of other topics; Cigar Craig’s Podcast, how the Cigar Craig Blog started, dogs, chickens, other animals, regional accents, growing tobacco, Carlito’s auctions, stopping at JR Cigars, “Presidential” cigars, Plymouth Pebble (Rock), Cigar Hacks back story, Saco River Trip, and Veterans Day.

Current Events: The Reverend Harvey tells us what’s happening at the shops we have featured.

Local Spotlight: Sosa Family Cigar; Orlando, FL

Conspiracy Corner: The counting of votes is not as difficult as it seems in Broward County.

Sosa Family Cigar; Orlando, FL / The “Sosa Handrolls”

Hidden Herf 52 / Lazaro the roller

Episode 51: Nerds of the North
– Local Spotlight: Michael’s Tobacco; Euless, TX

Recorded north of Twins, Twins, Twins from The Stunning Christy’s garage, garage, garage. We are joined by JoJo Mo and The Happy Hooker on the remote. Nurse Rick pulls out a Hidden Herf that no one has smoked before. Cigar Planner site is down & Limo talk. Current Events reported by the Reverend Harvey. Local Spotlight from Big Man Tate. The Retrohale; Spooktacular and T.L. Johnson episodes. All y’all. The robotics challenge, an impromptu report from a passer-by.

Current Events: The Reverend Harvey rocks the Current Events this week.

Local Spotlight: Michael’s Tobacco; Euless, TX (Way to go Tate!)

Conspiracy Corner: The conspiracy panelists have not returned from the beyond, put out an APB!

Episode 50: Larry the Dog and Happy Clouds
– Local Spotlight: Corona Cigar Co.; Orlando, FL

It’s the Halloween edition, we are at a costume party while smoking and recording. A standard format episode except that Larry the dog is having too much fun with all the party activity. The Hidden Herf is an easy guess for most of the panel because of it’s distinctive characteristics. Bob the Painter (Ross) joins us for some “happy clouds”.

Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city.

Local Spotlight: Corona Cigar Co.; Orlando, FL

Conspiracy Corner: The conspiracy panelists have not returned from the beyond.

Corona Cigar Co.; Orlando, FL

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Episode 49: Football on the House
– Local Spotlight: Kevin’s Flaming Fire-pit; Somewhere in NH

It’s a Patriots night game so we are at our regular spot to watch the game projected on the side of the house. Fire, Football, Cigars and Podcast Juice – a winning combination. The Red Sox are also on so it’s a double header at the fire-pit while we smoke lots of sticks and burn many pallets. We are joined by our fire-pit host for some laughs. The Hidden Herf is another crowd favorite. We call in JoJo Mo for the second half to talk football and cigars. Nick tells us a dog story, Rick coins a new podcast name for our host and we discuss Brazilian Wax.

Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city.

Local Spotlight: Kevin’s Flaming Fire-pit; Somewhere in NH

Conspiracy Corner: Nurse Rick tries to give Skippy a hard time.

Kevin’s Flaming Fire-pit; Somewhere in NH

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Episode 48: Simon Says: Smoke Cigars
– Local Spotlight: The Cloud Palace; Salem, NH

This week we do another in-lounge episode direct from the The Cloud Palace in Salem, New Hampshire. We are joined by Simon (Simon Says) and Joe (JoJo Notmo) the owners of The Cloud Palace. They tell us about cigars, hookahs, and belly dancing. The Hidden Herf is a giant log that turns out to be a real surprise for all on the panel. There are a couple of shout-outs to The Retrohale and Cigar Craig’s Blog/Podcast along with our other regular segments.

Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city.

Local Spotlight: The Cloud Palace; Salem, NH

Conspiracy Corner: The conspiracy panelists have been abducted by aliens again.

The Cloud Palace; Salem, NH

 

Hidden Herf 48 / Recording in-lounge

Episode 46: Religion and Politics
– Local Spotlight: Gold Leaf Tobacconist; Seabrook, NH

We do a quick follow-up of the “JoJo Mo” and “Drew the Hooker” visit adding the Late Friday and Saturday stops bringing the lounge tally to 8 in under 48 hours. Somehow we get on a couple of religion topics before current events. Conspiracy corner gets into a couple of political topics. The Hidden Herf is one of the top cigars we have ever smoked.

Current Events: See CigarPlanner.com for more details, filter by your state or city.

Local Spotlight: Gold Leaf Tobacconist; Seabrook, NH

Conspiracy Corner: What’s really behind the allegations?

Gold Leaf Tobacconist; Seabrook, NH

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