Welcome back everyone, to Episode 041 of Half Ashed. This week, we finally are able to reschedule Michael Stewart to come back and re-record a show we did with him a few months ago – the now-infamous “Lost Episode 017.” For those who don’t remember, Episode 017 took place on a dark and stormy night in Chicago, which resulted in a number of outages for Michael during the show. The recording ultimately was lost in the vast underbelly of YouTube, and we were unsuccessful in ever being able to download and publish it. So, we brought him back to talk about the hobby he has undertaken to purchase whole leaf tobacco and blend/roll his own cigars at home. Join us as we talk about how he sources his tobacco, the process he uses in creating his blends, and his rolling style. I will also be posting an excerpt of from the show displaying his method (see our YouTube Channel for that; it should be posted by midday Monday November 18th, 2013).
Next week, our Cigar of the Week will be the new Casa Fernandez Reserva maduro, with special guest Max Fernandez Pujals of Casa Fernandez. So, be sure to check back in next Friday night at 9:30pm EST at Cigar Federation (details on locating the show will be on the front page that evening before showtime), where you can catch us recording and participate in the chatroom. If you would like to contact us in the meantime, you can reach us through the contact page or at the following email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected]. Please feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions you’d like answered, comments to make…or even compliments and complaints. We love to get your emails! Also, remember you can always go back and listen to previous episodes, which can be found in the Half Ashed Archive. You can download this week’s audio directly below (right-click “Download” and save), or find us on iTunes to subscribe. Video, as always, will be available at the CigFed Half Ashed Video Archive.
P.S. – If you have unbanded suggestions or contributions, you can get those to us by sending an email to [email protected]. This email address goes directly to my wife, so you can simply suggest an unbanded cigar for her to source, or send me an email to [email protected] if you have something you’d like to send in. I will provide an address to send them. Thanks!