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post #16 of 1358
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by seanohue
can ya give some more parameters? brand? wrapper type? Just going on mild, go with the Perdomo Champagnes. Theyre mild and are pretty nice (but are a little more than $5 a stick). Could also try CAO gold; I wasn't a big fan of them but a lot of people like em.
No brand preference, preferably maduro or natural wrapper. I think I might go with the la gloria cubanas right now. I've had some before, and I think my friend would like them as well
post #17 of 1358
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Originally Posted by pne
that does it, montecristo #4's for everyone in this thread for christmas! Of course, they may be a little frozen by the time they cross the border
I WOULD LOVE YOU!!!!!

Zarathustra - Can't speak for maddies, havent found one I liked yet. Natural wrapper though, go for some Fonseca Serie F. I got a fiver of em off CBid for like $10, I'm sure you could get a box for under $50.
post #18 of 1358
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Sweet, seanohue, much appreciated. I would also like to second the loving if montecristos were sent. lol. fat chance, but still.
post #19 of 1358
I find it humourous that this thread is found to be totally acceptable(it is) but if one posted a MARIJUANA thread, it would be bashed on!

My assumptions (which can be proven) show how well the government has brainwashed north america!

Either way, I've never smoked a cigar. Do you guys smoke more for the taste, and just hold it in your mouth instead of fully inhaling and *****ing up your lungs?

But I'll admit some of those cigars in the first picture make my mouth water.
post #20 of 1358
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Originally Posted by OGTL
I find it humourous that this thread is found to be totally acceptable(it is) but if one posted a MARIJUANA thread, it would be bashed on!

My assumptions (which can be proven) show how well the government has brainwashed north america!

Either way, I've never smoked a cigar. Do you guys smoke more for the taste, and just hold it in your mouth instead of fully inhaling and *****ing up your lungs?

But I'll admit some of those cigars in the first picture make my mouth water.
I would not bash you for posting a marijauna thread, and if it were legal I would be smoking it with you! Yes cigars are smoked for the taste, I only inhale the smallest amount, like 0.1% throughout the entire smoke. They are smoked differently than cigarettes.
post #21 of 1358
MMM cigars, now that is somethig I love. I love a double maduro when I get the chance. I have a 300ct humidor, that until I started buying audio equiptment, I kept full. I have a Cohiba habana once and a while. I have a supplier up in Canada that will ship to the U.S. As far as others I enjoy Punch after dinners double maduro cigar. La Gloria Cubana maduro, Romeo y Juliet aniversario, Sancho Panza double maduro, Ashton Maduro, and La gloria cubana series R. I perfer a churchill size around 7x50, but acording to the cigar it varries. I also smoke a pipe if i want a different flavor than my cigars. I enjoy a strong English with Latikia or the new McClellands Cajun series.
post #22 of 1358
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OGTL
I find it humourous that this thread is found to be totally acceptable(it is) but if one posted a MARIJUANA thread, it would be bashed on!

My assumptions (which can be proven) show how well the government has brainwashed north america!

Either way, I've never smoked a cigar. Do you guys smoke more for the taste, and just hold it in your mouth instead of fully inhaling and *****ing up your lungs?

But I'll admit some of those cigars in the first picture make my mouth water.
A marijuana thread would most likely be bashed because marijuana is illegal. And not that I have anything against weed, but it DOES have some effects that cigars do not have on the brain.

Most people do just hold the smoke in their mouths, but the select few inhale.

The American people might be brainwashed, but that's another thread entirely.
post #23 of 1358
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Originally Posted by Zarathustra19
recommend me a box of relatively cheap cigars for a birthday present.

Mild please, preferably robusto size!

Zara,

These are the cigars I mentioned in my earlier post http://www.thompsoncigar.com/default...search&uid=367
This company has reasonable shipping rates and some great deals that include a cherry humidor. Check out the online catalog and order a home catalog. They also carry most of the other brands mentioned by others. In my first order I got a humidor and it's quite nice, will hold ~50 sticks and has a hygrometer and dial type indicator. Pretty much a noob humidor but works great! Semper Cigar-Fi

Terry
post #24 of 1358
Thread Starter 
Hey, thanks, tjohnusa! That looks like a great deal. I'm definitely gonna be looking closer into that.
post #25 of 1358
Within the last few months I have become very interested in cigars. I would also hate to see this thread die out so I have a few questions I'll ask you guys.

1.) Since cigars are supposed to be stored in humid environments (i.e., a humidor), what exactly would change the smoke of the cigar if it was stored in a dry environment for an extended period of time? When I ask this I mean, how would the smoke be effected?

2.) Without using a humidity gauge (hygrometer, right?), is there any way to tell if a cigar contains a decent amount of moisture? Can you gently squeeze the cigar for example to see how soft it is?

3.) Which generally draws a better smoke, a cutter or a punch?
post #26 of 1358
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Originally Posted by dillon157
Within the last few months I have become very interested in cigars. I would also hate to see this thread die out so I have a few questions I'll ask you guys.

1.) Since cigars are supposed to be stored in humid environments (i.e., a humidor), what exactly would change the smoke of the cigar if it was stored in a dry environment for an extended period of time? When I ask this I mean, how would the smoke be effected?

2.) Without using a humidity gauge (hygrometer, right?), is there any way to tell if a cigar contains a decent amount of moisture? Can you gently squeeze the cigar for example to see how soft it is?

3.) Which generally draws a better smoke, a cutter or a punch?

First if the cigar is too dry it will smoke hotter and will fall apart when you smoke it.

for your second question it is really hard to tell if the cigar is at the proper humidity without a hygrometer. Different cigars feel different because how they are rolled.If you are not wanting a hygrometer then the best way is to use 65% to 70% beads for your humidor.
Third I started off with a punch and loved the feel but cutting the end will open up the cigar more so you should be able to draw more smoke. Depending on the cigar is how i perfer to cut it. I use a punch, knotch cutter, and a cutter.
post #27 of 1358
Quote:
Originally Posted by dillon157
Within the last few months I have become very interested in cigars. I would also hate to see this thread die out so I have a few questions I'll ask you guys.

1.) Since cigars are supposed to be stored in humid environments (i.e., a humidor), what exactly would change the smoke of the cigar if it was stored in a dry environment for an extended period of time? When I ask this I mean, how would the smoke be effected?

2.) Without using a humidity gauge (hygrometer, right?), is there any way to tell if a cigar contains a decent amount of moisture? Can you gently squeeze the cigar for example to see how soft it is?

3.) Which generally draws a better smoke, a cutter or a punch?
1) A dry cigar will burn hot and a unravel easier, a too moist cigar will go out, taste bitter, also has the potential to unravel. The optimal humidity range is between 60% and 75%. Some people like their smokes drier, others wetter. I keep my stash at around 65%. If you need fail-safe humidification, pick up some humidity beads at www.heartfeltindustries.com and you won't really need to have a hygrometer (but have one just in case)

2) It is usually difficult to tell if it is humdified correctly because the quality has something to do with the feel of the cigar. You can buy a gauge that you can stick into your cigar that will tell its humidity, but if you just rest your cigars in a humi for a week, they'll be at the humidity level of the humidor.

3) This is preferential. Some times I punch, but most of the time I cut. If you want a really awesome, never dull, razor sharp cutter, get a palio. I just bought one and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival Get em at www.cigarmony.com or other places sell them.
post #28 of 1358
Thread Starter 
I concur with the last two posts as far as punches and the dryness of the cigar, the second, however, is a little different in my opinion. I personally have no way to measure the humidity in my storage container. I go by the oily feel of the wrapper. Cigars have natural oils in them which allow you to know how fresh they are. If your cigar is feeling dry and crinkle-y then you want to either smoke it and get ready for a less great experience, or toss it. preferably the former, since throwing them out would be a waste of money.
post #29 of 1358
We must find a good smoking venue (other than the outdoors) for the San Jose Natl meet.

Mission Cigars?
Shisha?
any suggestions?
post #30 of 1358
No idea, never been to San Jose. But I am going to try and get out for that meet. I gotta see what airfare is gonna be.
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