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Anyone enjoy fine cigars?

  1. Rasputin

    Rasputin Jul 30, 2016

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    Most of us on the forum like the finer things in life. We obviously love our watches, cars, and liquor. However, do we have our share of cigar aficionados? If so what are your go to brand(s)? I'll start out: A. Fuentes Hemingway line esp their "Short Story".
     
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  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 30, 2016

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  3. Hands90

    Hands90 Aug 3, 2016

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    Yes
     
  4. ac106

    ac106 Aug 6, 2018

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    Hello all,

    Having recently gotten into cigars, later in life and being a total newb I figured there would be a thread here about cigars. Turns out this is pretty much it! I am surprised it didn't get more action but perhaps we can start anew.

    What are some recommendations? Favorites? Redials to avoid?
     
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  5. Toishome

    Toishome Aug 6, 2018

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    Romeo y Julieta #2 :thumbsup: haven't touched one in 10 years since I quit smoking :(
     
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  6. WatchWalker

    WatchWalker Aug 6, 2018

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    I'm an occasional fan. Frequency varies from 2 months nothing up to a record of 25/week. But I would say normally 2 per week. RyJ is what I mostly smoke but do appreciate all Cuban. Picture of the last one I had this Saturday. A nice Montecristo torpedo.. IMG_9903.JPG
     
  7. Hands90

    Hands90 Aug 6, 2018

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    non of my friends like them. Me and the old people. I smoked one on Friend and Saturday.
    Might have to have one tonight.

    Now I'm buying better stuff and it's getting expensive fast.
     
  8. alam

    alam Aug 6, 2018

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    I do infrequently these days as is not a so friendly activity to my blood pressure :( I do miss using my high speed, little torch lighter!

    ;)
     
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  9. Hands90

    Hands90 Aug 6, 2018

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    I'd like to buy a good lighter. I use a zippo.
     
  10. WatchWalker

    WatchWalker Aug 6, 2018

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    I hope that's a zippo gas lighter and not a liquid fuel one?
     
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  11. Professor

    Professor Aug 6, 2018

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    Only way to light a cigar is with a wooden match. Let the match burn past the head then flick the burned out head off or keep it away from the flame. Hold the burning wood well below the end of the cigar so the tobacco warms up and finally ignites without touching the flame. Large kitchen matches are the best.

    "Romeo y Julieta #2 "
    I remember those. I haven't seen one in decades. I haven't cared much for cigars for many years. I might return to them after reading this thread sparked memories.
     
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  12. WatchWalker

    WatchWalker Aug 6, 2018

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    If you use that same match to light up some cedar wood first and then use that burning wood to light your cigar, you are even more OG aficionado...
     
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  13. Hands90

    Hands90 Aug 6, 2018

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    If you really want to get into it you should be using matches but no one does this and when there's wind it's a nightmare. I go through a book like an idiot trying to get a light.
     
  14. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Aug 6, 2018

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    One of our members gifted me a box of "real" Montecristo #2s. A little strong for me, but perfectly made.
     
  15. Sweli

    Sweli Aug 6, 2018

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    Well, I used to. Problem was, that it gets to be an expensive hobby. I switched to pipes, and only rarely enjoy a cigar. Plus it has the added benefit of making me look like I might be thinking Deep Thoughts.

    I've tried so many cigar brands over the years, I wouldn't want to recount. Some of my every day favorites were San Cristobal, CAO (LX2 was my fav), Punch Grand Puro, and Aurturo Fuente (mostly God of Fire).
     
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  16. Rman

    Rman Aug 6, 2018

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    Really enjoy an occasional cigar but had a couple wonky smoking experiences lately.

    First, a Liga DR that brought me to my knees a few weeks ago. :cautious:
    Then a Gurkha 15-cellar that fell apart in the first 1/3 last week, bad wrap.:rolleyes:

    Don't smoke too often but realized I like medium/light better for relaxation and enjoyment, and ordered a box of Ashton Symmetry Robusto.

    ...staying tuned for recommendations.
     
  17. joeshoup

    joeshoup Aug 6, 2018

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    I enjoy a cigar every week or two... I would like more but finding a couple hours to smoke is always a challenge! Lately I've enjoyed the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990s, Tatuaje Bon Chasseurs, and Gran Habano Zulu Zulus.
     
  18. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Aug 6, 2018

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    I enjoy a good cigar now and then, despite the 30% chance that I'll puke shortly thereafter.
     
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  19. rkman11

    rkman11 Aug 7, 2018

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    I do indeed. Padron, Fuente, My Father, and pretty much any dark oily sweet maduros!
     
  20. DonFreem

    DonFreem Aug 9, 2018

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    I can recommend Davidoff Primeros of the Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Escurio varieties. All are impeccably constructed with easy draw and flavor that belies their small size. I could usually get 20-30 minutes out of them. Plus they are reasonably priced compared to the full-sized shapes. Around $30 for a six-pack.
     
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