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post #9136 of 9980
Smoked a por larranaga panetela and a 12 d4.

I need to buy some smokes as I don't have much to smoke that isn't aging. Thinking a cab of jl2s and hdm epi 1s.

What say you guys?
post #9137 of 9980
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Originally Posted by ctkim View Post

any good recommendations for someone who wants to start smoking and learning more about cigars?

Cigar Aficionado is a great magazine and at $20 a year, it's a great deal. Pick up a copy of the magazine to read.

 

Then head over to your local tobacconist and pick up some different smokes. Most newbies tend to like mild smokes, but I'd suggest picking up a couple different flavors and sizes to see what you like the best. There are hundreds of brands of cigars. A virtually unlimited supply of excellent cigars if you're on a budget (like myself). A few of my favorites: La Gloria de Cubana, La Aroma de Cuba, Padron, Nub, Rocky Patel, Oliva, Warlock, etc. Everyone's taste is different.

 

If it's a hobby that you enjoy, pick up a small humidor. You don't need to break the bank - $100 and you can get a small humidor to keep your stock fresh at home. 

 

You'll also need to look into cutters and lighters. I love my Xikar Cutter and my St. Dupont lighter. You don't need to spend that much on them though. 

 

It's a great hobby. Have fun!

post #9138 of 9980

Smoking a cigar is not a hobby. If it is your hobby you may need to reexamine your life. And CA is the worst thing to happen to cigar smoking in the last ten years.

 

lefty

post #9139 of 9980
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Smoking a cigar is not a hobby. If it is your hobby you may need to reexamine your life. And CA is the worst thing to happen to cigar smoking in the last ten years.

 

lefty

Ha, and why isn't it a hobby? Hobby is defined as "An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure." Sounds like cigar smoking for me.

 

What's wrong with CA? I know not everyone agrees with their ratings, but there is a lot of good info in there.

post #9140 of 9980

Smoke or don't smoke. Fetishizing it into a "hobby" is ridiculous.

 

It used to be that we just smoked quietly and alone. Occasionally you smoked with someone else, but you sure as hell didn't talk about cigars nor much care what the other guy was smoking. The cigar was incidental to whatever you were doing. Then Shanken comes out with that stupid magazine and the next thing I know 20 year old kids were stopping me on the street asking what I was smoking, then walking away saying, "dude, we totally have to get into that."

 

It used to be this: fuck off before I shove this cigar up your ass.

 

 

 

Shanken turned it into this: dude, we totally rawk!

 

 

Fuck me.

 

lefty

post #9141 of 9980
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Originally Posted by ctkim View Post

any good recommendations for someone who wants to start smoking and learning more about cigars?
Where are you located?
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

the tainos? I've had a couple aged ones, very nice floral smoke

Oh yeah! Really, really like them. How are you liking PLPs now? With the weather here I've been smoking half coronas. You like Bolivars? Belicoso Fino.
post #9142 of 9980

Sorry, but you're on a forum discussing cigars? That seems a tad hypocritical. 

 

For me, it's a hobby not a habit. I've smoked 1-3 cigars/pipes a week on average for the better part of the last decade.

 

When was this time you're discussing? The 1940s? Were you alive then?

 

I wouldn't blame Shanken for making cigar smoking sexy/fun. It always has been. What's wrong with peaking a 20 year olds interest in cigars?

 

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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Smoke or don't smoke. Fetishizing it into a "hobby" is ridiculous.

 

It used to be that we just smoked quietly and alone. Occasionally you smoked with someone else, but you sure as hell didn't talk about cigars nor much care what the other guy was smoking. The cigar was incidental to whatever you were doing. Then Shanken comes out with that stupid magazine and the next thing I know 20 year old kids were stopping me on the street asking what I was smoking, then walking away saying, "dude, we totally have to get into that."

 

It used to be this: fuck off before I shove this cigar up your ass.

 

 

 

Shanken turned it into this: dude, we totally rawk!

 

 

Fuck me.

 

lefty

post #9143 of 9980
lefty for president.

edinatlanta
post #9144 of 9980

Calling cigar smoking "sexy and fun" is what's wrong with peaking the interest of 20 year old kids. Anyway, I'm just trolling on by so carry on.

 

Thanks, Ed. As long as you're my Secretary of Bonsai.

 

lefty

post #9145 of 9980
I may be naive, but I don't think the majority of "regular" cigar smokers in their 20s smoke because they think it's sexy or fun. I'm 21 and I smoke because it's relaxing and something to do while I'm studying or lounging or something.
post #9146 of 9980

Sexy was the wrong descriptor. Relaxing, is better.

post #9147 of 9980
IMO, Shanken isn't solely responsible, but he has made CA an easy target.

'07 Regalos is piquing my interest right now, also brought an '11 Sig VI and '06 Partagas P2.
post #9148 of 9980
Haha wow it looks like I've started quite a conversation. Lefty, I couldn't help but laugh at your post. Those images you posted with your captions are hilarious. I see where you are coming from, but I do think for many people cigar smoking is a hobby. The reason why I asked was because I smoked a cigar with my boss the other week and found that I really enjoyed it. I just wanted to learn more about cigars as I am always curious about new things.

ErikW, thanks for your recommendations. I will definitely try some of your favorites.
post #9149 of 9980

Learn the difference between these two pics and you'll be fine.

 

Guy who smokes cigars:

 

 

 

 

Fucking tool:

 

 

 

Don't ask me what I'm smoking.

Don't keep relighting your cigar. If it isn't burning correctly get a better cigar.

Don't smoke it down to the nub. It's not a joint. Set it free at about the last third or so.

When done let it burn itself out in the ashtray, unless there's an annoying 20-year-old kid asking you what you're smoking in which case grind it out in his ear. 

Take the band off. Only assholes leave the bands on. See above pics.

Don't obsess about cigars, smoking, paraphernalia. Just go buy a few decent cigars, a cheap cutter and a disposable lighter.

Smoke alone, preferably inside or protected from the wind. Ask yourself if you're really enjoying it. If not, move on to a new "hobby".

Don't ask me what I'm smoking.

 

lefty

post #9150 of 9980
Hey lefty,

Been smoking anything good lately? What you burning today?

edinatlanta
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