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Cigars

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by hopkins_student, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Torsion

    Torsion Senior member

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    $20+ for a box of ten - I am not sure about them at this price point. In Cuba I saw them for more than 50% less but that's the island. Mainly found in Germany from what I've heard at around 15EUR a box.
     
  2. Krish the Fish

    Krish the Fish Senior member

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    Honestly that's not terrible, $2-3 for a 10-20 minute smoke is something I'd totally be in for.
     
  3. jet

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    That's a great price imho.

    Regarding the lighters, if I want a soft flame I'm reaching for a match not a 1k lighter. I just feel the single jet torch works best because I can pinpoint the touch up without lighting the entire end on fire like with a soft flame. Problem is guys have these vulgar triple and quadruple flame torches that defeat the whole purpose of using one in the first place.
     
  4. Krish the Fish

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    You're spot on about the multi-flame torches. They're just too much; too much heat and too much flame so that you're basically charring the entire foot of your cigar. If you miss slightly you've got a toasted wrapper now.

    Must be an American machismo thing. I don't know if I ever saw anything other than matches, soft flames, or single torches whenever I went to a cigar bar/lounge in the UK or Caribbean. Mostly matches.
     
  5. cocostella

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    I like single torch for wider gage cigars and a match for smaller (say 42 and under), but a Bic works fine on most anything IMHO.
     
  6. whiteslashasian

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    I think it's an efficiency thing. I have a triple torch which holds a ton of butane and I give to friends who aren't smokers to use to light their sticks very quickly and easily.

    I use single or double torches myself, depending on the RG or what has fuel in it.

    Matches I only use while indoors at a lounge. They're too much of a pain in the ass when outside.
     
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  7. Torsion

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    A few smokes last Sunday.Started off early (doesn't happen often!) with a '14 Monte 5.Afternoon smoke I pulled out one of my last Por Larranaga Secretos (unbanded as it was one of my first boxes I ever bought and didn't want to risk bringing them back in!) finishing off in the evening with a Fuente Don Carlos Personal Reserve Robusto which was good.
    Last night I smoked an LGC RE Caribe which was so so good (long on the palate) and a Cohiba short as I'm greedy.Tonight I'm burning a Boli Corona Gigantes (can't remember if I've actually ever smoked one so could be a first!).Time to stock up since they're discontinuing [​IMG]
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  8. OmarDubaibanker

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    One of my favourite cigars! Partegas P2 [​IMG]
     
  9. jet

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    One of m least favorite cigars.

    I think I got a dud box of connie As, kinda pissed considering how much they cost and they have some draw/combustion issues.
     
  10. cocostella

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    Man, that's a lot of equipment/preparation to smoke a cigar. Does anyone burn in their car, say on the way home from work? I haven't in forever, but kinda thinking it'd be relaxing with an afternoon coffee...
     
  11. Krish the Fish

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    Whenever I'm driving the 5 hours it takes for me to grt from my house at school to my house at home I usually smoke one or two depending on the weather. Helps that I own my car too so no lease agreement to stop me
     
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    Sorry to hear about that dud box - I hope you salvage some :(
     
  13. cocostella

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    Raphael Gonzales Panatelas Extra. So creamy and smooth. Damn.
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    I punched this one last Sunday but it was just slightly too cold to sit out to fully enjoy it and didn't want to rush it.Finally the weather is good!First try on this RE gifted to me in December by a BOTL in the UK.
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    I have a case of LFD double ligero chisels, as well as some other goodies from LFD I'm waiting on - some 5.5x42 (lonsdale?) and some 4x34 little cigars. Been working hard on my garden and I'm looking forward to kicking back with some smokes when the nice weather kicks in!
     
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    Double corona and Churchill sizes are normally too long a smoke for me but since news of discontinuation I thought I'd better get a 5er of a few to try before committing to boxes.First try on this VR DA-the only disappointment here is why this is on that list!?![​IMG][​IMG]


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    Been wanting to give these a try since I got them from the island.If it wasn't the fact that this is underfilled and crappy burn it would be a fantastic cigar.Great flavour,just hope the few I have left are better!
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    Tried only once, that too a friend got it for a small get together at home. Was a good experience.
     
  20. Krish the Fish

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    Just came in, so smoking one ROTT. To be honest I wasn't expecting much but they are quite good!
     

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