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Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by Bogie1943, Sep 6, 2004.
Lighting a cigar with a lighter instead of a wooden match?! For shame!
I too with a lighter (a Xikar). Allows me to light up or touch up while driving 75mph with the window down during my daily commute to and from work.
My old Laser Jet, can barely light if I breathe on it too heavily.lol
This past Friday's offerings were an unbanded corona sized cigar. I have no clue as to what it was. I followed that with an H. Upmann corona tubo that was magnificent.
HAve had the Xikar for about 6 months know- without a hitch. Also has a lifetime warranty- just like the cutter. :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
Smoked a CAO Criollo this morning onthe commute. Will probably smoke a Magic Mountain on the way home.
How long's your commute Rich? That Magic Mountain is rather large.
Commute 63 miles each way taking 1.00 to 1.75 hours each way. Most days I get lucky and the first 10 miles on the way home takes 30 minutes and I can smoke the whole cigar on the drive home. In the mornings the last 20 miles is typicallly under posted speed usually taking 1.5 hours. This is my time.
This commute allows me to smoke almost any size cigar. My 94 Plymouth Colt is my smoking lounge on wheels...well it has been for 4 years (Was rear ended last week and am waiting for the insurance to total it).
Damn. Sorry to hear that.
I'd never survive it. I'm bad about getting to work on time. My commute is in the neighborhood of six miles, and traffic or not, oftentimes I can't get myself out the door until the time I'm supposed to be at work.
We need to have a talk, son.........
I like a cigar, every now and again!
Same here. This is one of the "side" benefits of making the trip over to NOLA to visit friends or to the MS Coast Casinos.....quality time with a good cigar.
Who was that masked man.
TaxMan, I'm trying.
.......or down to Clearwater? You're overdue, my friend!
I was privileged to go to the 75th Anniversary Retail Tobacco Dealers' Association Trade Show in Houston this week. While I didn't even scratch the surface, I can give a long-winded update. Anyone interested?
I am. I wanted to go but I couldn't make the arrangements.
I'll get to it sometime over the weekend, it's all done, IF you don't mind clicking over to another forum. But if not, I'll copy and paste my report here. Let me know. I'll likely start a new "Out of the Humidor" since it's been 8 months since our last "weekly Cigar Corner" :eusa_doh: :eusa_doh: lol
There was a guy there from Worth & Worth Hats, Inc. Orlando Palacios, and he was selling Panamas from Ecuador. Not up to Panama Bob snuff, but nice hats for between $50 and $70. Retail sales is unusual at this event. But he was booming. By Tuesday night, nearly half the men in the place were wearing Panamas. Excellent, indeed.
In my youth I would take a shot at smoking a cigar about once a year. I enjoyed them, but started passing out about halfway through.
Question: What's the maximum amount of time permissable to nurse a good cigar? Hours? Days? Weeks?
What was IN your cigars to make you pass out?
If you were inhaling them like cigarettes then, yes, you'd pass out.
I think inhaling might be the problem. Then again, last fourth of July, I gave a friend of mine a "real" Cohiba and it made him light headed even though he didn't inhale. We called it Castro's Revenge.
Yah really. lol lol lol
Eat a good meal, then have a fine cigar. If you aren't inhaling you shouldn't pass out, that's for sure. A couple of good puffs a minute should do nicely. I have cigars that last 15-20 minutes and some that last close to 2 hours. I'm not a fast smoker. Having been a pipe smoker for so many years, I take my time.
A stout Habano can indeed have that effect, especially if on an empty stomache. Remember this is still a living plant so to speak, bearing no resemblance to a cigarette. It is always fermenting and it is always (hopefully) humid. If it is green, or not fully fermented of its ammonia, it cvan also cause a weak stomache. Cubans are notorioiusly under fermented. This is because Cuban buyers traditionally bought their stock and aged them themselves. If they were not aged, they definitely can make one a bit queazy, Rule of thumb on Cubans, they need to rest a year in your humidor.