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Label On or Off? Plastic On or Off?
JoeyRoses Offline
#1 Posted:
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Generally, when I smoke a cigar, I'll leave the label on until the flame gets close to it. Unless I'm having a smoke where the label is at the tip. It also helps when a fellow smoker asks what you're smoking.
As far as storage goes, I store my cigars in the plastic wrapper they come in into my humidor.
Do any of you just take the label off before you light it? Do you take the plastic off the cigars before you place them in your humidor?
opelmanta1900 Offline
#2 Posted:
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I remove the plastic and the label... way more breathability which helps control the pluming process... i won't even smoke a cigar until it's completely covered in fuzzy white plume... sometimes you have to Jack up the humidity to 80 or so to speed up the process but its worth it...

a lot of guys like to cut theirs right away too... that way you don't need to carry a cutter around... it's just smart is what it is...
jjanecka Offline
#3 Posted:
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I like to take a razor and make small slits in the cigar's wrapper to help let the air in for it to age better.
opelmanta1900 Offline
#4 Posted:
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where's cam? this guy needs a renaming...
opelmanta1900 Offline
#5 Posted:
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I don't wanna step on any toes, but I was thinking along the lines of Joseph Pansy or Yuseff Rose of Sharon... you'll do better, I know... just wanted to throw those out there...
elRopo Offline
#6 Posted:
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I age them in the glove box of my car. I find the higher temps speed up the process.
MACS Offline
#7 Posted:
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elRopo wrote:
I age them in the glove box of my car. I find the higher temps speed up the process.


Throw 'em in the fish hold... plenty of humidity.
elRopo Offline
#8 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Throw 'em in the fish hold... plenty of humidity.

Do I need to wait until the ice melts?
cameroon Offline
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opelmanta1900 wrote:
I was thinking along the lines of Joseph Pansy


Not bad . . . Not bad at all.

To my ear OP sounds like a runner-up at Ms. Crossdresser USA Pageant -- re-raising the ol' cello on/off debate means he probably flunked the intelligence competition at least -- and so what first springs to my mind is a comfortable name like Tootsie.

Pansy, do you mind if we call you Tootise too on occasion?
elRopo Offline
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[quote=MACS]Throw 'em in the fish hold... plenty of humidity.[/qu
After some thought I think you may be on to something.

Cigars patiently imbued over time with essence of the finest food grade menhaden.
Need to check with DE first though, thinking they may already have a Lewinski cigar.

Herfing
MACS Offline
#11 Posted:
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elRopo wrote:
Do I need to wait until the ice melts?


As long as you have fish in there... doesn't make a difference.
frombeyondthegrave Offline
#12 Posted:
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Never, ever, take off the band, or as you refer to it, the label. When a master blender creates a cigar blend, he determines just how far you are to smoke it, in order to properly experience what he has created. The factory applies the band, at the exact point you are suppose to stop smoking. Going beyond this point is disrespectful to the creator of the blend.

The cello, or what you refer to as plastic, must be left on the cigar at all times. It is bio-degradable, and will slowly dissolve over time. The blender determines just how long he wants the cigar to age, and instructs the factory to cover his creation, in a cello wrapper of just the right thickness required to accomplish this. Once the cello wrapper has fully dissolved, the cigar is ready to smoke. This is why you must maintain proper humidity, because if the humidity is too low, the cello will not dissolve in a timely manor, and you'll end up with an overaged cigar. When you see a cigar without cello, it means that is ready, and needs to be smoked right away. Smoking a cigar before the cello has dissolved, is an insult to the creator of the blend.
SteveS Offline
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I find that lighting the cigar with the cello still on it produces a rather colorful flame ...
bgz Offline
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SteveS wrote:
I find that lighting the cigar with the cello still on it produces a rather colorful flame ...



And once the plastic melds, it makes the cigar burn significantly slower.

Great tip for smoking while playing golf!
jjanecka Offline
#15 Posted:
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Is that the equivalent to smoking a "shurm?"
gummy jones Offline
#16 Posted:
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I use the little plastic sleeve bag things the cigars come in to soak my cigars in different water amounts depending on whether I want a maduro, corojo, etc.
tonygraz Offline
#17 Posted:
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If you are afraid of forgetting what you are smoking because you took off the label- you need more help than we can give you.
tamapatom Offline
#18 Posted:
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Do you leave your plastic tips on? Only the finest cigars have those. Medium grade has precut holes. Only the cheapies do you have to cut.
Bones33 Offline
#19 Posted:
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JoeyRoses wrote:
Generally, when I smoke a cigar, I'll leave the label on until the flame gets close to it. Unless I'm having a smoke where the label is at the tip. It also helps when a fellow smoker asks what you're smoking.
As far as storage goes, I store my cigars in the plastic wrapper they come in into my humidor.
Do any of you just take the label off before you light it? Do you take the plastic off the cigars before you place them in your humidor?


You've got to fcuking kidding. Are you serious? Who the f*ck gives a shlt. This place is as lame as ever.
frankj1 Offline
#20 Posted:
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can we speak poorly of you when you are gone?
tonygraz Offline
#21 Posted:
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Frank, you were supposed to tell him we wouldn't make fun of him after he went away.
gummy jones Offline
#22 Posted:
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tamapatom wrote:
Do you leave your plastic tips on? Only the finest cigars have those. Medium grade has precut holes. Only the cheapies do you have to cut.


i usually rip off those plastic tips that come with the cigar and use my own, cruella deville style
RMAN4443 Online
#23 Posted:
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gummy jones wrote:
i usually rip off those plastic tips that come with the cigar and use my own, cruella deville style


Cruella is one hot sexy woman Drool
gummy jones Offline
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Cruella is one hot sexy woman Drool


thank you
Buckwheat Offline
#25 Posted:
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I've found that the best way to deal with these issues is to NOT DEAL WITH THEM. I just go to the store pick up a box of cigars take it home and pitch it in a fire and breath deeply over the fire. That way I don't have to deal with the bands, cello, RH, temp, etc... I hope this helps. Sarcasm
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#26 Posted:
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gummy jones wrote:
thank you


No problem........Now how do you feel about dogs? I can see your a cat lover.
gummy jones Offline
#27 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
No problem........Now how do you feel about dogs? I can see your a cat lover.


stop assuming my sexuality you bigot
Salmoneye Offline
#28 Posted:
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elRopo wrote:
Do I need to wait until the ice melts?


No...

Just make sure that the beers don't crush the wrappers...


elRopo Offline
#29 Posted:
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Salmoneye wrote:
No...

Just make sure that the beers don't crush the wrappers...



I never put beer in the fish box. There wouldn't be enough room anyhow because its always packed full with fish!
Herfing
Salmoneye Offline
#30 Posted:
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elRopo wrote:
I never put beer in the fish box. There wouldn't be enough room anyhow because its always packed full with fish!
Herfing


I have yet to use a live-well for fish...

Makes the beers taste funny...

And of course, it crushes the cigar wrappers...




JoeyRoses Offline
#31 Posted:
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SteveS wrote:
I find that lighting the cigar with the cello still on it produces a rather colorful flame ...

Thank you for your insight. I appreciate your input.
I generally do the same when storing and smoking.
I apologize for the incorrect vernacular.
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