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Old 12-13-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Shaggy foot question

This might be a dumb question, but is there a proper or best way to light a shaggy foot cigar? I haven't tried on yet, but I have some on the way, and was just wondering if there was anything different i should do to get off on the right foot.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:39 AM   #2
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I know my dad has had a few. He didn't rost the end, when I was with him, but I haven't tried one yet.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: Shaggy foot question

Originally Posted by Stryker808
This might be a dumb question, but is there a proper or best way to light a shaggy foot cigar? I haven't tried on yet, but I have some on the way, and was just wondering if there was anything different i should do to get off on the right foot.

they say the best questions dont have answers.


must be a good question. seems that so far no one has a clue.


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Old 12-15-2007, 07:55 AM   #4
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I'm going to say "no". But only because at the local cigar lounge they always toast your cigar first, unless you're having a shaggy foot.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:16 PM   #5
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I've had a few shaggy foot sticks. Usually what I do is toast the shaggy part until most of it burns off and I'm able to properly roast the filler, then light as usual.

I dunno if that made any sense, but I hope it helped.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Wolfdaddy
I've had a few shaggy foot sticks. Usually what I do is toast the shaggy part until most of it burns off and I'm able to properly roast the filler, then light as usual.

I dunno if that made any sense, but I hope it helped.
I do the same thing
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:56 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Wolfdaddy
I've had a few shaggy foot sticks. Usually what I do is toast the shaggy part until most of it burns off and I'm able to properly roast the filler, then light as usual.

I dunno if that made any sense, but I hope it helped.
Which begs the question, why the shaggy foot? If people generally burn it off before lighting as a cut foot, why do they bother with it? I wonder if it makes a difference to treat the shag like kindling, light it first, and let it light the rest.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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Out of ignorance

What would be an example of a shaggy foot cigar ?
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by HiTide
Out of ignorance

What would be an example of a shaggy foot cigar ?
...backwoods...

though those are "shaggy foot" i wouldnt exactly call it a "cigar"



a shaggy foot cigar is a cigar where the tobacco on the foot has not been trimmed down to be even and smooth. in other words the filler is sticking out in a "shaggy" way. Gurkha makes some and so does Victor Sinclare.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:51 PM   #10
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Yeah Backwoods came to mind, but
Haven't seen any premiums

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Originally Posted by kuzi16
Originally Posted by HiTide
Out of ignorance

What would be an example of a shaggy foot cigar ?
...backwoods...

though those are "shaggy foot" i wouldnt exactly call it a "cigar"

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Old 12-21-2007, 12:56 AM   #12
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Thanks guys. I guess Ill try it several different ways and see what works best. Ill let you know.
BTW The ones I got are the Gurka shaggy foots.
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this might interest you....

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:27 PM   #14
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Resurrecting this old post to mention that I have some El Mejor cigars with a shaggy foot and I did toast the foot a bit before lighting. I think it was the El Mejor Emerald.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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Ghurka makes a great shaggy foot cigar called of all things "Shaggy". Matty and I split an order of them, and we both enjoyed every last one to the nub!!
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Big Frank also told me they were good--and they are on my buy and try list.
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I recall several years ago Gurkha had a promotion. You filled out an online questioniare on their website, and they sent you a 3pk sampler and a nice leather case. I filled it out and received my cigars. One was a shaggy foot. It's still in my humidor. As said, it's been about 4 or 5 years ago. I bet that thing would be awesome now. Maybe I'll light it up soon.


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The 5 Vegas Miami is a shaggy
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:11 PM   #19
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Just read today that the shaggy foot gives the smoker a taste of the filler and binder before the combination with the wrapper. I'll have to note that the next time I smoke one.
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I have some custom rolled shaggy foots from the Upmann Factory in Cuba that I was able to get from a great guy. Definitely enjoyed the flavors - expected it to be stronger that it was - very enjoyable.
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