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Old 01-08-2015, 07:59 AM   #1
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Talking noob to the site and to cigars

Hello everyone. My name is Brandon and as the title says I am new to cigars and to this forum. I would like any tips, tricks, or hints to having great taste and the best way to cut light and smoke a cigar. I am also wondering what are some really good cigars for not to much money. I would really appreciate the help guys and look forward to being a long time member of this forum.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:19 AM   #2
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Welcome Brandon ! If you look around this forum enough you will probably find the answers you are looking for. As far as cutting goes, it's a matter of choice. I prefer a punch when possible and a guillotine cutter when not. There's also the v-cut, but the best tip is to lick the cigar where you are going to make the cut to moisten it and reduce the likelihood of cracking on the cut. Best way to smoke is with friends and or something to drink. Lighting is not a big thing, but they say you should toast the foot first and then light and purge a bit. There are some tutorials on line. Really good cigars are expensive, but there are some pretty good ones that can be had for $ 2-3 if you know how. Our "Sunday morning smoke" guy has a cigar shop and he likes a Don Carlos #3, but he also smokes Bahia maduros which is much less expensive. Everybody's taste is a bit different and you will have to find out what you prefer on your journey. You can buy your cigars from a cigar shop, where you can get some advice or on line where you may get a better price if the shipping doesn't get too hefty.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:06 PM   #3
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Ok thank you for your helpful tips. Right now i have some really nice sticks that I have bought from my local B and M store. tell me if these sticks are any good or if i am just falling victim to up sales from the store. I have a Liga Pravada ( i think a #9), undercrown, opus x xxx, opus x fuente fuente, arturo fente sungrown, arturo fente king b, my uzi weighs a ton, and some xicar hc medero. I am really looking for like a full body stick that has a lot of flavor.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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Those are some top flight sticks with perhaps the exception of the hcs. If you want full bodied sticks another suggestion would be LFD's (La flor dominicana) or Ashton VSGs- but they are somewhat expensive. I've only smoked one LFD and it was quite strong, but still a smooth smoke. Have more on hand to try this spring. I prefer full flavored smokes that range from mild to strong, but some really strong smokes without flavor are not my cup of tea.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:07 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tonygraz View Post
Those are some top flight sticks with perhaps the exception of the hcs. If you want full bodied sticks another suggestion would be LFD's (La flor dominicana) or Ashton VSGs- but they are somewhat expensive. I've only smoked one LFD and it was quite strong, but still a smooth smoke. Have more on hand to try this spring. I prefer full flavored smokes that range from mild to strong, but some really strong smokes without flavor are not my cup of tea.
Yeah i just had LFD last night i think the double lagoria. it was great good flavor and just the right strength. definitely a stick that i will be buying more of.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:11 AM   #6
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If you want power, Ashton ESG 22 Year Salute it will put you down, CAO Brazilia.. go bigger than a Robusto size in those though there fast burners. Excuse the Cohiba
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:40 AM   #7
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If you want power, Ashton ESG 22 Year Salute it will put you down, CAO Brazilia.. go bigger than a Robusto size in those though there fast burners. Excuse the Cohiba
I will have to give them a try. What kind of Cohiba is that? thank you for the help and picture.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:14 AM   #8
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"Cuban" Cohiba Siglo VI from the 2003 Release got my hands on a box of 25 smoked a few. A god damn great cigar! My favorite! Ashton ESG is about 20 bones a stick. But like I said its a killer.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:35 PM   #9
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"Cuban" Cohiba Siglo VI from the 2003 Release got my hands on a box of 25 smoked a few. A god damn great cigar! My favorite! Ashton ESG is about 20 bones a stick. But like I said its a killer.
would you be willing to part with Just one of those cohiba's?
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:59 PM   #10
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I would for $1,000 age is my priority so ya. However I can get you guaranteed delivery If you want any type of Cohiba. i know someone and he charges no markup because hes my brother
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:56 AM   #11
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I would for $1,000 age is my priority so ya. However I can get you guaranteed delivery If you want any type of Cohiba. i know someone and he charges no markup because hes my brother
How much would a box of good cohibas cost me that are not that aged? I would not mind having them and aging them myself.
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Old 01-11-2015, 08:48 AM   #12
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All depends on size and quantity, anywhwere from 250-1000
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:32 AM   #13
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All depends on size and quantity, anywhwere from 250-1000
cool i just want to be able to try one and see if they are really worth all the trouble to get them. Is there anyway to get a couple of singles?
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