Shaggy foot question

Aug 18, 2007
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Hawaii
#1
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.
 
Apr 7, 2006
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Stryker808 said:
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.


... this is usually about the time alex chimes in...
 
Mar 27, 2007
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#4
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.
 
Mar 8, 2005
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#5
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.
 
Apr 7, 2006
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Wolfdaddy said:
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
 
Jan 21, 2007
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Seattle
#7
Wolfdaddy said:
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.
 
Apr 7, 2006
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#9
HiTide said:
Out of ignorance

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

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.
 
Aug 18, 2007
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Hawaii
#12
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.
 
Oct 14, 2012
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Connecticut
#14
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.
 
Oct 31, 2005
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Central Canada, eh?
#15
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!!
 
Aug 10, 2007
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Somewhere down in Texas
#17
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.


DL
 
Oct 14, 2012
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Connecticut
#19
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.
 
Jun 27, 2005
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F*ing Jersey
#20
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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