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Old 09-23-2012, 01:20 AM   #161
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any recommendations for a newb wanting to start out.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #162
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any recommendations for a newb wanting to start out.
of course,

Couple ways I started out was flavored or aromatic cigars, and light or mild cigars usually a connecticut shade wrapper. Ashtons, Griffin, Perdomo etc work your way up to darker cigars and the flavor profiles will reveil themselves.

Also take your time with smoking, break each cigar into 1/3 sections and take note of the different flavors.

but last but not least, don't be afraid of a good deal, the trick into finding out what you like and dislike is to try all sorts of different cigars. I've had amazing $4 sticks and some terrible $10+ ones.
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #164
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of course,

Couple ways I started out was flavored or aromatic cigars, and light or mild cigars usually a connecticut shade wrapper. Ashtons, Griffin, Perdomo etc work your way up to darker cigars and the flavor profiles will reveil themselves.

Also take your time with smoking, break each cigar into 1/3 sections and take note of the different flavors.

but last but not least, don't be afraid of a good deal, the trick into finding out what you like and dislike is to try all sorts of different cigars. I've had amazing $4 sticks and some terrible $10+ ones.
thanks for the tips!!! any possible way for you linking me a few sticks that you think I would like?
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:21 PM   #165
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^ Check out cigars international, look at the sample packs, like 5 cigars, that are labeled as mild. Then move to a medium flavor blend, and full if you like it stronger.
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any recommendations for a newb wanting to start out.
I started with a davidoff tubos #2. High quality, mild flavor. Kinda pricey. Still one of my favorites
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #167
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^ Check out cigars international, look at the sample packs, like 5 cigars, that are labeled as mild. Then move to a medium flavor blend, and full if you like it stronger.
Agreed, that is how I got started, I bought a humidor with cigars, as you are going to want a humidor unless you will smoke them right away. I've heard thoug that is usually good to keep them in a humidor for a week or so after you order from online places. The graycliff G2 was the first one I bought a box of. The reason why I bought is it wasn't too harsh(compared to nicer cigars), it was light, and smokes relatively quickly. I don't smoke them as much now, but my friend that was getting into cigars, tried one of my G2s and really liked it.

P.S. I'm no professional, I just started 2 years ago, and enjoying relaxing on the porch after a long day.
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I buy allot from CI . Great prices and selection. Watch the sale. I have a few Cuban friends that that take care of me now and again. But that is a strong smoke. Look for conneticut wrappes, very smooth and mild. I have over 10 years experience and am still learning. Everyone has a preference. Find the one you like and enjoy.
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any recommendations for a newb wanting to start out.
here is a nice starter set.

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i like the cristos.
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I kind of really want to buy that starter pack. That's a ridiculous deal and I really want a humidor. That lighter alone is $40 from the manufacturer.
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of course,

Couple ways I started out was flavored or aromatic cigars, and light or mild cigars usually a connecticut shade wrapper. Ashtons, Griffin, Perdomo etc work your way up to darker cigars and the flavor profiles will reveil themselves.

Also take your time with smoking, break each cigar into 1/3 sections and take note of the different flavors.

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+1 on the infused/flavored for noobs. I really enjoy the drew estate acid cigars. Give those a try
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I have always used a guillotine to cut my cigars until someone gave me a cigar with a punch. Now I know what that circular thing is on my lighter. I kind of like the draw better with the punch.
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+1 on the infused/flavored for noobs. I really enjoy the drew estate acid cigars. Give those a try
It is a great way to start, one of my go to flavored cigars was the CAO moontrance.

I don't really do many flavored cigars anymore, but when I do it's usually a Drew Estate Tabak Especial cafe con leche

Great with a cup of coffee, sweet on the lips, yet bold flavor and filler, and has great construction. I tend to like these a bit more then the Java.

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As a newb, I would first start smoking the shorter cigars first. Generally speaking about 5 1/4'' or shorter. Anything longer will take too much time or if you don't like that particular cigar it will take forever to burn.

A great everyday smoke and a great mild flavor is the Arturo Fuente short story. I personally prefer the Fuente Best Seller in Maduro myself.

As you are starting out, figure out which wrappers your like, what flavor from which company suits your taste buds, what gauge you prefer, the shape that gives you the most satisfying draw because everything is a personal preference. This is the time to experiment and see what you like...

Then once you get some experience with the smokes, you can start getting into the nicer stuff like the Alec Bradley Presenado, Opus X, Lord Byron cigars, Montecristo's, the Patels, Padron 1964 (personal favorite) & the 1926 (is for the experienced smoker or you can get really sick), Cohibas etc...
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thansk for all the great advice...gonna buy some this weekend after classes
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thansk for all the great advice...gonna buy some this weekend after classes
Honestly, it will be cheaper to buy from cigar international and have it shipped to you then it will be to buy form a cigar shop, unless they have great deals. Around my area, most places were twice the price of CI. Can others confirm as well?
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Honestly, it will be cheaper to buy from cigar international and have it shipped to you then it will be to buy form a cigar shop, unless they have great deals. Around my area, most places were twice the price of CI. Can others confirm as well?
yeah CI has cheaper prices but you can't visit their place and enjoy a stick while the patron pours you a glass of whiskey and listens to your BS.
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