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Old 06-26-12, 01:29 PM   #1
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Let's talk cigars

I know, I know, filthy habit.

I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?
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Old 06-26-12, 01:33 PM   #2
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Hmm, this user name sounds oddly familiar.
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Old 06-26-12, 01:34 PM   #3
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You don't happen to be related to that guy that post on another forum that also lives close to LAX and is mad about it.
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I know, I know, filthy habit.

I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?
Yes. I just smoked one a few days ago.

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Old 06-26-12, 01:36 PM   #5
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the couch burner knows of cigars. I have a feeling a few others do as well. I have never been able to appreciate them but I also have not tried that often.
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Old 06-26-12, 01:39 PM   #6
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You don't happen to be related to that guy that post on another forum that also lives close to LAX and is mad about it.
Indeed I am, Indy.
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Stink sticks.
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Ive always considered Arturo Fuentes the Two Buck Chuck of cigars. Inexpensive but better than crap. My druthers would include Hoyo de Monterrey, Partagas, Macanudo.
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Old 06-26-12, 06:16 PM   #9
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I prefer a pipe to a cigar. I'm sitting here now smoking a Balkan blend that's aromatic and got a nice bit of Syrian Latakia and a real St James Perique blended with some nice bright Virginia tobaccoes.
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Partagas #10, one of my favorites. For a well made, mild, economical cigar, Holts Dominican Overruns are the way to go.
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my buddy was smokeing a cigar once and he told me it was like 50 bucks .I almost fainted.
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Fuente Hemmingway series are always a solid choice for a mid-range cigar.

If I want to get a little weird I smoke a Nub, usually a Maduro. Since I only smoke one about every six months, those can really mess with me.
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I bought a Macanudo, Arturo Fuente Special, and La Vieja Habana. I'm looking forward to smoking one Thursday after lacrosse at the bar.
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I prefer a pipe to a cigar. I'm sitting here now smoking a Balkan blend that's aromatic and got a nice bit of Syrian Latakia and a real St James Perique blended with some nice bright Virginia tobaccoes.
My wife is kind of against tobacco but doesn't give me too hard a time as long as I smoke an aromatic. Lighting up a bowlful of Latakia around her guarantees a round of fake coughing and angry stares. McClelland's "Frog Morton on the Town" is my all-time favorite tobacco, but has to wait until until the wife is out shopping...

"Captain Spice" bulk from The Tinderbox is her favorite and I suspect she's secretly happy to have me smoking it, but it scarcely tastes like tobacco and after 20 minutes it's gurgling so badly I feel like I'm smoking a bubble pipe.
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As far as Fuente's go, the 858 maddie is always good. But their sungrown stuff is the best they have to offer.

I personally prefer most of the cigars from Oliva. Any of the Serie V's are great.

Hoja de Nicaragua Antano 1970.
LaGloria Cubana Serie R naturals
El Original naturals
El Rico Habano in any wrapper
Entubar from Argenti
Flor de A. Allones
About anyting from Torano or CAO.
Padron, close your eyes and grab one.
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Old 06-26-12, 07:45 PM   #16
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My wife is kind of against tobacco but doesn't give me too hard a time as long as I smoke an aromatic. Lighting up a bowlful of Latakia around her guarantees a round of fake coughing and angry stares. McClelland's "Frog Morton on the Town" is my all-time favorite tobacco, but has to wait until until the wife is out shopping...

"Captain Spice" bulk from The Tinderbox is her favorite and I suspect she's secretly happy to have me smoking it, but it scarcely tastes like tobacco and after 20 minutes it's gurgling so badly I feel like I'm smoking a bubble pipe.
Let the Captain Spice dry down some before you pack a bowl with it. Set it out in a drying tray....enough for a bowl or so, and et it air for about 2 hours or so, and then hand rub it to break up the flakes a bit, load it, and enjoy....the rub breaks up the case tobacco and released hidden tobacco flavors.
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I just smoked an Alec Bradley. I tasted Vermont and Dachshund through the first half. Inge bit me the second half of the cigar.

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Let the Captain Spice dry down some before you pack a bowl with it. Set it out in a drying tray....enough for a bowl or so, and et it air for about 2 hours or so, and then hand rub it to break up the flakes a bit, load it, and enjoy....the rub breaks up the case tobacco and released hidden tobacco flavors.
I'll give it a try.
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I know, I know, filthy habit.

I don't care, I happen to enjoy the occasional cigar. It's been about 2 years since I've had my last smoke, so help re-educate me. Are Artuo Fuentes still a solid choice?
Sure, since you asked.

Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

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I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
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I smoke as many as 4 cigars a year, so I'm not in total fear of mouth cancer - my doctor agrees. What really amazes me is how many people still smoke cigarettes.
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I just smoked an Alec Bradley. I tasted Vermont and Dachshund through the first half. Inge bit me the second half of the cigar.

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Sure, since you asked.

Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

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I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
The sun causes skin cancer, I still ride my bike and run, outdoors even . Oh, and there is growing scientific evidence that sun screen is being linked to cancer. Alcohol causes cancer. Some foods are linked to cancer. The air we breath has known carcinogens in it. If I'm going to die from cancer, I'm going to have fun doing it.
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The sun causes skin cancer, I still ride my bike and run, outdoors even . Oh, and there is growing scientific evidence that sun screen is being linked to cancer. Alcohol causes cancer. Some foods are linked to cancer. The air we breath has known carcinogens in it. If I'm going to die from cancer, I'm going to have fun doing it.
Australian BBQ causes cancer too! That would never stop me from nomming it!

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Sure, since you asked.

Perhaps the first think you need to know is that it causes cancer, such as mouth cancer which looks this

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I think "Artuo Fuentes" is as good a choice as any to give yourself mouth cancer.
I just noticed that Tom edited my post so as to not display that image.

Here in Australia there's packaging laws covering cigarettes which require that image (and other similar images) to be displayed prominently on both sides of cigarette packets so I didn't see an issue with considering it too graphic to post. Maybe I've become a little too desensitized to the affronting nature of the images myself without realizing it. What I failed to do is to consider the cultural differences between the US and Australia, and that this is a predominantly American site. I apologize if I offended anyone.

FWIW I'm a little embarrassed that Tom had to do that, and I'm taking away a lesson from this.
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