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4 Key Tips For Choosing Your First Stogie

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Breaking into cigars can be very challenging but also very rewarding. Few things are better than relaxing at the end of the day with a group of friends and enjoying each other’s company, a drink, and a great cigar. But how to you go from the first time you buy a cigar to being comfortable enough to chit chat with others about what they’re smoking? By smoking, of course. In this article, we’re going to examine 4 key tips for breaking into the cigar world. However, if you take nothing else away from this, remember that only you know what...

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What To Look For in A Cigar Wrapper Leaf

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In the real estate world, the mantra is: Location, Location, Location. In the world of cigar tobacco, location is important, but there is more to a wrapper than what kind of leaf it is, or where it was grown. Don’t misunderstand: these things are important, but there are other obvious things to look for in wrappers. I’d say the mantra for cigar wrappers should be Quality, Visual, and Location. Here’s why they’re important: Quality: Describes the overall fineness of the wrapper leaves. Generally, wrappers should be aged for a year or two before they are used to help the flavors...

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Choosing the Right Pipe Tobacco Strength

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Choosing the right tobacco strength to most can be a very personal experience. For some people, tobacco pipes are sentimental and need to be preserved and even inherited by next generations. It’s this level of importance attached to tobacco pipes that necessitates the discussion on how to go about choosing the right tobacco strength. If you’re a beginner, corn pipe is highly recommended as your first. The pipe is easy to use for beginner pipe smokers because it doesn’t need prior break-in, making it perfect for anyone with or without experience. If you’re willing to buy or acquire a briar or meerschaum,...

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