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Cigar tongue bite issue

I have started to smoke name brand cigarillos when I don't have time for a full size cigar. Why do they feel so harsh on the tongue? They have great flavor but leave a bite on the tongue. Do I need to add a filter tip?


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    KCWKCW Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    Most likely a couple of reasons. Cheaper/Harsher tobaccos, a much smaller ring cigar/cigarillo will burn hotter if you're not careful how you smoke it. It's probably getting too hot. Try smoking it slower.
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah, I'm sure heat is a big contributor. Take the smaller rg's a lot slower. Also, smaller rg gives more concentrated delivery of smoke on the tongue.

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    HaysHays Posts: 2,337 ✭✭✭
    Yep, definitely a heat thing - I regularly keep a tin of Montecristo cigarillos for when I don´t have time or availability for a longer smoke. Keep it on an even, light draw, not like a cigarette; I´m a slower smoker, and a cigarillo will usually last me around 15min (no bite).
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    Thanks for the info, appreciate it. Sounds like I need to slow it down a bit.
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    Thanks for the info, appreciate it.
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    edelrionycedelrionyc Posts: 361 ✭✭✭
    Out of habit you are probably smoking this small gauge cigar as you would a larger gauge. Causing the smoke to be too hot and harsh. Take smaller and slower puffs.
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