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youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
Hey fellas, I had the same odd thing happen to me with a few sticks recently and was wondering if maybe I am smoking too slow.

Have you ever had a stick that was impossible to smoke at a slow pace (to really maximize flavors on the retrohale) because it wouldn't stay lit?

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Two smokes from 2 separate b&m's had this issue this month for me. Both the Camacho Triple Maduro belicoso and the Romeo y Julieta A
ISO Ramrod and Ron Mexico

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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The triple Maddie are notorious for that. It has a lot to do with the wrapper and all that maduro. Lower rh helps. But some cigars like to set their own pace for you too.
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    youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
    Gray4lines:
    The triple Maddie are notorious for that. It has a lot to do with the wrapper and all that maduro. Lower rh helps. But some cigars like to set their own pace for you too.
    That's what I figured about the triple: too much maddie. I think the A
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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    youngryan216:
    Gray4lines:
    The triple Maddie are notorious for that. It has a lot to do with the wrapper and all that maduro. Lower rh helps. But some cigars like to set their own pace for you too.
    That's what I figured about the triple: too much maddie. I think the A
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    catfishbluezzcatfishbluezz Posts: 7,000 ✭✭✭
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
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    Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Yes too slow is an easy fix. Too fast can ruin the cigar in a hurry...
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    youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    youngryan216:
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
    Maybe he assumed you were driving and attention was no on the cigar. I always get more relights or crooked burn when driving, but a cigar with coffee while driving makes any trip awesome.
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    kuzi16kuzi16 Posts: 14,633 ✭✭✭✭
    Gray4lines:
    youngryan216:
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
    Maybe he assumed you were driving and attention was no on the cigar. I always get more relights or crooked burn when driving, but a cigar with coffee while driving makes any trip awesome.
    if the window is open then it messes with the burn while driving.
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    youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
    kuzi16:
    Gray4lines:
    youngryan216:
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
    Maybe he assumed you were driving and attention was no on the cigar. I always get more relights or crooked burn when driving, but a cigar with coffee while driving makes any trip awesome.
    if the window is open then it messes with the burn while driving.
    Ahh ok, I understand. Sadly, I'm usually parked in my driveway, watching the Cavs game on my phone when I blaze up. Like a loser lol
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    brianetz1brianetz1 Posts: 4,134 ✭✭✭
    youngryan216:
    kuzi16:
    Gray4lines:
    youngryan216:
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
    Maybe he assumed you were driving and attention was no on the cigar. I always get more relights or crooked burn when driving, but a cigar with coffee while driving makes any trip awesome.
    if the window is open then it messes with the burn while driving.
    Ahh ok, I understand. Sadly, I'm usually parked in my driveway, watching the Cavs game on my phone when I blaze up. Like A MFING BOSS
    fixed for you
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    youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
    brianetz1:
    youngryan216:
    kuzi16:
    Gray4lines:
    youngryan216:
    catfishbluezz:
    Smoking in the car may be the issue... But to answer your question, yes sometimes smoking slow let's the cigar go out. Just relight lightly. I'd rather have that issue then smoking fast and having the flavor tar.
    Is smoking in the truck a bad idea? I usually only smoke in there if it's windy or too cold to enjoy myself.
    Maybe he assumed you were driving and attention was no on the cigar. I always get more relights or crooked burn when driving, but a cigar with coffee while driving makes any trip awesome.
    if the window is open then it messes with the burn while driving.
    Ahh ok, I understand. Sadly, I'm usually parked in my driveway, watching the Cavs game on my phone when I blaze up. Like A MFING BOSS
    fixed for you
    Literally lol'd Thanks for the confidence
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    SM0K3YSM0K3Y Posts: 1,109 ✭✭✭
    Have had this happen more than once I figured it was a humidity thing or me just smoking to slow
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    peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,549 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wouldn't call this a tip, but one thing I enjoy with every cigar is studying it to determine the pace it wants to be smoked at... trying to avoid the cone-shaped/pointy cherry by going to fast, and not so slow that it tunnels... I just watch the wrapper and make sure it has a clean burn-line with each draw. It's like developing a relationship with each stick, listening to what it likes.
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    youngryan216youngryan216 Posts: 1,127 ✭✭✭
    peter4jc:
    I wouldn't call this a tip, but one thing I enjoy with every cigar is studying it to determine the pace it wants to be smoked at... trying to avoid the cone-shaped/pointy cherry by going to fast, and not so slow that it tunnels... I just watch the wrapper and make sure it has a clean burn-line with each draw. It's like developing a relationship with each stick, listening to what it likes.
    Far out man . . .
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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc:
    I wouldn't call this a tip, but one thing I enjoy with every cigar is studying it to determine the pace it wants to be smoked at... trying to avoid the cone-shaped/pointy cherry by going to fast, and not so slow that it tunnels... I just watch the wrapper and make sure it has a clean burn-line with each draw. It's like developing a relationship with each stick, listening to what it likes.
    Is this a cause of tunnels? I tend to purposely smoke very slowly, and I do experience tunnels at times. I've always thought that I hadn't given the cigar enough rest time, or that there was some humidity or construction issue going on. I'd never thought about it being from smoking too slowly. Hmm...what to do?
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    Gray4linesGray4lines Posts: 4,691 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Definitely smoking slow will cause a tunnel. Humidity or construction can too though.
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    KCWKCW Posts: 1,334 ✭✭✭
    Amos Umwhat:
    peter4jc:
    I wouldn't call this a tip, but one thing I enjoy with every cigar is studying it to determine the pace it wants to be smoked at... trying to avoid the cone-shaped/pointy cherry by going to fast, and not so slow that it tunnels... I just watch the wrapper and make sure it has a clean burn-line with each draw. It's like developing a relationship with each stick, listening to what it likes.
    Is this a cause of tunnels? I tend to purposely smoke very slowly, and I do experience tunnels at times. I've always thought that I hadn't given the cigar enough rest time, or that there was some humidity or construction issue going on. I'd never thought about it being from smoking too slowly. Hmm...what to do?

    Ditto. I assumed the wrapper was more moist than the Binder & Filler and that was why I would experience the occasional "Tunnel". Huh.... Good to know (or at least pay attention too).
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    You will find that in a few cigars if you smoke quite a few stogies. Sometimes they wrap the tabacco to tight or a thick binder. Padron is a great cigar that rarely has any draw or burn problems. If you find a stick that has a bad draw just get rid of it and grab another and enjoy. You will find several lines that are always great.
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