Green Cigar

2deep4air2deep4air Pacific OceanPosts: 11
I was in a B&M recently and saw a green cigar! What is with the green wrapper. Did they pick it too early or what?
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,299 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is a candala. They are fermented differently.
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 4,903 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "I could've had a Mi Querida!"   Nick Bardis
  • 2deep4air2deep4air Pacific OceanPosts: 11
    Great info! Thanks all. You guys are great

  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 360 ✭✭✭
    Candela cigars were really popular in the late 50's and 60's. I've only had one, but it seemed ok. Sadly, I don't remember what cigar it was, so I guess it wasn't that memorable!
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Some candelas are a fairly sweet cigar.
     I don't mind them, but I can tell you that the first time I had one, it took me some time to actually light it. 
    My head said, "Just light the damn thing."
    But my gut went, "Oh hell no!"
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,243 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The eyes and brain say "gross" or "it must taste like chewing on fresh cut grass" BUT if they are done right, key word here is right, that isn't the case at all and reminds me of a natural Habano wrapper and is fantastic but it is much harder to get right! Illusions, Viaje and a very select few others do some naughty good candelas. I am hanging onto an Illusione Holy Lance Candela with 4 years on it that should be cherry right now. 

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    Best candela I ever had was the old Camacho! I really don't like the wrapper since yes it is a tad grassy but if blended right it's actually very tasty. 
    Money can't buy taste
  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 360 ✭✭✭
    Just pulled up my database and found I have a couple Roma Craft CroMagnon Fromorian Robusto Gordo's chilling in the humi. Forgot about them. They are Candela wrapped sticks. I guess I will have to dig through the cool ID or and give one a try. They have been resting for about 3 months, so they should be ready.
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    tabako said:
    Just pulled up my database 
    WTF?
    I must be way out of touch with technology.
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,243 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    tabako said:
    Just pulled up my database 
    WTF?
    I must be way out of touch with technology.
    I tried it once, when it was fully up to date using excel etc it was brilliant and such an outstanding way of tracking everything. Problem was that if you are not disciplined enough to update anytime you smoke, trade, pass, bomb, or receive a new cigar then it becomes a mess in a hurry like it did for me. I simply wasn't disciplined enough so I just switched to taping hand written sticky note strip bands onto each stick with who sent it and date I received it. 

    Brett
    "When walking in open territory bother no one. If someone bothers you, ask them to stop. If they do not stop, destroy them."
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,132 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    tabako said:
    Just pulled up my database 
    WTF?
    I must be way out of touch with technology.
    which makes you....an old faht.  Sorry!  :o
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    tabako said:
    Just pulled up my database 
    WTF?
    I must be way out of touch with technology.
    which makes you....an old faht.  Sorry!  :o
    I guess so.
    How do I tell what I have?
    I open the door to the humi, look and if I see it, I have it.
    If I don't see it, then either it's buried or I don't have it.
    Sometimes, when I'm pretty sure I have it, then I will move things around and discover old treasures. LOL!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,359 ✭✭✭✭✭
    that simplifies things a bit
    A little dirt never hurt
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 7,643 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The terrible thing is when you KNOW you smoked a cigar and you KNOW you didn't buy another one or get another one, cause you know, they were kind of hard to come by.......
    And you go into your humi and start trying to find something and here you pull out a cigar that you know for certain you didn't have.
    And then you break into your happy dance. ROFL!
    There is no crisis that a good cigar can't cure.

    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • CigarPunkCigarPunk Stuck In OhioPosts: 826 ✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    The terrible thing is when you KNOW you smoked a cigar and you KNOW you didn't buy another one or get another one, cause you know, they were kind of hard to come by.......
    And you go into your humi and start trying to find something and here you pull out a cigar that you know for certain you didn't have.
    And then you break into your happy dance. ROFL!
    This does not happen to most people.
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CigarPunk said:
    0patience said:
    The terrible thing is when you KNOW you smoked a cigar and you KNOW you didn't buy another one or get another one, cause you know, they were kind of hard to come by.......
    And you go into your humi and start trying to find something and here you pull out a cigar that you know for certain you didn't have.
    And then you break into your happy dance. ROFL!
    This does not happen to most people.
    I can't decide if Tony has a magic humidor or he has early onset dementia. 

    by the way I really enjoy candela wrappers. especially the illusione 
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,299 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I try to keep everything up to date on a spreadsheet. A couple weeks ago I had a dream in which I smoked a Flor de las Antilles. I'd never had one before, so I checked my inventory. Nothing there. A week later I found one sitting in an old comacho box in the bottom of the cooler. It was as good as my dream. I don't think I had a message. Just an anecdote. 
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    I hate myself, and I don't regret any of it.

  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    I went to a shop that has a ton of old stock...one of the candelas was turning brown from aging so long! I should have bought it but they had really old lfd' so I got them instead but I'm sure it's still there
    Money can't buy taste
  • tabakotabako Washington StatePosts: 360 ✭✭✭
    I am a Project Manager, so I am incurably organized about some things. I use an Access database to track all my sticks. I use the little stickers too on the cello so I know at a glance when it went into the 'dor. 
    Course, as my wife will attest to, I am still a disorganized piggy in my shop. Lol. Guess one has to have a balanced life!  :D
  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 4,464 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I did an inventory every Sunday faithfully! Then I won the lottery here 2 out of 3 months and I just gave up! How many is a shitload?
  • RolanddeschainRolanddeschain Milwaukee wisconsin.Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭
    0patience said:
    The terrible thing is when you KNOW you smoked a cigar and you KNOW you didn't buy another one or get another one, cause you know, they were kind of hard to come by.......
    And you go into your humi and start trying to find something and here you pull out a cigar that you know for certain you didn't have.
    And then you break into your happy dance. ROFL!

    It's kind of like finding $50 in a pair of jeans you haven't worn since last winter.....It doesn't matter that it's already your money, but you feel like a winner for a little while:)

    Long days and pleasant nights,

    Roland
  • Ryan1990Ryan1990 NCPosts: 526 ✭✭✭✭
    Has anyone tried the AF 8-5-8 candela? That seems to be the one candela I see most often, but I've never had the stones to buy one. 
  • eklektos44eklektos44 VirginiaPosts: 145 ✭✭✭
    Thompson cigars have some. But I'm not buying a box to find out if I like them.
    "Many a true word hath been spoken in jest"
                                                                  King Lear
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 6,539 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thompson cigars have some. But I'm not buying a box to find out if I like them.
    Ooooh, naughty, naughty. You said the "T" word here on the Ccom forum. We never mention those bastidges...   :#
  • eklektos44eklektos44 VirginiaPosts: 145 ✭✭✭
    Por que? I don't know anything about them. I just happened to see candelas in a catalog they sent me.
    "Many a true word hath been spoken in jest"
                                                                  King Lear
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 7,031 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We don't talk about other retailers here out of respect for ccom
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill
  • eklektos44eklektos44 VirginiaPosts: 145 ✭✭✭
    Well, then I shall keep the faith.  B)
    "Many a true word hath been spoken in jest"
                                                                  King Lear
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ryan1990 said:
    Has anyone tried the AF 8-5-8 candela? That seems to be the one candela I see most often, but I've never had the stones to buy one. 
    I have.  they're okay in my mind but the illusione are better if you can find them
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,063 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    We don't talk about other retailers here out of respect for ccom
    Besides the respect issue they are also a crap retailer
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 4,132 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ryan1990 said:
    Has anyone tried the AF 8-5-8 candela? That seems to be the one candela I see most often, but I've never had the stones to buy one. 
    I picked up a couple at a B&M last year, I liked them.  As Echambers said, the Illusione is better.
    "The change in culture has a lot to do with the eclipse of integrity and honesty and decency, and the normalization of corruption, deceit, and mendacity.  It's all about manipulating your political opponents to diminish them and show that they have nothing to say or contribute.  People no longer have dialogue. It's all monologue."  - - Cornell West
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