Gurkha Explosion?

EmceeEmcee Pensacola, FLPosts: 132 ✭✭✭
The other night, I was smoking a Centurian that I got in a sampler.  I had brought it with a couple others to a party, and that was the last one in the travel case.  Once I got it to light, it burned unevenly, then started running FAST on one side and suddenly it was blown wide open.  I had to actually cut it and relight to try to finish the cigar.  
Of course, I logged on here and looked in the forum history, where I found several references, usually in a joking manner, to Gurkhas coming apart.  Is this really that common?  I actually kinda liked the flavor at first, but if I can expect my cigar to look like it exploded every time, I won't be repeating that experience.

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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,579 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Not every time, but often enough to become a cliche.
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  • cbuckcbuck Milford, CTPosts: 5,178 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's been my experience that most of them, with few exceptions, are 3 out of 5 no good on construction, which is a shame, because some of them taste really good!
  • YaksterYakster La Zona State of Mind when I haven't forgotten the coffee filtersPosts: 9,284 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great idea, buy Gurkha's and make novelty exploding cigars out of them, that way it'll be a feature not a bug. 

    Yeah, split wrappers are very common. 
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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 1,819 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a Gurkha left from a sampler I'll give to anyone that wants after reading all the comments lol. 
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  • Gray4linesGray4lines KentuckyPosts: 4,497 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yup, there's a running joke for a reason. I've had multiple pop, and while I could smoke through it (mostly), I'd rather not.
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  • EmceeEmcee Pensacola, FLPosts: 132 ✭✭✭
    That's disappointing.  I actually liked the flavor.  Since it was part of a sampler, I don't feel too bad, but it looks like I won't be ordering any on purpose.  

    Thanks for the comments, guys.  I like it here.  So far, nothing but a great atmosphere, and a lot of good information.  Look forward to eventually meeting some of you.
  • NorthsideSmokeNorthsideSmoke Not Waconia MNPosts: 512 ✭✭✭✭
    Emcee said:
    That's disappointing.  I actually liked the flavor.  Since it was part of a sampler, I don't feel too bad, but it looks like I won't be ordering any on purpose.  

    Thanks for the comments, guys.  I like it here.  So far, nothing but a great atmosphere, and a lot of good information.  Look forward to eventually meeting some of you.
    Usually a good group on the vherf. Log in some time, but I have to warn you, it can be habit forming  :)

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