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Got some new cigars that are harsh when I retrohale, but only about the first inch of the smoke.  After that, they're fine.  A friend who knows his stuff says that's a sign of green tobacco.  Anybody else have any thoughts on this?


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  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Posts: 2,738 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ken, @Ksnyder211 it is not uncommon for the harshness and or spiciness, to settle down as you smoke a cigar as a. Profile changes, b. You get used to it. 
    I don't believe at all it is green because most tobacco goes through a picking, drying, curing, and aging process. However over time the tobacco mellows out. If you have a brand that is harsh sit on it for 6-8 months and try it again. Most will tell you that strong cigars are much better with a couple years on them.  
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  • variant2variant2 Posts: 882 ✭✭✭✭
    A "green" cigar usually has a double claro / candella wrapper.

    A young cigar that has not undergone the proper aging/curing will be harsh due to ammonia content.

    A cigar with a generous amount of ligero will definitely get your attention on the retrohale if you're not used to it.

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  • avengethisavengethis Posts: 5,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you burn the crap out of it when you are lighting it that can cause the start of it to be rough as well.  Thats why I prefer the soft flame for the lighting compared to a torch.  Easier to get the slow light.
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    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • TruDogTruDog Posts: 8,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ...We called it "SkunK Weed' in the late 70's.  Right outside Athens Ohio...Nelsonville.  .....oh wait.
  • deadmandeadman Posts: 8,794 ✭✭✭✭✭
    TruDog said:
    ...We called it "SkunK Weed' in the late 70's.  Right outside Athens Ohio...Nelsonville.  .....oh wait.
    Gimme that green fool, in a big bag and don’t be holding out on the zigzag 


  • Poker_SlobPoker_Slob Posts: 1,269 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If TruDog is outside of Athens...he knows green.
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