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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    I love that dark wrapper. What is it??

    Dan

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by rainmax View Post
    wow, that's nice..ligero?...photoshop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedbs999 View Post
    I love that dark wrapper. What is it??

    Dan
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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    tobacco, roll with it...

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    tobacco, roll with it...

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    What a great photo!

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    I think there getting bigger.
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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    My very first stick (with Goose Creek Red mud lugs)
    … too loose!!
    first_cig_01.jpgfirst_cig_02.jpgfirst_cig_03.jpgfirst_cig_04.jpgfirst_cig_05.jpg

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Youn View Post
    My very first stick (with Goose Creek Red mud lugs)
    … too loose!!
    first_cig_01.jpgfirst_cig_02.jpgfirst_cig_03.jpgfirst_cig_04.jpgfirst_cig_05.jpg
    Very nice !
    tobacco, roll with it...

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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!

    You know, best thing about a loose cigar is you can still smoke it. Looks good too. Good job.
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    Re: Pics of your sticks!!



    This wasn't what I intended. The goal was a potent, non-sweet, but rich filler blend of well-aged Jalapa and Hacienda del Cura bound with a nutty double binder of aged Moonlight sun-grown leaf, all counterbalanced by the lusciously sweet, aged Florida Sumatra oscuro wrapper.

    As it turned out, the Moonlight, even doubled, did not have sufficient tensile strength to adequately compress the filler. So the wrapper would have to complete that process. But Florida Sumatra leaf that has reached the "oscuro" pinnacle, though very stretchy when well hydrated, also tends to be friable--it tears apart like tofu or cooked liver.

    So once the gorgeous wrapper was applied, a split appeared about half-way between the foot and the head. Boo. I pulled out the other half of the wrapper leaf, and trimmed it so that it began at about the mid-point (yellow arrow). This would close the tear. It did close the tear, but it split in two places up by the head.

    Digging into my bag of in-case scraps, the only remedy I found was a segment of Ecuador Shade. So now I have a two-tone, silly looking cigar that still boasts the potent, non-sweet, and rich filler blend,...but no longer offers sweetness at the head--where it counts.

    As it turns out, this has pretty much of a Havana profile: rich, potent and dry. No wood and leather, and no hint of a floral character. The now buried FL Sumatra oscuro provides none of its sweetness, has only minimal flavor, but amps up the strength.

    Bob

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