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deluxestogie

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Although cigar shape charts feel authoritative, the named dimensions of cigars vary wildly by manufacturer. Every few years, a creative marketeer invents yet a new name to throw in there. Those named after famous cigar smokers seldom reflect the size of cigar regularly smoked by that honored person, and often conflict with a similarly named cigar from a different manufacturer.

Snapshot from JR Cigars today:



Bob
 

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A tale of two stogies. The first one was an abject failure and the second one was a qualified success. The first started tunneling immediately, so it was like smoking ASP ligero puro . It was tasty but utterly unsmokable. I had overcased the filler. I made both seeing how far I could push the density and still smoke. The second one was made on a different day and feels like a brick and has very tight draw but smokes beautifully; the ash is tenacious enough to survive me wending around the city operating the signal stalk and wheel.
ASP, Corojo viso, seco, binder and wrapper. Rich, tasty smoke.
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Today's pair of Sweet Rum gars, not five minutes old:
SweetRum_20201209.jpg

They're sitting atop Maks' home-made two-busto mold. It's my fave; not for shape, but for handy and for handiwork.

Once these lose their damp, they lose their blotches, and will look like so:
SweetRum.jpg

Satisfactory all around.
 
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