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Visiting Partagas factory in Havana Cuba

rainmax

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In tuesday I will be on plain to Havana.
I'm thinking to ask some questions in factory. I know it is going to look stupid when I will walk around with tourist group but we could get some answers.
What would you ask if you have a possibility?
 

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How do they decide which cigars get rolled at sub-factories?
 

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Wow sounds like a great time. Just enjoy it all.
And as FmGrowit said, try to find some details as to what tobacco they use. One day you might be able to duplicate it rolling your own if you like the cigars.
 

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Wow, you are the lucky guy!

Please ask what sort of additives they add to the leaf prior to fermenting or after. They have a signature flavor. I doubt they'll tell you but it couldn't hurt to ask.
 

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Have a real nice trip , lets hope that we could enjoy a fabuluos video again , when you are back home
 

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Please ask what sort of additives they add to the leaf prior to fermenting or after. They have a signature flavor.
Yes this too. Keep your eyes peeled for containers of additives and flavorings.

You are hereby appointed FTT spy. Can you hide a GoPro under your shirt? or maybe take your false eye out and fit the socket with a camera?
 

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1.What varieties of tobacco are being used?
2.W
hat sort of additives are add to the leaf prior fermenting or after?
3.What is the temperature and humidity in the room after second fermentation where tobacco is resting on wooden racks?
4.
How long does it stays in this environment volado, seco, ligero, and what happens with leaf during that period?
5.At what temperature you break apart pilones?
6.What
happens with tobacco with poor burning? Can you improve it somehow?
7.What do you do with stems?
8.They say first fermentation is made by grower on farm. How does this procedure look like?

this are some of the questions I want to ask....

Is there any translator to spanish?

HIM asks:
How do they decide which cigars get rolled at sub-factories?
I dont understand this question. If you can explain I can ask?
 

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  1. Ask if you can be allowed to touch the filler, binder and wrapper on an active rolling table, in order to determine the case of the leaf.
  2. Ask if you can be allowed to feel the cutting edge of a roller's chaveta, in order to determine how sharp it is.
  3. Ask what kind of glue they are using.
Bob
 

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I will also ask if it is possible to give me the best looking tobacco about pound to bring home and show it to my mother FTT?
I will buy glue there because is much better that tragacanth that I bought on ebay; if I found the shop??
So thats it. I have written all the questions. Few more hours and ...adios amigos
see you soon.
 

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If you have a smart phone google translate once installed will work when it is not on a network.
 

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Ask if the embargo is gonna make Castro give up communism any time soon.
 
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