Before anything else , you should check if your cigar is good to smoke. whether you will be able to enjoy your cigar , you must touch to check its freshness.
To determine the degree of humidification , just tater cigar on its length. A slight thinly must have the effect of a sponge on your cigar slowly return to its original shape
It should proscirre a cigar is too dry for the dry tobacco does not promote mixing flavors and dry cape will make the fragile cigar. Another point , less pleasant , it may make you sick !
A cigar properly prepared and chosen must still be prepared before being smoked . It is important to cut off the head , or perilla carefully to fully enjoy the cigar. In a well cut the cigar '' airflow adequately with each puff. The cut is made in the intermediate zone between the body of the cigar and perilla same , '' using a small guillotine or scissors , depending on personal habits of smoking .
'' The place where the incision should not be too far from the head of the cigar as the cut too low cause detachment of the wrapper . '' The incision is usually so in the curve of the head , before the cigar n '' acquires its full diameter.
How to light a cigar greatly influences the uniformity of the start of combustion . Always proceed with care and deliberation. Precipitation can only ruin the first time. During combustion, the leaves of black tobacco express their full range of aromas and flavors. It would be a shame to jeopardize the first time by a bad ignition . The lighting is bad if effected by a heat source that damages the flavor of the leaves or is made ncomplete.
It is therefore recommended to use either matches without suffering or suffering but having waited all his combustion before use, or a gas lighter . Gas lighters or candles should be avoided absolutely .
Get a section of regular and uniform combustion throughout the foot of the cigar is also a fundamental element in the ignition. Some are slowly turning their cigars while approaching the flame of the cigar , or boquilla , until the tobacco glows over its entire area . Then they blow gently to mix and finalize the spread of embers, and it is only after this first step they put the cigar in his mouth to accomplish the first suction.
Others, against , apply the flame to the cigar boquilla and they shoot it by turning it between their lips to light evenly across the combustion section .
Besides these two main methods, there are many variations to light a cigar . Every smoker is , by dint of practice, so that the most satisfied.
The taste analysis
The cigar is now on, the taste can finally come into play .
Now the cigar offers our palace , the perception of its flavor and strength . This is certainly during this final test , the test of fire , the aficionado will finalize its decision on the cigar tasted .
The flavors are varied and perceived change as and when the cigarette burns . Three major "time" are usually highlighted during the tasting. These days , corresponding to the first , second and last third of the cigar are commonly called hay, manure and divine .
During these three phases , we can regularly highlight some aromatic and taste trends that are associated with them.
At the beginning of the combustion smoking generally perceived flavors of undergrowth and plants. The taste buds of smoking are tempted by feelings and impressions fall among wild tones up some wild keys and wetter tones Dew wood .
During the combustion of the second third of the body of the cigar , the taste tones evolve into more complex and softer touches. They can , in some cases, tend toward the sweet , while often demonstrating some trends stable and leather.
During the last part of the cigar having already lived , saw its flavors evolve into empyreumatiques , toasted and bitter sensations. The manure is often significantly more pungent and stronger than the hay and the divine. Often in this part number of tasters decide to separate their cigar.
Among the major problems that can detect the taste of a cigar analysis , there is a bad taste , too much fortaleza and spicy or too much bitterness.
The analyzes of the combustion
The observation of the physical behavior of the cigar during combustion is a very important component in the assessment of a fine cigar . Too often oversimplified by the analysis of the draw, several elements are interesting to observe, as among other things, the ability to maintain the flame, the rate and uniformity of combustion and the nature of the residual ash .
We can talk about a cigar with a good combustion if having a good draft , it remains on for most of smoking , if the ring glow advance relatively slowly and evenly around the perimeter , and if the ash is white or light gray color and compact texture.
Among the major problems that can be detected in the analysis of the combustion of a cigarette , there is a bad draw , a burner ring irregular rhythm inadequate combustion , burning tube or tip , and poor appearance of ashes.
Some smokers like to rekindle their dead cigar . Some even push up the vice voluntarily leave off many times their cigars for power on again. In other circumstances , the leaves may have defects of combustion and, consequently , the cigar will go out with some frequency . Insofar as the judgment of the combustion does not significantly affect the flavor of the cigar , do not be alarmed , simply relight his cigar properly and carefully. In one case, there will be a degradation of the taste of the cigar.
To turn off a cigar , remove the remaining in the combustion zone of the cigar shaking and gently hitting the bottom ash . Then the smoker will get the last ashes by turning his cigar between his fingers while pressing lightly and carefully to expose the ends of the leaves at the same place where the burning stopped. The cigar can then be turned carefully and evenly .
However, remember that you have just one day , from the moment you cut to the smoke. After this time, your cigar might not have the same taste and especially the same effect !
The Death of cigar
When it is time to separate from his cigar ? Size cabo, '' party which has not been smoke varies depending on the quality of the cigar , habits and '' mindset of the smoker.
After full advantage of the intimacy of the cigar and '' satisfied '' pleased that he gave the cigar will extinguish '' s rest and dignity in the ashtray for his death to be as noble as his short life.
Do let die this work of art '' after both tradition and which required so much effort and sacrifice that '' with dignity and respect . N'' therefore never crush a cigar in an ashtray.
Also note that your circle will appreciate and will leave you in peace because the smoke smell '' of the same crushed cigar lighter is hell.
Your cigars will ask you a minimum of attention.
These need two requirements vital to their well-being:
- A temperature between 16 ° C and 20 ° C (60 ° F and 68 ° F)
- A moisture content between 65% and 80%
The best way to keep your cigars is of course the cellar humidor since it was created for it and it will bring you all the indicators to keep your cigars and especially up to age 15 years.
An alternative, more economical and temporary, is the sealed plastic box (eg Tupperware, Curver, ...). Place it in a glass of distilled with a piece of clean sponge over water. Place your cigars and store everything in a rather dark room with the right temperature. Be careful not to move too the box not to spill water on cigars!