If you’re new to the cigar scene, then this blog post is for you! We’ve compiled a list of tips that will help any beginner puff like a seasoned pro. Whether it’s your first time with a stogie or you’re hundredth, these simple guidelines will have you smoking with the best in no time.
Buy A Cigar Cutter
A cigar cutter should be able to slice through the thickest parts of the cigar without any issues. It’s also important that your cigars are kept clean and safe before going into storage or being smoked later on. Cigars can retain smells, tastes, and oils very easily which means you want to keep them in a roomy cigar case.
A key element of any cigar cutter is the blade, so it’s important to be able to tell when it needs sharpening or replacing altogether. You can search for cigar cutters online very easily if you do not know where you could get them. The best way to do this is by looking for bent blades which can cause lacerations rather than clean slices. You should also be able to see if your smoke has been tampered with since you bought it as well as checking that there are no tears on the wrapper leaf itself before smoking either – this would prevent an even burn and damage your draw.
Go For A Short And Thick Cigar
If you are a beginner to the world of cigars, these are a perfect choice. These types of cigars have been created specifically for novice smokers and will help them get used to the flavor profiles that they should be looking out for as their palate adjusts to the taste.
Short and thick cigars usually have a ring gauge that is around 50 or 60, which can be deemed as greater in comparison to what would normally be seen in most other types of cigarettes. The reason for this being that these measurements help expectant smokers get accustomed to its size so they don’t struggle when it comes time for them to take their puffing experience outside of house grounds where cigar sizes tend to vary from brand to brand.
In addition, short and thick cigars are made with less filler tobacco since experienced smokers typically go after brands that contain more leaves mixed within each smoke session. Therefore, if you’re looking for an entry-level type of cigar – going right ahead and choosing one with a shorter length will provide you the best results.
Don’t Inhale The Smoke
Although it may feel like second nature to suck in all of that delicious cigar flavor, you’re not going to get anything out of doing so except a burning throat and wet mouth. Cigars are meant to be savored – puff slowly and enjoy every inch that makes up your cigar’s body. It will leave your taste buds wanting more.
If you’re not the most graceful of smokers, worry not – there’s no need to feel embarrassed while puffing on your cigar! You can grab that stogie however is comfortable for you and then just let go when the time comes! However, if someone were looking on from afar they might mistake how tight you’re holding onto your cigar as being a sign of nervousness or anxiety about something, so try to relax. Cigars are meant to be enjoyed after all.
Toast It, Don’t Burn It
When you’re lighting up your cigar, make sure to toast it slowly. Do not hold the flame directly onto its body for too long or else you risk burning through the outer shell of tobacco – this is referred to as “topping” which can lead to an intense and bitter taste that will ruin your entire smoking experience.
Instead, use a lighter’s flame heat in order to warm up one side of your cigar until its tip begins emitting smoke. Then place it near where you plan on putting any additional fire so it may continue heating itself from there rather than being placed down into an area with embers already present within it!
Doing so will help prevent you from having issues when trying to take a puff since inhaling lit-up smoke tends to result in a harsh and unpleasant taste. If you’re just starting out with cigars, it’s critical that you keep track of what you’ve been smoking so that way after some time passes by you will have an idea about the kind of flavors that are present in different brands.
Do you want to know the best way to enjoy a cigar? You need some whiskey by your side. Now, we can’t be telling you how much is too much because everyone has their preference when it comes down to drinking and smoking cigars. We also cannot tell you what type of whiskey will work best with this particular cigar (although most would agree that bourbon works great). So try out different combinations and find one that fits your perfect experience!