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    Hey guys question to the cigar community. At what point is a cigar worth saving versus just cutting my loses? I enjoy smoking but don't always have the time needed to finish the cigar and maybe only get to about half way or three quarters if I'm lucky. I feel like I'm wasting them otherwise. Should I get a cigar saver or maybe focus my tastes to smaller cigars? Veteran input would be very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan2 View Post
    Hey guys question to the cigar community. At what point is a cigar worth saving versus just cutting my loses? I enjoy smoking but don't always have the time needed to finish the cigar and maybe only get to about half way or three quarters if I'm lucky. I feel like I'm wasting them otherwise. Should I get a cigar saver or maybe focus my tastes to smaller cigars? Veteran input would be very helpful.
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    I used to have this same issue. Now if I smoke a half of a cigar or 2/3 of a cigar, that's how much I smoke. I make sure to enjoy what I can and if I have to let it go that's what I do.
    if I know I only have a short amount of time, I either pick a smaller cigar or dint smoke at all.

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    I have a friend who on occasion will cut a bigger cigar in half if he doesn't have the time to smoke the whole cigar. The only problem with that is the piece that doesn't have the cap on it will want to unroll on you so you have to hold the wrapper in place while smoking it.

    There are a lot of smaller cigars out there too. When I don't have enough time for a big cigar, I like to smoke a Mehari they have a couple different blends and are fairly good.
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    First of all Yankee's fans ain't too bright, which is probably the reason for the question. The obvious answer, although not obvious to the average Yankee's fan, is that's why cigars come in different sizes.

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    When I first started smoking, my questions revolved around trying to smoke as much as possible, and have it cheap. Once I got over the excitement of a new hobby, I realized that its worth the wait. I no longer care if I can find a quick smoke at all, I just am excited for when I have the time to enjoy a cigar at all. Don't invest too much into the quick smoke cigars, just in case this happens to you also.

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    I'll cut a long cigar in half (before smoking) the odd time. Some brands don't unravel, and the tax structure here makes cutting useful. I'll also purge and clip a milder cigar rather than put it down if I'm interrupted in the first 1/2" or so. It never tastes as good on relight, of course.

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    geting smaller cigars like a cigarillo or a dutch master cigar. they are smaller and it will not take so long to smoke as if you were smokeing a bigger cigar. they are cheaper to so you save money and time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benwiliams View Post
    geting smaller cigars like a cigarillo or a dutch master cigar. they are smaller and it will not take so long to smoke as if you were smokeing a bigger cigar. they are cheaper to so you save money and time.
    Oh, boy...
    Okay - logically Cigar smoking is the act of smoking a "cigar". And following that logic, smoking ANY kind of cigar really is smoking a cigar.

    However - you suggest the cigar he smoke be a "Dutch Master"? Really? You haven't even met the guy and you already don't like him?

    Maybe you would encourage your best friend to smoke a "Dutch Master" - and (I guess) that's okay. But for me it's not just smoking a cigar for the sake of smoking - I really want to enjoy what I smoke. I ain't recommending to ANYONE they smoke a "Dutch Master".

    Just sayin'

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    I had one of those plastic Cigar Savor tubes back in the day (for golf) with that spring loaded aluminum disc on the bottom that held the ashes...no good. IF the concept even worked and the cigar stayed fresh enough to smoke...the ash smell permeated the cigar while stored....even for a short time and made it taste horrible when you tried to relight it. Then, if you cut off the ash end and put it in there, that still never worked because the thing wasn't really airtight to begin with to preserve any amount of freshness. There's no saving grace here...once lit, you tasted the best that cigar was able to be.

    Like everyone mentioned (even the hard-headed, Yankee bashing, stuck in last place Red Sux fan), instead of smoking a torpedo, smoke a small beli. Instead of smoking a robusto, smoke a corona size stick, etc. You just need to realistically assess your smoking time and chose your cigar accordingly based on that amount of smoking time.

    Plus, if you subscribe to this...you get to buy way more cigars and justify it by saying it's a necessity!

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