infusing cigars

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  1. kimo

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    Thought I would try infusing my cigars just for laughs. have two batches going. One uses Fireball whiskey which has a strong cinnamon scent and the other has tawny port wine. Cigars are in enclosed containers and about every three days I check to make sure they are not getting soggy or too spongy. If so, I take them out and let them dry in a dry box for a day then place them back inside. My goal is for at least three weeks. I cheated the other day and took one out after a week and tried it.

    Nice smoke leaving a cinnamon spiciness after taste in the mouth. I imagine it will be awesome after three weeks.

    Anyone else try this? If so, with what type of drink? Wonder if it would work with fresh coffee beans.
     
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    I infuse my roast turkey with a brine solution AND I infuse my bourbon with ice (occasionally), does that count?
     
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    Sounds interesting.
     
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    I have tried cigars a few times; but the only one I ever honestly enjoyed was a Rum Crook.
     
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    Google Bill and Monica for tips.
     
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    Don't.

    Go buy a fine cigar and enjoy its natural flavor. Grab a Padron Maduro.

    Like fine wines, fine cigars are a world of difference better than the middle of the road stuff.
     
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    Back in my day, we called them blunts. You crazy millennials with your Fireball and such.
     
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    I've infused my body with Fireball. Before that we called it Hot Damn. And before that we called it Cinnamon Schnapps.
     
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    Get better cigars. No infusion needed. Or just infuse directly into your mouth. That’s my preference. A $7 cigar and a good glass of bourbon has never failed me. You don’t have to spend huge money to get a lot of satisfaction. Same with women by the way.
     
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    I tend to agree. Flavored coffee is for women and sissies. Flavored cigars would seem to be entering into that realm except that most women don't like cigars.

    But what I want to know is when I Trump going to make a trade deal with Cuba that we sell them something that they need with no tariffs and they sell us cigars with no tariffs? I used to get Cuban Cigars from Canada and they really are the best cigars in the world.

    Years ago I used to smoke Antonio y Cleopatra Grenadiers with the candela wrapper. They were/are a relatively cheap commercial cigar made in Puerto Rico grown from Cuban seed tobacco. Otherwise Swisher sweet Perfectos (large size) are not bad and the flavoring did seem to improve the taste of a cheap cigar. And as far as cheap cigars, every once in a while I used to enjoy the Have-a-Tampa Jewells with the wooden tips.

    One of the things that made me give up cigars was that with all the tobacco taxes, even cheap cigars were no longer cheap and I couldn't smoke them as often as I wanted so these days I will very occasionally get something like a Padron which is from Nicaragua, or a good quality Domincan but I expect to pay around 12 dollars for a single cigar.

    A friend of mine belongs to a cigar club at the local Indian casino and they have some pretty good cigars there plus they serve dinner and drinks and you can have cigars and brandy after dinner. This is in Washington state and the last time a group of us were there one of the waitresses mentioned that very often the casino's hotel guests who come form out of state will ask if they can buy pot there because marijuana is legal in Washington state.

    She said no, it's not legal in the casino or on the reservation.
     
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    Cuban cigars are myth, quality wise. We can’t have them so we covet them. Products from the Dominican Rebublic are every bit as good or better. And affordable too.
     
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    Heretic :miff:
     
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    You can legally bring cigars back with you from Cuba if you travel over there.
    Can't commercially import them or buy them in the US legally yet though.
     
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    Cuban cigars were, for a long time, far-and-away the best out there.
    Nowadays the QC has been sacrificed in the name of greater production. So yeah, it’s luck of the draw with them: some are great, others not so much.
     
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    Truth.
    My brothers, cousins and lots of close friends travel to Cuba several times a year. They always bring back a box or two.
     
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    I do buy nice cigars and like them. Tend toward full bodied maduros. However, I also like variety and trying new things. Makes life a little more fun.

    What is interesting is that I do not like at all cigars like Acid that are flavored...nor swisher sweets... go figure. Infusion seems more subtle and I have more control.
     
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    Sounds intriguing. But infused cigars aren't my thing. I had an ACID once and it left a sugary taste on my lips for 2 days.

    I currently have 19, and just smoked my first Padron 2000 a couple nights ago. Damn that's a good cigar! I had over a year's rest on that bad boy....beautiful burn and everything. I'm definitely gonna get more when I can!

    I miss Steelhead. He'd love this thread. :(
     
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    Contrary to most of the responders to your post, I enjoy and smoke cigars (3-4 a day). Not being rich or pretentious, I buy factory seconds and like them fine for well under $1 a stick.
    I'm very interested in your infusion. Would you explain to me in more detail how you do it. And follow-up with your impressions of the final results?
    Thanks
    tbc.
     
  19. kimo

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    I bought a glass tube with lid at Hobby Lobby 4$. And a bag of glass rocks3$. Tube is about a foot tall. Glass rocks in bottom, the poor in liquor to half height of rocks, cigars standing on top then the lid I can do about 4 at a time leaving enough room for air circulation. Check every three days to make sure they're not too soft, if so take them out and put in a small cigar box for a day to dry some then replace. Repeat for about three weeks.
     
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    Thanks for the info, kimo. Look forward to your report on the final results.
    tbc.