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FOHrensics Video Experiment: Dunking A Cigar In Water

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Well bloody hell...

Think it's worth doing a test on dunking a correctly humidified cigar? See if it improves it any?

I've got some PL Panatellas I think I ought to give it a go on

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Thanks for the video. I've tried this before, but not with 3 of the same sticks, may be time to try it at a herf. 

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i made i comment under the video but ill do it here also, ive been doing this for years and i learned it here on this forum heh it works wonders on cigars that i pull out of the bottom of my humidor that i feel like smoking but look a little dry 

it will also stop any cracking of the wrapper 

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Ive done this with both properly humidified and under-humidified smokes. Ive never dunked them but ran water from the faucet on them (foot down). It works for unproperly humidified smokes and on well humidified smokes, a perfect burn!

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Hilarious how all 3 hate they had to be honest about which they liked best. Everyone gonna start dunking now. Water? Scotch? Milk?

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This is fascinating.  I have a few cigars that have been kept in perfect humidification and temperature (and several years of age) that have always had a rather 'dry' looking wrapper and have left my mouth feeling dry whenever I have smoked them.  I'm going to give this a try and see what happens.

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Now this begs the question are we going to see this technique  implementing in future reviews?

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Great work gents. This has been in the back of many minds. I know @Ginseng is already of a fan of wetting the wrapper.  Perhaps he is more wise than we all thought? :D

The conclusions were quite surprising to me.  I may have to give this a try.

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Note to self: Take shower with cigar prior to smoking.

 

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Great video.... May have to try them on some dry ones. Thank you!! 

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Great stuff gents :clap:

A couple of thoughts...

First, to my recollection, most discussions regarding rinsing have been more about keeping wrappers from cracking in dry weather, so this flavor element is quite interesting - I will try this with an RA Estupendos (normally humidified) next time I ignite.

Secondly, to RA's end point, the whole time cigar three was being evaluated, all I could think was that this might show even more how much wrapper interplay means to overall flavor.

Onya Steve-O! ( you know why... :lol3: )

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11 hours ago, dageshi said:

Well bloody hell...

Think it's worth doing a test on dunking a correctly humidified cigar? See if it improves it any?

I've got some PL Panatellas I think I ought to give it a go on

Might be too moist......hence NO draw.

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What a novel idea... doing a controlled experiment rather than drawing conclusions based on preconceived notions. Well done. I’ve done this in the past, but will have to experiment more in the future.

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Wow!  I’ve always wondered about this.  He next test needs to add a dunked properly humidified cigar....... for science

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I'm too scared to dunk mine like that, I might try just giving them a spritz with a fine-mist spray bottle.

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1 hour ago, amberleaf said:

I'm too scared to dunk mine like that, I might try just giving them a spritz with a fine-mist spray bottle.

Quickly over running water with foot down is fine.

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Wow. Bigger twist ending than Dexter season 1 😳🤔

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Wow, blown away by this. What a surprise result. I've seen a YouTube video reviewer do this with vintage cigars, but never really believed you could improve them in such a substantial way.

Good work gents! Gotta hand it to FOH, first you blow the cigar plume/bloom myth out of the water (well in my mind you have already anyway), and now I agree here with what El Pres says in the video, this really does settle the wrapper significance to flavour debate - although I feel you had already done that with the Siglo VI/Genios wrapper experiment. This second positive result concludes it IMHO. The wrapper does makes a significant difference. Well done. 👍

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I was shocked by the result also and how the cigar wrappper was able to absorb so much liquid.

One thought, how dried out and old a cigar can 'The Dunk' save?  

I've got a couple of vintage cohiba that look pretty crackly...I just can't seem to get myself to dunk my cigar! 

I'm definitely going to try it on a few cheaper sticks first to see if it makes a big difference.

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I’ll have to give this a try next time I find a dry cigar in my stash


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After closely watching the video, I decided to pick up a new desktop humidor

BTW, Great video fellas!!

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I'm curious if you would have seen a similar change in cigar number 2 if you dunked it and then resumed smoking it.

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39 minutes ago, MrGlass said:

I'm curious if you would have seen a similar change in cigar number 2 if you dunked it and then resumed smoking it.

Probably like sucking on a wet blanket (thanks @MoeFOH  for that one), seeing as the cigar is already cut !!😉

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3 minutes ago, IanMcLean68 said:

Probably like sucking on a wet blanket (thanks @MoeFOH  for that one), seeing as the cigar is already cut !!😉

Well don't I feel like an idiot now for forgetting about the hole at the other end :teacher:.  Revised theory - gentle spritzing maybe?

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