A WAY TO TURN YOUR UNDER FILLED WIND TUNNELS INTO NICE SMOKES


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This is really interesting. If I ever get to the point where I'm weighing my cigars, I'll give it a whirl!

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Very good info, thanks! My pet peeve is sitting down to a cigar only to have the experience devolve into a hot, charred-tasting struggle to enjoy. I have a box of BBF’s that are in desperate need of the squeeze you describe.

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That’s awesome! Great innovation of use of household items. I always thought a mold would be good to reduce ring gauge on wind tunnels. I often punch them super hard near the cap to add some resistance to the draw. I also find sipping a wind tunnel as you would sip a Lancero works for me. 

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1 hour ago, cigaraholic said:
I’ll brush up on my video skills....here are my sealed victims and what they look like after...just finished the Dip 2...1hr 15 min smoking time..what impressed me was it had a sweet dark chocolate flavor from beginning to end....your not going to get that from a cigar that burns hot 

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Omg they look like raisins


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31 minutes ago, Lrabold89 said:


Omg they look like raisins emoji23.png


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Or beef sticks...haha!

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This is an awesome thread, I will try this.  I have both the Foodsaver style vacs and a chamber vac.  Nice thing with chamber vac is you don’t have the bags with hex grit side which is giving the jerky appearance.  I’ll do a couple of experiments and post.  Thanks for this idea!

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7 hours ago, cigaraholic said:

I’ll brush up on my video skills....here are my sealed victims and what they look like after...just finished the Dip 2...1hr 15 min smoking time..what impressed me was it had a sweet dark chocolate flavor from beginning to end....your not going to get that from a cigar that burns hot 

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Lol, did this inadvertently the second time froze cigars and heard about the sealing method to protect them...... was disheartening to see 10 island singles looking like Han Solo beef jerky after the thaw. They did smoke fine a few months later though!

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7 hours ago, cigaraholic said:

I’ll brush up on my video skills....here are my sealed victims and what they look like after...just finished the Dip 2...1hr 15 min smoking time..what impressed me was it had a sweet dark chocolate flavor from beginning to end....your not going to get that from a cigar that burns hot 

 

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Did you use your sealer as you normally would on automatic or did you shut down the vacuum a little early?

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1 hour ago, Chris P. Bacon said:

I'm wondering if this method would apply to overfilled cigars. The gentle crushing might open up some more airways to ease the draw.

Time to experiment!

Need to try a vacuum chamber for the overfilled cigars and let them expand a bit.  

Anyone out there with a vacuum chamber?  Last time I've seen one was in high school science class. 

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This is just so odd to me.  I smoke 1-3 cigars a day.  30-35 boxes a year and been doing that for a long long time.  I have yet to come across a single underfilled cigar.  A few that were a TAD loose, but that is all.  Plugs I get often.  Going thru a box of RyJ Churchills where 80% are plugged right now.

Regardless, well done!  I'll have to try it if I ever get an underfilled cigar.

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Yeah I've never hit a 4.5g PC! 7g maybe, and that's still smokeable if you go slow. For any given vitola no matter how big or small I've never had more than 20% underweight (17-18% probably the actual max). I've had one box almost all plugged, never had the reverse.

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25 minutes ago, Monterey said:

This is just so odd to me.  I smoke 1-3 cigars a day.  30-35 boxes a year and been doing that for a long long time.  I have yet to come across a single underfilled cigar.  A few that were a TAD loose, but that is all.  Plugs I get often.  Going thru a box of RyJ Churchills where 80% are plugged right now.

Regardless, well done!  I'll have to try it if I ever get an underfilled cigar.

Wow, you're an outlier! 90% say they've never had a plugged cigar. I tend to find a third of mine too tight on average across boxes. Of course I've gone through a box+ a week for 20 years so the odds are not with me....

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