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Cello on, or cello off?
G.C. Offline
#1 Posted:
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I know, it's like asking, Ginger, or MaryAnn.... we all have our preferences and for good reasons that may be only our own. This topic may have been covered here before, but since it's an ongoing thing for most of us, maybe it can be revisited. Some of us may have changed our minds over time... like, you know, MaryAnn can really throw together a mean coconut creme pie, and with those little shorts and pigtails, I mean, damn.... But, then, Ginger...tall, slender, Ginger... in that sparkly split dress, those legs... and red hair... well... that's a choice that may change from day to day. Like cello. ON or OFF?
Personally, I like both, and this is something I've sort of come to do over time. I'm not locked into one brand, or one size, wrapper, strength or flavor profile. I just like cigars. ALL kinds of cigars, and I have several different offerings in my humidors pretty much all the time. The bulk of my stock, I leave in the cello. But, I will take a few different ones out and let them lay naked in the humidor for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and then choose my daily smokes from that lot. I don't worry about flavors marrying. I just let the tobacco do what it does and then enjoy it as it is. Usually, I will get a better burn, better draw, and a more flavorful smoke from my stash that way. Not to mention, the aroma that greets my nasal passages when I open a humidor full of naked cigars. Well, it's even better than coconut creme pie.
I'm interested in hearing what you think.
By the way, for my money, it's MaryAnn, all the way, with the cello off, covered in coconut creme... no wait... Ginger. NO, wait, MaryAnn, no wait.... oh crap.
tonygraz Online
#2 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,110
So many questions so many questionnaires:

Pancakes or waffles ?
Do you like long walks on the beach ?
Daisy Mae or Ellie Mae ?
Do you like camping by the river ?
Cello on or cello off ?
David Lee or Sammy ?
Warner Oland or Sidney Toler ?
Have you been in a Turkish prison ?
Do you like gladiator movies ?
Have you ever seen a grown man naked (other than mirrors or porn) ?
dogs or cats ?
Men or women ?
Wad or fold ?
Sit or squat ?
Mary Ann or Ginger ?
Do sad movies make you cry ?
Butter or margarine ?
Pancho or Cisco ?
bgz Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 07-29-2014
Posts: 13,023
I don't eat that sh*t and I don't bang geriatrics....

Oh, wait, you weren't asking me...
G.C. Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 09-02-2021
Posts: 13
I bet you would, if only you could talk her into the backseat of your Super Bee.
Palama Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 20,897
G.C. wrote:
I know, it's like asking, Ginger, or MaryAnn.... we all have our preferences and for good reasons that may be only our own. This topic may have been covered here before, but since it's an ongoing thing for most of us, maybe it can be revisited. Some of us may have changed our minds over time... like, you know, MaryAnn can really throw together a mean coconut creme pie, and with those little shorts and pigtails, I mean, damn.... But, then, Ginger...tall, slender, Ginger... in that sparkly split dress, those legs... and red hair... well... that's a choice that may change from day to day. Like cello. ON or OFF?
Personally, I like both, and this is something I've sort of come to do over time. I'm not locked into one brand, or one size, wrapper, strength or flavor profile. I just like cigars. ALL kinds of cigars, and I have several different offerings in my humidors pretty much all the time. The bulk of my stock, I leave in the cello. But, I will take a few different ones out and let them lay naked in the humidor for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks and then choose my daily smokes from that lot. I don't worry about flavors marrying. I just let the tobacco do what it does and then enjoy it as it is. Usually, I will get a better burn, better draw, and a more flavorful smoke from my stash that way. Not to mention, the aroma that greets my nasal passages when I open a humidor full of naked cigars. Well, it's even better than coconut creme pie.
I'm interested in hearing what you think.
By the way, for my money, it's MaryAnn, all the way, with the cello off, covered in coconut creme... no wait... Ginger. NO, wait, MaryAnn, no wait.... oh crap.


I think you should keep doing what you’re doing and not GAF about what anybody else says.
Abrignac Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,399
As long as you remove the cello before lighting up you should be good.
corey sellers Offline
#7 Posted:
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Does add a different flavor if you leave it own....

Just sayin
Abrignac Offline
#8 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
Does add a different flavor if you leave it own....

Just sayin


So does the cedar wrapper, but I’ll pass.

horse
corey sellers Offline
#9 Posted:
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Does add a different flavor if you leave it own....

Just sayin
corey sellers Offline
#10 Posted:
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Just making sure you heard me the first time.
Cheno Offline
#11 Posted:
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corey sellers wrote:
Just making sure you heard me the first time.


What did you say?
delta1 Offline
#12 Posted:
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I paid attention in high school health class...leave the rub, er, cello on................... or bad things could happen
corey sellers Offline
#13 Posted:
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Hmmm lets see I just started my smoke and I am feeling funny now.

Great cigar
LeeBot Offline
#14 Posted:
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I think it's a false dichotomy. They both have advantages. People act like it has to be one or the other and like they really know which is best for everyone. As if you have to make a choice.

Why not MaryAnn AND Ginger? Go big or go home.


Cigars? Definitely cello on. I'm way to clumsy to go rummaging through a bunch of naked smokes all the time.
borndead1 Offline
#15 Posted:
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On for long term storage

Off if I'm gonna smoke 'em soon (soon means a year or so)
tonygraz Online
#16 Posted:
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LeeBot wrote:
...Why not MaryAnn AND Ginger? Go big or go home....


MaryAnn is dead, man.
Stogie1020 Online
#17 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 3,972
On.

I write the acquisition date directly on the cello... Sharpie on the wrapper leaf might taste funny.
24132413 Offline
#18 Posted:
Joined: 01-25-2017
Posts: 540
If you only have one brand in your humidor removing the cello is best. Allows the tobacco to marry properly. It does make a noticeable difference.

If you have multiple brands push the cigar to the END of the open end of the cello and clip off the remaining closed end.

Both ends are now open and your wrapper is protected from getting oil from other brands which may change the flavor of your cigar in a negative way.

and NEVER store regular sticks with ACID or other infused brands. I got a separate small 20-count humidor I use only for bizarre smelling infused smokes.

Herfing
Abrignac Offline
#19 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,399
Have you ever noticed that the cello which stayed on cigars over long periods is yellow? Seems like a lot of flavor getting tossed. YMMV.
SirKnight Offline
#20 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2018
Posts: 605
They call it yellow cello….
Or was it mellow yellow?
dereq Offline
#21 Posted:
Joined: 11-04-2020
Posts: 8
I trim the ends of the cellos so they're open but leave the rest on for wrapper protection.
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