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Last post 16 months ago by Stogie1020. 11 replies replies.
Hold the toast, please.
G.C. Offline
#1 Posted:
Joined: 09-02-2021
Posts: 13
I've been smoking cigars for a long time and I never used to toast before lighting. I didn't even know what it was. I'd never heard of such a thing. But then when I started to look around at the different cigar sites on this new-fangled thing called, "The Internet"...., I noticed a lot of guys talking about toasting before lighting. One big name manufacturer even said it was important to toast because it served to "marry" the wrapper to the binder. So, I started toasting. What I got was a mouthful of what tasted like charcoal; not good, clean, tobacco fun like I had been used to. Not to mention, I didn't feel like I got as even of a light, especially on box-pressed cigars. I had more problems with uneven burn than I ever had before. So I went back to what I've been doing for about 50 years now. I just light the sucker and start toking on it. So, as for me and my sticks, hold the toast, please.
ZRX1200 Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 58,439
*golf clap*
Palama Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 20,890
G.C. wrote:
I've been smoking cigars for a long time and I never used to toast before lighting. I didn't even know what it was. I'd never heard of such a thing. But then when I started to look around at the different cigar sites on this new-fangled thing called, "The Internet"...., I noticed a lot of guys talking about toasting before lighting. One big name manufacturer even said it was important to toast because it served to "marry" the wrapper to the binder. So, I started toasting. What I got was a mouthful of what tasted like charcoal; not good, clean, tobacco fun like I had been used to. Not to mention, I didn't feel like I got as even of a light, especially on box-pressed cigars. I had more problems with uneven burn than I ever had before. So I went back to what I've been doing for about 50 years now. I just light the sucker and start toking on it. So, as for me and my sticks, hold the toast, please.


Totally opposite experience here.

I toast all the time and never get the charcoal taste that you get. Now granted, I hold my cigar a good distance away from the flame and let the heat do the lighting. Does take me a bit longer to light it but I don’t mind the extra time and fuel it takes.

FWIW, when I first started smoking cigars, I used to put the match or lighter up to the cigar, suck the flame into the foot and puff like hell. Didn’t always work, especially with matches, and I would get uneven lights. After I changed the when / why / where of smoking, it was easier to toast so I’ve stuck to that lighting method since.

To me, in the end, it doesn’t matter how you light your cigar, as long as you enjoy smoking it, that’s what it’s all about.
clickbangdead Offline
#4 Posted:
Joined: 01-31-2009
Posts: 2,160
*Toast THE OTHER END*

Yeesh, freaking amateurs...
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#5 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
Posts: 121,350
Did you try butter? Maybe some bruschetta on your toasted "sticks"?

G.C. Offline
#6 Posted:
Joined: 09-02-2021
Posts: 13
Let's see....try lighting the other end, and then put butter on it. OK. I think I've got it now.
Thunder.Gerbil Offline
#7 Posted:
Joined: 11-02-2006
Posts: 121,350
Well yeah, what do you expect when you smoke sticks?

Try some cigars next time.
tonygraz Offline
#8 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
Posts: 19,104
I thought toasting was having a drink with a friend or friends with a cigar.
frankj1 Online
#9 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,917
huh.
I thought it was a side of toast, hold the chicken...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdIXrF34Bz0
Palama Offline
#10 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
Posts: 20,890
frankj1 wrote:
huh.
I thought it was a side of toast, hold the chicken...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdIXrF34Bz0


A classic Jack scene! Applause
Stogie1020 Online
#11 Posted:
Joined: 12-19-2019
Posts: 3,966
I just made a batch of lemon marmalade, you could try some on your toast...
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