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Old 11-11-2017, 09:13 PM   #1
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I never thought I would say this

I have been one who has voiced my displeasure in the growing ring gauges in cigars. I've always preferred a ring gauge of 50. And I still do. But I have found with one particular line of cigars that I prefer a large ring gauge.

I have often identified that CAO cigars are very well crafted, but that for my tastes I only like the Brazilia line. However, I really only like the GOL. The other sizes just don't work for me. The GOL has a ring gauge of 56. I have noticed that with the larger ring gauge that the cigar burns cooler. And I like that.

I recently decided, after much consideration, to do the unthinkable and I ordered a box of the Brazilia Amazon. This is a 6 x 60 cigar. I smoked my first one tonight and I love it. Even more than the GOL. The only drawback, if you can call it that, is that it lasted for almost 2 hours. It burns very cool and is very enjoyable. When I need a cigar that will only last an hour I'll smoke the GOL. But when I want one that will last longer, the Amazon is the one.

I haven't changed my mind about large ring gauges. I'm still not a fan. But this CAO Brazilia Amazon is a winner in my book.
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Old 11-11-2017, 11:47 PM   #2
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There are a few that get a place in my rotation that are 60 or so, but most are tapered at the end so I can cut a corona-sized head.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:25 AM   #3
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There are a few that get a place in my rotation that are 60 or so, but most are tapered at the end so I can cut a corona-sized head.
Yeah, if it's a torpedo then the head is not going to have a ring gauge that is as large. Like you said, the opening on a torpedo is usually smaller than even a 50 ring gauge.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:58 AM   #4
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Never cared for any cigar with a less-than-50 ring gauge. Have a few bespokes with 55 gauge. Quite lovely.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:59 AM   #5
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Never cared for any cigar with a less-than-50 ring gauge. Have a few bespokes with 55 gauge. Quite lovely.
Opposite here. LESS then 50.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:15 AM   #6
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48 (Churchill) and 50 have always been my preference. I never cared much for smaller ring gauges, although a 52 torpedo would obviously have a smaller ring gauge at the head of the cigar. With this CAO Brazilia Amazon I now list a 60 ring gauge amongst my favorites.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:55 PM   #7
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Opposite here. LESS then 50.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:04 PM   #8
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I'm glad some of you enjoy these, but I'm not putting a 1 inch plus diameter brown cylinder in my mouth, just saying
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:23 PM   #9
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like what you smoke

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:33 AM   #10
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Here's the biggest cigar I ever saw someone try to smoke. It was a Puros Indios Chief. Someone lost a bet and had to smoke it, he gave up after 3+ hours. Here's a photo of one.
It's a 18 x 66 monster, but still a long filler cigar. (ok small pun intended)



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