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Old 06-05-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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I was having a cigar with a friend and he noticed I didn't toast the foot of my cigar before I lit it. He said he always does because it give a more even burn. I told him I thught it was a waste of butain and I usually didn't have many burn problems with cigar. How many of you toast the foot before enjoying your cigar?
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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+1 for toasting. I have never not done so thus can't provide a comparison but at this point it's part of the ritual. Even burn, no burnt flavor and tradition I would say.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
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+1 for toasting. I have never not done so thus can't provide a comparison but at this point it's part of the ritual. Even burn, no burnt flavor and tradition I would say.
Ditto.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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personally, that's my entire lighting process. hold the flame about a half inch under the foot, and keep it moving until the entire foot is charred and glows. then start smoking. with a torch, I hold them both horizontally. I generally give a single puff outwards before I start smoking.


I do it slow, take my time, and unless the cigar is badly built, it starts out and keeps going perfectly. I Don't really find that it works any differently than otherwise as far as taste or burn, but this way, I can see what I'm doing.
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I always toast the foot, unless it's too windy. I do feel I get a better, more even start to the smoke when I toast the foot.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #6
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toast away...

+1 for toasting...it's a ritual...
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:02 PM   #7
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I think the key to a properly burning cigar is to get the burn straight from the beginning. The only way I seem to accomplish that is toasting with a torch.
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I always toast the foot, unless it's too windy. I do feel I get a better, more even start to the smoke when I toast the foot.
Same here. As I do my smoking outside it's occasionally problematic because of the wind but I try every time. IMO it's worth it.
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I always toast the foot, unless it's too windy. I do feel I get a better, more even start to the smoke when I toast the foot.
+1 (exactly the same for me)
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:21 PM   #10
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+1 for toasting. I have never not done so thus can't provide a comparison but at this point it's part of the ritual. Even burn, no burnt flavor and tradition I would say.
I light mine indoors and then go outside,,,even burn everytime
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