I personally would never put cigar tobacco in my pipes. You will ghost the crap out of it and besides, when your cigar is at the end, it is time to pitch it. If you feel the need to get every bit out of your cigar that you can, get some hemostats and smoke it like a roach.
+1. No matter what cigar, by the time you get to the end, you're experiencing "the bitter end" so to speak. In 25+ years of cigars, I've never had the urge to even come close to roach clipping a cigar as to me they're done by the time I can't hold it in my fingers. G1
I don't think I could bring myself to burn a cigar butt in a pipe. I like cigars and I like pipes, but that just doesn't sound appealing at all. Most cigar buts are usually pretty bitter by the end of your smoke and I can't imagine that would taste pleasant at all.
If you must use every bit of that tobacco, get a cigar holder or re-live your youth and bust out the roach clip :lol:
Thanks for the comments. I just started smoking cigars and I read on a cigar blog that "...to completely smoke a cigar use a pipe...", so that's why I'm asking. I think I agree with everyone that I want to keep the two separate. I'm a pipe smoker who will occasionally smoke cigars, not a cigar smoker who occasionally smokes a pipe.
My great grandfather used to smoke Parodis till they burnt his fingers. Then he would stick a tooth pic through it and smoke it till it burnt his lips. Then he would put whatever was left in his pipe and finish it. Tough old Italian immigrant that came to America during the great depression. Made the most of everything. I could see taking a cigar butt that was still burning and stuffing it into a pipe to finish it. I find those last few fs of a cigar can sometimes be their best. Letting a cigar butt go out and then trying to relight it the next day and smoke it, however, is pointless in my eyes...tastes like shit. DGT does not apply to cigars for me.
I love my Cuban cigars but will never smoke the nub. I do have a few pipes dedicated to Cuban cigar tobacco. After cutting the cigar and before lighting it, I'll do a quick draw test. If it's plugged, which happens occasionally, I'll chop/mash it up and smoke it in a pipe.
A friend of mine goes to Cuba twice a year. During his visits he always visit the Robainia farm and bring me back some wrapper leaves to smoke in my pipe.
I smoked cigars before I picked up a pipe. One of the main reasons I picked up a pipe was because like Ohin3 said, cigars don't keep well over night. It takes dedication to smoke a cigar, where as I've worked over one pipe load over the course of three days. My dad had told me that my grandfather would smoke a cigar about halfway, tear off the burnt end, pop the rest in his mouth and chew it.
I have tried smoking the rest of a cigar in my pipe. I cut it open and stuffed the guts in my pipe. It wasn't really all that bad, but I prefer the tobacco destined for pipes.
You can always save the buttons that you cut off and add them to your mix to spice things up . In this hobby I find it best to experiment , you might find something that you like . 8oz Carter Hall mixed with one Padron Delicias .
I use meerschaum cigar holders when smoking my favorite sticks, then when down to the holder, I let them die out. I later bust them up and put them in the hedges around my house to keep the snakes out, they dont like the nicotine, and will avoid it.
The only cigar butt that I ever kept was my first cigar, the rest all get thrown out. I wouldn't put my cigar butt into my pipe simply because it isn't as enjoyable near the end of the cigar and I have no desire to smoke ever last piece of tobacco in the cigar.
My grandpa does it all the time. Hes frugal and says "you get more miles out of them that way" hes just got some old cheap pipes from back in the 60's. Doesnt smoke pipe tobacco much anymore but im trying to convert him back.
I tried it once after seeing my old shop teacher do it. Once was all I needed. Had to say I tried it. Never to repeat it. The end wasn't that good to smoke up. Never had the desire to repeat that experience.