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troutface

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Tatuajue Tattoo good smoke, hot porch, no good, ruins the smoke, come on fall.
Fall ? It was 99 yesterday and again today, then on Tuesday we're supposed to get 3-6" of snow here in Denver. cray

Continuing yesterdays experiment with lanceros, I am smoking a My Father La Promesa. Again, very nice flavor, but not any stronger than a toro or Churchill. Some Even Williams Bonded on the rocks is the drink.
 

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Fall ? It was 99 yesterday and again today, then on Tuesday we're supposed to get 3-6" of snow here in Denver. cray

Continuing yesterdays experiment with lanceros, I am smoking a My Father La Promesa. Again, very nice flavor, but not any stronger than a toro or Churchill. Some Even Williams Bonded on the rocks is the drink.
I was a believer in the idea that thinner smokes were stronger than thicker ones, everything else being equal. I've been smoking a lot of lanceros lately and I'm no longer sure how true it is. You definitely get more wrapper influence, so if that's where the strength of a blend lies, it likely is stronger. But if the wrapper is not particularly strong or spicy and the binders and fillers are (as I suspect is the case with some Nicaraguan cigars with Ecuador wrappers), you will probably get a fuller strength experience in a medium (44-52) ring gauge. I think once you get thicker than 54 or so, you're bringing in more air with the smoke which counteracts any strength gains from additional filler tobaccos. Also, lanceros take a long ass time to smoke, and maybe the cumulative experience adds up to an ass kicking like this LFD Double Ligero lancero I'm smoking now tends to do. My own 2 cents, anyway.

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troutface

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I was a believer in the idea that thinner smokes were stronger than thicker ones, everything else being equal. I've been smoking a lot of lanceros lately and I'm no longer sure how true it is. You definitely get more wrapper influence, so if that's where the strength of a blend lies, it likely is stronger. But if the wrapper is not particularly strong or spicy and the binders and fillers are (as I suspect is the case with some Nicaraguan cigars with Ecuador wrappers), you will probably get a fuller strength experience in a medium (44-52) ring gauge. I think once you get thicker than 54 or so, you're bringing in more air with the smoke which counteracts any strength gains from additional filler tobaccos. Also, lanceros take a long ass time to smoke, and maybe the cumulative experience adds up to an ass kicking like this LFD Double Ligero lancero I'm smoking now tends to do. My own 2 cents, anyway.

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Well it's my understanding that ligero are the uppermost, strongest leaves on the plant, so a double ligero would be a natural ass kicker. Today I had a CAO Flathead 642 lancero and again it didn't seem any stronger. I also didn't think it was that great a smoke.
 

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