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Building A Cigar Box Guitar With Shane Speal

They call him “the king of the cigar box guitar.” Shane Speal, an avid cigar smoker, guitar player, woodworker, and author, is not only building some of the best cigar box guitars, he’s also serving-up a lesson in American history. Working out of his modest backyard shed in York, PA Shane takes pride in recreating the “poor man’s guitar,” which dates back to the turn of the 20th century.

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Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 25)

Fan Mail returns: so many questions have come in since our last presentation it was hard to choose, but some of topics we’re talking about today include tips for cutting extra-wide ring gauge cigars, a trick to unplug a torch lighter, plus questions about Maduro and cigar flavor profiles…watch our videos now!

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5 Things You Need To Know About… Pennsylvania Broadleaf Tobacco

Cheesesteaks, Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling), and potholes the size of moon craters are as Pennsylvanian as it gets – but what about the tobacco? We spent a day at the Drew Estate PA Barn Smoker which, as a life-long Pennsylvanian, led me down the rabbit-hole of what goes into growing and using this heavy tobacco in cigars – and why some say it’s making a comeback.

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5 Things You Need to Know About… Torpedo Cigars

If you love Torpedo cigars - you're in good company among cigar lovers. But have you wondered WHY these figurados command such a loyal following, or why they might be your favorite? Get 5 pearls of torpedo cigar wisdom that you need to know, and extra info that will help you become an expert on this classic shape.
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5 Pros: Tricks to Cleanse Your Palate Between Cigars

Summertime is cigar time: and odds are, you’re smoking more than one cigar during an afternoon by the pool, or at night over drinks. For cigar makers, testing blends can lead to taste bud burnout. These 5 cigar pros will teach you tricks to cleanse your palate between cigars and enjoy the last one as much as the first.
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5 Things You Need to Know About… Culebra Cigars

Culebras: those snaky-looking cigars, entwined in a set of three. Hard to find and rarely made these days, but they sure are fun to smoke, especially with two friends. Culebra cigars also have an interesting back story. We dig into what makes these time-honored cigars so unique, and demonstrate how to smoke them.
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Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions – Answered (Part 24)

This month, we tackle four premium cigar questions that, if you use our answers, might make you the smartest person in the room – or the bar, anyway. Each Cigar Q&A is in a quick and easy-to-use video format; watch them now and share with your cigar smoking pals!
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Top 5 Cigar Guides and Resources for Cigar Smokers

Use these 5 FREE interactive cigar guides and tools to up your game for premium cigar satisfaction. Whether you’re an experienced cigar enthusiast, or new to this scene, take full advantage of great new tips, pairing how-to's, Cuban cigar info and more!
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Fan Mail: Your Burning Cigar Questions – Answered (Part 23)

We answers more cigar questions from our readers: get tips on storing flavored cigars, how to smoke a culebra, why you should keep a full humi, and more!
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5 Things You Need to Know About Cigar Tobacco Fermentation

When making cigars, tobacco fermentation is what makes or breaks a blend. Find out why with these five "need-to-know" facts about fermenting cigar tobacco!
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