This is a discussion on Fresh rolled cigars? within the General Cigar Discussion forums, part of the The Cigar Lounges at Puff category; So I'm going to an event tonight where they will be rolling cigars to sell. Can you smoke them as ...
So I'm going to an event tonight where they will be rolling cigars to sell. Can you smoke them as soon an they are rolled? How long after they are rolled can you still smoke them before they go into the sick phase (this does happen, right?) What can I expect for flavors?
I went to a charity wine event last weekend and there was a hand roller there. I got two of his creations and some other people I was with grabbed some. The others smoked theirs right away, but I waited until Thurs. The guys that smoked theirs right away said they were fantastic. Mine started out really good and then went flavorless about a third in. I'll let the other one sit about 6 months before I smoke that one. We're going to try to get this guy out to some other charity events this year, so I'll try some more when they're fresh.
I work in conventions at Disney and they have Cigar Rollers quite often and they don't recommend smoking them right away, but I think that is debatable. I have had one right after it was rolled and I thought it was great! Enjoy yourself tonight!
I think that would be awesome, to be able to see your cigar rolled and within minutes be smoking the thing.
I have done it, and it is. Many B&Ms periodically have events that they bring a roller in for. In my case I had to buy three of a specific kind of stick, and in return I got my own free stick rolled on the spot.
A friend of mine went on a scuba diving trip to Honduras a couple of years ago. They had a guy at the resort rolling cigars and selling them. My friend smoked them fresh and he says they were the best cigars he's ever smoked.