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post #31 of 49 Old 06-18-2017, 01:28 PM
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I can't whistle worth a shit either. Or snap my fingers. Pretty good at sitting in a chair and vegetating though

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I can't whistle worth a shit either. Or snap my fingers. Pretty good at sitting in a chair and vegetating though
We'd get along famously...all we need is somebody to light our cigars and open our beer bottles....guess we could could squeeze our own limes but why risk injury?

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Great points....I forgot to add the part you mentioned.....thrusting the tongue up to the roof of the mouth which forces the smoke out of your nostrils. You can also use variations of this action....a pump-like action of your tongue to the roof of your mouth w/o your tongue actually touching the roof. You can actually practice this activity w/o smoking a cigar but do it by yourself...you're gonna look a bit odd if you do this at the mall and then Security will be called and the rest of your day will be ruined.

The "cooler the smoke" is accurate when retro haling as you'll get more of the taste of the tobacco. We get more taste from the sinus cavity than you realize.....don't believe me? Next time you get a cold try and taste your food. Animals use their sense of smell...called olfaction..... it's purpose.... the detection of hazards, pheromones, and food. It integrates with other senses to form the sense of flavor and that's what happens to us as well when we smoke our cigars. ( science class dismissed )


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Its a bit hard for me to explain exactly how I do it. I basically just take my regular puff, then the last little bit of smoke left in my mouth I blow out my nose. At that point it is usually mixed with a good amount of air so I don't burn my sinuses too much.

It sounds odd saying this about smoking, but: practice, practice, practice!
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Its a bit hard for me to explain exactly how I do it. I basically just take my regular puff, then the last little bit of smoke left in my mouth I blow out my nose. At that point it is usually mixed with a good amount of air so I don't burn my sinuses too much.

It sounds odd saying this about smoking, but: practice, practice, practice!
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I had a few decent retros last night.

First, I took a bit of air in my mouth, then drew the cigar. Immediately, I open and close my mouth quickly. This moves the smoke back so I can exhale it through the nose. Flavors were good; I liked it. Stick was a Jericho Hill.

I tried it again this morning with a Perdomo Habanos Maduro. It was no good. Burned pretty bad. I can tell this is going to vary from cigar to cigar. I haven't given up just yet.
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I had a few decent retros last night.

First, I took a bit of air in my mouth, then drew the cigar. Immediately, I open and close my mouth quickly. This moves the smoke back so I can exhale it through the nose. Flavors were good; I liked it. Stick was a Jericho Hill.

I tried it again this morning with a Perdomo Habanos Maduro. It was no good. Burned pretty bad. I can tell this is going to vary from cigar to cigar. I haven't given up just yet.
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After a while it just becomes second-nature. But until then you'll want to consciously adjust the amount with the spiciness of the individual cigar, down to the point where it's not even really smoke coming through your nose, but more like blowing the lingering remnants of flavor left in your mouth out through your nose.

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Nice!

After a while it just become second-nature. But until then you'll want to consciously adjust the amount with a spiciness of the individual cigar, down to the point where it's not even really smoke coming through you nose, but more like blowing the lingering remnants of flavor left in your mouth out through your nose.[/QUOTE]

I'll have to give that a try rather then try to push a whole mouth of smoke out my nose all at once.
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As it's been mentioned before - lighter shade Connecticut wrapper cigars such as the Drew Estate Undercrown Shade are easier on the nose hairs, and I can retrohale the entire amount that I draw.

On full bodied sticks like the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Black I'll usually blow out 40% to 50% of the smoke thru my mouth, and then the remainder out my nose (thus leaving the filtration system in my schnoz intact).

My advice is to keep trying - eventually most 'get it', and it becomes 2nd nature. I couldn't imagine not retrohaling since the amount of flavor I get really enhances the experience, and overall enjoyment. With all that said - I don't recommend retrohaling bourbon/scotch/rum/beer...
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Its a bit hard for me to explain exactly how I do it. I basically just take my regular puff, then the last little bit of smoke left in my mouth I blow out my nose. At that point it is usually mixed with a good amount of air so I don't burn my sinuses too much.

It sounds odd saying this about smoking, but: practice, practice, practice!

I really paid attention to my cigar and pipe while smoking them today. Basically, I do as you described, usually without giving much attention to doing it. I guess before, I had thought of 'retrohaling' as taking a big puff of smoke and then forcing it all out your nose. Live & learn.
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