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post #1 of 26 Old 12-12-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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I just learned how to retrohale!

I've heard about it a few weeks ago but every time I tried it burned really bad. Thanks to some old posts in this forum I was able to increase the ratio of air. In one cigar I went from my 1st non burn to retrohaling the entire cigar.

What a difference in the flavor, it's reminiscent of drinking an aged scotch.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better, wow!!!

Thanks puff community!

Now I have to try all my cigars again I suppose, lol

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post #2 of 26 Old 12-12-2019, 07:14 PM
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I blow out around 80-90% of the smoke, then the last bit thru the nose gives me a good retrohale.

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I blow out around 80-90% of the smoke, then the last bit thru the nose gives me a good retrohale.
I definitely started that way but by the end of the cigar I could do it with 100% no burn whatsoever, and the flavor from the nub (down to about 1/2") was quite intense.
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Fun fact. Fish also have nares. But they can't retrohale.
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I used to be totally unable to retro hale without choking, but after months of slowly working at it. I can now get a proper retro hale every time without burning or choking. Its amazing how much more flavor you get
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post #7 of 26 Old 12-13-2019, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I used to be totally unable to retro hale without choking, but after months of slowly working at it. I can now get a proper retro hale every time without burning or choking. Its amazing how much more flavor you get
I agree, I had recently had an Arturo Fuente Short Story and thought the quality was good but taste was ehh. However with the retrohale it's a pretty good cigar, so far everything I've had is better and much more intense. I wonder if the cohibas (red dot), I wish I hadn't bought 2 months ago when I liked mild/medium might still interest me again....
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I agree, I had recently had an Arturo Fuente Short Story and thought the quality was good but taste was ehh. However with the retrohale it's a pretty good cigar, so far everything I've had is better and much more intense. I wonder if the cohibas (red dot), I wish I hadn't bought 2 months ago when I liked mild/medium might still interest me again....
Those Red Dots are great with at least 6 months rest...
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post #9 of 26 Old 12-14-2019, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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Those Red Dots are great with at least 6 months rest...
Well i tried one tonight after 2 or so months and wasn't impressed, I'm sure I'll still have quite a few left after six+ to see if they improve. They smoke/burn/draw great, but just don't have much flavor. On the other hand i had my 1st Pedron 1926 and darn nearly fried my nasal passages. Couldn't retrohale until the 2nd 3rd and even then had to only do it in small bursts. Still learning but it does add another aspect to the flavor.
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post #10 of 26 Old 12-14-2019, 02:32 AM
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