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Beginner Cigar Guide - How to Infuse your own Cigars Part 2

8th Mar 2021

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardo. I'm Gerard, and this week we are on Part Two on How to Infuse Your Own Cigars, but before I get going, I need you to click on that subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Mondays with Mardo.

All right, so if you tuned in on last week's episode, we infused cigars in a small container right here. We have two cigars, one is a Candela and one's a Connecticut. And this is my first time, actually, so I'm kind of excited on what the outcome's going to be.

So we're going to do a cut and a light, and there's coffee beans falling everywhere, and here we go. We're going to go with the Connecticut. I definitely smell the coffee on that. That's kind of cool. Kind of exciting. So let's go ahead and cut and light this and see if it has truly infused the cigar with the coffee flavor.

Now, let's see if I could smell it on the cap end. Kind of tough to tell. Maybe I've synced my nose hairs by smoking too many... No, I do smell it even on the cap now. Oh, interesting. All right. So, therefore, I'm going to light this bad boy up. Oh, let's try and do a dry, whatever they call it, a dry draw. I do taste some hints of coffee. Yeah, definitely from the foot. Interesting.

All right, let's try this. This is going to be kind of fun. It's interesting because when I did the cold draw, oh, that's what it's called, a cold draw, the flavor that I got was, because I'm thinking the flavor of a coffee drink, when I drink the coffee, how it tastes, and I've got to kind of switch my, whatever, things in my brain, my sensors, away from that, and what I'm tasting is the actual coffee bean.

The coffee bean completely tastes different than actually a coffee drink. So that's what I have to adjust my sensors, and not be thinking I'm going to have a coffee drink, so I'm kind of babying this thing. I do not taste any coffee in there. Maybe, because this oil is only a one week. Maybe, it's not enough coffee. I'm not really sure, but I did smell it on the wrapper. Now that I have lit it, it kind of is tarnished by the smoke. That's a good cigar, though.

I mean, I smoked a cigar before many, many times and it does have hints of coffee in it, and it's hard to say, so it's definitely not fully infused. Has it made any changes to the cigar? If it has, it's so subtle that I'm not really noticing it. Maybe I'll have to get another Connecticut that is not flavored of the same cigar and compare, but I do taste some coffee in there.

I guess what I'm expecting is something like a Java. We know that Java brand is heavily infused with coffee flavoring, where this is not the same thing. This is just putting it into coffee. So what we're going to do, is look for your comments, look for your expertise. If you have infused cigars in coffee beans, or in Cognac, or any kind of spirit, please let us know in the comments what you've done, what was the length of time that you had to keep it inside the container.

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