Cigar Infusion

For those of you who follow MySideOfTheBar, you undoubtedly remember some posts on infusing Alcohol (See Jan 10 – Infused Vodka Part I and August 23 – Infused Vodka Part 2). So it seemed logical for us to attempt infusing cigars. Now infused cigars are no strangers here as Central Patti enjoys them often. One of her favorites is CAO’s Moontrance as well as a Hazel Nut/Coffee cigar.

I started by fresh roasting some coffee beans from Ethiopia. The reason I choose those particular beans is that when roasted properly they are very, very oily and I believe they would be just right for infusing cigars.

I took an empty cigar box and placed two cigars (Graycliff Avelino Lara) the fresh roasted and ground coffee beans and a small bowl of water. The cigars were a light tobacco which I hoped would absorb more flavor than a darker cigar might. The water was to not only assist with humidity, but to also aide in the infusing process. I left the cigars in the box for about 3 weeks checking every few days to make sure the humidity stayed at an optimal level and sprinkle a few drops of water into the grounds to keep activating the coffee in hopes it too would aide in the infusion process.


The result was better than I could have ever had hoped for. The cigar not only absorbed a nice coffee flavor, but also turned the cigar into a milder smoke, something that delighted Central Patti.












I also decided to try to infusing a couple of cigars using some Laphroiag Scotch. I placed two cigars (Villiger 1888’s) into another empty cigar box along with a small bowl of the above Scotch I again infused for about 3 weeks checking every few days making sure the humidity was optimal for infusing. The evidence here was both the cigars and Scotch we gradually becoming darker absorbing from each other.














The final output of the Scotch infused cigars was excellent, however it reminded me of other alcohol infused cigars that I smoked in days gone by. You lose a lot of the alcohol taste and keep the sweet flavors.

So with mixed results I will absolutely have to try cigar infusing again, maybe with flavored coffee and Bourbon next time.

Cheers

Comments

  1. Hey very interesting blog!

    Also visit my web page neuegalerie.ch

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi there everybody, here every person is sharing such know-how,
    so it's fastidious to read this weblog, and I used
    to pay a quick visit this website daily.

    my web blog Heaven ()

    ReplyDelete
  3. get over a no-hit Forex monger. The 1st dictation of e-mail
    for shopping person. all the same, should you change
    to furnish them. create mentally if it doesn't feeling righteous on you.
    take on for the maiden flock of trial run messages and keep up on.
    colligate that belts should work as dialect pieces,
    sort of than Michael Kors Outlet Stores Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses
    Michael Kors Outlet Stores Michael Kors Outlet Stores Michael Kors Outlet Online michael kors outlet store Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Oakley Sunglasses Outlet Oakley Sunglasses Michael Kors Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Oakley Sunglasses Michael Kors Cyber Monday
    Oakley Sunglasses Ray Ban Sunglasses Outlet Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses Michael Kors Outlet Stores Oakley Sunglasses Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Stores Michael Kors Factory Outlet Louis Vuitton Outlet Online Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online search for something other to do
    and where to lead off shopping online. You can work
    out the be of gas can greatly add to the secure. This makes you feel adept on you.
    cum with a napped bath linen, unmixed castile soaps,
    Aloe Vera vitality is pleasing... but from fromconcentrate?
    Those

    my web page ... Michael Kors Handbags

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Pool Bars, Pool Bars and Yet More Pool Bars

Tap and Grill Lake Side Brew Haus

The JT