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post #31 of 45 Old 08-26-2013, 01:36 PM
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Now I'm curious. I typically allow reviews to influence but never completely dictate my purchases. I also know that a few bad reviews can sometimes unfairly snowball into an all out pinata party. I'm going to swing by the local B&M today and pick up a few Gurkhas just to do it.

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Now I'm curious. I typically allow reviews to influence but never completely dictate my purchases. I also know that a few bad reviews can sometimes unfairly snowball into an all out pinata party. I'm going to swing by the local B&M today and pick up a few Gurkhas just to do it.
Ask for some of the mild- med ones less spice bombs unless you like that.
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^Thanks...I'll do that

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I am smoking a "Beast" 7' x 48 right now.

Razor straight burn, smoking perfectly, enjoying it 100%. However done pay more than $2 for a Gurkha on C Bid. They are not bad when but are inconsistent, some like mot come apart while you are smoking them.

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Like paulb, I had a Ghost this weekend because the humidor was really low. I didn't hate it. Probably my last choice, but still enjoyable.
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Re: Newbie Gurkha Experience

OK, just an update on the Gurkha issue as a newbie....my first post was after my first smoke, and reading several Gurkha bashes on Puff.com., I felt like I made a huge mistake and wanted to toss the bunch. I have now had 3 other Gurkhas out of the bunch and other than the first, nothing has been terrible. I am currently in the last 3rd of a Gurkha Beast, which as I am typing is starting to unravel from the wrapper....ok, now I am not sure what to say. I was actually enjoying this smoke, buy now I am running into construction and burn issues.......I am a newbie, so I don't have much experience.. but I have had at least 15 different brands in the last month and I have never had a construction issue from any of them...burn issues from time to time but never an unraveling of the wrapper........I am thinking that that Gurkha bash may have some validity...there are many smoke, even from my infantile knowledge of the hobby, that just don't have these issues.

I was actually really enjoying this one, especially during a late night IT crisis at work
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Now onto a Gurkha Vintage 2001....still working......so far the Beauty has been the only one worth the price or time.
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Now onto a Gurkha Vintage 2001....still working......so far the Beauty has been the only one worth the price or time.
Hasn't been bad....couple of burn issues, again unraveling, but able to keep it under control....nice flavors though. Another good Golf smoke.....
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Hasn't been bad....couple of burn issues, again unraveling, but able to keep it under control....nice flavors though. Another good Golf smoke.....
For me, I prefer a solidly built cigar for the the course, or yard work, etc. You are gonna beat the heck out of it so it needs to start from a good foundation IMO. Single dimension flavor is fine for golfing, but shoddy construction just won't do.

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I have never tried a gurkha, but recently bought a 10 count Gurkha sampler as the price seems great at 17 bucks+shipping. I cant post links but its pretty easy to find.

At that price I figured why not, might as well try them out myself to see what all the talk is about
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