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Title: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: jet.gorilla on May 04, 2012, 01:34:18 AM
Hangin at the lake, smokin cigars, and brewing a bock beer. 

Its a good day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31570487@N04/6994498638
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: Pinski on May 04, 2012, 03:20:30 AM
atta boy!
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: micsager on May 04, 2012, 02:41:45 PM
Very nice dude.
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: bluesman on May 04, 2012, 04:20:11 PM
That's my idea of a relaxing day.  :)
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: redbeerman on May 04, 2012, 04:30:01 PM
That's my idea of a relaxing day.  :)

+1
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: Pinski on May 04, 2012, 04:33:17 PM
I have to remember to take a couple nice stogies to Big Brew! :)
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: bluesman on May 04, 2012, 04:34:15 PM
I have to remember to take a couple nice stogies to Big Brew! :)

I have it on my list.  :)
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: ynotbrusum on May 04, 2012, 05:43:02 PM
I had to give up the stogies a few years back, but I like it when the other guys fire em up.  Brings back memories of great cigars gone by...what is your favorite brew to drink with a cigar?
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: cercard on May 04, 2012, 05:46:45 PM
Hangin at the lake, smokin cigars, and brewing a bock beer. 

Its a good day
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31570487@N04/6994498638

Excellent decision!
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 04, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
I had to give up the stogies a few years back, but I like it when the other guys fire em up.  Brings back memories of great cigars gone by...what is your favorite brew to drink with a cigar?

Whiskey.  Or something like an old ale or a doppelbock.  Gotta be a big beer.

Now that the weather is warming up, I can smoke 'em again.
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: Pinski on May 04, 2012, 06:38:12 PM
I had to give up the stogies a few years back, but I like it when the other guys fire em up.  Brings back memories of great cigars gone by...what is your favorite brew to drink with a cigar?
My Oatmeal Stout was fantastic with a cigar, girlfriends Hazelnut Brown is really nice too. 
Cigars can vary as much as beers and can pair nicely with a wide range of beer depending on the strength and character of the cigar. 
That said, my favorite pairing is actually a triad. Stogie, whiskey and beer; if you have some whiskey I think you can enjoy a wider range of beers in the same sitting. You should really be sitting.
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: Joe Sr. on May 05, 2012, 01:59:15 AM
The way I like my cigars, you'll end up sitting if you don't start out that way.

Nice strong maduro.  Only way to go.
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: erockrph on May 05, 2012, 02:18:33 AM
I had to give up the stogies a few years back, but I like it when the other guys fire em up.  Brings back memories of great cigars gone by...what is your favorite brew to drink with a cigar?

I haven't smoked a cigar in years, mainly because my best friend who I used to smoke with develeoped some killer sinus problems and just can't be around the things anymore. My fave pairing was with an Islay scotch whisky while simmering a batch of beef stew.
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: chezteth on May 09, 2012, 05:43:41 AM
Although I don't generally smoke a cigar while I am brewing I do enjoy a good cigar occasionally.  Depending on my mood it could be a beer, scotch, bourbon, or even coffee to go with the cigar.  It really depends on the type of cigar I intend on smoking.  Just another finer moment in life.  :-)
Title: Re: Enjoying a Cigar on Brew Day
Post by: greyghost on May 09, 2012, 06:28:35 AM
For me it is a every afternoon occurrence. In my little mancave around 4:00 a couple homebrews and a cigar. Retirement is a great life.  ;D