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Doc Stogie Fresh hosts these educational cigar videos on a variety of topics from processes in Making Cigars, to answering common cigar questions.

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Doc Stogie Fresh hosts these educational cigar videos on a variety of topics from processes in Making Cigars, to answering common cigar questions.

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    Cigar Shapes

    Cigar Shapes

    In this video, Doc talks about the different shapes of premium handmade cigars. Shapes include: Parejo, Figurado, Torpedo, Belicoso, Pyramid, Perfecto, Salomones and Culebra.

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    The Lieberman Machine

    The Lieberman Machine

    A brief video introducing the Lieberman Machine, a device used in the manufacture of premium cigars.

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    Curing and Fermentation

    Curing and Fermentation

    DESCRIPTION: This video will explain and illustrate the complex processes of curing and fermentation of tobacco. Curing and fermentation are critical aspects of readying the tobacco for use in the production of premium cigars. TERMS: Casa de Tabaco = Curing Barn Guano = Palm leaves; used for constructing some curing barns Ensartadores = Stringer, sewer of leaves Drying bars = wooden poles used for hanging leaves in the curing barn Vegueros = tobacco farmers Manos = hands; groups of leaves tied together in bunchesPilón (pilones) = pile or stack of tobacco leaves used in fermenting Temperatures: In curing barns: 72-75 degrees FIn fermentation pilón: 80-95 degrees F Time span: For curing: approx. 6-weeksFor fermentation: approx. 6-weeks

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    From Planting to Picking

    From Planting to Picking

    DESCRIPTION: This video takes you through the process of seeding, germination, growth and harvest.Making great cigars starts with planting great seeds. You will see how the seeds are planted and germinated and how the seedlings are prepared to be planted in the field. The process of harvesting (priming) the leaves is also discussed.TERMS: Ligero = Literally “light.” The part of the filler tobacco that is located in the upper part of the plant. It often contributes to the strength of the cigar.Viso = Tobacco from the middle of the plant. A primary contributor to the flavor characteristics of the cigar.Seco = Literally, “dry.” Comes from the lower part of the plant, it contributes to the aroma and burn of the cigar. Volado = Another type of filler tobacco chosen for its burning qualities. It is the part of the plant that is closest to the soil.Vega = Tobacco fieldVeguero = Tobacco farmerFinca = FarmGermination Tray = a small container used to plant seedsSemilla = SeedSemilleros = SeedbedSterile Ash = mixed with seeds to help farmer see the distribution of seeds in the germination trayPriming = Picking the leavesRecogedor (a) = Person who picks the tobacco leaves.

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    Interview with Steven Ysidron: Savinelli Cigars

    Interview with Steven Ysidron: Savinelli Cigars

    Recently I sat down with Steven Ysidron, National Sales Manager of Savinelli cigars, to discuss his background and role in the company. He also introduces Savinelli's current cigars, and upcoming new blends.

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    2010 Procigar Special Edition Cigar

    2010 Procigar Special Edition Cigar

    This video records the presentation of the limited edition 2010 Procigar cigar. The announcement was made by Manuel Quesada, who is the Vice President of the Procigar organization. Each person that attended the 2010 Procigar Festival in the Dominican Republic, received one of these special cigars

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