#162 Talking cigars with Mike from Toronto Habanos – Listen and you understand why cigars and construction
We are @speducci recording the show on the patio, Rosie and company are always amazing for letting the show record there, it’s quickly becoming the Speducci Studios for the TCL Podcast, thanks guys.
Open the show with a few shout outs.
Tim from BC @poundforpoundframers Tim from Akron Ohio sent me an email. @southcoaststudio rocking some great Schluter projects. Rob from @galaxyplumbinginc had a pic to share. John from @greekbuilder asking me to do a show on “approved” programs. Marco from @electricallocal69 not a real union shared some insight regarding ESA and Heated floor cables. @andcura Master Electrician and Certified Fire Alarm Electrician wanted to connect while I was in Cambridge. Jarrett from @pacificwildgeneralcontracting had a few stories to share. Framers that are planning on being on the show in the near future, Alonzo @cluelessframer and @alchemist_carpenter and we also will have Ziggy and old school soul been framing for decades and plenty of dry Polish humour, great shows coming soon. Patrick from @blders.ca talking bikes with me via DM’s.
On with the show.
Mike has been in construction for most of his life, he is very familiar with the construction life and now he adds cigar aficionado to his life, for the last 12 years. Why cigars? We get into the many reasons why and how it connects to construction and even if you have always wanted to but weren’t sure how to, Mike shares so many great tips. We even discuss the heath concerns so please understand we are not trying to suggest you take up cigar smoking, we are simply sharing a lifestyle and TCL has always been about sharing information, laughs, inspiration, and more, once again this podcast episode or show in general might not be for you, if not, I am totally fine with that, the thousands of listeners that listen and support this amazing construction show want more and I will always share more. Thank you.
Mike begins by discussing the construction of each cigar. Cigars are made up of 5 components. Combination of 3 leaves that make up the blend, the binder which is the inner and outer of the cigar and then the wrapper which is the look of the cigar. Mike walks the listener through how to judge a cigar on firmness, or high humidity, how to cut the end with a guillotine cutter, avoid the amateur cut and achieve the perfect cut, how to properly light it and never use propane as Manny has before in social media posts, and how to draw for the first time and every time.
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What an amazing show and thank you so much Mike for sharing so much information, and educating our listeners on cigars. Thank you. Mike’s email at email@example.com and find him on social @torontohabanos on IG