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Old 11-09-2008, 11:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Don Pepin Garcia Blue Firecracker

This cigar was gifted to me a couple of months ago by Bao (aka Mugen910)!!!

Length/Ring: 3 X 50
Shape: Firecracker with fuse
Wrapper: Natural
Strength: Full

Tonight I was getting the BBQ ready and thought I needed a cigar with some flavor while I grilled
some boneless ribs! I also wanted something that would not take an hour and a half to smoke!

This cigar has been staring at me for weeks now! The look is captivating and a little dangerous!
I love the long pigtail fuse!



I cut the cap with my Palio! However, this thing was not defused!!! As soon as I toasted the shaggy foot I realized the power of this cigar! I could detect the pepper in the air!
The smell blended very well with the BBQ and ribs!!!



The first few puffs were very flavorful with plenty of pepper and spice! The pepper is not black pepper,
but red chili pepper! Very nice and hot!



After the first third the spice mellowed a little! Plenty of white aromatic smoke with each draw!
The construction was very nice with no corrections needed. The draw was smooth with just enough
resistance to make the experience enjoyable!



At the halfway point I snorked through my nose and ended up choking! The spice was still very
evident to my sinuses! Good thing I had a Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale to straighten me out!!!



Due to the shortness of this cigar not a lot changed in complexity! I was either getting used to
the spice or it mellowed towards the end! If spice is what you like in a cigar this is the one for you!



I ended up skewering the nub and enjoying the rest of the cigar as it became too hot to hold!


I finished just in time to take the ribs and potatoes off the grill! Yum!!! This was the perfect end
to a great day!!!



Total smoke time took 50 minutes.

Construction/Appearance: 8 out of 10 (Fun shape)
Flavor Balance: 8 out of 10 (Plenty of spice)
Strength: Medium/Full (Flavorful without a nicotine buzz) )
Over all experience: 8 out of 10
Value: This was gifted but I wouldn't pay more than $6.00


Thank you Bao!!!

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:58 PM   #2
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Nice review and great pictures!

I love the DPG Blues!
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:01 AM   #3
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Nice review and great pictures!

I love the DPG Blues!
Awesome pictures man, and GREAT review
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Nice review, my friend.

I found these less than exciting. Honestly, I'd rather smoke a Blue Robusto any day and as far as a spice bomb like a lot of people say, I did not get that.
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Nice review, my friend.

I found these less than exciting. Honestly, I'd rather smoke a Blue Robusto any day and as far as a spice bomb like a lot of people say, I did not get that.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:05 AM   #7
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Looks like one helluva spread! Very nice review
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:21 AM   #8
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good review, I smoked one and loved it.
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:45 AM   #9
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Default Re: Don Pepin Garcia Blue Firecracker

Great Review & Pics! I love all The DPG line, but my fav. is the JJ. Like Darrell, I do not detect a huge amount of pepper in any of the DPGs, but I love the smokes!
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:51 AM   #10
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I've been dying to try one of these!! Thanks for the review. They sure look tasty.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:44 AM   #11
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Thanks for the review, I love those little bastards to
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:01 PM   #12
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I found these less than exciting. Honestly, I'd rather smoke a Blue Robusto any day and as far as a spice bomb like a lot of people say, I did not get that.
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Great Review & Pics! I love all The DPG line, but my fav. is the JJ. Like Darrell, I do not detect a huge amount of pepper in any of the DPGs, but I love the smokes!
My taste buds must be more sensitive than yours!

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Old 11-10-2008, 12:56 PM   #13
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I'm a certified Pepin whore and have never tried, nor seen these at any B&M....anyone seem them pop up on the Devil's Site? (c-bid)

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:20 PM   #14
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looks like a perfect smoke for this time of year. Might have to try one!
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Nice review! I love these little guys. You're right on about the lack of complexity in these sticks, but the flavor that they do have suits me just fine. I also find quite a bit of pepper and spice in these cigars as well. These are nice cigars for a quick smoke.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:55 PM   #17
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Great review. Love the Pepin Blue line, but have not tried one of the Firecrackers yet. I think they are only carried by a few retailers.
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You can only get them from 2guyssmokeshop in NH, Pepin makes them special for them. They have good prices on them on there websight in tax free NH
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Thank you for the review and the great pics. That is a beautiful little stick and some tasty lookin ribs too.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #20
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Thank you for the review and the great pics. That is a beautiful little stick and some tasty lookin ribs too.
Sorry! I had to throw a picture of the ribs in there!!! They were delicious!!!
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