Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum  

Go Back   Cigar Asylum Cigar Forum > Cigar Forums > Cigar Discussion > All Cigar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-30-2008, 02:21 AM   #1
Bobb
The Alaskan Snorker
 
Bobb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Posts: 36
Trading: (0)
Bolivar
Bobb is on a distinguished road
Default Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

I posted this on another site and I got some very positive feedback from it, so I thought I'd post it again here, in the Asylum, for some of the new inmates. Enjoy!!
__________________________________________________ ______

Snorking, a.k.a. nose smoking, is something I am starting to LOVE!!! At herf's I tend to do it once and a while to help me appreciate fantastic cigars that people are willing to share...now I do it with every cigar I place against my lips. The amount of flavor you get through your nose is AMAZING!! You can really taste the subtle nuances of a cigar when snorking. Think about hoe food looses a ton of flavor when you are sick. That is because a lot of our taste is dependent on our sense of smell.

It came across me yesterday that not everybody practices snorking...and some people do not know how...so I am going to attempt to explain how I do it, and hopefully I can help some people out.

To begin, you may want to start with a milder cigar that still has a lot of flavor. I am smoking a Rocky Patel 1999 Connecticut right now and it is very smooth and slightly complex...IMO, a perfect candidate for snorking.

* The first thing to do is take a decent sized breath and hold it in your lungs...not a huge breath, but enough so you are not uncomfortable holding it for 10 seconds or so.
* Next, take a mouthful of smoke and hold it in your mouth for a second or two
* Now blow out about 70%-80% of the smoke, holding the rest in your mouth.
* Now, close your mouth, relax your throat, and WITHOUT inhaling, blow the air from your lungs out your nose. Thanks to our wonderful friend physics (The Bernoulli’s Principle) the current of air will suck the smoke out of your mouth and send it though your nose.
* Finally, expel any extra air that might be in your lungs out of your mouth so when you inhale, your mouth will be empty of smoke. Remember, there are no taste receptors in your lungs, so smoke does not need to enter them.


This might sting/burn a little the first time...if it does, try blowing more smoke out your mouth before sending it out your nose. Eventually, you should be able to tolerate more and more smoke out your nose without the burn.

I hope this helps some people who have heard of snorking and are having difficulties with it; and opens a whole new world of flavors to the people hearing about it for the first time.

Enjoy!
~Bobb
Bobb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
schnell987
Grateful to the 11
 
schnell987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 40.802237,-74.783871
Posts: 147
Trading: (2)
HdM
schnell987 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Great post...thank you Bobb! I havn't been too successful with this in the past as apparently I was doing it incorrectly. Will have to try this tonight.
__________________
schnell987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #3
Savor the Stick
~Loves the Lord~
 
Savor the Stick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Kevin, or just K
Location: Southern Calfornia
Posts: 1,937
Trading: (67)
Partagas Navy (Served With Honor)
Savor the Stick has disabled reputation
Thumbs up Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

I have to agree that snorking gives great flavors and nuances that are lost when just mouth smoking. A good cigar can become great with the right technique.
An easier way for the smoke to be forced out the nasal passages is lowering your chin to your chest, thereby allowing only one passage out for the smoke.
Care must be used to have enough air left in the lungs after snorking to fully expel all smoke from the mouth; or else a coughing fit will be the result.

Great Topic and post
Thanks, Bob
__________________
Pastor K Please Support the Troops
Savor the Stick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 11:37 AM   #4
elderboy02
Lets Go Reds!!!!!
 
elderboy02's Avatar
4
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dan
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 12,012
Trading: (133)
Bolivar
elderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to beholdelderboy02 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Thanks for the info. I am going to have to try this again and see if I can get this to work.
elderboy02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 12:24 PM   #5
Mr Edmundo
Still Watching My Back
 
Mr Edmundo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Centre of Canada
Posts: 199
Trading: (15)
Montecristo
Mr Edmundo is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Based on reaction to this from other similar posts, many have differring experiences with doing this. When I exhale out through my nose, the "flavors" I experience are basically the same, regardless of the cigar I smoke. The best way I can describe it is "spice". But they all tend to taste the same to me.
However, I discovered that if I French inhale from my mouth into my nasal passages, I can "taste" the smoke much better. It's more subtle without the olfactory sensory assault that I get from traditional snorking.
My problem in doing this is that I often will inhale into my lungs. But practice is helping me perfect the technique without actually inhaling.
To some extent, this makes sense, since smelling is generally done by inhaling.
__________________
Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries. ~Luis Buñuel
Mr Edmundo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2008, 06:41 PM   #6
ScottishSmoker
AAA
 
ScottishSmoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Henderson NV
Posts: 681
Trading: (9)
LGC
ScottishSmoker will become famous soon enoughScottishSmoker will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Because of Bobb's insistence on snorking and how much it will "revolutionize" the way I smoke, I decided to give it a try...NOW...all I do is snork...I find it often useless to blow smoke through the normal channels...Thanks Bobb for making my enjoyment in the hobby that much greater!
__________________
This is Dave's vagina, have you heard of me? Dustin is familiar...
ScottishSmoker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
WildBlueSooner
I'm nuts for the place
 
WildBlueSooner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
First Name: James
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,322
Trading: (19)
AirForce (Served With Honor)
WildBlueSooner has a spectacular aura aboutWildBlueSooner has a spectacular aura aboutWildBlueSooner has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

I need to work on my snorking!
__________________
"To dilute the will to win is to destroy the purpose of the game. There is no substitute for victory"-- Douglas MacArthur
WildBlueSooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 11:38 AM   #8
younggun
new joisey
 
younggun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 7
Trading: (0)
younggun is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

I'm kinda confused as to how on step 1 where you are 'holding it in your lungs' that you arent inhaling
younggun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 12:05 PM   #9
s15driftking
Go Browns!
 
s15driftking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
First Name: Bobby
Location: Columbus Ohio (USA)
Posts: 2,753
Trading: (16)
Partagas
s15driftking has a spectacular aura abouts15driftking has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

i have heard the same thing... that it makes the flavor 10x better. wierd. i'll try it soon!
__________________
diamonds/guns
s15driftking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 12:09 PM   #10
Savvy
Bull Goose Loony
 
Savvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Jordan
Location: Wherever the AF takes me
Posts: 380
Trading: (11)
Partagas AirForce (Active)
Savvy will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Quote:
Originally Posted by younggun View Post
I'm kinda confused as to how on step 1 where you are 'holding it in your lungs' that you arent inhaling
Hold the breath in, not the smoke.
Savvy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 01:12 PM   #11
troutbreath
Feeling at Home
 
troutbreath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Mike
Location: The Dash, NC
Posts: 706
Trading: (0)
troutbreath is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

This really does enhance my smoking experience. I find that now I probably exhale through my nose 40-50% of the time.
troutbreath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 01:44 PM   #12
Da Klugs
Juan of 11
 
Da Klugs's Avatar
1
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dave
Location: Right here
Posts: 3,888
Trading: (8)
RA
Da Klugs has disabled reputation
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Just be careful with NC cigars most are very nasally harsh.

Just nasally exhaled about 40 cigars in the past 3 days.
Posted via Mobile Device
Da Klugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:21 PM   #13
stearns
Dogbert Consultant
 
stearns's Avatar
13
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Ben
Location: RiNo
Posts: 3,852
Trading: (50)
RA
stearns is just really nicestearns is just really nicestearns is just really nicestearns is just really nicestearns is just really nice
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Da Klugs View Post
Just be careful with NC cigars most are very nasally harsh.

Just nasally exhaled about 40 cigars in the past 3 days.
Posted via Mobile Device
are you admitting that you smoke NC's?

stearns
__________________
"I have no idea what I'm doing, but I know I'm doing it really really well" - Andy Dwyer
stearns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #14
Jbailey
Brewcifer
 
Jbailey's Avatar
3
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dave
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 5,113
Trading: (17)
Jbailey has disabled reputation
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Da Klugs View Post
Just be careful with NC cigars most are very nasally harsh.
Completely agree. I've heard others who can do it, but for me I've only found a few NC's that didn't make my nose feel like a forest fire.

Just don't start out trying this an LFD, blue or black label Pepin or any other really strong smoke. Try something on the light end of the spectrum at first.
__________________
"Sent to spy on a Cuban talent show first stop- Havana au go-go."
Field Marshall Douche Bag.
Jbailey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 03:38 PM   #15
Legend
out
 
Legend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 281
Trading: (1)
Legend is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Let the smoke out through the nose is the ONLY way to get the entire flavor profile of a cigar. Depending on the cigar I do it a few to almost everytime.

I do hate the term snorking. Sounds like a druggie term.
__________________
Legend --- Stay Lit My Friends
click here to see my rating system
Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 11:42 PM   #16
Savor the Stick
~Loves the Lord~
 
Savor the Stick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Kevin, or just K
Location: Southern Calfornia
Posts: 1,937
Trading: (67)
Partagas Navy (Served With Honor)
Savor the Stick has disabled reputation
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Quote:
Originally Posted by younggun View Post
I'm kinda confused as to how on step 1 where you are 'holding it in your lungs' that you arent inhaling
You should not be using your lungs to draw smoke into your mouth...but your mouth and jaw muscles.
So take a breath(hold in lungs)...draw on the cigar... smoke is in your mouth....procede to the snorking part.
__________________
Pastor K Please Support the Troops
Savor the Stick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:14 AM   #17
DocLogic77
Feeling at Home
 
DocLogic77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
First Name: Shawn
Location: Deliverance Country
Posts: 504
Trading: (1)
Partagas
DocLogic77 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

When I first tried doing this I made it too complicated. I now merely push my tongue up against the roof of my mouth...and tighten the lower jaw neck area just a bit and exhale through the nose. Thanks to a couple terrific BOTL here I now nose smoke everything.
__________________
Talent wins games...heart wins championships.
Go Steelers!
DocLogic77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2009, 02:22 AM   #18
Cigary
Banned
 
Cigary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Atlanta/ San Diego
Posts: 1,316
Trading: (0)
Cohiba
Cigary will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savor the Stick View Post
I have to agree that snorking gives great flavors and nuances that are lost when just mouth smoking. A good cigar can become great with the right technique.
An easier way for the smoke to be forced out the nasal passages is lowering your chin to your chest, thereby allowing only one passage out for the smoke.
Care must be used to have enough air left in the lungs after snorking to fully expel all smoke from the mouth; or else a coughing fit will be the result.

Great Topic and post
Thanks, Bob

Nice assist on this as I do exactly what you mentioned and for me anyway, makes it a much easier process to "snork" a cigar.
Cigary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 05:42 PM   #19
Da Klugs
Juan of 11
 
Da Klugs's Avatar
1
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Dave
Location: Right here
Posts: 3,888
Trading: (8)
RA
Da Klugs has disabled reputation
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

This actually works. Topping as a public service announcement for the Cuban cigar vendors.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobb View Post
I posted this on another site and I got some very positive feedback from it, so I thought I'd post it again here, in the Asylum, for some of the new inmates. Enjoy!!
__________________________________________________ ______

Snorking, a.k.a. nose smoking, is something I am starting to LOVE!!! At herf's I tend to do it once and a while to help me appreciate fantastic cigars that people are willing to share...now I do it with every cigar I place against my lips. The amount of flavor you get through your nose is AMAZING!! You can really taste the subtle nuances of a cigar when snorking. Think about hoe food looses a ton of flavor when you are sick. That is because a lot of our taste is dependent on our sense of smell.

It came across me yesterday that not everybody practices snorking...and some people do not know how...so I am going to attempt to explain how I do it, and hopefully I can help some people out.

To begin, you may want to start with a milder cigar that still has a lot of flavor. I am smoking a Rocky Patel 1999 Connecticut right now and it is very smooth and slightly complex...IMO, a perfect candidate for snorking.

* The first thing to do is take a decent sized breath and hold it in your lungs...not a huge breath, but enough so you are not uncomfortable holding it for 10 seconds or so.
* Next, take a mouthful of smoke and hold it in your mouth for a second or two
* Now blow out about 70%-80% of the smoke, holding the rest in your mouth.
* Now, close your mouth, relax your throat, and WITHOUT inhaling, blow the air from your lungs out your nose. Thanks to our wonderful friend physics (The Bernoulli’s Principle) the current of air will suck the smoke out of your mouth and send it though your nose.
* Finally, expel any extra air that might be in your lungs out of your mouth so when you inhale, your mouth will be empty of smoke. Remember, there are no taste receptors in your lungs, so smoke does not need to enter them.


This might sting/burn a little the first time...if it does, try blowing more smoke out your mouth before sending it out your nose. Eventually, you should be able to tolerate more and more smoke out your nose without the burn.

I hope this helps some people who have heard of snorking and are having difficulties with it; and opens a whole new world of flavors to the people hearing about it for the first time.

Enjoy!
~Bobb

Alternative simple method - puff out your cheeks with air - pressurize them. You should be able to breath in and out of your nose while maintaining the air pressure on your chipmunk cheeks. Then figure out how to get the air in your mouth out of your nose by releasing the pressure without any letting out your mouth. Not advocating a smoking method, just how to figure out the mechanics of getting the airflow.

If you haven't learned, the sky opens and angels sing once you do.
__________________
Communities Not Commodities.
Punctuation challenged, but trying. 2 time defending Shack Cornhole finals losers.

Last edited by Da Klugs; 06-28-2016 at 05:47 PM.
Da Klugs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2016, 04:52 PM   #20
pnoon
YNWA
 
pnoon's Avatar
12
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
First Name: Peter
Location: San Diego
Posts: 29,813
Trading: (20)
RA
pnoon has disabled reputation
Default Re: Viva la Snorking! Also...how to nose smoke.

When I smoke, I snork/exhale through my nose on virtually every puff. Flavors are more pronounced.
__________________
I'm going recreational.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
-John Wooden

2 of 3 Requirements for use of the CA Rolodex: 100 posts/ 60 day membership/participation in trade (trader rating). New members can be added at any time.
pnoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All content is copyrighted jointly by Cigar Asylum and the content provider.