Quote: Originally posted by Penelopa on June-12-2013
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As for the ring gauge, as far as I understand they measure the ring gauge by the upper part of the cigar, after cutting it since many cigars are rounded at the top.
Here's a detailed guide to measuring your cigar. I hope it will be useful:
1. Cut your cigar. Because many cigars are rounded and come to a semi point at the end, use a cigar cutter to cut the end. This will give you a nice clean surface to measure.
2. Measure the cut cigar using a ruler. Make sure the ruler uses the "standard" or "American" version of measuring. This means inches, not centimeters.
3. Multiply your reading by 64. For instance is your ruler read 1/2 of an inch, you would multiply 64 times .5 and your result would be 32. If it was 5/8 of an inch your reading would be .625 x 64 and that equals 40, which would be your ring size.
4. Decide which ring size best suits the time you have to smoke your cigar in. While cigars can certainly be re-lit, they are best enjoyed in one sitting. So, ask a professional how long the cigar is expected to burn based both on its ring size and on its length.
Have a happy smoke!
I"m familiar with how to measure ring size and what it means, but what I didn't know was with a figurado shape cigar such as a perfecto that is larger at one end than the other (e.g. - larger diameter at the foot of the cigar than the head of the cigar, or sometimes fatter in the middle of the cigar than at either end), where on the cigar do the manufacturers measure the ring size?
In other words, when I read on an Internet page that the ring size of a certain perfecto is 52, I was wondering if the 52 ring size was measured at the fattest part of the cigar (e.g. - the foot of the cigar), or if that 52 ring size was measured at the head of the cigar.
So if I'm understanding you properly, when I read that a manufacturer has stated that the ring size of a perfecto such as a Cuaba Distinguidos is 52, which seems to taper throughout it's length, the ring size refers to the ring size of where you'd typically CUT the cigar. Is that correct?
If yes, in that case, if the ring size where you'd cut the cigar is 52, the ring size of the fattest part of the cigar (near the foot of the cigar) would probably be at least a 60 or even 65.
Is that correct?