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 Post subject: Preparing Cigar Wrappers
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:39 pm 
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My skill at cigar rolling is slowly improving.
Getting better at preparing leaves for rolling and selecting binders.

Any ideas on how to finish wrappers? Most commercial cigars have a smooth finish. And a sweet taste as well. Ironing the leaves sounds a little extreme, but I have ruined good leaves in plenty of other ways. No great harm in trying this one too.

Sometimes I chew a cigar lightly without lighting it. they get soggy pretty quickly. I would like to figure out how to make them just a little more 'water resistant'


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I've heard of some people taking a razor and slicing all the big veins, then flattening the leaf. Sounds tedious to me. I grow my wrapper leaf under a shade cloth. Pretty easy to do. It took awhile to figure out how much "shade: I wanted to give my tobacco. I finally figured out the 60 to 70% shade cloth worked real well. Randy B


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 Post subject: Re: Preparing Cigar Wrappers
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:54 pm 
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I think adding a cap will make the cigars a little more 'water resistant'.


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 Post subject: Re: Preparing Cigar Wrappers
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 Post subject: Re: Preparing Cigar Wrappers
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Thanks, I get it! A couple of wraps and it is just like papier mache!


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