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 Post subject: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:34 pm 
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Hi
i have lit and smoked my first homemade cigar, about 2 months old, maybe it needs to be aged a bit more
It was quite smokable
It seemed hot to smoke and i think my wrapper was too thick as it burned down the centre and broke out of the side.I had to keep drawing as i felt it was going out.
Has any one got any ideas as to what is wrong ?

graham


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 Post subject: Re: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:01 pm 
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Smoking your first home rolled cigar is always a special moment. Congratulations.

Burning down the side is often caused by one of two things:
  • A void within the filler
  • Smoking too rapidly
Rolling a cigar that draws, but has no voids, requires nothing but practice. It took me about 30 cigars to get consistent results. Feel for voids with your fingertips as you roll. When you feel one, just do a little pleat in the current portion of the roll, and draw the binder (or wrapper) snugly over it. No magic. Just practice.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:21 am 
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thanks bob, it certainly is good moment, i will be more careful when rolling as my maincrop of leaves are nearly ready.
graham


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 Post subject: Re: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:40 pm 
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After rolling a few like bob said you get the hang of it by touch. I work my way up the cigar feeling any voids. If I feel something uneven I'll work that area then go and work up again to get a good even roll. I generally like 2 filler blends, 1 binder, and 1-2 wraps of wrapper.
The scraps I save and smoke them in a pipe or put in cigs.


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 Post subject: Re: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:40 pm 
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I have tried smoking a cigar i made about 8 weeks ago, dried and cured ok
it is very hot to smoke its similar to pipe smoking a lot of hot air seems to come through
has anyone any answers ?
graham


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 Post subject: Re: First cigar smoke
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Keep rolling them. You'll find that the moisture content of the cigar, as well as how tightly it's rolled, will be the major determinant of how hot it smokes.

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