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 Post subject: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:55 am 
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Hi Everyone

At a tobacconist I purchesed some Quintero Mini Cigarillos. They were about 3" long and 1/4" thick.

Does antbody know how to roll a cigar like this ??

Thanks :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:32 pm 
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No, but I'm working on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:49 pm 
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have you tried ignoring the length? eg pressing the filler into a 1/4 in diameter but maybe 6 inches long then cutting them in half when you're finished.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:27 am 
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Very tiny cigars are difficult to make with long filler, because of the challenge of getting the draw just right. Making them with shredded filler is similar to hand-rolling a cigarette. Cut a single wrapper (no binder) that has a long angle for the closure, instead of a parallel cut.

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The widest part of the wrapper should be deep enough (from the bottom to the start of the bevel, in the drawing) to allow two complete wraps, before the bevel. The veins should be parallel to the length of the cigar. Start rolling at the bottom. The whole trick is to wrap it as tightly as possible, without preventing a good draw. This will depend on the case of the filler. With fairly low case filler, you can pretty much wrap it as tightly as the wrapper will endure. If the wrapper leaf is delicate, then add a rectangle of sturdier leaf on top of the lower portion of the wrapper before adding the shredded filler.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:13 am 
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Thanks Deluxestogie :mrgreen:

Is this how they do it in the factories ??


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:23 am 
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MaManus wrote:
Is this how they do it in the factories?

Factories use cigar rolling machines for nearly all the tiny cigars.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
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Old post but finally something i can comment on with a little bit of experience.

Little cigarette sized cigars have become my favorite smoke lately. Its a bit more work than rolling a cigarette but not much. I simply use cigarette style shredded tobacco and a thumb roller. I bring a few leaves into case, cut them roughly the same size as a cigarette paper. They have to be the same width horizontally to fit in the thumb roller but can be longer vertically. I roll it up just like a cigarette but when i take it out of the roller i wrap it tightly into a square of brown paper bag and tape it closed and let it sit a day or two before i open it.

Heres what they look like....

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I may get around to making a wooden form to place them in but the paper and tape method has been working fine.

Use a little fruit pectin or water or whatever your choice of glue. Ive only licked them as i roll them and they have held up well so far. Pectin would probably work better long term.

Makes a great little cigar. Burns slower and packs more punch than a cigarette the same size.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:00 am 
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I like the whole Clint Eastwood cigarillo kinda thing, but I'm thinking the best cigar full bodied flavoring and draw would probably come from a larger ring size ..like a Punch, a Perfecto or Torpedo if a smaller bit is preferred???
But I know nothing! lol
rc

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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 9:37 am 
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Nice chart Rusty. When my baccy gets a little better ill have to work on a few of those!


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Sounds like a solid method to me RC.
I rolled a larger cigar and used the paper and tape method (or rubber band method in my case) and it worked great.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:44 am 
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I use a thumb roller most of the time for work sized cigars. You can get longer ones (rollers) on line.- For larger ones, like in Baylor's pic- I use a dollar bill folded. It isn't hard to roll with the bill after You get the hang of it. Mad-


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 Post subject: Re: Mini sized cigars
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:17 pm 
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I posted some pics. in the gallery on how to roll them with a dollar bill. Mad-


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