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Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Different Sizes, Different Ratings?

Why is it that one size of a particular cigar can get a 90+ rating but not another size of the same cigar. Aren’t the tobaccos and blend the same?

Posted: September 15, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Casing the Cigar

I visited a cigar factory in the D.R. and the tobacco in the warehouse looked dry as a bone. Yet when I watched the rollers make cigars, the leaves were moist and supple. What step did I miss?

Posted: September 8, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Stalk-Cut Tobacco?

Is all cigar tobacco picked leaf-by-leaf?

Posted: September 2, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Let Your Canoe Straighten Itself

Is there anything that can be done about a cigar that's burning faster down one side than the other?

Posted: August 25, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Green Cigar Production?

How do you make a green cigar?

Posted: August 18, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Bring Your Own Cigar?

When going to a cigar lounge or bar, should you purchase a cigar from the establishment, or is it OK to bring your own?

Posted: August 11, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Remove the Cellophane?

I've heard it's best not to store cigars in their cellophane wrappers, but then I've seen experienced smokers do this exact thing. I'm fairly new to the cigar world, so you can see my confusion. So cellophane on or off?

Posted: August 4, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Getting Sick and Dizzy

I started smoking cigars about two months ago. I had two full-bodied cigars yesterday, and I had to stop less than halfway through for fear of falling over or getting sick. Is there a way to overcome this?

Posted: July 28, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Soggy Smokes

I have recently been stationed in Guam, where the humidity is constantly above 90 percent and temperatures are always high. I have a reliable humidor, but I can't seem to keep my cigars from becoming soggy. What should I do?

Posted: July 21, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

When to Stop Aging?

When aging cigars, how long is too long?

Posted: July 14, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Brush Off the Plume?

If after aging my cigars for a few years and they develop plume, do I brush it all off or do I smoke the cigar with the plume still on the cigar?

Posted: July 7, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Blue Mold Explained

What exactly is blue mold?

Posted: June 30, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Go Ahead and Relight

If a cigar is long (like a Cohiba Lanceros, for example), I usually relight it when I'm ready for another few puffs. I've been told that is bad cigar etiquette, and, in fact, is bad for the cigar. Is that true?

Posted: June 23, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Plugged Cigars

I recently received a box of Montecristo No. 4s as a gift and the draw on every one I have smoked so far has been incredibly tight. Is there any way of curing a tight draw?

Posted: June 16, 2014   


Cigar 101 : Weekly Tip

Band on the Cigar

Why do some people smoke their cigars for a few minutes before removing the band?

Posted: June 9, 2014   


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