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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by Stewmuse » Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:56 am

It has been a very slow year for rolling cigars, primarily because today is just the 4th day this year that I don’t have either a teaching, retail, or performance responsibility. This was just my third, if not second, cigar rolling session of 2019. Ecuadorian wrapper, Indo-Sumatra binder, and Brazilian fillers. The very veiny cigars in the left are the result of using the very inner portion of a leaf, virtually right against the center stem. Hey, they’ll still smoke and taste great, but won’t be the visual belles of the ball...
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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by akpreacher » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:59 pm

Stewmuse wrote:It has been a very slow year for rolling cigars, primarily because today is just the 4th day this year that I don’t have either a teaching, retail, or performance responsibility. This was just my third, if not second, cigar rolling session of 2019. Ecuadorian wrapper, Indo-Sumatra binder, and Brazilian fillers. The very veiny cigars in the left are the result of using the very inner portion of a leaf, virtually right against the center stem. Hey, they’ll still smoke and taste great, but won’t be the visual belles of the ball...
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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by Stewmuse » Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:24 pm

One more set before I go back into rolling hibernation... 5.5x43, Nicaraguan and Dominican fillers.
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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by Stewmuse » Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:21 pm

As an aside, akpreacher mentioned poor “casing” of the binder and wrapper resulting in rumpled wrapper appearance. I’m not sure what he means by that, but let me suggest that you first simply try getting the wrapper leaf much wetter. It should be very limp and stretchy, but not soggy.
If the cigar is bumpy after being in the mold, then you’ve underfilled the body. It should fit firmly in the mold, especially if the leaf is on the dry side.
The problem may also simply be the wrapper leaf quality. There is a pretty wide range of good vs. meh in the leaf I get, be it tears or holes, shape, thickness, or veins. Sometimes you can get little “stitches” in the outer part of the leaf and there is just no fixing that. It’s the price we pay for not having access to the actual leaf used in the factories.
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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by akpreacher » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:14 am

1/2 Nicaraguan Habano Ligero
1 1/2 Rene Seco
1 Brazilian Mata Fina
Ecuadorian Shade Wrapper

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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by Kip » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:52 am

I can only imagine the Google searches that return this thread's title.

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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by akpreacher » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:32 pm

Kip wrote:I can only imagine the Google searches that return this thread's title.

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Re: Pics of your Sticks

Post by akpreacher » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:44 pm

A couple Maduros and a Rosado
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Re: Pics of your Sticks

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Kip wrote:
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I can only imagine the Google searches that return this thread's title.

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Post by f.sinagra » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:23 pm

Kip wrote:I can only imagine the Google searches that return this thread's title.

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