Hello again, everyone. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, we have a lost show in the internet cosmos. Yes, Half Ashed Episode 017, despite showing successful recording and registering analytics for viewership Friday night, has seemingly disappeared into the vast wilds of the YouTube datasphere. That show actually contained 2 hours of good content, despite the technical difficulties we experienced. We will be bringing Friday’s guest Michael Stewart back to talk again as soon as we are able to, and explore his hobby of buying whole leaf tobacco and rolling his own cigars. In the meantime, Craig and I put together a shorter episode that just touched on a few of the important issues – our giveaway winner, a new giveaway, the unbanded we smoked Friday from Jacob Pinkas, and a couple of highlights from Michael. We DID NOT cover the majority of the information from Friday – this will be brought back in the future show. Rest assured we will also cover some of the pertinent news items, as well as quite a few listener emails on this upcoming week’s show (Episode 018….look for it Sunday night).
You might also want to check out a couple of posts that Michael has made over on Cigar Federation about rolling your own long filler cigars. The first is a list of sources and necessary equipment for getting started. This is a basic list of things that you can assemble as a starting point – and get you started as inexpensively as possible. He also gives a few recommendations about which tobaccos you might want to try first.
Secondly, he also posted links to a few YouTube videos detailing the process of rolling.