- Apr 23, 2014
- Phoenix, AZ (east valley)
I actually did this once early in my rolling once purely by being "new" to Cigar rolling last year, trying to see if I could straighten veins that were curly, by soaking around a ¼ pound or so of tobacco in a small container. What I got instead were evenly colored leaf, and nicotine water., and it didn't straighten the veins (although I got quite a buzz having my hands in the water). I decided it wasn't worth it for me, and moved on.Thanks MarcL. Man, this article left me wanting more details.
Here's another similar article showing photos of the maduro dying process. When I lay one of my maduro cigars against a Rocky Patel edge it looks artificial and a bit of an odd dark color. Very unnatural.
Take a look at this mess...
Interesting article! Most everyone that works with WLT tobacco knows that the maduro leaf varies in color from tip to bottom, and actually I prefer the varying color. I even had a go at trying to roll the sugars spots in Dominican Seco into a wrapper, but the spots are not evenly strong, and gave up on that too. I guess I'll try a barber poll sometime soon, but prefer the occasional different color wrapper on the foot and tip, as it does play with the flavor somewhat, and looks great.
Thanks for sharing!