Ya, the case on the first cigars was dry and I was afraid to crimp them any more than I did for fear of turn them to dust. These cigars had better case and the draws are way better. Always something to learn and work on.
- congrats on the stogies
- loose draw is a good place to start. Just make the next a little bit more snug.
- thock your friend in the back of the head, and tell him he needs to learn. Demand he roll you a cigar. (He'll thank you for it in a few years.)
Beautiful knife.Rolled these bad boys last night using @drinkthekoolaid 's home forged chaveta. Gotta say I love it! I like that it's thicker and heavier than a thin commercial chaveta making it more comfortable in my hand and I think easier to handle. The additional weight is not a problem as I'm not rolling several hundred cigars a day like a pro would. Very sharp edge, so nice clean cuts with no dragging/crushing. Also, after some discussion with Jamie, I put on a beeswax finish to prevent rust, which has the added benefit of giving the knife an invisible non-slip surface. Five stars!
Was getting late, so I did pigtails instead of caps. Can you guess which one got all the scraps???
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At first I was caught off guard. But now I appreciate them upside down. He lists out each type of leaf used in the construction. So it makes for easy reading. I am greatful as this is helping me learn flavor profile of those types of leafs blended together.I hate to ignite a divisive, bitter debate, but why are all the picture bands applied upside down? Should they be in the eye of the beholder or the eye of the besmoker?
Ha! I never thought about it. I always load my humidor with the caps down, so I put the labels on in this orientation so I can read them. But then, I've always been a little weirdI hate to ignite a divisive, bitter debate, but why are all the picture bands applied upside down? Should they be in the eye of the beholder or the eye of the besmoker?
If you train people to only smoke 1/2 or 2/3 of a cigar.... you can sell more cigars!Zino Davidoff asserted that if you have to remove the band in order to smoke more of the cigar, you're manners are simply crude. I'm afraid I smoke the good ones down to my fingernails.