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Fan Mail: More of Your Burning Cigar Questions, Answered (Part 27)

New for 2019: more Fan Mail, and more readers’ cigar questions from the Advisor mailbag!

For our 27th installment of Q&A, we’ve compiled some of the more interesting questions we’ve received in-person, during our Facebook Live show, comments in Advisor articles and from our email – and because these asks caught our attention, we thought our answers were worth sharing out loud so everybody could hear – and instant gratification, if you were wondering the same thing but didn’t know how (or who) to ask. This month, noobs and pros alike can take away some excellent hacks for cutting cigars with pigtail caps, plus, how to keep your olfactory in satisfactory condition, what to do about moldy tubos, and more. Watch our video answers to this fresh set of cigar questions – you never know what you’re gonna learn…

 

Cigar Question #1: “How Do I Cut A Pigtailed Cigar?”

By Jared Gulick

From smokers online and inside Famous Smoke Shop’s retail store, one of the most common questions we received about pigtailed cigars is how to go about removing the tail. While some prefer to twist the tail to remove it from the cigar’s cap, others prefer cutting the tail at its base. Though there is a bit of contention between those who’ve adopted either of those rituals, but neither of these options are incorrect; the answer truly depends on your personal preference. Take a look at my video below for a quick demo on the ways you can go about readying a pigtailed cigar for your maximum enjoyment:

 

Cigar Question #2: “How Do I Help Prevent a Stuffy Nose and Headache When Smoking Cigars?”

By Gary Korb

My shnoz has had its share of problems over the years, so when I got this question from Kyle about nose stuffiness and headaches he was having after smoking – and especially, retrohaling his cigars. Watch as I reveal some of the over-the-counter solutions I use to keep my sinuses clear – maybe they’ll help you keep your nose clean, too…

 

Cigar Question #3: “Why Does the RH in My Humidor Rise when I Add Cigars?”

By John Pullo

The cigar question I’m answering got today comes from Rob in Fort Wayne, who just loaded two boxes’ worth of cigars into his humidor – and within an hour, the hygrometer reading shot up almost 10 points. And he asked, “why?” If you’re new to humidor care, the answer might seem a little counterintuitive…but it’s not at all surprising that it happened, and is easy to prevent. Watch this video and get the fix, along with a few tips on dry-boxing and two-way humidification, so you don’t shock your humidor’s ecosystem:

 

Cigar Question #4: “Can Cigars in Tubes Get Moldy?”

By Tommy Zman Zarzecki

Now here’s kind of a rare one… Brian from Miami says he opened a few cigars that he’s had sitting in tubes for a while, and to his surprise, they had mold covering them. He says, “it’s definitely not plume, these are white spores.” How does mold make it’s way into a metal tube and is this a common thing? Watch my short video and learn the answer…

 

If you have a cigar question you’d like us to answer, hit us up on social media (top of the page, above) or leave a comment below – we might just use it for our next set of videos!

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