Fan Mail: More of Your Cigar Questions Answered…
It’s April. Young birds are flapping their new wings and the Cigar Advisors are flapping their jaws answering your very important cigar questions. Last month we covered why new cigar lighters stop working so quickly, palate burnout, when to refill your humidifier, and what cigar size do master blenders smoke to get the best flavor profile from a blend. Now, here are useful tips we’ve got in store for you this month. . .
Cigar Question #1: How do I know if my humidor has a good seal?
By Tommy Zman
Keeping your cigars in perfect condition all starts with the humidor you’re storing them in. Louie in Lincolnton, North Carolina has asked me how he can tell if the seal is good on his humidor, and as always, it’s a great question. So check out my short clip and learn how the Dollar Bill Trick will tell you all you need to know!
Cigar Question #2: What are those stains on my cigar wrapper?
by Fred Lunt
Ever see a cigar with those weird splotches on your cigar? How about one that’s so splotchy it looks like it should be hanging in the Impressionism gallery at The Louvre? Tom in Piscataway, NJ wanted to know what they were, so I broke out the books and tackled these cigar beauty marks. Wanna know if it’s OK to smoke that spotty stick? Watch my video and find out.
Cigar Question #3: Where’s the best place to position the humidifier in a humidor?
by Gary Korb
John Hough in Emmaus, PA had a great question about where to place the humidifier, particularly in taller humidors. Since so many cigar smokers have desktop models, and humidors with top trays, I covered them, too. There are actually more options than you think, so watch my video and compare notes to how your humidor is set-up.
Cigar Question #4: What causes my cigar to get too hot while I smoke it?
by John Pullo
Scott from Everett, Washington wrote us on Facebook. He says he’s new to cigars, and the problem he’s been having is that his cigars are getting too hot to enjoy during the last half of his smoke. So he wondered, “Why is that happening, and what can I do to go about keeping my cigar a little cooler when I smoke it?” The good news for Scott – and for you, if you’re having this too-hot cigar problem – is that it only takes a simple change in how you smoke your cigar to achieve satisfaction. It’s one simple tip, and a test I learned from Steve Saka; watch my video now to learn them…
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As always, we appreciate your comments and sharing these videos with your fellow cigar smokers. If you’ve got cigar questions, let us know by leaving a comment, or send us a message via Facebook or one of our other social media channels.
– Gary, John, Fred, and Tommy