Cigars 101

Repairing cigar wrappers

Q. How does one re-cementa loose wrapper, or one that might have been nicked? Someone suggested Pectin. I think that’s a grocery store item. Any Ideas?
– Jim K. in Brighton, MA

A.  Yes, Pectin can be used to repair loose cigar wappers, and is available at most supermarkets. I also found a link where you can learn about “repairing a damaged cigar with pectin” at StogieReview.com. There’s even a video on the page which shows you how to do it, too.

I’ve used 50/50 humidifier charging solution a few times to glue back a wrapper. It actually works OK in a pinch for small repairs, but I don’t have as much confidence in it for big ones.

The ideal repair medium is gum tragacanth, which is used for gluing the caps on cigars. You might be able to get some online. There’s was also a cigar repair kit called “Cigar Doctor,” basically a bottle of the stuff and a brush. Some cigar stores were stocking it for a while, but I’m not sure if it’s still avaiable.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
10 under 10 Top toro cigars under 10 dollars Cigar Advisor Cover

2019 CA Report: 10 Top Toro Cigars Under $10

Looking for a great smoke, but have to draw the line at 10 bucks? Toro fans, look no further: this 10-Under-10 matches flavor to value with 10 top Toro cigars under $10 per stick…and will satisfy smokers of every stripe.

Read More
5 things about pa broadleaf tobacco cacover

5 Things You Need To Know About… Pennsylvania Broadleaf Tobacco

Cheesesteaks, Yuengling (pronounced ying-ling), and potholes the size of moon craters are as Pennsylvanian as it gets – but what about the tobacco? We spent a day at the Drew Estate PA Barn Smoker which, as a life-long Pennsylvanian, led me down the rabbit-hole of what goes into growing and using this heavy tobacco in cigars – and why some say it’s making a comeback.

Read More
Trinidad Esteli cigar Review video CACover

Cigar Advisor Panel: Trinidad Esteli Cigar Review – Video

Just off the boat from Nicaragua, Trinidad Esteli cigars are here - and the Advisor Review Panel has smoked it and recorded their critiques. Our expectations were pretty high for this full-bodied blend...but the question is, did the new Trinidad Estelí live up to them? Find out by clicking NOW to watch our review!
Read More
buy cuban cigars legally

Are You Ready to Buy Cuban Cigars Legally?

How close are we to trade with Cuba? Learn about the regulations that exist between countries. Plus: if I buy Cuban cigars, can I legally bring them home?
Read More