Cigars 101

What is ”canoeing?”

A: Canoeing is when the cigar start to burn at an angle to the point where only one side is burning (wrapper, binder and filler), creating a scooped-out effect, like one would carve out a tree trunk to make a canoe. If this has happened to you at some point, your cigar was “canoeing.” It tends to happen when the cigar is improperly lit, too moist, or when the cigar was rolled the binder may have shifted.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

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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.

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