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Why are my cigars burning unevenly?

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Are your cigars burning unevenly?

Ever wonder why? It could be the lighter, but it’s doubtful. Well-made cigars will often recover from an uneven burn. (I’ve even done this intentionally just to prove it.) It may have more to do with how much moisture is in the cigar, or the way the cigars were rolled.

One little tip, in case you’re not doing so: Try to toast the foot as evenly as possible while keeping the flame from touching the cigar. Gently blow on the foot until it is glowing completely. Then let it recede for a few seconds. At that point you should get a pretty good draw. Also, rotate your cigar as you smoke it. That will help it burn more evenly, too.

 

 

 

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NVinspired
3 years ago

Thank you for your words of wisdom it has helped tremendously

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, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. 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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