Cigars 101

What is the reason a cigar's ash can be so flaky?


A: Too much magnesium in the soil tends to make cigar ashes white and flaky. Sometimes nitrogen can add to it as well, but not as much.

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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