How To Smoke A Cigar

How To Smoke A Cigar?

Cigars have been around for centuries, and they continue to be a popular smoking choice for many people. If you’ve never smoked a cigar before, it can be a little daunting to know how to get started. This guide will teach you the basics of smoking a cigar, from choosing the right one to puffing and holding it correctly. Keep reading for tips on how to smoke a cigar like a pro! Smoking a cigar is an art form. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a mouth full of tobacco and no cigar to show for it. Here are a few tips to help you smoke your cigar like a pro.

How To Smoke A Cigar
How To Smoke A Cigar?

In order to smoke a cigar, you will need some supplies. This includes a cigar cutter, a humidor, and of course, cigars. You will also need some knowledge on how to smoke a cigar. Follow these steps to learn how to smoke a cigar like a pro!

How to Cut a Cigar with a Punch Cutter?

If you’re new to smoking cigars, one of the first things you need to learn is how to cut a cigar. A punch cutter, or bullet cutter as it is often referred to, is ideal for anyone who is new to smoking and for those that need a practical and accessible cigar cutter. Punch cutters can be attached to a key ring and work well to punch a hole in the cigar, rather than slicing the end off.

Now that you have your cigar punch cutter, it’s time to get started. First, remove the end of the punch cutter; this can be done by exposing the blade by twisting the main body of the cutter or by using the plunger. This will depend on the type of cigar punch cutter you have, but both methods lead to the same result.

Next, hold the cigar and punch cutter in two separate hands, and insert the sharp blade of the cigar punch into the cigar; it is best to aim for the centre. Slowly twist the cigar in a rotating motion as the punch cutter is inserted. The goal is to take around 1.5 millimetres off the end of the cigar. And that’s it! You’re now ready to enjoy your cigar.

If you are using a cigar punch cutter with an eject feature, simply push the plunger to remove the end of the cigar. If your cutter does not have this feature, you can remove the end of the cigar by unscrewing the main part of the cutter. Once the end of the cigar is removed, it can be discarded.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use a punch cutter:

  1. Place the punch cutter on the top of the cigar, lined up with where you want to make the cut.
  2. Push the punch cutter down into the cigar, twisting slightly as you do so.
  3. Remove the punch cutter from the cigar.
  4. Put the cigar up to your mouth and draw on it to check that the cut is clean and even. If it’s not, you can repeat steps 1-3 until you’re happy with the result.

Lighting and Smoking the Cigar

There are different tools that can be used to light a cigar, such as a wooden match, a cedar spill or a butane lighter. Whichever tool you choose, the process is the same. It’s recommended to steer clear of lighters that use lighter fluid, as they can affect the taste of the tobacco.

To start, hold the cigar at a 45-degree angle and direct the end of the flame underneath the foot end of the cigar without touching the tobacco or burning the wrapper. This is done to dry out the end of the filler leaves, as they will have been humidified before being packaged.

Next, bring the cigar up to your lips and take a few gentle puffs while rotating it to ensure an even light. You should see the tobacco begin to glow red around the edges.

Once the cigar is lit, take a few more puffs and then blow gently on the lit end to remove any loose ashes. These can be flicked off with your fingers or tap them into an ashtray.

Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy your cigar. Remember to take small puffs and rotate the cigar regularly to prevent it from burning unevenly.

1. Preparing the Foot

Now that you’ve chosen your cigar, it’s time to get it ready for smoking. The first step is preparing the foot, which is the end of the cigar that you light.

To do this, hold your lighting tool to the foot of the cigar and rotate it. As the cigar rotates, the edges will begin to toast evenly. This helps ensure that the cigar burns evenly when you light it.

Once the foot is evenly toasted, it’s time to light the cigar. Hold the flame to the foot of the cigar and rotate it until the entire foot is lit. Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy your smoke!

2. Toasting the Foot Evenly

To ensure an even toast on the foot of your cigar, rotate it regularly while holding it close to the heat source. You’ll know the foot is properly toasted when the wrapper turns white in colour and becomes ashy. Keep in mind that it’s important not to over-toast your cigar, as this can lead to a bitter taste. When in doubt, err on the side of caution and toast less rather than more.

3. Lighting the Cigar

It is important to light the entire foot of the cigar evenly. To do this, bring the cigar to your mouth and hold it in place between your lips. Grab your lighting tool and hold the flame about half an inch from the end of the cigar. As the foot of the cigar has been prepared beforehand, the flame will be drawn towards the cigar. Rotate the cigar as you draw in air to light it evenly.

4. Releasing the Draw

When you draw in air from the cigar a flame should travel from the foot, which will cause a puff of smoke to be released from your mouth. The cigar is now lit and ready to use.

Cigars burn well on their own and you do not need to puff on them constantly to keep it going. In fact, one or two drags on the cigar each minute is usually sufficient. Cigars are designed to be enjoyed so take time to embrace the flavour and feel. Smoking time varies for a cigar and depending on the size they can burn anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

Watch How To Smoke A Cigar Video:

In the following video, you will learn how to smoke a cigar like a pro. From selecting the right cigar for you, to cutting it and lighting it up, this video has everything you need to know. So sit back, relax and enjoy your next cigar experience!

 

Conclusion:

Cigars have been around for centuries, and they continue to be a popular smoking choice for many people. If you’ve never smoked a cigar before, it can be a little daunting to know how to get started. This guide will teach you the basics of smoking a cigar, from choosing the right one to puffing and holding it correctly. Keep reading for tips on how to smoke a cigar like a pro! Smoking a cigar is an art form. If you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a mouth full of tobacco and no cigar to show for it. Here are a few tips to help you smoke your cigar like a pro.

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