big chunks:Ok so the last few sticks I've smoked have gotten bitter/ harsh towards the last 2 inches. I was wondering why this happens
kuzi16:there may be construction issues near the end. but chances are laker is right.
kuzi16:yeah... one other option i thought of was that it may be a psychological reason attached to what you said about smoking faster as well... lemme splain. as you get closer to the end, you tend to pay more attention to the cigar because you are unable to hold the cigar and "forget about it" for a while. therefore you puff on it more causing it to heat up. again, just a thought.
The Sniper:When it happens, try blowing thru the cigar instead of inhaling. Just one quick, medium strength puff of air - sometimes that helps.
big chunks:i tried slowing down and it seemed to work, smoked my cigar to the nub, thanks for the advice
Schrooz:This just occured to me this afternoon while I was keeping a MoWRuin in razor sharp burn. What if you punch holes along the lenght of the cigar, say 2 or 3, that you can plug up with your fingers while you draw. Would it help keeping the harshness from becoming too strong toward the end? I think I am going to try it sometime to see how it affects the flavor, too. With the holes the cigar won't heat up too much i'd guess that will affect the flaovr.