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AshMeAshMe Miami, FLPosts: 343
Hello all. I just came inside from chucking a whole CC Montecristo Tubo (I smoked 1/2 of an inch). It was so tight that I got a headache trying to draw through it. I used a guillotine cutter so it wasn't a problem with the size of the opening. What can cause a cigar to be so tight? Is it just a bad rolling job?
"Do you smoke? Mind if I do?"  - Genie, in Aladdin. 

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  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    I'd think humidity and the roll would be the most likely culprits. Also, search around here about dry boxing and draw tools. I tell you, my draw tool has saved quite a few sticks since a BOTL sent it to me.imageFor more information, you can check out...http://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/thread/658825.aspxhttp://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/thread/153448.aspxhttp://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/thread/60936.aspxhttp://www.cigar.com/cs/forums/thread/757589.aspx
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,100 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yes, you need one of these. Found mine on eBay for $12 or so.
  • AshMeAshMe Miami, FLPosts: 343
    cool! thanks guys. didnt know this existed. glad im here learning with you guys
    "Do you smoke? Mind if I do?"  - Genie, in Aladdin. 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,383 ✭✭✭✭✭
    CharlieHeis:
    Yes, you need one of these. Found mine on eBay for $12 or so.

    Made mine from a piece of coat hanger wire....
  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,100 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta:
    CharlieHeis:
    Yes, you need one of these. Found mine on eBay for $12 or so.

    Made mine from a piece of coat hanger wire....
    That would work too!
  • CigaryCigary Posts: 630
    Draw tools are worth their weight in gold...just make sure it's a good one. I've saved a ton of cigars from being plugged and it's usually a humidification issue that causes the problem.
  • AshMeAshMe Miami, FLPosts: 343
    Ok. I just ordered my draw enhancer. But, how do I use it? Do I just run it through? Once? Twice? Wiggle it?
    "Do you smoke? Mind if I do?"  - Genie, in Aladdin. 
  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    Depends on where the problem is. I never run mine all the way through, I'll do it once about half the length and if it's still tight I'll go about 3/4. Anymore than that and I toss it.
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've found that leaving the draw tool in for a minute or so allows the cigar to relax a bit. If you run it all the way through the cigar will burn hot.
    The Native Peoples of the Americas gave tobacco to the world.
  • AshMeAshMe Miami, FLPosts: 343
    Ok but do I push it in through the head or the foot?
    "Do you smoke? Mind if I do?"  - Genie, in Aladdin. 
  • RainRain Posts: 8,960 ✭✭✭
    If you're not pushing it all the way, I'd recommend the head. Jeez that sounds dirty. Just try it out and figure out what works for you.
  • danielzreyesdanielzreyes Posts: 8,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use a Xacto knife
    "It's plume, bro. Nothing to worry about. Got any Opus?" The suppose to be DZR
  • It could be the humidity, rolled too tight, or that it has a stem in it.
  • AshMeAshMe Miami, FLPosts: 343
    I never imagined it would be so small. Rain's stick looked bigger in the picture. image
    "Do you smoke? Mind if I do?"  - Genie, in Aladdin. 
  • dr_frankenstein56dr_frankenstein56 Posts: 1,613 ✭✭✭
    AshMe:
    I never imagined it would be so small. Rain's stick looked bigger in the picture.




    "Thats What She Said"



    Sorry... Couldnt resist.

    Aj
  • BigshizzaBigshizza Posts: 15,404 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Size does matter!!
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,673 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dr_frankenstein56:
    AshMe:
    I never imagined it would be so small. Rain's stick looked bigger in the picture.




    "Thats What She Said"



    Sorry... Couldnt resist.

    Aj
    LOL welcome back AJ.
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn HahahahaaaaaPosts: 5,993 ✭✭✭✭
    Was it real?!?! Pics?!?!
    Money can't buy taste
  • CAcigarguy007CAcigarguy007 Posts: 335 ✭✭✭
    As another brother told me on the sister forum (Thanks KC) don't be cheap and order The Drawpoker! I did and it has paid for itself over and over. I run it through (and let it sit for a few min) then change positions (usually twice, top/bottom). Works like a champ but is only sold by a competitor that pushes mostly crappy cigars.
  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 1,987 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have the Drawpoker also. It keeps the wire rod centered. Only place to find it as far as I know is that pushy company who tries to sell you cigars you don't want.
    The Native Peoples of the Americas gave tobacco to the world.
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