Description: Anyone who has experienced a cigar rolled too tightly or plagued with a plug knows the disappointment that follows. While it can be frustrating, both these problems can often be solved with the help of a draw tool.
There is not much worse than sitting down with a cigar only to find it has been rolled too tight or has a plug. A tight cigar can be difficult to smoke and not that enjoyable, losing a lot of the great flavors and aromas inside. Luckily, a draw tool can salvage even the tightest cigar and redeem a cigar from a plug that may be hindering its draw.
An Overview of the Draw Tool
The draw is a fairly simple tool that can make a world of a difference. Most draw tools will consist of a handle and metal rod pointed at the end. Some tools have been designed to improve their effectiveness against a plugged cigar, and there are draw tools that are ideal for holding the end of the cigar so you can enjoy your smoke down to the last inch.
Tight Rolls and Tight Draws
A poor quality roll can leave you bitterly disappointed. Too tight of a roll is one of the key factors causing a bad draw and burning variation. Ideally, your cigar should burn evenly around and not burn down a single side. How do you know if your cigar isn’t rolled properly? A well rolled cigar will come with a little give when you press into it, springing back to shape when released. If you find the cigar isn’t budging, it has likely been rolled too tight. The good news is a draw tool can transform your smoking experience in a matter of seconds. To improve airflow, gently insert and rotate the draw tool then pull a small amount of tobacco out. To reduce tunneling, the draw tool can be used on either end of the cigar and multiple channels can be made.
Another culprit that can dampen your smoking experience is a plug. In rare instances, a cigar may have a large piece of tobacco stem or vein lodged inside, often the result of a lack of quality control. Until you get the plug out, you aren’t going to be getting much from your cigar. Not to worry, a draw tool can solve the issue quite easily. The first step is finding the plug. When you roll your cigar between your fingers, are there any hard spots that don’t work themselves out? If yes, chances are you found your plug. Using the draw tool, place the tip at the center of the cigar head and apply firm pressure while keeping the tool straight. Once you begin to feel less resistance, you’re through.
Enjoy Your Cigar Every Time
Whether you are relaxing with a cigar after a long day or cracking open a box in celebration, you want your smoking experience to be relaxing and satisfying. Having a draw tool on hand is a good idea for any cigar connoisseur and will save you from having to toss out an otherwise great product. At 69Bourbons, we carry everything you need to enjoy the smoothness of a great draw. For high quality cigars to accessories, we have you covered.
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