Do you love the taste of a good cigar, but don’t know how to light them properly? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Lighting a closed foot cigar can be tricky, but with this guide, you’ll be able to do it like a pro in no time!
What is a closed foot cigar?
A closed foot cigar is a type of cigar that has its foot (the end you light) wrapped in tobacco leaf. This makes it slightly more difficult to light than an open foot cigar, but the results are worth it!
How to Light a Closed Foot Cigar?
There are 3 main ways to light a closed foot cigar.
The first way: lightning cigar as it is
Just put the whole cigar in your mouth and light it. This might be a bit tricky, but some people prefer this method as it evenly lights the entire cigar.
The second way: cut off the closed foot of the cigar
You can use a sharp knife or a cigar cutter for this. Once you’ve cut off the foot, proceed to light the cigar as you normally would.
The third way: poke a small hole in the closed foot of the cigar
This will help the heat and smoke to evenly distribute throughout the cigar. You can use a sharp object for this, such as a toothpick or a needle. Once you’ve made your hole, light the cigar as you normally would.
How do I cut off the closed foot of a cigar?
To cut off the closed foot of a cigar, use a sharp knife or cigar cutter to make a clean cut across the foot of the cigar. Make sure not to cut too deep, or you’ll end up damaging the tobacco.
How do I poke a small hole in the closed foot of a cigar?
There are a few ways to do this. One way is to use a toothpick or safety pin. Another way is to use the flame from a lighter. Just hold the cigar close to the flame and let it heat up for a few seconds. Then, use the flame to pierce a hole in the closed foot of the cigar.
How can I make sure the cigar is evenly lit?
There are a few ways to ensure an even light when smoking a cigar. One way is to hold the cigar so that the foot or the end is lit, pointing downwards. This allows gravity to evenly distribute the heat and ensures that the entire foot is heated evenly. Another way is to rotate the cigar as you light it, moving it in a circular motion so that the heat is evenly distributed.
Once the cigar is lit, take a few draws and then gently blow on the end to check if it is still glowing evenly. If not, give it another light. Remember, it’s better to have an uneven light than to over-heat your cigar by giving it too many puffs.
How long should I hold the flame to the cigar?
You should hold the flame to the cigar for about 10-15 seconds. This will give the cigar time to heat up and absorb the flame.
Can I smoke a cigar that isn’t lit properly?
If a cigar isn’t lit properly, it can be difficult to smoke and may not taste very good. It’s best to light a cigar the right way so that you can enjoy it fully.
What should I do if the cigar isn’t lit properly?
If the cigar isn’t lit properly, you can try relighting it. First, make sure the end of the cigar is still burning. If it’s not, light it using a lighter. Then, hold the flame to the cigar for about 10-15 seconds. This will give the cigar time to heat up and absorb the flame.
Now that you know how to light a closed foot cigar, it’s time to enjoy the rich flavor and aroma of your favorite tobacco! Light one up today and savor the taste of a truly great cigar. Happy smoking!
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