If you ever wanted to hand roll your own cigars, you came to the right place. The best way to learn how to roll a cigar is to watch an expert, so I've created a short video to illustrate the most basic method of rolling a cigar. A Windows Media Player and a broadband connection are required to view this video about rolling cigars
Time Required: The video takes about two minutes to show how a cigar is rolled
- Cut and shape a binder tobacco leaf with a sharp knife or chaveta, smoothing the leaf flat on a cutting board.
- Blend and bunch several filler tobacco leaves, depending on desired taste and size of the cigar.
- Roll the bunched filler leaves inside of the binder leaf.
- Secure, shape, and cut the binder leaf to form a roll of cigar tobacco.
- Cut and shape a wrapper tobacco leaf with a sharp knife or chaveta, smoothing the leaf flat on a cutting board.
- Roll the wrapper leaf over the binder leaf containing the filler tobaccos.
- Secure, shape and cut the wrapper leaf containing the roll of cigar tobaccos.
- Cut a small piece of leftover wrapper tobacco to make a round cap, then attach to the head of the cigar with vegetable gum to secure the wrapper.
- Although it may look easy, it takes years of practice to become a master cigar roller. Filler leaves must be carefully bunched to prevent plugs that can inhibit the draw of the cigar. If a cigar is rolled too loose or too tight, the cigar will not draw properly. Also, there are several methods of bunching and folding the filler leaves when constructing a cigar.
- It takes lots of experimenting to find the right blend of tobaccos to achieve a certain flavor.
- To improve the construction quality of the cigar, the bunched filler leaves inside of the binder are usually placed inside a mold and pressed for a period of time, prior to rolling on the wrapper leaf.
What You Need
- Cigar Filler Tobacco Leaves
- Cigar Binder Tobacco Leaves
- Cigar Wrapper Tobacco Leaves
- Chaveta or Sharp Knife
- Cutting Board
- Vegetable Gum