Prevent Cracked and Unraveling Wrappers

7 Oct. 2013

Anyone who has smoked a cigar knows there’s nothing worse than a cracked or unraveling wrapper! Here is what you need to know to prevent this from happening.

The Causes

1. Cigar is too dry

2. Too much taken off when cutting the cigar

The Solutions

1. Keep your cigars at 68-72% humidity. If the cigar feels or sounds crackly, let it sit in the humidor a bit longer

2. Cut only enough to get a draw started. Your cigar will open up on its own throughout your smoke, so there is no need for a big cut. Remember, you are cutting off the area where the cigar has been sealed with a paste (Gomma), that helps maintain the integrity of the wrapper.