Reposted from El Cannatorcedor Blog / March 2016
She’s already very pretty, but does she smoke well? I will know in a week. Stay tuned.
Four differences in this new cigar :
1) wet-bud, two-stage cure
2) grain alcohol bath to pre-clean the leaves.
3) end-capped, must cut or punch to begin smoking
4) leaves are left in tact, instead of trimming the serrated edges. This was only done previously because the hemp rope-bound cure had a tendency to make those edges peel back and chip away, the new mold looks like it will crank out a better result with un-cut leaves. Sexy.