Tuesday’s Cigar Tips (How to Fix A Canoeing Cigar?)

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As an avid cigar smoker, we all come up with different techniques and routines that work best for us prior to starting our smoking session and during it. Therefore, today’s cigar tip will discuss how to fix a canoeing cigar.

How to fix a canoeing cigar:

A “canoeing” cigar is one that does not burn evenly at first. Canoeing, sometimes referred to as cigar “flagging” or “running,” which is not a pleasant experience for a cigar smoker.  Essentially, canoeing means that one side of the cigar is burning faster than the other side. When this occurs, it may not be a result of the flame being too high, the cigar itself being faulty, and/or damaged, it can simply just occur. However, if this keeps occurring say if you purchased a box of the same cigars and you are experiencing this, each time, then yes, it could possibly be a poorly made cigar, very young cigar, or both. Overall, when this does occur, the more you keep smoking the cigar, it will eventually straighten itself out, and this will avoid the canoeing.

The best way to ensure your cigar will never burn unevenly is to light it properly from the start. (Check out How To Light A Cigar and to learn more on this topic).  If you properly toast your cigar at the foot, completely, before you fully light your cigar, this should avoid the hassle of a canoeing cigar.




Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears


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