Using Ashes to Determine the Quality of Your Cigar

If your cigar is still about the highest quality of how to tell? Examine the ashtray–the ash left behind will speak volumes about the caliber of your cigar. Below a few recommendations for determining the quality of your cigar.

Note how quickly your cigar burns off. A cigar that appears to burn fast or disposes of ashes that break apart readily is a cigar. In the event the ash seems messy and doesn't break apart together, this may also indicate a quality cigar. Also, check the color of the ash. In the event the color seems to change, the tobacco leaf mix could be of better quality.

Those who are well packed, the grade cigars, will burn off slowly and burn rigid ash. The'stiff ash' may remain intact up to two to three inches, and stay on the cigar without breaking. An excellent premium cigar can be burned down to the nub. Significant quality cigars may change in taste, particularly when they're stained down to the nub. Often, you can usually get 'burn past' these spots by letting the cigar burn its own for a couple of minutes.

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