The holidays are upon us, which can only mean one thing: your father-in-law is going to be pestering you to smoke a cigar with him in 30 degree weather.
We've all been there - and we're here to help.
Here's the basic how-to's that will keep you from looking like 'that guy' the next time you go to light up a cigar.
Step 1: Select your cigar
1. After picking your cigar, remove the cellophane wrapping
2. Inspect it for any rips or tears
Step 2: Cut
1. Upon approved inspection, locate the cap at the top of the cigar and cut only the tip [above the lines of the cigar cap]. If using a V-Cutter, have no fears, you can't really mess that one up.
Step 3: Fire
There are many different ways to light a cigar; here's a simple one to get you started that uses a soft flame. For torch lighters, follow these steps, but be sure to keep the flame from touching your cigar:
1. Strike a match [or lighter] and hold it about half of an inch away from the cigar. Spend a few seconds 'toasting' the end, evenly covering the entire foot of the cigar with the heat of the fire.
2. Keeping the fire going, take a few slow puffs of the cigar while twisting it over the flame for even coverage. After about 3 or 4 puffs, you should be good to go.
3. Take a look at the end of the cigar and blow on it to check for an even light [you'll see the whole foot glow].
Step 4: Enjoy
- Good Cigar Co. Team