For many cigar smokers, cutting a cigar in half is unheard of. In fact, if you’re going to do that, why not get smaller cigars instead? While this is a valid point, some people just don’t get the time they need to relax and enjoy their favorite cigar, and so prefer to try cutting it in half instead.
Why Would You Cut A Cigar In Half?
Time is the main reason why you would want to do this. With some cigars you need to allow an hour or more to fully enjoy it. Some cigars are just too good to be rushed.
For those with a hectic lifestyle or a busy family life, finding an hour to yourself may not be easy. Many smokers prefer to smoke outside the house too, and in the cold, winter temperatures, this often means you don’t want to spend an hour outside.
Opinion is divided on what to do when you don’t manage to smoke all of your special cigar.
- Some prefer to smoke down as far as they can and simply dispose of the rest of the cigar. Of course, for some cigar smokers, this can prove to be a little expensive and is something which they simply cannot afford to do.
- Others prefer to suit the size of cigar to the time they have available. Buying a smaller cigar and being able to fully enjoy it in the time you have will still give you the relaxation and experience you need, but you it also means you may never get the time to enjoy something really special.
- Or you can cut your cigar in half so you don’t have to find the time to enjoy it all at once.
Whatever you cut in half, you may have potential problems and cutting a cigar is no different.
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The Potential Pitfalls
For many cigar smokers, cutting a cigar in half can affect the flavor and complexity of the cigar, while other cigar smokers notice no discernible difference. It’s really a matter of personal preference, whether or not you think the cut half still makes a good smoke.
The big problem you will face is that the cigar is likely to unravel, even if you use a very sharp cutter. The cap is designed to hold it in place while you smoke, so cutting the cigar further down means it can simply fall apart.
You can rectify this with substances such as pectin, corn starch or cigar glue, but you must be careful that what you use won’t adversely affect the cigar. Don’t use any substance which will interfere with the draw or with the speed at which the cigar will burn.
So is it ok to cut a cigar in half? There is no right or wrong answer to this as it depends entirely on how you feel when you smoke the cut half. If you really want to savor that special cigar but know that you won’t have the time, then this can be the only way that you’ll get to enjoy it.