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  1. VeLoRoK

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    Thanks man.
     
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    Well. I gotta say, not often in life have I felt more humbled and frustrated. Not nearly as easy as it looks. Here's my first turd. I won't be giving up. Couldn't get a cap on it. Draw is akin to the cardboard tube of a roll of toilet paper, with maybe three or four squares of toilet paper lightly stuffed inside. Leaves were crumbling as I tried to roll. Obviously too dry. I'll pop em in a ziplock overnight with a spritz of water, try again tomorrow. Ugh.
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    Don't worry. I'll make the rest of you first timers look like rockstars once I have a chance to give this a shot :ROFLMAO:
    I'm already intimidated, you and Jody both made something that resembles a cigar. That seems like a good start!
     
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    kit_luce To the ones we can save, and those we can't. donor1

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    Hell of a lot better than I could ever do
     
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    Looks a lot better then mine. At least the one you rolled looks straight, mine had a taper to it and could barely draw air through it. I also screwed up the cap. I’m sure we will get better the more we do.

    Jody
     
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    I expect to roll a perfect cigar tomorrow, Jody!
     
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    Where did you get your piece of granite?


    Stupid Tapatalk
     
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    It's marble that my wife uses for chocolate work. I bought it from another pastry chef years ago in Portland.
     
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    CHOCOLATE WORK!

    Now, your gal sounds like a keeper.
    I tell mine I married her for her gravy.
     
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    One day, a couple weeks before my wife and I had our first date, I was eating cookies (baked by my future bride) with the owner of the cafe where we both worked. We both agreed that whomsoever should marry her would be the luckiest man alive, based solely on her cookie prowess. Couple weeks later, she tricked me into dating her, and 13 days after that we got hitched! True story!
     
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    So cool to see you take the jump my dude!
     
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    It's about time, right? LOL
     
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    Hell yes it is! Feel free to reach out and/or dm if you have any questions
     
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    Well, I gave it another try today. I'm kind of baffled by the filler. I'm having no problems with wrapper or binder, but having a crackly bunch that doesn't go limp turns into this:
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    That Indonesian seco is so very thin and brittle, that the slightest hint of moisture added started to make it limp, yet was still disintegrating when I tried to bunch it. What do now?
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    How long did you wait to start bunching after adding the moisture? Could be that is just some garbage leaf, but usually it takes a few hours for the moisture in the leaf to stabilize.
     
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    This here test quickie was rolled with that same Indo seco:
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    Smoked it yesterday.

    No idea how it got so flaky dry on you. Frosty weather will dry stuff for sure. Heaters are murder on leaf. I'll send you something else if you need. This time, I'll damp it up and seal it good inside one of Don's impermeable whole leaf tobacco bags. You want?
     
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    That's a kind offer, but let me fumble along for a while before you send more. I don't want to waste your good stuff.

    @BrewinHooligan, this sat for around 30 hours from dampening till rolling attempt. I really have no idea how to dampen, though. I just spritzed the inside of the bag a little to let it absorb slowly.
     
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    Next time try giving every other leaf a quick spritz and let sit in the bag for at least a few hours and see if that works better.
     
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    rolled my first couple tubular tobacco products today (I won't insult the rest of the cigars out there by calling these by the same name) they did not come out well, but I learned a lot. I've gone back and watched the video again, picked up more of the process and noticed a few places I went wrong. I'll give it another shot this week, at least I can't do any worse :) Just the smell of the leaf laid out on the table made this worth it.

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    Thats a great first try, just wait until you smoke it and find out how good a home roll that you rolled can be, if you cant wait a while to spark it, give it the microwave method of drying (there are a few threads on how to do that but if you cant find them post up)
     

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