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Discussion in 'Cigar Rolling & Tobacco Growing' started by luckyace12, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. webmost

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    Cellulose glue has no trouble holding bands or leaves. Got mine off Amazon for like three bucks, sold as something for children's crafts. That was maybe a year, year and a half ago, and I still have gobs left. You can get it at the hardware as wallpaper glue. Yep -- that stuff. Made out of trees. I've heard you can get it at craft shops. No taste. No color. No hassle.
     
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    How do yall deal with really long leaves. One of my wrappers looks to be about 2ft long. Do you just cut it in half and trim?
     
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    Most all my wrappers are two feet long.
    Just start wrapping from the more delicate tip end. Don't need to cut beforehand. Plenty of time to cut when you get there. You can use the inner cutoff and the upper end as binder for your next stick.
     
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    Thanks for the info!

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    Is there any harm in taking out the midrib as soon as you get the leaf, or do you need to store the leaf with it in?
     
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    I don't think there's any harm in it. Then you could stack the right and left halves so when you roll, the leaves are always the same orientation for a session.
     
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    Also can you "over case" to a point of mold?
     
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    If you leave them wet in a bag for too long, they can get moldy. If you case and let them sit in a bag overnight, no problem. I use distilled water and haven't had a problem short term but have found spots if the damp leaf goes back in a bag for a month...
     
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    Can you just leave the bag ope for a while or should you unfold the leaf and let it dry?
     
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    If you won't be using it within the next week, I'd recommend letting it dry out to about the same as when you received it. Not crunchy and not wet. Then back into storage.
     
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    My experience has been that the midrib helps stabilize how damp the rest of the leaf remains. I'm not scientific about the process; but I suppose it's the same as how you stick the stem of a flower in a vase of water.
     
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    Finally got one to burn annndddd the flavor is there! Quite an awesome feeling

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    The hook has been set, there is no escape now
     
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    Yeahhhh my wife is worried lol
     
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    Fight the leash. No matter how long, how silken, or how accustomed -- fight leash to the last.
     
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    It's a pretty awesome adventure :)

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    So I believe I found a blend that I want to start "mass producing"
    Wrapper: Firre Cured
    Binder: CT LS2
    Filler: Criollo 98 Seco
    The flavors are on point with everything I love. Oak, Leather, Cedar, and a hint of Nuttiness. And the pepper is out of this world. Next time is designing the bands.... I will call it El Pistolero (The Gunfighter)
     
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    This is an old thread, I know.
    However, mixing glue is not a pain at all. In fact it's really easy.
    Here's how I do it.
    I use a 4 ounce Ball jar:
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    I put two tablespoons of water into it.
    Heat in the microwave till hot. I usually bring it to a boil (40 seconds)
    Take it out of the microwave
    Sprinkle half a teaspoon of glue powder on the hot water
    Stir. As the water cools the glue with thicken.
    I stir until it's thick but you can probaly stop stirring as soon as the glue
    is thoroughly mixed.
    As soon as it's cool, it's ready to use. No need to mix the night before
    Adjust the amount of glue powder to suit your preference
     
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    I mix 20 minutes before use, no microwave. Water, xanthum, shot glass. Done.

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    Cool. I heat the water because it seems to dissolve the glue faster than when it's cold.
    Yes sir, it's easy to mix glue.
     
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