General Cigar Domincana Trip Report: Final Day, Videos of Bunching and Rolling

I’ll admit it up front, this is a stall as I haven’t had time to write the full “Day 3” article.  So I’m posting a couple of videos of my feeble attempts at cigar rolling.  First we have bunching. Please note that it took me two minutes to make one bunch, a rate at which I would make no money and would be promptly re-asigned to sweeping the floors or something.  If it weren’t for the Leiberman machine, this would have been even more disasterous. Honestly, it takes years to become profficient at this, and I’m sure I wouldn’t have even passed the dexterity test.

 

 

Next came the seemongly simple, yet highly complicated task of applying the wrappper. Where the binder was a Mexican leaf, we were using Conecticut shade for the wrapper in the classic Macanudo style.  It remains to be seen whether my blend and rolling is worthy of the Macanudo name, I somehow think not!

 

http://youtu.be/4hS0-sv26fM

 

As you can see, this is not something that one gets in a morning, or a week, or month….it takes years.  I managed to master trimming the cigar with the cutter, but that was about it.  Something to think about the next time you enjoy a fine cigar!

 

Stay tuned for the wrap-up later in the week,

Until then,

CigarCraig

 

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  1. Swede214

    Hi Craig, Not bad, hey the first time, or maybe even the second time, you’l get better I’m sure. It had to feel good, at least you did it.Enjoyed watching!