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    My only taste of Cuba so far has been a couple of puritos, okay but not what I think of as a ' proper ' cigar.

    Last Saturday I was really looking forward to a JLP petit cazardores, it took me about 45 minutes to smoke.
    I just could not get a decent drag out of it, was like sucking a golf ball through a straw !
    Very disappointed to say the least.

    Oh well I thought, onwards and upwards.
    Just finished the second one I had and the exact same thing!
    This time I tried poking a long needle through it to no avail.
    I've smoked a few nc of similar size with no problems so what gives? I have more cigars from JLP but dreading trying them now.

    Any advice for next time?

    Cheers,
    Anthony.

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    Get a perfect draw poker. If you Google it, you'll find it. It's not just a needle, but it drags some parts out and improving the draw without creating a tunnel.



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    What humidity/temperature are you storing at. Could be too wet...

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    Thanks Guys,

    At the moment there stored in a plastic tub!
    Got one 69% Boveda in with them and my digi hygrometer
    ( calibrated ) reads 69 so spot on.
    I've just unwrapped the butt and it does feel a bit moist?

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    Temp is 18 C.

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    Just lit a cheap chevron of about the same size, no problem and a nice easy draw !!!

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    Some like 69% here but i prefer 65%. I store at 18c/65% and find it's definitely the sweet spot for me. I tried 62% in the past but now think that was a mistake. Maybe try 65%, although I have also found it may take a while for everything to dry out from 69% to 65%.

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    In my experience Cuban cigars often have a firmer draw than Non Cubans. I personally prefer this and 45 mins for a petit cazadores sounds about right (for the time it would take for me to smoke one of these). As suggested the Perfecdraw tool may help or maybe you will prefer the NCs. If so, give the Padron brand a try.

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    Anyone who smokes Cubans owns a perecdraw or similar eventually.

    By most accounts I've been lucky and only had a few plugged Cubans in over 15 years.

    It's bad luck so far for sure.
    Last edited by ha_banos; 01-12-2019 at 09:41 AM.
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    I think I may finally have this CAD under control...

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    Just finishing a Guantanamera Minutos, very light smoke but no problems with the draw.

    So far it's only the JLP which have this really tight draw.
    Hope not as I've another 15 in my stash!

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