Cigar Burning Unevenly? Here’s How You Fix It.

Posted by Cigar King on 26th Apr 2024

Cigar Burning Unevenly? Here’s How You Fix It.

So, you're deep into a cigar session, soaking up those flavors, when suddenly... cue the horror music...your cigar is burning unevenly! It’s frustrating, isn’t it? Don't worry though, we put together this quick how-to guide with a few tips and tricks to getting that cigar burning perfectly. With this how-to guide, once you’re done reading, you’ll be an expert at fixing unevenly burning cigars. Grab your favorite cigar, light up and read on!

What Causes Uneven Burning

Whether you’re a seasoned smoker or new to the hobby, chances are you’ve had a cigar that burns unevenly at least once. If you’re like most folks, you’ll think “how’d that happen?” and continue to smoke through it. Well now, we have an answer for that fleeting question, here are a few reasons why your cigar may be burning unevenly:

Rushing the Lighting Process

If you’re rushing through the lighting process you may make some fatal errors that lead to an unevenly burning cigar. Speeding through the process can lead to errors like touching the flame to your cigar or forgetting to evenly roll as your lighting, causing an uneven burn.

Uneven Humidity in the Cigar

Another cause for unevenly burning cigars can be uneven humidity within the cigar. This can happen due to poor storage or a malfunctioning humidor or can be caused by drawing too hard and/or fast while lighting the cigar. To best reduce the chance of uneven humidity in your cigar, take smooth but swift puffs of your cigar while lighting, and remember to always store them in well-controlled humidor.

Poor Cigar Quality

Let's face it, not all cigars are created equally. Sometimes quality control is the issue or technique is lacking, whatever the cause may be, a poorly rolled cigar always ends up being a poorly smoked cigar too. If you’re experiencing an uneven burn and you can’t seem to figure out why, perhaps switch to a more reputable brand and see if that remedies the issue.

How to Fix an Uneven Burn

Now that you know what causes an uneven burn, we’re going to teach you how to fix it. Here’s how:

Rotate to Bottom

If your cigar is burning unevenly, identify which part of the cigar it is and rotate it to the bottom (6 o’clock position) to promote better airflow. More airflow means more oxygen which helps the cigar then burn evenly.

Use Your Torch

If option one of rotating isn’t working you can always burn off the uneven part. To do this, target your torch flame at the unevenly burning part while simultaneously taking short puffs to promote even burning. This almost always fixes an unevenly burning cigar. Need a good torch? We got 'em? Check out our selection of premium cigar lighters online or at our store in Scottsdale today. 

Buy Quality Cigars Today

Despite being a common hassle, an unevenly burning cigar is a problem that’s easy to solve. Remember, you can fix a cigar that's burning unevenly by simply rotating the uneven part to the 6 o’clock position to allow for more airflow or just burn it off with your torch. Whichever you choose, do it quick and get back to enjoying your cigar!

After all that reading about fixing unevenly burning cigars, I’m sure you could use a good smoke. To get some of the best sticks at incredible prices, there’s only one cigar shop in Scottsdale to visit – Cigar King. Here at Cigar King, we have an incredible selection of cigars from the top names in the game as well as a lineup of house-exclusive cigars to choose from. Order your cigars from our website or visit us at 7830 East Gelding Drive in Scottsdale today.