If you enjoy cigars, you'll want to try rolling your own at one point or another. It's worth it for a few reasons:
1) You'll appreciate the work that goes into a good cigar more.
2) It's less expensive and can be tastier depending on how talented you become.
3) It's interesting and can be a fun hobby.
And a short disclaimer: Tobacco is bad for your health. Don't follow these instructions if using tobacco is illegal in your area, or directly illegal for you depending on your age.
- Tobacco Leaf
- Spray bottle to mist the leaves with water
- Rolling pin to smooth out the outer-layer leaf
- Scissors to cut the vein from the leaf
- Flour paste, clear pectin, or Tragacanth to seal the cigar
- Post-it notes to turn into cigar bands
I've published the step-by-step instructions here (in the classic Instructables style.) If you'd like to read some of the other, miscellaneous details from my own personal attempt, check out my blog post: