How To Roll and Twist A Blunt

DISCLAIMER: You should only roll/twist tobacco or other legal substances into cigars/blunts

Have you ever wished you could roll the perfect cigar? Ever wanted to feel like the messiah of blunts? Look no further, you have now arrived at the one stop knowledge compendium, tutorial, and resource heaven!

Now before we begin lessons, you will need to know whether you'd like to roll or twist a blunt (blunt=cigar). There are several factors that can help you in your decision, but usually it all comes down to a matter of preferance. Twisting involves removing the cigar leaf in one piece and restoring it last.  Rolling involves cracking through the leaf and layering the pieces back in place before the actual rolling part. Below you will learn the pros and cons to each method, and also which cigars (that I have personally used) are suitable to be twisted.

Rolling

Pros

  • Any type of cigar CAN be used to roll a blunt (although some are more susceptable than others)
  • Most likely the easier method for beginners
  • Usually faster

Cons

  • Not possible to remove the glue strip
  • Ranges from difficult to impossible when removing the cancer paper
  • Not as easy to repair

Cigars That Are Compatable To Twist (that i have personally used)

  • Game (any flavor or color)
  • Dutch (honey, green leaf, presidente, vanilla, many more)
  • Garcia y Vega (producers of Game's also have a few other selections such as elegantes)
  • Philly Titan
  • Most likely any full-sized cigar that has a green leaf (though a green leaf is not always a requisite)
  • Feel free to suggest more

 

Twisting

Pros

  • Easier to repair mistakes
  • Easy to remove cancer paper
  • Easy to remove glue strip

Cons

  • Usually a longer process
  • Requires more gentleness
  • Not all cigars are able to be twisted

Tutorial

Now comes the fun part! Below is where you will find a full tutorial, with pictures, on how to roll or twist a blunt with flavored tobacco or whatever you choose! Also, I hope you will take enjoyment out of knowing that i was working solo with a crappy camera when taking these pics.

For both the rolling and twisting tutorials I used a vanilla game (made by Garcia y Vega). Mostly because that's what the closest store carries.

How To Roll A Blunt

  1. First you need to start by cracking the cigar and removing all the "guts." This will be slightly difficult, because the leaf is still on. However, you may simply crack it by separating the cigar from itself using your thumbs to pull. Or (the recommended method) you may simply split the whole cigar down the middle using a blade.
  2. Next you have to dump all the included tobacco out of the cigar shell. Be sure to get any tobacco that sticks.
  3. It is now time to make the leaf fragments stick down. Starting with the leaf fragment that is the top layer, lick it, and stick it to the next layer. Now take that combined layer, lick it, and stick it to the next layer. Repeat this whole process until all leaves are secured to the cigar.
  4. Now place your smoking medium in the cigar. Be sure to lay it evenly across the whole blunt.
  5. Next, take the part of the cigar closest to the tabacco and tightly blanket the tabacco with as little of the paper as possible. At this point it's important to use your fingers to roll the paper up towards completion, while at the same time steadily tightening up the already covered section. When there is only a slight bit of paper left at the top, you lick it with your tongue, and stick it down with your top lip. All the while you must hold the already rolled portion stable. This part can be a delicate art, but it always will come in time.
  6. Almost done!  Now is the final and most important step. SMOKE!!

For both the rolling and twisting tutorials I used a vanilla game (made by Garcia y Vega). Mostly because that's what the closest store carries.

How To Twist A Blunt

  1. After opening the cigar package you will notice the leaf wrapped around the naked cigar. We need to start by removing that leaf. To do that, you will first need to lick around the entirety of the leaf. This insures that the leaf is flexible and more resitant to rips or tears.
  2. Now direct yourself to the bottom portion of the cigar (where you wouldn't light it). Try to locate a spot as close to the beginning of the leaf as possible(check pics section). If it's not too close don't fret, there is usually left over leaf at the end anyway. Use your fingernail to scrape the starting portion of the leaf away from the inside. Once this is accomplished you should have no trouble gently twirling the rest of the leaf off.
  3. When that is taken care of, find the line on the cigar that was exposed by removing the leaf (check pic section). The objective is to split the cigar down that line using your thumbs. You will have to place a thumb on each side and gently pull them away from each other, effectively cracking through the blunt.
  4. You will need to dump the tobacco that the manufactorer included (often referred to as guts or dookie). Be sure to scrape any tobacco remnants off of the cigar.
  5. You now have the option to remove the glue strip.  It is the sticky strip the company used to seal the cigar closed.  You must simply pull the strip off similar to pulling a sheet of paper out of a perforated notebook.  (check pic section)
  6. Now is when you will want to place your tobacco or other filler material inside the cigar paper. Try to lay it in an even portion throughout the entire cigar.
  7. Next, take the part of the cigar closest to the tobacco and tightly blanket the tobacco with as little of the paper as possible. At this point it's important to use your fingers to roll the paper up towards completion, while at the same time steadily tightening up the already covered section. When there is only a slight bit of paper left at the top, you lick it with your tongue, and stick it down with your top lip. All the while you must hold the already rolled portion stable. This part can be a delicate art, but it always will come in time.
  8. Your almost done, all that's left to accomplish is replacing the leaf. Simply lick the side of the leaf that was not licked in step 1. Place the filled portion on top of the leaf, edged with the straight end of the leaf (check pic section). Now gently twist the leaf back around the cigar similarly to when you removed it (check pic section). Don't worry if it looks a slight bit ruffled in the end. All good things take practice, and most likely you still have a funtional blunt!
  9. The most vital step. If you mastered steps 1-7, you are still not complete. Smoke!!! Enjoy your labor. :)

Pictures Section

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Vanilla GameWhere to begin peeling the leafCloser look at where to peel.The leafCancer paperRemoved Cancer PaperHow to crack itGlue stripRolling portionWhere to start when restoring the leafHalfway re-wrappedFinished productCracked open cigar to traditionally roll
Vanilla Game
Vanilla Game
Where to begin peeling the leaf
Where to begin peeling the leaf
Closer look at where to peel.
Closer look at where to peel.
The leaf
The leaf
Cancer paper
Cancer paper
Removed Cancer Paper
Removed Cancer Paper
How to crack it
How to crack it
Glue strip
Glue strip
Rolling portion
Rolling portion
Where to start when restoring the leaf
Where to start when restoring the leaf
Halfway re-wrapped
Halfway re-wrapped
Finished product
Finished product
Cracked open cigar to traditionally roll
Cracked open cigar to traditionally roll

Do you prefer to roll or twist your blunts?

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 Well, that is about all the education I have to offer for the day.  You now have the ability to remove the crappy cigar filler, and replace it with whatever you want!  Not only that, but if you are a good student, you can do this 2 ways.  This is my first how to article, so any feedback would be great.  Let me kno how to improve in the comments section below please.

Comments 1 comment

KushGoHard 4 years ago

Nice guide man. Was about to make one until I saw yours .. Good work.

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