Why You Should Wash Your Backwoods Before You Light Up - International Highlife

Why You Should Wash Your Backwoods Before You Light Up

Backwoods seem to have become more and more well-liked among cannabis consumers.

If you regularly consume Backwoods or any other cigar with a tobacco leaf wrapper, you are aware that the tobacco is not cut in half and removed. Instead, they unravel virtually precisely how they were rolled but in the opposite direction. To avoid creating any tears or holes, locate the seam facing the cigar’s mouthpiece and carefully peel and unwind it. It is unrolled, filled with flower, and then coiled up once again.

When you ask folks who smoke Backwoods often if they “washed” it, I frequently receive the expected yes or no reaction, but occasionally you also get this expression of sheer perplexity from those who have no idea what I mean.

We don’t necessarily mean to wash anything with soap and water when we ask someone whether they scrubbed their Backwood. Washing means rinsing away all the extra glue and chemicals used to make these cigars. These cigars are not hand-rolled by skilled cigar rollers or kept in very good condition. They are made in a sizable factory setting with processed tobacco components, and various cigar glues are employed to adhere to the leaves and avoid unraveling.

I’m not sure what these glues include, but when smoking any flower, reducing the amount that goes into the roll can only result in a more natural flavor and pleasurable smoke. It is now time to “wash” the wrap after completing the processes of locating the seam, unwinding the cigar, and separating the inside tobacco from the external leaf.

Although I believe that hot water can also wash off all the seasoning, it’s only significant if you prefer the many flavors of Backwoods, and this process is also more time-consuming. I have seen individuals wash their wraps in boiling water. You can use the nearest sink and heat the water as hot as possible. When the water is hot, take the leaf under the flowing water while flipping it over and rubbing off any inside tobacco that may still be adhered to the leaf. Do not run the water in the sink at full force. The leaf must be dried before rolling because it will be damp from the rinsing.

After rinsing, all you need to dry your leaf is some paper towels and a rolling pin—or something else cylindrical—that can be used in the same way. You can use a rolling pin and around four paper towels. Wine bottles and stainless steel water bottles are two good substitutes. Anything equivalent to a can of butane should also work. Spread two dry paper towels and flat the damp leaf on them. Lay your two paper towels on top of the wet leaf and begin rolling your rolling pin or butane can over the paper towels akin to that of a construction site’s steamroller.

You would think that rolling a blunt requires more work than this, but you’re almost there. The only thing left is to peel the napkins apart and take the leaf out of them. When you observe what was transferred from the leaf to the napkins, any remaining doubt that this advantageous technique will be dispelled.

When the leaf is removed, you will notice dark, wet spots that appear to be brown with a yellow tint; these spots are likely excess tar, nicotine, and blunt glue, but I can’t say for sure.

Here’s a quick step by step guide with pictures:

Step 1 – Carefully unroll the cigar and separate the leaf from the tobacco

Step 2 – Rinse under hot water, gently rubbing the leaf to wash clean

Step 3 – Pat dry with a paper towel, then using a roller, press to dry

Step 4 – Allow to air dry until the appropriate moisture level is achieved

Step 5 – Last but not least, roll up and enjoy!

If you need any help with rolling your backwoods blunt, check out our article about how to roll one with ease.
Do you wash your backwoods? Let us know in the comments!

Article idea and pictures by cannabiscactus.com – thank you!

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