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This one is for all the dedicated blunt smokers out there. If you are a consistent blunt consumer, then you are probably familiar with brands like Swisher Sweets and Optimo. Yet, these long-time favorites now have a little competition. All-natural, Backwoods tobacco is earning a stellar reputation for inspiring some ultra tasty and relaxing blunts. For those seeking a high-quality smoking experience, here’s the scoop on how to roll a blunt in five easy steps.
When it comes to blunts, everyone has their preference. Yet, as many connoisseurs can attest, few blunts taste quite as good as Backwoods. Unlike other brands, Backwoods cigars contain 100% all natural tobacco leaf. Made in the USA, Backwoods tobacco is aged at least one full year before making its way into your cigar. This aging process amplifies the plant’s flavor, showcasing its natural sweetness and caramel undertones.
While Backwoods cigars are delicious on their own, there is no greater simple pleasure than pairing this perfectly cured tobacco with some of your favorite herb. Grape Ape, Fruity Pebbles Weed or Cotton Candy Kush, anyone?Rolling the perfect Backwoods blunt can be tricky. However, you’re sure to get it down in a jiffy if you follow these simple steps:
The first thing you will notice about your Backwoods is that one end is more tightly wrapped than the other. Start to unroll the cigar from the tightly wrapped end and slowly unravel the leaf. A slow and steady hand is key to unrolling since it’s easy to tear the leaf and ruin a perfectly good cigar.
Once you unroll the leaf, scrape out and discard any excess tobacco you find in the cigar. If you decide to keep it, you’ve transformed your blunt into a Backwoods spliff. After you get rid of all of the tobacco, flatten out the wrapper leaf and get ready to fill.
You may notice that your tobacco leaf features an irregular shape, with one rounded edge and one sharp edge. For ease of rolling, keep the sharp edge away from your dominant hand. For example, if you are right-handed, keep the sharp edge toward the left. Once your leaf is in the correct position, add your ground flower. It works best to use one hand to gently curve the tobacco leaf, evenly concentrating your ground bud along the center line.
Once you have all your weed evenly spread along the leaf, slowly tuck and roll. Rolling is the trickiest part and it may take some patience and practice to create the perfect blunt. Begin rolling by tucking the rounded end of the backwoods blunt securely around the flower. Continue to make sure that this round end stays tight as you roll.
Get ready to give this blunt some spit. Backwoods leaves require a bit more saliva than other blunts in order to keep it tightly rolled. Seal one end of your Backwoods by twisting excess tobacco leaf at the tip. If you are particular, then you can smooth out the other end with some scissors if you like a clean edge look to you blunt.