Welcome to Casa Trompeta Cigars, my little corner of the cigar world. I started rolling my own cigars in early 2011, with varied results. The first cigars were visually quite bad, but they still managed to smoke and taste okay. Quickly, this hobby brought a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction. You really can create some fine tasting smokes! Plus, it's a LOT cheaper to roll your own rather than purchase them at a local store or online. This page is here to give you some idea of the materials used, how you can roll your own, and what you can expect or hope to achieve.

My appearance on the Half Ashed cigar podcast: Half Ashed Episode 41

If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me at stewdeepblue@gmail.com. I do not sell my cigars, but I am always up for a trade!

Where can you buy leaf and tools??? Try either of these fine companies:

WholeLeafTobacco.com * or * LeafOnly.com

Here are some instructional videos of mine, followed by some examples of pros who REALLY do a good job.

    Equipment
    Leaf condition and storage
    Bunching and rolling, part 1
    Bunching and rolling, part 2
    Wrapping the cigar, part 1
    Wrapping the cigar, part 2

The following links are to three very good videos that show master rollers making a cigar from start to finish. There many videos of this kind on YouTube, but few are instructional, so while you see the techniques used, the more specific motions and ideas are gained by trying to figure out what and why they doing what they are. These are the kinds of videos I watched to learn the craft.

    Master Roller 1
    Master Roller 2
    Master Roller 3

PICTURES!!!

These are shots of some of the equipment that you need, or may simply want, for your rolling.

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The following are pictures of ordered leaf, in and out of their delivery bags, and in their storage containers.

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And what would a home cigar rolling page be without cigars? Some of mine...

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