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Smokeasy Q&A

Random questions frequently asked by novice smokers and aspiring cigar connoisseurs

What does Ring Gauge mean?

Ring gauge simply measures a cigars thickness. The larger or thicker the ring gauge, the fuller the flavor; the longer the cigar, the cooler the smoke. In technical terms, it's a measure of a cigar's diameter where one "ring" equals 1/64th of an inch. So, a 48 ring gauge is 48/64, or 3/4, inch in diameter.

See below for a quick and dirty way to determine the ring gauge of your cigars by comparing to a coin.


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