The most common method to treat cigars affected by cigar beetles is freezing the cigars.
Ring gauge (rg) is the diameter of a cigar – in America rg is measured in 64ths of an inch. Typically, thicker ring gauge cigars burn cooler and longer than thinner ring gauge cigars. A cigar that is burning ‘hot’, or too rapidly will yield a pointed ember after ashing.
While plume, the crystallized evaporated remnants of cigar oils, can be a desirable trait of well aged cigars, mold is not.
Most cigarettes are not premium tobacco products because they contain RTS (reconstituted tobacco sheet), they are mass produced by machine, and they contain chemicals and additives.
Maduro cigars have undergone a longer fermentation to enrich and sweeten the leaf.