I Always do
I peel it roll it then I use my tweezers to rake it out at the tips to thin the ends out a little bitwicks nicely
Likewise, peel and fluff! Always done a wonderful job for me.
I am cheap ...I peel but I save the little skins in another baggie. Here's a test... make a wick just from the peels ...they work fine.
It's all cotton. It's like cotton bacon but just a longer strip and curled into the pot.
I'm a peeler...
@Jazzy_girl I've heard plenty from both sides of the argument on this one. I do peel off the outer layer of my cotton. Having tested both ways (with and without) I can't say I noticed any huge difference in wicking, just my .02.
I peel the outer layer for 2 reasons. One is that I have always done it that way and two because I find it easier to fed it through the coil without the outer layers
I don't bother to do that, never have any trouble or difference with wicking either way.