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roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭
I have been using a regular bic lighter and have found a lack of range of motion from it. It seems that I cannot light all the tobacco on the top during a charing light.
Would matches or a pipe lighter work better?
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 239
    Matches are certainly my fire of choice, but other than that, like you, I use a Bic--they are cheap and more importantly, reliable.
  • roland_7707roland_7707 Posts: 2,833 ✭✭✭
    So, with a bic, how do you move it around to light all of the tobacco?
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 239
    just like a match, suck in as you light and move in a circular motion.
  • flowbeeflowbee Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭
    Yep Bics are fine, I use one as well! Wooden matches are good also, but man I cant get em much by me!!
  • rsherman24rsherman24 Posts: 6,486 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love the Djeep lighters for a pipe. Just like a Bic, but a little wider so you can avoid the Hot Thumb. I got a logo one from Tatuaje and tried it one night. Works like a charm
  • Lee.mcglynnLee.mcglynn Posts: 5,960 ✭✭✭✭
    I use matches or my DuPont... Honestly any soft flame works but I find bics will burn your thumb
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,073 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Being the heretic that I am, I usually start with 1/4 second blasts from my triple-flame torch, approximately an inch and a half from the tobacco. Count a few seconds and repeat 2 - 3 times, tamp, switch to bic. Light in circular motion.
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