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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:38 pm

The flame temperature of butane is much higher than matches. The temperature difference will affect the flavor of the tobacco as it's lit. With matches you'll start out at a lower temerature which will help keep it there throughout the smoke. Even though I love matches I usually opt for the practicality of a butane lighter.

There was an article called Thermodynamics of Pipe Smoking a few years ago which explained the combustion process taking place within the bowl. It was an enlightening article. geek
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:00 am

after reading that ill stick to matches or other pieces of wood to light my pipe
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:17 pm

I took the plung... using an IM Corona now. Used to use a Bic. Guess I just need some more pipe and cigar accessories? No other reason really. A Bic is still a good option. The only thing I don't like is that the flame is one size only... making it a little more difficult to light a pipe well. This is ultimately why I switched over to the IM Corona. It has a nice adjustable flame. Plus, it has a tamper. I went with the small diamond Room 101. I really like it. Matches are a good option, but I never seem to use them. I guess for the same reason I never use a dictionary... there's an easier way to do it now.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:56 am

I read that article last week and decided to try being more careful with lighting up my pipes: I keep the flame off the tobacco and it keeps my pipes much cooler and tastier. I also find I need to relight much less often too!
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:36 am

As far as pipe lighting, wooden matches work fine at home, my old Dunhill Rollagas when I'm "out". But I remember lighting "hemp", we used to roll it in Riz-La papers and use matches or a Zippo to light it and take a toke and pass it on back in the '60s Razz Nite, Nite cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:22 pm

Milan wrote:
I took the plung... using an IM Corona now. Used to use a Bic. Guess I just need some more pipe and cigar accessories? No other reason really. A Bic is still a good option. The only thing I don't like is that the flame is one size only... making it a little more difficult to light a pipe well. This is ultimately why I switched over to the IM Corona. It has a nice adjustable flame. Plus, it has a tamper. I went with the small diamond Room 101. I really like it. Matches are a good option, but I never seem to use them. I guess for the same reason I never use a dictionary... there's an easier way to do it now.
Milan

Trivia o' the day: The lighter was invented before matches.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:08 pm

Old Boy pipe lighter is what I use. Sometimes, I will use long, wooden matches -- but I have been a devoted user of Old Boys for 15 years now.

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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:22 pm

Colibri pipe lighter when I'm at home, swan matches when abroad. May have to try this waxy whatsit out of curiosity...
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:03 pm

Plain ol' 1 1/2" wooden matches. Tho sometimes I'll walk over to the pine tree and pick up a few needles. Then I light the needles and use them to light the pipe. Is this silly? Might be. It reminds me of sitting on a log up in the Great Nawth Woods, without having to actually drive 500 miles and be eaten by black flies.
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:35 pm

I am a purist so wooden matches for me. Why make simple things more complicated and matches and a pipe do soo seem to go together.
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PostSubject: BuckeyeBoy34 wrote:   Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:08 pm

BuckeyeBoy34 wrote:
I am a purist so wooden matches for me. Why make simple things more complicated and matches and a pipe do soo seem to go together.

If you K.I.S.S. it what would folks talk about here ? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:57 am

I prefer a vintage Old Boy lighter msyelf. Never fails to light and with it the tobacco always lights on the first try without ever charring the rim.

Here is my Original OLD BOY Lighter Model #1.

They don't make 'em like that anymore! Cool



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PostSubject: Re: Lighting techniques   Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:09 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
I prefer a vintage Old Boy lighter msyelf. Never fails to light and with it the tobacco always lights on the first try without ever charring the rim.

Here is my Original OLD BOY Lighter Model #1.

They don't make 'em like that anymore! Cool




I take it that was for use with clay and porcelain pipes?
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