I no longer use Bic due to the low quality butane in them - you get what you pay for! Try a flint sparked butane refillable pipe lighter that you can fill with triple filtered butane. The fuel you use makes a difference.I've always filled mine just under full/not to the rim but, about a 1/4" short of it.
Light carefully (I use a Bic) and I tend to try and keep the bowl level. Yeah, I know we don't always
have time to take that much time to be careful. But, I think just being a bit careful with something
you may have paid $275 - $600 for is well worth it. Cobs? who cares, light'em up!
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