Of course, one of the most enjoyable aspects of pipe smoking is the type of tobacco that you choose, but quite a few people actually find the entire process relaxing and enjoyable. That said, you will need to take several steps prior to lighting up that pipe. What are they?
As mentioned, the right tools are vital to enjoying that pipe. You need a tamper, an aerator, a cleaner, quality tobacco and a good pipe. You also need a good lighter. If you choose to make use of a rechargeable LED torch light suppliers cigar lighter with a cutter, you should ensure that the lighter offers a traditional flame in addition to the torch flame. This type of dual flame arrangement will help ensure that you light your tobacco, without ruining the actual pipe you hold in your hand. Start by packing your pipe with loose pinches of tobacco.
Next, you will need to pack the bowl. Do this with small pinches of loose tobacco. Fill the bowl until the tobacco is just above the rim of the bowl. You'll need to tamp the tobacco now. However, don't pack it too tightly, as this will reduce your enjoyment and make smoking your pipe difficult. Take a test draw on the pipe stem and determine if air moves easily through the bowl. If it does not, you'll need to start over again.
Once you have successfully packed your bowl, it's time to move on to the lighting process. This is different from lighting other tobacco products. You will actually need to light your pipe twice. The first, or false, lighting is accomplished by holding the flame of your lighter over the bowl and gently inhaling. The flame will bend to touch the tobacco, but do not let it ignite. You just want it to smoke a bit. Now, take your tamper and tamp around the rim of the bowl once more, until the tobacco is at its original height once more.
The next step is the real lighting. Once more, hold the lighter above the tobacco and draw gently on the pipe stem. Allow the flame to brush the tobacco and then whirl the flame around in the bowl so that all the tobacco lights. Do not get the tobacco too hot now, or it will taste foul. Once the pipe is going, you can simply enjoy a relaxing smoke.