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post #21 of 23 Old 03-27-2019, 08:19 PM
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I like to use thin ceder sheets as that's how I was taught from an old timer family member who owned a shipping company who could get anything in country 🤗 since passed. But he taught me the love of cigars so I follow his ways. He also used a torch in his older years and it worked great as stated above.
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post #22 of 23 Old 03-27-2019, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigal7373 View Post
I've been using cedar spills (a little bit), butane torch and I just picked up a triple jet lighter.
Working good so far. Even in the wind.
It definitely doesn't like the cold. If I'm outside and it gets cold i have to hold it in my palm for a couple minutes till it warms up.
Wondering if that's typical?
Originally Posted by Mbaldwin944 View Post
Ive had some torch trouble when its cold, takes a few clicks for the spark to catch.
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Which is weird to me.
My ol' Zippo (long ago) used to light no matter what.
Steel, flint, wick, fuel... boom! Ignition even in Canada's -20 weather.
When you compress butane from a gas into a liquid, like refilling a lighter, it gets cold. When you try to use a butane lighter in extremely cold weather it tends to remain in a liquid state. Not only doesn't it ignite, but since it's not readily turning to gas the exit pressure is reduced or even non-existent. The solution is to keep the lighter warm, like in your pocket or held between your hands for a few minutes before using it.

Zippos and other naphtha fueled lighters don't have that problem, but they do tend to taint the cigar's taste.
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post #23 of 23 Old 03-27-2019, 08:54 PM
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Triple Jet Butane for anything over 50 ring gauge. Anything under that I use a single jet. I remember lighting up lancero's many years ago with a triple jet. That didn't work out so well.
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