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Posted: 8/4/2007 9:40:06 PM EDT
So out of curiosity, how are you lighting your cigars? I'm using a disposable lighter for the time being, but when it goes, I think I'll be trying a refillable butane lighter of some sort...

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 9:54:49 PM EDT
GF got me a zippo as a present for getting a degree.

For sentimental reasons, I use that.

I've never tasted a difference no mater how I light it.

Use a match to light a piece of cedar and use the cedar to light the cigar? Too much work.

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 10:34:09 PM EDT
while i love zippos i don't use them on cigars. i use a butane touch and toast the end good then give it a few draws and let it stabilize itself.

cedar strips are good, a match is ok if you let it burn all the sufure off first,bic lighter also.
Link Posted: 8/4/2007 11:48:51 PM EDT
I have a few torches, and a converted zippo, also I have a Zippo Blue on order.

Other than that, sometimes, I use a cedar strip, you know, the hobby thing.

One day, I would like to go to a cigar bar, watch a experienced waitress light my cigar slowly with a long cedar strip.
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 12:40:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
So out of curiosity, how are you lighting your cigars? I'm using a disposable lighter for the time being, but when it goes, I think I'll be trying a refillable butane lighter of some sort...

The best are cedar matches, cigar aficionados say that the oil from a lighter detracts the taste.
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 5:30:04 AM EDT
I use a disposable if I'm out and about. A propane blowtorch if I'm at home.
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 3:14:21 PM EDT
I started using wooden matches but have since switched over to a butane lighter.

I have not found any discernible difference between the two.
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 3:24:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
So out of curiosity, how are you lighting your cigars? I'm using a disposable lighter for the time being, but when it goes, I think I'll be trying a refillable butane lighter of some sort...



$1 bills. Gives the best flavor.
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 3:40:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DKing:

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
So out of curiosity, how are you lighting your cigars? I'm using a disposable lighter for the time being, but when it goes, I think I'll be trying a refillable butane lighter of some sort...



$1 bills. Gives the best flavor.



Cheapskate..





Link Posted: 8/5/2007 5:33:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2007 5:35:54 PM EDT by palmer8996]
This is what I use, It is a Lotus triple flame torch lighter. It works great the only downside is its size, it fills your hand. I like the size because it is hard to misplace.

Lighter

*edit to fix link*

Palmer
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 6:31:07 PM EDT
zippo casing with the guts replaced with a Z Plus butane torch insert
Link Posted: 8/5/2007 6:35:05 PM EDT
Colibri Firebird
Link Posted: 8/6/2007 5:05:07 AM EDT
Zippo Blu
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 12:36:20 PM EDT
stick matches
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 7:07:47 PM EDT
I use my colibri torch most of the time, though occasionally I use my zippo cause it's an arfcom zippo.
Link Posted: 8/7/2007 7:17:38 PM EDT
fire.

some poo poo zippos. i haven't noticed a difference. of course im sure my tastebuds are fried.
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 5:20:48 AM EDT
I use one of my torches 99% of the time, but if it's a supra-good smoke, I use a cedar spline or at least a stick match after letting all the sulfur burn off.

Splines and matches are a pain if it's windy...
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 6:46:21 AM EDT
I have this torch that wont die. I broke two Colibri's...Then I bought this POS torch at a gas station when I was in a pinch for 6.00

It is the best lighter I ever bought. Been through the wash, in a lake, dropped lost, etc..it wont die.

Link Posted: 8/8/2007 10:56:13 AM EDT
I usually do the Monica Lewinski with my stogies.....damn hard to light after that for some reason
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 11:02:15 AM EDT
I have two butane lighters but I prefer to use wooden matches if possible.
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 8:15:20 PM EDT
Found a free promo on the Zippoblu. I use that now. My Colibries' kept breaking.


Link Posted: 8/8/2007 8:25:09 PM EDT
I always use wooden stick matches to light my pipe.

With cigarettes I can taste the difference between a Bic, Zippo, matches, or a car lighter. Car lighters taste the worst by far.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 10:11:12 AM EDT
soft flame butane,st dupont is the best,but not cheap. torches destroy cigars.
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 8:43:24 PM EDT
I have been using a Zippo Blu butane now for a month. It is by far the best butane I have ever used. Including the expensive ones. My only complaint is I am on my 3rd flink. They would last me 6 months in my other Zippos
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