Today I went through some lighters I have. It’s amazing how many lighters I’ve collected over the years and why I felt the need to continue buying new ones while the old ones still work. I rotate them all so I can continue to use them all. If you are looking for some help with lighters, here is a quick guideline. Turn the gas mixture valve all the way up and bleed the leftover gas out with a penknife. When you think all is out, let the lighter rest for a few minutes, and then do it again. You’ll be surprised how more gas comes out. After a few times, turn the the gas mixture valve all the way down to the negative and firmly press the butane can into the valve until you feel a kickback. Usually 10 to 15 seconds is enough. You will feel the lighter get cold from the gas. Let it sit until it’s no longer cold, and then turn the gas valve mixture up to the middle and light. You should be ready to go. I do this process with all my lighters and then once one is empty, I move on to the next one until they are all exhausted and repeat the process. It lets me use all my lighters and I don’t feel like I’m constantly filling up a lighter.
Today’s cigar review is the My Father No. 2 Belicoso (5 1/2 x 54). It’s a nicely shaped torpedo with a rounded end. The cigar smokes nice and even, producing good smoke and a nice ash. I picked up nutty flavors along with wood and some hint of leather. It’s a nicely flavored cigar, with a creamy finish.