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How to Take Care of Your Colibri Lighter

A clean lighter will light more consistently and burn more efficiently. Always use Colibri Premium Butane. A fine lighter clogged with fuel impurities can leave you in the dark. Colibri butane is the cleanest of all the leading brands, and is pressurized at the correct level for Colibri lighters. Unfortunately, we cannot ship butane due to Postal Regulations but it can be purchased at most tobacconists or through Colibri’s service department. When flame height begins to decrease, simply refill the lighter. The flame adjuster can be turned to set flame height to customer’s preference. Most lighter problems require only simple
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How to Set Up the Perfect Hookah

FILL THE GLASS BASE WITH WATER SO THAT THE STEM IS SUBMERGED ABOUT AN INCH INTO THE WATER. WET THE RUBBER GROMMET SO THAT THE STEM WILL SLIDE INTO THE BASE EASILY. WITH THE RUBBER GROMMET BETWEEN THE STEM AND THE BASE, PLACE THE STEM OF THE HOOKAH INTO THE BASE SO THAT IT FITS SNUGLY. PLACE THE CHARCOAL TRAY ON TOP OF THE HOOKAH STEM. SECURE THE BOWL ON TOP OF THE STEM WITH THE LARGE RUBBER STOPPER. BLOW THROUGH All OF THE HOSES BEFORE EACH SMOKING SESSION TO CLEAR OUT ANY SMOKE RESIDUE. PLACE THE HOSE OR HOSES
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The Proto Pipe Guide

Mr. Bill’s sells only the One and Only, Original PROTO PIPE!! Beware of Knock Offs!! Use this handy guide to learn how to use utilize all the parts of your Proto Pipe and also clean it. Use the handy poker to stir the bowl & clean permanent screen. When assembled, the poker interlocks & holds all the parts together. If fric­tion fit poker becomes too loose or tight, bend the tab on the side of container with pliers to adjust the tension. Tar trap is removed by pushing through centerhole with poker. If it is really hard to do so,
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Recipes for a Perfect Hookah Smoke

Experience even more pleasure with these tips. Try putting ice in the glass base of your Hookah and get the water ice cold before smoking. This makes for a smoother, more enjoyable smoking experience. Try mixing lemon juice, orange juice or some other flavor into the water in your glass base. It will enhance the taste of your Hookah smoking experience. You can store your hookah tobacco at room temperature but it must remain in an air tight container (such as a TightVac, Stash Tin, Tupperware, a jar, zip lock bag, etc.) This will keep your tobacco from drying up
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Vector Lighters Maintenance

Learn how to keep your Vector Lighter Trouble Free! Keep lighters clean from any type of dust (i.e., falling ashes when cigars and cigarettes are lighted, and dust from pockets when lighters are kept in your pockets). Use lighter leather covers to prevent dust from penetrating into the lighter. Over 90% of return lighters are serviced simply by blowing off excessive dirt and dust inside a lighter using compressed air. If necessary, blow off any excessive dirt and dust from the catalyzer area using compressed air can. Compressed air can be easily purchased from any local hardware or office supply
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Cigars 101

“THE CIGAR HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREATEST CREATURE COMFORTS OF MY LIFE. A KIND COMPANION – A GREAT STIMULANT – A CEMENTER OF FRIENDSHIPS” MR. BILL What is a Cigar? Cigars have been around since at least the 1700’s.  They were one of three ways to enjoy tobacco – pipes, snuff and cigars. The name itself comes from the Mayan word for smoking – sikar – and were originally known in Europe as sigars.  Though cultivation of tobacco was attempted in the Seville region of Spain in the late 1700’s, Europeans demanded a higher quality product. The American Civil War saw the enjoyment of cigars in the United States increase dramatically until the turn of the
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Cutting Your Cigar

Preparing to smoke a cigar can be a wonderful experience in itself. You will be spending quality time with a quality product and it will be to your benefit to reflect upon its creation before lighting up. Unlike cigarettes, you do not simply pull out a cigar, light the tip and start puffing. First of all, almost every premium cigar has a closed head that must be cut before you can begin to smoke. Where to cut? Well, first of all, you are cutting the uncut portion of the cigar – the head. The basic rule of thumb is to
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Handling Your Cigar

Lighting a cigar is not like lighting the tip of a cigarette or the wick of a candle – it takes longer. Light your cigar the same way you would toast a marshmallow over a campfire ? keep the cigar above or near the flame but don’t let them touch. First, you must “toast” the Cigar’s foot. The purpose of toasting is to ignite the outer layers of the tobacco (that’s the binder and the wrapper) which hold the cigar together. Hold the cigar at a 45-degree angle with the foot-end highest above the flame, but just out of touch
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Aging and Storing Your Cigars

Cigars, like any natural product, must be protected from extremes of temperature. A cigar that is too dry will smoke hot and unevenly. A cigar that is too moist will be hard to light and just as difficult to puff. The ideal humidity to store your cigars is between 65%-75% humidity. Ideally it is best to put your cigars in cedar boxes to enhance the flavor of tobacco over a period of time – the longer the better. This works great if you have a humidor large enough to handle storing your cigars within their own boxes. Make sure to
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Cigar Etiquette Cigar Etiquette

Shopping for cigars has become a full-time hobby for some people. Here are some simple rules to consider following… To test for moisture, cigars must be lightly grasped. But if you squeeze them too hard, they will crack. There has been an increase in broken cigars in stores because buyers have not been gentle enough with them. Remember, cigar wrappers are fragile; treat them that way. Smelling a cigar is frowned upon in most cigar stores. It is better to test its quality by lightly grasping it – but take care to not hold it too tightly or else you’ll
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