This Post will give both new and experienced pipe smokers how to get full enjoyment out of their Pipe.
HOW TO LOAD YOUR NEW PIPE
HOW TO LIGHT YOUR NEW PIPE
When lighting, puff with long, slow puffs. Move the match or lighter slowly around the outside edge of the tobacco. Puff as many times as necessary to completely light the top surface of the tobacco. This “false” or “charring” light will assure an even burning load.
Again, smoke s-l-o-w-l-y. Don’t let your new pipe get to hot. IMPORTANT: Don’t knock the ashes out of the first load of your pipe. Instead, just fluff the loose ash gently. If there is unburned tobacco missed in with the ashes, you are not smoking far enough down. Make sure that you have only a grey ash residue in the bottom of the pipe. Cake the heel first; the top will gradually cake itself after a number of smokes.
As your carbon cake builds on the inside of the pipe, the cake may be uneven, or thicker at the top than at the bottom. Should this occur, use a conical shaped reamer to shape the cake thinner at the top and slightly thicker in the heel.