Have you ever gone to light a tasty cigar only to have your lighter crap out? It’s one of the worst things ever.

In this video, Bradley will show you how to set up a brand new lighter so that it lights, like a champ, every single time.

Most people want to put fuel in their new lighters and light them up right away. But there’s more to it than that. Especially if you want your lighter to last. Here’s a simple 3 step process.

Step 1: Put 2 seconds worth of fuel into your lighter.

Step 2: Using a small screw driver, or pin to depress the nozzle on the bottom of the lighter. This will release some of the excess air in the lighter’s fuel chamber.

Step 3: Add fuel for 4 more seconds.

This will create an appropriate ratio of air to fuel in your lighter, and it will help the lighter release the right amount of fuel for a perfect light every time.

Other tips:

  • Only use filtered gas on your lighters. Colibri and Vector make great lighter gas.
  • After a while, clean the burners in the top of the lighter with a q-tip dipped in alcohol. This will remove ash and debris from the burner.
  • Purge your lighter every time you fill it with gas