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A very common mistake when it comes to lighters is not bleeding them before filling them. The reason you need to do this is that after the lighter depletes all the butane in the tank, the gas is replaced with air. The air inside the lighter will prevent more butane from entering the tank. To bleed the lighter:
Next, we need to refill the butane lighter. We recommend using triple-distilled butane or better. Grab your butane and turn it upside down, then take your lighter and flip it upside down. The reason for this is that your butane can is made up of two parts: propellant and butane. Propellant is lighter than butane and rests on top of it. When the can is flipped upside down, the propellant rises to the top, forcing the butane toward the nozzle.
Once your lighter has warmed up to room temperature, give it a light and make any adjustments if necessary. Using your flathead screwdriver, turn the adjustment ring to the positive or negative side depending if your flame is too high or too low.
Congratulations, your lighter is now full and you are ready to go light up some enjoyable smokes! Have more questions? Check out our articles on how to cut a cigar, enjoying cigars, and creating a cigar dossier, and you'll be a cigar aficionado in no time!