Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays with Mardo's. I'm Gerard, and this week we're going to have a little cigar 101. Basically, we're going to have the easiest tricks when it comes to smoking cigars, how to be very effective, and these are going to be ways to make your cigars more enjoyable. But before I get going, I need you to click on that subscribe button. Click on the bell to be notified every single week of new episodes on Mondays with Mardo's.
So the first thing we want to talk about is if your cigar has gone out and you need to relight it, you want to make sure you knock off all the ash, making a nice and clean surface to relight that. But before you light it, make sure you blow out any kind of stale smoke that's trapped inside this cigar that's going to give you a very nasty taste. So make sure you do that, relight the cigar just like as if it was new at every single circumference of that cigar, and then relight it and enjoy it. This is going to make it a lot more enjoyable.
Second, we're going to talk about cleaning your cutter. Your cutter could be gummed up with a lot of residue from using it over and over and over. So I'll give you a very simple way you want to use is rubbing alcohol. Just douse your cotton ball with a little bit of alcohol and rub off any excess of residue from previous cigars that you've been cutting the whole entire time.So that's going to keep it clean, it's going to give it much more of a sharp edge.
Next, we're going to talk about bleeding your lighter, and I cannot stress this enough. The reason being is because the butane is a charged cylinder so whenever you are putting butane into your lighter, the reservoir is very tiny. There are some tiny seals in there that have already been under pressure from previous refills. So if you don't bleed your lighter and you just keep reintroducing pressure into it, eventually those seals are going to bust and your lighter is not going to ignite correctly, and the reservoir is not going to hold any of the gas because it will dissipate. So make sure you bleed your lighter thoroughly before you refill it. This will extend the life of your lighter tremendously.
The last thing we're going to talk about is don't be in a rut. When you smoke a cigar too fast, it's going to get super heated and it's not going to be very pleasant because it's going to char the tip of your tongue and you're not going to enjoy the cigar. Cigars are meant for us to be relaxed and enjoying it. So slow down, take a sip of water, and enjoy your cigar.
I hope these little tricks have been very helpful for you guys. Let me know in the comments of other tricks that you can add to the list. But before I get going, remember to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel. See you guys.