1) Gently remove wooden-guage from the center of the joint
2) Tilt the cigar vertically so that the tip is pointed up at a sharp angle
3) Use flame to slowly burn the top of the cigar until an even cherry has formed
4) Draw gently on the cigar and enjoy
*** Do not draw on the cigar while flame is in contact with the cherry
*** Do not apply flame to the cherry if the top of the cigar is pointed towards the ground
*** Exposing the inner-channel to direct heat // flame can burn the interior of the cigar and compromise the flavour
*** Lighting this item incorrectly can ruin your smoking experience; if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!