After streamlining the Wos Method, I now offer, for reference, the lighting process (the heart of the technique) unencumbered by the rest of my recommendations.
The following is the heart of Wos Lighting, in concept...
Assuming proper tobacco preparation and pipe packing, the lighting of a pipe is rather simple, in principle. Firstly, the flame is held close to the surface of the tobacco while lighting until a small ember, sufficient to smolder to a certain degree, is produced. Secondly, the flame is then held a bit above the tobacco while lighting so that heat (rather than the direct flame) can cause this ember to grow and expand outward (toward the chamber walls) until it reaches the diameter necessary to attain a FULL AND RESISTANT DRAW.
That's it, in a nutshell. Direct flame is used to create a small ember, and then a broader and more diffuse "shower" of heat is used to "feed" this ember as it spreads out across the surface of the tobacco pack. One only needs to return to the use of direct flame if the initial "proto-ember" has extinguished. By keeping the flame away from the surface of the pack, the coolness and efficiency of the lighting process is assured. The effectiveness of this technique is particularly dramatic when used with wider gauge chambers (those approaching an inch in width), particularly since these "pot bowls" give many pipers trouble.
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