To Smoke a Pipe Correctly, you have to clean the pipe. You need to ensure there is no old and dry tobacco left in the bowl or the stem. You must run a pipe cleaner through the stem to remove any tar buildup. After that, Pinch the tobacco into the bowl. You should Put one pinch into the bottom of the bowl and lightly tamp it down.
You can add another pinch on top of the first and tamp a little more firmly. You have to draw air through the stem to check the airflow. You must only feel a slight resistance in the airflow like breathing through a straw. You need to add a third pinch to top off the pipe and tamp down firmly. Then, Light the bowl using a match and let the phosphorous burn off the match.
You should Move the match in a circular motion over the top of the bowl to evenly light the tobacco. You can take long draws through the stem to ensure a strong light. Next, tamp the ashes down into the bowl lightly. You have to tamp the ashes throughout the smoke to ensure an even light in the bowl. If the tobacco goes out, you need to relight it using another match.