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What Lights your fire?

XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 423
edited 3:59AM in EggHead Forum
To those who have tried it all....Is it lump starters , Electric , Mapp... I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to lighting lump !!
More meat please !! :-)

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  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Then get a weedburner
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,111
    MAPP last 6 years.
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 423
    Thats looks just a little too quick and easy.( AND BIG ) :ohmy:
    More meat please !! :-)
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,550
    WHAT lasts 6 years?!!! A MAPP tank?!! Not mine.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    copied from your signature :laugh: :laugh:

    "Yes,this is the biggest one they make."
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,111
    I usually get a year or so out of a tank. Been using the MAPP torch for several years and a few tanks during that time.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 10,550
    Ahh. Not sure when I bought mine, but yeah, the nozzle should last a while. I'm on my second tank. The first didn't last as long as I thought it would - certainly nowhere NEAR a year! 2-3 months maybe? Not sure, but not very long.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 808
    In the winter I use the starter cubes - everyone has there windows shut so no problem with smoke. In the summer I use MAPP which lights nice and clean. I get an average 31 cooks out of a MAPP tank and try to pick a few up on sale.

    Not sure where to dispose of the MAPP tanks or if I can get them refilled.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I prefer 91% alcohol. Starter cubes are my second choice.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Wow,, I get 300-400 starts at least from one mapp tank as for disposal the ones I buy have a key to keep the tank open when empty and the instructions say to just add it to the normal garbage can.
  • Recently I have been using 'fat wood' to start up my eggs and my chiminea. I bought about 30lbs of this stuff and it works great. Light up two of the sticks and in about 15 minutes I have a blazing fire.
  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,111
    My spark trigger died a few years back and now I use a $2 gas welder's sparker.
  • EggNorthEggNorth Posts: 808
    Must be the size of my tank: Net Wt 16.92oz - They cost about $11 Cdn.
    Cambridge, Ontario - Canada
    LBGE (2010), Mini Max (2015)
  • smoky bsmoky b Posts: 648
    I got a bernzomatic a few months ago and love it!
  • srq2625srq2625 Posts: 262
    OK, I'm a relative nooobieee (that's a serious newbie :)) in that I've only had my egg since Sep 2010. In that time, I tried:
    [ul]
    [li]Weber starter chimney
    [li]The 91% solution (Isopropol Alcohol that is)
    [li]Paper towel and veggie oil (with a match)
    [/ul]
    For a hot and quick cook, my tool of choice is the chimney.

    For a cooler fire, like for a low-n-slow, I prefer the paper towel. I choose these mostly because they are fast enough for what I use them for and I already have the chimney - so they also happen to the best bang-for-the-buck solutions.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,807
    This works on my mini :woohoo:
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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Use the search forum feature as this has been discussed hundreds of times.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,671
    Same size that I use, it only takes about 10 seconds in a couple of spots
  • XLentEGGXLentEGG Posts: 423
    You just never know when something new, different , or better will come along.
    More meat please !! :-)
  • I used an electric starter for a while. It worked great no sparks. Then I got a weed burner. It lights the lump quickly. It is my lighter of choice now.
  • A Weed Burner is used often, but I also like to use birch bark. It works really great!
  • I really like electric starters.
  • They make smaller ones that you can hook a camping propane bottle to, nice and portable and work so very fast.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,977
    weedburner or napkin and oil, hard to beat the weed burner
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    I have a girly weedburner. Its shaped like a cane, and it uses the little propane tanks. I love it!

    I loaned it to a friend, and have missed it dearly. Papertowels soaked in oil seems to take a little longer.
  • They all work, and they are almost all easy. Just depends on what you want to spend. I have the blocks and chimney :lol: which I rarely use. A Bernzomatic MAPP torch :woohoo: which is pretty darned quick. Just ask yourself this: Do I want the egg ready in 10 minutes or 12 minutes? I mean You really should let the fire get well established anyway, so how much time are you really saving? It's all just more fun and toys for our wonderful hobby!! :cheer:
  • sorry... double post... my mouse left click is faulty
  • SkySawSkySaw Posts: 593
    wokonmedium wrote:
    I have a girly weedburner. Its shaped like a cane, and it uses the little propane tanks. I love it!

    I loaned it to a friend, and have missed it dearly. Papertowels soaked in oil seems to take a little longer.


    I used to use this same weedburner - I got it at Canadian Tire for $20. Then one day the flame crawled up the cane and came out at the end where the propane bottle is attached. I laid it down on the ground and ran for the fire extinguisher. It had gone out by the time I got back, but I have been to scared to use it since. I also see that Canadian Tire no longer sells it.

    Now I use a dash of rubbing alcohol and a match. I think i like this method even better than the weedburner for how fast and easy it is.

    Mark
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    paper towels with a little used oil.
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