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Wax Starters

burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
edited October 2011 in Off Topic
What are the pros and cons of wax starters.  I've had my 2 large BGEs since July and have been using wax.  I have a mapp torch in the workshop but have not used it on the egg.  What am I missing?


  • i have only used starters a few times and didn't like the initial smoke - of course it burns off but, i prefer an oiled paper towel or weed burner.  if you are happy with them, i would use them - lots of folks do.
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  • gamera06gamera06 Posts: 80
    edited October 2011
    I use wax starters... I had a pack of BGE starters and in fact, half of a square is enough to light up a Large Egg, so it burns faster and doesn't smell at all... The more debris you have, the faster it goes. The one I got now are small wax crap agglomerates about 1/2 inch cubes.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    Try your mapp torch, you'll love it!
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    edited November 2011
    if they snuff out (say from shutting the lid prematurely), they will smolder for a long time.  check the smell of the smoke when you use them.  they take a while to clear.

    they're fine.  but i'm cheap, and paper-napkin with a LITTLE drizzle of oil does it for me.  more flame, too.

    i also have a weedburner. 
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  • bghiiibghiii Posts: 25
    What's a weedburner?
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