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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Dave....how many blocks do you use to light the Egg?
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,449
    Weed burner. I just store it out of sight around the corner of the house...when I bother to hide it. Same thing I used to use pre-BGE on my offset smoker.

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  • Dave....how many blocks do you use to light the Egg?
    1 square, I cut it in half and start it in two places.
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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). 

  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Dave....how many blocks do you use to light the Egg?
    1 square, I cut it in half and start it in two places.
    Thanks....may give those a shot.
  • Paper towels with a little oil or bacon grease is the way to go.
  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,500
    I've used the BGE starter squares, then went to the electric starter and liked it.  Last night I decided to use the paper towels and canola oil.  That's now my favorite way.  Fastest start I've ever done.  I used 2 paper towels in separate places ( doing a hot direct cook of lamb chops and strip steak)  and the Egg was blazing in 10 minutes.  
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  • njlnjl Posts: 853
    A paper towel with a tsp or two of veg oil works great and I'm guessing is the cheapest/safest method out there.  Just nestle it in a little depression in the top/center of the lump, light it, and in no time, you're ready to cook.
  • I just tried a $9.99 Drillmaster heat gun from www.Harborfreight.com It works fantastic. I had a roaring fire in the "whole" large egg in about 10 minutes. It doesn't add the taste of anything to the food either.
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