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Very Fast Starting the Lg EGG

STANGOJESTANGOJE Posts: 44
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have used a electric starter and a torch but I have to say my egg starts way quicker with a paper tower and about two TBS of veg oil. I have a major fire in 5-8 minutes.  Cooking in 10 minutes.

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  • STANGOJESTANGOJE Posts: 44
    I have used a electric starter and a torch but I have to say my egg starts way quicker with a paper tower and about two TBS of veg oil. I have a major fire in 5-8 minutes.  Cooking in 10 minutes.
    LOL:  That is a towel

  • anezanez Posts: 131
    yup, that's a great tip i learned earlier this week on the board. such a good way to get the fire going.
  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 368
    let me get this right... you are using veg oil and a paper towel to get your fire started....please explain more......i am missing something which is about normal for me....

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • KingtUTKingtUT Posts: 157
    the oil burns longer
  • KingtUTKingtUT Posts: 157
    let me get this right... you are using veg oil and a paper towel to get your fire started....please explain more......i am missing something which is about normal for me....

    soak towel, light it on fire, cover with coals
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
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    a little not a lot.

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    twist. notice no drips.  if it drips, you used too much

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    toss some pieces over them and wait.

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    faster than standing around with a torch.
    only thing faster may be the weedburner, but barely.  lots of sparks with the weedburner though

    and you'll almost always have oil on hand, and paper napkin or paper towel
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,497
    Btw, even if it is at temp, I would let your fire burn longer, or you risk acrid smoke tasting food.
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    smell the smoke.  if it smells good, it'll taste good.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,165
    edited August 2012
    You want fast lighting?  Google "Lighting BBQ grill with liquid oxygen".  Unfortunately, it appeared to BBQ the grill also.  Would not want to do that to an Egg.
    A poor widows son.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
  • njlnjl Posts: 862
    Yeah...I don't have any liquid O2 in the pantry...but the used corn oil is free and a little bit on a paper towel does a great job of starting the lump.
  • gatorBGEgatorBGE Posts: 80
    This is my method, on top with some lump around for low n slow, underneath for high heat.....cheaper than starters, no electricity or gas needed.
    Large Egg October 2011
    MiniMax December 2014
  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 368

    "i see" said the grasshopper...learn something every day....this seems to be a great idea...thanks for the tutor!

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 943
    Switched to this method about two weeks ago when sparks from a MAP light burned my husband's lip. Amazed at how fast it is.
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • STANGOJESTANGOJE Posts: 44
    I am very pleased with this method, I can drop the oil soaked paper towel in the lump and walk away.  It is super fast!
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