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Hi guys,[p]I haven't got my EGG yet, but I'm planning the intial bundle package from the dealer. So I need to know what you prefer to use to ignite your charcoal? And why?[p]Thanks a million,[p]Steve
I use a propane torch or starter cubes. Weber makes some but there are other brands. Should be able to get them at most barbecue places or wherever barbecue supplies are sold.
Hope that helps.
Steve, Weber starter cubes run $2 for 24 and can't be beat. Last fall I bought a case of 12 boxes to make sure I wouldn't be at the mercey of many retail outlets that think BBQ only runs from Memeorial Day to Labor Day!
Steve,[p]I prefer these when doing grilling fire because I simply toss one in under the grate and lite with a long nosed butane lighter. It works under a ceramic grate too but better under a cast iron one (trivet). For low & slow fires I add some of the pressed wood/wax ones. These work for that as well but are more $$$ so I just use those other ones since I have them.[p]Tim
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Steve,[p]I use an electric starter. I stick it into the lump and plug it in. It's ready to be removed in about ten minutes. Then, with the vetn open and the cap off, I let it get to temp.[p]Bill
Steve, I use an electric starter. It's simple, fast and overall cheap. Look around and you can pick one up for $10. However, I still keep a few of the Weber firestarters around because we lose power every now and then and I might just want to cook on my egg at those times.
Starterlogg brand fire starting bricks from Home
Depot. They come in bricks appoximately 10 inches x 2.5
inches. They are very cheap. I wack a chunk off with
a sheetrock knife and start from below the trivet.
They are also good for starting big fires like woodpiles
where you just light the whole brick.[p]Chuck
I use the BGE electric starter, it's bent just right to fit into the bottom of the Egg. Takes about 10 mins., then pull it and let her rip.
I mostly use an electric starter but I keep some starter cubes on hand in case the thing dies or the power is off. Incidentally, the life expectancy of the eletric starters I have gotten is only 6 to 8 months so I keep a spare on hand just in case.
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