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After scratching my head with the starter cubes the dealer gave me. I threw them out. And bought the electric starter. Work great even in our Canadian winters.
Dang-must be the cold part of Canada or is that redundant :)>-
Keep some of those cubes around for the rare Canadian hurricane, that cuts off power. Eh?Where are you? My folks lived in Palgrave for several years. My Dad was the US rep to SPAR for the Canada Arm on the Shuttle. I've been to Ontario and vicinity many times.
On any low and slow cook I normally use the BGE electric starter. Shove it in the center of the coals, plug it in, wait 7 minutes, remove and the fire is going. If it's raining, I use the Weber parifin wax type cubes to start any cook.I use the Webers to also start my high temp cooks in multiple spots, usually two cubes at opposite sides of the fire box then stir the coals once the fire is going good for an even heat. I've used paper towels soaked in oil which work great, and the rutland fire starters which I thought gave an off taste to the smoke (even when letting it burn for a while).