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MAPP torch question

How long do those little yellow bottles usually last? Do you light only the middle or a few little spots? How long do you usually hold it in one spot?


  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    I'm using propane in the same type bottle. Usually I hold it in the same spot about 15- 30, for a few spots, but I will tell you that IME different lump needs more or less heat to get going. 
    RO is quicker for me to light than WGWW, or Stubbs lump. I can't tell you how long a bottle will last, cause I also use it for camping lanterns. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    edited April 2013
    The last time i bought a replacement I got the fat bottle. That was a couple of years ago and I'm still on it. I light in a few spots for a total of about 45 seconds. I try and light underneath some smallish pieces. Wear safety glasses!


    Caledon, ON


  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,832
    I use a Bernzomatic weed burner w. MAPPro. Usually I light 3 spots at 2,6,&10. 10 seconds each spot, and a few seconds more  on each. W. propane, it takes more like 20 - 30 seconds per spot. Sometimes, if I want a hot fire really fast, I will just circle the rim of the fire box till its lit all the way around.

    I may have gone thru a tank of MAP in as little as 6 mo.s a few times, but the average is more like 9 mo.s
  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 980
    I light at 10, 2 and 6 for 350*+ cooks and I keep the MAP torch on each spot for 30 seconds. I light in the front middle for a low and slow. I use it at least twice a week, sometimes as many as four times, mostly for 350*+ cooks. I usually go through a bottle in six months. 

    +1 on the goggles! 
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,907
    Mine is over a year old and still gong strong.  I bought spare tanks but will be a while before I will need them.

    LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

    Garnerville, NY
  • What's the deal with the safety glasses/goggles?
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    edited April 2013
    What's the deal with the safety glasses/goggles?
    protect your eyes in case the wood pops, or sparks and sends embers flyin.

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • 10-4 Thanks for the info fellas I'm surprised at how long those bottles last, that's a serious flame it throws off.
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