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Lighting Question?

So finally after way to long I'm going to light my new egg when I get it assembled tomorrow evening.

One question though when lighting with a propane torch (3 spots) do I leave the dome open for ten or so minutes after the lump is lit ? I read somewhere only to leave the dome open for a few min when using starter cubes,is this so?
Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    No. Close the dome as soon as you light.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Thanks Mickey!!!
    So full bottle of lighter fluid,light in three spots and close dome right?

    Im Just kidding! <:-P
    Post pis tomorrow nite:)
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    edited June 2013
    Brother you have a lot of people looking over your shoulder. No pressure friend. (Just kidding ) =)) My advice to you is stop thinking. Enjoy the brotherhood / cult / Wiccan / Eggheads........ 99.5% of what could get screwed up can still be eaten ( except my wings that day ).
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • FireTowerFireTower Posts: 69
    edited June 2013
    An electric coal starter is an incredibly convenient and cost-effective method for starting a fire in your egg. 
    The electric starter is my primary fire starting method. All you have ot do is plug it in, put it in the coals and take it out 8 minutes later. 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    This is faster. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Do I still need to keep the first few cooks below a certain temp for the gasket to cure? It's the newer style gasket so not sure if this still applies?
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,379
    Mickey said:
    This is faster. image
    Man, I truly do worry about you. All that wood around, grease fires and a flamethrower. Seriously.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    Michael the flooring is plastic (Trex) and the house concrete ( Hardy Plank). The roof is steel. Not sure i could burn it down.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 683

    Yes, definitely close the egg, but leave the daisy wheel off and draft open to get the burn off and get to your desired temp.  I actually light mine is four places, but three is probably fine.

     

    And FWIW, the torch method is far better than the electric starter.......less time, more effective and actually probably more cost effective without the need for extension cords or an electrical source.  I've seen and tried both. 

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    I have the same "starter" as Mickey. Quick and easy. And it was cheap too.

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     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,379
    Mickey said:
    Michael the flooring is plastic (Trex) and the house concrete ( Hardy Plank). The roof is steel. Not sure i could burn it down.
    I didn't realize that. Should be fun when the trex melts out from under you.  :D
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 617
    I do the Looft Lighter and it is awesome.  Guess that I need to figure out what to do when the power goes out.
    Milton, GA.
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558

    As fun as that weed burner looks Mickey I think I will stick to my torch as my deck is wood not Trex!! Ive Gotta hose and extinqisher nearby just in case I need it too!!!

     

    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 774
    Mapp gas. Something inherently wrong with running extension cord to the egg to light a fire.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,059
    Thanks Mickey!!! So full bottle of lighter fluid,light in three spots and close dome right? Im Just kidding! <:-P Post pis tomorrow nite:)
    The only acceptable lighter fluid is Pusser or Lamb's - used sparingly of course. Good luck and I'll be looking east for the smoke!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,658
    Left the mapp torch for electric. Easier and faster
    Seattle, WA
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 420
    flynnbob said:
    I do the Looft Lighter and it is awesome.  Guess that I need to figure out what to do when the power goes out.
    +1

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,333
    edited June 2013

    When the power goes out, a couple of wads of paper towel soaked with vegetable oil will do the trick. It will smoke like crazy until the oil burns off but it will get your lump lit.
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  • burr_baby33burr_baby33 Posts: 503
    Electric, propane, mapp, paper towel, cubes, 91% alcohol, we pretty much agree.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    Mickey said:
    Michael the flooring is plastic (Trex) and the house concrete ( Hardy Plank). The roof is steel. Not sure i could burn it down.
    I didn't realize that. Should be fun when the trex melts out from under you.  :D

    Michael you have to make the Salado Fest one of these days and see how people live who don't put beans in chili (it's a whole different world out there). X_X
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,424
    Ozark Oak lights itself. Even has a timer for easier lighting.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,616

    @flynnbob, I am interested in a Looftlighter.  Tell me, does it create sparks like a MAPP torch, which I use now? Thanks

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 420
    jaydub58 said:

    @flynnbob, I am interested in a Looftlighter.  Tell me, does it create sparks like a MAPP torch, which I use now? Thanks

    It does and it "does" work well.

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418
    edited June 2013
    jaydub58 said:

    @flynnbob, I am interested in a Looftlighter.  Tell me, does it create sparks like a MAPP torch, which I use now? Thanks


    John this is sparks in Texas. What you are talking about? We will swap stories when I come to your Seaside. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 617
    jaydub58 said:

    @flynnbob, I am interested in a Looftlighter.  Tell me, does it create sparks like a MAPP torch, which I use now? Thanks

    Sparks when using the LL are minimal.  I can light the BGE between 2 to 3 minutes max.  Get one, you will be glad you did and you wont set your hair on fire!
    Milton, GA.
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  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,616

    Whoa, Mickey, that's serious sparks!

    I was just asking about throwing sparks out on our new Timber-Tech deck surface.  Much of that, and SWMBO will tear out what little hair I have left by the roots! 

    We will be waiting to host you in our Seaside, tour cliffs, etc.................................

    Flynnbob, you are makin the L sound pretty good; thanks.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 8,379
    edited June 2013
    I have often heard that looftlighters are good for about a year and then they die. Is that not the case or am I just misremembering?

    Mickey, if you are going to force feed me meat sauce without beans, I ain't comin' within 1000 miles of Salado!! 
    :))
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,315
    I use 91% alcohol which burns clean and no sparks.  Just a few squirts and toss  in a match. 
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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