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BGE Fire Starter Cubes Can Be Broken Into Quarters

Hi All,

Had my Medium BGE for a few months now. Forgot how to use a microwave.

I want to share one discovery I mad regarding the BGE Fire Starter Cubes.
You can break each cube up into quarters. (This is best done with a sharp knife, since scissors will separate the layers in the cube.)
This works just as well as using a whole cube. The charcoal will light.

Now each box lasts me 4 times as long :) 
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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    Try a MAPP torch...it is quicker & gets many months of lighting...a great tool to have...
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  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    YES Indeedy! I cut mine all into fourths and store in a Tupperware. 2 quarters strategically placed...mine only lasts twice as long though!
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
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  • gregk232gregk232 Posts: 11
    I use only one quarter placed in the middle, and put a few pieces of coal on top after lighting.

    Also, I have ruled out a MAPP Torch or any other similar device. My Egg is sitting a rather small balcony on 3rd floor. Don't want to take any unnecessary risks.
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  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 366
    The Rutland squares (144/box) work well and are very cost effective.
    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,263
    I bought 3 boxes of the weber starter blocks. they light much faster than the BGE brand. And at US prices I cant wont complain.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Motley Brew.

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  • MklineMkline Posts: 177
    Agree with @revolver.

    The Rutland box is the way to go if you use starter cubes.
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  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 979
    weed burner,  or paper towel with olive oil,   I gave the paper towel trick to my buddy with a webber and he is now using lump.  best food he has ever had,  now when he gets an egg, he will be truley converted.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 454
    I dont use them anymore, i use oil on a paper towel, or everytime i make bacon i soak up the grease with paper towel and in a sandwich bag into the freezer! Works great!
    :@)
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  • you can also break them on the corner of a table or countertop if you don't want to use a knife. before I had the weed burner, I broke them in the 3-4 pcs and spread them out in a circle

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  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,008
    daffy1909 said:

    I dont use them anymore, i use oil on a paper towel, or everytime i make bacon i soak up the grease with paper towel and in a sandwich bag into the freezer! Works great!
    :@)

    That's a waste of great grease! Pour that into a mason jar and keep it in the fridge - use a spoonful or two when you start sautéing anything.

    Same way I wouldn't use olive oil, too expensive. If I'm oiling the grates or using the oil soaked paper towel method I'll use the cheapest stuff I can get.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • LitLit Posts: 4,026
    Another for the Rutland cubes. All I have been using lately.
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  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    Where do you find them?
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
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  • GogogordyGogogordy Posts: 460
    Ahhhmazon! Shoulda known. Thank you LIT
    When I'm not Eggin', I'm scootin'   Eggin' and 'cueing from Temecula Ca; an hour from San Diego, an hour and five minutes from Palm Springs, and an hour and a half from Los Angeles (yeah, right. With THAT traffic?)
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  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,284
    I've settled on Weber cubes that I get when I pick up a load of mump at lal wart.
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,052
    I just tear them in half, or quarters sometimes, and put them in at the compass points when I use them instead of the looftlighter...
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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,331
    I ran out of BGE squares the other day and tried the canola oil soaked paper towel trick. I made a big batch of them for about a buck. I am keeping them in a tupperware container. Tried one on my last cook and it lit the fire faster and bigger. Never going back to cubes. Why not save $20 bucks and try this?
    Dave - Austin, TX
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 609
    I use the paper towel that I oil the grill with. I save them in a ziplock bag and use it the next time to start the fire.
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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