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Has anyone used this?

Has anyone used the fatwood fire starter in their egg? It says its all natural and safe for barbecues. Was wondering what everyones take is on this.
Nashville, Tennessee


  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,661
    They sound interesting but I still prefer using 91% alcohol from Walmart which produces a quick start and is ordorless and probably cheaper than Fatwood.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 21,742
    this is cheaper and easy to make ahead for a years worth of starts. should update it as i put the napkins lit thru the lower vent now, no need to touch the lump and get all sooted up.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,297
    edited September 2013
    I would not recommend using it in your egg! Fireplace is OK etc and yes it will light fast. Problem is fat wood is the resin filled heartwood of pine trees and produces an oily, sooty smoke with heavy creosote - in fact it was used to make pitch and pine tar. Glue up your boat, but don't gum up your egg!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,384
    I would not use it because it uses parafin as the "fuel"  Not good for the egg.
  • I just use paper towel soaked with vegetable oil, or bacon grease! Works great! :-\"
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,750
    onedbguru said:

    I would not use it because it uses parafin as the "fuel"  Not good for the egg.

    Paraffin is completely safe in the egg. At least BGE thinks so since the combination of paraffin wax and sawdust is what makes their branded firestarters.
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