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"You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs
LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer
works best if you let the oil soak in for a few days and you get a years worth of lighting with a roll of papertowelshttps://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1143722/napkin-and-oil-trick-was-messyi dont light from top any morre, i just slip the lit napkin in thru the lower vent under the lump
@Bullhalsey - Does the Looftlighter require that you stand there breathing in the acrid smoke as the charcoal first catches? I'd love to use one, but given how often I egg, I don't like the idea of having to breathe that stuff in. The advantage in the BGE cubes (and other methods) is that I can light one then walk away without having to inhale those thick gray plumes. If there's a way around that, I think I'd go for the Looftlighter.
Seeing comments about lighting from bottom, I will relate two things I have done. The first is ti light the chimney with a starter cube which worked quite well. We don't get a paper as it is delivered after I leave for work and there is always one to look at when I get to the frosting factory. I have also placed a starter cube inside the air box under the coal grate and this worked well also. I used a set of tongs and placed the cube on edge.
I haven't checked on the label of the Duraflame logs, but seem to remember those burning with some added colors in the flames. It might be good to check the ingredient list to be sure it is just wax and sawdust.
Charlotte, NC LBGE
Hey Mikhey can you sharing that coffee rub recipe with me and others I can not seem to find it in previous threads.
I bought these when I got my egg over a year ago. About the same price as the BGE starters but 6 times as many in the pack. Still have a bunch left. When they run out, I'll probably just do the oil/grease and towel method, which I've done a few times with success.
LBGE, Weber Gasser, Weber Kettle
Has anyone with a MAPP torch tried lighting from the bottom? I tried this and did not have great success, but perhaps I was too impatient. One advantage with doing it this way is there would be less sparks.
That works with a propane or MAPP torch (or a weed burner), provided you have a replacement grate that lets the flame through. If you're running a stock BGE grate, the flame isn't going to get through the holes unless you a have some sort of flue rigged up. With a replacement great it works grate. 8-}
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