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30yearegger said:I use my chimmey on my turkey frying stand if I need to get going quick. Never have fried a turkey on it. I had to find so use for it.
I use my chimmey on my turkey frying stand if I need to get going quick. Never have fried a turkey on it. I had to find so use for it.
"I've only ever used a chimney and have found it extremely reliable...but it doesn't seem very popular...wonder what the drawbacks are?"
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the chimney. I have one but I don't use it much. I guess the main drawback is that you have to light things twice and it takes quite a while. It takes 20 minutes to get the chimney lit well, then you pour it in the egg and it takes another 20 minutes to get the egg up to temp. I prefer to just light the egg with 1 (if I'm in no hurry) to as many as 4 (if I want to be cooking in 15 minutes) Rutland firestarters. It just seems easier to monitor the egg from the beginning than to monitor the chimney and then monitor the egg.
With that being said, on a recent wet, windy, cold (33 Farenheit) camping trip I discovered that it is sometimes not easy/possible to light the Rutland firestarter - so I had to light some paper to get the firestarter going. That got me thinking about the advantages of paper towels soaked in oil, or bacon grease, or alcohol because they light easily and will get the fire going. Having a chimney at that time would have been a good option as well.
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Dudes! We're just lighting a couple pieces of lump, right? Think I'll stick with paper towels and vegetable oil.
OK, and where do I get mapp gas cylinders ?
Is this what I need
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SoCal_Griller said:Sorry for not being clear. I closed the dome and then the bottom vent half way. Starving the fire of oxygen.
Sorry for not being clear. I closed the dome and then the bottom vent half way. Starving the fire of oxygen.
Cookinbob said:I am looking at these MAP torches. HD has a TS8000KC for $50 that includes a MAP cylinder. Says it gets 30% hotter than the TS4000 referenced above, and way hotter than if you use Propane as fuel.So what do I need? Just Propane, or should I spend the $50 and get this MAP torch. Watched a video of a guy lighting lump with a torch like this, it does not appear the hose kit is needed.BTW I have been using a Chimney all along, but this does look fast and convenient.
I am looking at these MAP torches. HD has a TS8000KC for $50 that includes a MAP cylinder. Says it gets 30% hotter than the TS4000 referenced above, and way hotter than if you use Propane as fuel.
me personally I have tried all the lighting implements BGE electric starter BGE fire starters the Looft lighter and my favorite Mapp gas torch and in my opinion the Mapp gas is the fastest and most convenient no extension cord no fuss no mess just ignite the torch point at lump hold on same spot for 30 to 40 seconds and your ready to rock
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