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Egg Startup time

DMWDMW Posts: 8,505
Sitting here letting my egg come up to pizza temps after starting with an electric starter. Just wondering why anyone would want it to start faster? Sorry torch guys, having a few and enjoying my egg therapy session. :))image
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Morgantown, PA

XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 8,200
    Most eggcellent view and I'm slower than you...use non bge paraffin wax starter pieces-one for slow two or three for the high heat cooks.  Of course, I'm in the empty nest mode and thoroughly enjoy the quality time with the BGE.  Adult supervisory beverages run at about a constant flow so more start-up time...
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,741
    Beautiful view. I like the weed burner and 5 minutes from lid open to cooking. My philosophy is that just because the Egg is ready doesn't mean I have to be. I also have 2 little kids so not a lot of time to sit around anyway. No kids and more time on my hands and I would be right there with you.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 3,028
    I'm just a redneck I guess. image


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    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,043
    edited April 2014
    The torch is less messy than fire starters or oil soaked towels and I don't have an outlet near my egg. Well, I do but I don't feel like getting out an extension cord.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,285
    I use the wax blocks... Don't mind the time at all
  • Chris_WangChris_Wang Posts: 1,253
    I use starter cubes. Love the tranquility...

    Ball Ground, GA

    ATL Sports Homer

     

  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,881
    Paraffin squares here too.  
    One thing I do is always start the remaining lump first; if more lump is required I dump it on top of the remaining, burning lump, so the heat goes up and drives up the volatiles quickly.  Today I dumped about 2/3rds a load of lump into my Small, and it went from loading to clean smoke in less than 15 minutes.  
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  • DMWDMW Posts: 8,505
    Here's my little guy who joined me soon after lighting. And one of the pizzas. This was San Marzano, fresh mozz, red onion, basil, and oregano. Really good flavor combo.
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    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 5,829
    edited April 2014
    I am a enjoyer of the start up time too @dmw No need to get in a rush!! And the pizza looks good too!

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Greeno55Greeno55 Posts: 621
    I'm a torch guy, but that's just to get things started quickly and evenly. I have learned to relax and enjoy my beverage(s) while I'm letting it stabilize to temp. Also, during the regular time crunched weeknight cooks, it does help getting a good fire going quickly.
    LBGE (2012), MiniMax (2014), and too many Eggcessories to list.  - Sudbury, Ontario
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,285
    I like knowing that I have few minutes for the egg to get ready before I need to jump in... Plenty of time to grab a beverage
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 13,134
    hapster said:

    I use the wax blocks... Don't mind the time at all

    Gives me time to prep and more importantly soak in all the outdoors. I'm outside right now enjoying the subtle scent of our citrus trees in bloom. Next will be all our jasmine and gardenias (lots of them). Not in a hurry here my friend. :-)
    LBGE 2013, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
  • fence0407fence0407 Posts: 1,482
    What a view you have there @DMW.
    Large & Mini, Cumming, GA  
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  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 3,028
    Yuengling! Nice, @NPHuskerFL‌!!!!
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 13,134
    @Jeremiah‌...ya decided to try this one out vs my usual Corona and key lime. Yep, I'm liking it!
    LBGE 2013, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 3,028
    Honestly I've never tried the black
    And tan. Lager only here. How's it different? Someone on here mentioned premium lager the other night but I don't think it makes it to sc. My mom is going up to pa next month so I'll try to attempt some exporting. :)
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • DuranglerDurangler Posts: 985
    Proud Father & a good looking son.
    Hang on tight, they grow like weeds!!
    :)
    XL BGE, 22" Weber Red Head, Fiesta Gasser .... Peoria,AZ
  • DMWDMW Posts: 8,505
    Durangler said:
    Proud Father & a good looking son.
    Hang on tight, they grow like weeds!!
    :)

    Don't I know it, he's my youngest (4), his brother is 9 and sister is 12. I still can't believe I have one just 4 years from driving.
    My Facebook Page where I document my cooking
    Morgantown, PA

    XL BGE - S BGE - KJ Jr - Hasty Bake Legacy - Black Stone Pizza Oven - Gasser - 30" Firepit - King Kooker Fryer
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,076
    Jeremiah said:

    Honestly I've never tried the black
    And tan. Lager only here. How's it different? Someone on here mentioned premium lager the other night but I don't think it makes it to sc. My mom is going up to pa next month so I'll try to attempt some exporting. :)

    It's lager mixed with porter. Great stuff. I had a few at my sister in law's today. Starts off with a strong lager flavor and the porter comes through as it warms a little.
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 1,432
    I started out with the 3 fire starter method (10:00,12:00,2:00) with 1/2 starter block at each location. I switched to the twisted paper towel and cooking oil method (2 places 10:00 and 2:00). Now I am using the 91% alcohol method at 10 and 2. The alcohol seems to be the easiest and fasting for me with my XL. Any negative drawbacks from using alcohol??? I have seen it mentioned before.....but not in this thread ?????

    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

    I'm keeping serious from now on...no more joking around from me...Meatheads !! 


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