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This man speaks the truth..Once you go MAP you never go back. It cut my egg prep by a 1/3.tksmoke said:
I keep seeing threads about folks having trouble properly lighting their lump using paraffin based fire starters. While there are lots of ways to do almost anything with the egg, some are easy, and some require much more effort. Here would be my advice: Lose the fire starting cubes!!! With a Map torch, there is never any question. It works 100% of the time, and getting the lump burning takes only moments. It is repeatable on every cook!! Buying the torch at Amazon is @$40. A bottle of map gas costs $10 and I just went thru my first one after 4 months of lighting @4 times a week.
You can substitute Propane and the cost goes down to about $3/bottle. The torch has a long enuf handle that you can keep all your tender parts away from the fire. It also has a second function - great for getting rid of weeds! I'm sure we could start another thread on alternative uses. Here's a link on Amazon - free shipping with Prime: http://www.amazon.com/Bernzomatic-19425-Self-Igniting-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B00008ZA0F/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399482334&sr=8-1&keywords=bernzomatic+weed+torch . You can be using it tomorrow. I also have a Looflighter, that works very well, and others use less expensive heat guns. But once you use the Weed Torch, those electric devices will be deeply entrenched in the bottom of your storage area. There is no comparison.