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Lighting The Fire - In One Place or Several?

CullumCullum Posts: 215
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I've had my egg now for about 4 months. I bought an electric starter and I put it in the middle of the coals when I light it. I notice that it doesn't spread as much to the outside for even direct cooking. Do you guys light it in several places for a more uniform burn for direct cooks? Thanks for the input.

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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,914
    edited April 2012
    I use a electric starter also.  After 8 minutes, I pull it out and gently mix the lit with the unlit lump.  Works well for direct high heat as well as low and slows.  Just a matter of bringing it up to the right temp.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,792
    Just to change it up-for low&slows I only light bottom around dead center with either about one-half starter cube or the oil soaked napkin.  If I'm looking to get to high temps then I will light around the two and eight o'clock positions,  sit back and enjoy the show. 
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
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