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Torch for lighting egg question

 At home depot.  Looking at buying the one on the left.  Will this work for lighting a mini egg, and possibly a large from time to time?  Guess a main concern is, can I use it upside down and will it still work?

Thanks

Kansas City, Missouri
Large Egg
Mini Egg

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


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  • SemolinaPilchardSemolinaPilchard Posts: 1,264
    edited March 2017
    I recommend the one that looks like a walking cane. can use the cheaper propane, no need to hold it upside down,and the cane keeps you farther from the sparks, your shirts will thank you.
  • ToTheMaxToTheMax Posts: 150
    I use something similar. It does go out on occasion, which forced me to tip it back over, light it, and then stick it in the charcoal to light it up. Works well on the large.
    Northern Virginia
    LBGE ~'14
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 26,030
    edited March 2017
    have you used the napkin oil trick in the mini. it works best if you light it thru the bottom vent on a mini under the lump. clean out ash, add lump, open lower vent, push twisted oil/napkin into lower vent, light with dome open. its the fastest way ive found with the mini
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    Get this one and you never have to tip the bottle. I love mine. 


  • +1 MAP Pro, got one after my looflitter died
    XL, 2-Lg, Mini, 36" Blackstone (Formerly CM23)
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    2+ Map pro.  Recent convert and love it.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Another vote for MAPP. I kept trying the propane and it was going out. Had to use my flamethrower butane attachment for a while and finally got frustrated and bought a MAPP torch and never looked back. 

    "Brought to you by bourbon, bacon, and a series of questionable life decisions."

    South of Nashville, TN

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,425
    It has been said before, but it is just the torch head that makes a difference.  I bought a Map/pro torch with the TS8000 head, but now I just use cheap propane. Propane burns at 3,623 degrees, Map/pro burns at 3,730. There is no discernible difference when lighting.  Get the good torch head, but use the cheap gas.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,373
    Mapp with a hose for myMini. Use weed burner on Mini-Max and Larges
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). 

  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    So thanks for the input. This is what I came home with. Now any advice on using it in my mini or large? For instance, should I just hold the flame in a tennis ball sized area for 30 seconds ect??

    thanks

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • @bhedges1987 that'll work. Which ever way you do it, I recommend eye protection from the sparks.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,726
    The lump does spark and eye protection would be smart.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    @bhedges1987 that'll work. Which ever way you do it, I recommend eye protection from the sparks.
    Bought a pair while I was there ;) Just need any tips on starting it now. 

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,407
    I have this set-up. For low and slow, 1 spot for 30 seconds. For grilling/high-heat, 3 spots about 8-12 inches from one another in a triangle shape.
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    I have this set-up. For low and slow, 1 spot for 30 seconds. For grilling/high-heat, 3 spots about 8-12 inches from one another in a triangle shape.
    Thanks

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • Tony_TTony_T Posts: 303
    If the Egg is near an electric outlet, theres also the Looftlighter
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,753
    So thanks for the input. This is what I came home with. Now any advice on using it in my mini or large? For instance, should I just hold the flame in a tennis ball sized area for 30 seconds ect??

    thanks
    I would suggest you put the tip into the pile of charcoal. If you just shoot the flame on the surface you're going to get sparks.
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,165
    The head unit for the map pro works better than the one for the propane , when you tip the bottle upside down. You can use the map pro head unit with propane bottles to save some $$. 

    The cane style lighter is bulky in my opinion , especially when traveling for eggfest etc. And works for all of my eggs and grills. Easy to pick up and use wherever I need it. Used to be a big fan of the weedburner, but this is my go to now. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    Used it for th first time today on both eggs. I was holding it in one spot for 30-40 seconds and when I let off it seemed nothing was really lit.

    The second attempt on my large egg I did the same and noticed some of the coals underneath were lit.

    guess I'm used to seeing a flame when starting. So I wasn't sure how well lit the charcoal was. It was pre-used charcoal if that makes a difference??

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,476
    I just bought this and a cinder of gas, will be picking it up today after work at Lowes.  Looking forward to using it tomorrow maybe tonight.

    BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch Handheld Head
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • Over the years I have used about everything. Cubes, paper towels and oil, chimney, electric, and hand torch. I use the cane now, and find that to be the best.
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    Over the years I have used about everything. Cubes, paper towels and oil, chimney, electric, and hand torch. I use the cane now, and find that to be the best.
    Cane? 

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • Over the years I have used about everything. Cubes, paper towels and oil, chimney, electric, and hand torch. I use the cane now, and find that to be the best.
    Cane? 
    the one like Ladeback69 showed. It looks like a cane to me.
  • bhedges1987bhedges1987 Posts: 3,201
    Ah, I figured. Was just double checking. 

    Any update on the eggfest ? @Ladeback69

    Kansas City, Missouri
    Large Egg
    Mini Egg

    "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us" - Gandalf


  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,476
    Ah, I figured. Was just double checking. 

    Any update on the eggfest ? @Ladeback69
    I need to talk to the wife to make sure it's cool with her, but I think it will.  I hope to put out something this weekend ore next week.
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,476
    Ok,  the cane lighter will now be my way to light the eggs from now on.  I cleaned out the egg, put in fresh Rockwood and leftover lump, cherry wood and hickory wood.  I screwed the bottle on, turned it on, pushed the lighter button and held the flame on the lump moving it around for about 4 minutes.   Closed the lid and it shoot up to over 200.  That's the fastest I have ever got my XL up to 200.  I then set it up for a L&S and that will be in another thread later.  I higher recommend the cane.
    XL, WSM, Coleman Road Trip Gas Grill

    Kansas City, Mo.
  • GregWGregW Posts: 2,185
    I just bought this and a cinder of gas, will be picking it up today after work at Lowes.  Looking forward to using it tomorrow maybe tonight.

    BernzOmatic Lawn and Garden Torch Handheld Head
    I had one of those for a short period of time. It's untimely end came from leaving the tip buried in the charcoal to long and it burned up the torch end. After that it never burned right again.
     
    Birmingham, AL
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,750
    Used it for th first time today on both eggs. I was holding it in one spot for 30-40 seconds and when I let off it seemed nothing was really lit.

    The second attempt on my large egg I did the same and noticed some of the coals underneath were lit.

    guess I'm used to seeing a flame when starting. So I wasn't sure how well lit the charcoal was. It was pre-used charcoal if that makes a difference??
    Should have just paid the few extra bucks and gone with the MAPP. It burns hotter and works every time.  One bottle will last a year, or more, with regular cooking and upside down too with that torch head. 
    Dave - Austin, TX
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