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Xmas Gift Idea? better way to light the lump

i know this has been asked already but I would like a better way to light the lump.  I have been using the firestarter cubes for years but want to do something different now.  I dont want to plug anything in - So a butane lighter?  Whats the newest gadget out there I could get?

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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,278
    edited December 2017
    The L & G weed torch gift was a game changer.  I too, will never go back to any method.  Handy for several things, weeds, starting fires at the campground.  One green Coleman tank lasts a long time.   

    https://www.amazon.com/Bernzomatic-19425-JT850-Self-Igniting-Outdoor/dp/B00008ZA0F
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  • Weed burner gets my vote. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,340
    Weed burner. Harbor Freight. $20. I've have mine around 7 years and have had zero issues. I hate lighting my egg any other way.

    https://m.harborfreight.com/propane-torch-91033.html?utm_referrer=direct/not provided
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    I like the MAPP torch . Small, portable, convenient.  All methods work.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 13,000
    MAP-Pro torch, but with propane. MAP-Pro gas is a rip off.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!

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  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,467
    And again, we are talking about how to start a fire...

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  • SundazesSundazes Posts: 306
    edited December 2017
    Been using a mapp torch for years.
  • XC242XC242 Posts: 1,104
    DMW said:
    And again, we are talking about how to start a fire...

    That stick looks like it would work well. Where do they sell them?
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,065
    MAPP dried up 10 yrs ago.  Now just MAP-Pro which is a total scam.  Buy the blue bottles and save a ton.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,485
    MAPP dried up 10 yrs ago.  Now just MAP-Pro which is a total scam.  Buy the blue bottles and save a ton.
    This for all who just like a torch.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • I have tried a bunch of other fire starters and the Bernzomatic ts8000 is the only way to go. It burns hotter than other torched and it stays lit in the wind.  They are also well built and will last forever.

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  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 603
    This works great. A cylinder of gas has lasted over a year.


    Michiana, South of the border.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    well last night i put 4 pieces of royal oak lump into the fireplace insert, lit it with napkin and oil. tossed in a couple buckets of hard nut coal, and i have fire til spring
  • cook861cook861 Posts: 872
    Map Torch I used the oil and paper towel for the first year 
    Trenton ON 1 mbge for now
  • DieselkWDieselkW Posts: 869
    I'm a caveman compared to the weed torch lighters. A couple pounds of free sawdust, a few drops of tiki torch fuel in each starter topped with melted GulfWax in a half ounce pill container makes enough to last me for two hundred and fifty fires with a total cost under $20 with tiki torch fuel left over. 

    The fuel does an excellent job of "wetting" the sawdust into something readily flammable, and the wax holds it all together so they can be stored in a big ol' pickle jar. I just shove one into the bottom vent, light the waxed paper, and come back in 10 minutes to adjust the vents. Burns complete, no residue, bottom up fire. 

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  • I have used the Looftlighter with good results for several years now. It suits me well. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,117
    I have tried a bunch of other fire starters and the Bernzomatic ts8000 is the only way to go. It burns hotter than other torched and it stays lit in the wind.  They are also well built and will last forever.
    I have tried almost all of the methods mentioned above and some others - HF weed burner, isopropyl alcohol, Weber starter cubes, oiled paper towel BGE starter cubes, Looft lighter, heat gun, etc and my hands-down favorite is the Bernzomatic TS8000. 


    I used the torch head mentioned by @teefus, and it would not stay lit when inverted. The TS8000 is often sold as a combo with MAP-Pro, but works fine with the propane bottles. 

    The cane style torch works too, but is somewhat unwieldy. As is the HF weed burner, which I used for a long time before the TS8000. I can easily carry this around to my other cookers in the yard, doesn't have to be plugged in, and fits in a storage tote when I'm travelling  to an eggfest. 

    And if it stops working after a few years, clean the spider webs out of the nozzle. That's the most common reason for these to not work, but its a very easy fix. I had to clean mine out once in 2-3 yrs. 

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  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,502

    It's starting a fire - how do you want to do it?  The end result is exactly the same.   I use a weed burner, hand torch, or paper towels recycled from the blackstone - it makes zero difference in the end result.

    Phoenix 
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 603
    caliking said:
    I have tried a bunch of other fire starters and the Bernzomatic ts8000 is the only way to go. It burns hotter than other torched and it stays lit in the wind.  They are also well built and will last forever.
    I have tried almost all of the methods mentioned above and some others - HF weed burner, isopropyl alcohol, Weber starter cubes, oiled paper towel BGE starter cubes, Looft lighter, heat gun, etc and my hands-down favorite is the Bernzomatic TS8000. 


    I used the torch head mentioned by @teefus, and it would not stay lit when inverted. The TS8000 is often sold as a combo with MAP-Pro, but works fine with the propane bottles. 

    The cane style torch works too, but is somewhat unwieldy. As is the HF weed burner, which I used for a long time before the TS8000. I can easily carry this around to my other cookers in the yard, doesn't have to be plugged in, and fits in a storage tote when I'm travelling  to an eggfest. 

    And if it stops working after a few years, clean the spider webs out of the nozzle. That's the most common reason for these to not work, but its a very easy fix. I had to clean mine out once in 2-3 yrs. 
    Mine is actually like the one you depict above. It stays lit.
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 578
    I love the Mapp torch as well, but WEAR EYE PROTECTION.  No joke.  Lump will snap and pop when you get it that hot that quick.  I took a hot ember to the eyelid.  Scared the bejesus out of me. 

    Gloves are also a good plan

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

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