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Late nighters - butts and Mapp

TroubleTrouble Posts: 276
edited 3:01AM in EggHead Forum
Hi all you late night prowlers. I haven't posted in a while--mostly lurking and enjoying all the new "faces."[p]I just started 8 pounds of pork that I hope will pull nicely some time tomorrow. [p]I finally bought a MAPP torch about a month ago (generally, I don't like things that make lump go snap, crackle, pop; so I stayed away for a while). Anyway, I became tired of running out of my normal fire starting methods and decided to give it a try. Well protected (think space suit), I like it. I have settled on a way to start fires with the torch and a minimum of sparks, so I thought I'd pass it along.[p]I almost always have lump in the egg to which I am adding lump. So when I stir it up, I take out...I don't know...two cups if you measured it I suppose. But they're big pieces. About 7 or 8 of the bigger pieces left works fine. Then I add my new lump, then put those used pieces on top in the middle or where ever I want to start my fire. I light the old pieces and they don't snap, crackle or pop. Sometimes the torch heat gets past them to the new lump and causes a little sparking, but not much. A few minutes later, when I am safely out of range, the new lump gets going happily burning off it's VOCs. Safety is still the rule of the day, and I promise you that flip-flops are a bad idea (now, why do you suppose I'd say that?); but I'm much more comfortable now using the torch.[p]I hope you all have a safe and happy fourth, and that the only fireworks are in the sky![p]Joyce


  • BYC39BYC39 Posts: 94
    Trouble,[p]I continue to go with the electric starters...just need to remember to bring them out of the rain

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