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EcoGreen Lighter Fluid

Thoughts on the non-petroleum lighter fluid? It’s vegetable oil based. I bought some but want to get your thoughts before I try it.
 https://escogo.com/charcoal-lighter-fluid/ecogreen-charcoal-lighter/
McKinney, TX

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  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,549
    In the propane torch or starter cube camp here.  For those wanting a liquid fire starter, what does this offer price/performance wise over isopropyl alcohol?
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • dbCooper said:
    In the propane torch or starter cube camp here.  For those wanting a liquid fire starter, what does this offer price/performance wise over isopropyl alcohol?
    Alcohol tends to evaporate and burn off whereas the oil soaks in and is more likely get the fire going?
    South of Columbus, Ohio.

    "It’s very possible I’m doing it all wrong, haven’t watched any videos, but I’m happy with the ones I make."
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  • danhoodanhoo Posts: 467
    edited November 21
    Grease from bacon or sausage soaked in a paper towel is free. Works under a chimney or in a pile of lump. 
    current: | Large BGE |  Genesis 1000 | Genesis E330 | 22 inch Kettle | Weber Summit Kamado
    sold:| PitBoss pro 820  WSM 22 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,393
    dbCooper said:
    In the propane torch or starter cube camp here.  For those wanting a liquid fire starter, what does this offer price/performance wise over isopropyl alcohol?
     +1. Also, if its vegetable oil-based, why not just use a paper towel soaked in veg oil?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 30,510
    caliking said:
    dbCooper said:
    In the propane torch or starter cube camp here.  For those wanting a liquid fire starter, what does this offer price/performance wise over isopropyl alcohol?
     +1. Also, if its vegetable oil-based, why not just use a paper towel soaked in veg oil?

    this is my method, i stop using the veg oil for cooking when it starts to smell off like window putty. its then used for fire starting with a paper towel
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 4,588
    It works just like cooking oil, but I don't think you're going to like the smell and smoke.  I still like the propane torch method myself.
  • danhoodanhoo Posts: 467
    It works just like cooking oil, but I don't think you're going to like the smell and smoke.  I still like the propane torch method myself.
    current: | Large BGE |  Genesis 1000 | Genesis E330 | 22 inch Kettle | Weber Summit Kamado
    sold:| PitBoss pro 820  WSM 22 
  • CGSCGS Posts: 17
    I use a torch, but gotta protect the eyes from sparks and make sure nothing easily flammable nearby too.....pile of leaves for example. 

    I pass on the fluids and gels, found them hard to tell if burning or not.  

    t
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