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Lighting the egg from the bottom

Toy ManToy Man Posts: 416
edited 12:57AM in EggHead Forum
I remember reading several posts about lighting the egg from the bottom thru intake and under the grate. Hmm - think I will try that with my Guru Golf Club. Only tried it for two cooks so far but it will be the way I light my fire from now on.[p]Seemed to give a much more even lighting of the charcoal (and more even heat at the grid?). And very little ash with almost no little pieces of charcoal on top of the grate at the end of the cook.[p]Have only tried this with medium to high heat cooks. Not sure how it will work with low and slow but I will be checking it out.[p]Toy Man


  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,041
    Toy Man,
    I used to do that with my small and often recommended it, but merely using a Weber cube. Reason is the up draft from underneath gives a whopping hot fire in the end. OTOH the reason I quit doing it was I found it consumes far more - if not all the lump.

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  • Toy ManToy Man Posts: 416
    Yes it did consume more charcoal but I had about 1/3 of the load left, probably because I was using Wicked Good. This was in my small.[p]And I suspect I may have problems with temp control in a low and slow but it makes such a beautiful fire that I plan on starting my fires for grilling and searing this way. At least in the small. My large is disassembled until we finish off a renovation to the deck.[p]Toy Man
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