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MAPP the way!

BigGreenTreeBigGreenTree Posts: 41
edited 5:03AM in EggHead Forum
Picked up a MAPP kit at Home Depot ($30 Bernzomatic TS4000) on a whim tonight on my way home. Sometimes the SF Bay Bridge commute just makes you go loopy.

Lit some used mesquite in the Egg in a few spots for about 30 seconds each and was up to 600 in 10m for a chicken tikka cook. Wonderful! I couldn't believe it, even after reading everything in the forums about torch lighting. Wish I'd done this sooner. Now I just need a dedicated Egg fire extinguisher and a full-body smock to deal with all those sparks! :-)

Gonna have to wait until I live in a less urban house before I dare upgrade to a weed burner.


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,248
    I have had a MAPP for about 5 years and my solution for the sparks was to get a metal cap from a lamp store about 5 inches in diameter with a 1/2 inch hole in the center and then take the tip off to allow the nozzle to pass thru the hole, next replace the tip and used a small hose clamp to keep the cap snug against the tip. Mesquite does spark some.
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    BBQ Guru offers a great attachment, called the golf club, that attaches to the torch and then let you push hte flame down into the charcoal. You won't have any sparks.
  • Will the Golf Club attach to the MAPP container?
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I love my weedburner and my little propane torch,but they both spit out sparks :pinch: Just remember to wear some safety glasses when using any kind of torch.It just takes one little ember to ruin your day,or worse ;)
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