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Weed burner - best thing ever

Holy crap. Picked one up today. Egg was running in about 5 seconds. Lol... and thats not a joke. This shouldnt be legal but thank god it is...  =)

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  • HofstraJetHofstraJet Posts: 1,138
    Agreed - just got mine and love it. Have my 40# tank tucked behind the table and keep the burner right next to it for easy access. Has a nice long hose so I can just grab the burner without moving the tank.
    Two Large Eggs, 36" Blackstone, 6 gal Cajun Fryer, and a MiniMax in SE Florida - My New Table
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  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 9,312
    Yes sir
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  • Been around weed burners my whole life but never would consider lighting the BGE with one. The amount of dust, soot and ash that a standard Bernzomatic throws out is bad enough, a weed burner would be brutal. Just MOH. 

    Hey, if you and others like the results it gives, that's cool by me. Not bringing you down at all, but I would recommend a particle mask though if using a weed burner. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,606
    I light Two Larges and a Mini-Max with mine. The picture below is with some very bad expensive competition lump that isn't made anymore thank goodness. 
    M
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • MikeeMikee Posts: 891
    Chimney stove is $15 and newspaper is free. Way cheaper than a weed-burner. Load it, light it, and coals are 500+ in 5 minutes. For the Mini, I use a fire starter. Put a fire starter in, light it, place some lump over it, and in 5 minutes its ready to go.
  • just tried out my new Eggniter. Love it. No newspaper ash, no propane tanks.
    MN - Large Egg - Just getting started
  • I love using it for the Large Egg. Still using Mapp for the Small and Mini...I won't ruin the handles just for my pyromania.
    Judy in San Diego
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Mickey said:
    I light Two Larges and a Mini-Max with mine. The picture below is with some very bad expensive competition lump that isn't made anymore thank goodness. 
    M
    OO :pensive:

    LBGE 2013 & MM 2014
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    Flying Low & Slow in "Da Burg" FL
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,169
    Wait until you graduate to one of these:


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  • smokeywsmokeyw Posts: 367
    Been around weed burners my whole life but never would consider lighting the BGE with one. The amount of dust, soot and ash that a standard Bernzomatic throws out is bad enough, a weed burner would be brutal. Just MOH. 

    Hey, if you and others like the results it gives, that's cool by me. Not bringing you down at all, but I would recommend a particle mask though if using a weed burner. 

    I can see where some may have issues but I don't.  It all depends on how you use it. I never mash the trigger. I just adjust the flame to my liking and stick it in the egg. No dust, soot, or ash.
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 9,857
    Mikee said:
    Chimney stove is $15 and newspaper is free. Way cheaper than a weed-burner. Load it, light it, and coals are 500+ in 5 minutes. For the Mini, I use a fire starter. Put a fire starter in, light it, place some lump over it, and in 5 minutes its ready to go.
    Man that $7 difference makes a big difference.  Lol.. 

    Free newspaper?  I have to pay for mine to be delivered.  

    I'd like to see a video of your process above. I don't believe either scenerio. 
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,849
    This is how the old timers did it. 


  • MaC122MaC122 Posts: 797
    With that many sparks coming out I would start some sort of unintended fire, right? I am looking on amazon right now.....
    St. Johns County, Florida
  • TeefusTeefus Posts: 1,065
    I use a plain old propane torch. It works great. 
    Michiana, South of the border.
  • I have a weed burner I have used for over 2 years on one tank of propane. It is very easy to  use and I never pull trigger just use the knob to set flame strength. I can light egg in less than 5 min. Mine came from Harbor Freight on sale like 15 bucks. love the igniter no need to look for matches


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  • scdafscdaf Posts: 156
    I use a Harbor Freight heat gun that I probably paid $10 for 25 years ago.  Takes less than 5 minutes, uses maybe 1/2 cent in electricity and doesn't result in a sparkstorm.
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 360
    edited December 2016
    Mikee said:
    Chimney stove is $15 and newspaper is free. Way cheaper than a weed-burner. Load it, light it, and coals are 500+ in 5 minutes. For the Mini, I use a fire starter. Put a fire starter in, light it, place some lump over it, and in 5 minutes its ready to go.

    I was a chimney guy to but this is a great amount of fun and waaaay quicker. Plus it was only $20. Even if you dont light your charcoal with it, its an awesome thing to scare the crap out of everyone with. Haha... 
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 360
    MaC122 said:
    With that many sparks coming out I would start some sort of unintended fire, right? I am looking on amazon right now.....
    Lol... it very well could if not careful. Luckily, im smart and will only use mine on an old wood deck.  :o
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,900
    I think my egg table would be destroyed after the first time using a weed burner. At competitions you can hear dozens of weed burners firing up the stick burners in the middle of the night.
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • I use a weed burner too, never in full force though otherwise it throws up a ton of sparks. I have learned using it to light up lump from the previous cook. Lights up in seconds... then once they do, I dump new lump on top, works like a charm.

    BGE XL
    36" Blackstone
  • warwomanwarwoman Posts: 279
    Only use mine to trim weeds around a garden fence, and melt snow and ice on my drive, if need be! Use a MAPP hand torch with a long hose for egg lighting....works great, but sure as hell shows you which lump sparks the worst!
    From the NE Georgia Mountains! Me, SWMBO, and two spoiled ass Springers!
  • cheeaacheeaa Posts: 360
    At midnight im going to fire it up and run around the neighborhood in celebration. Wife isnt amused by this idea.  :s
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