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How to light egg in rain?

andy_bandy_b Posts: 77
edited 7:59AM in EggHead Forum
Since I have owned my Egg I have only used the electric starter method.

On Friday I am having a party and want to use my Egg but it may be a very rainy day here and might not be conducive to plugging in the electrical starter.

What other methods could I use? I am looking to build a 350 degree fire.


  • civil eggineercivil eggineer Posts: 1,547
    Paper towel lightly soaked in EVOO or some other cooking oil. I stress the term lightly. Bury it in lump and light. I use a mapp torch which I believe is one of the best methods.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Hi, just twist a couple of paper towels and drizzle with some vegi oil. crisscross them under a few small pieces of lump and light the 4 ends. open the top daisy wheel and the bottom vent fully and close the dome, just give it a few minutes to get going. works great and this is how we do it camping and such. :) Julie
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    You can try the oiled paper towel trick or just go down to Home Depot and get a Map/gas kit and go for it. It comes in a yellow cannistor. :) :)
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  • My egg-master and i always use a paraffin/woodchip fire starter. 3 under your firebox to get'er ripping for grilling or 1 split up 4 ways laid in your top lump for low temp smoking.

    the shotgun shaped lighter wand is the classy extra.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,020
    propane torch, mapp torch, weed burner, papertowel and oil, parafin fire stater, fake fireplace log chunk, dry birch bark, pine needles and kindling, newspaper and lump in a chimney starter, use the electric starter in a dry location and move lit lump to egg, lit anthracite from the coal stove, etc... (you havent used your egg in the rain yet :ohmy: )
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    for the record, i think he should only pick one of those. doing all of them at once like you suggest might require him to wait a while for it all to burn off. otherwise, great advice!
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • ric3677ric3677 Posts: 278
    I could only wish for rain...


    Rick in Mt
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    A lighter mood around here today :)
  • MAPP and haven't looked back. Keep some used lump around to prevent sparking and you're golden.
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