Lump charcoal starter
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Contributors to this thread:
Shiloh 01-Jun-24
midwest 01-Jun-24
Al Dente Laptop 01-Jun-24
csalem 01-Jun-24
csalem 01-Jun-24
csalem 01-Jun-24
Insheart 01-Jun-24
fdp 01-Jun-24
boobowmen 01-Jun-24
greg simon 01-Jun-24
70lbDraw 01-Jun-24
Corax_latrans 01-Jun-24
Aspen Ghost 01-Jun-24
Groundhunter 01-Jun-24
70lbDraw 01-Jun-24
deerhunter72 01-Jun-24
BUCKeye 01-Jun-24
Shiloh 01-Jun-24
olddogrib 01-Jun-24
Al Dente Laptop 01-Jun-24
deerhunter72 01-Jun-24
Huntcell 01-Jun-24
Jim Moore 01-Jun-24
Glunker 02-Jun-24
Mint 02-Jun-24
Sean D. 02-Jun-24
Kurt in Memphis 03-Jun-24
Kannuck 04-Jun-24
Painless 04-Jun-24
From: Shiloh
01-Jun-24
Tired of the slow start on my green egg using the little fire starter cubes. What are you guys using to start your egg up faster??

From: midwest
01-Jun-24
I use one of the chimney starters for my Weber. Couple pieces of newspaper and it's ready in about 15 minutes.

01-Jun-24
Chimney starter, spray on some oil to old newspaper, crumble it up, pour in your lump, then light from the bottom. Or, you could try using a blow torch to start them.

From: csalem
01-Jun-24
Electric torch or propane pear burner. I use the electric torch with my egg and the pear burner for firepit and big smoker

From: csalem
01-Jun-24

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01-Jun-24

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From: Insheart
01-Jun-24
Another chimney user here.

From: fdp
01-Jun-24
Chimney works fine for me.

From: boobowmen
01-Jun-24
I stuff dryer lint into a used up toilet paper roll. Works great.

From: greg simon
01-Jun-24
Where are you guys getting newspaper?

From: 70lbDraw
01-Jun-24

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“Where are you guys getting newspaper?”

Ding, ding, ding! Greg hits the bullseye!!! I’ve got an old Shikari Grill that burns newspaper. The steaks and burgers come with a nice light char on them. Only original print paper does it right.

01-Jun-24
Too funny, Greg!

I use a chimney 100% of the time. Crumple up a grocery sack and away you go. Newsprint would be fine as well, but it’s in short supply at our place….

From: Aspen Ghost
01-Jun-24
I use crumpled internet pages in a chimney.

From: Groundhunter
01-Jun-24
I would relax, that's a sign your too wired, ba ha. Lite it and have a beer.

From: 70lbDraw
01-Jun-24
AG, your humor may escape some, but not all!!! :)

From: deerhunter72
01-Jun-24

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Works great in our Kamado Joe
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Works great in our Kamado Joe

From: BUCKeye
01-Jun-24

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From: Shiloh
01-Jun-24
Where do you get that one buckeye?? Looks to be out of my price range though!!

Thanks guys! Just curious what most were doing.

From: olddogrib
01-Jun-24
21st century "newspaper" = the sales fliers at the grocery store.

01-Jun-24
That's old school deerhunter72. I remember my Dad using one like that back in the 70's.

From: deerhunter72
01-Jun-24
Yep, been around a long time. We tried a few different things when we bought the egg, but this has worked best for us.

From: Huntcell
01-Jun-24

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From: Jim Moore
01-Jun-24
I use the electric loop deerhunter showed for my Kamado Joe. I also use the Mapp gas torch ala 70's post. Both light them pretty good. I had a chimney starter but it eventually gave up the ghost.

From: Glunker
02-Jun-24
Propane torch for lighting charcoal and a wood burning fireplace.

From: Mint
02-Jun-24
I use the weber cubes and it's ready in ten minutes. I did put in a charcoal basket that greatly increased the airflow and made everything much better. Put the cube mid way down and light.

From: Sean D.
02-Jun-24
I soak paper towels that i rip into thirds in veg oil, stick then in the charcoal, open both the top and lower vents wide open and am ready to cook in about 10 -15 minutes.

03-Jun-24
2-3 wax/sawdust cubes in three equinox-distance locations with lump charcoal and my grill is ready to cook in 20-30 minutes. Leave the dome open and the bottom vent wide open as well.

From: Kannuck
04-Jun-24
Chimney also... I use parts of the bag the charcoal comes in to start it. Doesn't take much. Ready in about 15 minutes.

From: Painless
04-Jun-24
Here's a link to what I use. It's an electric lighter like one shown above but has the bends in the handle that let it fit your Egg much better. I love these. Been using them for years on my Primo.

https://www.amazon.com/Mata-Leon-Electric-Fireplace-Briquettes/dp/B0B49ZVVQD/ref=asc_df_B0B49ZVVQD/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=693713553061&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=14676069392665815901&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9027031&hvtargid=pla-1872046677749&psc=1&mcid=81b02f7d9301344b99f7885160c186d9&gad_source=1

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