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Old 03-09-2008, 09:41 AM   #1
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Chimney lighting trick

I heard someone puts some kind of gel on paper towels to make their own starters...does any one know the exact recipe for this...I am going to use it for the radio show this week.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:12 AM   #2
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I don't think it's necessary, two or three sheets of news paper work fine for me in a chimney. But I use lump, not the evil Kingsford.
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Probably the tube of gel that are used on camp stoves?

There's the spray PAM on the paper towels trick too.


Here's what I do. Take two full pages of newspaper, fold in half and rip them into 1" strips. Toss them and form into a LOOSE ball. I found the strips burn faster than the crumpled up newspaper. The crumpled, I would have to light a couple times in windy times...the strips, Once.
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That sterno stuff...I know oompapy sprays paper towels with PAM...
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I use some old cooking oil drizzled on a paper towel. I learned this method from Alton Brown on the Good Eats show. I like paper towels because they seem to burn completely and don't leave any ash like newspaper.
Saw that too, but I haven't used a chimney started in a couple years. I use a Hose Torch, no fuss no muss and you can get your cooker going in half the time! And you don't have to deal with the paper ashes from the chimney flying all over the place![/url]
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Torches scare me to be honest.

I like those little weber cubes Witt lent me some last year. They work great and are so easy.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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Torches scare me to be honest.

I like those little weber cubes Witt lent me some last year. They work great and are so easy.
Honestly the hose torch is not scary at all, pretty much a big lighter. Nothing whatsoever to be skeered of!
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hmmm I have visions of me at PMS time equipped with that much fire power. Um I think its safer for everyone if i never get one roflmao
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hmmm I have visions of me at PMS time equipped with that much fire power. Um I think its safer for everyone if i never get one roflmao
For what you do to tents...you should stay away from the Flamthrowers
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hmmm I have visions of me at PMS time equipped with that much fire power. Um I think its safer for everyone if i never get one roflmao
Is it just me or did "roasted nuts" pop into anyone elses minds?
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