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Old 09-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #1
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Fume-free Starter Gel

The folks at Packaging Service Co. (makers of Frontier and Jack Daniel's charcoal) sent me a bunch of stuff to review for my blog. Among them, they sent me a bottle of this:

Frontier® Eco-Start® Charcoal Lighter Fuel




Eco-Start® is a 100% natural, non-petroleum based lighter gel. It is a safe and clean-fuel alternative to traditional lighter fluid. This earth-friendly gel is made from renewable energy sources. Smokeless and odorless, Eco-Start® keeps fumes out of the cooking area and the petroleum taste away from the food. Since it's a gel, there's no splash when applying or flare-ups when lighting.

I tried it twice this past weekend in a standard Weber chimney and I love the stuff! You add a few coals, lay on a ribbon of the gel (maybe 2-3 tablespoons), then add some more coals and light. There were no fumes and it fired right up.

It's made largely from ethanol and cellulose fiber.

The product is available at the following retailers, at a suggested retail of $4.99-$5.99:

Ace Hardware (and acehardwareoutlet.com)
Brookshire Grocery
Meijer
Raley's
Whole Foods

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Uhh...what makes it flammable?
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Um, that would be the "ethanol" (grain alcohol) part.

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Sorry I didn't see that.
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Is it okay to drink when you fire up the pit?

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FYI - I just added the retailers and pricing to the original post.

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Sounds like it may be worth a try

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Looks like a good idea, why not use the burner on you gas grill to lite the chimny
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