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ssbbqguy 03-29-2013 07:06 AM

Got a call one day saying do you sell lids for your smokers? I said yes but tell me more. He said at a big family gathering, he was ready to fire it up and forgot my chimney instructions. So he put some lighter fluid in the box and went to look for a light. His uncle came around wanting dinner so he poured some fluid on the coals and he too went for a match. Well along came the uncle's friend. which you guessed it poured more fluid in, lit the coals and put the lid on fast. Well a few seconds later KABOOOM and off to the roof went the lid. Back to the caller, he keeps saying do you sell lids only? By now I'm laughing pretty hard and said if you promise never to tell me a story like that, I'll give you a replacement lid. Moral of story, lighter fluid is good for stories, not cooking. Buy a chimney at HD(not galvanized) and use often. Steve.

Swamp Donkeyz BBQ 03-29-2013 09:01 AM

You can also use the Weber Lighter Cubes. They are very cheap and work GREAT.

Toney Marconi 03-29-2013 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by AustinKnight (Post 2427454)
Dump the amount of charcoal you want in the UDS basket, make a little hole in the center and take a fist size amount of frito's and put them in the little trench you made and lite them, enjoy and always keep Frito's around:cool:

I normally use a chimney, but I just may do this next time just for fun and to see how well it works. :mrgreen:

CharredApron 03-29-2013 09:20 AM

Plasma cutters work well too! But for the cost go with the chimmney

PaPaQ 03-29-2013 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Swamp Donkeyz BBQ (Post 2427623)
You can also use the Weber Lighter Cubes. They are very cheap and work GREAT.

I have used them a couple of times now and they do work good.

4ever3 03-29-2013 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Swamp Donkeyz BBQ (Post 2427623)
You can also use the Weber Lighter Cubes. They are very cheap and work GREAT.

+1 they are easy!

Mdboatbum 03-29-2013 10:36 AM

I smell a troll. I think it's Myron Mixon coming here to stir the pot.

AustinKnight 03-29-2013 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Toney Marconi (Post 2427624)
I normally use a chimney, but I just may do this next time just for fun and to see how well it works. :mrgreen:

It works pretty farkn good I showed my buddy this and it's all he uses now to lite his off set, I haven't used them with a chimney but I'm sure it will work. It's a camping trick.

J&B'sBBQ 03-29-2013 12:51 PM

We used lighter fluid when we first started. Would let it burn off before we put on the meat. That ended, and we bought a chimney starter, when my loving husband got 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his hand from trying to re-start a fire when the lighter fluid had burned out and the charcoal had not lit :sad:. Learn from our mistakes and get the right equipment to start.

DownHomeQue 03-29-2013 12:53 PM

nothing wrong with using a little fluid.. start the charcoals with fluid in a seperate place.. outside of the uds.. then put your unlit coals in the uds charcoal basket.. (I am assuming your using the minion method) then transfer ashed over coals to unlit coals in the bottom of uds.. and wait about 45 min to an hour.. then start cooking... total time from light to cook will be approximately hour and a half.. this will insure no lighter fluid taste... if thats what you go that is what you got.. you can us the charcoal basket.. to light the coals somewhere else outside the UDS..

fmm1 03-29-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by AustinKnight (Post 2427454)
Dump the amount of charcoal you want in the UDS basket, make a little hole in the center and take a fist size amount of frito's and put them in the little trench you made and lite them, enjoy and always keep Frito's around:cool:

:crazy::mrgreen:

Smokin Ribs 03-29-2013 05:20 PM

I think the BBQ Gods are probably not happy with that question

Bludawg 03-29-2013 06:22 PM

I prefer AV Gas that 120 octane makes a Kool WAOOOSH when you touch it off:biggrin1:

BBQdisciple 03-29-2013 07:43 PM

Build you a little coal pyramid, leave the top of the pyramid off so to create a little divet. soak a cottonball in rubbing alcohol, light it and drop it into the divet. I learned this technique on kamadoguru.com and haven't found a better way to light coals,.

same thing as using weber cubes, but cheaper and more plentiful

1MoreFord 03-29-2013 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2428163)
I prefer AV Gas that 120 octane makes a Kool WAOOOSH when you touch it off:biggrin1:

Ya need ta try a little acetone sometime. There ain't no whoosh to it. Just a big boom if'en ya do it right er wrong.:doh::twitch:


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