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snyper77 12-05-2011 10:01 PM

Stickburners! I found a CHEAP way to start fires!
I'm a newbie....and I have been using a charcoal chimney (and newspaper) to get some charcoal started.....then pour the hot charcoal onto my wood splits in my Lang firebox.

WELL NO MORE!!!!!!!! That crap takes 30 minutes and probably $2 worth of charcoal. I was thinking about getting a weedburner and propane tanks. NOPE!!!

I ran across a product called Weber Fire Starter Cubes. Comes 24 to a pack for about $4 at Lowes. I only needed ONE to start my fire this weekend. Cost me 17 cents and took only a few seconds.
I broke off about 10 small pieces of kindling from my split wood, piled it on top of one of these cubes, lit the cube with a longneck lighter, done!

You seasoned pro's probably already know about these cubes.....but I felt like I struck gold when I tried this method. I'm learning guys! I'm learning! :thumb:

Boshizzle 12-05-2011 10:03 PM

I've seen those but never thought about using them for a wood fire. I will give it a try.

nucornhusker 12-05-2011 10:05 PM

It's all I use to start fires in my stick burner. Those things are awesome!

speers90 12-05-2011 10:07 PM

Thanks, I will be picking these up tomorrow to give them a shot!

AustinKnight 12-05-2011 10:09 PM

Yeap these are great, been using them for about a year now on my chimney:thumb::thumb::thumb:

Big Bears BBQ 12-05-2011 10:15 PM

Good idea, next time I'm at Lowes I'll some up ............

10_Bears 12-05-2011 10:15 PM

I use those too for my rotisserie, makes life that little bit easier. :biggrin1:

Sammy_Shuford 12-05-2011 10:17 PM

I wonder, drop one in a UDS fire basket?

gtr 12-05-2011 10:18 PM

I like to start the cubes with my weedburner, which I start with a Benzomatic.

Boshizzle 12-05-2011 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by gtr (Post 1871163)
I like to start the cubes with my weedburner, which I start with a Benzomatic.

Fanatic! :laugh:

nucornhusker 12-05-2011 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by Sammy_Shuford (Post 1871162)
I wonder, drop one in a UDS fire basket?

Should work good just to start a small amount of coals. Just set on top of the coal pile.

Jay 41 12-06-2011 06:04 AM

I use the cubes, and the torch from my work truck.

hogzgonewild 12-06-2011 06:38 AM

I use them to light my UDS. Just throw one right in the center and pile some charcoal on top....few minutes later and you've got a nice circle of coals!

kihrer 12-06-2011 07:24 AM

Is there any lighter fluid smell associated with them?

AD18 12-06-2011 07:33 AM

They are great, been using them a long time. Put one on kettle grate, chimney of charcoal over top, and whala. Pile charcoal on top of one in egg and you're all set. None of the newpaper ash flying all over the place either. I also take a couple in my hunting bag and vehicles for emergency situations.

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