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Plaid Palace 01-12-2013 11:56 AM

Paraffin Wax fire starters?
 
I am just about out of my KJ firestarters that were given to me when I bought the grill. I was wanting a more convenient and cheaper option to get. I see Lowes carries a Frontier and Weber paraffin wax fire starter. Are these safe to use with a Kamado cooker?

I know you are only suppose to use natural lump charcoal in them but wasn't sure about the fire starter.

yakdung 01-12-2013 12:02 PM

I not certain. I use a chimney starter igniting a few coals and lift them onto the pile of unlit fuel using long tongs. A lot of the fancy pants items in the BBQ section simply to extract $ from your back pocket.
Good luck,

chriscw81 01-12-2013 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BamaMatt42 (Post 2325942)
I am just about out of my KJ firestarters that were given to me when I bought the grill. I was wanting a more convenient and cheaper option to get. I see Lowes carries a Frontier and Weber paraffin wax fire starter. Are these safe to use with a Kamado cooker?

I know you are only suppose to use natural lump charcoal in them but wasn't sure about the fire starter.

I use the ones made by Weber all the time. I actually use half at a time.




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gtr 01-12-2013 12:09 PM

I love the Weber cubes. They are part of my grand scheme to make my life easy. :thumb:

Foxfire 01-12-2013 12:21 PM

I'm all but certain the Kamado Joe fire starters are rebranded Rutland Safe Light squares. They seem to vary in price from store to store, but the cheapest I've found them is $3.29 for a 24 pack at Ace Hardware.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/i...ductId=1791190

caseydog 01-12-2013 12:24 PM

I use the Weber cubes with my chimney. They are a good value, IMO.

CD

fnbish 01-12-2013 12:31 PM

Yeah the Weber cubes are awesome. Just bought 2 packs last week as I was running low.

whitelightnin92 01-12-2013 01:08 PM

I make my own. Paraffin is cheap and saw dust is easy to find. I fill up a 48-egg carton with saw dust, then melt the paraffin and pour it over the saw dust. Let it cool and cut the egg container into individual eggs and store them in a zip lock bag. My last batch I made about 150 of them and it cost me next to nothing.

Bludawg 01-12-2013 01:14 PM

Texas Match AKA Weed burner, flame on :laser::flame:

sfisch 01-12-2013 02:27 PM

No problem with the Weber cubes, been using them for a few years now.

Soybomb 01-12-2013 03:14 PM

Weber cubes are awesome. Also there's no safety related reason you're only supposed to use lump in a kamado. Its really just a matter of practicality. A kamado has a small firebox and the amount of ash made by briquettes would smother a fire long before the end of a long cooktime. Lump can do the long cooks without putting itself out.

Smoothsmoke 01-12-2013 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by whitelightnin92 (Post 2326033)
I make my own. Paraffin is cheap and saw dust is easy to find. I fill up a 48-egg carton with saw dust, then melt the paraffin and pour it over the saw dust. Let it cool and cut the egg container into individual eggs and store them in a zip lock bag. My last batch I made about 150 of them and it cost me next to nothing.

Tell me more if you can. Where can you buy the raw material? Like the paraffin that you melt? Can you even purchase saw dust? Any particular brand of paraffin? Thanks!

Is it this?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/21072778?a...l5=pla&veh=sem

or
http://www.usartsupply.com/ItemDetai...FSFyQgodZ3kAqA

Smoothsmoke 01-12-2013 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BamaMatt42 (Post 2325942)
I am just about out of my KJ firestarters that were given to me when I bought the grill. I was wanting a more convenient and cheaper option to get. I see Lowes carries a Frontier and Weber paraffin wax fire starter. Are these safe to use with a Kamado cooker?

I know you are only suppose to use natural lump charcoal in them but wasn't sure about the fire starter.

Parrafins are good to go in a ceramic. I use them all the time. :thumb:

caseydog 01-12-2013 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 2326224)
Tell me more if you can. Where can you buy the raw material? Like the paraffin that you melt? Can you even purchase saw dust? Thanks

Look for Gulf Wax. It was once made by Gulf Oil, and the brand still exists. It is used for canning, so it would be near mason jars in a store.

I made paraffin starters back in my backpacking days, but the Weber cubes are so cheap, and already made, that I just use them, now.

CD

Amigatec 01-12-2013 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 2326224)
Tell me more if you can. Where can you buy the raw material? Like the paraffin that you melt? Can you even purchase saw dust? Any particular brand of paraffin? Thanks!

Is it this?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/21072778?a...l5=pla&veh=sem

or
http://www.usartsupply.com/ItemDetai...FSFyQgodZ3kAqA

Any place that sells canning supplies will have paraffin.


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