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EJHOFFY 09-23-2013 08:09 AM

Starting a fire in the G2 Party
I have read as many posts as possible. I have the standard fire basket from factory and the XXL basket. I would like to hear how you pros start your fires. I am looking for the best way to start the fire that would get me a long steady burn with both style baskets, with and without a Guru. Thanks

smoke-n-fire 09-23-2013 08:15 AM

i just make a U shape with my coals and leave a large area in the corner open, place my chunks in, light up a chimney about 3/4 full and dump it in my empty corner. 8-10 hours with consistent smoke in BW Fatboy. I use Guru and place lit coals on guru side.

Copronymous 09-23-2013 09:43 PM

I'm no pro, but I fill my basket with unlit coals, then fire up half a chimney and scatter across the top.
Once I get about 25* from target temp I put on some small splits of cherry &/or pecan and let the smoke clear up.

Bob S 09-24-2013 07:25 AM

I fill the charcoal pan and light the front corner closest to my BBQ Guru with a weed burner. The fire spreads from there and creates a nice consistent burn.

Ackman 09-24-2013 08:43 AM


Untraceable 09-24-2013 09:45 AM

I would just put 2 weber paraffin cubes in the corner opposite of the guru in the ash pan and slide it back in. Lit pretty easy.

Weed burner is bad ass tho

John Bowen 09-24-2013 11:41 AM

I got two patio bricks and made a snake path. I line the path with a layer of lump then put my wood chunks in then I top off the snake line with more lump burying the wood chunks. I light three Weber Paraffin cubes at the start of the snake. It takes about 45 minutes to get to temp.

I have a Party model and I have been getting 9 hour + burns at 230 degrees.

++2 on a bad ase weed burner though

palmtreefrb 09-24-2013 11:53 AM

I have the XXL basket for my BWS Party as well and have tried all of the above methods. I always use my Guru but would do the same without.
What I finally settled on is I fill the XXL, remove enough from the "FRONT" to fill my Weber chimney 3/4 full. Pour the lit charcoal in the front empty space.

Using the above method gets me up up temp(275) in the shortest amount of time.

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