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Old 04-23-2014, 02:34 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Instagator View Post
I just bougth these things and it stated that you should have them totally burned out before setting your food down - Now my question is, why can't I just take an empty can (such as tomato paste mini can) - Cut it, turn it around so the bottom side is sitting up- sit a cube on it, set a blaze and then put the starter on top if it. That way you don't have to worry about the cube being inside your cooking space? .

Yay or Nay?
Yay. If the setup is the way I'm picturing, the pellet isn't going into the cooker, so there's on issues as far as I can tell.

For me, I use newspaper sprayed with a little cooking spray. The oil from the spray causes the fire to burn longer and more complete, which helps reduce the ash from the newspaper.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Will work for bbq View Post
Love them little farkers, I used to use a torch to light my fires but when I ruined the last one I went back to the chimney with the cubes. I also use them to light camp fires, they work great.
Every prepper and camper should have them. They burn in the rain too.
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:39 PM   #48
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Got my first intro to them at the DFW bash. They work well, and don't have the nasty smell of other fire starters I've tried.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:16 PM   #49
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If I didn't receive all those free fire starters delivered to my door by the USPS, I might try them. But I have a 2 foot high pile of newsprint and a weber chimney to go through first.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:36 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by tgstrang View Post
A cotton ball soaked in 90% alcohol works well too. Much cheaper also.

This is what I've used since getting my Akorn. Quick and easy, no mess. I can pick up the ingredients at the groc store, no special trip to a hardware store.
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