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Old 02-01-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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I bought a weed burner saturday and used it for the first time that night to make some superbowl butts. Everything was going great, put the 2 butts on at 8 on the LBGE and set the stoker to 235. I went to the movies and come home at 11 and the temp was at 300, after a few adjustments I was back in business. Checked it again at 3am before going to sleep and we were still holding strong at 235 and butts around 165. Got up at 8am heard the fan buzzing away and saw the egg temp was only at 115 and butts were in the 150's. Ended up just tossing them in the oven to finish, definitly not the best tasting butts I've had. I removed the drip pan and place setter from the egg and found the lump left. I didn't change anything, had the lump(BGE) to the top of the fire ring. The only thing I can think is maybe I started up too much with the weed burner. I had a big pile right in the middle going. whats the best method when using the weed burner? lighting right in the middle, off to the side, a few coals lit?

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Old 02-01-2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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I just got a MAPP torch and started strategically starting lump in 2-3 different places.
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Old 02-02-2009, 01:41 AM   #3
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I've noticed that I'm using more lump with my Guru in the Egg.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Plowboy View Post
I just got a MAPP torch and started strategically starting lump in 2-3 different places.
Thats what I do.

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Old 02-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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I use the MAPP torch also. I use the weedburner on high heat cooks or short smokes usually. But if you light 2 areas with the weedburner, you should be fine. Not sure why you ran out.
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I am using probably 1/2 of the lump I used to use before I got the DigiQII. I use a MAPP torch and light 1 small area then let the Guru take over.
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