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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default High capacity chimney

I am currently using a large Weber rapid fire chimney. It doesn't hold enough fuel for my needs and seems to take forever to get going. Any suggestions appreciated. Also, I'm using Kingsford original briquettes for fuel for most of my cooks.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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I saw a larger custom made chimney for sale at Academy Sports while traveling through Birmingham a few weeks back - looked like 2-3 times the capacity of the large Weber. Looked like a 10 inch, 11 gage (or thinner) tubing with an expanded metal grate welded in about 6 inches up from the bottom. Thought at the time a little propane burner would really trick it out. Big capacity, but kind of heavy.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I checked their website, all that's coming up is the weber and a smaller, cheaper looking model. I see you have a 26" weber. What do you use for a starter?
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I have a gasser with a side burner. About all I use it for anymore.
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I agree the one at academy is huge. It might not be on their website, but it has been in every one of their stores that I have been in lately.
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I just use the big Weber chimney, Cowboy lump or Kingsford (or a mix and usuall a few small (2"x2"x6") kiln dried hickory splits from the wood stash from my bigger smoker. The Weber works fine but I've been keeping my eyes open for a larger one.
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Thanks for the suggestion. I checked their website, all that's coming up is the weber and a smaller, cheaper looking model. I see you have a 26" weber. What do you use for a starter?
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You can win a chimney in the "it could be yours #5" thread.
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I use two of them at times.
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You can win a chimney in the "it could be yours #5" thread.
I checked out the pimp chimney website. It looks very well built, they don't give the dimensions, though . I'd want to hear some rewiews before pluncking down $125 for a starter chimney.
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Just get yourself a weed burner and light them directly in the grill if you're grilling. I only use the chimney when I'm smoking and only need to light a few
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What he said............WEEDBURNER!!

Kills weeds too...............
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What they said ^^^^^
Haven't used a chimney in over a year.
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Good call. Would this work,
http://www.lowes.com/pd_246067-717-9...3110&Ntt=torch

or do you mean the type or torch used for melting down a rubber roof?
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I got mine from harbor freight for 20 bucks.
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Here's a link

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane-torch-91033.html

They also have one with an ignition
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