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Old 07-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 09:49 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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Old 07-05-2013, 09:59 AM   #3
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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I have a gasser with a side burner. About all I use it for anymore.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:23 AM   #5
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 10:24 AM   #6
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 10:25 AM   #7
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You can win a chimney in the "it could be yours #5" thread.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:43 AM   #8
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I use two of them at times.
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:13 AM   #9
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #11
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What he said............WEEDBURNER!!

Kills weeds too...............
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:04 PM   #12
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What they said ^^^^^
Haven't used a chimney in over a year.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:23 PM   #13
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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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Old 07-05-2013, 01:28 PM   #14
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I got mine from harbor freight for 20 bucks.
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #15
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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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