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Old 08-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Grillman40 View Post
Your problem may be getting that monsta up to temp in the first place. I have tried in the lang and just gave up and now I just start blasting right from the start.

Which in turn leads me to the never ending refuel every hour....

But if you figure it out...please share
Mine seems to come up to temp quick. I have been using the propane log lighter to light about a half of a bag of rancher. I flame it until the charcoal is about half grayed over and turn the propane off. I'm not sure if the flames from the propane are kind of preheating the chamber or what. It usually takes about 5-10 minutes with the log lighter going to get the charcoal going. Another 5-10 minutes and the chamber is at 225* or so. The half a bag of charcoal only last about 2 hours until I need to start feeding the pig which is about every 30 minutes to an hour.

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